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Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon

Price per person
from £3,695

Price based on
London Heathrow
3rd Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • USA

  • Globus escorted tours

Discover the unique beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory during this invigorating holiday. In Alaska, ride the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, with its impressive mountains, breathtaking scenery, and amazing wildlife. During your guided wilderness tour, you’ll have an opportunity to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Also enjoy the magnificent scenery in Valdez, the "Switzerland of Alaska," during your cruise on Prince William Sound. Get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks.

On this Alaska and Yukon tour, you’ll also experience some of the most majestic scenery in Canada combined with fascinating history. You’ll visit towns important during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon—Whitehorse and Dawson City. In Dawson City, step back in time at the site where the first gold strike was made, and learn how gold changed this land forever. Enjoy entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, complete with can-can dancers, ragtime music, and an old-fashioned casino.

This is just a sampling of the wonderful scenery and many sights that await you on this marvellous Alaska and Yukon Territory tour. Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your holiday unique. For example, you'll hear an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist and in Whitehorse, you'll visit the premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, to meet the Huskies and their trainers. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this spectacular holiday!

At a glance

Wasilla Visit Iditarod Headquarters

Talkeetna–Denali Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service

Denali National Park Dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center and an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour, lunch and tasting at the 49th State Brewery

Fairbanks Sightseeing; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline

Dawson City Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Claim #1, and the Robert Service Interpretive Center

Whitehorse Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner

Valdez Visit the Valdez Museum; cruise on Prince William Sound

Anchorage Farewell dinner

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • 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

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28th June 2018
Mr John Jarvis

Overview

Discover the unique beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory during this invigorating holiday. In Alaska, ride the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, with its impressive mountains, breathtaking scenery, and amazing wildlife. During your guided wilderness tour, you’ll have an opportunity to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Also enjoy the magnificent scenery in Valdez, the "Switzerland of Alaska," during your cruise on Prince William Sound. Get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks.

On this Alaska and Yukon tour, you’ll also experience some of the most majestic scenery in Canada combined with fascinating history. You’ll visit towns important during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon—Whitehorse and Dawson City. In Dawson City, step back in time at the site where the first gold strike was made, and learn how gold changed this land forever. Enjoy entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, complete with can-can dancers, ragtime music, and an old-fashioned casino.

This is just a sampling of the wonderful scenery and many sights that await you on this marvellous Alaska and Yukon Territory tour. Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your holiday unique. For example, you'll hear an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist and in Whitehorse, you'll visit the premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, to meet the Huskies and their trainers. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this spectacular holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

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

Anchorage – Wasilla – Talkeetina – Alaska Railroad – Denali National Park

Day
2

Travelling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the IDITAROD HEADQUARTERS, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic ALASKA RAILROAD for a scenic trip to DENALI NATIONAL PARK (see page 43 for information about your train). 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
3

Today, a guided WILDERNESS TOUR takes you into 6-million-acre Denali National Park to explore the majestic wilderness and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife! Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Denali National Park - Fairbanks

Day
4

This morning, spend a little more time marvelling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the 49th STATE BREWERY, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local specialties. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fairbanks

Day
5

This morning, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a CRUISE on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, visit the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA–FAIRBANKS MUSEUM during your Fairbanks city tour, and also stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Fairbanks - Dawson City

Day
6

Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter Canada’s Yukon Territory. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dawson City

Day
7

Today, step back in time at the site of CLAIM #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the ROBERT SERVICE INTERPRETIVE CENTER and learn about the “Bard of the Yukon” and the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dawson City - Whitehorse

Day
8

Today, trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whitehorse

Day
9

A city tour stops at the YUKON BERINGIA INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, where you can meet the giant Ice Age mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See the SS KLONDIKE RIVERBOAT and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, MUKTUK ADVENTURES, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Here, learn about the training and care of Alaskan Huskies, as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Whitehorse - Tok

Day
10

Return to Alaska, travelling along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tok - Valdez

Day
11

Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”—Valdez. Visit the unique VALDEZ MUSEUM late this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Valdez - Whittier - Anchorage

Day
12

Board a BOAT today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Anchorage

Day
13

The tour ends this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

For guests extending their holiday with an Alaska cruise, transfer to the pier to embark on your cruise ship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Seward (Embarkation)

Transfer to the pier to embark your Holland America cruise ship.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Cruising: Gulf of Alaska

A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Haines

Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Juneau

Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ketchikan

This self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning after breakfast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

This holiday visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.

Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

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

Anchorage - Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

The hotel is located in the heart of Anchorage and just moments from Anchorage's best restaurants, museums and attractions. The hotel has a fitness centre, hot tub, business centre, concierge service, gift shop, lounge, and 24-hour room service.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Denali - Denali Park Village

Approximately seven miles south of Denali National Park & Preserve sits the Denali Park Village Lodge. Positioned along the banks of the Nenana River, and spread over 20 acres, the lodge offers hiking trails throughout the facility from lighter trails to the more rugged. You'll be close to the action of Denali, yet enjoy the evening solitude as you relax to the sound of the river sweeping by. The new Summit Lodge is eco-friendly and features a high-timber lodge look and feel and is home to the Gold Rush Dining Room, Lucky Miss Saloon, Quigley's Coffee Station, Summit Gift Shop and 24-hour concierge desk.

  • Location

    240 George Parks Hwy Denali National Park, AK USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Fairbanks - Wedgewood Hotel

The Resort is located on a peaceful wooded environment adjoining a wildlife preserve, just minutes from downtown Fairbanks and near shopping, dining, attractions, and the University of Alaska. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, guest laundry, business centre, internet access, on-site auto museum, and nature trails.

  • Location

    212 Wedgewood Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Iron/ironing board

Dawson City - Eldorado Hotel

Eldorado has a charming history blended with modern updates and blessed with a beautiful location overlooking the river. A short distance from the city centre, the Eldorado allows you to relax and take in the quiet scenery of the wild Yukon Territory. You can also enjoy nearby activities like golfing, bicycling, fishing, or an outdoor pool during the summer months.

  • Location

    Box 338, 902 Third Ave, Dawson, YT Y0B 1G0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room

Whitehorse - Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Newly renovated and ideally placed in the heart of Whitehorse, the Best Western Gold Rush Inn provides comfortable accommodations and excellent service. With easy access to shopping, outdoor adventures, beautiful trails and scenery, and one of the "best bars across Canada", it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rustic and one-of-a-kind beauty of the Yukon Territory.

  • Location

    411 Main St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B6, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Tok - Young's Motel

Young's Motel offers some of the most comfortable accommodation in Tok, and certainly offers the best food. Fast Eddy's is famous for its American fare - hamburgers, pizza, and steak. With clean and welcoming amenities, it's simple and perfect for your stay in Tok.

  • Location

    1313 Alaska Highway, Tok, AK 99780, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room

Valdez - Valdez Hotel

Mountain Sky Hotel offers a complete range of amenities, attentive staff, and comfortable and spacious guestrooms, just a short walk from harbor in the heart of Valdez.

  • Location

    100 Meals Avenue, Valdez, AK, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool