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Alaska Tours & Cruise Tours 2016

Attracting almost 2-million visitors in the last year, Alaska looks fantastic with 2016 Alaska Cruises and 2016 Escorted Alaska Tours. Family tours to Alaska is growing in popularity with itineraries such as Tauck's 'Alaska: Call of the Wild'... Biking adventures such as Backroads' Alaska Bike Tour are taking the wilderness by storm while caring for the environment!

Travel between the months of May through September in the stunning wilderness of Alaska. Gaze upon Mount McKinley, the highest peak of North America. See why Alaska is known for its fascinating wildlife and scenery. Whether it is the century old totem poles, majestic coastal glaciers, or the sparkling water fall, you will marvel at the sterling Alaskan coastline.

Now vacationing in Alaska is even easier, as we have done all the work for you.  We offer Alaska tours and vacations to some of the most popular destinations in Alaska, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, Glacier Bay and more.

The possibilities are endless as we have included many travel itineraries to suit your desires and your budget. There so much of Alaska to visit that it is hard to know where to start. There are tours for individuals, couples and families to experience the best that nature has to offer. Buying your Alaska Tour gives you peace of mind because you prepay for your trip and save up to 40% off the cost of traveling the same itinerary on your own. There's no better time than now to pick your Alaska Tour Vacation. Keep in mind when planning your tour that peak season is May to September as the weather is most enjoyable..

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Most Popular Alaska Tours

Grand Alaska

By Tauck Tours. 15 Days starting at $6,890

Combine a weeklong Princess cruise through glacier-strewn waterways with a visit to Denali National Park, a scenic rail trip, flightseeing, rafting in a bald eagle reserve, a sled dog experience and much more on this most unforgettable cruisetour to .. (click for more)

 

Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and Washington Wine Country with Alaska Cruise (NSI2016)

By Globus Tours. 17 Days starting at $3,709

TitleDiscover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country with Alaska CruiseVacation OverviewBreathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour with an Alaska cruis.. (click for more)

 

Wild Alaska

By Tauck Tours. 10 Days starting at $6,790

Explore the wild heart of Alaska with Tauck and BBC Earth on small group departures averaging 26 Tauck guests... and discover remote, less-visited places of spectacular beauty and unforgettable experiences... flightseeing the snowcapped peaks of Dena.. (click for more)

 

Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise

By Collette Tours. 13 Days starting at $3,069

The Best of Both Worlds Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? With Collette's Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise you can! Relax for 7 nights and enjoy the epic Alaskan scenery from aboard one of Princess Cruise Lines’ lovely ships. Cruise thr.. (click for more)

 

Alaskan Adventure (84202016)

By Cosmos Tours. 8 Days starting at $1,699

TitleAlaskan AdventureVacation OverviewFrom Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the “Great Land” of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant—from bald eagles to Dall sheep—and this tour also gives you th.. (click for more)

 

Alaska Tours & Cruise Tours

JUNEAU

Juneau is the Juneau Alaska 2015 capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle and is the second largest city in the United States. Downtown Juneau is at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island.The city is unusual because there are no roads connecting Juneau to the rest of Alaska. Ferry service is available for cars. Juneau is named after gold prospector Joe Juneau. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, with tides averaging 16 feet, below steep mountains about 3500 to 4000 feet. Atop these mountains is the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass with about 30 flowing glaciers. You can see the Mendenhall Glacier and the Lemon Creek Glacier from local roads.

The Gastineau Channel was a favorite fishing ground for local Tlingit Indians, who had inhabited the area for thousands of years. The native cultures are rich with artistic traditions including carving, weaving, singing and dancing.

