Alaska Cruise & The Yukon

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Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

11 Days
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Alaska Cruise & The Yukon Tour Details

Experience the legendarily beautiful ruggedness of Alaska and the Yukon on this journey deep into the wildest country in North America. The stunning nature of the Inside Passage and Denali National Park combine with the fascinating gold rush history of the untamed Yukon Territory on a northern adventure you’ll always cherish.

Tour Includes

2 Countries
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Vancouver
  • Alaska Inside Passage
  • Juneau
  • Whitehorse
  • Skagway
  • Dawson
  • Fairbanks
  • Denali
  • Anchorage
Additional Flights
  • 2 Intra-Tour Flights
  • Includes one piece of checked baggage per person
Cruise Accommodations
  • 3 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Holland America Cruise Line's ms Volendam
Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Daily Breakfasts on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided Tundra Wilderness Tour deep into the heart of Denali National Park
  • Spend 2 days exploring the Yukon Territory, including a one-of-a-king train ride on a vintage locomotive
  • Cruise through the stunning Inside Passage
  • Time in the rugged capital city of Juneau
  • Included ride on the luxurious McKinley Explorer train to Anchorage

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Alaska Cruise & the Yukon

Tours Starts: Vancouver, Canada

Tours Ends: Anchorage, Alaska

Day 1

Arrive in Vancouver

Your trip begins just north of the Canadian border, in vibrant Vancouver, British Columbia! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT, a representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the hotel.

Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport or similar


Visit Grouse Mountain and experience the Skyride, Peak Chairlift and Grizzly Habitat. Includes dinner. $99 p/p. Please add this option attimeof booking. In order to book, your flight must arrive in Vancouner no later than 3pm.

Day 2

Embark on Holland America's ms Volendam (Departs 4:30 PM)

Enjoy an included breakfast before heading out to explore Vancouver. This city is renowned for its mountain views, cuisine, and quality of living. You’ll see why so many people love to visit and stay in Vancouver during your free morning and afternoon in the seaside city. Board Holland America’s ms Volendam this evening. (B)

Day 3

Scenic Inside Passage Cruising

Spend the whole day cruising some of the world’s most magnificent waters. Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that winds through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the state’s rugged southeastern coast. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes from Misty Fjords National Monument to the famed Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. If you’re lucky, you will spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca breaching brilliantly alongside the ship, bald eagles soaring overhead, and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.

Day 4

Tracy Arm Inlet (9:00 AM–9:30 AM) and Juneau (1:00 PM–10:00 PM)

After a brief stop in Tracy Arm Inlet, continue to Juneau for the rest of the day. Surrounded by water, forest and mountains, visitors love Juneau’s atmosphere. The Alaskan capital city feels like a frontier town, but welcomes more than a million visitors each summer.

Day 5

Whitehorse and Skagway (Arrive 7:00 AM)

Disembark bright and early this morning in Skagway, which served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest boom town packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses.Continue to Whitehorse where you will board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Ride in a comfortable, restored or replica vintage rail car to the summit of the White Pass, through two tunnels, over sky-high trestles, and remote valleys. Pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch as your guide tells the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. This narrow-gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It shares this honor with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, and is truly a world wonder. Spend the evening back in Whitehorse, the rugged capital of the Yukon. (B)

Westmark Whitehorse Hotel or similar

Day 6


Your day starts with a flight to colorful Dawson City, Yukon, where old-time wooden boardwalks connect frontier-era buildings in the Yukon Territory’s original capital. The heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, Dawson City housed around 30,000 people in the summer of 1898. But the town was sliding towards “ghost” status just a year later. A fire had destroyed over 100 vital structures right as the gold ran out and rumors arrived of nuggets in Nome, Alaska. Dawson City moseyed along quietly until the early 1960s, when Parks Canada began refurbishing landmarks like the Palace Grand Theatre and the Commissioner’s Residence. Today sightseers flock to this subarctic hotspot, which has retained its 19th-century charm. Highlights include the Jack London Museum, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall and the Sourdough Saloon, which infamously serves a cocktail containing a preserved human toe— but don’t worry, it was a willingly donated digit! (B)

