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Alaska Tour & Cruise – 19 Days

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June 21, 2017 – Guaranteed Departure Explore the northern towns and cultures of Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska on this spectacular sightseeing vacation. Majestic mountains, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife slip by as you journey through Western Canada and the Yukon en route…

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June 21, 2017 – Guaranteed Departure

Explore the northern towns and cultures of Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska on this spectacular sightseeing vacation.

Majestic mountains, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife slip by as you journey through Western Canada and the Yukon en route to Watson Lake, Whitehorse and Dawson City. Highlights include the Sign Post Forest, the Cassiar Mountains, crossing the Great Divide and panning for gold in Dawson City.

Once in Alaska, enjoy spectacular views in all directions from the Top of the World Highway. Experience Denali National Park and be awestruck at the grandeur of Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America. An orientation tour of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is a chance to explore the city’s unique Russian and Native Heritage.

Then, call Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam home for the next 7 days. Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, and enjoy two included excursions that are exclusive to DeNure guests! Finally, a journey through the iconic Inside Passage is a rare chance to gaze upon some of the grandest coastal scenery on the continent.

 

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Alaska Tour & Cruise – 19 Days

Day 1: Fly to Grand Prairie, AB

Fly to Grand Prairie, Alberta  and travel to Dawson Creek, BC for an overnight stay. Get to know your fellow travellers over dinner this evening.

Stay: George Dawson Inn, Dawson Creek, BC
Nights: 1
Meals: D

Day 2: Fort Nelson, BC

Begin your journey along the famous Alaska Highway at Mile Zero. Follow the Peace River valley, travel a rugged section of the Rockies and stop in Fort Nelson for the night.

Stay: Woodlands Inn, Fort Nelson, BC
Nights: 1
Meals: B, L

Day 3: Muncho Lake, BC

Travelling along the world famous Alaska Highway, marvel at the beauty of Muncho Lake. The jade green lake is the showpiece of the Muncho Lake Provincial Park and the small community of Muncho Lake. The deep, cold lake is a haven for fishing and boating. During today’s journey, enjoy a stop at Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park, which is home to the second largest hot spring in Canada.

Stay: Northern Rockies Lodge, Muncho Lake, BC
Nights: 1
Meals: B

Day 4: Watson Lake, YT

Experience the stunning scenery of British Columbia as you travel alongside 7,000 foot high mountains en route to Watson Lake. Visit the Sign Post Forest, a stunning display of over 100,000 street signs from around the world. It all began when a homesick GI working on the Alaska Highway decided to add a sign pointing to his hometown, and others soon followed his example.

Stay: Andrea’s Hotel, Watson Lake, BC
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day 5: Whitehorse, YT

Experience spectacular views of the Cassiar Mountains and cross the Great Divide, the principal watershed of the Americas. Reach Yukon’s capital of Whitehorse where summer days have 20 hours of daylight.

Prior to checking into your hotel, step back in history with a visit to the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site.  This stern-wheeler plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City. The largest of the fleet, this ship has been restored and refurnished, paying tribute to an era before roads.

After checking into the hotel and having some free time on your own for dinner, enjoy an exclusive after hours visit to the MacBride Museum of Yukon History.  With more than 30,000 artifacts, this museum is offers a great way to explore the stories and history of the Yukon.

Nights: 1
Meals: B,L

Day 6: Dawson City, YT

Follow the original miner’s trail from the days of the Klondike Gold Rush, as we head for Dawson City. This evening, enjoy a Salmon Barbecue with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Westmark Inn, Dawson City, YT
Nights: 2
Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Dawson City, YT

Dawson City has been classified as a national historic site, and many of its buildings have been restored to reflect life during the gold rush. Relive the excitement of bygone days with an opportunity to try gold panning at a working mine. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

Meals:  B

Day 8: Tok, AK

The Top of the World Highway traverses the mountains above the tree line offering spectacular views in all directions. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you cross into the State of Alaska. Experience the mystique of Chicken en route to Tok, the trading centre for Athabasca native villages.

Stay: Young’s Motel, Tok, AK
Nights: 1
Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: Denali National Park, AK

Travelling the final leg of the Alaska Highway, visit the town of North Pole and Santa Claus House, a trading post featuring a great toy department and a unique gift shop. After lunch in Fairbanks, follow the George Parks Highway to Denali National Park. Tonight celebrate like the first miners at tonight’s Cabin Night dinner and show.

