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Tour Overview

Discover rich agriculture, extraordinary wildlife, and fascinating culture within the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska. Begin in Fairbanks on a guided city tour that includes views of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and a local peony farm visit. Next, travel into Delta Junction to visit a barley and cattle farm before returning to Fairbanks for time at leisure. Relax on a rail journey into Denali where we have free time and an immersive tour in Denali National Park and Preserve. Then, enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali and Richardson Highways with a stop at Worthington Glacier. In Valdez, embark on a private boat excursion to marvel at a shrimping operation. Journey through Keystone Canyon into the Matanuska Susitna Valley for more incredible farm visits including the Matanuska Farm & Extension Center, a significant research farm. Our spectacular trip concludes in Anchorage with a guided tour, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and Anchorage Museum.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

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Tour Highlights
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in Fairbanks
  • 2 nights near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Valdez
  • 1 night in Wasilla
  • 1 night in Anchorage
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Fairbanks guided city tour feat. Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Local peony farm
  • Alaska Flour Company farm & mill
  • Mugrage Hay & Cattle farm
  • Train ride from Fairbanks to Denali National Park
  • Leisure time in Fairbanks & Denali
  • Denali National Park guided tour
  • Thompson Pass & Worthington Glacier
  • Port of Valdez private shrimping boat excursion
  • Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
  • Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center
  • Anchorage guided city tour
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily breakfasts
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Delta Junction
  • Farewell Dinner in Anchorage
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5999

Request Booking Now

Single

$7299

Request Booking Now

Final Payment Date: 04/30/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Alaska

We fly to Fairbanks, known as the “Golden Heart of Alaska,” and check in to our comfortable accommodations.

Day 2 : Fairbanks

Get acquainted with your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Breakfast this morning. Afterwards, we’re off to discover Fairbanks with a guided city tour featuring its iconic gold rush history and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, an incredible engineering accomplishment. This afternoon, visit a local peony farm and marvel at the unique growing conditions that make this enterprise so successful. The remainder of the day is yours for individual exploration.

Breakfast

Day 3 : Delta Junction & Alaska Flour Co.

This morning, we board our comfortable motorcoach for a journey into Delta Junction and stop at the visitor center. This town was built during World War II to connect the contiguous United States with Alaska and got its start in agriculture during the Gold Rush to feed workers and livestock. Learn about the Delta Barley Project as we travel into the grain growing region and visit a local barley farm, Alaska Flour Company. After an included lunch, we travel to Mugrage Hay and Cattle farm to hear how they pasture raise the highest quality beef and advocate for agriculture on the Frontier. Later, we return to our hotel in Fairbanks.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Rail Journey to Denali

Relax and soak up breathtaking scenery from your domed rail car on our Alaska Railroad journey today. Enjoy an included breakfast onboard as we travel into the heart of the state’s wilderness and Denali National Park. Arriving early afternoon, we make a stop at the Denali Visitor Center and spend the rest of the day at leisure. There are plenty of options including hiking, river rafting, flightseeing, shopping, or visiting a sled dog kennel.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Denali National Park and Preserve

Today we join our naturalist guide for an immersive tour of Denali National Park and Preserve. With six million acres of pristine and protected land, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep as our guide provides fascinating commentary. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore more of Denali however you choose!

Breakfast

Day 6 : Scenic Byway

We depart our hotel this morning and take the road less traveled, Denali Highway. With most of the route sitting above timberline, enjoy unrivaled views of the picturesque vistas featuring snow-capped mountains, glaciers, shallow lakes, and dense forests. Our journey continues along historic Richardson Highway, a scenic byway, with a visit to Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center en route. Arriving in Valdez, we check in to our hotel and have dinner at leisure.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Valdez Cruise & Shrimping Operation

