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Travelmarvel

Alaskan Adventure

Vancouver to Fairbanks

Trip Code: URA13
13 Days
28 Meals
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 5 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 28 meals - 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • enjoy a Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

White feather like clouds in the sky over the snow capped hills reaching the bay

See Glacier Bay National Park

Witness the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, with its formidable rivers of ice and wild coastline.

Autumn colored foliage with scattered green pines leading to a backdrop of rocky mountains

Visit Denali National Park

Home to stunning glacial rivers, enormous peaks and unspoiled tundra, you’ll soon be enchanted by Denali National Park.

Passengers sitting in a glass dome rail carriage

Ride the McKinley Explorer

Venture into breathtaking Denali aboard the McKinley Explorer

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise, ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included
North America Map URA13 2019
Vancouver to Fairbanks

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam or ms Westerdam

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Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your phenomenal journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship cruises past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship and perhaps relax in one of the onboard public areas.

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Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, which is renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and is regarded as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, perhaps choose to join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense). Where you’ll be captivated by the collection of Native American totem poles on display.

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Today your journey brings you to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. There is time to explore the region’s glacial terrain and gold rush history or perhaps choose to make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. You may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier or try one of the other activities available to you. These include sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

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This morning you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you will also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).

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Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge, explaining the geological wonders and diverse wildlife found in this remarkable region.

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Cruise through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

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Disembark in Seward before travelling to Anchorage via the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Stay: Anchorage Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey aboard the McKinley Explorer to Denali.


Large glass-domed windows run the full length of your rail car and offer 360-degree views, while a host guide accompanies each rail car.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on a Tundra Wilderness tour led by a local ranger.


Watch for local wildlife such as moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves. Enjoy learning about the work of wildlife biologists and discover why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska.

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Today, board an authentic sternwheeler on the Chena River and look out for local wildlife.

Stay: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

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Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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