Stay: Denali Park Village, Denali National Park
Nights: 2
Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Denali National Park, AK

Although officially known as Mount McKinley, ‘Denali’, The Great One, is the name the Athabascans gave to the massive peak that crowns the 600 mile long Alaska Range. Enjoy an early morning wilderness tour of Denali National Park’s interior. While at Denali National Park you will received a boxed lunch to enjoy at your leisure. Return to the hotel for a free afternoon to explore park activities.

Meals: B, L

Day 11: Anchorage, AK

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is home to almost half of the state’s residents. Landmarks denote both the Russian and American First Nations heritage. An orientation tour of Anchorage leads to Ship Creek, Lake Hood and through the downtown.

Visit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquaters prior to enjoying some free time in Anchorage to explore the shops, museums and art galleries.

Stay: Westmark Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage, AK
Nights: 1
Meals: B, L

Day 12: Seward, AK

Travel to nearby Seward, a charming seaside town, flanked by snowcapped mountains and tidal glaciers. Board one of Holland America’s grand ships, the ms Zaandam, for a 7-day Glacier Discovery cruise. Holland America Line offers elegant ships, fabulous five-star dining and impeccable service.

Stay: ms Zaandam, Holland America Line
Nights: 7
Meals: B, L, D

Day 13: At Sea

Between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy, enjoy 274 nautical miles of mountains, islands, waterfalls, glaciers, sea lions, whales, eagles, and some of the grandest coastal scenery on the continent.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 14: Glacier Bay

Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park, home to sixteen dazzling tidewater glaciers. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Park has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. Watch as monumental chunks of ice split off a glacier and fall into the sea shooting water hundreds of feet into the air.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 15: Haines, AK

Nestled on the shores of America’s longest fjord, Haines got a jump-start supplying miners headed for the gold fields of the Klondike. Today, the town’s chief exports are adventure and scenery. Enjoy an included excursion today – exclusive for DeNure guests! Travel by ferry to Skagway and board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad for a 3.5 hour journey through some of the most ruggedly beautiful terrain in the world.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 16: Juneau, AK

During your day in Juneau, Alaska’s capital, you’ll experience Alaska’s glaciers and wildlife on today’s included excursion exclusive to DeNure guests! See the famous Mendenhall Glacier before boarding a wildlife cruise that travels through Stephens Passage, a feeding ground for humpback whales and home to sea lions and harbour seals.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 17: Ketchikan, AK

Clinging to the mountainside and stretching along the sea, Ketchikan is a picturesque community of boardwalks and turn-of-the-century buildings perched on pilings. Take time to visit the Totem Heritage Center or shop on historic Creek Street.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 18: Inside Passage

Spend the day at sea and enjoy 274 nautical miles of mountains, islands, waterfalls, glaciers, sea lions, whales, eagles, and some of the grandest coastal scenery on the continent.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 19: Vancouver, BC

Say farewell to an incredible journey as you disembark the ship, and travel to the Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

Meals: B

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Double: $9,695  /  Single: $13,865

PRICE INCLUDES
Return airfare from Toronto, motorcoach transportation, accommodation, 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinners, 7-day cruise on the ms Zaandam (outside cabin, Category D), shipboard meals and gratuities, all highlights, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST. (Other cabin types may be available, ask for rates.)

HIGHLIGHTS
• Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway
• Watson Lake – Sign Post Forest
• Muncho Lake, Laird Hot Springs National Park
• S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
• Guided tour of Klondike and a gold mine
• MacBride Museum of Yukon History
• Top of the World Highway
• Santa Claus House, North Pole Alaska
• Denali National Park wilderness excursion and show
• Iditarod Sled Dog Race Headquarters
• Cruise the Inside Passage to Vancouver
• Exclusive to DeNureTours: White Pass Summit Scenic Railway excursion (Haines) and Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest excursion (Juneau)

ACCOMMODATION
Dawson Creek, BC: George Dawson Inn (1 night)
Fort Nelson, BC: Woodlands Inn (1 night)
Muncho Lake, BC: Northern Rockies Lodge (1 night)
Watson Lake, YT: Andrea’s Hotel (1 night)
Whitehorse, YT: Westmark Hotel (1 night)
Dawson City, YT: Westmark Inn (2 nights)
Tok, AK: Young’s Motel (1 night)
Denali National Park, AK: Denali Park Village (2 nights)
Anchorage, AK: Westmark Anchorage Hotel (1 night)
Seward, AK: ms Zaandam (7 nights)

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