"Alaska is one of the most impressive places on earth and it’s always a pleasure to watch our guests discover our incredible glaciers, fjords, mountains and people, gaining a deeper appreciation for our beautiful planet."
Cruise Prince William Sound Glacier
You won’t want to blink when we take you on a glacier and wildlife cruise around Prince William Sound. The towering ice cliffs of the Columbia Glaciers have carved giant blue icebergs into the bay, and you’ll have the chance to spot seals, otters, porpoises and sea lions as you sail around the glaciers.
Admire Alaska’s majestic highways
Home to some of the world’s most scenic highways, we’ll take you on an unforgettable drive when we travel Alaska. Catch sight of Mount Denali on the Denali Highway, see the snowy summits of the Alaska Range on the Richardson Highway, and journey into the clouds along the Top of the World Highway.
Take an iconic train journey through Alaska's wilderness
One of the best ways to discover Alaska is by train and our Alaska tours will take you winding through the wilderness on an iconic train journey aboard the Alaska Railroad. Relax in a deluxe dome railcar and keep your eyes peeled as you journey through the stunning valley landscapes.
Visit Denali National Park
Of all the things to do in Alaska, Denali National Park is one of the most memorable. This untamed wilderness is full of pinch-me moments, like hiking through remote landscapes, rafting the wild waters of the Nenana, discovering rare subarctic wildlife, and learning about the Alaskan natives who once lived in the park.
Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage
As the biggest city in Alaska, Anchorage is the perfect launch pad to your adventure through the state. But first, we’ll take you on an Anchorage tour to discover this buzzing city and learn more about Alaska’s native cultures. Be sure to check out all the city’s fantastic parks, markets and museums.
Our top 5 things to do in Alaska
From exploring the fjords and glaciers of the national parks, to driving the scenic highways, you’ll get to see the best of Alaska with our Alaska cruises and tours.
Wrangell St Elias Visitor Centre
We’ll make a stop at the fantastic visitor centre for Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the USA. Established in 1980, the park is part of a massive World Heritage Site and the visitor centre is full of fascinating information on local history, maps, hiking trails, and local plants and animals.
We’ll dive into the unique heritage of Valdez with a visit to the Valdez Museum, where you'll discover the city’s role in the salmon canning, fur trading and mining eras. Some of the top sights are the saltwater aquariums with the marine life of Port Valdez, a restored 1907 Ahrens ‘Continental’ steam fire engine, and a turn-of-the-century saloon bar.
Alaska Native Heritage Centre
The Alaska Native Heritage Centre is one of the best Anchorage museums, and we’ll take you there to get a deeper insight into Alaska’s native cultures and traditions. You can learn native dances, observe the making of traditional arts, and tour full-size replicas of Alaska native buildings, all while surrounded by peaceful wilderness.
Best museums in Alaska
Our Alaska holidays show you the vibrant history and culture of the state through the best Alaska museums, from native cultural storytelling to tales of the Klondike Gold Rush.
If you’re looking for Alaskan street food, it doesn’t get much better than reindeer dogs. They’re like hot dogs, but made with reindeer sausage, and we’ll show you where to find them on street corners all over the cities. Add on your favourite toppings like onions, mustard and ketchup and you’ve got the perfect snack.
Black cod and salmon
Fish takes a starring role in Alaskan cuisine and we can see why, as you can often get it caught fresh just a few metres from your dinner plate. The most popular fish is salmon and you can try it baked, grilled, broiled or smoked, while black cod is another favourite, especially when it's marinated and grilled to perfection.
Akutaq (also known as Eskimo Ice Cream)
Akutaq is not your usual ice cream. This Native Alaskan dish was traditionally made with the whipped fat from hunted animals like seals, bears and reindeer, mixed with snow and wild berries, but more recent versions make it with vegetable shortening and berries. We’ll show you where to find this tasty dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Best food in Alaska
From the famously fresh fish pulled from the water, to the Alaska-style hot dogs and ice cream, there is no shortage of tasty Alaskan foods to try.
What to pack for Alaska
Even if you travel Alaska during the warmer months from May to September, you’ll still encounter temperatures anywhere from below freezing to around mid 20°C (mid-70s F), so bring a coat to stay warm.
Alaska is packed with spectacular parks and hiking trails. Pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes to see all the sights, from the Denali mountains to the Dawson gold mines.
Reusable water bottle
Help keep Alaska beautiful by using a reusable water bottle to avoid adding to waste with disposable plastic bottles. Remember to leave no trace when you visit the pristine national parks.
With some of the world’s most phenomenal landscapes, you can’t visit Alaska without bringing a camera to capture all the beauty. Bring a few extra SD cards too so you never run out of space.