It's time to travel to Alaska and experience all that our 49th state has to offer! The Grand Alaska cruise and tour is an adventurer's dream vacation that explores Anchorage and the scenic Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Talkeetna. You'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and learn about “The Last Great Race,” considered to be the most challenging of its kind anywhere in the world. Discover Denali National Park by coach, or by optional train ride which allows you to experience the magnificent Alaskan wilderness from a new perspective.
You'll also enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Holland America's ms Noordam or Norwegian Cruise line's Norwegian Sun. While at sea you will pass through Glacier Bay National Park or cruise up to Hubbard Glacier, where glaciers routinely calve off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings. Dock for a day in Juneau, Alaska’s state capital, also known as “Little San Francisco,” for its multicolored houses that hug the hillside. Then spend a day in Ketchikan, home of the world's largest totem pole collection. Back out at sea, cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage – one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Stop in Vancouver, Canada for a highlights tour of the city, and Seattle where you can soak up the incredible view from the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle, by joining an optional excursion – a perfect memory to add to your unforgettable Alaska tour!
7-Night Alaska Cruise: Aboard Holland America's ms Noordam or Norwegian Cruise line's Norwegian Sun. All meals onboard the ship are included.
4-Night Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
Sightseeing: Special events as listed on land portion.
Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
Service: A professionally trained Tour Director on the Alaska land tour who is knowledgeable on the local area will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
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Please note: although all these sites are featured on all departures for this vacation, some departure dates operate in the reverse order. Departures feature either Glacier Bay or Hubbard Glacier.
- Learn about the famous sledding race at the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters
- Visit one of the world’s great frontiers for wilderness adventure during a Denali National Park Tour
- Enjoy a tour of historic Anchorage
- See bears, elk, bison and eagles at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- View awe-inspiring scenery like Glacier Bay or Hubbard Glacier
- Cruise the world-famous Inside Passage
- Take a memorable tour of vibrant Vancouver