ALASKA LAND TOUR
& OCEAN CRUISE
ALASKA LAND TOUR
July 16-29, 2022
6 Days/Nights on Land Fairbanks to Seward
7 Days/Nights Cruising Seward to Vancouver, BC, Canada
Royal Caribbean’s “Radiance of the Seas”
Private Balcony - $5618.00/person,
Ocean View - $4778.00/person
A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place
Come experience Alaska with us, don’t just see it from the deck of a cruise ship. Our 5-day land journey begins in Fairbanks, more than 400 miles inland. From here we travel south into Denali National Park, the Alaska Wilderness, Talkeetna, Anchorage and end in Whittier where we board our ship for the cruise. We travel by sternwheeler riverboat, luxury coach, and train. Along the way we will see spectacular vistas; amazing wildlife, in the sky, on land and in the lakes and rivers; meet interesting people; gain a deeper understanding of how this vast and rugged wilderness affects its residents.
There is no other place in the United States like Alaska.
Day 1: From the airport, your transfer brings you to your hotel to meet your Adventure Specialist. The Golden Heart City is then yours to explore. Overnight at Sophie’s Station Suites. Sunset occurs around 9:30 pm so there is plenty of time to look around or just simply rest.
Day 2: Spend the day exploring local history, heritage and culture, beginning with a city highlights tour and a visit to the Museum of the North. Enjoy free time downtown for lunch and shopping, then embark on a cruise on the Chena River aboard an old-fashioned sternwheeler. From 6:00 p.m., your time in Fairbanks is your own. Enjoy a hearty frontier meal at a local restaurant or at a dinner theater that tells the story of the gold rush through musical comedy. Overnight at Sophie’s Station Suites.
Day 3: Take in the spectacular scenery from the glass-domed railcars of the Wilderness Express on the train trip to Denali. From 3:30 p.m., the wonders of Denali are yours to explore. Your Adventure Specialist can recommend optional excursions, from guided hikes to adventures like flight sight seeing trips or rafting down the Nenana River. Overnight at Denali Park Village.
Day 4: The Tundra Wilderness Tour takes you deep into Denali National Park along its lone road for the best chances at seeing wildlife. After your tour, spend time at the museum-like visitor center or take advantage of the biking and hiking trails that begin near the park entrance. Overnight at Denali Park Village.
Day 5: There’s time to walk the trails around the lodge before boarding the Wilderness Express heading to Talkeetna. From 5:00 p.m., enjoy a free evening in this funky small town. Locals and visitors mix and mingle in the restaurants, brew pubs, cafes and shops along the historic main street. Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
Day 6: The day is free for your style of adventure in this hub for outdoor fun. Your Adventure Specialist can recommend optional activities like flight sight seeing, river rafting and more. Then relax and take in the views from the Wilderness Express on the scenic rail journey into Anchorage. From 8:00 p.m., experience big-city nightlife under the evening sun, with restaurants, craft breweries and urban trails all part of the eclectic scene. Overnight at the Anchorage Marriott.
Our adventure continues as we board our ship, get settled-in and enjoy a wonderful dinner before casting off and beginning our sea journey.
During our cruise, the cruise line will offer over 100 different shore excursions, at additional cost, and this can be confusing. We will help guide you through this process but keep in mind that weather could be the determining factor in what you do. You don’t want to spend $55 to take a train ride to the top of a mountain if there is heavy fog, which is a possibility, because there is absolutely nothing to see.
Day 7: Seward, Alaska Departs at 8:00 PM
Day 8: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska Sightseeing from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Day 9: Juneau, Alaska From 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Day 10: Skagway, Alaska From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Haines, Alaska From 7:00PM - 11:30 PM
Day 11: Icy Strait Point, Alaska From 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Day 12: Ketchikan, Alaska From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Day 13: Inside Passage, Canada Sightseeing
Day 14: Vancouver, British Columbia Arrives at 7:00 AM transfer from ship to airport included
Round trip airfare originating from Charlotte, NC
All land transportation including sternwheeler, scenic train and transfer from the cruise ship to the airport in Vancouver
7 day cruise which includes all meals
Balcony or ocean view cabin aboard our cruise ship
WHATS NOT INCLUDED:
Passport – required since we dock and depart from Vancouver, CAN
Meals during the land portion of the tour
Alcoholic beverages while on the cruise
Travel Insurance – a quote is available upon request
Prices are guaranteed when a deposit has been made; prices are subject to change based on cruise line or airline cost increases. Your lowest price guarantee is protected; if the published price from Royal Caribbean drops after you book, your cost will decrease by an equal amount of the decrease.
Private Balcony: $5618.00/person
A deposit of $500.00 per person locks in this price.