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Spectacular Alaska tour

Spectacular Alaska

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
10 days
From: $ 4,371 $ 437 / day
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Overview

Short Description

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.

Please note: For this vacation, the tour operator requires that travelers age 12 and older must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy), in English, for all vacations. Proof of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the tour start date. *Exceptions apply to children who do not qualify for vaccination.

Alaska is home to some of the world's wildest and most majestic landscapes, which is why it's on most travelers' bucket lists. This escorted vacation makes it possible (and easy!) for you to experience the abundant natural beauty and culture of the USA's largest state. As part of this exciting 9-night guided vacation you'll be sailing alongside awe-inspiring glaciers; riding the Alaska Railroad; meeting local fishermen, indigenous artists and the world-famous Iditarod champion sled dogs; spotting the varied wildlife inhabitants of Denali National Park, and so much more! 

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Transport not included
Start City Alaska
End City Anchorage

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United States

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Alaska!

Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel. Your Tour Director will be available to meet with you in the hotel lobby that afternoon, and you can enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, exploring Anchorage on your own.

Day 2 Anchorage - Valdez

This morning your Tour Director will provide a welcome orientation to your traveling group. You'll then set out by coach to Valdez, along the way you'll view the spectacular landscapes of the Matanuska Valley, and the iconic Bridal Veil Falls!

Day 3 Valdez & Prince William Sound Cruise

Alaska is renowned for its fish and game, and today you'll meet a local Alaskan fishing expert, who will provide interesting details on the industry, as well as how they get the job done. Later, you'll experience a scenic cruise on Prince William Sound through the Trans-Atlantic Pipeline Terminal to Columbia Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world!

Day 4 Valdez - Fairbanks

This morning you'll depart Valdez for Fairbanks, traveling along scenic Richardson Highway. Along the way, you'll see the historic Delta Junction Roadhouse and Museum. Your evening is free in Fairbanks.

Day 5 Fairbanks

You'll experience a bit of Alaska's gold mining history today as you travel by narrow-gauge railroad to Gold Dredge #8 Mine, where you'll have your own chance to pan for gold! Later, you'll climb aboard an authentic Alaska sternwheeler, The Discovery, for a riverboat cruise along the Chena River. For dinner tonight, you'll be treated to an Alaskan salmon bake.

Day 6 Fairbanks - Denali National Park

The world-famous Alaska Railroad will transport you today on a scenic journey to Denali National Park, where you'll stay for the next two nights. This evening you'll enjoy dinner at the Park's Murie Science & Learning Center, including a presentation from a local Naturalist.

Day 7 Denali National Park

Accompanied by a Naturalist driver/guide, today you'll enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park. While learning about the Park's rich history and geology, you'll experience its spectacular road corridor, incredible scenery and wildlife sightings!

Day 8 Denali National Park - Anchorage

Today you'll leave Denali, heading back towards Anchorage. Along the way you'll stop in Big Lake for a very special visit to Happy Trails Kennels; here you'll meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his family of sled dogs. Once in Anchorage, you'll get an in-depth look at Alaskan Native life at the Alaska Native American Heritage Center. Your last dinner as a group will feature a presentation from an Alaskan bush pilot.

Day 9 Anchorage

After breakfast, you'll receive a sightseeing tour of Anchorage. From there, you'll view the dramatic shorelines of Turnagain Arm as you travel to Seward. From Seward, you'll experience the alpine and tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a scenic cruise, before returning to Anchorage that evening.

Day 10 Depart Anchorage

Your Alaskan adventure comes to an end today. After breakfast, make your way back to the airport for your return trip home.

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Price Per Day: $ 437 per day

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We were left at the Airport with no…

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We were left at the Airport with no pick up to the hotel. At midnight .. tried to get a hold of anyone with no response .. all number listed on the web site and paper work we had did not work.. no one called back… they did not pick us up to be dropped off to the airport as well.
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Everything was really great

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Everything was really great, but I would suggest letting people know if they take the Ring of Kerry tour, they will need extra money for a couple of stops. About 30 euros should do it. Also, let people know they may want to “book” train seats prior to going on the train, so they don’t have to stand for the ride.
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Overbooked trip found out last minute…

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We had a 9 day escorted tour scheduled and paid for, 3 days before we were to depart, I received an email (no phone call) that the tour was overbooked and we were no longer on it. There were no details about the new itinerary and after numerous frustrating phone calls with your customer service rep, I still had no idea where we were supposed to be going and what tour we were on. The last minute change was so stressful, going to another country with no certainty of what was planned and not receiving the official travel voucher until we arrived in Ireland was not ideal. Additionally, your agency put us on a 7 day escorted tour even though we had already paid in full for a 9 day. We expect to be partially refunded for the two days of an escorted tour from Rabbi’s that we did not receive but paid for. You can look at how many times I called in to try and get some answers. I would not recommend your company to others since I have not received an apology or more importantly compensation for this overbooking and change to our trip.
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Our multi-city Europe trip had some…

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Our multi-city Europe trip had some pros and cons, the tours were fine, the hotels were ok, 1 out of 3 hotels had a pool. All the hotels were very clean and the staff was courteous and attentive. We experienced several flight delays due to weather conditions. We actually missed a whole day in Spain due to our flight not leaving on time until the next day, we arrived one day late so we incurred extra expenses(Local hotel, & extra taxis). good thing we got the protection plan which I will be filing a claim for all the extra expenses. I expect the coverage will reimburse. Also, I did not like when the check in clerks at 2 airports tell me my flights were overbooked and we had to wait on a seats of a no-show customer, I was appalled & disgusted my stomach would turn each time, luckily we got the last available seats. I cant imagine if we hadn't. Great Value has to answer me on that one, and after we got our seats my niece and I had to sit separately each time. I was all the way in front and she sat way in the back. Overall the flights were 50/50 good and bad, the countries & sites were great & tour guides were excellent.
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Paris was wonderful

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Paris was wonderful! The hotel was disappointing! Breakfast was ok. Room service was ok. The bed was made not changed the towels were hung back up not replaced. No wash clothes. The restaurant though open was only for groups. We ordered a cab from them that was posted 32 EUROS but cost 65.
As part of the package we could go to the different museums but you needed to make reservations. We were sent this 3 days before we left and everything was scheduled 1 week or more out so we had a 2-4 hour wait in line. We ended not taking advantage of the passes because we didn't want to waste hours standing in line. We ended up buying our own tours while there at a much cheaper rate then charged by great value vacation. I gave 3 stars because even at the worst we were in Paris. The package for the price was not worth it!
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This was our 2nd vacation using GVV &…

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This was our 2nd vacation using GVV & it was wonderful! Great customer service & taking care of all of the planning (so we don’t have to!) Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories!
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

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