Fall Colors Alaska & the Canadian Rockies

18-Day tour featuring fall colors, the Alaska Highway, and Canada

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FALL COLORS, WILDLIFE, & CULTURE

Travel by luxury motorcoach on a guided tour from Seattle, through the Canadian Rockies, and to Alaska. With visits to some of the most iconic parks along the way – Banff, Stone Mountain, Kluane, Denali, Jasper – view wildlife and learn about the history and cultures on this prolific journey.

  • Travel the entire Alaska Highway from the Canadian Rockies to Alaska
  • Wildlife viewing in national parks throughout Alaska and Canada
  • Drive the Icefields Parkway, visit Columbia Icefield, and walk on a glacier
  • Alaska Railroad GoldStar glass-domed cars and Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife and Glacier Cruise
  • Iditarod dogs, riverboat cruise, museums, and a gondola!

Included land highlights:

Palmer and Alaska State Fair
Alaska Railroad GoldStar Service
Denali National Park Visitor Center & Wildlife Tour
Pick Your Adventure in Denali
Trail Breaker Kennel Experience
Alaska Highway
Whitehorse & Watson Lake
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum
Dawson Creek “Mile 0”
Jasper National Park
Icefield’s Parkway
Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, & Moraine Lake
Banff National Park
Cascade Mountains
Kamloops

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Accommodations:

1 Night – The Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK
2 Nights – Alaska Glacier Lodge, Palmer, AK
2 Nights – Denali Bluffs, Denali National Park, AK
1 Night – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
1 Night – Young’s Motel, Tok, AK
1 Night – Raven Inn, Whitehorse, YT
1 Night – Andrea’s Hotel, Watson Lake, YT
1 Night – Northern Rockies Lodge, Muncho Lake, BC
1 Night – Woodlands Inn and Suites, Fort Nelson, BC
1 Night – Stonebridge Inn, Dawson Creek, AB
1 Night – Overlander Mountain Lodge, Jasper, AB
2 Nights – Lake Louise Resort, Columbia Icefields
1 Night – South Thompson Inn, Kamloops, BC
1 Night – Seattle Airport Hotel, Seattle, WA

More About Accommodations

Active Rating:

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

Included Meals:

50
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on full tour days + arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 40

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 2ANCHORAGE AND PALMER

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Anchorage with time at the Anchorage Museum. Journey north to Palmer this afternoon and into the Knik River Valley, arriving at your beautiful private cabins at Alaska Glacier Lodge. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure with dinner at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 3PALMER

Enjoy a relaxing morning before heading to the Alaska State Fair. Following lunch, return to the lodge with time to add on an optional activity such as helicopter flightseeing, hiking or time at your leisure. This evening includes a private dinner presentation on the lifestyle of The Iditarod and what makes a successful Iditarod experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 4DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Travel from Palmer to Talkeetna following breakfast where guests will join the Mahay family for a thrilling (enclosed) jetboat tour of Devil’s Canyon. This afternoon, guests travel via motorcoach to Denali National Park before arriving at the Denali Bluffs, your home for two evenings.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Bluffs Hotel

Day 5DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Wake up to nature this morning! Board a sightseeing bus which will take you 42 miles deep into Denali National Park. Return to the gates of the park this afternoon for the remainder of your day at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Bluffs Hotel

Day 6DENALI ADVENTURE DAY & FAIRBANKS

Begin your day with your choice of included activity, furthering your exploration of Denali National Park. Choose to join an ATV trek, go ziplining through the forest or join a whitewater river rafting adventure. After lunch, board the Alaska Railroad GoldStar cars and travel in comfort from Denali to Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Enjoy dinner while onboard.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

Day 7FAIRBANKS & TOK

Following breakfast, we visit Trail Breaker Kennel, home of the late Susan Butcher – four time winner of the Iditarod. Next, stop at the North Pole and Santa’s House to mail those Christmas wish lists. Your journey on the Alaska Highway begins this afternoon! Keep your camera ready as the scenery will be grand. Arrive in Tok this afternoon and settle into your hotel for one evening.

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

Day 8KLUANE NATIONAL PARK AND WHITEHORSE

Visit the stunning Kluane National Park and tour the Da Ku Cultural Center. Your day will be filled with mountains, lakes and plentiful wildlife along the way! Arrive in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Raven Inn

Day 9WATSON LAKE

Begin the day with a stop at the Yukon Transportation Museum to view the preserved stories and artifacts illustrating the rugged Yukon history. Witness Teslin Lake before arriving in Watson Lake this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Andrea’s Hotel

Day 10MUNCHO LAKE

Spend your morning enjoying the dramatic views of the river and cliffs that surround you. Before getting underway, stop at Sign Post Forest. Bring a sign from your hometown to add to the collection of eighty thousand who have found a home here. Arrive at scenic Muncho Lake, one of North America’s most prolific wildlife viewing areas. Relax on the banks of Muncho Lake, with the late afternoon free for exploring this beautiful area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Northern Rockies Lodge

Day 11FORT NELSON

Pass through amazing Stone Mountain Provincial Park, home of the beautiful Stone Sheep. With any luck we will witness these impressive animals licking salt along the highway and up the roadside cliffs. Visit the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and view the incredible displays before arriving at your hotel for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Woodland’s Inn and Suites

Day 12DAWSON CREEK

Before entering Alberta, make a stop in Dawson Creek, home to the “Mile 0” and the completion of your journey on the Alaska Highway. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Stonebridge Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Stonebridge Hotel

Day 13JASPER NATIONAL PARK AND JASPER

Make your way to the Canadian Rockies and through Jasper National Park this morning. Look for mountain sheep and elk along the way! At the doorstep of nature, sleep well this evening at the Overlander Mountain Lodge, a jewel in the Canadian Rockies.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Overlander Mountain Lodge

Day 14ICEFIELDS PARKWAY

Witness roaring Athabasca Falls before lunch overlooking Athabasca Glacier. Join an Ice Explorer coach ride and brief hike on Athabasca Glacier. Settle into your home for the next two evenings located in the middle of the Columbia Icefields, Lake Louise Resort.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Lake Louise Resort

Day 15BANFF NATIONAL PARK AND BANFF

Visit Peyto Lake, Lake Louise & Moraine Lake before arriving in Banff. Take a breathtakingly beautiful gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain. Once at the top, have lunch, explore the short hiking trails, and visit the cultural interpretive center. After a free afternoon in Banff, return to your hotel for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Lake Louise Resort

Day 16KAMLOOPS

Step back in time at the heritage ghost town of Three Valley Gap with a guided tour of the historic buildings before entering the Cascade Mountains. The scenery in Kamloops is stunning. Your hotel allows you multiple places to relax and enjoy the view.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: South Thompson Inn

Day 17SEATTLE

Arrive into beautiful Puget Sound and the bustling city of Seattle, Washington. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Seattle Airport Hotel

Day 18FLY HOME

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

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

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

August 30, 2024
FALL COLORS ALASKA & THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
18-Day Land Tour

August 30 – September 16, 2024

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

Booking Discount – Book by December 15, 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 versus credit card! $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 – 4:00pm, Monday – Saturday

 

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

ARRANGING YOUR FLIGHTS

LAND: This tour begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Seattle, Washington. On Day 1, flights should arrive in Anchorage by 6pm. Early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 18, flights may depart Seattle after 8am.

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