1898 Alaska & Yukon Gold Rush

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

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DENALI, KLONDIKE HIGHWAY, YUKON & INSIDE PASSAGE

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.

  • View wildlife in Denali National Park and marine life of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage
  • Glaciers and marine wildlife of Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Experience Alaska Railroad GoldStar service and White Pass & Yukon railroad
  • Experience the Alaska Highway and Klondike Highways
  • Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s and dredge for gold in the Yukon

Included land highlights:

Anchorage + City Tour
Anchorage Museum Visit
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
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 Gertie’s & Cancan Show
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Whale Watching in Southeast Alaska
Klukwan Cultural Tour and Chilkat Valley Bald Eagle Preserve
Tracy Arm Fjord & Twin Sawyer Glaciers

1898 Alaska & Yukon Gold Rush 2024

Accommodations:

1 Night – Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK
2 Nights – Alaska Glacier Lodge, Palmer, AK
2 Nights – Denali Cabins, Denali National Park, AK
1 Night – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
1 Night – Young’s Motel, Tok, AK
2 Nights – Eldorado Hotel, Dawson City, YT
1 Night – Raven Inn, Whitehorse, AK
1 Night – Aspen Suites Hotel, Haines, AK
2 Nights – Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau, AK

More About Accommodations

Active Rating:

MOST MOBILITY LEVELS
Must be able to walk up one flight of stairs

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 you on arrival and escorts you to your luxury accommodations. Anchorage has much to offer if you wish to explore. Dinner is at your leisure.

Dinner | Overnight: Hotel Captain Cook

Day 2ANCHORAGE & KNIK RIVER

Start the day with a city tour and visit the colorful Anchorage Museum, then journey north aboard your luxury motorcoach to the Knik River Valley – a secluded, hidden gem nestled in the Chugach Mountains. Following along Knik Arm and the Knik River, stop at scenic overlooks en route to Palmer, Alaska. The evening’s reward, wilderness outside, world-class inside – snuggle up in your private plush wilderness cabin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 3KNIK RIVER VALLEY

Surrounded by vast forests and mountains, begin the day with a warm meal in the lodge. Take in the beauty from the deck of your cabin, observe helicopters landing on the beach, then head out for a hike or consider an optional flightseeing glacier tour. Relax away the evening in this peaceful, mountain-view getaway.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 4TALKEETNA & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Today’s travels take you farther north to Talkeetna, located at the confluence of three rivers, the Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna. Listed on the register of National Historic Places, there is time in town to explore its early pioneer roots or take in an optional activity. Your accommodations this evening sit near Denali National Park and Preserve.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabins

Day 5DENALI NATIONAL PARK

The sun rises early in Alaska, and chances are high you will also. Today, board a sightseeing bus and venture 42 miles deep into the outback of Denali National Park. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars! Returning to the park’s gates, take a minute to take it all in.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabins

Day 6DENALI, ALASKA RAILROAD & FAIRBANKS

Enjoy a leisurely morning with one last chance to explore Denali National Park with an optional adventure activity. This afternoon, board the glass-domed cars of the Alaska Railroad for a luxury GoldStar experience to Fairbanks with dinner served on board. The train’s glass-domed cars offer top-notch viewing along a spectacularly scenic route.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

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. Afterward, 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 with the pups, board the motorcoach for a scenic drive to Tok.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Young’s Motel

Day 8TOP OF THE WORLD HIGHWAY & DAWSON CITY

A full day of driving requires two things, top-notch scenery, and a luxury ride – you have both. Settle in, your route runs parallel to the majestic Alaska Range, one of the higher ranges in the world after the Himalayas and the Andes. The last stop before crossing the Canadian border is the busy metropolis of Chicken, Alaska (population 12), then join the Top of the World Highway. Arrive in Dawson City, Yukon, and enjoy two nights in this historic town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Eldorado Hotel

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, you have a chance to pan for gold and strike it rich in the mine’s historic gold fields! At Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, you could win big, take in the included Cancan show, and try the famous Sourtoe Cocktail challenge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Eldorado Hotel

Day 10WHITEHORSE

Witness Moose Creek, Pelly Crossing, and Five Finger Rapids on the way to Whitehorse – named after the White Horse Rapids and their resemblance to the mane of a charging horse. With the discovery of gold in 1896, by 1897 crowds of stampeders had arrived by steamship and set up camp. During their hunt for gold, they also discovered a rich copper belt in the surrounding hills. Spend your evening strolling the streets of Whitehorse, located on the banks of the Yukon River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Raven Inn

Day 11SKAGWAY & LYNN CANAL

Travel to Fraser, BC, and board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad 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, making your way one-hour south to Haines, one of Alaska’s hidden gems.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Hotel & Suites, Haines

Day 12HAINES, KULWAN & 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 your camera ready as you sail through the remainder of the Lynn Canal, making your way to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Hotel & Suites, Juneau

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 Farewell Dinner this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Hotel & Suites, Juneau

Day 14JUNEAU

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing IncludesAccommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land and privately chartered small vessel transportation; airport transfers; activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s signature windbreaker.

June 3, 2024
1898 ALASKA & YUKON GOLD RUSH
14-Day Land Tour

June 3 – June 16, 2024

Double Occupancy: $10,699
Single Occupancy: $12,459
August 1, 2024
1898 ALASKA & YUKON GOLD RUSH
14-Day Land Tour

August 1 – August 14, 2024

Double Occupancy: SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: SOLD OUT
2024 Tour Savings

Booking Discount
Book by December 31, 2023 and SAVE:
SAVE $500 per person on your John Hall’s Alaska land tour departing May-September 2024.
SAVE $800 per person when you book a 2024 John Hall’s Alaska land tour + a Southeast Alaska experience.

Group Discount
Applies to first 2 individuals in each room:
SAVE $50 per person – book 2-3 rooms
SAVE $100 per person – book 4-7 rooms
SAVE $150 per person – book 8-11 rooms
SAVE $200 per person – book 12+ rooms

Check Discount
SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash. $500 per person tour deposits may still be made by credit card. (Discounts vary for Platinum Inside Passage and Admiralty Dream guests.)

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. 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 6pm; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 14, flights may depart Juneau after 8am.

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