Glacier Bay plus Denali “Land and Sea” Journey

Popular cruise tour offering an amazing variety of destinations at a relaxed pace and for a great value!

Trip Code: 198
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Accommodation: 14 nights
  • Starting at: $1899 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Cruise Alaska's famed Inside Passage from Vancouver to Seward with stops along the way in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. The cruise also sails into Glacier Bay National Park for up-close viewing of amazing glacial scenery. From Seward begin a land tour to see uniquely different parts of Alaska. Overnight stays in the forested villages of Girdwood and Talkeetna, plus Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks allow ample time to enjoy local sightseeing. In addition to guided sightseeing, travel aboard the Alaska Railroad with excursions into Denali and on the Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks, where the tour ends.

Tour Overview

Experience Alaska’s top attractions on this Glacier Bay plus Denali “land and sea” vacation. From the metropolitan city of Vancouver, start an amazing Alaska Inside Passage cruise aboard a deluxe Holland America cruise ship. On your cruise you will sail along beautiful Alaska coastline and visit Glacier Bay National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as sea lions, puffins and even whales. You’ll visit small coastal communities and glacial fjords as you cruise in luxury.

On the land tour, you will spend two nights in the resort town of Girdwood, nestled in the Chugach Mountains, and one night in Talkeetna, known for having the best views of Mt. Denali. You’ll board the glass domed train and head north to Denali National Park to watch for wildlife including bears, moose and caribou. Your trip ends in Fairbanks where you will see firsthand Alaska’s Gold Rush history.

What's Included

  • 7-night Holland America cruise from Vancouver to Seward: onboard accommodations, all meals, airport transfers, and port fees.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • Domed rail service from Talkeetna to Denali
  • Motorcoach from Seward to Girdwood, Girdwood to Trapper Creek, and Denali to Fairbanks
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center admission
  • 1-hour Portage Glacier cruise
  • 6 to 8 hour Denali National Park bus tour with snack
  • 3-hour Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery cruise
  • 2-hour Gold Dredge tour with gold panning
  • Meals as noted

What's Not Included

Taxes and possible fuel surcharge (see Dates/Rates tab), airfare to Vancouver or from Fairbanks, pre or post program accommodations in Vancouver or Fairbanks, meals other than those noted, beverages on your cruise, gratuities, or travel insurance.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Vancouver Arrival

In Vancouver a transfer is provided from the airport to the cruise dock. Board a deluxe Holland America cruise ship, and begin your journey through the beautiful Inside Passage. Embarkation begins at 12:00 pm / noon and all guests are required to be on board 1 hour prior to departure. The ship will depart at approximately 4:30 pm. All meals are included on board beginning with dinner. Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
2

Cruising

You will be at sea the entire day today. Spend time enjoying 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. Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
3

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 Misty Fjords by floatplane, canoeing in a traditional native canoe, or touring the backcountry by jeep. The ship will be in port from approximately 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
4

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, sea kayaking, flight seeing tours, and glacier hiking. The ship will arrive in Juneau at approximately 10:00 am and depart at approximately 10:00 pm. Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
5

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. The ship will be in Skagway from approximately 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
6

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 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).
Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
7

Cruising

Today's journey takes you across the Gulf of Alaska as you head to the Inside Passage area. Watch for wildlife and enjoy the wide variety of activities on board.
Overnight on the cruise ship.

Day
8

Seward to Girdwood

Wake up this morning in the scenic town of Seward. Disembarkation begins after breakfast. Depart Seward this morning aboard a comfortable motorcoach to Girdwood, home of Alyeska Resort. Along the way you will stop at the Portage Glacier Visitor Center for a 1-hour cruise on Portage Lake. This cruise takes you up close to the blue ice of Portage Glacier. Afterwards, you will make a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation center, which takes in injured wildlife before you continue to the resort community of Girdwood. This scenic town is tucked into the base of the Chugach Mountains. The chateau-style Hotel Alyeska is the only Alaskan property to earn a place on Conde Nast's Gold List. Overnight in Girdwood.

