Spectacular Alaska! with Alaska Cruise (AJI)

17 Day Tour from Anchorage to Vancouver

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From mountains to mammals, everything is bigger in Alaska. In the 20+ hours of summer sunlight a day, even the produce grows to fair-winning proportions. Of course, the 70-pound Matanuska Valley cabbage is just the beginning of the big sights this sun-soaked tour of Alaska has to offer. Just wait until you cruise along the three-mile face of the Columbia Glacier, sail by the calving tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park, and ascend into Denali National Park – home of North America’s highest peak – by way of the world famous Alaska Railroad. Other big moments include panning for gold at Fairbanks’ Gold Dredge #8, seeing a mushing demonstration at the home of an Iditarod champion, and witnessing the grandest of wildlife from Alaska’s majestic coasts to its monumental crests. While spotting a giant whale, caribou, moose, or grizzly might be “no biggie” to the locals, we think you’ll agree, this Alaska vacation is huge.

What’s bigger and better than the whales, waterways, and whopping views of Alaska? Extending your Alaska vacation to see more of them. Add a leisurely cruise through the breathtaking Gulf of Alaska and Inside Passage to your Alaska vacation to see more wondrous wilderness and charming settlements. Enjoy scenic cruising around Glacier Bay National Park and time in the frontier capital of Juneau, the tranquil town of Haines, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Glacier Bay

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 10 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 11 dinners


Notes:

While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen year round, May through early June and September departures offer greater opportunities for wildlife viewing. Departures after mid-August offer fall foliage. The Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are most visible late August and September, weather permitting. Cruise itineraries provided by Holland America Line are current at time of this printing.At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE

Welcome to Anchorage! Meet your Tour Director between 3 pm and 7 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2 ANCHORAGE–VALDEZ

ANCHORAGE Welcome orientation this morning. Scenic drive en route to Valdez includes Matanuska Valley and Bridal Veil Falls.

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Day 3 VALDEZ. CRUISE ON PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

VALDEZ Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Alaskan fishing industry presentation. Scenic cruise on Prince William Sound to Columbia Glacier and Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal. Free time this evening.

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Day 4 VALDEZ–DELTA JUNCTION–FAIRBANKS

VALDEZ Scenic drive on Richardson Highway includes Delta Junction Roadhouse and Museum en route to Fairbanks.
FAIRBANKS Free time this evening.

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Day 5 FAIRBANKS

FAIRBANKS Train ride on narrow-gauge railroad to Gold Dredge #8 mine includes panning for gold. Riverboat cruise on the Chena River aboard the sternwheeler Discovery. Alaska salmon bake this evening.

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Day 6 FAIRBANKS–ALASKA RAILROAD–DENALI NATIONAL PARK

ALASKA RAILROAD Scenic train trip to Denali National Park.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK Free time this afternoon before dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Naturalist presentation.

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Day 7 DENALI NATIONAL PARK

DENALI NATIONAL PARK Tundra Wilderness tour in the park.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Denali National Park with a helicopter flightseeing tour. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Your Globus Tour Director is happy to offer tips to make the most out of your free time!

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Day 8 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–BIG LAKE–ANCHORAGE

BIG LAKE Visit to Happy Trails Kennels includes meeting Iditarod champion Martin Buser and sled dogs.
ANCHORAGE Visit the Alaska Native American Heritage Center. Farewell dinner includes Alaskan bush pilot presentation.

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Day 9 ANCHORAGE. EXCURSION TO SEWARD & KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

ANCHORAGE Guided sightseeing tour. Scenic drive along Turnagain Arm en route to Seward.
SEWARD Scenic cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park before evening drive to Anchorage.

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Day 10 ANCHORAGE–WHITTIER (EMBARKATION)

WHITTIER Embark on a 7-Night cruise.

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Day 11 CRUISING: GULF OF ALASKA

GULF OF ALASKA Scenic cruise.

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Day 12 CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic cruise.

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Day 13 HAINES/SKAGWAY

HAINES/SKAGWAY Free day.

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Day 14 JUNEAU

JUNEAU Free day.

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Day 15 KETCHIKAN

KETCHIKAN Free day.

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Day 16 CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE

INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise.

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Day 17 VANCOUVER, BC (DISEMBARKATION)

VANCOUVER Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Vancouver International Airport after Noon.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TODD DIETSCH

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Born and raised in Anchorage, I love Alaska and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I grew up camping, fishing, and hiking and still enjoy spending time outdoors. I have led tours in Alaska for over 20 years and still enjoy sharing the history, culture, and economics of my home state. I am a teacher during the school year and apply similar lesson plans and organization to each tour. My goal is to share Alaska with every guest as I would share it with a relative. Above all else I want my guests to have fun, but that does not mean that they won't learn a lot about Alaska and being an Alaskan while they are enjoying The Land of the Midnight Sun!

Tour Director - TODD DIETSCH

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.



* 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 International 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).