14 Days | Alaska by Land & Sea

Main destination Alaska · About Escorted or Guided Tour

14 Days | Alaska by Land & Sea

Main destination Alaska · About Escorted or Guided Tour
Photo credit: Kumweni

Join a group of TourMagination travellers for a delightful cruise from Fairbanks, Alaska through the Inside Passage to Vancouver, British Colombia. This tour includes three days in Denali National Park—home to a variety of northern wildlife and of course Denali itself (also known as Mt McKinley). See spectacular wilderness vistas as you travel on glass-domed rail cars with open-air observation platforms on the way to your ship. On a 7-day cruise, enjoy shore excursions in historic Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Vancouver. As you sail through Glacier Bay National Park, see unique northern wildlife on land and in the water, calving glaciers, and majestic mountains.

Alaska by Land & Sea, June 14-27, 2020

Tour Fare:

Double occupancy, per person:
ID/IF   $3,331 USD / $4,542 CAD
BD/BF   $4,531 USD / $6,178 CAD
DC/DE   $4,676 USD / $6,376 CAD
MC/MF   $4,831 USD / $6,587 CAD

Single occupancy:
ID/IF   $5,590 USD / $7,622 CAD
BD/BF   $7,990 USD / $10,895 CAD
DC/DE   $8,280 USD / $11,290 CAD
MC/MF   $8,590 USD / $11,713 CAD
Important note: Costs could increase if you sign up less than 90 days before a tour begins

Stateroom category details:

ID/IF
Interior Stateroom (no window, no balcony)
Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
Upper, middle, or lower decks; forward or aft

BD/BF
Balcony stateroom (private balcony with sliding glass doors)
Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
Upper, middle, or lower decks; forward or aft

DC/DF
Balcony stateroom (private balcony with sliding glass doors)
Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
Upper or lower decks; forward or aft

MC/MF
Mini-Suite stateroom (private balcony with sliding glass doors)
Approx. 323 sq. ft., including balcony
Upper decks, forward or midship

Fare includes

  • All accommodations
  • All meals while on ship voyage
  • All ground transportation throughout listed itinerary (coach, train, ship)
  • On-board entertainment and activities
  • Fully escorted group tour

Fare excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals on land portion of the tour
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Port fee and taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Drinks
  • Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) and cancellation/interruption insurance

Insurance
Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) insurance and cancellation/interruption insurance are not mandatory but are highly recommended.

Payments
Payment in Canadian currency is accepted, using the currency conversion rate posted on the day of payment. Contact the TourMagination office. All rates shown are in effect at time of printing (June 2019). Although every effort is made to maintain the prices as established, TourMagination does reserve the right to adjust prices on this tour should it become necessary. The published price is guaranteed when paid in full. We accept check/cheque payments, and credit card payments. Please note that payments made using credit cards will be charged a 3% fee.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, June 14: Departure City to Fairbanks, Alaska

Your adventure begins in Fairbanks, the largest city in the interior region of Alaska and a great introduction to the heart of this unique state. A representative from the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge will meet you at the airport and take you back to the hotel to rendezvous with your tour leader and fellow voyagers.

Day 2: Monday, June 15: Fairbanks, Alaska

Enjoy a full day in Fairbanks to revel in the unique culture and history of the region. Take a cruise on an authentic sternwheeler riverboat down the crystal-clear Chena River. Then climb aboard the Gold Dredge 8—also known as the “floating workhorse”—where you’ll have the unique opportunity to pan for your own gold! Feast upon a hearty miner’s lunch and then spend a free afternoon exploring the charm of Fairbanks.

Day 3: Tuesday, June 16: Denali National Park


Our tour will continue with a motor coach trip to Denali National Park—a popular attraction in Alaska. Which of the 39 species of mammals or 169 species of birds will we see in this six-million-acre wilderness park? Moose? Caribou? Or perhaps a hoary marmot or tundra swan? Following our excursion to the National Park, unwind at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge—an elegant lodge with unmatchable views of the park.

