Alaska & The Yukon

Overview

Alaska & The Yukon

Emerald forests, rushing rivers, icing sugar peaks reflected in sparkling lakes; calving glaciers crashing into icy waters, glistening fjords and gliding whales; historic enclaves of a bygone era, remote villages and thriving towns. Wildlife abounds with bears, wolves, moose and elk; birdlife is prolific and the pioneering spirit lives on.

Welcome to the Yukon and US state of Alaska, a land that at times seems untouched by modern life where man lives at one with nature; where wild natural beauty can be seen at every turn and life takes on a somewhat different pace.

This 21-day tour is also available as a shorter 12-day tour or a 20-day tour and cruise with Holland America cruise lines.

What's Included:

  • Return flights.
  • 20 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • Mixed meal plan basis.
  • All listed excursions, activities and entrance fees.
  • Services of an experienced tour manager.
Highlights:
  • The stunning scenery of Denali National Park.
  • Silent Icebergs and living glaciers.
  • Dawson City, heart of the Klondike goldrush.
  • Learn about the famous Iditarod Sled Dog race.
  • Cruise Prince William Sound.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: London - Calgary

Arrive into Calgary and transfer to your hotel. Hotel: International

Day 2: Calgary - Grande Prairie

Travel north this morning through Edmonton with it ties to the Klondike past. Watch the beauty unfold through Northern Alberta and see grandiose lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and untapped wilderness.
Overnight - Service plus Inn & Suites Meals - Breakfast

Day 3: Grande Prairie - Fort Nelson

Cross the great northern prairie region of Alberta and stop at Mile “0” of the Alaska Highway. Continue into British Columbia’s picturesque Peace Country with its abundance of natural history.
Overnight - Lakeview Hotel Meals - Breakfast

Day 4: Fort Nelson - Watson Lake

Travel through peaceful valleys and alpine meadows to Liard Hot Pools, Canada’s most spectacular natural hot springs. This evening tour the Northern Lights Centre and experience the folklore and the science of the Northern Lights.
Overnight - Andrea’s Hotel Meals - Breakfast & Lunch*

Day 5: Watson Lake - Whitehorse

Cross the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway, into Teslin Yukon. Enjoy the reflections of the glorious mountain ranges in the crystal clear lakes en-route to Whitehorse and enjoy a city tour including Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike National Historic Site. Tonight whoop it up at the famous Whitehorse Frantic Follies.
Overnight - Best Western Goldrush Meals - Breakfast

Day 6: Whitehorse - Dawson City

Travel north this morning on the Klondike Highway, stopping to view the beautiful Five Finger Rapids, to Dawson City - the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino.
Overnight - Downtown Hotel Meals - Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Dawson City

This morning visit a Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America and pan for your own fortune. Relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore gold rush crazed Dawson City.
Overnight - Downtown Hotel Measls - Breakfast

Day 8: Dawson City – Tok

North to Alaska as you travel over the “Top of the World Highway” to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and sternwheelers once plied the river.
Overnight - Young’s Motel Meals - Breakfast

Day 9: Tok - Fairbanks

Mail your postcards this morning at North Pole, Alaska as you stop by Santa Claus’ House. Continue on to Fairbanks and enjoy a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard the sternwheeler “Discovery”. You will see a bush plane taking off from a “bush” style runway, witness the “wedding of the rivers” and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalised tour of the Chena Indian Village. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical revue at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.
Overnight - Bridgewater

Day 10: Fairbanks - Denali

Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana and Denali National Park. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range and Mt McKinley will take your breath away. This afternoon enjoy a wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park.
Overnight - Denali Park Village Hotel Meals - Lunch

Day 11: Anchorage

Continue to Anchorage and explore the past at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. This evening enjoy dinner in a Goldmine at the Sourdough Mining Company.
Overnight - Ramada

Day 12: Prince William Sound Cruise

Cruise the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glide silently by. Pulling into a bay the vessel floats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier. See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife.
Overnight - Ramada Meals - Lunch

Day 13: Anchorage - Tok or Alaska cruise

This morning see stunning vistas as you travel to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok.
Overnight - Young’s Motel Meals - Breakfast

Day 14: Tok - Whitehorse

Travel to historic Burwash Landing alongside the magnificent St. Elias Range and Kluane Lake. Visit Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre near Haines Junction, home of the Dall sheep, before arriving in Whitehorse.
Overnight - Best Western Goldrush Meals - Breakfast

Day 15: Skagway

Travel west over the White Pass Summit for panoramic views en-route to Skagway and visit the quaint port village. Return to Whitehorse for a “Farewell to the Yukon” dinner.
Overnight - Best Western Goldrush Meals - Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16: Whitehorse - Dease Lake

Return over the Nistulin Bay Bridge and travel the “Stewart-Cassiar Highway” where plentiful wildlife can be seen along the way. Stop at Jade City en route.
Overnight - Northway Motor Inn Meals - Lunch

Day 17: Dease Lake - Stewart

Pass through Mount Edziza Park with its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife to Stewart.
Overnight - King Edward Meals - Lunch

Day 18: Stewart - Prince George

Drive through towering coastal mountains, icefields and hanging glaciers with rushing waterfalls tumbling down mountainsides. Journey through Burns Lake and Fraser Lake and follow the beautiful rivers and valleys of north central British Columbia on your way to Prince George.
Overnight - Treasure Cove Resort

Day 19: Prince George - Jasper

Today head over the Rocky Mountains and view its highest peak, Mount Robson. Visit Maligne Canyon and Pyramid Lake before spending time Jasper. This evening take an optional ride up the Jasper Tramway or a gentle float trip down the sparkling Athabasca River.
Overnight - Chateau Jasper

Day 20: Jasper - Banff

The Icefields Parkway offers endless scenic wonders. First stop is dramatic Athabasca Falls, before arriving at the Columbia Icefields. This living glacier’s melt-waters feed three oceans! Visit the Interpretive Centre and take the Ice Explorer ride to the base of the glacier. Then it’s beautiful Peyto Lake, spectacular Lake Louise, and on to Banff.
Overnight - Ptarmigan Inn Meals - Lunch

Day 21: Banff - Calgary - London

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff including Bow Falls, Cascade Gardens and much more. Ride the Gondola up Sulphur Mountain for a panoramic view of the Banff area below. Transfer back to Calgary airport for your return flight home.
Meals - Breakfast

Hand Picked By

Vicky Gurney

Canada simply has something for everyone: breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife, vibrant cities, wonderful restaurants and plenty of shopping – to name just a few. I was lucky to travel to this amazing country and enjoyed some if its wonderful highlights.

Vicky Gurney

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2022
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 21 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: Please call for latest price
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