After many years of research and exploration, we think we’ve perfected the ideal Alaska itinerary for you! Guiding her 33rd tour to the Great Land, Colleen will travel with you on a journey to the exciting National Parks of Alaska – Denali & Glacier Bay!
Your tour includes a 6-night land tour and an amazing 7-night cruise onboard Holland America’s intimate ship ms Noordam. Not only will you see two of the most beautiful parks in Alaska, you’ll visit unique and wondrous places in between. Find your fortune as you pan for gold in Fairbanks, wander through a local farm market in Anchorage and meet Iditarod champs at the Seavey Homestead. Then board your ship to discover even more! This is a true Alaskan experience!
Westmark Fairbanks (2 nights): Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Holland America Journey Host at the hotel. Our wonderful tour starts tomorrow. We recommend arriving prior to 10:00 pm if possible, for Holland America transfers.
We embark on a fun full day tour of Fairbanks and the area. Start with a train tour to Gold Dredge #8 and pan for your own gold. Then we take a 3-hour Discovery Riverboat trip up the Chena & Tanana rivers to learn about the Athabascan life. Lunch is Included at Steamboat Landing.
McKinley Chalets (2 nights): This morning we depart Fairbanks by coach around 9:00 am and arrive in Denali National Park about 1:00 pm. Enjoy a free afternoon in this beautiful area. There are many optional excursions to choose from or just relax in your beautiful surroundings.
We’ll have an early start today on our Tundra Wilderness Tour deep into Denali National Park. Keep an eye out for the Big-5 wildlife and a glimpse of Mt. Denali. Our naturalist guide will show us the way. Snack Box Included. Return this afternoon to relax or join a variety of optional excursions.
Hotel Captain Cook (1 night): The McKinley Explorer Train departs Denali National Park at 9:30 am. Relax as we travel through spectacular scenery as we make our way to Anchorage. Lunch is Included on Train. Arrive Anchorage about 5:00 pm, just in time to enjoy dinner at one of many fine restaurants.
Windsong Lodge (1 night): Your morning is free to explore Alaska’s largest city. Grab a coffee and head over to the huge Farmer’s Market (opens 10:00 am) if you wish. Or enjoying the comfort of your hotel until we depart. We head to Seward at 12 Noon and arrive at 4:30 pm. If you want to keep busy tonight, join the optional Seavey Dog Sled Ididaride Tour!
Your morning is free or book an optional tour to Kenai Fjords National Park. The Seward Sealife Center is also an interesting place to visit. We board the ship this afternoon. You’ll have time explore the city if you wish to go back after check-in. All aboard will be 7:30 pm. Ship sails at 8:00 pm.
Relax on your first day at sea. Explore the ship, take in a cooking lecture at America’s Test Kitchen, check out the casino, listen to great music at BB King’s, and dine to your heart’s content!
Relax onboard today as we cruise scenic Glacier Bay. Watch for humpback whales and other marine life throughout our day. Immense glaciers surround us, culminating 65 miles into the park at Margerie & Grand Pacific glaciers. We will be in Glacier Bay from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Haines is the most Alaskan town you’ll visit on the coast. Head up the hill to Downtown and snoop through the shops. Visit the Hammer Museum or learn about the area at Fort Seward. There are many excursions to choose from including the Bald Eagle Preserve. For even more options, take the Fast Ferry across the Lynn Canal to Skagway. We are in port from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Today Fox World takes everyone on a Private Whale Watching Cruise with ShoreTrips. We’ll be on a smaller 30-passenger boat to get up close to humpback whales and other marine-life. The afternoon will be free for optional excursions or exploring Alaska’s capital. We are in port from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Port of Ketchikan is our stop today. There are many excursions offered here including float plane trips to Misty Fjord, totem parks, fishing excursions, zip lining, and even snorkeling! It’s also a shopper’s haven, offering many stores just off the ship. Visit famous Creek Street too and its lovely boutique shops. We are in port from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Your final day on board will be for you! Join us for a Fox World Travel Farewell Cocktail Party this evening.
The ship arrives in Vancouver at 7:00 am and disembarks soon after docking. If you have time before your flight or want to stay an extra day or two, Vancouver is a beautiful city to spend time in. We recommend flights after 11:00 am for Holland America airport transfers.
A 6-Night Alaska Land Package Plus a 7-Night Inside Passage Cruise
- Two nights in Fairbanks
- Discovery Riverboat – Lunch included!
- Historic Gold Dredge #8 – Gold Panning included!
- Two nights in Denali National Park at McKinley Chalets
- Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour (6 to 8 hours, with snack box included)
- Lunch included on McKinley Explorer Rail – Fox Plus!
