Discover the very best of Alaska.
Includes return flights from the UK. Join a breathtaking escorted tour through Alaska with Travelmarvel. Beginning with an Inside Passage cruise, admire the scenery of Denali National Park as you travel to Fairbanks.
- Home to stunning glacial rivers, enormous peaks and unspoiled tundra, you’ll soon be enchanted by Denali National Park.
- Venture into breathtaking Denali aboard the McKinley Explorer
- Encounter some of the world’s most phenomenal coastline scenery during a seven-night cruise aboard Holland America Line
Day 1: Depart London, Arrive Vancouver
Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, you will meet your friendly Tour Director.
Accommodation: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
Day 2: Vancouver, Embark Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast this morning, then transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.
Accommodation: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam or ms Noordam
Day 3: Inside Passage
Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy a full day on the open waters at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides through the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship.
Day 4: Ketchikan
This morning after breakfast, you will arrive in the beautiful Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure.
Day 5: Juneau
Today your journey brings you to the Alaskan capital of Juneau, located at the foot of grand mountain peaks. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (all at own expense).
Day 6: Skagway
Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the local wildlife (own expense).
Day 7: Glacier Bay National Park
Wake to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park and discover why the area has received World Heritage status. Gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers join you on board to talk about this region.
Day 8: Day at Sea
Today marks your final day on board. You’ll spend the day cruising north through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska and enjoying the fresh ocean air and endless horizon. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the serenity.
Day 9: Disembark Ship, Seward, Anchorage
After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you will disembark upon arrival into the Alaskan city of Seward. You will then travel to Anchorage via the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.
Accommodation: Anchorage Hotel
Day 10: Anchorage, Denali
Today you will travel on the McKinley Explorer to Denali. Enjoy incredible 360-degree views as you look out the large glass-dome windows, which run the full length of the car. Full bar service is also available upstairs for purchase and on the lower level you will find an outdoor viewing platform and a restaurant.
Accommodation: Two Nights, Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort
Day 11: Denali National Park
Enjoy exploring the work of wildlife biologists and discover why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska.
Day 12: Denali, Fairbanks
Get a feel for Fairbanks life today as you cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler. You’ll be transported into the Alaskan wilderness and go ashore for a tour through a replica of an Athabascan Indian village. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the river, seeing local wildlife along the way. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Westmark, Fairbanks Hotel
Day 13: Depart Fairbanks
Your incredible journey of Alaska comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Day 14: Arrive London
Arrive back in London today.
Touring with APT
A family-owned company since its creation in the 1920s, APT began when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill’s son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia’s dynamic travel industry via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT group today. Throughout the years they’ve grown from offering domestic travel in Australia to offering high quality touring in destinations in Asia like Myanmar and the Mekong, as well as the US and South America.
They have a fully-inclusive pricing policy, so you can relax knowing that all those essential, but often overlooked details are included too: overseas transfers, taxes, luggage porterage, plus port charges and tipping where applicable. Delight in quality, hand-picked accommodation in a range of leading hotels and resorts, set in central or unique locations. Enjoy enriching sightseeing and discover iconic sights and hidden gems on a range of guided sightseeing excursions, including special Signature Invitations or Insider Experiences. You’ll also savour sumptuous cuisine throughout your holiday, showcasing a variety of local meals and world-class dishes.