Alaska Cruise & Denali Land Tour

Begin your Alaska vacation in Fairbanks to experience a few highlights of Alaska inland region before cruising the Inside Passage from Seward to Vancouver.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Accommodation: 9 nights
  • Starting at: $1538 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: From Fairbanks to Denali National Park experience some of Alaska's most renowned interior highlights where you get a glimpse of the varied landscapes of this large and diverse natural places on earth. This land and cruise tour combination is a perfect introduction to Alaska, and will make you want to come back again to see more of what the Greatland has to offer!

Tour Overview

Begin your Alaska vacation with a quick independent land tour to Fairbanks and Denali National Park to experience Alaska’s interior region. Enjoy the comfort of travel aboard the Alaska Railroad and by motor coach. Then settle in for a relaxing cruise on a deluxe Holland America ship to explore the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park. This comprehensive Alaska cruise and land tour provides great wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as a variety of scenery – from stark tundra to ever changing river valleys to lush rain forest.

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in moderate class hotels
  • Train from Fairbanks to Denali
  • 6 to 8 hour Denali National Park bus tour (may be 4-6 hours in May and September due to weather and road conditions)
  • Coach transfers from Denali to Seward
  • 7-night Holland America cruise from Seward to Vancouver with all meals (large inside cabin (category MM) - no window)

What's Not Included

Meals other than on cruise ship, possible fuel surcharge, optional excursions, transfers in Fairbanks, transfers or accommodation in Vancouver, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive into Fairbanks at any time and transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for optional activities, such as an historic sternwheeler riverboat cruise. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
2

Fairbanks to Denali

Transfer by hotel shuttle to the Alaska Railroad station. Depart at 8:15am to Denali aboard the Alaska Railroad, arriving at 12:15pm. After checking into your hotel, depart on a bus tour of Denali National Park. This 6 to 8 hour narrated tour takes you approximately 55 miles into the Park. As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of Mt. McKinley. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
3

Denali to Whittier

Depart Denali at 7:45 am aboard a comfortable motorcoach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska's spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of about 90 minutes in Anchorage so that you can purchase lunch. Continue to Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features so concentrated in one area. You will arrive at the cruise dock at 5pm. Board your deluxe Holland America cruise ship for a 7-night journey through Alaska's Inside Passage. All meals are included on board beginning with dinner tonight.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: An interior cabin is included on the cruise. Please ask us about upgrading to an outside / ocean view cabin.

Day
4

Cruising Hubbard Glacier

As you cruise across the Gulf of Alaska, relax and enjoy the many amenities aboard the ship, such as the health spa, swimming pool, movie theater, tennis and basketball courts, duty-free shops and library. This afternoon, sail to the 6-mile-wide face of Hubbard Glacier. Part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, it is the longest tidewater glacier in North America.

Day
5

Cruising Glacier Bay

Today’s highlight is cruising through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Marvel at this Ice Age wonder as you cruise past tide-water glaciers, snow capped mountains and freshwater rivers. Keep watch for whales, sea lions, bears, and puffins, as well as glacier calving (when chunks of ice fall off the glacier).

Day
6

Skagway

Enjoy a visit to historic Skagway today. The rich history and beautiful natural surroundings combine to create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. The two most popular routes to the Klondike began here and tens of thousands of gold seekers poured through during the famous "Rush of '98". Spend the day enjoying a guided tour of Skagway, taking a narrow gauge rail journey over the famous White Pass Route, or touring into Canada's Yukon Territory (not included in tour price). The ship will be in Skagway from approximately 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Day
7

Juneau

Today you will visit Alaska's capital city, Juneau. Located in the Tongass Rainforest, the area is known for its lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers. There is something for everyone in Juneau - shopping, glacier dog sledding, whale watching, and active adventures (not included – see Add On Tours). The ship will arrive in Juneau at approximately 8:00 am and depart at approximately 6:00 pm.

Day
8

Ketchikan

Located on Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is known as Alaska's Native Cultural Center and Sportfishing Capital. Native art and culture flourish here due to the large population of Native Alaskans, represented by the three indigenous tribes: the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. The city is also home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world. Spend your time in port shopping, touring on your own, or exploring Misty Fjords National Monument by floatplane (see Tour - Add Ons). The ship will be in port from approximately 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Day
9

Cruising Inside Passage

You will be at sea the entire day today. Enjoy the amenities onboard your ship and relax as your Alaska vacation draws to a close.

Day
10

Vancouver Departure

You will awake this morning in Vancouver. Disembarkation begins at 7:00 am. Arrange your departure flight after 11:00 am.


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Browse Dates & Rates

Availability and pricing can change at any time so listed rates are subject to change until your cruise/tour is confirmed. Please contact us for the most up to date rates.

*Listed rates are the starting prices, please note cruise and port taxes are in addition.

MS Noordam  9 Days Southbound from Fairbanks              SEND CRUISE REQUEST
2021 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
June 4 $1538 $2038 $2238
June 18 $1748 $2248 $2648
July 2 $1848 $2348 $2848
July 16 $1848 $2348 $2848
July 30 $1848 $2348 $2848
August 13 $1848 $2348 $2848
August 27 $1648 $2148 $2648
2021 Departure Dates                                                                                SEND CRUISE REQUEST
MS Nieuw Amsterdam Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 28 $1538 $2038 $2238
June 11 $1748 $2248 $2648
June 25 $1848 $2348 $2848
July 9 $1848 $2348 $2848
July 23 $1848 $2348 $2848
August 6 $1848 $2348 $2848
August 20 $1648 $2148 $2548
September 3 $1648 $2148 $2348

 

Taxes are approximately $200 per person and are not included in these rates. Additionally a fuel surcharge of up to $9 per person per cruise day may be charged if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel.

Holland America has over 25 cabin categories. The listed prices are per person based on double occupancy, based on the most affordable interior cabin category.  If you prefer a higher cruise cabin category, such as an ocean view or balcony cabin, please contact us for applicable rates. Single, triple, quad and child rates are available on request.

Important Information:  Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time until the deposit is received.

  • Departure Date: Please note that there are not daily cruise departures from Seward. The southbound cruises from Anchorage to Vancouver depart on Sundays only. Therefore this tour can only begin in Fairbanks on Fridays.
  • Passport / Visa Requirements: Passports are required for all passengers. This tour includes travel to both Canada and the United States. You will need to have a passport and any required visas for entry into both countries. Passport numbers and issuing country are required at time of booking!
  • Independent land tour: The land tour is independent, meaning it is not hosted by a tour guide. You will receive vouchers for the transportation, tours, and hotels, which you will use to check in. Your daily itinerary will give specific information about where and when to check in, as well as helpful city information and restaurant recommendations.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

Any time after confirmation: minimum $550 per person
64 to 44 days prior to arrival: 50% cancellation fee
43 to 31 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee
30 to 23 days prior to arrival: 85% cancellation fee
22 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee (no refund)


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Availability: May 28 - September 2, 2021
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Duration: 3 hours

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