Antarctica & Arctic
From glaciers to the Gold Rush, this small group journey travels through some of North America’s most stunning wilderness areas and uncovers the history of this rugged land.
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14 nights accommodation, sightseeing, activities and transport as specified and services of an expert tour guide throughout.
Selected Dates, 01 Jun - 07 Sep '19
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Explore Denali National Park
Take the ferry through Prince William Sound
Discover historic Dawson City
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Upon arrival at Anchorage Airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
After breakfast travel north to Denali National Park. This afternoon there is the opportunity for a glacier flight to Denali (optional) at extra cost.
Today begins with a wildlife tour on a park-operated shuttle that takes you deep into the park. Look out for wolves, Dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Weather permitting there will be excellent views of Denali, the highest mountain in North America.
Your journey continues north to Fairbanks and includes a stop at the Alaska Railroad Museum. Explore Fairbanks at your leisure.
Cross into Canada via the scenic Top of the World Highway, before crossing the Yukon River by ferry to reach historic Dawson City.
Dawson City has much to offer; Bonanza Creek, the Jack London Cabin and the Gold Diggers Museum are on the agenda. Finish the day with a visit to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino.
An early start on the Dempster Highway takes you through stunning Yukon landscapes including the Tombstone Mountains before returning to Dawson City.
Today travel to Whitehorse. Your southbound journey includes a stop at the infamous Five Finger Rapids on the mighty Yukon River.
Today cross back into Alaska for a day trip to the old gold rush town of Skagway.
Your destination is Haines Junction, the base for exploring Kluane National Park.
Drive along the shores of Lake Kluane to the town of Tok. Stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center, making sure you keep an eye out for the snow-white Dall sheep on the surrounding mountains.
Travel via the Glenn Highway to the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Your final destination is the small seaport of Valdez, known locally as ‘Little Switzerland’.
Today travel Prince William Sound via ferry. One of the scenic highlights of Alaska, you will pass calving glaciers and stunning coastline. Look out for otters, puffins, sea lions and whales.
This morning you may take an optional tour of Kenai Fjords National Park before you depart for Anchorage. Upon arrival explore the sites of Anchorage at your own leisure.
Say farewell to your travel companions as your adventure finishes today.
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