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Alaska and the Yukon with Alaska Cruise (83652017)

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Tour Length: 19 Days
Countries Visited: United States
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Tour Category: Other Cosmos Tours
Tour Operator: Cosmos Tours
Tour Code: 8365-2017
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Title
Alaska & the Yukon with Alaska Cruise

Vacation Overview
This Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Columbia Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway. More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more. In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just as the prospectors did over a century ago. All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska and the Yukon Territory!

 

Guides
Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.

Hotels


ANCHORAGE
Dimond Center Hotel (F)

VALDEZ
Mountain Sky Hotel (ST)

TOK
Tok Lodge (ST)

WHITEHORSE
High County Inn (F)

DAWSON CITY
Triple J Hotel (ST)

FAIRBANKS
Bridgewater Hotel (MF)

DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Denali Bluffs (F)

ALASKA CRUISE
Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam

Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transportation
Transportation: Day boat across Prince William Sound; journey on the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali National Park; Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 
Day 1:
Anchorage. Welcome to Anchorage! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2:
Anchorage–Valdez. Board a BOAT today for an up-close look at the playful life in PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, and the epicenter of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska.”

Day 3:
Valdez–Tok. Leave Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal, and enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Day 4:
Tok–Whitehorse. Join the Alaska Highway and follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Day 5:
Whitehorse. Excursion to Skagway. Follow the Trail of ‘98 over the same mountains that thousands of determined gold seekers scaled on foot in the dead of winter while heading for the Klondike. From Frasier, your Tour Director will suggest an optional train trip on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise, continue by motorcoach to Skagway. Stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming false-front buildings and colorful saloons.

NOTE:
Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

Day 6:
Whitehorse–Dawson City. Head northwest through the town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five Finger Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach Dawson City, the center of excitement after the first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush. Tonight, enjoy the high-flying entertainment of DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S SALOON, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Day 7:
Dawson City. A full day to soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town. Highlights on your morning tour include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made; Robert Service’s cabin; and a photo stop at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse.

Day 8:
Dawson City–Fairbanks. A full day and well worth it, as the scenery is magnificent. Motor over the Top of the World Highway and re-enter Alaska. Travel through the village of Chicken and west on the Alaska Highway. Stop at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your evening arrival in Fairbanks.

Day 9:
Fairbanks. Morning sightseeing features highlights of Alaska’s second-largest city and a visit to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a leisurely cruise on the Chena River. Listen as the ship’s guides discuss the region’s wildlife, history, geology, and customs.

Day 10:
Fairbanks–Denali National Park. Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey through untamed wilderness. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car. The ride ends in DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley dominates the park’s 6 million acres of glacial streams, river valleys, and multicolored tundra. The afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Day 11:
Denali National Park. A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be good fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of other suggestions.

Day 12:
Denali National Park–Anchorage. Continue your exploration of DENALI NATIONAL PARK as you head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at the IDITAROD VISITOR CENTER, home of the great dogsled race. After arrival in Anchorage, transfer to Seward and board your cruise ship this evening. (D)

Day 13:
Cruising: Gulf of Alaska. A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales. (B,L,D)

Day 14:
Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay. This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. (B,L,D)

Day 15:
Haines. Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year. (B,L,D)

Day 16:
Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)

Day 17:
Ketchikan. Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)

Day 18:
Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage. One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers. (B,L,D)

Day 19:
Vancouver. Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)

 
         
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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

City Highlights
Sightseeing:In Dawson City and Fairbanks; College & Harriman Fjords cruise in Prince William Sound, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon, Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, world-famous Alaska Railroad, and Iditarod Visitor Center. ¦ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Notes
NOTES:While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife. The US Embassy requires travelers to and from Canada to have a valid US Passport. This tour travels to the Yukon Territory, which is part of Canada. Non-US citizens may need a visa. Alaska and the Yukon are blessed with exquisite scenery, fascinating attractions, and an extraordinary amount of daylight in the summer months. We take advantage of these extended daylight hours in this vast territory; therefore, some of the traveling days can be long. However, rest assured there are frequent photo and comfort stops. Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska & the Yukon on our special fall foliage departures: August 9-30 (if Mother Nature permits).

Scenic Highlights
Scenic Highlights:Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound, Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass, Tok: the “Dog Sled Capital of the World,” Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Kluane National Park, Trail of ’98, Five Finger Rapids, Top of the World Highway, Authentic Alaska roadhouse Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and Denali National Park & Preserve.

Ship
MS Noordam MS Zaandam

 

Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Pricing is based on inside cabin category K or J; upgrade to an outside cabin category D or C for $450 or a verandah cabin category VD (Noordam) from $718 or B (Zaandam) from $1,362.Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees from $428 to $442, depending on ship/date, are not included in cruise price.Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.Prices based on double-room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:$1,760 based on date and cabin category. Triple Room Reduction per person:$245 based on date and cabin category. Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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