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15 Day: Grand Slam Alaska
See four out of five regions of Alaska with more time at Kantishna, deep within Denali National Park!
Arrival Day: AK150- Jun 7; AK151- Jun 14; AK152- Jun 28; AK153- Jul 5; AK154- Jul 19; AK155- Jul 26; AK156- Aug 2; AK157- Aug 9;
AK158- Aug 23; AK159- Aug 30
DAY 1: ANCHORAGE
Arrive in the metropolitan city of Anchorage, Alaska today! We will greet you upon arrival and personally escort you to your luxury accommodations for this evening. Anchorage has much to offer if you wish to explore. Downtown offers many quaint shops and unique culinary delights. You might also consider a float plane sightseeing adventure over the Alaska Range or a leisurely stroll around Lake Hood, the busiest sea plane base in North America. D
DAY 2- PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND & VALDEZ
Meet your fellow travelers this morning at your first of many big Alaskan breakfasts. Then, board your motorcoach for a scenic and narrated city tour of Anchorage. Ride along Turnagain Arm on the Alaska Railroad and make your way through the famous Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel where you will find Whittier, Alaska. The Stan Stephens family and their fleet of vessels will take you on an escorted adventure into stunning Columbia Bay, where crystal blue icebergs tower over you. Keep your cameras ready for photos of whales, sea otters, harbor seals, eagles, and other birds. Tonight your home will be Valdez, the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska. B L D
DAY 3- KEYSTONE CANYON & FAIRBANKS
Breakfast will help get your day started, and then its off to explore Keystone Canyon! It is here that you will find the rushing waters of Bridal Veil and Horsetail Falls cradled between sheer black cliffs. After a picture stop you will dramatically ascend to the top of Thompson Pass and travel into Fairbanks, Alaska. Fairbanks will be your home for the next two evenings. Sleep well tonight for your next few days will be packed with cultural and historical activities. B L D
DAY 4- FAIRBANKS
After an Alaskan style breakfast you are off on a full day of touring the highlights and history that make Fairbanks a star city. Your busy schedule will begin with a
journey down Discovery Lane where you will board the Riverboat Discovery for a three hour narrated tour along the Chena and Tanana waterways. Your tour will make a scheduled stop in an authentic Athabascan village where you will learn about the Natives’ ability to live off the land and cope with the extremes of Mother Nature. This afternoon you’ll visit Trail Breaker Kennels where you will enjoy an educational show and scrumptious luncheon. The Kennel was the home training ground of the four time Iditarod Champion, Susan Butcher. Tonight you’ll enjoy the renowned fare of the Alaska Salmon Bake and the Palace Theatre show! B L D
DAY 5- DENALI NATIONAL PARK/ WONDER LAKE & KANTISHNA
Get ready for adventure as you board the first class style seating of the Alaska
Railroad for a 4-hour journey to Denali National Park. Upon arrival, you will head to the entrance of Denali National Park and board a sightseeing bus which will take you 95 miles deep into Denali to Kantishna, your home for the next two days. During the 5 hour ride, keep your eyes open and cameras ready to capture moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, brown bears and of course Mt. McKinley. Before you reach the destination of Kantishna, you will pass by the reflective waters of Wonder Lake. B L D
DAY 6- DENALI NATIONAL PARK/ WONDER LAKE & KANTISHNA
Wake up to true nature this morning. This wilderness setting is what so many dream of when they visit Denali and Alaska each year. You are one of the lucky few who actually get to go face to face with Mother Nature. Enjoy a day of relaxation or spend your day hiking, mountain biking, or gold panning. Optional flightseeing tours of Mt. McKinley are available. B L D
DAY 7- DENALI NATIONAL PARK & TALKEETNA
After a hearty breakfast you will board your bus for a 5 hour wildlife tour back to the park entrance with another chance to see the “Big Five”. This afternoon you will journey down the Parks Highway where you will have additional opportunities to view Mt. McKinley from its south face. This evening’s lodging will give you a chance to visit the quaint town of Talkeetna. B L D
8:00 pm Sailing: AK150- Jun 14; AK151- Jun 21; AK152- Jul 5; AK153- Jul 12; AK154- Jul 26; AK155- Aug 2; AK156- Aug 9; AK157- Aug 16;
AK158- Aug 30; AK159- Sep 6
DAY 8- SEWARD
Enjoy a hearty breakfast this morning and then it’s on to the metropolitan city of Anchorage where you’ll tour the beautiful Anchorage Museum. After lunch,
continue south on the Seward Highway to your luxury cruise ship where you will embark and get ready to sail through southeast Alaska for the next seven days. You will meet your John Hall’s Alaska Cruise Manager at this time. B L
DAY 9- HUBBARD GLACIER 2pm-6pm
Today’s voyage takes you into Yakutat Bay and along side the Tongass National Forest where you will soon reach Disenchantment Bay and the impressive ice wall of Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard is the second most active tidewater glacier in Alaska and has a face that extends to over 6.5 miles. Stand in awe as at any moment a thunderous crash of glacier ice may come crashing down into the ice choked waters below.
