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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

If you live by the motto, “Go big or go home,” it doesn’t get any bigger than this grand tour of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Where else can you see bears the size of buffalo, glaciers the size of states, and national parks the size of nations? In this great expanse of pure wilderness, the majestic mountains, never-ending landscapes, and supersize wildlife of the 49th state are waiting to transport you to another state of mind. Big sights are accented by even bigger experiences as you board the Alaska Railroad to the tallest peak in North America, the sternwheeler Discovery for a Fairbanks river cruise, and a small ship to witness the dominating glaciers and playful whales of Prince William Sound. You’ll also follow the tracks of caribou and moose in the 6-million-acre Denali National Park, trace the trail of gold seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush, and follow in the paw steps of Alaska’s famous dogsledding huskies.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
    Welcome to Alaska! Meet your Tour Director between 3 pm and 7 pm in the hotel reception area.

    FREE TIME TIPS
    EXPLORE MORE in Anchorage with a dinner out in this iconic Alaskan city. Your Tour Director can point you in the right direction. Tap your GlobusGO mobile app for the best bites, brews, and things to do!


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  2. Day 2
    ANCHORAGE–WASILLA–TALKEETNA–ALASKA RAILROAD–DENALI NATIONAL PARK
    Riding the Rails Travel north into the majestic wilds of Alaska and visit the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Continue to Talkeetna, the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic Alaska Railroad for a scenic trip to Denali National Park. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] private presentation by a Local Naturalist at the Murie Science & Learning Center followed by dinner. (B,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CONSERVATION HEROES Enjoy dinner at the Murie Science and Learning Center where stewardship and education are key to preserve and nurture the wild places of American national parks. You’ll hear fascinating and informative information presented by a Local Naturalist in this vital site named for wildlife biologist Adolph Murie who made lasting contributions to the understanding of wolves and wildlife management in Denali.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    EPIC RIDE Board the Alaska Railroad train for spectacular views through its panoramic windows designed for soaking in the stunning scenery on this full-day journey that truly showcases America’s 49th state. Keep an eye out for views of Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—as well as wildlife along the way!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    DENALI NATIONAL PARK
    Wilderness Wonders Journey into the 6-million-acre Denali National Park with a Naturalist Driver Guide on the Tundra Wilderness tour exploring the majestic wilderness. Your late afternoon and evening are free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era. (B,L)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Venture deep into Denali National Park and Preserve with a Naturalist Driver Guide in search of fantastic wildlife and natural wonders. Stay alert for wildlife, including Denali’s Big-Five, the grizzly bear, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and the formidable yet elusive wolf. Named for the highest mountain peak in North America, Denali is a natural treasure of pristine and untamed wilderness at its finest.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    DENALI NATIONAL PARK–FAIRBANKS
    Bites & Brews This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the [LF] 49th State Brewery to taste some local specialties and play Alaska lawn-games. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    LOCAL TASTES Craft brewing as well as great food is a hallmark of Alaskan culture. Taste the tradition of Alaska with lunch at the fabulous 49th State Brewing Co. Taste the attention to detail born of glacial aquifers, fine malts and hops, and yeast, served Cicerone Certified beer servers and proper glassware to accompany various styles of beer, along with a hearty menu to satisfy your appetite. More than a place to have a beer and a bite, the 49th State Brewing Co is the place to make memories of a lifetime.



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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    FAIRBANKS
    Native American Traditions Start the day by boarding the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise on the Chena River, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, during a city tour, visit the University of Alaska–Fairbanks Museum and a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEMS Experience frontier living in an Athabascan village on the Chena River. Here in the Alaskan forests, cabins are made of spruce logs, and the old ways of living with the land are beautifully preserved in the heritage of the Athabascan Native culture. Learn about traditions and survival in an unforgiving yet beautiful environment, where generations of Athabascans skillfully survived for over 10,000 years, ultimately adapting to village life and Western culture in the past century.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    FAIRBANKS–DAWSON CITY, YUKON
    Goldminers & Old Timers Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter Canada’s Yukon Territory. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at Diamond Tooth Gerties, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURAL GEM Get a rush of nostalgia for the old frontier with casino games, nostalgic tunes, and can-can shows at Dawson City’s rip-roaring Diamond Tooth Gertie’s saloon to relive the days of the Gold Rush, prospectors, barkeeps, and piano players in the Wild West.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    DAWSON CITY
    There’s Gold in the Yukon! Step back in time at the site of Klondike Gold Rush Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the Robert Service Interpretive Center to learn of the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LEGENDARY LIVES Walk in the footsteps of historic figures of the Yukon Gold rush. Stand in the spot where George Carmack and Skookum Jim discovered the first shiny glimpse of gold in Bonanza Creek in 1896 to stake the first Gold rush Claim in the Yukon. Enter the humble cabin (now a historic site) where bank teller and famed poet Robert Service penned some of the Yukon Territories’ most famous ballads and poems. See the artifacts belonging to this legendary “Bard of the Yukon.”


