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Kenai Fjords National Park

Alaska Agriculture & Kenai Fjords

Discover Alaska’s natural wonders, colorful history, and experience agricultural highlights of “The Great Land.” Fly to Fairbanks where we will pan for gold and cruise the Tanana River on a classic sternwheeler. Visit family farms and businesses in the fertile Tanana Valley to learn about the challenges of farming in Alaska. Travel to Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest mountain, and enjoy a fascinating Tundra Wilderness Tour. Majestic beauty surrounds us as we travel aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic to Seward where we will cruise spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park and visit the Alaska SeaLife Center. Traverse the Matanuska Valley and explore Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. In Palmer, tour a Musk Ox farm and witness gigantic vegetables at the Alaska State Fair.


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Hosted By: Bob Bosold

WAXX 104.5 Farm Director

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Day 1 : Fly to Alaska

Our Alaska adventure begins with a flight to Fairbanks, “Golden Heart” of the Last Frontier. Our accommodations for the next three nights are in Fairbanks.

Day 2 : Fairbanks

Today we are 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, and at Gold Dredge 8, learn about gold dredging and how to pan for gold, then we’ll pan for gold together and keep the treasures we find! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Steamboat Landing, then board the Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan Indian camp.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Delta Junction Farms

Today’s travels take us to the official “end of the Alaska Highway,” the friendly frontier of Delta Junction. Complemented by spectacular views of the Alaska Range, this picturesque rural setting lies in the fertile Tanana River Valley where barley is the major feed grain grown here. We have the unique opportunity to visit a family-run barley farm and mill called The Alaska Flour Company. Later we visit Mugrage Hay & Cattle to learn about raising livestock in the far north. This evening we enjoy delicious food as we’re treated to a true Alaskan experience, a traditional salmon bake. Fresh from Alaska’s icy waters, watch as skilled chefs expertly cook salmon on an open wood grill. Slow roasted prime rib and beer battered Bering Sea cod rounds out the all-you-can-eat menu.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve

Sit back and relax as we travel by motorcoach through the incredible Alaskan wilderness towards a sure highlight, Denali National Park. As we make our way south we cross the Parks Highway bridge over the Tanana River and begin to climb into the Alaska Range and arrive at our lodge accommodations near Denali National Park. After a delicious lunch, we begin our guided tundra tour of Denali National Park. An expert park naturalist will be with us to provide information as we look for wildlife in this unique ecosystem.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Iditarod Trail Headquarters

Take in the Alaskan scenery as we travel south from Denali to the Matanuska Valley, the heart of Alaskan agriculture. This area is known for the huge vegetables grown under nearly continuous sunlight during summer months. At the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, we’ll learn about sled dogs and “mushing” through exhibits and a video presentation featuring the famous Anchorage to Nome sled dog race. Next we visit Havemeister Dairy, the only dairy farm and creamery still in operation from the Matanuska Colony days. Later we arrive at our hotel for a one-night stay in the heart of downtown Anchorage.

Lunch

Day 6 : Alaska Railroad & Kenai Fjords Cruise

Our day begins with a ride on the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic from Anchorage to Seward, a truly astounding journey. This train’s route is considered by many to be the most scenic in all of Alaska. Aboard the train we enjoy beautiful views of Turnagain Arm, a spectacular fjord-like inlet. Upon arrival we depart on a narrated cruise excursion to Kenai Fjords National Park aboard the Coastal Explorer. Our voyage will include a visit to a tidewater glacier. Keep an eye out for sea otters, seals, whales and other wildlife while we indulge in an included lunch. Our accommodations this evening are in Seward.

Lunch

Day 7 : Alaska Sealife Center

Enjoy a leisurely morning before visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center. Learn about research and rehabilitation efforts to help Alaska’s threatened and endangered marine life. Today’s included lunch is held at Ray’s Waterfront overlooking the Seward small boat harbor. Witness astonishing mountain peaks and bucolic alpine meadows as we return to Anchorage by motorcoach.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Alaska State Fair

Visit the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer where we'll see these magnificent animals up-close and learn about their fine underwool called qiviut, a rare fiber that is warmer, softer, and more durable than most other types of wool. This afternoon finds us at the Alaska State Fair. There’s time to visit exhibits, booths and displays that feature livestock, poultry, beekeeping, baked goods, vegetables and more. We celebrate our Alaskan adventure with a joyful Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner at the Bridge Restaurant, then head to the Anchorage airport for our overnight flight home.

Dinner

Day 9 : Arrive Home

We return home with wonderful memories of Alaska.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
  • 1 night near Denali National Park
  • 1 night at the Anchorage Hilton
  • 1 night at the Harbor 360 Hotel in Seward
  • 1 night at the Anchorage Hilton before we return home

Attractions & Highlights

  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • The Alaska Flour Company
  • Mugrage Hay & Cattle
  • Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • The Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Havemeister Dairy Farm
  • A journey by rail on the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic from Anchorage to Seward
  • Kenai Fjords National Park narrated cruise
  • Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Musk Ox Farm
  • The Alaska State Fair

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Steamboat Landing
  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Included lunch during our Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
  • Lunch at Ray's Waterfront in Seward
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at The Bridge Seafood Restaurant in Anchorage

Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet.

Tour Dates & Pricing

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$5599

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Final Payment Date: 05/16/2021

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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 - Russell's Of Neillsville

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 40 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 tour. Join him on this spectacular vacation!