Alaska and The Yukon
From $5,999* pp | 13 Days • 19 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Along the way come to know all of the treasures of “the last frontier” – a rich history, unspoiled landscapes, ancient glaciers and an array of wildlife.
- An expert guide takes you on a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park.
- Enjoy a scenic glacier cruise of Prince William Sound..
- Marvel at the incredible views along the renowned Top of the World Highway.
- Board a deluxe dome railcar for a ride to Denali National Park.
A True Alaskan Experience
Surround yourself in unspoiled landscapes, ancient glaciers and an array of wildlife on your Alaskan and Yukon adventure. Take a trip through breathtaking Prince of William Sound to view its glaciers. Visit the small town of Tok, the original trade centre for travellers coming from and returning to Canada. Experience the “Crowne Jewel” of the Canadian Parks system, Kluane National Park. Set out for the “Gateway of the Klondike” – Skagway. Board a scenic sternwheeler for a cruise on the peaceful Chena River. In the heart of wilderness, be introduced to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. Savour first-class Goldstar service on the Alaska Railroad on an adventure into Denali National Park and travel deep into the park on a backcountry adventure Tundra Wilderness tour. Along the way come to know all of the treasures of “the last frontier.”
Day 1. Anchorage, Alaska – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here we embark on a true frontier adventure.
Today we journey to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board during this fully narrated scenic adventure. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3. Anchorage – Tok
Today’s drive to the small town of Tok is filled with incredible landscapes. We make our way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in all of the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travellers coming from or heading to Canada.
Day 4. Tok – Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
A picturesque day awaits as we travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. For part of the day we’ll be riding amid Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system.
Gold! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush and local characters like Soapy Smith. Time is available to independently explore this Alaskan coastal community, filled with quaint shops and plenty of history.
Day 6. Whitehorse – Carmacks – Dawson City
Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, we’ll stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted…leaving behind a ghost town.
Day 7. Dawson City
With such a compelling history, Dawson City offers up a fascinating city tour that includes the Bonanza Creek, site of the first gold strike. We’ll make a photo stop at the last stern-wheeler, the SS Keno, which once transported silver, zinc and lead. Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon to further explore this rustic gold rush town.
Day 8. Dawson City – Chicken, Alaska – Fairbanks
An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. Discover why it rivals all other scenic roads. Stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska. Share a laugh in this fun little community that retains its frontier spirit. Your home for the next two nights is Fairbanks, a city known as a wonderful place to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dive into life here and enjoy a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon.
Day 9. Fairbanks
This morning enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; then visit the kennels of an Iditarod winner and see the champion sled dogs in action.
Day 10. Fairbanks – Denali
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits as you board a deluxe dome rail-car for the ride to Denali National Park. Along the way, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theatre where the history of Denali is performed by your wait staff.
Day 11. Denali National Park
Travel over fifty miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour.* This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife.
Day 12. Denali – Anchorage
Day 13. Anchorage – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Alaska is 19 hours and The Yukon 18 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest point on this tour is 3,200 feet above sea level.
- The currency in Alaska is the United States Dollar and in The Yukon it is the Canadian Dollar.
- The United States and Canada use 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729