Today we explore the quaint coastal community of Valdez with a private boat excursion to learn about the port and sustainability. Gliding along the water past the old town hatchery, we get another view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and hear how oil fields have impacted the economy. Marvel at a shrimping operation in action as the captain checks shrimp pots and hauls in the fresh catch. We also visit Valdez Museum & Historical Archive to learn more about the town’s rich cultural and environmental history.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Mat-Su-Valley Farms & Palmer

Take in views of steep rock walls and towering waterfalls as we depart Valdez, traveling up Keystone Canyon. Delight in scenic stops at Thompson Pass and Worthington Glacier before joining the Glenn Highway, a scenic byway. We continue south to the Matanuska Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley, an agricultural and supply center for Alaska’s remote interior. Enjoy seeing the mighty Matanuska Glacier, then we reach Palmer Visitor Center. Learn about the Matanuska Colony project and their expansive garden that showcases what can be grown in South-central Alaska. Later, we visit a local farm and then check in to our Wasilla accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 9 : Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center

Our day begins with more fascinating farm visits, including the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. This working research farm spans over 1000 acres that consists of cultivated land and forestland, as well as laboratory facilities used to research soils, plants, and livestock. Enjoy hearing how this center supports research in the Mat-Su Valley and provides education to all of South-central Alaska. This afternoon, we travel to Anchorage which is beautifully nestled between soaring mountain peaks and an inlet. Discover the city’s best highlights on a guided tour, including the original townsite where an entire neighborhood slid into the sea during the powerful 1964 earthquake. This evening, we settle into our accommodations located within Alaska’s largest city

Breakfast

Day 10 : Anchorage

Today we visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and discover the rich heritage of 11 major cultural groups, as well as the Anchorage Museum, which celebrates the state’s art, history, ecology, and more. Later, we gather to celebrate our agricultural journey through the Last Frontier at a wonderful Farewell Dinner before boarding our overnight flight home.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Arrive Home

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Farming in the Last Frontier
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Choose Your Departure Year:

Farming in the Last Frontier

Discover rich agriculture, extraordinary wildlife, and fascinating culture within the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska. Begin in Fairbanks on a guided city tour that includes views of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and a local peony farm visit. Next, travel into Delta Junction to visit a barley and cattle farm before returning to Fairbanks for time at leisure. Relax on a rail journey into Denali where we have free time and an immersive tour in Denali National Park and Preserve. Then, enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali and Richardson Highways with a stop at Worthington Glacier. In Valdez, embark on a private boat excursion to marvel at a shrimping operation. Journey through Keystone Canyon into the Matanuska Susitna Valley for more incredible farm visits including the Matanuska Farm & Extension Center, a significant research farm. Our spectacular trip concludes in Anchorage with a guided tour, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and Anchorage Museum.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

This tour has a live interactive travel show coming up. A Holiday Vacation Travel Professional will lead the event and answer questions. To participate and earn $100 travel credit, RSVP by clicking the button.
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in Fairbanks
  • 2 nights near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Valdez
  • 1 night in Wasilla
  • 1 night in Anchorage
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Fairbanks guided city tour feat. Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Local peony farm
  • Alaska Flour Company farm & mill
  • Mugrage Hay & Cattle farm
  • Train ride from Fairbanks to Denali National Park
  • Leisure time in Fairbanks & Denali
  • Denali National Park guided tour
  • Thompson Pass & Worthington Glacier
  • Port of Valdez private shrimping boat excursion
  • Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
  • Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center
  • Anchorage guided city tour
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
Meals

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily breakfasts
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Delta Junction
  • Farewell Dinner in Anchorage

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request Booking Now

Double

$5999

Single

$7299

Final Payment Date: 04/30/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Alaska

We fly to Fairbanks, known as the “Golden Heart of Alaska,” and check in to our comfortable accommodations.

Day 2 : Fairbanks

Get acquainted with your fellow travelers over a delicious Welcome Breakfast this morning. Afterwards, we’re off to discover Fairbanks with a guided city tour featuring its iconic gold rush history and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, an incredible engineering accomplishment. This afternoon, visit a local peony farm and marvel at the unique growing conditions that make this enterprise so successful. The remainder of the day is yours for individual exploration.

