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SPECTACULAR ALASKA WITH ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION (OUTSIDE CABIN) - 2017

Tour Code - AJX 16 days - ANCHORAGE to VANCOUVER $6349 AUD

When you think of a spectacular Alaska holiday, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour and cruise are sure to delight!

Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife.

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy a 7-night cruise with ample opportunity to take in Alaska’s awe-inspiring glaciers and majestic scenery. Explore the remote and rugged beauty of areas such as Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Ketchikan, and the amazing Inside Passage. Watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. Marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off into the sea. Be sure to grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour and cruise that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.


  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Enjoy a dock walk and talk of Valdez with a local fishing expert
Exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist at Murie Science & Learning Centre
Storyteller presentation at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre

Upgrade to a Verandah Cabin (AJV)

Stay in an Inside Cabin (AJI)


 

All cruise services are provided by Holland America Line.

YOUR CRUISE SHIPS: MS NOORDAM, OR MS ZAANDAM
Celebrating the most modern advances in amenities and design, Holland America’s 5-star ships feature exceptional cuisine, exciting activities, award-winning entertainment, and a uniquely gracious on board ambiance.


NOTES: Cruise extension not available on the May 25, June 15, July 13 & August 10 departures.

Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information
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Standard Features

Destinations

  • VALDEZ
    Cruise Prince William Sound; discussion & dock walk with local fishing expert.
  • DELTA JUNCTION
    Visit the living history homestead.
  • FAIRBANKS
    Pan for gold at Gold Dredge #8; cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery; enjoy an Alaska salmon bake.
  • FAIRBANKS-DENALI
    Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service.
  • DENALI NATIONAL PARK
    Dinner and exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Centre by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition.
  • BIG LAKE
    Visit Happy Trails Kennels.
  • ANCHORAGE
    Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre with storyteller presentation.
  • KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
    Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION (OUTSIDE CABIN)
    7-night cruise aboard Holland America's MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.
  • FREE WI-FI
    Available in most hotels.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15
10
11

Breakfast (B) daily, 4 lunches (L) including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 4 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Anchorage
Alaska Cruise Extension: 19 additional meals.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE.
    Welcome to Anchorage! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

  2. ANCHORAGE-VALDEZ.
    Meet your fellow travelling companions at this morning's welcome orientation. Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, where cabbages can grow to an amazing 32 kilograms (70 pounds) in the 24-hour daylight, up over Tahneta Pass for wonderful vistas of Matanuska and Worthington Glaciers. Stop at Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the seaside port of Valdez, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Alaska." Before dinner tonight, enjoy a talk and DOCK WALK of Valdez with a local fishing expert. Learn more about the Alaska fishing industry, the equipment used, and the daily lives of these fishermen. (B,D)

  3. VALDEZ-CRUISE ON PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND.
    Board your boat for a CRUISE on Prince William Sound and along the 5-kilometre (3-mile) face of Columbia Glacier, keeping a watchful eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales! Before returning to Valdez, see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, where supertankers are loaded with crude oil from Prudhoe Bay. (B,L)

  4. VALDEZ-DELTA JUNCTION-FAIRBANKS.
    Enjoy great scenery all the way as you travel along Richardson Highway. Stop at DELTA JUNCTION, a living history homestead with a museum, original roadhouse, and farm animals. Then, head west on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, the state's second-largest city. (B)

  5. FAIRBANKS.
    Visit GOLD DREDGE #8 and ride the narrow-gauge railroad. Then, try your luck as you pan for gold. Later today, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! This evening, enjoy a special Alaska salmon bake. (B,D)

  6. FAIRBANKS-ALASKA RAILROAD-DENALI NATIONAL PARK.
    Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today's ride ends at DENALI NATIONAL PARK, where North America's highest peak, 6,194-metre (20,320-foot) Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park's 6 million acres. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Centre followed by an exclusive PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)

  7. DENALI NATIONAL PARK.
    Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (B,L)

  8. DENALI NATIONAL PARK-BIG LAKE-ANCHORAGE.
    Continue your exploration of Denali National Park as you head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his dogs. Meet an Iditarod competitor and learn how they race and care for their dogs. You will also see a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, enjoy a tour of the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTRE. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special STORYTELLING presentation. (B,L,D)

  9. ANCHORAGE. CRUISE IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK. SEWARD (EMBARKATION).
    Witness one of the world's most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! After your cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, transfer to the pier to embark on your Holland America cruise ship, the MS Zaandam (sailing on the May 13 departure and every other week thereafter) or MS Noordam (sailing on the May 20 departure and every other week thereafter). (B,L,D)

  10. CRUISING: GULF OF ALASKA.
    Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we travel the route of Alaska's Marine Highway. The entire shoreline of the Gulf of Alaska is a rugged combination of forests, mountains, and tidewater glaciers. Be on the lookout for Alaska's wildlife including whales, seals, otters, puffins and more. (B,L,D)

  11. SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK.
    This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and "calve" into the sea-making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day's events. (B,L,D)

  12. HAINES.
    Nestled on the shores of America's longest fjord, Haines enjoys a spectacular setting. You may choose to take a float trip through Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the largest annual gathering of bald eagles, or maybe visit the Sheldon Museum, art galleries, or local shops in town. (B,L,D)

  13. JUNEAU.
    Visit one of the most remote capital cities-Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska's Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor's Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 19 kilometres (12 miles) long and 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) wide. (B,L,D)

  14. KETCHIKAN.
    Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques. (B,L,D)

  15. SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.
    Sit back and relax as you cruise through the beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. (B,L,D)

  16. VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).
    The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules; airport transfers are provided. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
22 Jul 2017 06 Aug 2017 $7122 AUD $10639 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
29 Jul 2017 13 Aug 2017 $7110 AUD $10627 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
12 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 $7112 AUD $10629 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
19 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 $6806 AUD $10024 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
26 Aug 2017 10 Sep 2017 $6857 AUD $10133 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
02 Sep 2017 17 Sep 2017 $6349 AUD $9398 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
09 Sep 2017 24 Sep 2017 $6467 AUD $9633 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE ANCHORAGE 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $354 AUD $192 AUD $147 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $428 AUD $244 AUD $192 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Jun 2017 31 Aug 2017 $458 AUD $260 AUD $202 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
INCLUDED Port Charges $558 AUD
OPTIONAL Gratuity $140 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $563 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $568 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $575 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $556 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $566 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $572 AUD

Departures marked are guaranteed to operate.

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