Alaskan Coastal Cruise

Breaching Humback Whale
Ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Grizzly Bears Glacier National Park
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Mercury Holidays

Discover the last frontier of soaring snow-dusted peaks, teal waterways inhabited by patient salmon hunting grizzlies, an endless blanket of spruce forests and a wealth of small town hill dwellings on our sensational 8-day cruise. During your voyage, admire architectural remnants of the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway, witness the spectacle of gargantuan glaciers splitting into ice rivers and spot fauna filled fjords as you cruise the Inside Passage.

Highlights
  • Observe Alaskan wildlife along the Inside Passage
  • Marvel at the colossal Sawyer Glacier carving its way through the Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Explore Alaska's capital city, Juneau
  • Enjoy relics of the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway
  • On board commentary by an experienced ranger as you sail through Glacier National Park
Destinations visited
  • Inside Passage
  • Sawyer Glacier
  • Tracy Arm
  • Yukon
  • Glacier Bay
  • Skagway
  • Vancouver
  • Alaska
  • North America
Tags
  • Wildlife
Day 1 - UK to Vancouver
Depart London on your scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the city's port to board your cruise ship, which will set sail late afternoon. You will have plenty of time to relax following your flight and take full advantage of the ship's plentiful on-board facilities.

Day 2 - Alaskan Cruise - The Inside Passage
Leaving Vancouver behind your ship will trace the outline of North America's most scenic coastal landscape, weaving through islands of the Pacific Coast known as the Inside Passage. Boasting wildlife filled fjords and evergreen-coated scenery, position yourself on the upper deck for the best chance to observe soaring eagles, grizzly bears, breaching wales and bathing seals.

Day 3 - Alaskan Cruise - Tracy Arm Inlet & Juneau
Weather permitting, the ship will navigate the 30-mile long Tracy Arm Fjord to view the mammoth Sawyer Glacier which oversees a slow-moving river of ice. After lunch you'll arrive in Juneau, Alaska's state capital, in which there are a number of optional excursions on offer including dog sledging with huskies, whale watching and a helicopter ride over the glacier.

Day 4 - Alaskan Cruise - Skagway
The ship arrives in Skagway this morning where it remains all day, leaving plenty of time to explore this charming relic of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Wooden sidewalks and turn-of-the-century buildings will take you back to the lawless living of pioneer days. Shore excursions are also aplenty; we recommend you take a fascinating ride on the restored carriages along the old White Pass and Yukon railroad through the Alaskan wilderness.

Day 5 - Alaskan Cruise - Glacier Bay
Today enjoy a tour highlight as your cruise ship slowly enters Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of majestic humpback whales, black bears and Yukon wolves. A national park ranger will come on board to provide a detailed commentary of your wild surroundings and answer any questions you have. You may also have the chance to witness a monumental chunk of ice splitting off one of the eight gargantuan glaciers.

Day 6 - Alaskan Cruise - Ketchikan
After a morning of cruising, the ship will arrive at the city of Ketchikan, a small metropolis that clutches the shores of the Tongrass Narrow. Explore this charming area in your own time, wandering along Creek Street, through the Totem Pole Park or pick one of the optional wildlife excursions such as a bear adventure by floatplane or an Alaskan fishing experience.

Day 7 - Alaskan Cruise - The Inside Passage
Your final full day on board will be spent returning through the Inside Passage allowing you more time to appreciate the area's distinct beauty, observe its natural inhabitants or simply relax.

Day 8 - Cruise Disembark to UK
This morning arrive back at Vancouver's port where you will disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights
  • All airport taxes and security charges

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
25-Aug-2018 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
08-Sep-2018 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
22-Sep-2018 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
11-May-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
18-May-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
01-Jun-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
22-Jun-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
06-Jul-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
24-Aug-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
14-Sep-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included
21-Sep-2019 for 8 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included

Why Mercury Holidays?

Mercury Holidays have been operating for over 36 years and have more recently added a fantastic range of escorted tours to their portfolio of holidays. They have grown from small beginnings to become one of the UK's leading independent Tour Operators. They specialise in arranging award-winning package holidays, escorted tours and river cruises to destinations the world over - and all at unbelievable prices!

Their escorted tours offer the ideal choice for those seeking the value of a carefully planned itinerary along with the security and reassurance of a knowledgeable and experienced local guide on hand to ensure your touring holiday is nothing short of perfection. Packed with special touches and little extras, their itineraries will show you the true character of each destination and take you beyond the norm, whether your chosen destination is closer to home or far-flung. They also offer a price match guarantee if you find a like for like tour for less.

There are no hidden extras in their tours, and all flights, accommodation, transfers and entry fees are included. They also offer tailored extensions to create your perfect tour holiday itinerary. If you’re travelling solo, where possible they have secured a limited number of places without a single supplement on each escorted tour. These are strictly subject to availability and once they are all booked a supplement may apply.

Another multi-award winning company, they have scooped no less than 8 British Travel Awards and 90% of their clients are more than satisfied with their service.

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