Gold Rush and Glacier Bay

Visit Denali, explore the Yukon's Klondike gold fields and cruise the Inside Passage featuring Glacier Bay National Park.

Fully guided cruise and land tour
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Accommodation: 11 nights
  • Starting at: $2599 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August
  • Highlights: This is a unique cruise tour combination with sightseeing in both Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory. Starting from arrival in Anchorage, travel to Denali via deluxe dome rail car. A guided tour into Denali is included before a bus transfer to Fairbanks. The next leg is by air, connecting Alaska's great interior region with Canada's Yukon. Visit Klondike gold fields in colorful Dawson City and continue by bus to Whitehorse. This land tour ends with a ride on the historic White Pass Yukon Railroad to Skagway, in time to board the Holland America Line cruising Glacier Bay with a stop in Ketchikan in route to Vancouver.

Tour Overview

Your experienced Alaska guide will help make your “Gold Rush and Glacier Bay” vacation smooth and enjoyable as you experience the attractions of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory by train, coach, and cruise. Watch for bears, moose and caribou in Denali National Park then spot whales, sea lions, puffins and an array of marine wildlife in the rich waters of Alaska’a Inside Passage. Board a deluxe Holland America cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, and Vancouver. This Alaska and Yukon tour enables you to visit an amazing variety of destinations in a short amount of time and for a great value.

What's Included

  • 7-night fully guided land tour
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • Domed rail service from Anchorage to Denali
  • Motorcoach from Denali to Fairbanks, Dawson City to Whitehorse, and Whitehorse to Fraser
  • Flight from Fairbanks to Dawson City
  • White Pass Railroad from Fraser to Skagway
  • Airport transfers
  • 6 to 8 hour Denali National Park bus tour with snack
  • Fairbanks gold dredge tour
  • Meals as noted on itinerary
  • 4-night Holland America cruise with onboard accommodations, all meals, and port fees.

What's Not Included

Taxes and possible fuel surcharge, airfare to Anchorage or from Vancouver, meals other than those noted, beverages on your cruise, gratuities, or travel insurance.

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Tour Itinerary


Anchorage Arrival

Arrive in Anchorage before 11:00 pm. Transfer by shuttle to your hotel. If you arrive before 5:00 pm, there will be an opportunity to meet your Journey Host today. Overnight in Anchorage.


Anchorage to Denali National Park

This morning transfer to the Anchorage train station. At 9:15am, you will travel from Anchorage to Denali National Park aboard the McKinley Explorer double-decker, glass-domed rail car. Enjoy mountain and valley views from your upper level seats. Upon arrival in Denali at 4:50pm, the afternoon is free for optional activities, such as river rafting or a Jeep safari (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.


Denali National Park

Early this morning depart on a bus tour of Denali National Park. This 6 to 8 hour tour takes you approximately 53 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 Denali. Following the tour, the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.


Denali National Park to Fairbanks

This morning, take a 3.5-hour scenic ride aboard a comfortable motorcoach to Fairbanks. In the afternoon, tour the Gold Dredge Number 8 to experience Fairbanks's gold rush for yourselves. The adventure begins with a ride on a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad through the gold fields of Interior Alaska. Before you board the train, enjoy a close up view of the Trans-Alaska pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. The train ride takes you to the dredge, where you will see firsthand how the dredge worked the gold fields. Once the train arrives at the camp, you will receive a brief but informative course in mining, and then you will try gold panning for yourself. Keep what you find - gold is guaranteed! Overnight in Fairbanks.


Fairbanks to Dawson City

A transfer is provided to the airport for your 1-hour flight to Dawson City. The turbo-prop plane will give you a great aerial view of the vast wilderness below. The reminder of the day is free to explore the small, historic town of Dawson City. Overnight in Dawson City.


Dawson City

Spend the day at your leisure exploring the Klondike goldfields and enjoying the old Gold Rush atmosphere of Dawson City. Have fun at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino, visit Tombstone Park, or take an historical walking tour. Overnight in Dawson City.


Dawson City to Whitehorse

Sightsee by motorcoach as you travel 10 hours south to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. You will pass Five Finger Rapids, where you will stop for an included lunch in the small town of Minto. Overnight in Whitehorse.


