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Natural Wonders of Alaska

13 days from £3,349 per person
INCLUDED DRINKS PACKAGE - 2020 DEPARTURES Book by 31 December 2019 – see important information below for T&C's

Sculpted by ice and fire and characterised by glaciers and snow-capped peaks, Alaska offers adventure in spades. As you journey through the state’s canyons and national parks - by road, rail and sea - you’ll spot incredible wildlife including seals, sea lions and porpoises, learn about the native Athabascan Indian culture, and travel through some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in Alaska. It’s a tour guaranteed to leave you stirred by the power of Mother Nature.

12 included excursions and visits

  • Visits to Valdez Museum; Athabascan Indian Village on the Chena River; and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North
  • Prince William Sound cruise with Columbia Glacier
  • Entrance to Wrangell-St Elias Visitor Centre; the Alaska SeaLife Center; and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre (with guided tour)
  • City tours of Fairbanks and Anchorage
  • Riverboat Discovery cruise on board a Fairbanks sternwheeler
  • Scenic drives along Parks Highway, Hatcher Pass and Seward Highway
  • Train ride from Fairbanks to Denali

Including...

  • 11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a local Titan tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow or Gatwick via Reykjavik. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

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Natural Wonders of Alaska


VIP Outbound3

UK - Anchorage

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival we transfer to the Hilton Anchorage (3T) for an overnight stay.

Hilton Anchorage (3T)


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Day 2 MatanuskaSusitna

Anchorage - Valdez

Today we travel north through the glacier-carved valley of Matanuska-Susitna where the enormous vegetables of Alaska are grown in the 24-hour daylight. We follow the Matanuska River upstream into the mountains where we spend the afternoon travelling through the spectacular mountain passes as we drive by mighty glaciers. On our approach to our next stop we witness the majestic waterfalls crashing at the side of the road. On arrival in Valdez we transfer to the Best Western Valdez (3T) for a two-night stay.

Best Western Valdez (3T)


Day 2 MatanuskaSusitna
Day 3 Prince William Sound

Prince William Sound - Columbia Glacier

This morning we take a step back into the history of Copper River Valley with a visit to Valdez Museum. The rest of today is dedicated to the natural wonders of Alaskan sea life, beautiful fjords and magnificent glaciers as we take the included cruise into Prince William Sound, following the path of British explorer Captain James Cook. We will have the opportunity to observe sea life up close, watch for seals, otters, sea lions and porpoises. Cruise into the vast fjord created by Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier and view the dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean.


Day 3 Prince William Sound
Day 4 WrangellSt Elias National Park

Valdez - Wrangell-St Elias National Park - Fairbanks

We depart Valdez and continue our journey to the impressive sights and spectacular mountain scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangell-St Elias National Park. We make a stop at the visitor centre which provides information of the park in its entirety, including a 3D interactive map display and the chance to meet a park ranger. We continue to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city at the end of the Alaska Highway, where we check in to the Bridgewater Hotel (3T), our home for the next two nights.

Bridgewater Hotel, Fairbanks (3T)


Day 4 WrangellSt Elias National Park
Day 5 Fairbanks

Fairbanks

Located 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, during the summer months we can enjoy as much as 21 hours of daylight, with high temperatures. Our day begins with a city tour where we learn about its gold-mining heritage and visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North, where you can discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s people. A cruise on board a sternwheeler riverboat then combines the colourful history of the river and native traditions. Our Riverboat Discovery cruise is guided by local Fairbanks families and includes a visit to a local village, recreated by Athabascan Indians. This evening is at leisure.


Day 5 Fairbanks
Day 6 Fairbanks University

Fairbanks - Denali

We transfer to Fairbanks train station where we join the Alaska railroad for a memorable rail journey through some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in Alaska, winding through dramatic canyons as we approach Denali. On arrival, we transfer to the Denali Park Village Lodge (3T) for the next two nights. This afternoon and evening will be at leisure.

Denali Park Village Lodge (3T)


Day 6 Fairbanks University
Day 7 Alaska Rail Road

Denali

A day at leisure to relax, enjoy some of the activities available in Denali or perhaps take in one of the Denali National Park Service Programmes. Your tour manager will be on hand to assist you.


Day 7 Alaska Rail Road
Day 8 denali national park

Denali - Wasilla

This morning is at leisure in Denali before we travel down the Parks Highway to Wasilla, where, weather permitting, you will get a view of Denali (formerly Mount McKinley). Our overnight stay is at the Grandview Inn (2T), Wasilla where we can relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Chugach Range.

Grandview Inn, Wasilla (2T)


Day 8 denali national park
Day 10 Seward Highway

Wasilla - Hatcher Pass - Anchorage - Seward

This morning we travel up to Hatcher Pass, a mountain pass named after Robert Hatcher, a prospector and miner, situated in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, a beautiful alpine valley with a spectacular glacier view. We continue to Anchorage before heading towards the harbour town of Seward along the picturesque Seward Highway. Brimming with waterfalls, blue glaciers, mountains, tranquil ponds and stormy ocean fjords, this highway is like a destination in itself. We arrive at the Seward Windsong Lodge (3T) for an evening at leisure and an overnight stay.

Seward Windsong Lodge (3T)


Day 10 Seward Highway
Day 9 Chugach Range

Seward

Our day starts with a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center, a world-class marine research and rehabilitation facility for sick and injured marine animals including endangered Steller sea lions and harbour seals, as well as sea birds. Situated on the shores of beautiful Resurrection Bay, there will be free time to explore here before returning to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Maybe visit the Seward Museum which displays the town’s history through photos and documents, from its first native inhabitants through to the devastating earthquake of 1964.


Day 9 Chugach Range
Day 11 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Seward - Anchorage

We travel to Anchorage, stopping en route at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where a local expert will take us on a guided tour educating us on the land mammals of Alaska with the chance of viewing bears, moose and caribou in their natural setting. After a brief city tour, we transfer to the Hilton Anchorage (3T) for our overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure, with further opportunities for a fantastic wildlife adventure.

Hilton Anchorage (3T)


Day 11 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Day 12 Anchorage

Day 12 Anchorage - In flight

Morning at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a local walking trail or some last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

In flight


Day 12 Anchorage

Day 13 UK

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Important Information

Visa is not included, please call for details Please note: • Due to the nature of the terrain in Alaska, a good level of mobility is required for some excursions • Alaska is a unique and beautiful part of the world; however visitors should bear in mind that the tourism infrastructure can be basic, especially outside major tourist areas.

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Natural Wonders of Alaska

13 days from £3,349 per person