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Spectacular Alaska

Price per person
from £3,492

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Key inclusions

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

  • Alaska

  • Comfortable pace

  • Globus escorted tours

When you think of a spectacular Alaska holiday, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight!

Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a holiday to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.

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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

A fantastic experience with great Tour Rep, Todd Dietsch, and...

15th June 2018
Mr David Braithwaite

A fantastic experience with great Tour Rep, Todd Dietsch, and driver Jim Ryan. As well as the wonderful places we visited, the wildlife we saw the experience was enhanced by the rep and driver. First time using Archers ( holiday actually provided by Globus) but definitely use again if they have itinerary we want.

Overview

When you think of a spectacular Alaska holiday, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight!

Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a holiday to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Anchorage! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Anchorage–Valdez

Day
2

Meet your fellow travelling companions at this morning’s welcome orientation. Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, where cabbages can grow to an amazing 70 pounds in the 24-hour daylight. Venture up over Tahneta Pass for wonderful 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 Alaska.” Before dinner tonight, enjoy a special PRESENTATION by a local fishing expert. Learn more about the Alaska fishing industry, the equipment used, and the daily lives of these fishermen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Valdez. Cruise on Prince William Sound

Day
3

Board your boat for a CRUISE on Prince William Sound and along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, keeping a watchful eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales! Before returning to Valdez, 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 great scenery all the way as you travel 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, the state’s second-largest city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fairbanks

Day
5

Visit GOLD DREDGE #8 and ride the narrow-gauge railroad. Then, try your luck as you pan for gold. Later today, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! This evening, enjoy a special Alaska SALMON BAKE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fairbanks–Alaska Railroad

Day
6

Denali National Park. Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today’s ride ends at DENALI NATIONAL PARK, where North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center followed by an exclusive PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Denali National Park

Day
7

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other 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 in Kenai Fjords National Park

Day
9

Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a 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

Day
10

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

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 amazing comfort of this hotel is shown through the rooms as the beds and reclining chairs look over the mountain views and beyond. This hotel also 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

The city's newest hotel is situated near the airport within 1 mile (2 km) of Valdez Museum and Alaska Pipeline Media Tour and Exhibit. The outdoors may be wild, but inside you’ll find comfort in the cosy décor. All 50 rooms offer free WiFi plus coffee/tea makers and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

  • Location

    144 East Egan Dr, Valdez, AK 99686, USA

  • Facilities

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Bar/lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Barbecue grill

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

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