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.

Hosted By: Heather Foster

NewsChannel 7 Anchor

WSAW TV

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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

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.

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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. Our accommodations tonight are near Denali National Park.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 & 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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

Day 12 : 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.

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

Attractions & Highlights

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Alyeska's Aerial Tram
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Denali National Park Tundra Tour
  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Museum of the North
  • Santa Claus House
  • Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

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

Tour Dates & Pricing

July 13th, 2019 - July 25th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double

$6399

Single

$8099

Triple

$6249

Final Payment Date: 04/9/2019

Departure Cities

WSAW TV Pickup Locations:

Colby/Abbotsford, WI - Hardees/Shell Truck Stop

Marshfield, WI - Holiday Inn & Conv. Center

Merrill, WI - Walmart

Stevens Point, WI - Dunham's Sports

Wausau, WI - The Plaza Hotel & Suites

Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - MSP International Airport

Heather Foster

Heather is an award winning evening news anchor, who began working at WSAW in 2015. Before arriving in Wisconsin, she spent nearly six years reporting and anchoring at KXII-TV in north Texas.

Heather is an active volunteer in the community. She serves on the board for the United Way’s Emerging Leaders group, works in the Teddy Bear Clinic at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and volunteers with the American Red Cross assisting with local blood drives. She is a member of the Young Professionals group of Marathon County and a co-chair of the Wellness Committee at WSAW. She is also active in the station’s Buddy Check 7 campaign, promoting breast health and breast cancer research initiatives. Heather is passionate about spreading awareness for organ donation.

Heather is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a proud Delta Gamma! When she’s not working, you can find her running, hiking up Rib Mountain and trying to learn how to cook!

Join Heather and NewsChannel 7 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.