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Talkeetna & Denali Back Country Explorer with Alaska Cruise

New for 2017!  You will explore a land over-flowing with natural beauty, view the inspiring Denali National Park, crystal clear lakes, and marvel at the majesty of Mt McKinley, followed by a fantastic Southbound Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Millennium. 

This tour is sure to tick some of your boxes on your “bucket list”!

Price based on a 11th June 2017 departure.  Other weekly departures available June – September 2017. 

Itinerary
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UK to Anchorage

Upon arrival into Anchorage, make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel

Overnight:  Anchorage.

Anchorage to Talkeetna (Rail)

Depart early on the Denali Star Train by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as

base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley and for the stunning views of

this famous mountain. Take a stroll down the main street for river views, local brews

and great eats. (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

 

Overnight: Talkeetna

Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)

This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar

Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as

white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park,

land on a glacier, or hiking. (Lunch is included onboard the train today)

Overnight: Denali Park Entrance

Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight)

This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted

Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey

to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search

for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology

and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography

and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this

full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can

take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a

flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.

 

Overnight: Denali Park Entrance

Denali to Seward (Coach)

Early this morning depart Denali aboard a comfortable motorcoach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska’s spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of approximately 90 minutes in Anchorage so that you can purchase lunch. Continue on to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area. 

Overnight: Seward

Embark Celebrity Millennium

Morning at leisure. Afternoon embark on a 7 night southbound Alaska Cruise

Hubbard Glacier Cruising

Hubbard Glacier Cruising

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Inside Passage Cruising

Inside Passage Cruising

Vancouver, British Columbia.

Disembark your cruise ship and make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. 

Overnight: Vancouver

Vancouver

This morning your tour of Vancouver begins with an introduction to downtown including Canada Place, and Robson Street.  You will wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.  Viewing the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park.  Get your camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of the Lions Gate Bridge.  Continue to the English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island market.  Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 metres above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for view of the ocean, the Coastal Mountains, the city and rugged shoreline.

Overnight: Vancouver

Vancouver

Today you will have the morning and afternoon at leisure to continue exploring this wonderful city.  In the evening you will climb aboard for a true Vancouver dining experience.  Cruise past the magnificent Vancouver skyline, around Stanley Park, past the beaches of English Bay and into the lights sights and sounds of False Creek.  While onboard, enjoy live musical entertainment and a West Coast themed buffet.  It’s like dining in all of Vancouver’s finest waterfront restaurants in one evening. 

Overnight: Vancouver

Vancouver to UK

After a leisurely breakfasts, check out of your Vancouver Hotel and make your way (independently) to Vancouver Airport and your return flight back to the UK.

16 Nights from £3,699 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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What's Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 1 night pre-tour hotel in Anchorage
  • 4 day/3 night Talkeetna Denali Backcountry Tour.  Includes: Talkeetna (1nt), Denali Park Entrance (2), Seward (1).
  • 7 night Southbound Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Millennium
  • All meals& entertainment onboard ship
  • 2 nights post-cruise hotel in Vancouver
  • FREE $200 onboard ship spend per cabin
  • FREE Vancouver City & Lookout Tour

FREE Vancouver Sunset Diner Cruise

Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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