DAY 10- JUNEAU in port 9am-9pm
Maneuver into the Gastineau Channel and dock in Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Take advantage of your included Juneau walking tour highlighting the history of the Juneau Douglas Mines, local and state museums, and a visit to the state capital. You may wish to tour Mendenhall Glacier, take a helicopter tour, or travel to the top of Mt. Roberts on the aerial tram.
DAY 11- SKAGWAY in port 7am-8:30pm
Welcome to the “Gateway City to the Klondike Gold Rush!” This historic community still has the feel of an 1898 boom town. The voices coming from the saloons and the sound of boots on the boardwalk still echo in the air, while the legend of outlaw “Soapy Smith” lives on in every story. You have the option to take the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad on an incredible climb, 2500 feet to the top of the renowned “Dead Horse Trail.”
DAY 12- ICY STRAIT POINT in port 7am-4pm
Down the road from Alaska’s largest Tlingit village exists a uniquely Alaskan place- Icy Strait Point. Just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, it’s the only wilderness port in Alaska. This has been the home land of the Hoonah Tlingit Natives for thousands of years. Its beauty, grandeur, history and people offer you a glimpse into the real Alaska.
DAY 13- KETCHIKAN in port 9am-6pm
Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the first city for those traveling from the south, this brilliant seaside community offers a number of adventures for its visitors. Today’s included walking tour features stops at the Totems of Whale Park, historic Creek Street, and the Salmon Ladder. Flightseeing to beautiful Misty Fjords is a popular event for many, while others elect to visit the totem displays of Saxman Native Village & Totem Bight Park.
DAY 14- INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
Tidal waters permitting, you will hug the coastlines of Alaska and stunning British Columbia. The scenery offered by the Inside Passage is far different from that found in other cruise destinations around the globe. Keep an eye open for Humpbacks, Orcas, and Dolphins during your day at sea.
Depart Vancouver or Seattle: AK150- Jun 21; AK151- Jun 28; AK152- Jul 12; AK153- Jul 21; AK154- Aug 2; AK155- Aug 9; AK156- Aug 16; AK157- Aug 23; AK158- Sep 6; AK159- Sep 13
DAY 15- VANCOUVER in port 7am
As dawn breaks on the harbor, your vessel will sail under the Lions Gate Bridge and dock at the Canada Place Pier. This marks a time for good-byes and well wishes to all of those new friendships that have developed during your dream Alaska vacation. After the disembarkation process is completed and you pass through Canadian customs, you will be transferred to the Vancouver or Seattle (optional) airports where you will board flights bound for home.
Flights: This tour begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon completion of the tour, you may return home on flights from Vancouver after 11:00 a.m. or Seattle after 3:00 p.m. Please inform us if you are flying home from Seattle after your cruise.
15 Days from Anchorage to Vancouver, BC.
8 Day Land/ 7 Day Cruise
15 Days from Anchorage to Vancouver, BC.
8 Day Land/ 7 Day Cruise
We never conduct "Fire sales" to get rid of open inventory but we always offer savings to those who book early. The following discounts do not cancel each other out. If you qualify for all of them you get all of them!
2013 Booking Discount: SAVE $350 PER PERSON when you book one of our 2013 CruiseTour departures and you our a traveling companion attend a travel show!
2013 Booking Discount: SAVE $500 PER PERSON when you book one of our 2014 CruiseTours before January 1, 2014!
Check Discount: SAVE $200 PER PERSON when you pay 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;
Book 8-11 cabins SAVE $150 PER PERSON; 12+ cabins SAVE $200 PER PERSON or more! (applies to first 2 individuals in each room)
To Reserve Your Tour:
Deposit requirements are $500 per person and fully refundable along with any other monies paid up until 75 days prior to your departure date. Call (800) 325-2270 to book. Fax or scan in your reservation using our downloadable booking form.