- One night in Anchorage
- One night in Seward
- Optional Tour: Seavey’s Wilderness Dog Sled Ride & Tour in Seward – Fox Plus!
- Airport / Ship transfers in Fairbanks & Vancouver (some restrictions apply, Seattle transfers available)
7-Night Inside Passage Cruise
- Cruise aboard Holland America’s ms Noordam
- Southbound from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Ports of Call: Haines, Juneau & Ketchikan
- Private Whale Watching Excursion with ShoreTrips in Juneau – Fox Plus!
- Glacier Bay National Park scenic cruising
- Choice of Traditional Dining (Early- 5:30 pm or Main—8:00pm) or Open Dining (5:15 pm to 9:00 pm)
- Signature Beverage Package while onboard – Fox Plus!
- Choice of Suites with Balcony, Balcony, Oceanview Window or Interior Cabins
- Onboard activities, entertainment, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, casino, art auctions, internet café, library, boutiques & more! (some fees may apply)
More Fox Plus – Exclusives you won’t find anywhere else!
- Fox World Travel “Alaska” jacket
- Holland America Journey Host throughout the land tour
- Private cocktail party
- Professional Fox World Tour Manager, Colleen Alsberg*
- Additional Fox World Travel special amenities and travel documents
Not Included: Airline flights, travel insurance, optional excursions, medical services, gratuities to airport porters or transfer drivers, gratuities to Holland America land staff or shipboard staff, phone calls, restaurant surcharges (if applicable), baggage fees, other fees charged by the airlines and any items of a personal nature.
*A minimum number of participants is required for the Fox World Travel tour manager(s) to accompany the groups. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still operate with professional guides in the destination.
About Your Host, Colleen Alsberg
Colleen began her career with Fox World Travel in 1995. After escorting her first tour, a motorcoach group to Canada, she fell in love with the job and hasn’t stopped since. In her 20+ years of being a tour manager, her travels have taken her throughout the Americas & Europe. She has met wonderful people and shared a multitude of experiences with them in destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, France, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean & Mexico and so many more!
Her personal travels have extended throughout the world including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, the South Pacific and the Middle East. Her travel list is never-ending! She’s been truly blessed and hopes to continue exploring new destinations throughout our amazing world!
Prices Starting at: $3,338.23
per person, based on double occupancy
Deposit: $600 per person
Final Payment Due: February 28, 2020
Prices do not include air. Taxes are included in the prices in the amount of $260.23 pp for double occupancy. Taxes and Fees are subject to change at any time prior to departure. Fuel surcharges may be added at any time prior to departure.
At this time there are no fuel surcharges. Holland America has the right to add these charges to reservations at any time should the cost of fuel increase even after final payment has been made.
Our Explore4 promotion and OnStage Alaska Offers
Book by October 31 to take advantage of these VERY special bonus offers!
- Free Onboard Spending Money (up to US$800 per stateroom)
- Free Pinnacle Grill Dinner (First and Second Guest in stateroom)
- $25 Beverage Card (for kids or extra guests)
- PLUS, book a verandah or suite and receive Free Internet
Explore4 in combinable with Group Rates, Group Amenities, and OnStage Alaska. Onboard credit and amenities are based on stateroom category booked.
- Time of booking to 91 days prior to departure – Fox World Travel fees applies
- 90 to 64 days prior to departure – Amount equal to deposit requirement
- 63 to 43 days prior to departure – 50% of gross fare
- 42 to 22 days prior to departure – 75% of gross fare
- 21 days or less – 100% of gross fare
For any revisions or cancellations, Fox World Travel charges the following fees:
- Time of Deposit to 90 days prior to departure: $100.00 per person
- 89 to 0 days prior to departure: $200.00 per person
(Purchase of travel protection insurance does not negate these fees.)
*Additional penalties may apply for air tickets.
OnStage Alaska Terms & Conditions: On Stage Alaska/On Line Alaska event promotion: All amounts are per stateroom. OSA/OLA Offers are available for 1st and 2nd guests sharing a stateroom, new bookings only. Onboard Spending Money amounts vary by type of cruise or Land+Sea Journey, may be used on a single cruise only, are non-transferable or refundable and not redeemable for cash. Denali Dollars amount varies by type of Land+Sea Journey. Denali Dollars are non-transferable or refundable, and are not redeemable for cash. Dawson Dollars are in CAD currency, are non-transferable or refundable, and are not redeemable for cash. 50% Reduced Deposit: bookings made on voyages requiring immediate final payment are not eligible for reduced deposits. For full terms and conditions, please contact your Travel Professional. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands.
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