Anchorage, the City of Lights and Flowers.
Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner at MUSE, located in the Anchorage Museum.(Dinner with Wine)
Get acquainted with downtown Anchorage. Journey around Lake Hood to visit the largest float plane base in the world. Meet a bush pilot who will share fascinating stories about the joys and hazards of flying in rural Alaska. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the traditions of Alaska's first people during a private presentation. The rest of the afternoon is yours to browse among the shops or native art galleries. In the evening, savour dinner at a local restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Journey Along the Alaskan Railroad.
Journey to Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mount Denali, North America's tallest peak. After a brief visit to downtown, board the world-famous Alaskan Railroad train for a spectacular journey over swift-rushing streams, toward Denali National Park and Preserve. View the majestic surroundings from the comfort of your dome railcar. Meet a local climber who will regale with you tales of what it's like to brave a climb up Denali. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner accompanied by boisterous theatre, featuring old-time sourdough, song-and-dance and hearty Alaskan fare.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Denali National Park, the Crown Jewel of the Alaskan Wilderness.
(Relaxed Start) The 6-million-acre Denali National Park and Preserve is just a short walk away from your hotel. The day is completely open for recreation or optional activities. Perhaps take an exciting rafting trip down the Nenana River, or a helicopter flightseeing tour for close-up views of Mount Denali?(Full Breakfast)
Girdwood and Mount Alyeska.
Enjoy a scenic journey on the George Parks Highway. After lunch, meet the champion dog team of four-time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser and learn about the challenges of competing in the 1,049-mile (1,688 km) dogsled race. Continue on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm with its dramatic views. Arrive in the town of Girdwood, home of Alyeska Resort and ski area. Ride the aerial gondola for panoramic views of the mountains and sea. The evening is free for you to enjoy.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)
Prince William Sound Cruise.
(Relaxed Start) Today is devoted to the 26 Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Experience the thundering calving of glaciers and keep your eyes open for sea otters, porpoises, and whales. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a wonderful Celebration Dinner, featuring a variety of local seafood specialities, complete with wine and good cheer.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Seward and return to Anchorage to join your Glacier Discovery Cruise.
Visit the aquariums of the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward and enjoy an exclusive presentation about their marine research and rehabilitation program. Have lunch and explore downtown at your own pace. Guests continuing on the Glacier Discovery Cruise to Vancouver are transferred to the Port of Seward to board the ms Zaandam or ms Noordam. Set sail in the evening.
Scenic Cruising – College Fjord
Admire the massive glaciers of College Fjord in Prince William Sound and keep your eyes open for abundant wildlife and maybe even one of the 40-ton humpback whales that come to the waters of Alaska each summer.(Full Breakfast)
Scenic Cruising – Glacier Bay National Park
Watch Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans arrived.(Full Breakfast)
Cruising – Haines
Haines—home to autumn's Alaska Bald Eagle Festival—lies alongside the longest fjord in America. Visit galleries offering traditional Tlingit art in the quaint downtown.(Full Breakfast)
Cruising – Juneau
Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains.(Full Breakfast)
Cruising – Ketchikan
Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip.(Full Breakfast)
Scenic Cruising – Inside Passage
Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands.(Full Breakfast)
Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay.(Full Breakfast)