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Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise

Code: CV-148-S-13

A 13-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $3,794.00

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Brochure Price Action
07/31/2018 08/13/2018 4,494.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
08/28/2018 09/10/2018 3,994.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/04/2018 09/17/2018 3,794.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
Note: Departures appearing above in green are guaranteed to operate by the tour operator.

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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

United States

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Fairbanks
A home rule city in the state of Alaska, Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region. The city of Fairbanks was founded by Captain E. T. Barnette in August 1901 while headed to Tanacross, where he intended to set up a trading post. Fairbanks has a history of gold mining, which dates back to when it was founded. In 1939, major infrastructure in the territory occurred for the first time, in part of a larger effort by the federal government during the New deal and World War II, which fostered an economic and population boom in Fairbanks. The city of Fairbanks is home to a number of attractions and events which draw visitors from outside of Alaska throughout the year.

Sternwheeler Discovery

Music of Denali Dinner Theater
Telling the story of the first men to reach the summit of Denali is the focus of the rollicking Music of Denali Dinner Show. Told over a period of two hours while guests dine on a family-style meal of Alaskan salmon, BBQ, mashed potatoes and apple crisp, the show is sure to delight.

Denali National Park
In 1917, Alaska named its first national park Mount McKinley National Park and nearly 70 years later the park was expanded and renamed Denali National Park. This vast land has a fascinating ecosystem and is more than a park — it is a wildlife reserve. And perhaps its biggest claim to fame is being the home to North America’s highest peak, Denali, ascending more than 20,000 feet. This massive park is now more than 6 million acres, an area that can be compared to the size of Massachusetts. The park is home to nearly forty different varieties of mammals, but the most popular residents are moose, caribou, wolves, plus brown and grizzly bears. Denali is Alaska’s heartland and brings you up close to its majestic beauty and natural wonders.

Tundra Wilderness Tour
The Tundra Wilderness Tour offers wonderful diversity for visitors. Travel 53 miles into the park to the Toklat River area where incredible scenery and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife await you. This tour also provides in-depth information about the history of the park. While we can’t promise or predict when wildlife will show, the tour allows plenty of opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears.

Luxury Domed Rail
Reliving the golden age of train travel, are the luxury domed railroad cars provided by Princess Cruises. Allowing guests to travel from the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge a mere 8 hours to Whittier and the awaiting cruise ship, the domed cars provide ease of travel for up to 880 passengers. With panoramic views from the dome-covered cars and the open-air viewing platforms, guests are delighted with the majestic wonder of Alaska.

Anchorage
A young city founded in 1915, Anchorage is a vibrant city of just over 300,000 people. From its humble origins as a railroad town for the Alaska Railroad, the largest city in Alaska maintains its frontier history in an idyllic mountain setting.

Hubbard Glacier
Nicknamed the galloping glacier, Hubbard Glacier is located in Disenchantment Bay. At 76 miles long, this is the longest tidewater glacier in North America and slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. A tidewater glacier is a slow moving mass of ice and snow that flows into the ocean.

Glacier Bay
Located just west of Juneau is the national park known as Glacier Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this park features some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, which regularly calve into the sea. Calving is the process of ice breaking from the face of a glacier and forming ice bergs.

Skagway
Lying at the head of Lynn Canal is Skagway, one of the driest places in an otherwise soggy southeast. While Petersburg averages over 100” of rain in a year and Ketchikan a drenching 154”, Skagway gets only 26” annually. At the height of the gold rush, Michael J. Heney, an Irish contractor, convinced a group of English investors that he could build a railroad over the White Pass Trail to Whitehorse. The construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route was nothing short of a superhuman feat, and the railroad became the focal point of the town’s economy after the gold rush and during the military buildup of WWII.

Juneau
As the third largest city in Alaska with a population of around 30,000, Juneau was the first town founded after Alaska’s purchase from the Russians. The town was founded on gold nuggest and in 1880, Sitka mining engineer George Pilz offered a reward to any local Tlingit chief who could lead him to gold-bearing ore. Chief Kowee of the Auk Tlingit tribe arrived with such ore, and Pilz sent Joe Juneau and Dick Harris, two vagabond prospectors, to investigate, and the town formed around the original mining camp.

