Anchorage - Valdez (140 miles)
Today we will take a cruise of Prince William Sound, from which we can get amazing views of the Alaskan landscape, such as the Columbia Glacier. Upon disembarking, we will make our way to Valdez, AK for the night.
Prince William Sound, AK
Prince William Sound is a sound of the Gulf of Alaska on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska. Its largest port is Valdez, at the southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
A glacier in Prince William Sound on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, and has been retreating since the early 1980s.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Downtown Anchorage
Tok - Whitehorse (386 miles)
Join the Alaska Highway and follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The capital and largest city of Yukon and the largest city in northern Canada. It is Yukon's only city. Whitehorse, as reported by Guinness World Records, is the city with the least air pollution in the world.
Standard Hotel: High County Inn
Whitehorse - Skagway - Whitehorse (109 miles)
Today we will spend the day south of Whitehorse in Skagway, AK
. Guests will have the option of either driving or taking a scenic train ride to the former prospector's town. After spending the day in Skagway, we will return to Whitehorse for the night.
*Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.
This popular tourist destination in Alaska is a small city along the popular cruise route. It was part of the setting for Jack London's popular book, "The Call of the Wild."
Standard Hotel: High County Inn
Whitehorse - Dawson City (330 miles)
Today we will continue southeast through the Yukon to the town of Dawson City, YT. Along the way, we will make a stop at the rumbling Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River. Upon our arrival in Dawson, we will head to Diamond Tooth Gertie's Saloon, which features ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.
Standard Hotel: Eldorado Hotel
Dawson City - Fairbanks (387 miles)
Today we will make the long drive back northwest into Alaska. Our destination is the town of Fairbanks, AK.
Standard Hotel: Bridgewater Hotel
Fairbanks - Denali National Park (92 miles)
Today, we make our way from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve, where we will have the afternoon to explore on our own.
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
This massive national park rests in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, covering over 4 million acres of land. It is home to Mt. McKinley, the tallest peak in North America.
Standard Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel
Denali National Park - Anchorage (180 miles)
On our way back to Anchorage, we will stop at the Iditarod Visitor's Center to learn more about this amazing dogsled race. Upon our arrival back in Anchorage, guests will be transferred to the airport. Flights should be booked to depart after 5:00pm.