Katmai Bear Trek & Kantishna Fly Over Cruisetour 12B (Pre Tour)
12 Day Cruise Tour (Southbound)
Cruise Tour Description
Your Alaska Cruise Tour begins in Anchorage, where you'll board the glass-domed railcars of the Wilderness Express to Talkeetna. From there, you'll begin a two night stay in Denali National Park. As a spectator on the Natural History Tour, you'll see beautiful taiga forests and rolling tundra while searching for wildlife. On your last morning at Denali, you'll travel by deluxe motorcoach to Alyeska where you will experience a ride up the Mt. Alyestka tram and enjoy an elegant dinner at the Seven Glaciers restaurant. The next morning you will head to Seward where you will embark on your cruise adventure.
At SeaYour first few hours at sea will be spent cruising alongside the Hubbard Glacier. As you head south, you'll make stops in the ports of Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. While in these towns, you'll have the opportunity to experience Alaska's rich cultural heritage. The scenic Inside Passage will be your backdrop during your last day aboard the ship.
Cruise Tour Sailings
Cruise Tour Itinerary
Day 1Anchorage, Alaska
From the airport, your transfer (included) brings you to the hotel where your Adventure Specialist welcomes you to Alaska. Then Anchorage is yours to discover. With lively nightlife, an eclectic dining scene and miles of urban trails, there's much to explore on a sunny summer night.* All Alaska Cruisetour arrival times are tentative and subject to change. * Flights on this Cruisetour are not wheelchair accessible. Flights are subject to change due to weather conditions. Alternate experience/transportation will be provided if necessary.
Day 2Anchorage, Alaska
It's a full day of adventure, starting with a 2-3 hour flightseeing trip to Katmai National Park. From the safety of an elevated boardwalk, enjoy unobstructed, close-up views of brown bears in their natural habitat. On the return flight, your pilot will take you over rugged areas while looking for wildlife below. After your tour, relax at the hotel or check out the local nightlifte.
Day 3Denali National Park, Alaska
Relax on the deluxe motorcoach on the scenic drive into the wild. Stop for lunch on your own in the funky small town of Talkeetna, whose historic main street is lined with cafes, roadhouse restaurants and unique shops. From 4:30 p.m., Denali is yours to explore. Walk the scenic trails that surround the lodge or ask your Adventure Specialist to book an optional excursion, like a guided ATV ride.
Day 4Denali National Park, Alaska
A trained naturalist is your guide for a full day in the park, looking for wildlife along the full 92 miles of road that ends at the old settlement of Kantishna. There you can go hiking, biking, among other activities, with lunch at the secluded lodge. Return to the park entrance by plane, flying over the Muldrow Glacier and past the north face of Denali, the great mountain. From 6:00 p.m., the evening is free. Relax amid the serene beauty of your hotel, whose buildings are set amid 20 acres of woods and trails along the Nenana River.
Day 5Talkeetna, Alaska
There's time to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Denali before boarding the all aboard the glass-domed cars of the Wilderness Express for the scenic ride to Talkeetna by train. From 5:00 p.m., your time in Talkeetna is your own. Relax at the lodge, with its breathtaking views of Denali and the Alaska Range, mingle with locals in town, or walk to the end of the main street to the park where three wild rivers meet.
Day 6Seward, Alaska
Take in the scenery on the drive to Anchorage, where you'll stop downtown for lunch on your own, before going to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which cares for native, orphaned land animals. The coach then takes you through the forested Chugach to the historic port town of Seward, where you'll visit the acclaimed Alaska SeaLife Center, dedicated to preserving Alaska's rich marine life, before boarding the ship.
Day 7Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Day 8Juneau, Alaska
Day 9Skagway, Alaska
Day 10Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 11Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 12Inside Passage, Alaska
Day 13Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Cruise Tour Helpful Information
- Transportation by Cruise Ship, Rail, Motor Coach
- Cruise Ship Accomodations
- Hotel Accomodations
- Most Meals on Cruise
- Some Cruise Beverages
- Most Cruise Entertainment
- Transfers and Sightseeing as Indicted
What's Not Included
** Unless indicated otherwise.
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