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Alaska and the Yukon - Explorer Tour

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Overview

Silent icebergs and living glaciers; gliding whales and soaring eagles; mountains crashing into seas. Experience the Magic – Live the Adventure! This tour has a maximum of 28 guests on a luxury coach and allows you to see some stunning views on this 12 day tour.

Details

Day 1: Fly to Whitehorse

Your adventure begins as your start in Whitehorse. See all that Whitehorse has to offer on a city tour including Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike National Historic Site.

Day 2: Dawson City

Travel north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Laberge, made famous by Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Stop to view the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk and the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Dawson City the heart of the world-famous Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino featuring live can can girls led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself.

Day 3: Dawson City

This morning visit an actual Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America and pan for your own fortune. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you relive gold rush crazed Dawson City. Explore the boardwalk shops of this town from the past.

Day 4: Tok

North to Alaska! Today you travel over the “Top of the World Highway” and stop at the unique town of “Chicken” named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan that resembles a chicken. Then it’s on to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and sternwheelers once plied the river.

Day 5: Fairbanks

Mail your postcards this morning at North Pole, Alaska as you stop by Santa Claus House. Continue on to Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska’s heartland. This afternoon enjoy a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard a sternwheeler known as Discovery. You will see a bush plane taking off from a “bush” style runway, witness the “wedding of the rivers,” and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical revue at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.

Day 16: Denali National Park

Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana through Denali National Park and Preserve. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. Arrive at your overnight destination, the small Alaskan town of Wasilla, a year-round recreation paradise and the home of the annual world renowned Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Day 7: Anchorage

Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana through Denali National Park and Preserve. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. Arrive at your overnight destination, the small Alaskan town of Wasilla, a year-round recreation paradise and the home of the annual world renowned Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Day 8: Prince William Sound Cruise

Imagine cruising the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glide silently by. Pulling into a bay the vessel ?oats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier! See otters, eagles, puf?ns, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife. This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close.

Day 9: Beaver Creek

This morning see stunning vistas as you travel to Gakona Junction, climbing to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok, where you rejoin the Alaska Highway. Then it is on to Beaver Creek, passing through beautiful scenic forests and meadows in bloom. A highlight during a stay at the Inn is the entertaining and satisfying Rendezvous Dinner Show where songs and skits add to your dining pleasure.

Day 10: Whitehorse

Today depart Beaver Creek for historic Burwash Landing and travel alongside the magni?cent St. Elias Range and Kluane Lake. En route, make a stop at Klukshu Village and Kluane Wilderness Village. A visit will be made at Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre near Haines Junction – the home of the Dall sheep. Arrive in Whitehorse to settle in for a two-night stay.

Day 11: Skagway

Travel west over the White Pass Summit and see some of the most panoramic views of the terrain en route to Skagway. For those who like to “ride the rails” an optional train trip to Skagway will be offered. You will fall in love with the quaint port village of Skagway and the fresh sea air. At the end of a day wind your way back to Whitehorse and join fellow passengers at a “Farewell to the Yukon” dinner at the hotel.

Day 12: Fly home

What's included

  • 3 1/2 Star Accommodation
  • Frantic Follies
  • Carmacks Interpretive Boardwalk
  • Diamond Tooth Gertie’s
  • Gold Mining Dredge / Gold Panning
  • Palace Grande Theatre
  • Santa Claus House
  • Riverboat “Discovery”
  • Chena Indian Village
  • Alaskaland Dinner Theatre
  • Denali National Park
  • Sled Dog Farm Tour
  • Sourdough Mining Company
  • Alaska Native Heritage Centre
  • Prince William Sound Cruise
  • Whale Watching
  • Rendezvous Dinner Theatre
  • Klukshu Village
  • Kluane Wilderness Village
  • White Pass Summit / Skagway
  • Airport Transfers
  • Return flights

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