(Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan)
Your breath with hang thick in the air as you cruise in eerie silence through an other-worldly ice passage illuminated in electric blues as soaring glacial waterfalls carve the ever-changing landscape before your eyes.
Explore Alaska’s bountiful natural riches on this extensive trip. The many historical sites of Anchorage offer an insightful introduction into the incredible ancient culture of this land, and you’ll fall deeper in love with Alaska when you fly to Juneau where you’ll cruise past the large colonies of seals and pups that laze on the icebergs of Sawyer Glacier, witness huge glacial waterfalls that gush down sheer cliffs, and gasp at the massive chucks of ice that fall from the face of these frozen juggernauts and into the ocean below. You’ll also have ample time to explore the charming villages of Sitka and Ketchikan, and cruise past remote coves, columnar basalt formations, ancient volcanoes and towering cliffs en route to stunning Misty Fjords.
From the slow rhythms of village life to vast coastal rainforest and the other-worldly landscape of frozen ice fields, this extensive tour combines the cultural and natural life of Alaska in one remarkable package. Your team of expert private guides, naturalists and drivers will ensure you get the most out of every experience, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate in a range of comfortable hotels and stunning forest lodges.
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Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Located in the heart downtown Anchorage, the Hilton Anchorage (4*) stands out for its convenience and comfort. Guests will find countless recreation, shopping, dining and cultural opportunities easily accessible during their stay at this hotel. The Hilton Anchorage is just a 15 minute drive from Ted Stevens International Airport, two short blocks from the Alaska Railroad Depot and within easy walking distance of the Anchorage Convention District.
Meet your driver-guide for a private half-day tour of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Full of interesting sites, picturesque scenery, and history, Anchorage makes for a great sightseeing tour. Your tour will pass attractions like the Log Cabin Visitor Center, the Alaska Railroad Depot, and the Museum of Art & History. Visit Resolution Park and the Captain Cook Monument as well as Ship Creek Viewpoint, which overlooks Cook Inlet. Return transfer to your hotel included. Admissions (if desired) payable on spot.
Take a direct flight from Anchorage to Juneau.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle.
The remainder of your day today is spent at leisure.
The historic Westmark Baranof Hotel (3*) is centrally located in downtown Juneau within walking distance of the waterfront, cruise ship docks, shopping, state capitol and government offices. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Guests are welcomed by elegant, art-deco public areas featuring the original artwork of acclaimed Alaska artists.
Board a 40-50 passenger vessel and embark on a full-day cruise of the Tracy Arm Fjords Glacier. Tracy Arm is one of Alaska's best kept secrets, and rivals more famous attractions. Hundreds of seals and pups laze on the icebergs at the face of Sawyer Glacier. Watch for chunks of ice to calve off the face of the glacier with a splash! Waterfalls stream down sheer cliffs as you learn about how the glaciers carved the fascinating surroundings.
Start your tour today with a narrated transfer to spectacular Mendelhall Glacier, and its adjacent visitor center. Explore the area on your own before you continue your whale watching adventure from Auke Bay. Here you will board the state of the art jet boat, which is custom designed for Juneau whale watching, and features large windows as well as an outside viewing deck. Watch for humpback whales that return to the nutrient-rich waters around Juneau each year. You might also see other wildlife during the tour such as bald eagles, and a variety of seabirds. An onboard naturalist will provide interesting information along the way. After the tour, transfer to Gold Creek Salmon Bake. The salmon bake has a beautiful setting in a lush rainforest along a creek. Savor the aroma of wild salmon, grilling slowly over fires of fragrant alder wood. Choose from grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, White Pass pasta and a selection of other sides, salads and beverages. The meal is included in your tour.
Your scheduled flight from Juneau to Sitka today will take approximately 45 minutes.
The remainder of your day today is spent at leisure, allowing you to explore Sitka and its history, with options including St. Michael's cathedral (America's first Russian Orthodox church), the Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, and the Sheldon Jackson Museum.
The Westmark Sitka Hotel (3*) located near the harbor in the heart of downtown, offers comfortable lodging and fine dining in an environment designed to reflect these local cultural influences. The hotel offers simple but comfortable accommodations, decorated in local Native art. The Raven Dining Room and Kadataan Lounge are considered by residents to be the best in town. For those who want to work out the hotel provide a fitness center.
Your scheduled flight from Sitka to Ketchikan today will take approximately 35 minutes.
Upon arrival in Ketchikan, the remainder of your day is at leisure to explore the town independently.
Cape Fox Lodge (3*) is set amidst the Tongass National Forest and offers a myriad of amenities in scenic Ketchikan, Alaska. Sweeping views of the Tongass Narrows, downtown Ketchikan and the Ketchikan Marina can be seen from the hotel. A collection of Alaska Native artifacts can be found in the lobby library and on the second floor balcony.
Join today's boat cruise to the heart of the 3,570-square mile Monument provides an opportunity to view Misty Fjords from a dramatic perspective. A naturalist will provide in-depth commentary on the area as you cruise past a mysterious Native pictograph, Punchbowl Cove, with its columnar basalt formations and the colorful Mossy Wall bird rookery. Enjoy the dramatic landmark New Eddystone Rock, an ancient volcanic plug that just up 237 feet from the water. Watch for mountain goats, guillemots and other seabirds. You'll be surrounded by cliffs towering thousands of feet, and view waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.
Take a taxi to the airport today.
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December 19, 2011
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December 19, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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