The climate is mild with moist and long winters, Spring, summer and fall are cool to mild

DENALI NATIONAL PARK and PRESERVE

Denali Alaska 2015

Denali is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America. The park encompasses more than 6 million acres with mixed forest landscape. The preserve is also home to tundra, glaciers, rock and snow. The park offers wildlife viewing, mountain climbing and backpacking. Winter-time activities include dog-sledding, cross-country skiing and snowmachining. Denali is home to Alaskan birds and mammals including grizzly and black bears. Herds of caribou roam the park, while Dall sheep are seen on the montainsides. Moose feed on the plants. Foxes, martens lynx, wolverines also inhabit the park.You'll find an abundance of fish in the waters, as well as the wood frog.The park has a 91-mile road running from George Parks Highway to the mining camp of Kantishna. Only a small portion of this road is paved. The first 15 miles of the road are available to private vehicles. Concessionary buses take visitors  to the interior of the park. Denali has long winters and summers are cool and damp. The weather is so unpredictable that there has been snow in August.

FAIRBANKS

Fairbanks is theFairbanks Alaska 2015 largest city in the "Interior" region of Alaska and third largest in the state. Captain E.T. Barnette founded Fairbanks in August 19001 while headed to Tanacross where he intended to set up a trading post. Teams of gold prospectors built drift mines, dredges and lode mines in addition to panning and sluicing.Fairbanks was also a producer of agricultural goods, as well as farming activities. Fairbanks is located in the central Tanana Valley, straddling the Chena River and the Tanana River.North of the city is a chain of hills reaching the White Mountains and the Yukon River.Fairbanks climate gives it very long winters and short, warm summers. Winter lasts from late September until late April, but snow is limited from February to May.Fairbanks is a hub for cross-country skiing in Alaska.

KENAI

Kenai Alaska 2015

The city of Kenai is named after the local word ken or kena, which means flat, meadow, open area with few trees.  Summers are cool and winters are snowy, long but not particularly cold. Although many fishing boats are based in Kenai, it does not have a formal port and harbor. The nearest deep water port is in Nikiski. A world record "king salmon was caught in the Kenai River, making the city a popular fishing tourist location.

SEWARD

Seward isSeward Alaska 2015 the ninth most lucrative fishing port in the United States. Another major industry in Seward is tourism. It has a maintained dock for cruise ships and controls a shipping terminal for coal. Seward is unusual among most small Alaskan communities, as it has road access in the Seward highway.Cruise ship passengers get off the boats and take the train farther north to Denali or other Alaskan attractions from Seward.

It is also a very bike friendly community. Bkies are available for rent and there are guided bike tours of the area. Points of interest in Seward are Mount Marathon and its famous Mount Marathon Race, the Kenai Fjords National Park, the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Seward Silver Salmon derby, the Polar Bear Jump-Off, music and art festivals and the Balto Film festival.

WHITEHORSE

Whitehorse Alaska 2015

Whitehorse is the capital and largest city of the Yukon. The city was named after the Whitehorse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon. Because of the location of the city in the Whitehorse Valley, the climate is milder than other comparable northern communities. Winter days are short and summer days have 20 hours of sunlight. You will find the S>S> Klondike riverboat, Rotary Peace Park and the waterfront interesting landmarks.Climb the "Two Mile Hill" to see an overview of the old residential neighborhoods where homes are the original army barracks and military officers residences. The narrow gauge railway links Skagway to Whitehorse. There is bus service and a waterfront tram which provides transportation along the Yukon River. Outdoor attractions include, Whitehouse Fish Ladder and Dam (longest wooden fish ladder in the world, Yukon Gardens, Log Skyscrapers, Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs. The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue is a major tourist attraction. The annual 1000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks is considered one of the toughest in the world.

WHITTIER

Whittier Alaska 2015 Whittier is on the northeast shore of Kenai Peninsula.The Whittier Glacier near Whittier was named for American poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier is a popular port of call for cruise ships, as it has connections to anchorage and interior of Alaska by both highway and rail. It is the embarkation/debarkation point of the Denali express, the non stop rail service to and from Denali National Park. Whittier is popular with tourists, sport fishermen and hunters. The Whittier tunnel links Seward Highway south of Anchorage with Whittier and is the only land access to the town.

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Featured Value Tours:

Alaskan Adventure (84202016)

8 Days starting at $1,699

By Cosmos Tours.

 

Alaska and the Yukon (83602016)

12 Days starting at $2,569

By Cosmos Tours.

 
 
 

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