Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour

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It's time to travel to Alaska and experience all that our 49th state has to offer! The Grand Alaska cruise and tour is an adventurer's dream vacation that explores Anchorage and the scenic Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Talkeetna. You'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and learn about “The Last Great Race,” considered to be the most challenging...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Learn about the famous sledding race at the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters
    • Visit one of the world’s great frontiers for wilderness adventure during a Denali National Park Tour
    • Enjoy a tour of historic Anchorage
    • See bears, elk, bison and eagles at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    • View awe-inspiring scenery like Glacier Bay or Hubbard Glacier
    • Cruise the world-famous Inside Passage
    • Take a memorable tour of vibrant Vancouver

What's this trip about?

    It's time to travel to Alaska and experience all that our 49th state has to offer! The Grand Alaska cruise and tour is an adventurer's dream vacation that explores Anchorage and the scenic Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Talkeetna. You'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters and learn about “The Last Great Race,” considered to be the most challenging of its kind anywhere in the world. Discover Denali National Park by coach, or by optional train ride which allows you to experience the magnificent Alaskan wilderness from a new perspective.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CitySeattle
End CityAnchorage

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • North America
  • United States


  • Alaska
  • Anchorage
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan


  • Nature
  • Short Cruise
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • 7-Night Alaska Cruise: Aboard Norwegian Cruise line's Norwegian Sun. All meals onboard the ship are included.
    • 4-Night Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
    • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on land portion.
    • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
    • Service: A professionally trained Tour Director on the Alaska land tour who is knowledgeable on the local area will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

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Day 1

Arrive Seattle

Today your Alaskan Cruise Tour adventure begins in Seattle. If you booked your flight with YMT, a representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

✦ Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport

Day 2

Seattle to Vancouver and Embarkation

We drive north and across the Canadian border to Vancouver, Canada’s third largest metropolitan area. After a brief city tour and lunch on your own, you will board the Norwegian Sun, your floating hotel for the next week, with time to settle into your stateroom before dinner.

Day 3

Scenic Inside Passage Cruising

Cruise along the Alaska Inside Passage and the west coast of Vancouver Island. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea lanes in the world. The scenery is breathtaking with forests in a hundred shades of green, turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns.

Day 4

Ketchikan (7:00 AM–4:00 PM)

This distinctive and eye-catching city is built on stilts over the water, with a boardwalk and weathered stairways that cling to the granite cliffs. Stroll Creek Street, the former “Red Light” district with its gold shops, gift boutiques, and restaurants or visit the Totem Pole Park at Saxman Native Village.

Day 5

Juneau (11:00 AM–9:00 PM)

Today’s port-of-call is Alaska’s state capital city, nicknamed “Little San Francisco” because of its narrow streets and multicolored houses that hug the hillside. Sitting at the foot of snowcapped Mt. Juneau and next to the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefie...

Day 6

Skagway (7:00 AM–8:00 PM)

Where the Gold Rush began, Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors hellbent on getting to the Klondike gold fields; even in modern day, Skagway’s well-preserved history and culture brings to life the 1898 gold rush atmosphere like no other Alaskan port of call. Go ashore to stroll the weathered boardwalks and drop in at old-time saloons or shop for gold nuggets.

Day 7

Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

The overwhelming grandeur of glaciers, exotic wildlife, and pristine environment combine to offer a breathtaking view of raw nature. Spend the entire day cruising a 60-mile passage, passing glaciers galore, abundant wildlife and scenic beauty unique in all the world. ...

Day 8

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

Today, cruise along Hubbard Glacier, the largest calving glacier on the North American continent, and witness the spectacle when large chunks of ice crash into the water, creating a wonderful sound called “white thunder” by the native Tlingit people. Hubbard is more than 70 miles long; the cliff face you sail along is six miles wide and over 300 ft high.

Day 9

Seward to Anchorage and City Tour

We disembark this morning in Seward where the land portion of your Alaskan cruise tour begins. Meet your tour director for a brief city tour of this popular fishing village surrounded by the unrivaled beauty of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Then, travel north on you...

Day 10

Denali via Talkeetna and Wasilla

We leave Anchorage in the morning, traveling north toward Talkeetna. We'll visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Headquarters near Wasilla where you can learn about the “Last Great Race.”

Option Alaska Railroad Upgrade

Rail and coach travelers meet up in Denali an...

Day 11

Denali National Park to Anchorage

This morning embark on a Denali National Park Tour. Travel 30 miles into the Park aboard an exclusive park bus to explore one of the world’s largest frontiers for wilderness adventure. Your dedicated naturalist will provide a great introduction to the conservation efforts and history of the park. In the afternoon depart for Anchorage.

✦ The Lakefront Anchorage or similar

Day 12

Depart Anchorage for Home

Today, bid farewell to Alaska. Transfers to Anchorage airport are included for guests who purchased their air arrangements from YMT.

Flights to most cities depart Anchorage in the late evening, some after midnight, and arrive at their destination the following ...

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Dates & Availability

Price From $3,198
Price per day$267
Single supplement (single occupancy)$1,200
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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