Westmark Inn Dawson City or similar

Day 7


Your journey continues as you board a short flight for Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart City. Alaska’s second-largest city was born of gold rush fever, thanks to a eureka! moment in 1902 on the banks of the Chena River. Though much of Fairbanks today consists of modern shops and malls, its history lives on at Pioneer Park, which includes a Gold Rush Town with 35 restored buildings. Fairbanks also preserved its City Hall, which now houses the Fairbanks Community Museum. The city is one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis, which appears on average 243 nights of the year. (B)

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel or similar

Day 8


Take a trip deep into Denali for a 2-night stay at the 6-million acre National Park that lays claim to Mt. Denali, America’s tallest mountain. Don't miss the chance to visit Denali Square and immerse yourself in the Denali experience. (B)

McKinley Chalet Resort or similar

Day 9


Today features the magnificent Tundra Wilderness Tour. This 6-8 hour fully narrated sightseeing excursion is a deep dive into Denali National Park – and gives you the very best chance of seeing both the mountain and stunning scenery, and Denali’s iconic wildlife. Travel deep into the park where it is rare not to see some combination of Alaska’s Big Five: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall Sheep and wolves, along with other animals on this expertly guided full-day tour. (B)

McKinley Chalet Resort or similar

Day 10


This morning, board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage. Approximately 40 percent of Alaska’s population lives in Anchorage, a place known as the “Big Apple of the North” where you can find a great food and coffee anywhere. (B)

Westmark Anchorage Hotel or similar

Day 11

Depart for Home (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Cabin

Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Ocean View Cabin

Approximately 140-319 sq. ft.

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Balcony Cabin

Approximately 196-240 sq. ft.

Sliding glass doors (mirrored for privacy) open onto our Promenade deck from this comfortable stateroom, which includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and other amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Holland America ms Volendam Deck Plans

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You can move travel dates easily and without incurring cancellation fees or penalties. You can change your land tour date anytime up to 45 days prior to departure and your cruise tour up to 95 days prior to departure. See our 2021 Peace of Mind Program for more details.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. and Canada both use standard 110V plugs.

U.S. guests will need a passport, but not a visa for this tour. Guests are required to have a valid government issued passport with an expiration of a minimum of six (6) months beyond the end date of for this tour.

Yes. Holland America Cruise Line has an obligation to collect certain cruise guest information before embarkation. This is a Department of Homeland Security requirement and should only take a few minutes.

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If you require further assistance, please call the Holland America support desk at 1-800-426-0327.

Several weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive notification via email that Optional Tours are available for booking at an additional cost. These Optional Tours are also available for purchase online by logging into your YMT account. Optional Tour information will also be mailed to you along with your travel documents.

Additional Shore Excursions are available directly with the cruise line. We highly recommend that you book Shore Excursions well in advance by accessing the cruise line's website and registering online. Information on how to register with the cruise line will be mailed to you along with your travel documents.

The weather in Vancouver will be warmer with average temperatures between 74°F and 53°F during the months of May through September. The weather in Alaska will be fairly cooler with average temperatures between 62°F and 48°F during the months of May through September.

You can find more on the weather in Alaska here.

On Cruise
For most ocean cruises, consider three different types of clothing: casual attire for days aboard, layered outfits for time in port, and smart or formal eveningwear. Contact your respective cruise line for their dress code and guidelines for evening attire. Typically, a larger amount of nights is reserved for more casual clothing while some evenings are set aside for formalwear. Some recommendations for daywear include slacks or pants, blouses or shirts, knit tops or polo shirts. Bring a pair of sneakers or rubber-soled shoes for deck sports and a swimsuit cover-up for cool areas on the ship. As port wear for women consider a casual dress, skirt and blouse, or pants outfit; for men, casual pants or walking shorts, and polo-type shirts. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Also, remember to bring extra bathing suits, as well as sun block, sun visors and other types of sun protection. Formal attire can include cocktail dress, gown, or dressy pantsuit for women and a tuxedo, suit, or dinner jacket with slacks for men. Note that T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are often not allowed in certain areas of the ship, for example restaurants.

On Tour
For more information, check out our How To Pack for Your Alaskan Vacation article.

You will need U.S. dollar in the U.S. and Canadian Dollar in Canada.

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