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Natural Wonders of Alaska

13 days from £3,349 per person

Summary

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

Plus:

  • 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

Plus

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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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.

    Hilton Anchorage (3-star)


  • 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. On our approach Valdez we witness the majestic waterfalls crashing at the side of the road.

    Best Western Valdez (3-star)


  • 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 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.


  • 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, before continuing to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city.

    Bridgewater Hotel, Fairbanks (3-star)


  • Day 5 Fairbanks

    Fairbanks

    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.


  • Day 6 Fairbanks University

    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)


  • Day 7 Alaska Rail Road

    Denali

    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.


  • 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).

    Grandview Inn, Wasilla (2T)


  • 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, 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)


  • 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 11 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    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

    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.

    In flight


  • VIP Inbound

    Day 13 UK

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

    Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

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