Ketchikan
Ketchikan is known for its totem poles. These can be viewed at Totem Bight or Saxman Village. They tell stories of the Native people. It is said that the Tlingits were inspired to carve totem poles after finding a carved log washed up on the beach.

Inside Passage
The Inside Passage is a coastal route for oceangoing vessels along a network of passages which weave through the islands on the Pacific coast of North America. Extending from southeastern Alaska, in the United States, through western British Columbia, and to northwestern Washington state, ships using the route can avoid some of the bad weather in the open ocean and may visit some of the many isolated communities along the route.

Overview

Relax for seven nights and enjoy the epic Alaskan scenery from aboard one of Princess Cruise Lines’ lovely ships. Cruise through the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay, taking in rugged natural wonders. Cruise the Sternwheeler Discovery and encounter Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Enjoy three nights at stunning Princess’ Lodges and Hotels. Ride a Luxury Domed Rail from Denali to Talkeetna viewing incredible landscapes from glass-ceiling railcars and open air observation platforms as guides provide expert commentary. Travel deep into Denali National Park for the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Explore Alaska’s gorgeous capital, Juneau. Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Enjoy lively entertainment and a hearty feast at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater. End in vibrant Vancouver.

Year Round Offers

  • Book Flex Airfare and get Roundtrip Transfers Free
  • Triple Room Reduction available on certain tours
  • Purchase Collette's No Worries Cancellation waiver
  • Complimentary hotel to hotel baggage handling

Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise

Day 1: Fairbanks, Alaska - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Fairbanks, in the great state of Alaska. On this adventure we bring together the best of both land and sea.
(Meals: None)

Day 2: Fairbanks - Denali National Park
Step aboard an amazing cruise on the popular Sternwheeler Discovery, an unforgettable journey showcasing Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Make stops along the way to meet the people and get a taste of local life. Take a scenic motorcoach ride to Denali National Park. Tonight, enjoy an entertaining evening at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater which tells the story of the first ascent of Denali.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Denali National Park
This morning, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour* which affords the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Learn about the history of the park and see why Denali is one of the top three reasons that people visit Alaska. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Denali National Park - Talkeetna - Denali
Your day begins with a scenic train ride** to Talkeetna. Savor every moment inside your luxury domed railcar. View the incredible landscape from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary. Head to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge where, from the moment you arrive, you’ll know you are somewhere special. This comfy Alaskan lodge invites the ultimate experience, overlooking Denali and the Alaskan Range with one of the most inspirational views of the mountain found anywhere. There will be plenty of time to explore the area or enjoy a host of recreational activities.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5: Denali - Anchorage - Whittier - Board Cruise Ship
Depart for your ship, stopping en route in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Continue with a scenic drive along the Alaska Range. Pass the amazing Turnagain Arm, a deep glacial fjord, and arrive in the port of Whittier where you’ll embark on your 7-night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort designed to make your stay on board truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state-of-the-art lounges and a myriad of dining options. While on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Cruising - Hubbard Glacier
Your ship cruises past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers. Have your camera ready as today is filled with amazing natural sights as you linger along its shimmering surface.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Cruising - Glacier Bay
Cruise through Glacier Bay, a spectacular national park and preserve that is a treasure trove of tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. Its rich world of marine life and large concentration of tidewater glaciers is Alaska at its best.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Cruising - Skagway
Relive Alaska's Gold Rush days in this “Gateway to the Klondike” and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In historic Skagway, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting and cries of “gold in the Yukon!” can still be heard.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Cruising - Juneau
From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, there is so much to explore in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Cruising - Ketchikan
Your port of call today is Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the “City of Totems.” Located on the tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Cruising - Inside Passage
A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage, an extensive stretch of land known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You will be awestruck with this natural wonder.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Vancouver, B.C. - Disembark Cruise - Seattle, WA Area
Your cruise ends in the vibrant city of Vancouver. This morning, we continue on to the Seattle, Washington, airport area for an overnight stay.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 13: Seattle Airport Area - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your tour to the last of the great frontiers.
(Meals: None)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Collette Tours

• 12  nights accommodations

• Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home.

• Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling.

• A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip.

• Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.

• Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the “must-sees.”

• Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life.

• Private climate-controlled motor coach enhances your tour.

• Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-exclusive Collete tour(within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway).

• 17 meals. Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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