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Jewels of Alaska

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This wonderful tour to the Land of the Midnight Sun includes a journey along the Alaskan Railroad into Denali National Park. Learn about the tundra and wildlife in Denali, meet a champion dog musher and his dogs and take a Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound. See the delightful sea life such as otters, porpoises and whales and be awed by the thundering calving of glaciers. You will truly experience the jewels of Alaska!

What's included

• 6 nights’ accommodation
• 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
• Return transfers to and from the airport
• Tour director throughout
• Private presentation at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre
• Visit to a float plane base and meet with a bush pilot
• Alaskan Railroad journey from Talkeetna to Denali National Park
• Guided walk into Denali
• Visit to a champion dog musher with talk and visit with the dogs
• Ride the aerial Gondola at Mount Aleyska
• Prince William Sound cruise
• Visit to the Alaska Sealife Centre with an exclusive presentation on their research

Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! On arrival at Anchorage Airport, there is a transfer to your downtown hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa
Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Anchorage

This morning visit the Alaska Native Heritage Centre and learn about the traditions of Alaska’s first people during this private presentation. Afterwards, drive around Lake Hood to visit the largest float plane base in the world. Meet a bush pilot who shares fascinating stories about the joys and hazards of flying in rural Alaska. Remainder of the day at leisure until dinner in a popular downtown restaurant.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Anchorage to Denali National Park

After breakfast continue by coach for the journey to Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak and the inspiration for the TV program ‘Northern Exposure’. After a brief visit downtown, board the world famous Alaskan Railroad train for a spectacular journey over narrow gorges and swift-rushing streams to Denali National Park. View steep valleys framed by craggy mountains from the comfort of your reclining seat in the deluxe dome railcar. Your welcoming hotel is located on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, perched at the end of a bluff, with unparalleled views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and Nenana River Canyon. Tonight enjoy a taste of the frontier at a rollicking Highlight Dinner theatre, featuring old-time sourdough song-and-dance and hearty Alaska fare.

Hotel: Grande Denali Lodge
Full Breakfast,Dinner

Day 4 – Denali National Park

The six million acre Denali National Park and Preserve is just a short walk away from your hotel. Learn about the tundra and wildlife in the park. The remainder of the day is at leisure and there are many optional activities that you can choose from including a flightseeing tour for close-up views of Mount McKinley.

Hotel: Grande Denali Lodge
Full Breakfast

Day 5 – Denali National Park to Girdwood and Mount Alyeska

Your day begins with a scenic journey south on the George Parks Highway. Stop along the way for lunch and an exclusive visit with a champion dog musher and four-time Iditarod winner. At the home of Martin Buser, you are invited to meet his dogs and share the challenges of competing in the 1049 mile dog sled 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 at your leisure.

Hotel: The Hotel Alyeska
Full Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - Girdwood and Mount Alyeska

Today join the 26 Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Experience the thundering calving of glaciers and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as sea otters, porpoises and whales. In the evening enjoy a wonderful dinner.

Hotel: The Hotel Alyeska
Full Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 – Mount Alyeska to Seward and Anchorage – end of tour

Visit the aquariums of the Alaska Sealife Centre in Seward and enjoy an exclusive presentation about their marine research and rehabilitation program. Some time at leisure before transferring to Anchorage airport. Alternatively, extend your stay and take an Alaskan cruise along the Inside Passage to Vancouver.

Full Breakfast

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Dates

Tour Dates 2016

May 23 Anchorage
June 6, 13, 20 Anchorage
July 4, 18 Anchorage
August 1, 15 Anchorage
September 5 Anchorage

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  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Alaska Railroad train journey
  • Stay in Denali National Park
  • Prince William Sound Cruise
  • Does not include flights

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At a glance


  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Alaska Railroad train journey
  • Stay in Denali National Park
  • Prince William Sound Cruise
  • Does not include flights

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

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