Whitehorse to Skagway

Travel by coach and train to Skagway today. You will be driven to Fraser, where you will board the historic White Pass Yukon Railroad, which is a narrow-gauge railroad built in 1898 during the Gold Rush to transport miners. Sit back and enjoy the alpine scenery and amazing views. Skagway itself is located in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. After arriving at 12 noon, you will have some time for shopping and optional tours, such as a helicopter flight or riding a dog sled (see Tour Add-Ons). This evening, say goodbye to your Journey Host and board your deluxe Holland America cruise ship. Tonight, set sail at approximately 9:00pm. All of your meals are included onboard.


Cruising - Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy your day as you cruise through Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Marvel at this ice-age wonder as you sail past tidewater glaciers, snow capped mountains and freshwater rivers. A National Park Ranger will join you on board. Keep watch for whales, sea lions, bears, and seals, as well as glacier calving.


Cruising - Ketchikan

Located on Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is known as Alaska's Native Cultural Center and Sport fishing 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 Misty Fjord National Monument, paddling in a traditional native canoe, or touring the backcountry by jeep (see Tour Add-Ons). The ship will typically be in port from approximately 11:00am until 7:00pm.


Cruising - British Columbia Coast

You will be at sea the entire day today. Enjoy views of the lush forest and small towns along the Canadian coast as you sail back to Vancouver. Take advantage of the many amenities aboard the ship, such as the health spa, swimming pool, movie theater, casino, tennis and basketball courts, duty-free shops and library. Relax in the lounge or by the pool.


Vancouver Departure

You will awake this morning in Vancouver. Breakfast is your last included meal. Disembarkation begins at 7:00 am. A transfer to the airport is included. Please schedule a flight after 11:00 am.

Important Notes: All passengers must have a valid passport, as this tour travels in the US and Canada. This tour is accessible to travelers with limited mobility. Please notify us in advance if you need special accommodations. Tour can also operate in reverse (total duration = 11 days; 3-night cruise followed by 7-night land tour). Please contact us for details.

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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 availability and prices.

*Listed rates are the starting prices. Taxes and fees are additional.

MS Zuiderdam  12 Days Southbound From Anchorage to Vancouver  BOOK NOW
2022 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 21, 2022 $2749 $2999 $3249
May 28, 2022 $2859 $3099 $3349
June 4, 2022 $2949 $3199 $3449
June 11, 2022 $3049 $3299 $3549
June 18, 2022 $3149 $3399 $3649
June 25, 2022 $3199 $3449 $3699
July 2, 2022 $3249 $3499 $3749
July 9, 2022 $3249 $3499 $3749
July 16, 2022 $3249 $3499 $3749
July 23, 2022 $3249 $3499 $3749
July 30, 2022 $3249 $3499 $3749
August 6, 2022 $3199 $3499 $3699
August 13, 2022 $3149 $3399 $3649
August 20, 2022 $3099 $3349 $3599
August 27, 2022 $3099 $3349 $3599
MS Koningsdam  12 Days Southbound From Anchorage to Vancouver  BOOK NOW
2022 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 24, 2022 $2599 $2999 $3149
May 31, 2022 $2799 $3199 $3349
June 7, 2022 $3154 $3554 $3704
June 14, 2022 $3054 $3454 $3604
June 21, 2022 $3054 $3454 $3604
June 28, 2022 $3104 $3504 $3654
July 5, 2022 $3154 $3554 $3704
July 12, 2022 $3154 $3554 $3704
July 19, 2022 $3154 $3554 $3704
July 26, 2022 $3154 $3554 $3704
August 9, 2022 $3104 $3504 $3654
August 16, 2022 $3054 $3454 $3604
August 23, 2022 $2999 $3399 $3549


Holland America has approximately 25 cabin categories. The listed prices are per person based on double occupancy, based on the most affordable cabin type in each category (interior, ocean view, and balcony).  If you prefer a better cruise cabin category, 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. Therefore the departure days for this program are Saturdays and Tuesdays only!
  • 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!
  • deposit payment of $750 per room is due at the time of confirmation.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Taxes are approximately $270 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.

Cancellation Fees

Any time after confirmation: minimum $750 per room
64-44 days prior to arrival: 50% of invoice total
43-23 days prior to arrival: 75% of invoice total
22 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of invoice total (no refund)


Excluded from any flexible terms or special offers.

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