Spectacular Alaska

Price per person
from £3,970

Price based on
London Heathrow
9th Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 11 days

  • Alaska

  • Comfortable pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Discover the serenity and beauty of Alaska on an 10-night tour of America's 'Land of the Midnight Sun'. Explore the three-mile face of Columbia Glacier and spot sea otters, birds and whales. Pan for gold and seek out grizzly bears, caribou and moose in Denali National Park. Meet Alaskan Native people and learn about the dog sledding and mushing traditions that are still crucial in this incredible landscape.

At a glance


  • Anchorage City sightseeing, which includes visits to Matanuska Valley, Tahneta Pass and Bridal Veil Falls.
  • Valdez Cruise in Prince William Sound to spot seals, sea otters, birds and whales.
  • Delta Junction Visit to living history homestead with museum, roadhouse and farm.
  • Fairbanks Visit to Gold Dredge 8 mine and railroad, with opportunity to pan for gold, plus visit to Chena Indian village.
  • Denali National Park Optional helicopter rides across the park and wildlife excursion into the forest.
  • Kanai Fjords National Park Sightseeing cruise to spot orcas, humpback whales and sea otters.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Discover the serenity and beauty of Alaska on an 10 night tour of America's 'Land of the Midnight Sun'.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Your tour starts today.

Anchorage - Valdez

Day
2

Meet your fellow travelling companions at this morning's Welcome Orientation. Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, there cabbages can grow to an amazing 70lbs in the 24 hour daylight. Continue over Tahneta Pass for amazing vistas of Matanuska and Worthington Glaciers. Stop at Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the seaside port of Valdez often referred to as the 'Switzerland of the Alaska'.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Valdez - Cruise on Prince William Sound

Day
3

This morning, board a sightseeing cruise on Prince William Sound and along the 3 mile face of Columbia Glacier. Keep a keen eye out for wildlife including seals, sea otters, birds and even whales. Later, return to Valdez and see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, where supertankers are loaded with crude oil from Prudhoe Bay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Valdez - Delta Junction - Fairbanks

Day
4

Enjoy some jaw dropping scenery all the way along Richardson Highway. Stop at Delta Junction, a living history homestead with a museum, original roadhouse and farm animals. Then, head west on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, Alaska's second biggest city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fairbanks

Day
5

Today, visit Gold Dredge 8 and ride the narrow gauge railroad. Then there is the opportunity to pan for Gold. Later, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athasbascan Native culture. There will be the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training and the big sled race held annually over 1,049 miles across Alaska. This evening enjoy a special Alaska salmon bake.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fairbanks - Alaska Railroad - Denali National Park

Day
6

This morning, board the world famous Alaska Railroad for a journey through untamed wilderness. The end of the line is Denali National Park, where North America's highest peak Mount Denali (formerly Mount Mckinley) 20,320 ft majestically dominates the park's 6 million acres. The afternoon is free to enjoy the scenery and the park's trails. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Sceince and Learning Centre followed by an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Denali National Park

Day
7

The morning is free so why not join an optional excursion that includes a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Later, dress comfortably for a Wilderness Expedition into Denali National Park to see out grizzly bear, caribou, moose and other local wildlife.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Denali National Park - Big Lake - Anchorage

Day
8

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park as you head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at Happy Trails Kennels, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his dogs. Meet an Iditarod competitor and learn how they race and care for their dogs. You will also see a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! This evening, your tour director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special presentation by an Alaskan bush pilot.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Anchorage - Cruise Kenai Fjords National Park

Day
9

Witness one of the world's most scenic drives following the shores of Turnagain Arm. Arrive Seward and board a sightseeing cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters and more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Anchorage - UK

Day
10

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
11

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Anchorage - Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

The amzing comfort of this hotel is shown through the rooms as the besds and reclining  chairs look over the mountain views and behond. This hotel aslo offers free wifi so you can still stay in contact with family and friends.

  • Location

    401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

Valdez - Mountain Sky Hotel

These stunning rooms are decorated in warm tones which makes the hotel feel welcoming. The hotel also features free Wi-Fi and all the TVs have premium channels meaning you can relax from your busy day.

  • Location

    100 Meals Ave, Valdez, AK 99686, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Fairbanks - Wedgewood Resort

Wedgewood Resort is an ideal location to experience the natural beauty of Fairbanks. Spread out in an expansive residential-style one or two bedroom suite with fully-equipped kitchen or relax in a spacious guest room at Bear Lodge.

  • Location

    212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • WiFi available
    • Fitness Centre

Denali - Denali Park Village

This hotel sits right on the banks of the Nenana River which means that you don't have to look at your TV screens in your hotel room you can look straight out on to the beautiful river. The furniture in the room is built from all the local wood that you see outside your window.

  • Location

    Mile 237 George Parks Highway, McKinley Park, 99755, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • WiFi available

Vancouver -The Fairmont Waterfront

This hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows which brings light into the hotel making it welcoming. Having floor to ceiling windows provide scenic views you won't want to leave your rooms.

  • Location

    900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

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