Majestic Alaska 2014

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Mount McKinley in Alaska, USASeward Boat Harbor in Alaska, USA
Mount McKinley in Alaska, USA
Seward Boat Harbor in Alaska, USA
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Experience the pristine wilderness, dramatic glaciers and enchanting communities that make up this majestic Alaskan tour. From the abundant wildlife at the Kenai Fjords National Park, you'll get the chance to meet champion Iditarod dogs, visit indigenous villages and explore Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Discover the scenic beauty and delightful towns of this magnificent destination on this tour of a lifetime.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE FAIRBANKS (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Fairbanks! Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Rivers Edge Resort (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    FAIRBANKS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan Birch Bowls, a Local Speciality. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a re-created Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Visit the kennel owned by the late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and hear a Local Expert recount tales about life as a senior handler on the trail. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own. Tonight, enjoy a Salmon Bake Highlight Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 3

    FAIRBANKS – DENALI NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)

    Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snow-capped Mount McKinley—at 20,320 feet (6,194 metres), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and delve into Denali's lively history at a Highlight Dinner and show at the Denali Dinner Theater.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel (F)

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  • Day 4

    DENALI NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or a guided hike this morning before immersing yourself in the untouched wilderness of Denali as your guide helps you spot local wildlife such as moose, bear and caribou.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

  • Day 5

    DENALI – ALASKA RAILROAD – ANCHORAGE (2 NIGHTS)

    Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat or visit the deluxe dome railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. Arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Quality Suites Anchorage (MF)

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  • Day 6

    ANCHORAGE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Explore Anchorage's historic downtown district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a Local Speciality, an introduction to the semicircular ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 7

    ANCHORAGE – KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK – SEWARD

    Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while enjoying the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to your travelling companions who are sailing off on the Holland America Line.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: BW Edgewater Hotel (MF)

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  • Day 8

    SEWARD – DEPART ANCHORAGE

    Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the Quality Suites in Anchorage for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality See Birch Bowls being made in Fairbanks.
  • Local Speciality Learn about ulu knifes in Anchorage.
  • Local Expert Meet champion Iditarod dogs and learn about life on the trail from a senior handler in Fairbanks.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • FairbanksTake a paddlewheel boat down the Tanana and Chena Rivers; visit an Athabascan village and meet native Alaskans.
  • Denali National ParkSpend two relaxing nights in one of Alaska's most popular destinations; journey on a wilderness excursion; enjoy the Denali Dinner Theater.
  • Alaska RailroadRide the rails through Alaska's pristine wilderness.
  • AnchorageExplore Alaska's largest city; learn about Alaska's first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center; visit an Alaska wildlife rehabilitation centre.
  • Kenai Fjords National ParkCruise this National Park filled with dramatic glaciers and abundant wildlife.
  • SewardDiscover one of Alaska's oldest and most delightful towns; travel the scenic Seward Highway, a designated All-American Road.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches:
    • 1 box lunch
    • 1 plated lunch
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Fairbanks
    • Salmon Bake Highlight Dinner with wine in Fairbanks
    • Highlight Dinner and show with wine in Denali National Park
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Anchorage

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation
  • Train journey aboard the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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