Magical Danube and Poland

  • 14 Days | 35 Meals
  • Aug 9 - Aug 21
  • $5,247

Discover the rich history of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, & Germany

Best of Alaska

Discover the Wonders and Wilderness of “The Last Frontier”

Book Now
Multiple Dates
13 days | 12 nights • 26 meals
Starting at $4,097

Experience bucket-list highlights and hidden gems of “The Last Frontier” by rail, sail, and coach! From Anchorage to Vancouver, you’ll travel the beautiful Alaskan landscape on the Yukon railroad, aboard Holland America’s gorgeous MS Zuiderdam, and by coach through sites like Denali National Park. En route, meet mushers and fishermen, discover native cultures, and marvel at agriculture in the “Land of the Midnight Sun”.

  • Spend 2 nights in Denali National Park
  • Meet Iditarod Champion Martin Buser
  • Sail Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam
  • Follow the Gold Rush trail on the White Pass & Yukon R.R.

map


DAY 1—WELCOME TO ANCHORAGE!
Fly to Alaska where you’ll enjoy a complimentary transfer to our hotel. Later, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Anchorage. D

DAY 2—AWCC/PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISE/ALYESKA RESORT
Travel south along Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountain Range on your way to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Learn how this facility takes in orphaned and injured animals. Next, cruise across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan. You’ll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age, watch for fractures of ice to break off from the glacier and crash into the water below. A delicious lunch awaits us at Alyeska Resort followed by a tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska. We return to Anchorage for our overnight. B, L

DAY 3—HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS/TALKEETNA
An Alaskan visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing sled dogs in action! Meet the champion dogs at Happy Trails Kennels, where veteran Iditarod racer Martin Buser will share stories of his races, and give a dog sled demonstration. Later, continue towards the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak, Denali. Settle in for the evening, overlooking the majestic Alaska Range. B, L

DAY 4—BIRCH SYRUP/MCKINLEY EXPLORER/DENALI
Today, visit Birch Syrup for a fun and educational tour illustrating the joys and difficulties of Alaska’s short and intense harvest. Enjoy sweet samples along with other local food products. Then, climb aboard the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer as we head to Denali for a two-night stay at this magnificent national treasure. See the wide open tundra and watch out for wildlife such as eagles and bears. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or choose an optional excursion, such as a nature walk, rafting trip down the Nenana River, a flight-seeing tour over Denali, or a Ranger talk. B, L

DAY 5—DENALI NATIONAL PARK
You’ll be snapping plenty of photos during a spectacular five-hour guided tour of Denali National Park, home of majestic Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), lush forests and crystal- clear waters. Be on the lookout for wildlife, such as “The Big 5” mammals: moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and grizzlies.B, L

DAY 6—RIVERBOAT DISCOVERY/ALASKA PIPELINE/SALMON BAKE & SALOON SHOW
Today, coach to Fairbanks for a ride along the Chena River on The Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler. Then get up close to the famous Alaska pipeline. Tonight you’re in for a treat at Pioneer Park. Enjoy generous portions of prime rib, beer battered cod and grilled salmon grilled over an outdoor alder wood fire and rounded out with roasted potatoes, baked beans, salad and blueberry cake. Then sit back and enjoy songs, stories, and historical highlights of Fairbanks, also known as “The Golden Heart City”. B, L, D

DAY 7—MUSEUM OF THE NORTH/WHITEHORSE
This morning, visit the Museum of the North, highlighting the art and culture of Alaska. Later, fly from Fairbanks into Canada’s majestic Yukon Territory. Our home this evening is Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. B

DAY 8—WHITE PASS & YUKON RAILROAD
Today we travel on the captivating White Pass Trail aboard an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train. You’ll see some spectacular scenery along the winding route once used by gold seekers as we head to Skagway, the jumping off point for the Klondike. Later, we’ll visit Jewell Gardens, located on the Historic Clark Farm site. Savor an abundance of herbs and vegetables displayed among brilliantly colored flowers—varieties that thrive on the long daylight hours. This evening, enjoy the bounty of the garden during a scrumptious dinner. B, D

DAY 9: SKAGWAY/MS ZUIDERDAM
Stroll the wooden sidewalks of this famous Gold Rush town, do some last minute souvenir shopping, or take in a Ranger-led walking tour before embarking on our home away from home the next four nights, the MS Zuiderdam. Get acquainted with the ship’s amazing amenities before dinner; and don’t miss the evening entertainment, which includes everything from Broadway reviews to stand-up comedians. B, D

DAY 10: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates on board the ship. Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. B, L, D

DAY 11: KETCHIKAN
Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Ketchikan is one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park. And leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art. B, L, D

DAY 12: INSIDE PASSAGE AND SHIPBOARD FUN
Today, glide through Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world. You’ll see steep mountain walls on both sides of the ship, brilliantly colored forests, blue glaciers and seaside villages dotting the coastline. Take a break from the beautiful sights and partake in one of the ship’s many activities such as bingo, cooking demonstrations and naturalist talks. B, L, D

DAY 13: VANCOUVER
Alas, we must say farewell as we disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia, and head for home— carrying enough “midnight sun” memories to last a lifetime! B

Quality Accommodations
Nights 1-2: Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
Night 3: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Nights 4-5: McKinley Chalets, Denali NP
Night 6: Westmark Fairbanks
Night 7: Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse, YT
Night 8: Westmark Skagway
Nights 9-12: MS Zuiderdam

Dates:
Jul 7-19, 2023
Jul 14-26, 2023
Jul 28-Aug 9, 2023
Aug 4-16, 2023
Aug 18-30, 2023

Price Per Person:
***Book by Feb 28, 2023 and receive FREE AIR up to $500.00 per person*!***

Jul 7th, 14th, 28th, and Aug 4th Dates

Inside Cabin (Double) - $4,297

Inside Cabin (Single) - $7,355

Outside Cabin (Double) - $4,497

Outside Cabin (Single) - $7,755

Verandah Cabin (Double) - $4,997

Verandah Cabin (Single) - $8,795

Mandatory taxes (per person): Double: $295 / Single: $355

Aug 18th Date

Inside Cabin (Double) - $4,097

Inside Cabin (Single) - $7,055

Outside Cabin (Double) - $4,297

Outside Cabin (Single) - $7,445

Verandah Cabin (Double) - $4,797

Verandah Cabin (Single) - $8,495

Mandatory taxes (per person): Double: $295 / Single: $355

Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
Pre-Hotel Anchorage: $358/night
Post-Hotel Vancouver: Call for rates

Depart/Return:
Depart: Anchorage, AK
Return: Vancouver, BC

Inclusions:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

See it

Share it