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Alaska Tours & Cruises: Klondike Gold Rush Map

 

KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH:

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Overview

Departure Dates

Daily Itinerary

The Details

18 Days: 11 Day Land / 7 Day Cruise

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

Anchorage + City Tour

Anchorage Museum

Simon & Seaforts Gourmet Lunch

Talkeetna

Denali National Park

Kantishna Wildlife & Wonder Lake  Tour

2 Nights Stay at Kantishna

Alaska Railroad- Goldstar Service

​Fairbanks + City Tour

Morris Thompson Cultural Center

Trail Breaker Kennels Show

Riverboat Discovery River Cruise

Chicken (population 11)

Dawson City + City Tour

Gold Dredge #4

Palace Grand Theatre Show

Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino

Whitehorse

Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage With:

Alaskan Dream Cruises' Baranof Dream

 White Pass Historic Train Ride

 Skagway

 Haines + Walking Tour

 Juneau

 Mendenhall Glacier Viewing

 Mt. Roberts Tram Ride

 Orca Point King Crab & Salmon Bake

 Tracy Arm & Twin Sawyer Glacier

 Hobart Bay Wilderness Base Camp

 Wrangell + Walking Tour

 Jet Boat Tour Of The Stikine River

 Petersburg + City Tour

 Kake Tlingit Indian Dancers

 Kake Totem Carving

 Red Bluff Bay Night Bear Watch

 Hidden Falls Salmon Hatchery Tour

 Sitka + City Tour

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Anchorage, AK

Talkeetna, AK

Denali National Park, AK

Fairbanks, AK

Dawson City, YT

Whitehorse, YT

Skagway & Haines, AK

Juneau & Orca Point Lodge, AK

Tracy Arm/Twin Sawyer

Glacier & Hobart Bay, AK

Hobart Bay, AK

Wrangell & Petersburg, AK

Kake & Red Bluff Bay, AK

Red Bluff Bay & Hidden Falls, AK

Sitka, AK

Fly Home from Sitka, AK

OVERNIGHTS/PORTS OF CALL:

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18 Days: 11 Day Land / 7 Day Cruise

Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage Aboard:

Alaskan Dream Cruises' Baranof Dream

Tour Itineraries Include All:

Attractions & corresponding gratuities, accommodations, fully guided service, meals

(29 Meals On Land Tour Plus All Meals On The Cruise Ship) & corresponding gratuities, luxury land, rail & cruise transportation, port charges & taxes, transfers, baggage handling & corresponding gratuities, cruise ship gratuities, shore excursions in every port & your choice of A, AA, AAA or DELUXE cruise cabin.
View stateroom locations on our Alaskan Dream Cruises page.

2014 Departures:           A                     AA                    AAA              Deluxe

Tour     Date     Ship      *Double  Single   *Double  Single    *Double  Single   *Double  Single

2015 Departures:           A                     AA                    AAA              Deluxe

Tour     Date     Ship      *Double  Single   *Double  Single    *Double  Single   *Double  Single

* Occupancy: Double Occupancy is the per person price for two people in a room.

   Single Occupancy is the per person price for one person in a room.

2014 Booking Discount:

SAVE $350 PER PERSON when you book any remaining 2014 land and cruise package.

 

2015 Booking Discount:

SAVE $500 PER PERSON when you a 2015 land and cruise package by January 1, 2015!

 

Check Discount:

SAVE $200 PER PERSON when you pay 75% of your tour balance by check or cash versus credit card! $500 per person deposits may still be made by credit card (This check discount is $25 per person for Cruise Only Guests).

 

Friends and Family Discount:

When you book 2-3 cabins SAVE $50 PER PERSON; Book 4-7 cabins SAVE $100 PER PERSON;

Airfare is not included but we are happy to assist you in booking your flight itinerary. The KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH tour begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Sitka, Alaska. Upon completion of the tour, you may return home on a flight from Sitka at any time of day or extend your vacation

 

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Jun 14

Aug 11

 

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Land-Only Not Available With This Itinerary.

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Now taking reservations on 2015 Klondike Gold Rush tours!

Land-Only Not Available With This Itinerary.

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18 Days: 11 Day Land / 7 Day Cruise

Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage With:

Alaskan Dream Cruises' Baranof Dream

DAY 1 - ANCHORAGE

Fly to Anchorage today, the largest city in Alaska!  Upon arrival at Ted Stevens International Airport, you will be met by a John Hall’s Alaska representative who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your accommodations for tonight.  The remainder of today can be spent at your leisure taking in the sights and sounds of Anchorage.  Dinner Included.

