Natural Wonders of Alaska
13 days from £3,349 per person
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.
Your holiday includes:
12 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
- 11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Icelandair or Air Canada from London Heathrow or Gatwick via Reykjavik or Vancouver. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Local Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Anchorage
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Anchorage.
Hilton Anchorage (3-star)
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. On our approach Valdez we witness the majestic waterfalls crashing at the side of the road.
Best Western Valdez (3-star)
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 a cruise into Prince William Sound. Watch out 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.
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, before continuing to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city.
Bridgewater Hotel, Fairbanks (3-star)
Located 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks enjoys 21 hours of daylight during summer and high temperatures. A city tour this morning explains the town’s gold-mining heritage and visits the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North. A cruise on board a sternwheeler riverboat, guided by local Fairbanks families, combines the colourful history of the river and native traditions, including a visit to a local village recreated by Athabascan Indians.
Fairbanks - Denali
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. This afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Denali Park Village Lodge (3-star)
A day to spend as you choose. Relax, enjoy some of the activities available in Denali or perhaps take in one of the Denali National Park Service Programmes.
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).
Grandview Inn, Wasilla (2T)
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, it’s 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.
Seward Windsong Lodge (3-star) or Gateway Hotel (3-star)
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.
Seward - Anchorage
We travel to Anchorage, stopping en route at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. 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. Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage this afternoon.
Hilton Anchorage (3-star)
Day 12 Anchorage - In flight
A morning at leisure to follow a local walking trail or do some last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 13 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.