Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon (CB)

13 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

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Discover the unique beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory during this invigorating vacation. In Alaska, ride the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, with its impressive mountains, breathtaking scenery, and amazing wildlife. During your guided wilderness tour, you’ll have an opportunity to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Also enjoy the magnificent scenery in Valdez, the "Switzerland of Alaska," during your cruise on Prince William Sound. Get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks.

On this Alaska and Yukon tour, you’ll also experience some of the most majestic scenery in Canada combined with fascinating history. You’ll visit towns important during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon—Whitehorse and Dawson City. In Dawson City, step back in time at the site where the first gold strike was made, and learn how gold changed this land forever. Enjoy entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, complete with can-can dancers, ragtime music, and an old-fashioned casino.

This is just a sampling of the wonderful scenery and many sights that await you on this marvelous Alaska and the Yukon tour. Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. For example, you'll hear an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist and in Whitehorse, you'll visit the premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, to meet the huskies and their trainers. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this spectacular vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

WASILLA
Visit Iditarod Headquarters
TALKEETNA–DENALI
Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Welcome dinner with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch and tasting at the 49th State Brewery
FAIRBANKS
City tour; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
DAWSON CITY
Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Claim #1, and the Robert Service Interpretive Center
WHITEHORSE
Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner
VALDEZ
Visit the Valdez Museum; private cruise on Prince William Sound

NOTES:

  • This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
  • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Denali National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner at the Alyeska Hotel

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Anchorage

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

Day 2 Anchorage–Wasilla–Talkeetna–Alaska Railroad–Denali National Park

Traveling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the IDITAROD HEADQUARTERS, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Mount McKinley (Denali), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic ALASKA RAILROAD for a scenic trip to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation DENALI NATIONAL PARK (see page 39 for information about your train). 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 3 Denali National Park

Today, a guided WILDERNESS TOUR takes you into 6-million-acre Denali National Park to explore the majestic wilderness and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife! Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 Denali National Park–Fairbanks

This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 49th STATE BREWERY, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local specialties. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 5 Fairbanks

This morning, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a CRUISE on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, visit the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA–FAIRBANKS MUSEUM during your Fairbanks city tour, and also stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Fairbanks–Dawson City

Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter the Yukon. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight you have reservations at DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Dawson City

Today, step back in time at the site of CLAIM #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the ROBERT SERVICE INTERPRETIVE CENTER and learn about the “Bard of the Yukon” and the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Dawson City–Whitehorse

Today, trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Whitehorse

A city tour stops at the YUKON BERINGIA INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See at the SS KLONDIKE RIVERBOAT and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MUKTUK ADVENTURES, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Here, learn about the training and care of Alaskan Huskies as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 Whitehorse–Tok

Return to Alaska, traveling along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Tok–Valdez

Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”—Valdez. Visit the unique VALDEZ MUSEUM late this afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Valdez–Whittier–Anchorage

Board a BOAT today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant before returning to Anchorage.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 13 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.

ALMA BERNASCONI

Years of Experience: 18

Born and raised in Switzerland, I love my home in Western Canada. I have a zest for life, am always eager to share information and experiences, and enjoy creating lasting memories for travelers. As an avid hobby photographer, I revel in capturing the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies, the surprise appearance of the elusive grizzly bear, a majestic eagle soaring high above endless forests, and so much more.

Tour Director - ALMA BERNASCONI

 Accommodations

Anchorage
Denali National Park
Fairbanks
Dawson City
Whitehorse
Tok
Valdez

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

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

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

Dawson City

Eldorado Hotel

Moderate First-Class

Eldorado Hotel Box 338, 902 Third Avenue, Dawson City, YT Canada

Box 338, 902 Third Avenue
Dawson City, YT Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Eldorado has a charming history blended with modern updates and blessed with a beautiful location overlooking the river. A short distance from the city center, the Eldorado allows you to relax and take in the quiet scenery of the wild Yukon Territory. You can also enjoy nearby activities like golfing, bicycling, fishing, or an outdoor pool during the summer months.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control

Whitehorse

Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Moderate First-Class

Best Western Gold Rush Inn 411 Main St, Whitehorse, YT Canada

411 Main St
Whitehorse, YT Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Newly renovated and ideally placed in the heart of Whitehorse, the Best Western Gold Rush Inn provides comfortable accommodations and excellent service. With easy access to shopping, outdoor adventures, beautiful trails and scenery, and one of the "best bars across Canada", it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rustic and one-of-a-kind beatuy of the Yukon Territory.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Tok

Young's Motel & Fast Eddy's

Tourist Class

Young

1313 Alcan Highway
Tok, AK United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Young's Motel offers some of the most comfortable accommodation in Tok, and certainly offers the best food. Fast Eddy's is famous for it's American fare - hamburgers, pizza, and steak. With clean and welcoming amenities, it's simple and perfect for your stay in Tok.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

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

 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.

