Alaska Agriculture & Inside Passage Cruise

Return to Previous Departs: 8/13/2019 Returns: 8/25/2019

13 Days | All Airfare Included

Discover Alaska's natural wonders, fascinating sights, and experience agricultural highlights of "The Great Land."

Tour Hosted by Bob Bosold WAXX 104.5 Farm Director

Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director at WAXX 104.5 for 40 years. Bob received the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002 and was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He also makes many appearances at farm related events, where he enjoys visiting with WAXX listeners. Bob spends much of his leisure time with his two sons.

Bob has hosted over 30 farm tours to many fascinating destinations including San Antonio, New Orleans, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii and New England. His international tours include Italy, China, Railroading in the Rockies, Austria & Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Holland. Bob's enthusiasm, humor, agricultural expertise and farming experiences will add to the enjoyment of your vacation. 

Join Bob and WAXX 104 listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Seattle
We have accommodations in suburban Seattle this evening before embarking on our journey.

Day 2 : Vancouver/Embark The ms Voelndam
After breakfast, we drive north to the vibrant port city of Vancouver. The city’s setting is spectacular, nestled between mountains and ocean. We board the ms Volendam, a mid-sized 1,400-passenger ship, for our three-night cruise into the spectacular Inside Passage. B,L,D

Day 3 : 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 Canada’s Pacific Coast and Southeastern Alaska, seeing firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. As we cruise, enjoy the many shipboard activities; delightful shows, music, and dancing light up the evening. B,L,D

Day 4 : Juneau
Today, we call on Alaska’s beautiful capital, Juneau. The city can only be reached by air or sea. Its natural setting between the waters of Gastineau Channel and coastal mountains and forest make it one of the most stunning capitals. We sightsee and shop on our own or choose an optional excursion offered by Holland America. B,L,D

Day 5 : Scenic Train Ride
After breakfast we disembark in Skagway. Here, we board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for an exciting narrow-gauge train ride along the path of the legendary Klondike gold seekers. We pass incredible panoramas of glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. Later, we arrive in Whitehorse for the night. B,L 

Day 6 : Alaska Highway
The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II as a military route linking Alaska with the lower 48 states. As we travel this historic highway along the Kluane region enjoy sweeping views of the vast wilderness that surrounds us. Our overnight stay is in Tok, the Sled Dog Capital of the World. B,D

Day 7 : Delta Junction Farms
Today’s travels take us to the official “end of the Alaska Highway,” the friendly frontier of Delta Junction. Complimented by spectacular views of the Alaska Range, this picturesque rural setting lies in the fertile Tanana River Valley. We visit the Alaska Flour Company to learn how one family is creating local solutions to feeding their fellow Alaskans. Nearby at Mugrage Hay & Cattle we’ll learn about raising livestock in the far north and get a glimpse of the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline at its suspension bridge over the Tanana River. This evening we are treated to a true Alaskan experience – a traditional salmon bake in Fairbanks. B,L,D

Day 8 : Gold Dredge & Riverboat Discovery
Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’ history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of Black Gold. Stand beneath the oil pipeline as we learn about this fascinating engineering marvel. 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 lll sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan camp. B,L

Day 9 : Denali National Park & Preserve
Panoramic views of wilderness and the Alaska Range provide a spectacular backdrop as we travel to Denali National Park & Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. A naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. We end our day at a Denali Park Lodge. B,L

Day 10 : The Iditarod Trail
A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla. After lunch at Settler’s Bay Lodge, we learn about extraordinary sled dogs and the treasured Anchorage to Nome race at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters. Later, traverse the Matanuska Valley, the state’s first agricultural center, before arriving in Anchorage for two nights. B,L

Day 11 : Prince William Sound
We head south along the spellbinding scenery of Turnagain Arm. See animals up-close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Later, we cruise the calm waters of Prince William Sound, with up-close views of tidewater glaciers. Watch for glacial ice to calve, or break off, crashing into the sea. L

Day 12 : Matanuska Valley Agriculture
Depart for the city of Palmer, the site of an experimental farming project in the 1930s known as the Matanuska Colony. Learn about the colony at the Palmer Visitor Center, then tour a Musk Ox Farm and learn about the production of qiviut, an extraordinary textile made from the underhair of the musk ox. In the afternoon we have time to explore the Alaska State Fair, famous for showcasing giant fruits and vegetables. After a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Anchorage, we board our overnight flights home. D

Day 13 : Arrive Home
We arrive home from our wonderful Alaska experience.

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 $468 per person)
• Guaranteed prices & low deposit
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach & professional driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future tour

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

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
• 3 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:
  Vancouver, British Columbia
  Juneau, Alaska
  Skagway, Alaska

All Accommodations Featuring
• 2 nights at the Westmark Fairbanks
• 1 night near Denali National Park
• 2 nights at the Anchorage Hilton

Featured Attractions
• Alaska Highway & The Yukon
• Kluane National Park & Preserve
• The Golden Heart Revue musical
• Gold Dredge 8
• Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
• Riverboat Discovery lll
• Denali National Park Tundra Tour
• Iditarod Trail Headquarters
• Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
• Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Agricultural Highlights
• Alaska Flour Company
• Mugrage Hay & Cattle
• Musk Ox Farm
• Alaska State Fair

Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Pricing Coming Soon!

Final Payment Date: 5/10/2019

Itinerary ID:59818766 | Tour Code: AKKF0813191
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