Day
9

Girdwood

Enjoy a free day in Girdwood. You may decide to ride the aerial tram up Mt. Alyeska, relax at the health spa, or hike the Iditarod Trail. Optional activities include train tours, glacier hiking, guided rainforest hikes, dog sledding, and more. The town offers both casual and fine dining choices. Overnight in Girdwood.

Day
10

Girdwood to Trapper Creek

Today travel north from Girdwood by motorcoach to the scenic setting of Trapper Creek. Enjoy mountain and valley views from your comfortable seats. This afternoon, relax at your hotel or spend a free afternoon in Talkeetna to take an optional tour, such as a ski-plane flight to land on a glacier on Denali, the tallest mountain on the continent. Overnight in Trapper Creek.

Day
11

Trapper Creek to Denali National Park

Transfer by motorcoach to the train station in the nearby town of Talkeetna this morning. From here you will travel to Denali National Park aboard the McKinley Explorer double-decker, glass-domed rail car. Upon arrival in Denali at 4:40 pm, the afternoon is free for optional activities, such as a dinner theater or sled dog kennel tour (see Tour Add-ons). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
12

Denali National Park

Early this morning depart on a bus tour of Denali National Park. This 6 to 8 hour 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 view the mountain. A snack box is included on board. The afternoon is free for optional tours, such as sightseeing by bush plane or a dinner theater (see Tour Add-ons) or the Denali National Park Visitor Center, which offers many exhibits and information about the park. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
13

Denali National Park to Fairbanks

This morning is free to explore the Denali Park area on your own or relax at your hotel. This afternoon you will transfer north to Fairbanks by deluxe motorcoach, arriving about 6pm. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
14

Fairbanks

This morning take a tour of Gold Dredge Number 8 to experience Fairbanks’s Gold Rush history. 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. You will receive a brief but informative course in mining and then try gold panning for yourself. Keep what you find – gold is guaranteed! This afternoon, travel the Chena and Tanana Rivers for 3.5 hours on an authentic sternwheeler riverboat. This narrated tour provides background on the area's natural history and the Athabascan Native culture. You will see a trapper's cabin, log homes, bush pilot performance and a championship sled dog team. A stop will be made at the historic site of a Chena Indian village to learn about Native Alaskan hunting and fishing techniques. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
15

Fairbanks Departure

You may have time this morning to sightsee before transferring to the airport to meet your departing flight.


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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 prices.

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

MS Westerdam  15 Days Northbound From Vancouver to Fairbanks   BOOK NOW
2019 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 19 $1949 $2299 $2699
June 2 $2299 $2699 $3099
June 16 $2549 $2949 $3349
June 30 $2599 $2999 $3399
July 14 $2749 $3199 $3649
July 28 $2749 $3199 $3649
August 11 $2599 $3049 $3549
August 25 $2599 $3049 $3549
 
MS Noordam  15 Days Northbound From Vancouver to Fairbanks   BOOK NOW
2019 Departure Dates Inside Cabin* Outside Cabin* Balcony Cabin*
May 12 $1899 $2249 $2599
May 26 $2099 $2499 $2899
June 9 $2449 $2849 $3249
June 23 $2549 $2949 $3349
July 7 $2699 $3149 $3599
July 21 $2699 $3149 $3599
August 4 $2699 $3199 $3649
August 18 $2549 $2999 $2499
September 1 $2399 $2849 $3349

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Prices listed are per person prices, based on double occupancy and are subject to change at any time until the deposit is received. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

  • Passport numbers and issuing country are required at time of booking!
  • Departure Date: Please note that there are not daily cruise departures from Vancouver. The northbound cruises from Vancouver depart on Sundays 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.
  • Other cruise cabins: Rates listed are for the least expensive interior, ocean view, and balcony cabins. Please inquire about availability and additional surcharges for cabins that are larger or in a better location on the ship. Holland America has over 25 cabin categories. Single, triple, quad and child rates are available on request.
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any time after confirmation: minimum $600 per person
  • 31-60 days prior to arrival: 50% of invoice total
  • 30 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of invoice total (no refund)

Taxes are approximately $320 per person and are not included in these rates. In addition, a fuel surcharge of up to $9 per person per cruise day may be charged if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel.