Breakfast

Day 3 : Delta Junction & Alaska Flour Co.

This morning, we board our comfortable motorcoach for a journey into Delta Junction and stop at the visitor center. This town was built during World War II to connect the contiguous United States with Alaska and got its start in agriculture during the Gold Rush to feed workers and livestock. Learn about the Delta Barley Project as we travel into the grain growing region and visit a local barley farm, Alaska Flour Company. After an included lunch, we travel to Mugrage Hay and Cattle farm to hear how they pasture raise the highest quality beef and advocate for agriculture on the Frontier. Later, we return to our hotel in Fairbanks.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Rail Journey to Denali

Relax and soak up breathtaking scenery from your domed rail car on our Alaska Railroad journey today. Enjoy an included breakfast onboard as we travel into the heart of the state’s wilderness and Denali National Park. Arriving early afternoon, we make a stop at the Denali Visitor Center and spend the rest of the day at leisure. There are plenty of options including hiking, river rafting, flightseeing, shopping, or visiting a sled dog kennel.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Denali National Park and Preserve

Today we join our naturalist guide for an immersive tour of Denali National Park and Preserve. With six million acres of pristine and protected land, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world. Watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep as our guide provides fascinating commentary. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore more of Denali however you choose!

Breakfast

Day 6 : Scenic Byway

We depart our hotel this morning and take the road less traveled, Denali Highway. With most of the route sitting above timberline, enjoy unrivaled views of the picturesque vistas featuring snow-capped mountains, glaciers, shallow lakes, and dense forests. Our journey continues along historic Richardson Highway, a scenic byway, with a visit to Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center en route. Arriving in Valdez, we check in to our hotel and have dinner at leisure.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Valdez Cruise & Shrimping Operation

Today we explore the quaint coastal community of Valdez with a private boat excursion to learn about the port and sustainability. Gliding along the water past the old town hatchery, we get another view of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and hear how oil fields have impacted the economy. Marvel at a shrimping operation in action as the captain checks shrimp pots and hauls in the fresh catch. We also visit Valdez Museum & Historical Archive to learn more about the town’s rich cultural and environmental history.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Mat-Su-Valley Farms & Palmer

Take in views of steep rock walls and towering waterfalls as we depart Valdez, traveling up Keystone Canyon. Delight in scenic stops at Thompson Pass and Worthington Glacier before joining the Glenn Highway, a scenic byway. We continue south to the Matanuska Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley, an agricultural and supply center for Alaska’s remote interior. Enjoy seeing the mighty Matanuska Glacier, then we reach Palmer Visitor Center. Learn about the Matanuska Colony project and their expansive garden that showcases what can be grown in South-central Alaska. Later, we visit a local farm and then check in to our Wasilla accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 9 : Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center

Our day begins with more fascinating farm visits, including the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. This working research farm spans over 1000 acres that consists of cultivated land and forestland, as well as laboratory facilities used to research soils, plants, and livestock. Enjoy hearing how this center supports research in the Mat-Su Valley and provides education to all of South-central Alaska. This afternoon, we travel to Anchorage which is beautifully nestled between soaring mountain peaks and an inlet. Discover the city’s best highlights on a guided tour, including the original townsite where an entire neighborhood slid into the sea during the powerful 1964 earthquake. This evening, we settle into our accommodations located within Alaska’s largest city

Breakfast

Day 10 : Anchorage

Today we visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and discover the rich heritage of 11 major cultural groups, as well as the Anchorage Museum, which celebrates the state’s art, history, ecology, and more. Later, we gather to celebrate our agricultural journey through the Last Frontier at a wonderful Farewell Dinner before boarding our overnight flight home.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Arrive Home

Tour Map

Tour Map for Farming in the Last Frontier

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport