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Alaska & Inside Passage Cruise

Departs: 8/14/2018 Returns: 8/26/2018

13 Day Land & Cruise Experience | All Airfare Included

Experience a three night cruise through the Inside Passage and travel the Alaska Highway from the Yukon to Alaska's spectacular Interior.
White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway Train winding through Alaska Mountains
Alaska wildlife, dall sheep, moose bull, and grizzly bear cub
Holland America's ms Volendam cruise ship sailing through the inside passage with onboard Naturalist
Holiday Vacations guests and guide panning for gold at Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks Alaska

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Seattle
We have accommodations in suburban Seattle this evening before embarking on our journey.


Day 2 : Vancouver/Embark the ms Volendam
After breakfast, we drive north to the vibrant port city of Vancouver. The city's setting is spectacular, nestled between mountains and ocean. We board the ms Volendam, a mid-sized 1,400-passenger ship, for our three-night cruise into the spectacular Inside Passage. B,L,D


Day 3 : 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 Canada's Pacific Coast and Southeastern Alaska, seeing firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. As we cruise, enjoy the many shipboard activities; delightful shows, music, and dancing light up the evening. B,L,D


Day 4 : Juneau
Today, we call on Alaska's beautiful capital, Juneau. The city is not accessible by vehicle, it can only be reached by air or sea. Its natural setting between the waters of Gastineau Channel and coastal mountains and forest make it one of the most stunning capitals. We sightsee and shop on our own or choose an optional excursion offered by Holland America. B,L,D


Day 5 : Scenic Train Ride
After breakfast we disembark in Skagway. Here, we board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for an exciting narrow-gauge train ride along the path of the legendary Klondike gold seekers. We pass incredible panoramas of glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. Later, we arrive in Whitehorse. B,L


Day 6 : The Alaska Highway
The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II as a military route linking Alaska with the lower 48 states. Tonight's comfortable accommodations are in Tok. Originating as an Alaska Road Commission camp in the 1940's, Tok is considered the Sled Dog Capital of the World. B,D


Day 7 : Alaska’s Interior
En route to Fairbanks, we pass through Delta Junction, an inland delta where the Chena and Tanana rivers meet and feed Alaska’s largest agricultural area. Along the way, we can relive childhood dreams at the Santa Claus House in the town of North Pole. Tonight, we head out for dinner and a show, Alaska style! At a traditional Alaska Salmon Bake enjoy generous portions of salmon grilled over a wood fire accompanied by all-you-care-to-eat beer battered cod and slow roasted prime rib. Delight at the The Golden Heart Revue!, Alaska's #1 musical show featuring characters from early and present day Fairbanks. B,D


Day 8 : Strike Gold in Fairbanks
Today we pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8. Get an up-close look at the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline as we learn about the construction of this engineering marvel. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Steamboat Landing. Later, get an insider’s glimpse of Fairbanks, as we board the Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan Indian camp. B,L


Day 9 : Denali National Park & Preserve
Panoramic views of wilderness and the Alaska Range provide a spectacular backdrop as we travel to Denali National Park & Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. A naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. We end our day at a Denali Park Lodge. B,L


Day 10 : The Iditarod Trail
A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla. After lunch at the Settlers Bay Lodge, we learn about extraordinary sled dogs at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters the treasured Anchorage-to- Nome race. Later, traverse the Matanuska Valley, the state’s first agricultural center, before arriving in Anchorage. B,L


Day 11 : Cruise Through Glaciers
We head south along the spellbinding scenery of Turnagain Arm. See animals up-close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Later, we cruise the calm waters of Prince William Sound, with up-close views of tidewater glaciers. We often witness glaciers "calving" here, in which massive blocks of ice tumble into the sound! L


Day 12 : Anchorage
Enjoy a leisurely morning. You may choose to visit the Anchorage Market, featuring Alaskan products such as local food, artistic woodcrafts and photography. Enjoy a special Farewell Lunch and an enlightening visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center before transferring to the airport for our flight home. L


Day 13 : Arrive Home
We arrive home from our wonderful Alaska experience.


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 $468 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucherfor a future Holiday Vacations tour


23 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch


Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 3 nights aboard the ms Volendam with oceanview stateroom
• All meals aboard the ship with As You Wish Dining
• Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway (minimum value of $125 per person)
• Inside Passage cruise & ports:
  Vancouver, British Columbia
  Juneau, Alaska
  Skagway, Alaska


All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights in Fairbanks
1 night near Denali National Park
2 nights at The Anchorage Hilton


Attractions & Highlights
• Alaska Highway & The Yukon
• Kluane National Park & Preserve
• Santa Claus House
• The Golden Heart Revue! musical
• Gold Dredge 8
• Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
• Riverboat Discovery
• Denali National Park Tundra Tour
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
• Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise
• Anchorage Market
• Alaska Native Heritage Center


Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Oceanview - Double $5899
Airport Oceanview - Triple $5749
Airport Oceanview - Single $7599

Final Payment Date: 5/12/2018

Itinerary ID:26936400 | Tour Code: AKKN0814182
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