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    DAWSON CITY–WHITEHORSE
    Roaring Rapids & Rip-Roaring Times Trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon, for a free evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Marvel at the sight of The Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River. Here, four islands divide the river into five narrow channels of which only the eastern is passable. The Five Finger Rapids is mentioned in Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild and posed a significant challenge to the throng of fortune seekers on the hunt for gold.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    WHITEHORSE
    A Dog’s Life A city tour stops at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See the historic SS Klondike Riverboat and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, [LF] Muktuk Adventures, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner. (B,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CULTURE & TRADITION Get up close and personal to Alaska’s amazing sled dogs and their trainers at Muktuk Adventures. Learn about the training and care of the Alaskan champions and the spirit needed to race in world-famous Iditarod and Yukon Quest competitions. An experience that leads the pack!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    WHITEHORSE–TOK, ALASKA
    Depart the Yukon Territories and head to Alaska along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.” (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    WILDERNESS TREASURES On your way to Alaska’s dogsledding town of Tok, you’ll drive along the mountains of Kluane National Park and Reserve in the southwest of the Canadian Yukon. Witness a vast wilderness of ice fields, forests, and towering peaks, including Canada’s highest summit, Mount Logan. Here, spectacular sights created by the glacier-fed Alsek River are home to grizzly bears, Dall sheep and more than 100 bird species.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    TOK–VALDEZ
    Sights on the Sound Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”— Valdez. Visit the Valdez Museum to learn of the areas Native Culture, early explorers, the 1898 Gold Rush, and the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Free time this evening. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    NATURAL WONDERS Located near the head of a deep fjord in Prince William Sound, Valdez is a mix of tidewater glaciers, rainforests, majestic mountains, and wildlife on land and sea. Orcas and humpback whales, otters, sea lions, and birds are among the many animals you might spy from this spectacular seaport.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    VALDEZ–WHITTIER–ANCHORAGE
    True Fish Stories Board a boat today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of Prince William Sound. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Continue to Anchorage for a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITIONS Go further with a scenic cruise on the spectacular Prince William Sound. Cruise along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier with a watchful eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales!


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    ANCHORAGE
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen year-round, May through early June and September departures offer greater opportunities for wildlife viewing. Departures after mid-August offer fall foliage. The Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are most visible in late August and September, weather permitting.

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you’d expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Meals:
Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 3 dinners

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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Anchorage: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
The hotel is located in the heart of Anchorage and just moments from Anchorage's best restaurants, museums and attractions. The hotel has a fitness center, hot tub, business center, concierge service, gift shop, lounge, and 24 hour room service.
Address:
401 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage AK, United States
Denali National Park: Denali Park Village
Approximately seven miles south of Denali National Park & Preserve sits the Denali Park Village Lodge. Positioned along the banks of the Nenana River, and spread over 20 acres, the lodge offers hiking trails throughout the facility from lighter trails to the more rugged. You'll be close to the action of Denali, yet enjoy the evening solitude as you relax to the sound of the river sweeping by. The new Summit Lodge is eco-friendly and features a high-timber lodge look and feel and is home to the Gold Rush Dining Room, Lucky Miss Saloon, Quigley's Coffee Station, Summit Gift Shop and 24-hour concierge desk.
Address:
240 George Parks Hwy
Denali National Park AK, United States
Fairbanks: Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Along the banks of the impressive Chena River sits Pike's Waterfront Lodge. You'll rest easily in comfortable rooms, all with Aveda aromatherapy room amenities and many featuring scenic views, a steam room & sauna, riverside deck, restaurant, and a cozy lounge. The hotel is minutes from the Fairbanks Alaska airport and next door to famous Pike's Landing restaurant. It's a convenient and stunning spot for your time in Fairbanks.
Address:
1850 Hoselton Drive
Fairbanks AK, United States
Dawson City: Eldorado Hotel
Eldorado has a charming history blended with modern updates and blessed with a beautiful location overlooking the river. A short distance from the city center, the Eldorado allows you to relax and take in the quiet scenery of the wild Yukon Territory. You can also enjoy nearby activities like golfing, bicycling, fishing, or an outdoor pool during the summer months.
Address:
Box 338, 902 Third Avenue
Dawson City YT, Canada
Whitehorse: Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Newly renovated and ideally placed in the heart of Whitehorse, the Best Western Gold Rush Inn provides comfortable accommodations and excellent service. With easy access to shopping, outdoor adventures, beautiful trails and scenery, and one of the "best bars across Canada," it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rustic and one-of-a-kind beauty of the Yukon Territory.
Address:
411 Main St
Whitehorse YT, Canada
Tok: Young's Motel
Young's Motel offers some of the most comfortable accommodation in Tok, and certainly offers the best food. Fast Eddy's is famous for its American fare - hamburgers, pizza, and steak. With clean and welcoming amenities, it's simple and perfect for your stay in Tok.
Address:
1313 Alcan Highway
Tok AK, United States
Valdez: Valdez Hotel
Mountain Sky Hotel offers a complete range of amenities, attentive staff, and comfortable and spacious guestrooms, just a short walk from harbor in the heart of Valdez.
Address:
100 Meals Avenue
Valdez AK, United States
Valdez: Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
The Best Western Harbor Inn offers beautiful views of Valdez Harbor and is conveniently located near Valdez Glacier Park, Old Town Park and the Alaskan Pipeline Terminal across the bay. The hotel is equipped with high-speed Internet access, cocktail lounge, gift shop, barbershop, and guest laundry.
Address:
100 N Harbour Drive
Valdez AK, United States

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Questions & Answers

Question: What are the different modes of transportation used on the entire tour?

Transportation on this trip includes deluxe motorcoach, train and boat.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 17 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

The Best Western in Whitehorse was subpar. It smelled like a wet mop and the breakfast food was very poor--burned eggs, salty potatoes, etc. Had to search through 7 plates to find one without the residue of food on it. UGH!

David, the Tour Director and Bryce, the Driver, were first rate!!!!!

In dawson city room was too cramped for 2 people & luggage.Noisey vents on ceiling kept awake 2 nites.Floor slanted Room 103. No-one else on tour had such bad rooms.They were over booked.Very disappointed. loved Dawson City though. The trip itself wonderful!!!!!!!!! so happy we did it saw everything we hoped & more!!!!!!!!!

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