1898 Alaska & Yukon Gold Rush

14-Day tour – Canada’s Yukon, the Alaska Range & Inside Passage

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DENALI, YUKON, GLACIERS AND WILDLIFE

The best of the best by land and sea – from Southcentral Alaska to Canada’s Yukon Territory and Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. Experience wildlife, glaciers, Gold Rush era history, Iditarod, Denali, Klondike Highway, and wilderness on our most well-rounded and guided tour.

  • Land and cruise experience of Alaska and Yukon in 14 days – motorcoach and privately chartered vessel
  • Alaska, Klondike and Top of the World Highways
  • Denali National Park wildlife tour and Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage marine life experiences
  • Glaciers and marine wildlife of Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Gold Rush history in Skagway, Dawson City, Whitehorse and Fairbanks
  • Experience Alaska Railroad GoldStar service and White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Included land highlights:

Anchorage + City Tour
Anchorage Museum Visit
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Mount Denali Flightseeing Experience
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
Denali National Park Visitor Center
Alaska Railroad – GoldStar Service
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Exclusive Trail Breaker Kennel Experience
Travel the Alaska, Klondike and Top of The World Highways
Gold Rush Mine Tour & Gold Panning
Diamond Tooth Gerties & Cancan Show
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Whale Watching in Southeast Alaska
Klukwan Cultural Tour
Chilkat Valley Bald Eagle Preserve
Tracy Arm Fjord & Twin Sawyer Glaciers
Orca Point Lodge Dinner Experience – Juneau

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Accommodations:

2 Night – Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK
1 Nights – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, AK
2 Nights – Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali, AK
1 Night – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
1 Night – Young’s Motel, Tok, AK
2 Nights – Eldorado, A Coast Hotel, Dawson City, YT
1 Night – Raven Inn, Whitehorse, AK
1 Night – Aspen Suites Hotel, Haines, AK
2 Nights – Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau, AK

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Active Rating:

MOST MOBILITY LEVELS
Must be able to walk up one flight of stairs and board a vessel

Included Meals:

38
Breakfast, lunch & dinner on full tour days, plus arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 36

Itinerary

Day 1ANCHORAGE

Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska! A John Hall’s Alaska representative greets all guests on arrival. Transfer to luxury downtown accommodations. Dinner is at guests’ leisure.

Dinner 

Day 2ANCHORAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Start the day with a Welcome Breakfast to meet fellow traveling companions. Enjoy the sights and highlights of the Anchorage area starting with an Anchorage city tour. Visit the colorful Anchorage Museum, then travel south along Turnagain Arm to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3TALKEETNA

Depart Anchorage this morning to make the trip north on the Parks Highway, reaching the south side of Mount Denali and Alaska Range. En route, stop at the historic Alaska Native Heritage Center to experience the Indigenous cultures of Alaska’s vast regions. Next, stop at the Iditarod Headquarters to learn more about The Last Great Race. Settle into the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge overlooking the south face of Mount Denali.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4TALKEETNA & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a leisurely morning before a breathtaking flight around Mount Denali. This afternoon, join the luxury motorcoach to travel farther north to Denali National Park. Accommodations this evening sit near Denali National Park and are complete with a sauna, firepit and Alaska’s nature experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5DENALI NATIONAL PARK

The wildlife and sun both rise early in Alaska. Eary this morning, board a sightseeing bus and venture 42-miles deep into Denali National Park. Be sure to bring a camera and binoculars! Returning to the park’s gates, enjoy some rest and relaxation while taking a moment to soak it in.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6ALASKA RAILROAD & FAIRBANKS

Enjoy a leisurely morning with one last chance to explore Denali National Park with an add on optional adventure activity. This afternoon, board the Alaska Railroad GoldStar class of service, complete with glass-domed ceilings, for the ultimate experience. Travel to Fairbanks with dinner served on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7FAIRBANKS & TOK

After a hearty breakfast, view vintage treads and threads at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, home to a world-class collection of vintage automobiles and fashions. Visit Trail Breaker Kennel – home of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher – for an exclusive look at kennel life and a dog mushing demonstration. After lunch and time snuggling the puppies, board the motorcoach for a scenic drive to Tok.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8TOP OF THE WORLD HIGHWAY & DAWSON CITY

A full day of driving requires two things, top-notch scenery, and a luxury ride – John Hall’s standard includes both. Settle in while the route runs parallel to the majestic Alaska Range, one of the highest in the world. The last stop before joining the Top of the World Highway and crossing the Canadian border is the busy metropolis of Chicken, Alaska (population 12). Arrive in Dawson City, Yukon, and enjoy two nights in this historic town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9DAWSON CITY

Back in the day, Dawson City was the center of the Klondike Gold Rush. Learn the town’s history on a tour, and at Goldbottom Mine, the only authentic operating placer gold mine in the Klondike, learn about everything from staking a claim to selling gold. Like the old-timers, guests have a chance to pan for gold and strike it rich in the mine’s historic gold fields! At Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, take in the Cancan show, and try the famous Sourtoe Cocktail challenge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10WHITEHORSE

Witness Moose Creek, Pelly Crossing, and Five Finger Rapids while traveling the Klondike Highway on the way to Whitehorse. With the discovery of gold, by 1897 stampeders had arrived by steamship and set up camp. During the hunt for gold, a rich copper belt was discovered in the surrounding hills. Spend the evening strolling the streets of Whitehorse, located on the banks of the Yukon River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11SKAGWAY, LYNN CANAL & HAINES

Travel to Fraser, BC, and board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for a scenic journey dropping 3,000 feet in elevation in just 20 miles! Built during the 1898 gold rush, travel the trail of long-ago fortune seekers to Skagway. Explore the town’s historic sights before boarding a privately chartered day vessel for a sail through the upper Lynn Canal, traveling south to Haines, one of Alaska’s hidden gems.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 12HAINES, KLUKWAN AND CHILKAT PRESERVE

Begin the day with a drive through the Chilkat Valley and Bald Eagle Preserve, before arriving in Klukwan, home of the Tlingit people. Keep the cameras ready as the vessel sails through the remainder of the Lynn Canal, traveling towards Alaska’s capital city, Juneau.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13TRACY ARM FJORD

Set sail for Tracy Arm Fjord – the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness – and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Cruise pristine waters while exploring the area’s waterfalls, glaciers, and icebergs, and watching for marine life. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Orca Point Lodge this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14JUNEAU

After breakfast, transfer to the Juneau airport for a scheduled flight.

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing Includes Accommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land, chartered day vessel, commercial flight Anchorage to Cordova; daily activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s windbreaker.

June 19, 2025
#130 1898 ALASKA & YUKON GOLD RUSH
14-Day Land Tour

June 19 – July 2, 2025

Double Occupancy: $12,019
Single Occupancy: $13,999
2025 Tour Savings

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How To Reserve This Tour

A deposit of $500.00 USD per person is required within ten days of booking your reservation. Deposits are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to departure.

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks are acceptable forms of deposit payment. To confirm your space by credit card, please contact our office: 800.325.2270 or book online using the link at the top of the page. Alaska Specialists are available for tour bookings 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Saturday

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arranging Your Flights

This tour begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Juneau, Alaska. On Day 1, flights should arrive in Anchorage by 4pm; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 14, flights may depart Juneau after 8am. Transportation will be provided to and from the airport. It is recommended guests consider arriving a day early.

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