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Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise

Departs: 7/28/2017 Returns: 8/10/2017

14 Day Land & Cruise Experience | All Airfare Included

Experience Alaska's natural wonders and fascinating sights on this exciting land and cruise vacation.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Anchorage
We begin our tour enjoying two nights in downtown Anchorage.

Day 2 : Anchorage
We begin today visiting Hood and Spenard Lakes, used as "float-plane airports" by bush pilots. Then, follow the lovely Turnagain Arm to Girdwood, Alaska's prime ski area. We pause at the Alyeska Resort for a special Welcome Lunch and ride the resort's tramway for astounding views of mountains and glaciers. See animals up-close on a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Back in Anchorage, enjoy time at your leisure. L

Day 3 : The Iditarod Trail
A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla in the Matanuska Valley, an agricultural and supply center for Alaska's remote interior. At the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, we visit extraordinary sled dogs and learn about the famous Anchorage-to-Nome race. En route to a Denali Park Lodge, we'll watch for views of Denali. L

Day 4 : Denali National Park
Today we join a naturalist guide for a thrilling 53-mile journey into the tundra of Denali National Park. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. Later, we cross the Alaska Range, with sweeping vistas of untouched wilderness. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, we dine at the famed Alaska Salmon Bake, a true Alaska experience. B,D

Day 5 : Fairbanks
Today we're introduced to Fairbanks' history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of "Black Gold." Get a glimpse of the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline. At Gold Dredge 8, we learn to pan for gold and keep what we find! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Steamboat Landing. We board the Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan Indian camp. The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks. B,L

Day 6 : The Alaska Highway
Following a delicious included breakfast, depart Fairbanks and relive childhood wonderment during a stop at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. We travel the Alaska Highway which was originally used as a military road during World War II and now links Alaska to Canada. Enjoy views of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Tonight's accommodations are in Tok. B,D

Day 7 : The Yukon Territory
Today we traverse the spectacular Yukon Territory, an untouched region of astounding beauty. We enjoy views of the crystal-clear waters of Kluane Lake and stop at Kluane National Park Visitors Center to learn more about this preserved area. By day's end, we arrive in Whitehorse, the Yukon's capital. B

Day 8 : Enjoy a Scenic Train Ride
We stop to view Emerald Lake and the Carcross Desert before boarding the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Follow the route of Klondike gold seekers with its spectacular views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls. We arrive at the Westmark Inn in Skagway, an authentic 1890's Alaska gold rush boomtown. B,L

Day 9 : Embark ms Volendam
Embark the ms Volendam this morning to begin our 4-night cruise. The ship stays docked in Skagway during the day to give us time to go ashore and explore the colorful history of Skagway. We sail this evening. L,D

Day 10 : Glacier Bay Cruise
We have a front-row seat to one of nature's most breathtaking sights today, Glacier Bay! Our mid-sized ship, just 1,400 passengers, maneuvers easily along these pristine shores and we have up-close views of glaciers, lush forests, and ice-capped mountains. A National Park Ranger joins us to provide insight into this wondrous corner of Alaska. We may even see a glacier "calve," or break off into the sea. A truly magnificent sight! B,L,D

Day 11 : Ketchikan
Call on Ketchikan today, Alaska's fifth largest city. This captivating little port is sure to charm with its array of shops and galleries along Creek Street or schedule an optional excursion offered by Holland America. B,L,D

Day 12 : The Inside Passage
Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets mark our progress through an astonishing fjord-like waterway today. We trace the southeastern hook of Alaska and Canada's Pacific Coast and witness firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. B,L,D

Day 13 : Vancouver to Seattle
Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia and enjoy a scenic drive to Seattle, jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Tonight we toast to an amazing journey during a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 14 : Fly Home
We fly home with great memories.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $532 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

24 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Welcome Lunch at the Alyeska Resort
• Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
• Lunch at Steamboat Landing
• All meals aboard the ship with As You Wish Dining
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 4 nights aboard the ms Volendam with oceanview stateroom
• Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway (minimum value of $125 per person)
• Inside Passage cruise & ports: Skagway, Ketchikan and Vancouver

All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at the Hilton Anchorage
1 night at the Denali Park Lodge
2 nights at the Westmark Fairbanks

Attractions & Highlights
• Alyeska's Aerial Tram
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• Denali National Park tundra tour
• Gold Dredge 8
Riverboat Discovery
• Santa Claus House
• Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
• Alaska Highway & The Yukon
• Whitehorse
• Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport-Oceanview - Double $5799
Airport-Oceanview - Triple $5649
Airport-Oceanview - Single $7399

Final Payment Date: 4/25/2017

Itinerary ID:44333241 | Tour Code: AKKS0728172
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