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Majestic Alaska with Glacier Discovery Cruise Inside Stateroom

14 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

See and taste the best of Alaska on this Discoveries trip, enjoying the scenic beauty and delightful towns of the area.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

Bianca

About this trip

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.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… hiking in Denali National Park with its wild rivers and breathing in the fresh air, fragrant with wild flowers. Take in the secluded region with the glorious Mount Denali just on the horizon and view the magical valleys, with their moose, caribou, and grizzly bears among local wildlife.


Trip type: Discoveries i

Trip code: DSMI

13 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

  • 1 lunch.

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Majestic Alaska with Glacier Discovery Cruise Inside Stateroom

Your 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 Cultural Insight. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own before 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 vistas of snowcapped Mount Denali-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 enjoy a Local Specialist presentation about the uniqueness of the Subarctic flora and fauna before delving into Denali's lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal
Hotel
Denali Park Village

4. Denali National Park Free Time

In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Finally, in 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali National Monument were incorporated to establish Denali National Park and Preserve. Today is yours to completely explore the park as you wish-perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Mt. Denali by Helicopter Glacier Expedition

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.

Adult Price: US$525.00

Mt. Denali by Helicopter Excursion

Get an up close view of Mt. Denali, the Great One! Enjoy a helicopter thrill as you soar high above the land and view wildlife, alpine glaciers, the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley from afar. This tour is highly recommendable for our "once in a lifetime" adventurers (weather dependent). Approx. flight duration: 35 minutes.

Adult Price: US$375.00

Fixed Wing Flightseeing in Denali

Travel like the Bush pilots of Alaska! Enjoy a 60-70 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range out to about one mile from Mt. Denali (weather dependent). Approx tour length: 1.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$405.00

Fly Fish Denali

Fly Fish in Alaska! 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 is an additional cost.

Adult Price: US$175.00

Mt. Denali Heli Hiking Adventure

Get an up close view of Mt. Denali, the Great One! 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.

Adult Price: US$560.00

Husky Homestead

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.

Adult Price: US$59.00

Rafting the Nenana River

Enjoy a scenic trip or wile canyon run on the Nenana River! 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! Approx. duration: 3 hours.

Adult Price: US$92.00

Tundra Wilderness Tour

A trip inside Denali National Park! The number one reason for visiting Denali! Go deep into Denali National Park and search for moose, bear, wolves, caribou, and Dall sheep amongst a spectacular backdrop of valleys and mountains. This tour is led by experienced driver guides, who provide narrative on the many critters that call Denali home. With tales of Mt. Denali and breathtaking photographic opportunities, this is one tour not to miss. Includes a small box snack and beverage.

Adult Price: US$165.00

Denali Wilderness Hiking

Go for a hike! Take an interpretive, guided walk in the Denali area with a naturalist guide who will point out the landmarks and talk about the amazing geology and glacial history of this part of the world. Walk through boreal forests and discover how plants and animals have adapted to the extreme sub-arctic environment. Walk in the footsteps of animals, and gain a new appreciation for this far north landscape.

Adult Price: US$110.00

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 the 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
Hilton 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 Cultural Insight, 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

Optional Experiences

Float Plane Flightseeing

Fly over a Glacier! Take a Knik Glacier tour and experience a glacier and wildlife adventure. 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. Approx. tour length: 1.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$263.00

7. Anchorage – Kenai Fjords National Park – Seward – Glacier Discovery Alaska Cruise (7 Nights)

Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park with lunch made of local, fresh ingredients while marvelling at wildlife and glaciers. Then bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

8. Scenic Cruising – College Fjord

Admire the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound and keep your eyes open for abundant wildlife and maybe even one of the 40-ton humpback whales.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

9. Scenic Cruising – Glacier Bay National Park

Watch Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

10. Haines

Haines—home to autumn's Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

11. Juneau

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

12. Ketchikan

Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

13. Scenic Cruising – Inside Passage

Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

14. Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

    • Cruise 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


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Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.

    • 1 lunch.


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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


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    Service rating : This was my second trip with Trafalgar and I really enjoyed it. I like having options for side trips. That means I can personalize my trip to fit my interests. In Alaska, I really liked seeing all the animals that crossed our path. I got some great pictures. Thank you

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    Service rating : Found the ride into Denali Park excursion very long and tiring. Also the snack provided was not enough for a child, let alone adult. Participants should be made better aware of this so participants are well prepared.Product : Not much to see in Haines. A different port would be

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    Service rating : Largely in part due to the excellent tour director. Scott was excellent. Knew a huge amount about the places we visited and nothing was too much troubleProduct : The optional extras were an added bonus for me. It allowed me to experience more than I thought i would. Also as a

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