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Experience the best of Alaska with the “Grand Slam Alaska” tour​!

 

See why Alaska is called the Last Frontier with whale watching, glacier viewing and float plane excursions.

Bigger can definitely be better when it comes to adventure; but with a state as large as Alaska, choosing where to start can be a challenge. Alaska is home to more coastline than the rest of the United States combined, the highest mountain in North America and is bigger than California, Texas and Montana put together. With John Hall’s Alaska’s “Grand Slam Alaska” tour, visitors explore the best of the 49th state by land, air and sea.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure or relaxing escape, this all-inclusive trip with John Hall’s Alaska is ideal for travelers of all activity levels. The 15-day journey begins with eight days on land then spends seven days on board a luxury cruise ship. As with all John Hall’s Alaska tours, all meals and accommodations are included.

Kicking off in Alaska’s largest city, travelers get their first taste of adventure while shopping, dining and sightseeing. The journey then continues south along the scenic Turnagain Arm then to the port city of Whittier. From there, a privately chartered vessel will take passengers through the pristine Prince William Sound, around the crystal blue glaciers of Colombia Bay and to the tiny town of Valdez, known as the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska. That evening guests will unwind at the newly renovated with views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure or relaxing escape, this all-inclusive trip with John Hall’s Alaska is ideal for travelers of all activity levels. The 15-day journey begins with eight days on land then spends seven days on board a luxury cruise ship. As with all John Hall’s Alaska tours, all meals and accommodations are included.

Kicking off in Alaska’s largest city, travelers get their first taste of adventure while shopping, dining and sightseeing. The journey then continues south along the scenic Turnagain Arm then to the port city of Whittier. From there, a privately chartered vessel will take passengers through the pristine Prince William Sound, around the crystal blue glaciers of Colombia Bay and to the tiny town of Valdez, known as the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska. That evening guests will unwind at the newly renovated with views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife.

After exploring and traveling between Bridal Veil and Horsetail Falls with a stop at the photo-worthy Thompson Pass, our luxury motorcoach takes guests along Richardson Highway to Alaska’s “Golden Heart City” of Fairbanks. There, travelers will experience Alaska’s rich culture, history and natural beauty. Guided by a local family who has lived there for five generations, a explores the Chena River with a private show and luncheon at Iditarod-winner Susan Butcher’s champion dog kennels as well as a visit to an ancient Athabascan village. After working up an appetite learning how Alaska Natives lived off the land and thrived in the extreme north, enjoy the renowned fare of the Alaska Salmon Bake while taking in a performance at . The comedy routine and musical are packed with Alaska history and pioneer tales of the Alaska Gold Rush.

The following days of the all-inclusive tour are spent exploring , home of Denali, North America’s tallest peak, which stands at an astonishing 20,320 feet. Those opting for adventure can choose from hiking, mountain biking, flightseeing tours of Denali and fishing in Wonder Lake. Travelers wanting to soak in Alaska’s serene beauty in a more relaxing way can choose from berry picking or panning for gold. The next day is spent on the Kantishna Wildlife Tour that travels 92 miles deep into the heart of Denali National Park for remote backcountry views and ample opportunities to spot Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves, brown bears and other Alaska wildlife.

Passengers then board the and embark on the final portion of their land tour to the quaint and quirky town of Talkeetna. Throughout the four-hour train ride, passengers will enjoy luxury GoldStar service and authentic Alaska fare like reindeer penne bolognese or Alaska chopped salad. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the route and panoramic views of the Tanana River while crossing the Mears Memorial Bridge – the historic site where President Warren G. Harding drove the final spike marking the Railroad’s completion in 1923. Explore the town that’s registered as a National Historic Landmark before a relaxing night by the campfire at the .

During the seven days at sea, sail through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Cruise highlights include a chartered voyage through Glacier Bay National Park and Tongass National Forest for enchanting views of glaciers and Misty Fjords National Park, helicopter tours of Mendenhall Glacier, an immersive Alaska Native cultural experience in Icy Strait Point and marine wildlife viewing.

On this journey, you’ll come face to face with the ice wall of Hubbard Glacier, the second most active tidewater glacier in Alaska, that extends more than 6.5 miles. You may even have a chance to listen to the splash of glacial ice crashing into the ocean. As you cruise through some of the best places for whale watching in Alaska, look for humpbacks, orcas, dolphins and other marine wildlife.

On your visit to Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, a walking tour guides travelers through town and shares the history of local museums. From the town of Skagway, known as the “Gateway City to the Klondike Gold Rush,” travel back in time to the gold boom with stories of the outlaws and treasure hunters who once walked the incredible Dead Horse Trail. Of course, no trip to Alaska would be complete without a visit to Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Known for its brightly carved totem poles, historic Creek Street and Saxman Village, the fishing village is a must-see Alaska destination.

As with all John Hall’s Alaska tours, travelers can opt for the land-only portion of the “Grand Slam Alaska” tour. To ensure guests receive a personalized experience with top-notch customer service and access to excursions not available to larger groups, all tours are limited in size. To reserve space on one of the summer itineraries, visit or call 800-325-2270.

 

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