Alaska: America's Last Frontier

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Start:USA
Finish:USA
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Journey through America’s last great frontier to discover awe-inspiring beauty, inviting locals, and rich cultural heritage. Learn the art of gold panning from two local sisters in Fairbanks. Tour Fairbanks and see the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline up close. Meet mushers and the dogs of the Trail Breaker Kennel. Travel the scenic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali in a domed railcar. Head deep into Denali National Park on a full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour. Experience small-town Alaskan life in Talkeetna. Meet new furry friends at Musk Ox Farm. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to delve into the region’s indigenous culture. Embark on a glacier cruise of Prince William Sound, narrated by an expert guide. This is Alaska – a land without parallel. .......read more
Highlights
  • Embark on a Tundra Wilderness tour with an expert in Denali National Park.
  • Enjoy a scenic glacier cruise of Prince William Sound.
  • View the scenery from Fairbanks to Denali aboard a deluxe domed railcar.
  • Dine on the grounds of the champion owned Trail Breaker Kennel.
  • Sample beers and local fare at an Alaskan brewery dinner.
  • Learn about Alaska’s gold mining past through the voices of two local sisters, and try your hand at panning for paydirt.
  • Visit a Musk Ox Farm and learn about the sustainable domestication project.
  • Get a local’s perspective on the Alaskan way of life during an interactive discussion.
Experiences
  • Learn about Alaska’s gold mining past through the voices of two local sisters, and try your hand at panning for paydirt.
  • Visit a Musk Ox Farm and learn about the sustainable domestication project.
  • Get a local’s perspective on the Alaskan way of life during an interactive discussion.

Itinerary

Location: Fairbanks

Your Alaskan adventure begins with a 3-night stay in Fairbanks – the “golden heart city.” Discover this gold rush boomtown’s unique mix of contemporary culture and rich history.

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Location: Fairbanks

Tap into Alaska’s “golden heart” with a visit to a locally owned gold panning experience, where you’ll learn about the region’s gold mining past and try your hand at panning for some paydirt yourself. Get to know Fairbanks on a city tour, including a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, an engineering marvel that delivers oil across the state to the port city of Valdez. After some free time this afternoon, you’ll visit legendary Trail Breaker Kennel where you’ll meet mushers and their happy pups. Witness the dogs in their element on a training run before enjoying dinner on the kennel’s scenic property.

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Location: Fairbanks

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the city of Fairbanks. Take this opportunity to relax explore the diverse options the city has to offer. Look into the past at the Antique Auto Museum, where vintage cars sit between timely artifacts and fashionable designer dresses from times gone by, or take a ride on the Riverboat Discovery to get a glimpse into everyday life along Alaska’s rivers.

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Location: Fairbanks, Denali

Behold beautiful scenery as you relax and have breakfast in a deluxe domed railcar on your way to Denali National Park. Upon arrival in Denali, enjoy some free time to explore the Visitors Center. After it’s your choice! Join your Tour Manager on an easy hike and discover wildflowers and gorgeous views in every direction -OR- take a bus to enjoy free time on the Denali Park Strip to shop and enjoy the scenery. The evening is yours to discover Denali as you please.

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Location: Denali

Bring your binoculars and camera as you head deep into Denali National Park on a full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour.* Travel over 50 miles into the heart of the park and enjoy a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s abundant wildlife.

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Location: Denali, Talkeetna

Leave Denali National Park behind and step into small-town life in Talkeetna. Check into the iconic Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, perched on a ridge offering unforgettable views of Denali. Perhaps you will take an optional flightseeing tour and witness the park’s breathtaking beauty from the air before landing on a glacier for incomparable views of the Alaskan Range. Later, meet up with a local for a discussion on the down-to-earth Alaskan lifestyle before dinner and beer at one of Alaska’s most popular micro-brewers.

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Location: Talkeetna, Anchorage

On your way to Anchorage, discover the pastoral charm of Matanuska Valley. Enjoy free time in Palmer for lunch before you take a step into the past with a visit to a Musk Ox Farm. Learn about the Musk Ox project – a sustainable domestication effort that has worked to preserve, protect, and increase awareness for these wooly creatures since 1954. Get acquainted with Anchorage on a panoramic city tour before enjoying an evening at leisure to discover what Alaska’s largest city has to offer.

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Location: Anchorage

Delve into the area’s indigenous culture this morning at the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you’ll learn about Alaska Native customs, dances, songs local crafts. Head to Whittier and embrace the sheer magnitude of Alaska’s natural beauty on a glacier cruise* through Prince William Sound. Listen to an expert narrate your journey through a geological wonderland as blue skies collide with stark white glaciers and playful otters dip in and out of the calm waters. Tonight, gather at a local restaurant to toast to your journey through America’s last great frontier.

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Location: Anchorage

Your Alaskan adventure comes to a close today.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Drinks with Meals
    (non-alcoholic)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Train Tickets
    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Tipping and Gratuities

FAQ

No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

Dates

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

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Start:USA
Finish:USA
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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