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Alaska & Inside Passage Cruise

Departs: 6/18/2019 Returns: 6/30/2019

ms Volendam

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 disembarking in Skagway enjoy time to explore. 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 for the night. 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. Incredible views and remote wilderness surround us as we travel to Tok, the sled dog capital of the world. B,D


Day 7 : Alaska's Interior
En route to Fairbanks, we pass through Delta Junction 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 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, beer battered cod, and slow roasted prime rib. Delight at The Golden Heart Revue!, Alaska’s #1 musical show. We have accommodations for two nights in Fairbanks. B,D


Day 8 : Gold Dredge & Riverboat Discovery
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 a family-style lunch at Steamboat Landing. We board the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan 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 guides 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 Settlers Bay Lodge, we learn about extraordinary sled dogs and the treasured Anchorage to Nome race at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters. Later, traverse the Matanuska Valley, the state’s first agricultural center, before arriving in Anchorage for two nights. B,L


Day 11 : Prince William Sound
ng 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. Watch for glacial ice to calve, or break off, crashing into the sea. L


Day 12 : Anchorage
Enjoy a leisurely morning. You may choose to visit the Anchorage Market, featuring Alaskan products or visit the world-class Anchorage Museum. Enjoy a special Farewell Lunch and an enlightening visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center before transferring to the airport for our overnight 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 & professional driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future tour


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


Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 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)
• Ports of Call:
  Vancouver, British Columbia
  Juneau, Alaska
  Skagway, Alaska


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


Featured Attractions
• 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 III
• Denali National Park Tundra Tour
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
• Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise on Prince William Sound
• Anchorage Museum & Market
• Alaska Native Heritage Center


Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airports - Double $6299
Airports - Triple $6149
Airports - Single $7999

Final Payment Date: 3/15/2019

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

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Arkansas

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Atlanta

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Illinois

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Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

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Kentucky

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Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

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Mississippi

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Utah

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Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:30038847 | Tour Code: AKKN0618192
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