Arrive Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer to hotel via courtesy shuttle and overnight in downtown Anchorage
DAY 02 : ANCHORAGE – VALDEZ
After breakfast Board the deluxe motorcoach for today’s grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, Alaska’s Little Switzerland. Dinner included this evening. Overnight Valdez.
( Breakfast, Dinner )
DAY 03 : VALDEZ
After breakfast Enjoy on own exploration of this port community this morning with included entrance to the Valdez Museum. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included on the boat. Overnight Valdez.
(Breakfast, lunch )
DAY 04 : VALDEZ – FAIRBANKS
After breakfast board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Overnight Fairbanks.
DAY 05 : FAIRBANKS
Breakfast in the hotel. Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, consider purchasing the optional authentic salmon bake. Overnight Fairbanks.
DAY 06 : FAIRBANKS – DENALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing Mt. McKinley, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to the award winning dog kennels of Iditarod champion, Jeff King. Arrive Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer to hotel via courtesy shuttle and overnight in downtown Anchorage. Tonight, partake in an optional Denali Dinner Theater. Overnight Denali.
DAY 07 : DENALI
Breakfast in the hotel. Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour narrated journey provides insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus. Early May & September tours are five hours due to road conditions. Overnight Denali.
(Breakfast, snack )
DAY 08 : DENALI – ANCHORAGE
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy a morning of leisure for on own exploration. This afternoon board the world famous Alaska Railroad for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Overnight Anchorage.
DAY 09 : ANCHORAGE
After breakfast, enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style dinner and share tales from the road with your traveling companions. Overnight Anchorage.
(Breakfast , Dinner)
DAY 10 : DEPART ANCHORAGE
Breakfast in the hotel Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy transfer to the airport.
GRAND ALASKA TOUR DETAILS
• Hotels and itineraries are finalized at 30 days prior to arrival and based on the following:
• Anchorage – Clarion Suites, Quality Suites or similar
• Valdez – Mountain Sky Hotel, Best Western Valdez or similar
• Denali – Denali Bluffs or similar
• Fairbanks – Wedgewood Resort, Alpine Lodge or similar
• Saturday Cruise Alignments: Depart day 9 at conclusion of city tour