Majestic Alaska - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from $3275 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Aug 2015.
"Most amazing holiday I ever had"
Bianca , Jul 2014

A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.

It's Insider moments like… seeing Alaskan traditions in action, from authentic birch bowls being carved in a Fairbanks workshop to Ulu knives being crafted in a factory in Anchorage, where you learn the manufacturing process and hear how this carved tool was developed by the Inuits for their use in the wilds. It's also spending time with locals, like the expert we introduce you to in Fairbanks; looking after the sled dogs at the kennels of the late Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher, they share stories and insights about the tradition.

Trip type:
Discoveries
Trip code:
DSMA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 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

  • 2.

    FAIRBANKS SIGHTSEEING AND 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 recreated 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 Regional Meal.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Regional Meal

  • 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 Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Regional Meal

    Hotel

    Denali Bluffs

  • 4.

    DENALI NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or a guided hike this morning before immersing yourself in the untouched wilderness of Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour as your guide helps you spot local wildlife such as moose, bear and caribou. A snack lunch is included on your tour.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast,Lunch

  • 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 in your Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Quality Suites Anchorage

  • 6.

    ANCHORAGE SIGHTSEEING AND 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

  • 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

  • 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 6pm.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Expert

    Meet champion Iditarod dogs and learn about life on the trail from a senior handler in Fairbanks.
  • Local Speciality

    See birch bowls being made in Fairbanks.
    Learn about ulu knives in Anchorage.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cruise down the river in a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks, and over to majestic Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Iconic train journey through Alaska's wildnerness aboard the Alaska Railroad.
  • Visit Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and Seward.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners

    (2 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner).
  • 2 lunches

    (including 1 box and 1 plated lunch).
  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation for land-only guests and 13 nights for land and cruise guests
  • 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

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Denali National Park

  • Husky Homestead

    Adult Price: $59.00 Visit with an Iditarod Champion! Step back from the crowds and join an intimate group for a personal tour of the homestead kennel of two-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King. Meet champion sled dogs, visit with puppies and see summer training in action. Two and a half-hour narrated kennel tour.
  • Rafting the Nenana River

    Adult Price: $92.00 Each trip is approximately three hours with a total of two hours on the water. The scenic Wilderness Run is perfect for the family and travels 13 miles through the Alaska wilderness. Perfect for the beginning rafter! The Canyon Run is an exciting whitewater adventure with Class III and IV rapids. This is one ride where you might get wet!
  • Denali Helicopter Excursion

    Adult Price: $375.00 Enjoy a 35-minute helicopter thrill as you soar high above the land and view wildlife, alpine glaciers, the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley from afar. (Operation of this activity is subject to weather conditions).
  • Denali Glacier Expedition

    Adult Price: $525.00 Enjoy a helicopter expedition as you soar high above the land and view wildlife, alpine glaciers, the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley from afar. Your journey includes a chance to land and explore one of the park’s pristine glaciers. This tour is highly recommended for “once in a lifetime” adventurers. (Operation of this activity is subject to weather conditions). Duration: 50 min flight time and approximately 15-20 minutes on the glacier.
  • Heli Hiking Adventure

    Adult Price: $560.00 Enjoy a unique adventure as you soar above the land and view wildlife, alpine glaciers, the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley from the comfort of your helicopter, followed by a scenic hike. This tour is highly recommended for “once in a lifetime” adventurers. Due to the length of the hike, guests should consider their own health and mobile abilities before booking this optional. (Operation of this activity is subject to weather conditions). Duration: 15 minute flight with a 3 hour hike.
  • Fixed Wing Sightseeing

    Adult Price: $400.00 Enjoy a 60-70 minute flightseeing journey in a fixed wing aircraft following the Alaska Range to about one mile from Mt. McKinley (Operation of this activity is subject to weather conditions).
  • Fly Fishing

    Adult Price: $175.00 Experienced or beginner; you will fish for a full half day for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range. The catch and release fly fishing package offers half day opportunities with no experience necessary. This personalized and fully outfitted trip includes gear, guide, equipment, and transportation. Fishing License additional cost.

Anchorage

  • Float Plane Sightseeing

    Adult Price: $263.00 Soar over towering Knik Glacier for a full 90 minutes! At 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, Knik Glacier is one of Southcentral Alaska’s biggest and most spectacular glaciers!

Fairbanks

  • Arctic Circle Air Adventure

    Adult Price: $454.00 Fly above the Arctic! This thrilling tour allows you to experience the Brooks Range, cross the Arctic Circle and fly the wildnerness airways of Alaska’s Arctic. This fully narrated adventure also includes a visit to the community of Wiseman, views of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and mighty Yukon River. This experience is fully narrated. Transporation included.
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