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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. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
10 days
From: $ 4,377 $ 438 / 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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Destinations

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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Had my first (and last!) group tour

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Had my first (and last!) group tour.

Pros:
Comfortable coach, very friendly tour guide.

Cons:
The hotels were consistently poor quality with either faulty AC/Heating units and iffy shower facilities (very few had hot water).

There were an alarming number of “mandatory” stops where we were made to be quiet and pay attention to a merchant showing how they made their wares, then a sales pitch to try to get us to buy things. There was a hefty amount of shaming from the tour guide if we bought items from somewhere else.

The included meals were often very rushed and no matter that the fault lied within the poor quality service of the restaurants chosen ahead of time by the travel agency, we were still hurried and “shamed” if we didn’t eat super fast once the meal arrived.

Very, very little free time to explore some of the sights. This was my own fault as I should have researched more about the speed of these trips.

One day was almost nothing but travel in the coach, from morning to night, and it definitely effected the health and well-being of many in the tour group.

I guess I’m glad I experienced it once but I’ll go back to just solo trips from here on out.
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Would prefer a travel GVV international phone number contact.

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Appreciated response by email on the following day of contact. Do need an international phone number to solve problems on a personal level.

This was a trip of a lifetime!

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This was a trip of a lifetime and GVV made it easy. From flights and rental cars to accommodations, everything was taken care of and went smoothly. Following the guidance of GVV with tips and suggestions is definitely the way to go. Outstanding job GVV! Can’t wait to book our next trip.
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I have shared this deal with so many people since purchasing it. It is really an unheard of value. From the JetBlue round-trip flights to the three nights at Virgin hotels in Las Vegas we were very taken care of.
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Excellent services, made our trip memorable

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All the hotels and the travel arrangements were great. We had no issues at all with any of the services. Very accommodating and helpful. Trip was very well rounded
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This company keeps amazing me

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This company keeps amazing me. The company personnel will keep you up to date via MYTRIP. The company gives you value and good accommodations for a decent price.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Transport not included

Group Size

Independent

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