 

DAY 2 - ANCHORAGE & TALKEETNA

After a hearty breakfast this morning, it’s on to an Anchorage city tour with time at the marvelous Anchorage Museum. After lunch at Simon & Seaforts you will travel through the rich farmlands of the Matanuska Valley into the quaint town of Talkeetna, your home for this evening. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 3 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK & WONDER LAKE

Travel the George Parks highway this morning en route to Denali National Park. On the way, pass the south face vantage point for Mt. McKinley, your first but not last chance at capturing the mountain in all its glory. Upon arrival, board a private sightseeing bus bound for Kantishna. Keep your cameras ready to capture moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf and bear on your way to Kantishna. Tonight you’ll sleep 95 miles deep in the heart of Denali National Park.  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 4 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK & WONDER LAKE

Today you can relax in a peaceful setting offering visitors the chance to go one on one with nature and perhaps capture that postcard photo of Mt. McKinley. Hiking, mountain biking, floral tundra tours, cooking classes, gold panning and fishing in Wonder Lake are included with your stay. Optional flightseeing tours are available. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 5 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK  & FAIRBANKS

Another opportunity to photograph the “Big Five” awaits as you make your return trip on the 95 mile road back to the park entrance.  Enjoy lunch at the Denali National Park Visitor’s Center before you leave. This afternoon you will ride in luxury on the Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar service cars making your way to Fairbanks, your home for the next two evenings. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 6 - FAIRBANKS

Tour the city of Fairbanks all day today! Begin by boarding the Riverboat Discovery for a three hour narrated journey down the Chena and Tanana rivers.  Your tour will make a scheduled stop in an authentic Athabascan village. Next is an educational show and luncheon at Trail Breaker Kennels, home training ground of the 4-time Iditarod Champion, Susan Butcher. Visit the Morris Thompson Cultural Center to learn about native cultures of Alaska’s interior before ending your day with dinner at the famous Alaskan Salmon Bake! Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 7 - TOP OF THE WORLD HIGHWAY & DAWSON CITY

Departing Fairbanks, you will be traveling on the famed Alaska Highway this morning! After a lunch stop in Tok, visit the busy metropolis of Chicken, Alaska (population 11), which has a history all its own. This afternoon you join the Top of the World Highway for a 79 mile stretch of dramatic roadway offering views that go on seemingly forever. Your home this evening will be Dawson City in Yukon Territory!  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 8 - DAWSON CITY

Dawson City is located only 165 miles south of the Arctic Circle and is truly atop the world. While in Gold Rush country, you will visit the Midnight Dome and Discovery Claim.  Perhaps the highlight of the day will be tour of the historic Gold Dredge #4. Later this afternoon will find you at the lovely Palace Grand Theatre for a lively show! Tonight you have the opportunity to visit Canada’s oldest gambling hall, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

 

DAY 9 - WHITEHORSE

Travel down the historic Klondike Loop today! On the way you’ll see Moose Creek, Pelly Crossing, Five Finger Rapids and Burwash Landing. Make a visit to the historic Braeburn Lodge, famous for their gigantic homemade cinnamon rolls before arriving in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. Breakfast & Lunch Included On Land, Dinner Included.

 

Cruise Begins -  Port Times Will Vary

 

DAY 10 - WHITE PASS YUKON ROUTE, SKAGWAY & HAINES

Look forward to a full day of gold rush history! Begin with a short drive to Fraser, British Columbia where you will take a ride on the famed and historic White Pass & Yukon Route before arriving at Skagway. Meet your Cruise Manager and board the Baranof Dream for a 7 day Inside Passage cruise experience. Partake in a delicious welcome aboard lunch on your way to Haines where you will have a guided walking tour before settling in for the evening. Breakfast Included. Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 11 - AUKE BAY (JUNEAU) & ORCA POINT LODGE

Explore downtown Juneau, Alaska’s state capital before making a stop at the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier. For a bird’s eye view, you’ll travel up the Mt. Roberts Tram and spend time hiking or just enjoying the mountain scenery. Dinner time will find you at the Orca Point Lodge, located on Colt Island, for an Alaskan Salmon and King Crab dinner and beachcombing. End your day with a cozy beach campfire! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 12 - TRACY ARM FJORD & HOBART BAY  

In Tracy Arm your vessel will cruise the length of this glacier-carved, jade-green fjord; tracing the granite cliffs which rise 4,000 feet above the sea. Surrounded by waterfalls, a skiff will be launched for up-close exploration of either North or South Sawyer Glacier. This afternoon takes you to Hobart Bay wilderness adventure base camp where an array of included activities are available to you.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 13 - HOBART BAY & EVENING WHALE WATCHING

