Spectacular Alaska Tour Package - Globus®

Spectacular Alaska! (AJ)

10 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

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When you think of a spectacular Alaska vacation, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight!

Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a vacation to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

VALDEZ
Cruise Prince William Sound
DELTA JUNCTION
Visit the living history homestead
FAIRBANKS
Pan for gold at Gold Dredge #8; cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery; enjoy an Alaska salmon bake
FAIRBANKS–DENALI
Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Dinner and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition
BIG LAKE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Happy Trails Kennels
ANCHORAGE
Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite storyteller presentation
KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park

NOTES:

  • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.
  • Your Train: The Alaska Railroad travels through Alaska’s spectacular scenery. Globus has obtained a complimentary upgrade for our guests in Deluxe Dome Service, which features confirmed seats in the upper-level dome car; priority seating in the dining room; and a private outdoor viewing deck.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2 Anchorage–Valdez

Meet your fellow traveling companions at this morning’s welcome orientation. Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, where cabbages can grow to an amazing 70 pounds in the 24-hour daylight, up over Tahneta Pass for wonderful vistas of Matanuska and Worthington Glaciers. Stop at Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the seaside port of Valdez, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Alaska.”

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 Valdez. Cruise on Prince William Sound

Board your boat for a CRUISE on Prince William Sound and along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, keeping a watchful eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales! Before returning to Valdez, see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, where supertankers are loaded with crude oil from Prudhoe Bay.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 Valdez–Delta Junction–Fairbanks

Enjoy great scenery all the way as you travel along Richardson Highway. Stop at DELTA JUNCTION, a living history homestead with a museum, original roadhouse, and farm animals. Then, head west on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Fairbanks

Visit GOLD DREDGE #8 and ride the narrow-gauge railroad. Then, try your luck as you pan for gold. Later today, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! This evening, enjoy a special Alaska salmon bake.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Fairbanks–Alaska Railroad–Denali National Park

Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today’s ride ends at National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation DENALI NATIONAL PARK, where North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Mount McKinley (Denali), majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center followed by an exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Denali National Park

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 8 Denali National Park–Big Lake–Anchorage

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park as you head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his dogs. Meet an Iditarod competitor and learn how they race and care for their dogs. You will also see a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, enjoy a tour of the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite STORYTELLING presentation.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Anchorage. Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park

Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more!

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 10 Anchorage

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SVEN AUGIMERI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Born in Switzerland, it was my childhood dream to live in America. It happened in 1983 and I started a new life in New York. As a Tour Director, I have worked in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the Canadian Rockies, the American West, and Hawaii. I like to brag about America's national parks and share stories about them so our guests will have plenty of reasons to travel with us again.

Tour Director - SVEN AUGIMERI

 Accommodations

Anchorage
Valdez
Fairbanks
Denali National Park

Anchorage

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK United States

401 East 6th Avenue
Anchorage, AK United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The hotel is located in the heart of Anchorage and just moments from Anchorage's best restaurants, museums and attractions. The hotel has a fitness center, hot tub, business center, concierge service, gift shop, lounge, and 24 hour room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Valdez

Mountain Sky Hotel

Moderate First-Class

Mountain Sky Hotel 100 Meals Avenue, Valdez, AK United States

100 Meals Avenue
Valdez, AK United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Mountain Sky Hotel offers a complete range of amenities, attentive staff, and comfortable and spacious guestrooms, just a short walk from harbor in the heart of Valdez.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite

Fairbanks

Wedgewood Hotel

First-Class

Wedgewood Hotel 212 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, AK United States

212 Wedgewood Drive
Fairbanks, AK United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Resort is located on a peaceful wooded environment adjoining a wildlife preserve, just minutes from downtown Fairbanks and near shopping, dining, attractions, and the University of Alaska. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, guest laundry, business center, internet access, on-site auto museum, and nature trails.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite

Denali National Park

Denali Park Village

Moderate First-Class

Denali Park Village 240 George Parks Hwy, Denali National Park, AK United States

240 George Parks Hwy
Denali National Park, AK United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Approximately seven miles south of Denali National Park & Preserve sits the Denali Park Village Lodge. Positioned along the banks of the Nenana River, and spread over 20 acres, the lodge offers hiking trails throughout the facility from lighter trails to the more rugged. You'll be close to the action of Denali, yet enjoy the evening solitude as you relax to the sound of the river sweeping by. The new Summit Lodge is eco-friendly and features a high-timber lodge look and feel and is home to the Gold Rush Dining Room, Lucky Miss Saloon, Quigley's Coffee Station, Summit Gift Shop and 24-hour concierge desk.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Hike Denali! Enjoy a moderate "walk" through local terrain adjacent to Denali NP and narrated by a local naturalist guide. You'll walk through boreal forests and discover how plants and animals have adapted to the extreme sub-arctic environment. Guide will determine the trail based on group ability and local conditions. The pace is usually about one mile per hour, as there are frequent stops.

Approximate value: $110 USD per person

Fly Fish Denali

Fly Fish Denali

Fish for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range for a true wilderness experience. This catch and release fly fishing excursions is half day with no experience necessary. This personalized and fully outfitted trip includes gear, guide, equipment, and transportation. Fishing License is additional cost (approx. $20USD) and can be purchased in advance through the state or through your fishing guide.

Approximate value: $175 USD per person

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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