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Availability: May 16 - September 16, 2019
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Dinner Theater
Availability: May 27 - September 8, 2019
Starting at: $75 / per person
Duration: 2 hours

Get a taste of old-time Alaska as you enjoy a popular dinner theater performance in Denali National Park set in an authentic, Alaska log-paneled roadhouse. Join heroine Fannie Quigley and an unforgettable cast of characters in this true-to-life Gold Rush tale of adventure in early 1900's Alaska. This dinner theater fun combines a great mix of colorful storytelling, spirited music... Read More

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Starting at: $539 / per person
Duration: 2.75 hours

This Juneau day tour combines the excitement of a helicopter flightseeing tour with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier! Enjoy spectacular scenery of lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks as you fly to the dogsled camp on Mendenhall Glacier. Your time at the sled dog camp will include instructions on dog sledding, stories about the famous Iditarod... Read More

Availability: May 19 - September 6, 2019
Starting at: $113 / per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

Spend a day exploring Juneau's scenic coastal region by two-person kayak, with a backdrop of tall majestic mountains and rainforest. The stable kayaks will allow you to silently approach wildlife, such as porpoise, seals, sea lions, humpback whales, Orca whales, and numerous sea bird species. During your tour, you will visit the Mendenhall Wetlands where you will have the opportunity to... Read More

Availability: May 12 - September 18, 2019
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Enjoy a warm welcome and experience Alaska dog sledding and the true Alaskan lifestyle with Iditarod Champion Jeff King on Goose Lake near Denali National Park. This 2.5 hour dog sledding day tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 36+ years of Alaskan adventures. Be greeted by cuddly sled dog puppies and share an intimate... Read More

Availability: May 10 - September 20, 2019 (dependent on glacier conditions)
Starting at: $363 / per person
Duration: 6.5 hours

This Juneau day trip begins paddling across Mendenhall Lake in 8-person canoes. Take in the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier ahead as well as the blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Upon reaching the beach near the glacier's edge, trade in the paddles for backpacks and trekking poles. With the use of crampons, you will hike on moderate glacier terrain exploring accessible... Read More

Availability: May 3 - September 30, 2019 (might not operate daily)
Starting at: $269 / per person
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This Ketchikan flightseeing tour allows you to take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint - from the air, in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords, and miles of glacier-carved gorges during this flight seeing tour. During this scenic flight from Ketchikan, your... Read More

Availability: May 16 - September 16, 2019
Starting at: $155 / per person
Duration: 4 hours

Start this Ketchikan tour with an exciting cruise along the Alaska shoreline in a motorized inflatable boat. Various sea mammals, bald eagles, and migrating seabirds may be spotted so don't forget your camera and binoculars! Upon reaching a remote island in the Tongass National Forest, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for an guided hike through the unspoiled... Read More

Availability: April 29 - October 3, 2019 except as noted
Starting at: $129 / per person
Duration: 2.5 - 2.75 hours

Enjoy a Skagway day trip where you can re-live the Gold Rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history! This forty-mile round trip train ride climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the Summit of the White Pass, a 2,865 foot rise in elevation! Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold... Read More

Availability: May 1 - September 26, 2019
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This Skagway day tour shows you the highlights of the Klondike Highway and includes a sled dog ride. To begin the tour, experience the beauty of the Klondike Highway as you travel north in a comfortable mini-coach, paralleling much of the original White Pass Trail to the summit and beyond. View icy lakes, waterfalls, wild forest and snow-capped mountains along... Read More


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