Marvel in the great outdoors all day today! Take your pick from the sea kayaks, small outboard-driven Zego runabouts and all terrain-vehicles that provide personal access to the water and nature surrounding you. All activities are included at Hobart Bay base camp. Watch for abundant marine wildlife including whales as you cruise to Wrangell this evening. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 14 - WRANGELL & PETERSBURG

Get set for adventure with a jet boat tour of the Stikine River, the fastest navigable free flowing river in North America, before a walking tour of the town of Wrangell. Later you journey on to the fishing village of Petersburg where you will have a guided exploration of the charming downtown district.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 15 - KAKE & RED BLUFF BAY

You will receive a warm greeting by a Tlingit elder and member of the village of Kake. View the “World’s Tallest Totem” and a carving demonstration before witnessing a traditional Tlingit dance. You will also spend some time at the local hatchery which includes a bear viewing platform. Anchor in pristine Red Bluff Bay for an evening bear watch!  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 16 - RED BLUFF BAY & HIDDEN FALLS

Spend your morning enjoying the beautiful waters of Red Bluff Bay. After lunch you will maneuver into Kasnyku Bay and enjoy an in-depth tour of Hidden Falls Hatchery, one of the most successful hatcheries and economically important programs in southeast Alaska. Keep an eye out for bears enjoying Hidden Falls just a few feet away.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included On Board Boat.

 

DAY 17 - SITKA

After breakfast onboard you will disembark the Baranof Dream for a city tour of Sitka, Alaska.  Sitka was once the Russian capital of Alaska! Spend time at the Raptor Center, the Russian Bishop’s House, the Sheldon Jackson Museum and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Your home for tonight will be the town of Sitka.

Breakfast Included On Boat. Lunch and Dinner Included On Land.

 

DAY 18 - SITKA

A fabulous Alaskan adventure comes to an end today. Enjoy breakfast and then transfer to the Sitka airport where you will board flights bound for home. Breakfast Included.

 

Depart Vancouver or Seattle -

 

18 Days: 11 Day Land / 7 Day Cruise

Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage With:

Alaskan Dream Cruises' Baranof Dream

 

 

Know Before You Go Information:

 

Making A Reservation -

Space on each tour is limited, so please book early. Our price guarantee assures you that you will never pay more than those who book later on. We never conduct "fire sales" at the last minute. If a special becomes available later, we will extend these deals to you too! Booking early ensures that you will have the best selection of departure dates and cruise cabins.

 

Reservations may be made directly to John Hall’s Alaska by mail, fax, telephone, or in person. (800) 325-2270. Fax (651) 345-1230. Alaskan Specialists are available for tour bookings 7:30am-5:30pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday. If you want to call us before or after those times- feel free! We forward the phones into our houses and would be happy to answer your questions and give you advice about traveling in Alaska! REALLY!

 

We recommend reserving your spot on all additional land and shore excursions before you leave for your trip. You may do this by contacting our office directly. We will add the land excursions to your invoice separately but you will have to prepay for shore excursions at the time of booking. Should your excursion be canceled due to weather you will be refunded the price of your excursion. Please use our staff as your personal excursion information resource. We know which tours our guests love and which ones to skip!

 

Deposit Requirements -

Whether you are taking a CruiseTour, a Land Only tour or a Cruise Only tour, the deposit requirements are the same. To confirm your reservation please send a deposit of $500.00 per person within 10 days of your reservation. To reserve your space by credit card please contact our office. Please read our Responsibility Statement before making your deposit.

 

When are Final Payments Due?

Final payments must reach John Hall's Alaska 75 days prior your tour departure date. Final payment reminders will be sent out to you three weeks before the deadline. If payment is not received on time, space may be released. Re-booking will be subject to availability. Mastercard, Visa, American Express and personal checks are acceptable forms of payment.

 

Tour Cancellations and Refunds -

If a cancellation is made in writing at least 75 days prior to departure, a full refund will be made including deposits. For cancellations made less than 75 days prior to departure, the following per person charges apply: 74-61 days - deposit amounts, 60-29 days - 50% of total tour fare; 28-15 days prior to departure- 75% of total tour fare, 14-0 days- 100% of total tour fare. In the event of interruption or cancellation of your tour after its commencement, there will be no refunds. We recommend trip insurance through CSA Travel Protection to cover trip cancellation, trip interruption and unexpected medical costs (CSA Travel Protection: 800-554-9839). Note: We do not sell trip insurance directly.

