Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon (CB)

13 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

2019 Tour Details

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 Yukon Territory 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
Dinner at the Murie Science & Learining Center and an 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
Sightseeing; 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; cruise on Prince William Sound
ANCHORAGE
Farewell dinner
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.
  • Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Denali National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage.

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic ALASKA RAILROAD for a scenic trip to DENALI NATIONAL PARK (see page 43 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
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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.

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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.

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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 Canada’s Yukon Territory. 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 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.

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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.

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Day 13 ANCHORAGE

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Anchorage
Denali National Park
Fairbanks
Dawson City
Whitehorse
Tok
Valdez

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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


Denali National Park
Fairbanks
Valdez
En Route

Denali National Park

Denali Fly Fishing Experience

Denali Fly Fishing Experience

Fly fish for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range for a true wilderness experience.

Price Range: $$$$

Flightseeing in Denali

Flightseeing in Denali

Stunning views of the Alaska Range, ancient glaciers, and towering peaks combine to make a flightseeing excursion of Denali a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Choose from a selection of flight experiences, including a more active heli-hiking excursion!

Price Range: $$$$

Denali Photography Workshop

Denali Photography Workshop

The Alaska Range provides some of the most spectacular and inspiring scenery on earth. Discover how to use your camera as an instrument while exploring the best of the Parks and Denali Highways.

Price Range: $$$$

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Sled dogs play an important cultural role in Alaska's past and present, so during your time in Denali, consider this excursion to meet sled dogs, visit with puppies and see summer training in action.

Price Range: $$

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Enjoy a moderate walk through local terrain narrated by a naturalist local guide.

Price Range: $$$

Rafting the Nenana River

Rafting the Nenana River

A float trip excursion along the Nenana Rvier travels 11 miles through the Alaska wilderness allowing guests to explore more of the Alaska wilderness.

Price Range: $$

Fairbanks

Alaska Salmon Bake

Alaska Salmon Bake

Operating in historic Pioneer Park, this family owned establishment has been a staple in Fairbanks for over 30 years and provides a wonderful all-you-can-eat Alaskan style meal that is certain to please!

Price Range: $

Golden Heart Revue

Golden Heart Revue

This light-hearted musical comedy about the gold rush and the founding of Fairbanks is filled with songs, stories and laughter. 

Price Range: $

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.

Price Range: $$$$

Valdez

Valdez Flightseeing

Valdez Flightseeing

Enjoy a flightseeing tour that provides beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Wildlife, waterfalls and multiple glaciers included!

Price Range: $$$$

En Route

Anchorage Flightseeing Excursions

Anchorage Flightseeing Excursions

In a state where airplanes are a way of life for so many residents and almost as common place as taxis are in New York City, experiencing Alaska from the air is a wonderful way to discover this magnificent region. Soar high above the mountains, lakes and glaciers, getting a birds eye view of this vast landscape.

Price Range: $$$$

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