Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise

Featuring a captivating four-night cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage, a historic journey by rail, Denali and Glacier Bay National Parks, and so much more. Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and explore dramatic landscapes along Turnagain Arm. Visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters in Wasilla, then arrive at Denali National Park for a fascinating Tundra Wilderness Tour. Pan for gold and cruise the Tanana River on a classic sternwheeler in Fairbanks, then travel the Alaska Highway into the Yukon. Take the White Pass Yukon Route Railway to Skagway, Alaska where our cruise ship awaits. For the next four nights we cruise the Inside Passage in style with a day of scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park and a port of call in Ketchikan.


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Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • 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
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Day 1 : Fly to Anchorage

Check-in for a two night stay in historic downtown Anchorage.

Day 2 : Alaskan Scenery

We begin our day traveling along one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in Alaska, Turnagain Arm.

We visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife.

Enjoy a tram ride and special Welcome Lunch at Alyeska Resort, nestled in the Chugach Mountains.

Watch for eagles and moose as we return to Anchorage to enjoy time at leisure.

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Day 3 : Veterans Memorial

A scenic drive takes us north into Alaska’s interior. We travel along the Chugach Mountains to the Matanuska Valley, Alaska’s primary agricultural region.

Enjoy a photo stop at the Alaska Veterans Memorial, dedicated to each branch of service.

En route to Denali National Park, we watch for views of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

near Denali National Park

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Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve

This morning we join a naturalist for a narrated 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 for two nights we dine at the famed Alaska Salmon Bake, a true Alaska experience.

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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 Oil Pipeline.

At Gold Dredge 8, we learn to pan for gold and keep what we find!

Enjoy a family-style lunch at Steamboat Landing.

We board the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River and go ashore at a recreated Athabascan camp.

The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks.

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Day 6 : The Alaska Highway

Following a delicious breakfast, browse the amazing collections that preserve the history of this region at the Museum of the North.

Relive childhood memories 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.

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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 at our accommodations in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital.

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Day 8 : Scenic Rail & Cruise

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.

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Day 9 : 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.

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Day 10 : 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.

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Day 11 : 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 the southeastern hook of Alaska and Canada’s Pacific Coast and witness firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today.

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Day 12 : Vancouver to Seattle

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia and enjoy a scenic drive to Seattle, The Emerald City.

Tonight we toast to our amazing journey at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.

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Day 13 : Fly Home

We fly home with great memories.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • 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

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Anchorage
  • 1 night near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Fairbanks

Attractions & Highlights

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Alyeska's Aerial Tram
  • Alaska Veterans Memorial
  • Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Museum of the North
  • Santa Claus House
  • Alaska Highway & The Yukon
  • Kluane National Park & Preserve
  • Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

23 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch at the Alyeska Resort
  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Lunch at Steamboat Landing
  • All meals included aboard ship with As You Wish Dining
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Seattle

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 4 nights aboard Holland America Line's ms Volendam
  • Ports of Call:
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

Tour Dates & Pricing

July 11th, 2020 - July 23rd, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$6399

Single

$8099

Triple

$6249

Final Payment Date: 04/7/2020

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Departure Cities

WATE TV Pickup Locations:

Knoxville, TN - McGee Tyson Airport

Tearsa Smith

Tearsa anchors WATE 6 On Your Side’s Good Morning Tennessee. Since 2005 she’s been making mornings a little brighter for the people of East Tennessee. She joined WATE in 2002 as a news reporter.

Tearsa is an active member of the community. She served as an executive board member with the Wesley House Community Center where she helped raise money for underserved youth and seniors in Knoxville’s inner city. Tearsa is also a member of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, an international public service sorority. She regularly volunteers with the Knoxville Area Urban League, American Cancer Society, and at local schools.

Tearsa was named 2015’s Best News Anchor by the Society of Professional Journalists/East Tennessee Chapter and the 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Award of Excellence – Best TV News Anchor.

Join Tearsa and other WATE 6 On Your Side viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.