Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon (CB)

13 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

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If you live by the motto, “Go big or go home,” it doesn’t get any bigger than this grand tour of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Where else can you see bears the size of buffalo, glaciers the size of states, and national parks the size of nations? In this great expanse of pure wilderness, the majestic mountains, never-ending landscapes, and supersize wildlife of the 49th state are waiting to transport you to another state of mind. Big sights are accented by even bigger experiences as you board the Alaska Railroad to the tallest peak in North America, the sternwheeler Discovery for a Fairbanks river cruise, and a small ship to witness the dominating glaciers and playful whales of Prince William Sound. You’ll also follow the tracks of caribou and moose in the 6-million-acre Denali National Park, trace the trail of gold seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush, and follow in the paw steps of Alaska’s famous dogsledding huskies.

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:

  • Kluane National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 3 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. This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you’d expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE

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

Day 2 ANCHORAGE–WASILLA–TALKEETNA–ALASKA RAILROAD–DENALI NATIONAL PARK

ANCHORAGE Drive to Wasilla.
WASILLA Visit the Iditarod Headquarters. Scenic drive to Talkeetna.
ALASKA RAILROAD Scenic train ride to Denali National Park.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner at Murie Science & Learning Center includes a presentation by a local Naturalist.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 DENALI NATIONAL PARK

DENALI NATIONAL PARK Tundra Wilderness tour in the park. Free time this evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Denali with a photo workshop. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–FAIRBANKS

DENALI NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning. Lunch at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 49th State Brewery.
FAIRBANKS Orientation drive followed by free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 5 FAIRBANKS

FAIRBANKS Discovery sternwheeler scenic river cruise on the Chena River. Visit a Chena Indian Village. Visit the University of Alaska–Fairbanks Museum and stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 FAIRBANKS–DAWSON CITY, YUKON

FAIRBANKS Scenic drive over the Top of the World Highway en route to Dawson City.
DAWSON CITY Evening at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 DAWSON CITY

DAWSON CITY Visit Klondike Gold Rush Claim #1 and the Robert Service Interpretive Center. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 DAWSON CITY–WHITEHORSE

DAWSON CITY Scenic drive by Five Finger Rapids en route to Whitehorse.
WHITEHORSE Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 WHITEHORSE

WHITEHORSE Guided tour includes the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. See the SS Klondike Riverboat. Visit with Iditarod and Yukon Quest trainers and huskies at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Muktuk Adventures dogsled facility, followed by a Taste of the Yukon dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 WHITEHORSE–TOK, ALASKA

WHITEHORSE Scenic drive past Kluane National Park en route to Tok.
TOK Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 TOK–VALDEZ

TOK Scenic drive past Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veils Falls en route to Valdez.
VALDEZ Visit the Valdez Museum. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 VALDEZ–WHITTIER–ANCHORAGE

VALDEZ Scenic cruise through Prince William Sound to Whittier.
ANCHORAGE Farewell dinner this evening en route to Anchorage.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 13 ANCHORAGE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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)


Denali National Park
Fairbanks
Valdez
En Route

Denali National Park

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: $$$$

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

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

Price Range: $$$

Flightseeing over Denali

Flightseeing over 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: $$$$

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: $$

Rafting the Nenana River

Rafting the Nenana River

A float trip excursion along the Nenana River 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: $$$$



* 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).