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Alaska & Inside Passage Cruise

Featuring the ms Koningsdam

Featuring a spectacular three-night Inside Passage cruise, historic journey by rail, Denali National Park, 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 historic White Pass Yukon Route Railway from Skagway into Canada, then travel the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, Alaska where we pan for gold and cruise the Chena River on a classic sternwheeler. 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. All staterooms have floor to ceiling windows overlooking private walk-out verandahs.

Hosted By: Bret Beherns

Sports Director

WCIA TV

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Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
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Motorcoach & Professional Driver
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Day 1 : Fly to Seattle

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

Day 2 : Embark on the ms Koningsdam

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 Koningsdam for our three-night cruise into the spectacular Inside Passage.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 6 : The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II as a military route linking Alaska with the lower 48 states. Originating as an Alaska Road Commission camp in the 1940’s, Tok is considered the Sled Dog Capital of the World. Tonight’s accommodations are in Tok.

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Day 7 : Alaska's Interior

En route to Fairbanks, we pass through Delta Junction, an inland delta where the Chena and Tanana rivers meet and feed Alaska’s largest agricultural area. Along the way, we can relive childhood dreams at the Santa Claus House in the town of North Pole. Tonight, we head out for dinner and a show, Alaska style! At a traditional Alaska Salmon Bake enjoy generous portions of salmon grilled over a wood fire accompanied by all-you-care-to-eat beer battered cod and slow roasted prime rib. Delight at The Golden Heart Revue!, Alaska’s #1 musical show. We have accommodations for two nights in Fairbanks.

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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. 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.

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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.

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Day 10 : The Iditarod Trail

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

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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.

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Day 12 : Anchorage

Enjoy a morning at your leisure with time to visit the world-class Anchorage Museum if you choose. Enjoy a special Farewell Lunch and an enlightening visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center before transferring to the airport for our flight home.

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Day 13 : Arrive Home

We arrive home from our wonderful Alaska experience.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, 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

  • 1 night in Seattle
  • 1 night in Whitehorse
  • 1 night in Tok
  • 2 nights in Fairbanks
  • 1 night at Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Anchorage

Attractions & Highlights

  • Santa Claus House
  • Musical show at the Palace Theater
  • Pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8
  • Narrated excursion on the Chena River
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour at Denali National Park
  • Iditarod Trail HQ
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Phillips 26 Glacier cruise
  • The Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

23 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 3 nights aboard HAL’s ms Koningsdam cruise ship
  • Ports of Call:
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Juneau, Alaska
    Skagway, Alaska

Highest Elevation: Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet.

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Price Per Person

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Double

$5899

Single

$7599

Final Payment Date: 04/12/2021

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Bret Beherns

Bret Beherns grew up watching WCIA-TV and dreamed of working for the station covering the Illini. As the Sports Director he leads a talented three-person sports department which provides television’s best Illinois athletics coverage in the market. Bret grew up in Mahomet, attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and moved back to the area in 2013. Bret has always followed the Illini, both the highs and lows, and enjoys covering Illinois basketball the most.

A near death accident in 2006 nearly cost him his life. After spending 13 days in a coma and 56 nights in the hospital, Bret started a new life with an amputated leg. He is not letting it slow him down though, making the most of his opportunity to raise a family and do the job he loves, all while thanking God along the way.

Bret is an avid golfer, major sports fan, and deer hunter but he loves spending time with his family the most.

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