Alaska Agriculture & Inside Passage Cruise

Featuring a spectacular three-night Inside Passage cruise, Denali National Park, agricultural wonders, and much more. Begin the tour with a three-night Inside Passage cruise with a port of call in Juneau, Alaska's capital. Take the White Pass Yukon Route railway from Skagway into the Yukon Territory. Travel the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks where we pan for gold and go on a sternwheeler river cruise. Go on a fascinating Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park and visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters in Wasilla. Cruise the calm waters of Prince William Sound for an afternoon, witness Turnagain Arm's dramatic landscapes, and acquaint yourself with downtown Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

Additional Departure: July 23 - August 4, 2019

Hosted By: Bob Bosold

WAXX 104.5 Farm Director

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Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $468 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach and professional Driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Seattle

We have accommodations in the Seattle area this evening before embarking on our journey.


Day 2 : Vancouver & Bon Voyage

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.


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. We trace Canada’s Pacific Coast, seeing firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. As we cruise, enjoy shipboard activities including delightful shows, music, dancing, and much more.


Day 4 : Juneau

Today we call on Alaska’s beautiful capital, Juneau. The city is not accessible by vehicle, it 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 Line.


Day 5 : White Pass & Yukon Route Train

Disembark in “The Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush,” the city of Skagway, with time to explore its historic downtown. 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.


Day 6 : Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II as a military route lining Alaska with the lower 48 states. Witness the Yukon Territory’s incredible landscapes as we travel into the Alaska interior. Tonight’s comfortable accommodations are in Tok, the sled dog capital of the world.


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.


Day 8 : Gold Dredge 8 & Riverboat Discovery

Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’ history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of Black Gold. At Gold Dredge 8 we learn to pan for gold and keep what we find! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat family-style lunch at Steamboat Landing, then board the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore to explore a recreated Athabascan camp.


Day 9 : Denali National Park

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 guides us on a journey into the tundra. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.


Day 10 : The Iditarod Trail

A scenic 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.


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.


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.

Day 13 : Arrive Home

We arrive home from our exciting adventure in Alaska.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $468 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach and professional Driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at the Hotel Interurban in Seattle
  • 2 nights at the Westmark Fairbanks
  • 2 nights at the Anchorage Hilton

Attractions & Highlights

  • Included shore excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route railway
  • Santa Claus House
  • Golden Heart Revue! musical
  • Trans-Alaska oil pipeline
  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Narrated excursion on the Chena River aboard the Riverboat Discovery
  • Denali National Park Tundra Tour
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • 26 Glacier Cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Musk Ox Farm, Palmer
  • The Alaska State Fair

24 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake, Fairbanks
  • Lunch at Steamboat Landing

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 3 nights aboard Holland America Line's ms Volendam
  • Ports of Call:
  • Vancouver
  • Juneau
  • Skagway

Tour Dates & Pricing

August 13th, 2019 - August 25th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)







Final Payment Date: 05/10/2019

Tour Map for Alaska Agriculture & Inside Passage Cruise

Departure Cities

WAXX Radio Pickup Locations:

Baldwin, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-02

Black River Falls, WI - Perkins Restaurant

Cadott, WI - River Country Plaza

Chippewa Falls, WI - McDonalds

Colby/Abbotsford, WI - Hardees/Shell Truck Stop

Eau Claire, WI - Holiday Vacations Office

Hixton, WI - Hixton Travel Plaza

Hudson, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05

Marshfield, WI - Holiday Inn & Conv. Center

Menomonie, WI - AmericInn

Neillsville, WI - Shopko

Onalaska, WI - Holiday Inn Express

Osseo, WI - McDonalds

Stanley, WI - Stanley Travel Stop

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Bob Bosold

Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director at WAXX 104.5 for over 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 d estinations 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.