Day 4: Wednesday, June 17: Denali National Park

A knowledgeable park guide will take us on a natural history tour this morning. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore on your own. Choose from various park activities like hiking or rafting, or just relax at the lodge.

Day 5: Thursday, June 18: Mt. McKinley (Talkeetna)

Thursday, June 18: Mt. McKinley (Talkeetna)
Relax on a motor coach ride to the south side of the park and settle in at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy stunning views from the lodge’s Great Room, sprawling deck or elegant restaurant.

Day 6: Friday, June 19: Mt. McKinley (Talkeetna)

Enjoy Mt. McKinley for a full day. View the attractions around the lodge, take part in some optional activities, or walk some of the many nature trails.

Day 7: Saturday, June 20: Mt. McKinley to Whittier

This morning we’ll travel to the small, historic town of Talkeetna. Then, climb aboard the Direct-to-Wilderness Rail that will take you to your waiting ship. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the ship’s amenities and activities such as live performances, music and dance lessons, restaurants with local foods, and special programs and spaces for kids and teens. Or opt for one of the many shore excursions at an additional fee. Excursions include a glacier cruise and drive, and a trip to the Turnagain Arm Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Day 8: Sunday, June 21: Scenic Cruising: Hubbard Glacier

Sunday, June 21: Scenic Cruising: Hubbard Glacier
Get a front row seat to view the 76 mile-long, 1200-foot deep enchanting blue-hued Hubbard Glacier—the largest tidewater glacier in North America. The shores surrounding the iconic glacier are also celebrated for their northern wildlife—otters, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer.

Day 9: Monday, June 22: Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park

Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to some of Alaska’s unique, abundant wildlife. Throughout the day, welcome park rangers to the ship as they share their knowledge and experiences, as well as host a Junior Ranger program for kids.

Day 10: Tuesday, June 23: Port of Call: Skagway

Tuesday, June 23: Port of Call: Skagway
Today, we will visit the small town of Skagway, a place with a rich history. The once bustling mining town was filled with hotels, dance halls and gambling halls. It has since shrunk to less than a thousand residents as much of the population left in search of new opportunities when the gold yield declined sharply. Spend your day relaxing on the ship or participate in a shore excursion for an additional fee. Exciting off-ship excursions include a guided tour of the Klondike Summit, a city tour, a gold panning experience, a ride on the White Pass Scenic Railway, a sled dog experience, and many more.

Day 11: Wednesday, June 24: Port of Call: Juneau

Wednesday, June 24: Port of Call: Juneau
Welcome to Juneau, Alaska, where one of the most significant gold discoveries ever took place. The capital of Alaska is home to 30,000 people and, like much of Alaska, is well known for its beautiful views of glaciers and mountains. Stay aboard the ship or go on a whale watching excursion, a wildlife viewing expedition, a sea kayaking experience, or a Native canoe adventure.

Day 12: Thursday, June 25: Port of Call: Ketchikan

Thursday, June 25: Port of Call: Ketchikan
Considered Alaska’s First City, Ketchikan was known for its fishing and timber industries, when so many other towns were focused on gold. With a rich First People’s (Native) heritage, Ketchikan has the world’s oldest collection of totem poles and an abundance of salmon. Today’s on-shore excursions include a lighthouse, totems, and eagles excursion, a coastal wildlife cruise, a misty fjords cruise, and a bear country expedition.

Day 13: Friday, June 26: At Sea

Spend a full day onboard the ship—talking to other tour members, taking photos of the scenic views, lounging at one of the cafes, or taking part in an activity.

Day 14: Saturday, June 27: Port of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia

Disembark in Vancouver—Canada’s third-largest city, with its vibrant Chinatown, thousand-acre Stanley Park, charming Granville Island, and fashionable Robson Street complete with boutiques and fine dining. Some on-shore excursions include a Stanley Park visit, city highlights drive, a Capilano Canyon walk, and a Vancouver brewery tour. This evening fly home enriched with experiences from your Alaskan adventure.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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