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Ultimate Alaska and the Yukon

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 40 - 44 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3589 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3661 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1 Arrive in Anchorage

Welcome to Alaska! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.


Day 2 Anchorage–Wasilla–Alaska Railroad–Denali National Park

Traveling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the IDITAROD HEADQUARTERS, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic ALASKA RAILROAD for a scenic trip to Denali National Park. Enjoy dinner at the Murie Science Center followed by an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)


Day 3 Denali National Park

This morning, a GUIDED WILDERNESS TOUR takes you into 6-million-acre DENALI NATIONAL PARK to explore the majestic wilderness and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife! Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era. (B,L)


Day 4 Denali National Park–Fairbanks

This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the 49th State Brewery and perhaps sample some local specialties. Then travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)


Day 5 Fairbanks

This morning, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a CRUISE on the Chena and Tanana Rivers with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, visit the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA–FAIRBANKS MUSEUM during your Fairbanks city tour, and also stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. (B)


Day 6 Fairbanks–Dawson City

Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter the Yukon. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino. (B)


Day 7 Dawson City

Today, step back in time at the site of CLAIM #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to an old GOLD DREDGE to learn how gold changed this land forever and to try your own hand at gold panning! Next, stop at the DÄNOJÀ ZHO CULTURAL CENTRE for a tour on the First Nations’ traditions and culture over the past 100 years. (B)


Day 8 Dawson–Whitehorse

Today, trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon. (B)


Day 9 Whitehorse

A city tour stops at the YUKON BERINGIA INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. Stop at the SS KLONDIKE RIVERBOAT and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, [LF] MUKTUK ADVENTURES, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Here, learn about the training and care of Alaskan huskies, as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner (B,D)


Day 10 Whitehorse–Tok

Return to Alaska, traveling through the rugged mountains of KLUANE NATIONAL PARK, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.” (B)


Day 11 Tok–Valdez

Head to Alaska’s southernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”—Valdez. Visit the unique VALDEZ MUSEUM late this afternoon. (B)


Day 12 Valdez–Whittier–Anchorage

Board a BOAT today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, and the playful sea life of PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the Alyeska Hotel before returning to Anchorage. (B,L,D)


Day 13 Anchorage

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)


Vacation Highlights

WASILLA
Visit Iditarod Headquarters

TALKEETNA–DENALI
Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad

DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Welcome dinner with [LF] exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour

FAIRBANKS
City tour; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline

DAWSON CITY
Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Claim #1, a gold dredge, and the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

WHITEHORSE
Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; [LF] presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner

KLUANE NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

VALDEZ
Visit the Valdez Museum; private cruise on Prince William Sound

ALYESKA
Farewell dinner

NOTES:

•Your Train, Alaska Railroad travels through Alaska’s spectacular scenery. All of Globus guests are confirmed in GoldStar or Wilderness Explorer service. Both feature confirmed seats in the upper-level dome car, complimentary coffee, soda, or tea served at your seat, priority seating in the dining room, and a private outdoor viewing deck.
•GoldStar has a larger outdoor viewing platform on the upper-level while Wilderness Explorer has an outdoor viewing platform on the lower-level.
•This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
•While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early-season (early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.



Hotels

ANCHORAGE Sheraton Anchorage (SF)
DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali Bluffs (F)
FAIRBANKS Wedgewood Resort (F)
DAWSON CITY El Dorado Hotel (MF)
WHITEHORSE High Country Inn (BA)
TOK Fast Eddy’s/Young’s Motel (BA)
VALDEZ Valdez Hotel (F)

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Denali National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates.

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