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9 Day Classic Alaska - Wednesday Departure

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Tour Itinerary

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Arrive in Anchorage
Welcome to Alaska! Arrive in Anchorage, the state's largest city. Transfer independently to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get familiar with this thriving city located between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of the Cook Inlet. In the afternoon, your Tour Manager will be available to offer suggestions for your free time. The downtown area in Anchorage has grown into a prosperous and vibrant center with a world-class museum and plenty of gift shops, galleries, and restaurants. Stop to see the bronze statue of Captain Cook at Resolution Park dedicated to his exploration of Cook Inlet in 1778 or, visit the monument to President Eisenhower commemorating Alaska's admission to the Union in 1959. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Anchorage

DAY 2, Thursday - Denali National Park
Early morning transfer to the railway station to board the world-famous Deluxe Dome Rail for the scenic journey from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy this picturesque train ride. View magnificent panoramas along the route, including the Susitna River, the longest in South Central Alaska, with its premier streams sometimes plentiful with salmon and rainbow trout. Arrive in Denali, home to the six million acre Denali National Park and the tallest peak in North America. After the Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant, arrive at your hotel
Overnight: Denali
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Tundra Wilderness Tour, Denali
This morning, head into Denali National Park, a vast region of unspoiled beauty, home to awe-inspiring Denali, the highest peak in North America. Today's Tundra Wilderness Tour takes you through the National Park, and if the weather is clear, you'll see Denali. During the early part of the trip, keep a sharp lookout for the most impressive animal in the park - the Alaskan moose, largest in the world, weighing up to 1600 pounds. It's possible that you'll see Dall sheep on the mountainsides, caribou anywhere above the tree line, eagles soaring above and grizzly brown bears too! It's possible to also see and hear howling wolves in the distance. As you travel over mountain passes; the highest points offer expansive views of the Alaska Range on the horizon. While glaciers cover one-sixth of the Park, the sub-arctic wilderness also supports many species of colorful flowering plants. Return back to the hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Denali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Saturday - Depart Denali, Arrive in Seward
Travel today from Denali to Seward on the beautiful Parks Highway. En route, stop for lunch at leisure, then continue on one of the world's greatest scenic drives along the Turnagain Arm, where the mountains rise out of the sea and the ever-changing landscape is abundant with wildlife. Arrive in the coastal community of Seward, the most popular port in Alaska, with its colorful history of Russian fur traders and gold prospectors. Upon arrival, spend the remainder of your day at leisure
Overnight: Seward
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Kenai Fjords National Park
Today, join a boat cruise from Seward into magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park. The Park features dramatic fjords, calving glaciers, and the massive 300 square mile Harding Ice Field. The waters of Kenai Fjords are teaming with marine wildlife like Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall porpoises, sea otters, and humpback, killer and Minke whales. After lunch on board, return to the harbor for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Seward
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Monday - Depart Seward, Arrive in Homer
This morning, visit Exit Glacier, located in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Walk along the trail and river beds to see the changes in vegetation and the melting glacier - you may even hear it crackle! Depart to Kenai, the largest community on the Kenai Peninsula with its dramatic backdrop of the Alaska Range and three active volcanoes. The Kenai River's legendary salmon is the reason Kenai is one of the oldest inhabited settlements in Alaska, often referred to as one of the greatest sport fishing areas in the world. Then, continue the journey south, past lush green valleys and fields of wildflowers to the charming and colorful town of Homer. As the road turns east along the bluffs overlooking Kachemak Bay, see the astonishing panorama of mountains, white peaks, glaciers and the famous Homer Spit, a long strip of land that stretches into that beautiful deep blue bay. Upon arrival to Homer, head towards Homer Spit for Dock Walk of the Harbor and learn about marine wildlife and its great tidal range
Overnight: Homer
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Homer
Discover the unique coastal town of Homer on your day at leisure; activities like fishing and sea kayaking are some options. Perhaps try the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, "Your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world." There are exhibits inside as well as interpretive trails throughout its sixty acre site, or explore this tempting town with its quirky gift shops and art galleries, and plenty of fantastic seafood restaurants
Overnight: Homer
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Travel to Anchorage, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Depart Homer for Anchorage. En route, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center surrounded by mountains and hanging glaciers, the perfect place to learn about Alaskan wildlife. View a variety of Alaska's wildlife in this natural park setting and see the injured animals that are cared for by the Center. Continue to Anchorage. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on your final night in Alaska with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Seattle-Anchorage, Anchorage-Seattle
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Anchorage
  • 2 nights Denali
  • 2 nights Seward
  • 2 nights Homer
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Rail service from Anchorage to Denali National Park
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Special Features

  • Board the Deluxe Dome service, for a scenic journey to Denali National Park
  • Enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
  • A chance to view majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America
  • Boat cruise to magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park, teeming with marine wildlife
  • Take a walk to the edge of the massive Exit Glacier
  • Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to learn about Alaskan wildlife
  • Not Included:
    Transfers and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Some domestic flights arrive late at night on Day 1. Departure from Anchorage on Day 2 is early.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.

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    Accommodations

    Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
    This first class hotel is located in downtown Anchorage close to shopping and just three blocks from the Anchorage Museum.

    Denali Park Village
    This tourist class lodge is situated nearby the Nenana River.

    Windsong Lodge
    This superior tourist class lodge is about a ten minute ride away from the city center of Seward.

    Homer Ocean Shores
    This superior tourist class hotel has views of mountains and Kachemak Bay.

    Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
    This first class hotel is located in downtown Anchorage close to shopping and just three blocks from the Anchorage Museum.

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