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After many years of research and exploration, we think we`ve perfected the ideal Alaska itinerary for you! Travel with Clarissa Demmon on her fourth journey to the spectacular parks of Alaska including Denali National Park & Glacier Bay National Park.
Your tour includes a 7-night land tour and an amazing 7-night cruise onboard Holland America`s ship Nieuw Amsterdam. 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, experience your first glacier in Portage, meet Iditarod champs at the Seavey Homestead and then board your ship to discover the Inside Passage and even more! This is a true Alaskan experience.
Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska! Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Holland America Journey Host and Fox World Travel tour manager at the hotel. Our wonderful tour starts tomorrow. We recommend arriving prior to 10:00 pm if possible for Holland America transfers.
Hotel: Westmark Fairbanks
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. The order of our itinerary is subject to change.
Hotel: Westmark Fairbanks
This morning we depart Fairbanks by coach around 9:00 am and arrive in Denali National Park about 1:00 pm. Enjoy a private event upon arrival! This evening you are treated to dinner and a show at Music of Denali. After the show, check out Denali Square’s restaurant, bar, shops, live entertainment and fire pits, all with a lovely mountain view (and Wi-fi)!
Hotel: McKinley Chalets
It’s an early start today on our Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park. Keep an eye out for the Big-5 wildlife and a glimpse of Denali. Our naturalist guide will show us the way. Snack Box Included. Tours may start as early as 5:00 am and return in the early afternoon giving you more personal time to relax or join a variety of optional excursions.
Hotel: McKinley Chalets
The McKinley Explorer Train departs Denali National Park at 9:30 am. Relax as we travel through spectacular scenery and we make our way to Anchorage. Lunch is Included on Train compliments of Fox World Travel. Arrive Anchorage around 5:00 pm, just in time to enjoy dinner at one of many fine restaurants or take in Anchorage on an optional trolley sightseeing tour.
Hotel: Hotel Captain Cook
Today we travel beautiful Turnagain Arm as we make our way to Seward. Along the way we stop for our first glacier experience on a boat ride to Portage Glacier. Later the Windsong Lodge welcomes us for two nights. Take the shuttle to town to explore or relax at our lodge with a nice dinner at Resurrection Roadhouse.
Hotel: Windsong Lodge
It’s time for a little halfway break in your tour. Today is a full free day for your own endeavors. Visit the Seavey family on an optional Ididaride Tour. You’ll cuddle puppies and take a dog sled cart ride around their beautiful homestead. Head into town to do some shopping and exploring, or visit the Alaska Sealife Center (fee) to see marine life up close. We also recommend an optional cruise to the Kenai Fjords for incredible scenery and wildlife viewing. Sea otters, puffins, sea lions, harbor seals, orcas & humpbacks are often sited.
Hotel: Windsong Lodge
Enjoy a relaxed morning among the pines at the Windsong Lodge before boarding the coach for our ride up to Whittier, a sleepy little coastal village, where we will board our ship. After our mandatory muster drill, we’ll wave Bon Voyage, as the ship sails at 10:00 pm.
Relax on your first morning at sea. Explore the ship and all the activities they offer. This afternoon we arrive at Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America at a whopping 76 miles long and almost 6 miles wide where it meets the ocean. Hubbard can be quite active, so keep on eye on its 400 foot high face for breathtaking calving!
Today is a full day of cruising scenic Glacier Bay National Park. Immense glaciers surround us at every turn. You’ll see alpine glaciers in the mountains and beautiful tidewater glaciers at sea level. Your day culminates 65 miles into the park at Margerie and Grand Pacific glaciers. Watch for whales and other marine life, many types of birds and even wildlife on the shore. Park rangers and naturalists onboard will keep you informed as well.
Skagway was the heart of the Gold Rush and you’ll still find many memories of that pioneering era. Wonder down Broadway and feel the spirit of the Days of ‘98! An optional excursion on the White Pass & Yukon Route Rail will certainly be a highlight. You’re certain to find many things to keep you busy for the day. For even more options, take the Fast Ferry across the Lynn Canal to Haines, Alaska. A real Alaskan “outpost” with a Northern Exposure feel!
This morning we dock Alaska’s capital, Juneau. There are many optional excursions to choose from. Whale Watching in Auke Bay is one of the most popular. You’ll get you up close to humpback and orca whales, sea lions and other marine and bird-life.
The Port of Ketchikan is our stop today. Of the many excursions offered here, float plane trips to Misty Fjord, totem parks, fishing excursions, zip lining, and even snorkeling are quite popular! It’s also a shoppers haven with a myriad of stores just steps from the ship. Stroll over to famous Creek Street to visit lovely boutique shops, watch for salmon, hike the wooded trails or take in a panoramic view from the Cape Fox Lodge.
Your final day on board will be for you! Join us for a Fox World Travel Farewell Cocktail Party this evening.
Our ship arrives in Vancouver and disembarks soon after docking this morning. If you have time before your flight or want to stay an extra day or two, Vancouver is a beautiful city to explore. We recommend flights after 11:00 am for Holland America airport transfers.
7 Night Alaska Land Tour
Two nights in Fairbanks
- Historic Gold Dredge #8 to pan for gold
- Discovery Riverboat trip
Two nights in Denali National Park at McKinley Chalets
- Music of Denali dinner theater – Fox Plus!
- Special Private Event at the McKinley Chalets – Fox Plus!
- 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
Two nights in Seward
- Portage Glacier Cruise
- Optional Tour: Seavey’s Wilderness Dog Sled Ride & Tour in Seward – ($99.00 per person) Fox Plus!
7-Night Inside Passage Cruise
- Cruise aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam
- Southbound from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia
- Ports of Call: Skagway, Juneau & Ketchikan
- Hubbard Glacier scenic cruising
- 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)
- 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
- Fox World Travel “Alaska” jacket
- Holland America Journey Host throughout the land tour
- Private cocktail party onboard the ship
- Professional Fox World Travel Tour Manager and Certified Alaska Expert Clarissa Demmon*
- Additional Fox World Travel special amenities and travel documents
Airline flights, transfers, travel insurance, optional excursions, medical services, gratuities to airport porters or transfer drivers, gratuities to Holland America land staff or shipboard staff, restaurant surcharges (if applicable), baggage fees, other fees charged by the airlines or any personal items. Holland America transfers are available.
*Minimum of 30 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still operate with a professional local guide in the destination.
Prices Starting at $3,569.00 per person double occupancy*
*Starting price is for the Interior Category J cabin
Deposit: $600.00 per person
Final Payment Due: May 6, 2022
Prices do not include air or transfers. Taxes are included in the prices in the amount of $395.00 per person double occupancy. 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.
Airport/Ship transfers in Fairbanks & Vancouver can be purchased and added to the tour package (some restrictions apply, Seattle transfers available)
- 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 – No Refund
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
Additional penalties may apply for air tickets. Fees are subject to change.
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