 

Traveling As A Single Passenger -

On CruiseTours: As a service to our single travelers, we will assist in arranging a roommate. Please note that a roommate cannot be guaranteed. You will initially be booked under a single supplement fare and moved to a double occupancy fare if a suitable roommate is found.

 

Qualifying For Multiple Cabin Discounts -

We offer a "Friends and Family" discount for anyone taking a CruiseTour or Land Only tour with us. If you get your friends or family to go with you and reserve multiple cabins, we pass savings on to the first 2 persons in each cabin!

Discounts are as follows:

2-3 Cabins = $50 per person

4-7 Cabins = $100 per person

8-11 Cabins = $150 per person

12 or more = Call us for even better group pricing!

 

Qualifying For The "Final Payment By Check" Discount -

A discount of $200 per person will be extended for tours where 75% of balance is paid by cash or check versus credit card. Guests can still pay the $500 per person tour deposit by credit card and receive this discount. (The check discount drops to $25 per person for Cruise Only passengers).

 

Do You Need Trip Insurance?

Trip insurance covers unexpected circumstances and because our trips are all-inclusive and completely pre-paid, we highly recommend that you think about trip insurance. We recommend CSA Travel Protection to cover trip cancellation, trip interruption and unexpected medical costs (CSA Travel Protection: 800-554-9839). Mention that you are traveling with John Hall's Alaska when you call and receive a discounted rate. Please note: we do not sell trip insurance directly. Trip insurance should be in place before final payments on your tours are due, or 76 days prior to departure.

 

Making Airfare Arrangements -

John Hall's Alaska tour packages do not include airfare. We are happy to look up current rates for guests wishing to fly on alternate airlines and assist in the booking process. Please forward your complete air itinerary or airline confirmation number to our office so that we can track your flight and meet you at the airport upon arrival. If your airline changes your flight number, please pass on the new flight number to our office as this is how we track your arrival into Anchorage.

 

Special Dietary, Mobility or Medical Needs -

Salt-free, vegetarian, kosher or any food allergy avoidance meals must be requested at the time of booking. Should you need wheelchair accessible rooms or rooms near an elevator, please let us know at the time of booking. We are able to accommodate individuals with walkers, scooters and wheelchairs as long as they break down for storage in the motorcoach baggage area. Please also let us know if you have a CPAP machine (sleep apnea machine) or need to bring refrigerated insulin on your trip. If you require your medicine refrigerated or will be bringing a sharps container, please let us know at the time of booking.

 

Passport Requirements -

Everyone on an Alaskan cruise will need a passport of some kind. Even if you are just going on an Seattle to Seattle- Alaska cruise you will still be crossing international boundaries by landing in an international Canadian port on some leg of your journey, so a passport is required. On our tours that cross into the Yukon Territories, you will also need a passport. When departing the U.S. for Canada , a passport is mandatory and must be carried with you. IMPORTANT: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your expected re-entry into the United States. Also, the wait for a passport can be two months so you will want to get the process started right away.

 

Extra Overnights in Anchorage, Vancouver or Seattle -

John Hall's Alaska enjoys special rates at several hotels in each location. Whether you fly in a few days ahead or several weeks ahead, we will still meet you at the airport and get you to your hotel. We can help you with extended stays as well. Call us to help you make these arrangements.

 

I Want To Customize my Tour and Add On Extra Land Excursions- What Do I Do?

We understand that you may want to come in a few days early or stay a few days after your tour to do some custom activities. Please contact our office with your interests and we will make suggestions based upon the time of year and your desires. We can assist you with booking rental cars, additional hotel stays and extra activities. (800) 325-2270

 

What Gratuities Are Covered and What Gratuities Should I be Considering?

Gratuities are already included for all meals, baggage handling, activities and attractions as well as gratuities for cruise line staff such as room stewards, waiters and bar staff. Gratuities are not included for your John Hall's Alaska Land Tour Manager and Cruise Manager. Tipping of John Hall's Alaska staff should be done at your discretion and should reflect the job performance of your Tour Manager/Cruise Manager.

We will only provide suggestions:

On Land: Your tour manager will take care of all included features of the tour. We suggest a minimum of $5- 7 per person, per day for your Land Tour Manager.

At Sea: We suggest a minimum of $10.00 per person for your John Hall's Alaska Cruise Manager for the entire 7 day cruise.

 

 

KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH

(800) 325. 2270

SAVE $350pp

on remaining 2014 land

& cruise packages!

 

SAVE $500pp

when you book a 2015

land & cruise package by

January 1, 2015!

 800.325.2270

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