2018 Fall Alaska & Yukon Small Group Tour

1 Aug - 24 Aug 2018
Trip Code:    GCB8

We are pleased to present our 2018 Escorted Group Tour program. Rather than travelling on large cruise ships, our tours feature the Alaska Marine Highway ferries. These are considered the most relaxed and enjoyable way to explore the beautiful coastline of Alaska’s famous Inside Passage.

Group size: 

We offer small group sizes with a maximum of 20 people, allowing you to get the most out of your adventure.

Additional touring:

If you would like to extend your holiday, we can help design and organise self-guided tours of Western Canada. In the brochure you will find a suggested itinerary for a self guided tour of Western Canada. We can also design tours of East Canada, the Maritimes and USA.

Early bird discounts:

Once again, we are offering an early bird incentive scheme. Those people who complete their booking forms and pay the deposit by the dates shown below will be entitled to receive the following discounts. The discounts will be deducted from the final invoice.
 
Thu 30 November 2017 $300 per person
 
Wed 31 January 2018 $150 per person
 

Tour inclusions:

Accommodation in clean and comfortable hotels with private facilities, meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Anchorage City Tour, Prince William Sound Tour, Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour, Riverboat Discovery Tour, Dawson City Tour, Tombstone National Park Tour, White Pass & Yukon Summit Tour, Haines to Skagway fast ferry fare, AnAn Bear Viewing, Stikine River Cruise, Alaska Marine Highway fares and cabins, travel on luxury motor coach.

PRICES
Land arrangements
including twin share
$9,400
Internal Air Travel$1,200
TRIP TOTAL$10,600
Wed
1
Aug

Australia to Vancouver

Depart Australia on flights to Vancouver. On arrival we transfer to our hotel. Pacific Gateway Airport Hotel (1 night)

Thu
2
Aug

Vancouver to Anchorage

In the morning fly from Vancouver to Anchorage. In the afternoon we enjoy an orientation tour of Alaska’s largest city. Clarion Suites (3 nights)

Fri
3
Aug

Prince William Sound

In the morning we depart for a day tour to explore the magic and wonder of Prince William Sound, which has the world’s densest concentration of tidewater glaciers along with calm waters for cruising.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
4
Aug

Anchorage

Today is at leisure. You might like to enjoy the Anchorage Museum and explore the downtown area.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
5
Aug

Anchorage to Denali

We board our luxury motor coach and drive through the heart of Alaska to Denali National Park. The afternoon is free to explore. Denali Grizzly Resort (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Mon
6
Aug

Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour

We join the Tundra Wilderness Tour taking us into the Denali National Park. Our tour provides an opportunity to view the magnificent scenery that makes this wilderness region so famous. During the tour we keep a close watch for wildlife such as bears, moose, wolves and caribou.

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
7
Aug

Denali to Fairbanks

We re-board our luxury motorcoach and drive to Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”. Bridgewater Hotel (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
8
Aug

Riverboat Discovery Cruise

In the morning we board the Riverboat Discovery for a cruise down the lovely Chena River. This tour includes a visit to a recreated Chena Indian Village and demonstration of dog sledding. The afternoon is free to explore Fairbanks.

Thu
9
Aug

Fairbanks to Dawson City

We drive along the Top of the World Highway en-route to Dawson City. Along the way we make stops at Rika’s Roadhouse, Tok and Chicken. Eldorado Hotel (3 nights)

Fri
10
Aug

Dawson City

The day is free to explore the town which has been declared a national historic site. A base during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, the town has beautifully preserved frontier-style buildings.

Sat
11
Aug

Dawson City

We venture up the Dempster Highway into spectacular Tombstone Territorial Park, which protects over 2100 square kilometers of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and wildlife.

Sun
12
Aug

Dawson to Whitehorse

We drive south along the Klondike Highway through ranchlands and the lovely expanses of the Yukon River Valley to Whitehorse. Gold Rush Inn (1 night)

Mon
13
Aug

Whitehorse to Haines

We drive the scenic Haines Highway through to Haines. Originally a Russian and Native American trading post, this town provides magnificent views of the Chilkat Mountains and Lynn Canal. Captain’s Choice (2 nights)

Tue
14
Aug

White Pass & Yukon Tour

We travel by water taxi to Skagway to explore this well preserved frontier town before taking a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Built during the days of the Klondike Goldrush, this is one of the most interesting rail trips in North America. We can view glaciers, waterfalls and historic sites. We return to Haines by water taxi in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast
Wed
15
Aug

Haines to Inside Passage

We board an Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferry for the overnight journey to Wrangell. Local residents use the ferries for transport between the towns along the Inside Passage. On-board cabin with private facilities (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Thu
16
Aug

Inside Passage to Wrangell

Before arriving in Wrangell our ferry calls into Juneau and Petersburg. You are welcome to have a brief look around these towns whilst in port. Stikine Inn (4 nights)

Fri
17
Aug

AnAn Bear Observatory

We visit AnAn where we have the opportunity to safely photograph black and brown bears in the wild. We start the tour with a beautiful one hour boat trip to AnAn Creek. On arrival we walk through lush rainforest to the bear viewing platforms. We are accompanied by local guides throughout the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sat
18
Aug

Stikine River Cruise

We take a jetboat ride through the lower reaches of the Stikine River. This pristine wilderness features glaciers and possible sightings of bears, moose and eagles.

Meals included: Breakfast
Sun
19
Aug

Wrangell at leisure

The remainder of the day is free to explore the town including Petroglyph Beach, Chief Shakes House, Rainbow Falls and the local museum.

Meals included: Breakfast
Mon
20
Aug

Wrangell to Prince Rupert

Board an AMHS ferry for our voyage to Prince Rupert. Pacific Inn (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast
Tue
21
Aug

Prince Rupert

On your day at leisure you might like to explore the Cow Bay waterfront area.

Wed
22
Aug

Prince Rupert to Vancouver to In Flight

Fly to Vancouver where we board our flights back to Australia (international flights are not included).

Thu
23
Aug

In Flight

Fri
24
Aug

Arrive back in Australia

Tour Notes & Options

Prices based on twin share accommodation, please contact us for single pricing.

Extending Your Trip

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