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
Anchorage City Tour
Alaska Railroad – GoldStar Service
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
Denali Visitor Center
Dream A Dream Kennel Presentation
Knik River River Valley
Anchorage Museum
Nome City Tour and Museum
Kodiak Bear Flightseeing Expedition
Kodiak History Museum
Fort Abercrombie WWII Bunkers

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Accommodations:

3 Nights – Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
2 Nights – Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali National Park
2 Nights – Alaska Glacier Lodge, Palmer
1 Night- Aurora Inn & Suites, Nome
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 & dinner on all full tour days, plus arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 18

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: Hotel Captain Cook

Day 2ALASKA RAILORD & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

After a Welcome Breakfast, board your luxury motorcoach for an Anchorage city tour before travelling north to Talkeetna. Upon arrival, board the glass-domed cars of the Alaska Railroad. Experience luxury GoldStar service with lunch served onboard during the scenic journey towards Denali National Park. Spend time exploring the park’s visitor center before arriving at the Denali Bluffs Hotel, your accommodations for the next two evenings.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Bluffs Hotel

Day 3DENALI NATIONAL PARK

The sun rises early in Alaska, and chances are high you will, too! A memorable day awaits – a sightseeing bus ride 42 miles deep into the outback of Denali National Park, lunch and time on your own to explore this incredible park. 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, enjoy dinner at leisure this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Bluffs Hotel

Day 4DREAM-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. Settle into a private plush wilderness cabin for two evenings at the Alaska Glacier Lodge, located along the Knik River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 5KNIK 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. Enhance your day with an optional helicopter flight, visit a musk ox farm, or join an ATV tour. Tucked along Knik Arm and the Knik River – amid mountains, glaciers, wilderness, rivers, and wildlife – there are plenty of opportunities to get close to nature in an area popular with moose and other wildlife, keep cameras and binoculars ready today!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 6ANCHORAGE & NOME

Board your motorcoach this morning for a ride along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway to Anchorage. Following a path carved by ancient glaciers, there is beauty everywhere. Visit the Anchorage Museum and explore exhibitions and artifacts from Alaska Native cultures and historical pieces from the Russian-American period. Later, board a commercial plane for a picturesque flight to Nome, located along the Bering Sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aurora Inn & Suites

Day 7NOME

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. Learn about this crossroads of history, cultures, and continents on an exclusive tour of the area. Return to Anchorage this evening via a commercial flight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Hotel Captain Cook

Day 8ANCHORAGE & KODIAK

Enjoy a leisurely morning in downtown Anchorage before boarding a commercial flight bound for 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 Russian 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: 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 trademark windbreaker.

August 30, 2024
Alaska Bears & Bering Sea
11-Day Land Tour

August 30 – September 9, 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 2023 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 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-5:00pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday.

 

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arranging Your Flights

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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