Anchorage
Denali National Park
Fairbanks
Valdez

Anchorage

Glacier and Wildlife Float Plane Flightseeing

Glacier and Wildlife Float Plane Flightseeing

Take a 90 minute float plane flightseeing tour and experience a glacier and wildlife adventure. Soar over towering Knik Glacier - At 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, Knik Glacier is one of South-central Alaska's biggest and most spectacular glaciers.

Approximate value: $263 USD per person

Denali National Park

Denali Excursion By Helicopter

Denali Excursion By Helicopter

Travel along the Alaska Range through the eastern portion of Denali National Park. This 35 minute flight explores the natural beauty of vast tundra and valleys carved by glaciers. View the impressive Cantwell Glacier as it cascades over 1,000 feet, while North America's Highest Peak, Mt. Denali, towers on the horizon. Keep an eye out for local park residents, such as caribou, moose, and Dall sheep.

Approximate value: $375 USD per person

Denali Glacier Landing By Helicopter

Denali Glacier Landing By Helicopter

Stunning views of the Alaska Range, ancient glaciers, and towering peaks combine to make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As you fly east (away from Denali National Park) along the spine of the Alaska Range, view how the Pacific and North American tectonic plates have collided with each other, creating massive mountainous peaks. View numerous glaciers that have carved their way through rugged backcountry. Take some time to step out into this world of ice and experience a part of Alaska most people never see. You will spend 15 minutes of this 70 minute tour on the Yanert Glacier, located is East of Denali outside park boundaries.

Approximate value: $525 USD per person

Denali Park Dinner Theater

Denali Park Dinner Theater

Go back in time and join a group of unforgettable characters as they treat you to hilarious stories of living in Denali National Park. The evening features foot-stomping, knee-slapping music and colorful storytelling. Seated at carved wooden picnic tables, you'll enjoy an all-you-can-eat, family style feast of Alaska salmon, BBQ ribs, potatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, sourdough rolls and tasty dessert. A lighthearted evening out in Denali!

Approximate value: $72 USD per person

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

Fixed Wing Flightseeing In Denali

Fixed Wing Flightseeing In Denali

Enjoy a 60-70 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range out to about one mile from Mt. Denali (weather dependent). This is the flightseeing trip to do if you want to see North America's highest peak.

Approximate value: $405 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

Rafting The Nenana River

Rafting The Nenana River

This float trip excursion travels 11 miles through the Alaska wilderness on Class II and II 1/2 rapids. Choose to do either the "Scenic Wilderness" Run excursion or the 'Canyon Run'. Each trip is approximately three hours with a total of two hours on the glacially fed Nenana River. Your guide controls the boat with oars so no paddling required as you enjoy the scenery. The Scenic Wilderness run is perfect for the beginning rafter or those that simply want to enjoy the scenery! The Canyon run offers you the opportunity to paddle.

Approximate value: $92 USD per person

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience true Alaskan lifestyle as you visit a kennel and Iditarod veteran. Sled dogs play an important cultural role in Alaska's past and present. During your visit you will meet sled dogs, visit with puppies and see summer training in action.

Approximate value: $59 USD per person

Fairbanks

Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Fly above the Arctic! This thrilling tour allows a guest to experience the Brooks Range, cross the Arctic Circle and fly the wilderness airways of Alaska's Arctic. This narrated adventure also includes a visit to the community of Wiseman, views of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and mighty Yukon River. Tour departs early evening and returns at approximately midnight, taking full advantage of the evening 'daylight'.

Approximate value: $464 USD per person

Fairbanks Salmon Bake

Fairbanks Salmon Bake

Operating in historic Pioneer Park, this family owned establishment has been a staple in Fairbanks for over 30 years. You will enjoy an all-you-can-eat Alaskan style meal as you dine on fire-grilled salmon, roasted prime rib, and cod direct from Alaska's icy waters. Dinner includes salad bar, roasted potatoes, homemade baked Beans, fresh rolls, coffee, tea and a dedicated Dessert Cabin - the only one in Alaska! Alcoholic beverages available for purchase, including selection of Alaskan craft beers.

Approximate value: $39 USD per person

Valdez

Valdez Glacier Explorer Landing Helicopter Flightseeing

Valdez Glacier Explorer Landing Helicopter Flightseeing

Not only will you get to explore multiple glaciers from above on this 60 minute flight, but your pilot will also take some time to find the perfect spot to land on one of the glaciers. Explore by foot and experience walking on the ice like the early gold miners did. You will have plenty of time to take pictures. Wear good shoes/boots for this one!

Approximate value: $350 USD per person

Valdez Glacier Tour Helicopter Flightseeing

Valdez Glacier Tour Helicopter Flightseeing

This non-stop 30 minute action packed, aerial tour offers beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Wildlife, waterfalls and multiple glaciers included!

Approximate value: $250 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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