Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise

Return to Previous Departs: 6/15/2018 Returns: 6/28/2018

14 Day Land & Cruise Experience | All Airfare Included

Experience Alaska's natural wonders and fascinating sights on this exciting land and cruise vacation.

White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway Train winding through Alaska Mountains
Alaska wildlife, dall sheep, moose bull, and grizzly bear cub
Holland America's ms Volendam cruise ship sailing through Glacier Bay wth guests relaxing on deck
Holiday Vacations guests panning for gold at Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks Alaska with costumed guide

Tour Hosted by Butch McCain Western Colorado's Weatherman

Butch McCain is the evening weather anchor for the NBC affiliate KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado. He’s known as Western Colorado’s Weatherman and has been on the airwaves in Grand Junction for over 15 years.

Butch was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle and began his broadcasting career there. When the opportunity arose Butch moved to Oklahoma City to join his brother, Ben, hosting a morning show. For 12 years the McCain Brothers were a TV staple with Ben anchoring the news and Butch forecasting the weather. Country singer Garth Brooks made his TV debut on their show!

Butch has appeared in more than a dozen independent films, several TV shows, soap operas, national commercials, and he has performed skits on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hee Haw, and other variety shows. In addition to Butch’s acting work, he and his brother have recorded four CDs.

He enjoys spending time with his wife of 24 years, Betty, and two children: Augusta and Mac. Join Butch and KKCO viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Anchorage
We begin our tour enjoying two nights in downtown Anchorage.

Day 2 : Alaskan Scenery
We begin our day traveling along fjord-like Turnagain Arm, on one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in Alaska. Enjoy picture postcard views as we head for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. Enjoy a special Welcome Lunch and tram ride at Alyeska Resort nestled in the Chugach Mountains. Watch for eagles and moose as we return to Anchorage to enjoy time at your leisure. L

Day 3 : The Iditarod Trail
A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla in the Matanuska Valley, an agricultural and supply center for Alaska’s remote interior. At the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, we learn about extraordinary sled dogs and the famous Anchorage-to-Nome race. En route to a Denali Park Lodge, we watch for views of Denali. L

Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve
Today we join a naturalist guide for a thrilling journey into the tundra of Denali National Park & Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. Later, we cross the Alaska Range, with sweeping vistas of untouched wilderness. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, we dine at the famed Alaska Salmon Bake, a true Alaska experience. B,D

Day 5 : Fairbanks
Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’ history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of "Black Gold." Get a glimpse of the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline. At Gold Dredge 8, we learn to pan for gold and keep what we find! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Steamboat Landing. We board the Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan Indian camp. The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks. B,L

Day 6 : The Alaska Highway
Following a delicious included breakfast, depart Fairbanks and relive childhood wonderment during a stop at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. We travel
the Alaska Highway which was originally built as a military supply road during World War II and now links Alaska to Canada. Tonight’s accommodations are in Tok. B,D

Day 7 : Yukon Territory
Today we traverse the spectacular Yukon Territory, an untouched region of astounding beauty. We enjoy views of the crystal-clear waters of Kluane Lake and stop at Kluane National Park Visitors Center to learn more about this preserved area. We arrive in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital for a two night stay. B

Day 8 : Whitehorse
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day before learning about inhabitants of this region during the last Ice Age while visiting the Yukon Berengia Interpretive Center. Later, explore the role of transportation in the development of the Yukon Territory; from aviation to the building of the Alaska Highway. The Yukon Transportation Museum presents that story. The balance of the day is open for independent pursuits. L

Day 9 : Scenic Rail & ms Volendam
Spectacular views of mountains, valleys and waterfalls abound during a scenic train excursion on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. This historic route follows the path of the Klondike gold seekers. We arrive in Skagway and embark on the ms Volendam for our four night cruise. The ship stays docked in Skagway into the evening allowing you to go ashore and explore this authentic 1890’s gold rush boomtown. B,L,D

Day 10 : Glacier Bay Cruise
Enjoy front-row seats for one of nature’s most breathtaking sights, Glacier Bay! Our mid-sized ship maneuvers easily along these pristine shores for close views of glaciers, lush forests, and mountains. A National Park Ranger provides insight into this corner of Alaska. Watch for glacial ice to calve, or break off, crashing into the sea. B,L,D

Day 11 : Ketchikan
Call on Ketchikan today, the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World. This charming port is a cultural hub and has a colorful history. Browse the shops and galleries along Creek Street or schedule an optional excursion offered by Holland America. B,L,D

Day 12 : The Inside Passage
Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets mark our progress through an astonishing fjord-like waterway today. We trace the southeastern hook of Alaska and Canada's Pacific Coast and witness firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. B,L,D

Day 13 : Vancouver to Seattle
Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia and enjoy a scenic drive to Seattle, "The Emerald City." Tonight we toast our amazing journey at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 14 : Fly Home
We fly home with great memories.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $532 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

24 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Welcome Lunch at the Alyeska Resort
• Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
• Lunch at Steamboat Landing
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 4 nights aboard the ms Volendam with oceanview stateroom
• All meals aboard the ship with As You Wish Dining
• Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway (minimum value of $125 per person)
• Ports of Call: 
  Skagway, Alaska
  Ketchikan, Alaska
  Vancouver, British Columbia

All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at The Anchorage Hilton
1 night near Denali National Park
2 nights in Fairbanks

Attractions & Highlights
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
• Alyeska's Aerial Tram
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• Denali National Park Tundra Tour
• Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
• Gold Dredge 8
• Riverboat Discovery
• Santa Claus House
• Kluane National Park & Preserve
• Yukon Berengia Interpretive Center
• Yukon Transportation Museum
• Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Oceanview - Double $5999
Airport Oceanview - Triple $5849
Airport Oceanview - Single $7699

Final Payment Date: 3/13/2018

Free Travel Shows! Join us and receive a $100 coupon!

Grand Junction
Tuesday, January 30
Springhill Suites
2790 Crossroads Blvd
10 am, 2 pm & 7 pm

Wednesday, January 31
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1391 South Townsend Ave.
10 am, 1 pm & 7 pm

Please allow 7-10 business days for your brochure's arrival.

If you need to request more than three brochures, please call 1-800-826-2266.
Itinerary ID:26064870 | Tour Code: AKKS0615182
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