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Alaska including the Arctic Circle

Witness the Arctic Circle by air & discover Alaska on a 13 day journey. Enjoy a luxurious cruise through Alaska, visit Glacier Bay & Denali National Park.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 9,195
  • 2018 Vancouver > Fairbanks

    Tour Code:

    RPRO

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Fairbanks

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Join your Tour Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Coral PrincessSM, Golden PrincessSM or Star PrincessSM in your verandah stateroom. Enjoy included drinks with dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Join your fellow voyagers at a ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital of the world

      Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. Explore the town at your leisure knowing that you’ll never get lost.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush heritage

      Welcome to Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike.Take a stroll into the past as you amble past Skagway’s historic shop facades and wooden boardwalks with their echoes of the gold rush era. Discover the remnants of its gold rush roots when prospectors came in droves to try their luck during the Klondike gold rush. For those who struck it lucky, the saloons of Skagway proved a popular way to ‘invest’ their fortunes back into the town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Glacier Bay
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

      A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls and iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Glacier Bay has more actively calving glaciers than anywhere in the world. Hold your breath as a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea, and capture the impact shooting water hundreds of feet in the air. Then, wait for it to happen all over again. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - College Fjord
      Highlights:
      Prince William Sound

      Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and its collection of awe-inspiring glaciers, some of which are 40 storeys high and tower over even the largest cruise ship. Hear how the magnificent glaciers were named after elite East Coast USA colleges by professors on their discovery expedition – but don’t hold your breath searching for Princeton, which was curiously overlooked. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a toast at your farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Anchorage > Talkeetna
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Wildlife Conservation Park
      Enrich

      Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre, a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s precious and unique wildlife. Meet the residents, displaced animals that have been rescued including musk ox, lynx, reindeer, and even wood bison, once thought to be extinct but which now roam free in Alaska.

      Enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride through the heart of Alaska’s remote wilderness, along previously inaccessible waterways on your way to your overnight Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. If you’re lucky, you may see nesting bald eagles and beaver activity along the way. Once you arrive at your wilderness retreat for the evening, be sure to check out ‘The Great Room’, a cosy and inviting room featuring enormous floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on spectacular views of Denali and the Alaska Range. Denali, meaning the ‘The Great One’, is North America’s highest mountain peak, measuring 6,190 metres above sea level, and is the centrepiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

      Optional Flight - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride). View glacier filled valleys, rugged peaks and towering mountains of the Alaska Range. Learn the history and geology of the area as you immerse yourself in this beautiful wilderness.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Homestead tour, Midnight Sun Express, Enrich - Music of Denali dinner show
      Enrich

      Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and catch a glimpse of a family’s settlement into one of the region’s isolated communities. Attracted by the lure of adventure and free land offered in the 1960’s, the Porterfield’s and their young family became modern day pioneers of Trapper Creek. See the homestead they built, with the garden and livestock area and be enthralled as you hear stories of living off this remote land, trapping, mining for gold, farming, hunting and home schooling their children. You will be charmed and amazed as you are presented with the true frontier spirit of this remarkable family.

      Journey on the ‘Midnight Sun Express’ train along the banks of the Susitna River, passing over rushing rivers and through vast valleys, and relish in the opportunity to view Denali from the glass dome carriage. Arrive into Denali National Park, an impressive six million acres of unspoiled wilderness, home to wild and beautiful scenery along with a stunning array of wildlife including moose, caribou, dall sheep, grizzly bears, gray wolves and red foxes. Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, with its expansive deck overlooking the Nenana River with views into the park, welcomes you for a two night Special Stay.

      Enrich

      Kick back after a fun day and enjoy a rollicking good time as you are treated to the Music of Denali Dinner theatre show. Feast on a hearty family-style dinner while being entertained by this delightful musical comedy relaying the legendary adventures of the first explorers to reach the summit of Denali.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Denali National Park
      Freechoice

      You get to choose how to explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today. You may choose to venture deep into Denali National Park and Preserve by bus to be immersed in the tundra wilderness and hopefully spot some of the diverse wildlife that it homes, or cuddle up to a husky when you visit four time Iditarod Champion Jeff King’s homestead to meet champion sled dogs and learn about this gruelling race. Alternatively, get in amongst nature and explore Alaska’s beautiful landscape by foot on a guided walking tour, or by raft down the Nenana River. Or, if you’re a thrill seeker, you can get behind the wheel of your own ATV on an exhilarating ride through Alaska’s gorgeous backcountry. The choice is yours.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks
      Enrich

      Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler for a unique Alaskan experience. Immerse yourself in frontier living first hand with guided tour of a replica Athabascan Indian village, where you’ll discover the culture and traditions that allowed the Athabascans to survive over 10,000 years, as well as the adaptations within the last century. Watch in amazement as a bush pilot takes off in a floatplane and learn of the vital role planes play in remote Alaska, then delight in a dog mushing demonstration at the home of four-time Iditarod Champion Susan Butcher as you are beguiled by tales of adventures on the dogsled trails.

      Visit Santa Claus House at North Pole, Alaska where the spirit of Christmas lives all year. Arrive in Fairbanks, gateway to Alaska’s rugged interior and the land of the midnight sun. Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century and you’ll see this quest for gold is still celebrated today. Settle in for the next two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle
      Enrich

      Thrill at the excitement of crossing the Arctic Circle by air, and receive a certificate to prove it. Wonder at the story of the vast and remote land below, home to a lifestyle and culture that has sustained for thousands of years, and stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. This may just be the furthest north you ever go – truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Fairbanks

      It’s time to bid a fond farewell after a wondrous journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 5 Freechoice activities
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 28 meals - 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners