Alaska Bears & Bering Sea

11-Day inclusive tour to Nome, Denali, Knik River, and Kodiak

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NOME, DENALI & KODIAK BEAR VIEWING

Giant Kodiak brown bear viewing, Denali wildlife tour, moose in Knik, and whales – all highlights! Round the trip out with included dog sledding, history, and a flightseeing tour over volcanoes and glaciers for the ultimate small group guided package.

  • Experience Alaska Railroad glass-dome cars and GoldStar service
  • Denali National Park wildlife tour and visitor center
  • Exclusive dog sledding presentation at Dream ∙a∙ Dream kennel
  • View Kodiak brown bears on a flightseeing tour at Kodiak Wildlife Reserve
  • Explore World War II bunkers on a visit to historic Fort Abercrombie
  • Learn history in Anchorage, Nome, and Kodiak on city tours or museum visits

Included land highlights:

Nome City Tour

Alaska Railroad – GoldStar Service

Denali National Park Wildlife Tour

Denali Visitor Center

Dream A Dream Kennel Presentation

Knik River Adventure Activity

Kodiak Bear Flightseeing Expedition

Kodiak History Museum

Fort Abercrombie WWII Bunkers

Kodiak City Tour

Anchorage City Tour

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Accommodations:

3 Nights – The Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
1 Night – Aurora Inn, Nome
2 Nights – Denali Cabins, Denali National Park
2 Nights – Knik River Lodge, Palmer
2 Nights – Kodiak Inn Best Western, Kodiak

More About Accommodations

Active Rating:

MODERATE
Requires ability to board small planes and walk a mile

Included Meals:

29
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on full tour days + arrival day dinner, departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 24

Itinerary

Day 1ANCHORAGE

Welcome to the metropolitan city of Anchorage, Alaska! A John Hall’s Alaska representative greets you on arrival and escorts you to your luxury accommodations for the evening. Anchorage has much to offer if you wish to explore. Dinner is at your leisure.

Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 2NOME

Fuel up with breakfast, then catch your flight to Nome. Situated on the Bering Sea at the tip of the Seward Peninsula, Nome holds the title of being the most famous Gold Rush town in all of Alaska. In the last great gold stampede of the west, fortune seekers flocked from all over the world for the golden nuggets found for miles along the beaches. Nome is also the finish line of the famed Iditarod Race. Visit the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum and learn about this crossroads of history, cultures, and continents.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aurora Inn

Day 3NOME & ANCHORAGE

Before departing the frontier town of Nome, take a stroll along the beach or around town, then head to the airport. Enjoy the short flight back to Anchorage, the views are spectacular! Back in the city, there is free time in the afternoon to go exploring on your own, take in a museum, shop, or simply relax at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 4ALASKA RAILROAD & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

This morning, board the glass-domed cars of the Alaska Railroad. Experience luxury GoldStar service with breakfast served during your journey. Upon arrival in Talkeetna, enjoy lunch in town before boarding the motorcoach for a scenic drive to the gates of Denali National Park. Over the next two evenings, relax in the wilderness at Denali Cabins.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabin

Day 5DENALI NATIONAL PARK

The sun rises early in Alaska, and chances are high you will too! There is a lot to squeeze in today. Travel by sightseeing bus ride 42 miles deep into the outback of Denali National Park and Preserve. During the drive be on the lookout for moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, grizzly bears, and of course Denali. After returning to the gates of the park, stop by the Denali Visitor Center and enjoy time on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabins

Day 6DREAM A DREAM KENNEL & KNIK RIVER

Get an early start aboard your motorcoach and travel to the heart of mushing country for a visit to Dream ∙a∙ Dream, a working sled dog kennel. At a private presentation on dog mushing, learn what it takes to prep for a race like the Iditarod and spend time with the pups. After lunch and puppy time, continue your journey south into the Mat-Su Valley – a secluded, hidden gem nestled in the Chugach Mountains. The Knik, a regional band of Athabascans were the earliest known inhabitants of the valley.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Knik River Lodge

Day 7KNIK RIVER

Enjoy a warm meal in the lodge, then step outside for a day of exquisite wilderness. Surrounded by vast forests and mountains, take in the vista from the deck of your cabin and observe helicopters landing on the beach. Tucked along Knik Arm and the Knik River – amid mountains, glaciers, wilderness, rivers, and wildlife – there is plenty to do. An included tour gets you up close to nature. Popular with moose and other wildlife, keep cameras and binoculars at the ready today!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Knik River Lodge

Day 8KODIAK

After a bountiful breakfast in the lodge, board your motorcoach for a ride along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway to Anchorage. Following a path carved by ancient glaciers, keep your camera at hand – there is beauty everywhere you point it! Enjoy a luncheon before your flight to Kodiak. This friendly fishing town was settled in the 18th century by subjects of the Russian crown, although archeological evidence shows Alutiiq natives have called the area home for at least 7,000 years.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Kodiak Inn Best Western

Day 9KODIAK WILDLIFE REFUGE & KODIAK BEARS

A habitat of mountains, alpine meadows, wetlands, spruce forests, and grassland, the Kodiak Wildlife Refuge is home to an estimated 3.500 bears. Take a flightseeing tour over the Katmai Volcanoes and glaciers, and witness giant Kodiak brown bears – one of the two largest bears in existence – feast on salmon in the wild! Housed in a 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building, a visit to the Kodiak History Museum (formerly Baranov Museum) showcases Kodiak’s rich history.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Kodiak Inn Best Western

Day 10FORT ABERCROMBIE & ANCHORAGE

On the cliffs above Monashka Bay sits Fort Abercrombie. Built by the U.S. Army in 1941 to defend Naval Air Station Kodiak, today the old navy base is the largest Coast Guard base in the country. Explore the trails and World War II ruins on a walking tour. Back in Kodiak, a city tour explores its Russina history. Rivaling anywhere in Alaska for whales, keep watch offshore for fin, minke, and humpbacks. Late afternoon, fly back to Anchorage and this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 11ANCHORAGE

Enjoy breakfast, then transfer to the Anchorage airport for your homeward-bound flight.

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

PER PERSON PRICING INCLUDES

Accommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land and small plane transportation; airport transfers; daily activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s signature windbreaker.

August 31, 2023
Alaska Bears & Bering Sea
11-Day Land Tour

August 31 – September 10, 2023

Double Occupancy: Coming soon!
Single Occupancy: Coming soon!
2023 TOUR SAVINGS (booking discount does not to ADC/PIP)

Booking Discount – Book by February 1, 2023, to SAVE $500 per person on your John Hall’s Alaska land tour, or SAVE $800 per person on a land tour + cruise package. For bookings made after February 1, 2023 – SAVE $500 per person by attending a John Hall’s Alaska travel seminar any time of year.

Check Discount – SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash versus credit card! $500 per person deposits may still be made by credit card.

Group Discount – SAVE $50 per person with 2-3 rooms booked; SAVE $100 per person with 4-7 rooms booked. SAVE $150 per person with 8-11 rooms booked; SAVE $200 per person with 12+ rooms booked. Group discount applies to the first 2 individuals in each room only.

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 7:30am-5:30pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday.

 

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arranging Your Flights

LAND: This tour begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. On Day 1, flights should arrive in Anchorage by 6pm; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 11, flights may depart Anchorage after 8am.

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