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Featuring the ms Koningsdam
Explore the best of Alaska with a captivating four-night cruise, rail journey, and iconic national parks. Begin with a flight into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and explore dramatic landscapes along Turnagain Arm. Travel to Wasilla and visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, then arrive at Denali National Park for an intriguing tour into one of Alaska’s most unspoiled regions. Pan for gold and glide along the Chena River on a classic sternwheeler in Fairbanks before taking a scenic journey along the Alaska Highway into the Yukon Territory. Ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for breathtaking views to Skagway, where our cruise ship awaits. For the next four nights, we cruise the Inside Passage in style with a day of getting up close to tidewater glaciers and wildlife in Glacier Bay National Park and a port of call in Ketchikan. All staterooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking private walk-out verandahs and all meals are included aboard the ship.
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Bear witness to some of the most incredible scenery in the world at Glacier Bay National Park, 3.3 million acres of rugged wilderness located along the Inside Passage. Take in breathtaking views as you sail through the bay, surrounded by crystalline glaciers, snowy mountain peaks, and lush forests. Keep watch for harbor seal pups, humpback and killer whales, sea otters, and countless bird species when you visit in the summer months. While many animals can be elusive and hard to spot, catching a glimpse of these spectacular creatures is a rewarding bucket list experience.
Enjoy 4 nights aboard Holland America’s incredible Koningsdam, a stunning and elegant ship with entertainment and activities galore. Delight in a wide range of sophisticated food options developed by world-renowned chefs and a specially-curated selection of wine, all included on board. Revel in complete comfort in your stateroom, enjoy the company of your new travel friends, and take in unbeatable views of the Alaskan wilderness all on this majestic ship.
Embark on a unique and immersive excursion aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. Following the route of 1890s Klondike gold seekers, this journey begins in Fraser, British Columbia, and takes you to the historic city of Skagway. Watch the unbelievably gorgeous landscape of wild Alaska pass by your window as you take in views only visible by train.
May 28, 2024 - June 9, 2024
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June 4, 2024 - June 16, 2024
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June 18, 2024 - June 30, 2024
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June 25, 2024 - July 7, 2024
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July 2, 2024 - July 14, 2024
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July 9, 2024 - July 21, 2024
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July 16, 2024 - July 28, 2024
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August 13, 2024 - August 25, 2024
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August 27, 2024 - September 8, 2024
Final Payment Date: 05/24/2024
Day 1 : Fly to Anchorage
We begin our tour in Anchorage.
Day 2 : Alaskan Scenery
Travel 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 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.
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. 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.
Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve
Early this morning 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.
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! We board the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion on the Chena River featuring a bush plane and sled dog demonstration alongside the boat before we go ashore to a recreated Athabascan Native camp. The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks.
Day 6 : The Alaska Highway
Following a delicious breakfast, browse amazing collections that preserve this region’s history 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.
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 and Reserve Visitor Center to learn more about this preserved area. We arrive in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital.
Day 8 : Scenic Rail & ms Koningsdam
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 Koningsdam for our four-night cruise. The ship stays docked in Skagway into the evening allowing us to go ashore and explore this authentic 1890s gold rush boomtown.
Day 9 : Glacier Bay Cruise
Enjoy front-row seats for one of nature‘s most breathtaking sights, Glacier Bay! Our 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. 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.
Day 13 : Fly Home
Our adventure starts with traveling along fjord-like Turnagain Arm, on one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in Alaska. Enjoy picturesque views as we head for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s extraordinary wildlife. We take a scenic tram ride at Alyeska Resort for views of hanging glaciers and mountain peaks within the Chugach Mountains. On our way back to Anchorage, keep watch for eagles and moose. Following our welcome lunch, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla in the Matanuska Valley, an agricultural and supply center for Alaska’s remote interior. Here, we visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters to learn about extraordinary sled dogs and the famous Anchorage-to-Nome race. We then enjoy a photo stop at the Alaska Veterans Memorial, dedicated to each branch of service. En route to our accommodations in the Denali area, we watch for views of soaring Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.
Day 4 : Denali National Park and Preserve
We kick off our morning by joining a naturalist guide for a thrilling journey into the tundra of Denali National Park and 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 Alaska Salmon Bake, a true Alaskan experience with dinner prepared over a wood fire.
Today we’re introduced to Fairbanks’ history as we trace its development from the gold rush to the discovery of "Black Gold." Gaze upon the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline and learn to pan for gold at historic Gold Dredge 8, where we keep what we find! Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat lunch at Steamboat Landing, then board the Riverboat Discovery lll sternwheeler. Relax during this narrated excursion on the Chena River, featuring a floatplane and sled dog demonstration, before we go ashore to a recreated Athabascan Native camp. The evening is at our leisure in Fairbanks.
Following a delicious breakfast, browse amazing collections that preserve this region’s history at the Museum of the North. A short drive to North Pole, Alaska brings us to the Santa Claus House for a chance to relive childhood memories with the spirit of Christmas present year-round. We then travel the renowned Alaska Highway, originally built as a military supply road during World War II, linking Alaska to Canada.
Today we traverse the spectacular Yukon Territory, an untouched region of astounding beauty and the most remote part of our journey. We enjoy views of the crystal-clear waters of Kluane Lake and stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Center to learn about this preserved area. Later, we arrive in Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital, and settle into our comfortable accommodations.
This morning we board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for awe-inspiring views of mountains, valleys, and waterfalls that can only be seen by train. This historic route follows the path of the legendary Klondike gold seekers. We arrive in Skagway and embark on the ms Koningsdam to begin our incredible four-night cruise. The ship stays docked in Skagway into the evening, allowing us to go ashore and explore this historic 1890s gold rush boomtown.
Today our ship provides front-row seats for one of nature‘s most breathtaking sights, Glacier Bay! We maneuver easily along these pristine shores for close views of glaciers, lush forests, and mountains. A National Park Ranger and an Alaskan Native provide insight into this wild and historically significant corner of Alaska with interesting commentary and special programming. In addition to watching for captivating wildlife, keep an eye out for tidewater glaciers calving, or breaking off, and crashing into the sea. Delightful shows, music, and dancing light up our evening.
Our port of call today is Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World, and we conveniently dock right in town. Enjoy time on your own to discover this charming port’s rich culture and history. Visit the carving shed, go salmon fishing, learn about Tongass National Forest at the Southeast Discovery Center, or explore the colorful houses and quaint shops along Creek Street in the old “red light district” of Ketchikan. You may also book an excursion offered by Holland America.
We traverse through the beautiful Inside Passage today, where protected passageways allow for a relaxing experience. Take in breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets as we make our way through the astonishing fjord-like waterway. We trace the southeastern hook of Alaska and Canada's Pacific Coast to witness firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today.
Our cruise concludes today in Vancouver, British Columbia. We board our comfortable motorcoach for a scenic drive to Seattle, known as The Emerald City. Tonight, we toast our amazing journey at a Farewell Dinner.
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