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Kenai Peninsula

Drive along Turnagain Arm, a fjord of water which boasts some of the highest tide waters in the world, keeping an eye out for Beluga whales. Continue along one of America’s most scenic roads, the Seward Highway. Wind along the Kenai Peninsula to the lovely village of Seward.

Prince William Sound Cruise

Explore the beauty and grandeur of Prince William Sound on one of these unforgettable cruises. Look forward to breathtaking scenery, towering waterfalls, massive glaciers and wildlife such as: eagles, harbor seals, otters and whales. Rather than sailing from glacier to glacier, we stop at each one, floating among the icebergs, giving you plenty of time to take in Mother Nature’s glorious ice sculptures. Listen to the glaciers as they groan and crack, an indication that enormous sections of ice are about to calve off and splash into the bay.

Denali National Park

Morning is the best time to see wildlife in the park, so travel deep into Denali National Park on a Tundra Wildlife Tour. Keep in mind that you are entering a self contained undisturbed preserve and the animals are in their natural habitat. Truly an experience to remember as you may see your first wild grizzly bear, wolf, moose, or dall sheep. If weather permits, you may see Mount McKinley towering over 20,320 feet. Stay near the park. Continue to Fairbanks and pan for gold. Enjoy a sternwheeler cruise on the river!

Juneau

Juneau is truly one of the most scenic capital cities in the world. With a gold rush history that rivals the exciting story of the Klondike, Juneau waits for you to discover her beauty, history, and exciting attractions.

Skagway to Haines

Cruise the Lynn Canal, the deepest and largest glacier fjord with many rushing waterfalls. Stop at the unique village of Haines where we’ll embark on a soft adventure few have ever experienced. Visit the Chilkat Eagle Preserve by a float raft on the peaceful Chilkat River which offers spectacular views of the mountains and Eagles!

 

Day 1 – Home to Anchorage

Fly to Anchorage today. Check into the Westmark Anchorage. Enjoy shopping, restaurants and Anchorage’s top attractions. Drive past the Log Cabin Visitor Center, Alaska Railroad Depot, and Museum of Art & History. Get a peek at Resolution Park and the Captain Cook Monument as well as Ship Creek Viewpoint, which overlooks Cook Inlet. Stop at the 25-acre Alaska Native Heritage Center and tour this unique museum devoted to the unique cultures and traditions that make up this great state. Relax, unpack, and enjoy the hotel for the next 3 nights.

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Westmark

 

Day 2 – Anchorage

Drive along Turnagain Arm, a fjord of water which boasts some of the highest tide waters in the world, keeping an eye out for Beluga whales. Drive one of America’s most scenic roads, the Seward Highway. We’ll stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and wind along the Kenai Peninsula to the lovely village of Seward. Enjoy an included Sealife Center tour with a chance to watch puffins fly through underwater skies and meet sea lions and harbor seals eye to eye. Later, stop for a photo opportunity at Exit Glacier.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3 – Anchorage

Departing Whittier, Alaska, experience Prince William Sound from the water’s perspective. Get ready for an adventure as we board Major Marine’s “Kenai Star” boat for a cruise with a naturalist guide who will help us spot bald eagles, common murres, cormorants, kittiwakes, and other various birds. Steller sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, and Dall’s porpoise are also common sights. Don’t forget to look for orca (killer whales) and humpback whales as they feed and play! Listen for the unmistakable rumbling of a calving glacier, waiting for the moment when a huge block of ice crashes into the sea. We will discover a waterfall & three glaciers up-close: Blackstone, Beloit, and Northland – This will be a day you will long remember!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 4 – Anchorage to Denali National Park

Head north with a stop at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters to learn about the “Last Great Race.” Motor in luxury on this beautiful drive to Denali National Park with several photo opportunities along the way. Journey into the grand interior giving you an idea of how vast the “last frontier” really is. Lunch today will be your first opportunity for views of spectacular Mount McKinley. Your hotel is nestled among beautiful scenery and wilderness. Join us this evening for an Alaskan Cabin Nite Dinner including entertainment.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: McKinley Chalet Resorts

 

Day 5 – Denali National Park to Fairbanks

Morning is the best time to see wildlife in the park, so an early departure is in order as we travel deep into Denali National Park on a Tundra Wildlife Tour. Keep in mind that you are entering a self contained undisturbed preserve and the animals are in their natural habitat. Truly an experience to remember as you may see your first wild grizzly bear, wolf, moose, or dall sheep. If weather permits, you may see Mount McKinley towering over 20,320 feet. Fairbanks is our home for the next 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lite Lunch 

Hotel: Bear Lodge

 

