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Alaska & the Canadian Rockies

Departs: 6/17/2018 Returns: 7/5/2018

19 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience it all from the Canadian Rockies, the Yukon, Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Anchorage.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Calgary
Our journey begins with a pleasant flight to Calgary, Alberta. Relax at our comfortable accommodations this evening at the International Hotel and meet our fellow travelers.

Day 2 : Calgary
We visit the Glenbow Museum and enjoy lunch atop the Calgary Tower. Following our Calgary experiences, we travel to Banff and enjoy two relaxing evenings. L

Day 3 : Banff
Our visit to Banff includes stops at Bow Falls and at unusual rock formations called hoodoos. Lunch is included today at the Banff Springs Hotel. L

Day 4 : Icefields Parkway
Breathtaking scenery borders our route along the Icefields Parkway. We stop to view picturesque Lake Louise. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Glacier Explorer that carries us onto Athabasca Glacier! We stay in Jasper this evening. B

Day 5 : Yellowhead Highway
Breathtaking scenery borders our route along the Icefields Parkway. We stop to view picturesque Lake Louise. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Glacier Explorer that carries us onto Athabasca Glacier! We stay in Jasper this evening. B

Day 6 : Prince Rupert
Mountains and waterfalls along the Skeena River highlight our scenic drive to Prince Rupert for tonight’s accommodations. L,D

Day 7 : The Alaska Ferry
Board the Alaska Marine Highway ferryliner for an exciting overnight cruise of the Inside Passage. Watch for wildlife including eagles, porpoises, sea lions and whales.

Day 8 : The Inside Passage
Awaken to the beautiful scenery of the Inside Passage. As we approach Juneau watch for views of snow-capped mountains and the impressive Mendenhall Glacier. We have accommodations tonight in Juneau.

Day 9 : Juneau
Explore Alaska’s capital city and see Mendenhall Glacier. Later board a catamaran for an excursion through the Inside Passage. Watch for whales and view Eldred Rock Lighthouse en route to Skagway.

Day 10 : White Pass & Yukon Route
Follow the “Trail of 98” gold seekers aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Narrow Gauge Railway! Continuing by motorcoach along the Klondike Highway, we see Carcross Desert and Emerald Lake. For two nights we stay in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory. L

Day 11 : Whitehorse
This morning we tour the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and learn about this area’s significance during the Ice Age. Later, explore the Yukon Transportation Museum’s exhibits on aviation and the building of the Alaska Highway. D

Day 12 : The Alaska Highway
Watch for Dall sheep on Sheep Mountain as we travel along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. Later we arrive in Tok, Alaska for our overnight accommodations. L,D

Day 13 : Fairbanks
We continue along the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks. Our accommodations for two nights are at the Westmark Fairbanks. We enjoy generous portions of salmon, cod and prime rib grilled over an alder wood fire, at a traditional Alaska Salmon Bake. Laughter at the Golden Heart Revue! rounds out our day. B,D

Day 14 : Riverboat Discovery
At the Gold Dredge 8, we pan for gold and keep what we find! Our delicious included lunch is at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, a local favorite on the Chena River. Cruise aboard the Riverboat Discovery. Watch a sled dog demonstration at Trail Breaker Kennels and explore a recreated Athabascan village. B,L

Day 15 : Denali
Today we journey to Denali National Park. Before embarking on our Tundra Wilderness Tour, we enjoy lunch on the bluffs of the Nenana River. This afternoon we board a tundra tour bus and journey into Denali National Park. Watching for wildlife is part of the adventure as we venture into this pristine ecosystem. We overnight at a Denali Park Lodge. B,L

Day 16 : Matanuska Valley
At the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, learn about the Alaska state sport, dog mushing. Travel to Alaska’s agricultural region. At the Musk Ox Farm we see these fabulous ice age survivors and learn about the importance of their wool. We arrive in downtown Anchorage for two relaxing evenings. L

Day 17 : 26 Glacier Cruise
We drive south along fjord-like Turnagain Arm with views of glaciers and mountains. See animals up-close on a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Later, we see 26 different glaciers as we cruise on Prince William Sound. Watch for playful sea otters, seals and bald eagles as we get close enough to see and hear glaciers “calving” into the sea! We return to Anchorage this evening. L

Day 18 : Anchorage
Enjoy a leisurely morning and a visit to the Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center. This afternoon we have a wonderful Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch before visiting the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Tonight we board our overnight flight. L

Day 19 : Arrive Home
We return home with fond memories of our adventure.

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

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

19 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Lunch at Banff Springs Hotel
• Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
• Lunch at Pike's Waterfront Lodge
• Lunch at the King Salmon Restaurant

All Accommodations Featuring
• 1 night at the International Hotel Calgary
2 nights at the Banff Park Lodge
2 nights at the Westmark Whitehorse
2 nights at the Westmark Fairbanks
1 night at the Denali Park Lodge
2 nights at the Hilton Anchorage

Attractions & Highlights
• Calgary Tower
• Banff & Jasper National Parks
• Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience Tour™
• Alaska Ferry
• Mendenhall Glacier
White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
• Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
The Frantic Follies vaudeville revue
• Alaska Highway & Yukon Territory
• Gold Dredge 8 & Riverboat Discovery
• Denali National Park Tundra Tour
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• 26 Glacier Cruise
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 
• Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center
• Alaska Native Heritage Center

Highest Elevation: 6,785 feet

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $6299
Airport - Triple $6149
Airport - Quad $5999
Airport - Single $7899

Final Payment Date: 3/15/2018

Itinerary ID:31941340 | Tour Code: AKAX0617181
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