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Tour Duration: 15 Days | Tour Price: CAD 3,980.00/person | Tour Season: June - September
Discover Alaska and Yukon

Our most popular luxury tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon, with an Alaskan-twist.

Departing from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, our classic roundtrip tour travels through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities on modern highways following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history.

Our tour visits three of the North’s most famous national parks, including Denali, North America’s premier wildlife viewing location and home to the tallest mountain on the continent; Yukon’s Kluane - home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest ice-field (non-polar); and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park, which offers North’s premier marine life viewing.

All this and more awaits you in the Great Land!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Anchorage
Individual journey of the participants to Anchorage. Welcome to Alaska. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting to get aquainted with your fellow travellers.
(Overnight accommodation in Anchorage).
Day 2: Anchorage - Denali
After breakfast we leave Alaskas largest city. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine.
(Overnight accommodation close to the park).
Day 3: Denali National Park
Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A.. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife.
(Overnight accommodation close to the park).
Day 4: Denali National Park - Fairbanks
Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 kilometers south of the arctic circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photosymphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional).
(Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks).
Day 5: Fairbanks - Dawson City
After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City).
Day 6: Dawson City
People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. You may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-the-century style - is another option. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City).
Day 7: Dempster Highway
After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will discover the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City).
Day 8: Dawson City - Whitehorse
Today it is towards Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 kilometers long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago.
(Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse).
Day 9: Skagway
Day tour and excursion to the old gold rush town and seaport Skagway. Southbound along the Klondike Highway scenic attractions invite for short stops. For example, at the Carcross Desert - the smallest desert in the world - and of course you can admire Emerald Lake. The locals call it Rainbow Lake because of the sensational coloration. Opportunity to take a spectacular train ride over the infamous White Pass (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse).
Day 10: Whitehorse - Haines Junction
Todays short stage leads us westbound via the Alaska Highway. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada's biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside north and south pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the groups wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bushplane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional).
(Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction).
Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok
Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. In Tok you may visit a sled dog demonstration.
(Overnight accommodation in Tok).
Day 12: Tok - Valdez
The first part of todays stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the Pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is enframed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load.
(Overnight accommodation in Valdez).
Sailboats in Valdez Sailboats in Valdez
Day 13: Valdez - Whittier - Seward
Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. (Overnight accommodation in Seward)
Day 14: Seward - Anchorage
A very nice option to start the day is a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). We drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes, take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries, which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has one or the other surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies”, they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage)
Day 15: Anchorage (Departure)
Anchorage offers you a variety of options on the last day of your trip. On the largest marine airport, Lake Spenard, up to 800 floatplanes take off and land here daily in summer. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. Transfer to airport or connecting program.



(Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.)



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Details

Tour Duration

15 Days

Tour Price

Double Room: CAD 3,980.00
Single Room: +CAD 1,990.00
Triple Room: -CAD 365.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size

6 - 9 participants per tour (Maxi Van)
10 - 20 participants per tour (Midsize Coach)



Included

  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach
  • Prince William Sound ferry
  • Daytrip into Denali National Park
  • Entrance fees for national parks
  • Guided hike in Kluane National Park
  • Entrance fee for "Diamond Tooth Gerties" Casino
  • Entrance fee for Dawson City Museum
  • Fee for U.S.A. visitor visa
  • 14 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms
  • Airport Shuttle


Not included

  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal extras
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuity


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