Day 6 – Fairbanks

Board the Sternwheeler “Discovery” for an exciting cruise along the scenic Chena and Tanana Rivers. You’ll hear native guides share their unique culture and traditions at a recreated Athabascan Indian Camp. You’ll also see sled dog demonstrations. Lunch is at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Later visit the Gold Dredge 8 and learn about goldmining techniques and its colorful history. A photo opportunity is given at the Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7 – Fairbanks to Dawson City, YT

View the Pipeline Suspension Bridge before motoring through some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. We’ll make a stop at “The North Pole” for a coffee break and shopping before arriving in Tok, a unique Athabascan Indian trading village, for an included lunch at Fast Eddies. Then we head north on the “Top of the World Highway,” going through customs in Chicken, then continuing on Taylor Highway to Dawson City. This Yukon town was once referred to as “Paris of the North” as its name is synonymous with the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. On your own you may choose to take in the Diamond Tooth Gerties Show or explore the Dawson City Museum.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Westmark Dawson City

 

Day 8 – Dawson City to Whitehorse

Travel the famous Klondike Highway through the Yukon Territory. Arrive in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon Territories. It is here that the largest gold rush in history exploded over 100 years ago attracting thousands of goldminers searching for riches. This evening choose an optional (extra cost) show featuring the hilarious Frantic Follies, an 1890’s vaudeville show.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Westmark Hotel

 

Day 9 – Whitehorse to Skagway

Wind through beautiful alpine valleys and along the “Windy Arm” of Tagish, viewing lovely Bennett and Tutshi Lakes. In Frasier, board the Vintage White Pass & Yukon Railroad for a thrilling journey along the route of the Klondike Gold Rush. This eye opening rail excursion will be among the highlights of your vacation as your parlor car winds you through spectacular scenery narrow-gauge railway. View Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. Arrive in Skagway, a frontier Gay Nineties town which was the gateway to the Yukon during the Gold Rush of 1898. Your hotel is located in this unique town featuring wooden sidewalks and old fashioned saloons. Dinner is on your own to choose from the many restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Hotel: Skagway Inn

 

Day 10 – Skagway to Juneau

A catamaran cruise along the Inside Passage allows an up close and personal experience. An on-board naturalist guide helps us identify wildlife and answer any questions you may have. Cruise along breathtaking Lynn Canal, the deepest and largest glacier fjord with many rushing waterfalls. Our scenic cruise stops in the unique little village of Haines where we’ll embark on a soft adventure few have ever experienced. Visit the Chilkat Eagle Preserve by a float raft on the peaceful Chilkat River which offers spectacular views of the Chilkat mountains. As you float along, keep your eyes open and cameras handy and look to the trees to spot the majestic Bald Eagles, while keeping an eye out for the bears and wolves that prowl the riverbank. Enjoy a picnic lunch in this wilderness setting. Continue through the inside passage aboard a private charter catamaran to Juneau for a relaxing two night stay. A naturalist will speak about passing scenery with stops for wild and marine life! An included salmon bake on Colt Island is planned before arriving in Auke Bay and on to Juneau, Alaska’s capital. Your hotel is the Baranof Hotel located in the charming downtown with shopping, attractions, and restaurants all within walking distance.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Westmark Baranof

 

Day 11 – Juneau

Accessible only by water or by air, Juneau is America’s most remote capital city. Stroll through this charming and historic town. View Mendenhall Glacier rising over 200 feet. Visit Gastineau Salmon Hatchery to learn about Alaska’s salmon and marine life. Enjoy free time for individual pursuits. Dinner is on your own this evening with many restaurants to choose from.

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 12 – Juneau to Anchorage

Depart Juneau and fly to Anchorage. You will have opportunity to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Take advantage of the location of your hotel in the mid-town of Anchorage. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner celebration!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Westmark

 

Day 13 – Anchorage to Home

Today we fly home with memories of a grand Alaska vacation.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $5,199
Single: $6,299
Triple: $4,899
Quad: $4,679

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $407
Single: $483

Travel Bucks

$65 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

Yes

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking

Price Includes

Roundtrip airfare from MSP including baggage fees, all taxes & surcharges appox.
$100 per person included, 22 meals, all hotels & activities as stated in brochure,
Expert Local Driver/Guides



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
23°
Minneapolis, Mn
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Alaska Grand Tour: Tour Full-Call to be on Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
Flyaway Departure Date:
07/09/2014
Flyaway Return Date:
07/21/2014

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Tour Highlights

Kenai Peninsula
Prince William Sound Cruise
Denali National Park
Juneau
Skagway to Haines



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
23°
Minneapolis, Mn
16°
Alaska Grand Tour: Tour Full-Call to be on Waitlist: 1-800-758-6877
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
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