Anchorage & Portage Glacier
Today you will be taken on a Grand city tour and then onward to a Portage Glacier Cruise. Enjoy a guided tour of cosmopolitan Anchorage. Then travel the scenic Seward Highway to join the mv Ptarmigan for a narrated cruise across Portage Lake to the magnificent Portage Glacier. With a stop for lunch on your own at the premier Alyeska Resort and an optional tram ride, how can you possibly resist? This tour also includes a stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Enroute to Seward on the Alaskan Railroad
This morning we have an early start to Seward. Relax and view the scenic beauty of a ride on the Alaska Railroad, the last full-service railroad in the United States on the Gold Dome Service. The GoldStar Dome is the top-of-the-line rail service featuring the newest rail cars, the largest picture windows and the finest dining options. The route between Anchorage and Seward is considered by many to be the most scenic in the state and you will have the opportunity of spotting migratory birds, water fowl and moose, Beluga whales and Dall sheep . After passing Girdwood and Portage the track turns and enters some of Alaska's most pristine wilderness area. Be sure to have your camera ready as you pass Spencer Glacier, Bartlett Glacier and travel through Grandview Pass. As you descend towards Seward you will pass Kenai Lake. The turquoise blue color of this 16-mile long lake is a result of sunlight striking suspended glacial silt in the water. In the afternoon, visit The Alaska SeaLife Center, a world-class marine research and rehabilitation facility, and one of Alaska's premier marine visitor attractions. The self-guided tour will allow you to spend as much time as you like viewing and learning about all it has to offer.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Today you will depart the Seward Small Boat Harbor for Kenai Fjords National Park on a fast and smooth catamaran. Covering 120-miles, the trip is narrated by a National Park Ranger, who is highly adept at spotting wildlife, pointing out the many spectacular sights, and fielding any questions you may have. Wildlife is abundant throughout the National Park, and the tidewater glaciers are massive. The cruise includes a visit to Holgate Glacier where guests often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice - from a close distance. This cruise also offers a great opportunity for whale watching in Alaska. With photo opportunities galore, your cruise will be unforgettable. You will also enjoy a scrumptious, freshly prepared Alaska salmon and prime rib buffet meal. A typical menu includes Alaska salmon, prime rib, rice pilaf, green salad, hot sourdough bread, hot coffee or tea and dessert bar.
Seward to Talkeetna
Today you will travel by coach to Talkeetna. This 5.5 hour journey takes you through the Kenai Mountains and Turnagain Pass before following along the Turnagain Arm, a body of water featuring the world's second highest tides at over 30 feet. You will take a break at Anchorage where you can visit the Museum. Continue you on your way to Talkeetna
xperience Alaska's wilderness with a flight seeing tour of Mt. McKinley and the other magnificent peaks of the Alaska Range. This one-hour flight will take you within six miles of Mt. McKinley's summit. Minutes after leaving Talkeetna, you'll enter a world of rugged, high mountain peaks and spectacular glacier-filled valleys. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the world's deepest gorge. The Great Gorge is almost 2 miles from top to bottom. Crossing the broad valley between Mt. McKinley and Talkeetna, look for wildlife such as moose and bear.
Today you will take the coach back to Anchorage to catch your flight back home.
$2,800 per person based on double occupancy
Departure: May to September
Duration: 7 days 6 nights
Type of services: Guided services with local English-speaking guides.
Travel documents: Please visit our “Visa Info” page to inquire if you need a travel visa for this tour. It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain proper travel documents for this tour..
Inclusions: All ground transportation at the destination; lodging, meals and tours per itinerary; hotel taxes; English-speaking assistance.
Not included: International and/or domestic airfares; airport departure taxes; tips of any kind; incidentals at hotels; any meals not included in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages; souvenirs.
It is the travelers responsibility to have all proper travel documents which can include passports and foreign visas. Learn more here: Passport & Visa Information
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