Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise:
14 Day Tour from Fairbanks to Vancouver with Cosmos
14 Day Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise from just $2399. That’s just $202 a day including ALL taxes & fees!
From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant—from bald eagles to Dall sheep—and this Alaska tour not only gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery and wildlife, it also gives you the opportunity to learn about Alaska’s history and the Alaska Native people.
A highlight of this Alaska tour includes time in Denali National Park & Preserve, a six-million-acre park and home to North America’s highest mountain, Mount Denali. Here, free time gives you the chance to hike along the many wilderness trails or to take advantage of optional outings, such as a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more. Another highlight of this Alaska tour is a ride on the legendary Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage. You’ll be delighted by the stunning scenery seen through the wide windows and from the domed-roof car. But that’s not all…also enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise. Be amazed at breathtaking beauty on the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most picturesque sea lanes featuring expansive turquoise glaciers, and Glacier Bay National Park, where tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. It is spectacular! Your cruise stops include Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan.
In Fairbanks, cruise on the Nenana River aboard a sternwheeler riverboat and visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. In Anchorage, visit the Anchorage Museum to see artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. In Seward, one of Alaska’s most scenic towns, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, where you’ll get an up-close encounter with marine wildlife—such as seals and sea lions—from the Gulf of Alaska.
On this Alaska tour designed for value-minded travelers, you’ll experience fun-filled activities and beautiful scenery. It’s a dream vacation!
TRIP ITINERARY: Departure Dates 2017: May 29, June 12, July 3, July 17, Aug 7, Aug 28, SEP 4
Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Morning sightseeing features highlights of this historic city, a chance to learn about the community’s Gold Rush heritage, and visits the Alyeska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a cruise on the Nenana River, and visit a recreated ATHABASCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. Listen as the ship’s guides discuss the wildlife, history, geology, and customs of the region.
Day 3Fairbanks–Denali National Park
Today we make our way from Fairbanks to DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. Stop in the town of Nenana, where they drove the golden spike in 1923 to signal the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own. Take advantage of the park service programs, along with optional activities that can be purchased.
Day 4Denali National Park
A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions.
Day 5Denali National Park–Anchorage
Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey, winding along the Susitna River to Anchorage. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car and, if the weather cooperates, you will have the opportunity to view Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, from the train.
Today begins with city sightseeing in Anchorage. Visit the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM to see a quality display of artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. The afternoon is free to explore.
Day 7Anchorage. Seward Excursion
Travel this morning to Seward, “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,” on the Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Included is a visit to the ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER, a research facility that offers an up-close experience with marine wildlife from the Gulf of Alaska. Witness a stellar sea lion gliding past underwater viewing windows, puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and harbor seals resting on rocky beaches. After your Seward sightseeing, transfer to your ship.
Day 8Cruising: Gulf of Alaska
A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales.
Day 9Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay
This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.
Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year.
Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.
Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.
Day 13Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.
Day 14Vancouver (Disembarkation)
Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon.
In Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward; Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Sealife Center. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Alyeska Pipeline, Nenana River, Denali National Park & Preserve, Susitna River, National Scenic Byway, Seward, and a recreated Athabascan Indian village.
Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.
While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife
Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska on our special fall foliage departures: August 7 to September 4 (if Mother Nature permits).
Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise
Cabins start as low as $2399, varying by date.
Upgrade available for small supplements.
(Prices are based on double occupancy)
This Globus trip is $2841 INCLUDING all government taxes & vendor fees which is a super value of just $202 a day!
Single Room Supplement: $1600
Triple Room Reduction per person: From $205 based on dante and cabin category
Prices & Itineraries were valid on January 12, 2017 and are subject to change
Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
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PAYMENTS: $500 deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.
Deposit is non refundable
120 - 91 days prior 50%
90 - 61 days prior 75%
Within 60 days 100%
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