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Alaska Prospector

Discover spectacular Alaska in this sweeping tour of The Last Frontier. Explore the history and culture of Anchorage. Unleash your inner adventurer during a cruise on Prince William Sound to see marine wildlife and tidewater glaciers. Travel through Keystone Canyon and over Thompson Pass as we make our way to the Golden Heart City, Fairbanks. Pan for gold and learn about life in the interior before we make our way to Denali National Park. Explore the tundra of this magnificent national park, tucked into the majestic Alaska range and home to the tallest mountain in North America. Enjoy a jet boat adventure in Talkeetna and visit the Iditarod Trail headquarters to learn about dogsledding and the iconic race to Nome. Join us for an amazing adventure to the Great Land!

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Day 1 : Fly to Alaska

Travel to Anchorage, the metropolis in the wilderness, and check-in to our overnight accommodations.

Day 2 : Turnagain Arm

Appreciate the wilderness with intimate views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Marvel at snow-capped peaks and hanging glaciers while on the lookout for eagles, moose, and Dall sheep. Learn about Turnagain Arm's fascinating bore tide and love the views at Bird Point.

Meet Alaska’s incredible and varied animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center before enjoying sweeping views from the tram followed by lunch at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Spend the rest of the day in Anchorage as you please with various museums, attractions, and the city to enjoy.


Day 3 : Prince William Sound

Witness state-of-the-art exhibits that capture Alaska's natural wonder using artful lighting and sound at Begich Boggs Visitor Center located in the scenic Portage Valley.

Our adventure continues with a Glacier & Wildlife Cruise on Prince William Sound. Our narrated cruise offers a chance to see the wildlife that makes the sound its home. See Meares Glacier, an advancing tidewater glacier, located in the Chugach National Forest. Whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoise, and sea birds are often seen while cruising the waters of Prince William Sound. Later, we arrive in Valdez for two nights.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Alaskan Scenery

Marvel at spectacular waterfalls and steep canyon walls as you hear the story of a fight for control of Keystone Canyon as we make our way to Thompson Pass for views of Worthington Glacier. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Optional activities today in Valdez include visits to the Whitney and Valdez Museums, the Solomon Gulch Fish Hatchery as well as flightseeing, kayaking, hiking, and fishing.


Day 5 : The Bold North

Spectacular mountain views abound as we travel along the Richardson Highway, Alaska’s first road. Catch glimpses of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline along the way. Later we stop at the Santa Claus House before arriving in Fairbanks for a two-night stay.


Day 6 : Gold Panning & Sternwheeler Cruise

We’ll visit historic Gold Dredge 8 to learn about old gold mining methods and pan for gold ourselves!

After lunch at Discovery Landing, we board the Riverboat Discovery III for a narrated cruise. Aboard this sternwheeler, learn about life in Alaska’s Interior along the Chena River. Witness bush plane and sled dog demonstrations. Then, we’ll go ashore to view the recreated Athabascan settlement, learning about indigenous shelter and clothes.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Denali National Park & Preserve

Our accommodations for the evening are in the Denali area.

We travel to Denali where our adventure begins in Denali National Park, a six million acre wilderness. During our Tundra Wilderness Tour we will cross from the boreal forest onto the tundra; our driver guide provides commentary and insights into this rare ecosystem. Watch for bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep while we also hope to spy majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Jet Boat Adventure

Feel the power of the glacially fed Susitna River as our jet boat driver navigates these turbulent waters into the wilderness. We step ashore to visit a Dena’ina Native Encampment and authentic trapper’s cabin. Our guide introduces us to wildflowers and plants once used for medicinal purposes.

While back on the boat, we'll look for views of Denali as we return to Talkeetna for the night.


Day 9 : Iditarod Trail HQ

Enjoy a leisurely start to day before we head out for the day, making our way back to Anchorage.

Our lunch at Settler's Bay Lodge affords breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains.

We visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters where we learn about the iconic dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. We’ll view an authentic checkpoint cabin and get a chance to explore.

We return to Anchorage for our last overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 : Culture & Celebrations

Take time this morning to relax and reflect on the week’s adventures before our special Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch where you can share memories with your fellow travelers and new friends.

This afternoon, visit the Anchorage Museum with displays of history, art, ecology, science, and ethnography.

Continue with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Alaska’s indigenous peoples including housing, lifestyles, language, song, and dance. This evening we board our overnight flight back home.


Day 11 : Arrive Home

Travel home with unforgettable memories of our Alaskan adventure.

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

  • 2 nights at the Hilton Anchorage
  • 2 nights in Valdez
  • 2 nights in Fairbanks
  • 1 night at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • 1 night at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
  • 1 night at the Hilton Anchorage for final overnight

Attractions & Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Turnagain Arm
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Alyeska’s Aerial Tram
  • Begich Boggs Visitor Center
  • Glacier & Wildlife Cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Meares Glacier
  • Scenic drive through Keystone Canyon
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Santa Claus House
  • Gold Dredge 8
  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Recreated Athabascan Native camp
  • Floatplane & sled dog demonstration
  • Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Time at leisure in Valdez & Talkeetna
  • Jet Boat Adventure
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • The Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at the Alyeska Resort
  • Miner's Lunch at Discovery Landing
  • Lunch at Settler's Bay Lodge
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch

Highest Elevation: 3,900 feet.

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Final Payment Date: 05/14/2021

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Departure Cities

KWQC TV Pickup Locations:

Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Maquoketa, IA - AmericInn (formerly Centerstone Inn & Suites)

Moline, IL - Quad City International Airport

Rock Falls, IL - Walmart