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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 jetboat 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. 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 spectacular nature cruise, crossing Prince William Sound. Stay alert for wildlife sightings such as whales, puffins, seals, otters, and bald eagles. If you’re lucky, you might even see a whale breach out of the icy water. Scenic vistas of coastal mountains and the icy blue waters abound with striking hues of turquoise reflected from the face of Meares Glacier as we draw closer. Later, we arrive in Valdez for two nights.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Alaskan Scenery

Today, experience the ultimate in Alaskan scenery with a drive up Keystone Canyon to Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass. There will be plenty of stops for photos. 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

We make our way into the interior of Alaska. Catch glimpses of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline as we travel on the Richardson Highway, stopping to see a unique pipeline suspension bridge 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

Begin the morning with an exciting activity from Alaska's gold mining past. We’ll visit historic Gold Dredge 8 to learn about old gold mining methods and pan for gold ourselves!

After an included 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. We’ll see a bush plane demonstration with take-off and water landing and see a dog mushing demonstration at the home of the late Susan Butcher, Iditarod Champion. Then, we’ll go ashore to view the recreated Athabascan settlement, learning about indigenous shelter and clothes.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Denali National Park

We travel to Denali and 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 bear, moose, caribou and Dall sheep while we also hope to spy majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

Our accommodations for the evening are in Denali.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Jetboat Adventure

This afternoon, get a thrilling experience with Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures on their Wilderness Adventure as we navigate 20 miles of river to learn about the local history and life along the waterways. We go ashore to visit a Dena'ina Native Encampment where we imagine what life was like for the indigenous peoples of the region. Enjoy learning about wildflowers and plants growing abundantly along the rivers and how some are edible, having been used by native peoples for medicine and cookies, and some even used to this day.

Tonight we stay in Talkeetna.


Day 9 : Iditarod Trail HQ

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

We’ll come together for lunch at Settler's Bay Lodge before the afternoon’s activities.

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.

Tonight, back in Anchorage, we check-in to our hotel and enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 : Culture & Celebrations

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

This afternoon, visit the Anchorage Museum that displays 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.


Day 11 : Return Home

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

Attractions & Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Turnagain Arm
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Alyeska’s Aerial Tram
  • Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Portage
  • Glacier & Wildlife Cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Meares Glacier
  • Scenic drive up Keystone Canyon
  • Time at leisure in Valdez
  • 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 Talkeetna
  • Jetboat Adventure
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • The Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

13 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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