Traverse the Pacific coast by land and sea aboard one of Princess Cruise Lines’ lovely ships on a breathtaking journey that takes you from Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. Cruise the Sternwheeler Discovery and encounter Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. In a modern saloon, enjoy local dishes inspired by Fannie Q, the famed Alaskan pioneer. Ride a luxury domed railcar from Denali to Talkeetna, soak in views of the incredible landscapes from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as guides provide expert commentary. Travel deep into Denali National Park for the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Cruise through Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, taking in rugged natural wonders. Explore Alaska’s gorgeous capital, Juneau. Visit Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World.” This is Alaska as you always imagined.
This is the ideal tour for the traveler seeking a short but in depth look at Skagway’s natural and historical wonders. This tour showcases the best of everything that has made Skagway famous and parallels much of the train route to the White Pass Summit and beyond. Historical highlights include Brackett’s Toll Road, Dead Horse Gulch and spectacular views of the White Pass Rail. Also included is a visit to the Gold Rush Cemetery where the legendary Soapy Smith was laid to rest. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so be sure to bring along your camera. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Please note: A passport is required.
Climb aboard your Jet Boat – a marine mammal-friendly mode of transportation – and set sail for an incredible experience! Discover the Alaskan wildlife during an expedition that takes you up close to the whales, porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and other wildlife abundant in this area. Marvel at the sounds of nature and the sea – your tranquil soundtrack while a local expert narrates. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. WHILE IN JUNEAU, ONLY ONE OPTION MAY BE SELECTED. Due to the nature of this optional item, once purchased it will be nonrefundable. Please Note: Individuals must have the ability to board the vessel. There is a short walk from the ship to this option.
Experience Alaska’s most famous mode of travel during this “once in a lifetime” excursion operated by qualified Iditarod Mushers. Your very special adventure begins as you board your helicopter. The helicopter flight is only one part of this legendary experience, which includes flying over the Juneau Icefield to the dog camp, the kennel tour and the dogsled ride. When you take off, glaciers are seemingly within arm’s reach. Glacier-carved mountains will unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your flight to the camp. When you arrive at your destination, you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan Huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod and back country experiences and have the opportunity to ask questions. You’ll have ample photo opportunities and can dress up in original Iditarod trail gear and finishing bibs. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. WHILE IN JUNEAU, ONLY ONE OPTION MAY BE SELECTED. Due to the nature of this option, once purchased it will be nonrefundable. We strongly recommend purchasing this option 45 days in advance of your tour departure date in order to guarantee a spot. Availability will be limited on board the ship. Passengers weighing over 280 lbs (with clothes) will be charged an additional 100 USD for this option. All passengers are required to provide their weight at time of booking. Please Note: Dress warmly, in layers, and wear rubber soled shoes. There is a “no bag” policy — all bags brought will be stored in the tour office until the return of your flight. Depending on snow conditions, option may stop operating the third week in August.
Nothing compares to the total exhilaration of soaring above some of the most incredible scenery the world offers. Step aboard a helicopter for the adventure of a lifetime as you fly over Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau’s Ice Field, and breathtaking mountains. Then your helicopter will land on a glacier and your pilot will guide you on an interpretive walk on its surface! Glacier boots are provided. Book early to ensure confirmation of this truly memorable experience. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. WHILE IN JUNEAU ONLY 1 OPTION MAY BE SELECTED. Once purchased, this option is nonrefundable. Our waiver does not cover cancellation fees after purchase. We strongly recommend purchasing this option 45 days in advance of your tour date in order to guarantee a spot. Availability will be limited onboard the ship. All passengers are required to provide their weight at time of booking. Passengers weighing over 280 lbs (with clothes) will be charged an additional 100 USD for this option. Please note: Dress warmly, in layers, and wear rubber soled shoes. There is a “no bag” policy — all bags brought will be stored in the tour office until the return of your flight. Actual flight time is 25 minutes. There is a short walk from the ship to this option.
Experience the magnificent beauty of Misty Fjord National Monument, a 2.1 million acre park covered by glaciers ages ago. Your pilot will narrate as you soar over majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, and jewel-like lakes to discover some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Sheer walls of granite rise over 3,000 feet comprising a truly awe-inspiring sight. Get a different perspective when you land on a wilderness lake to experience the tranquility of the Alaskan wilderness in a truly remote setting. Just don’t forget your camera for this amazing experience! Duration approximately 2 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Please note: Actual flight time is approximately 90 minutes. Passengers weighing over 280 lbs will be charged a 50% surcharge for this option. All passengers are required to provide their weight at time of booking.
Your tour opens in Fairbanks*, in the great state of Alaska, on an adventure that brings together the best of both land and sea.
Step aboard an amazing cruise on the popular Sternwheeler Discovery, an unforgettable journey showcasing Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Make stops along the way to meet the people and get a taste of local life. Take a scenic motor coach ride to Denali National Park. Tonight, enjoy an authentic meal at Fannie Q’s Saloon, where you’ll dig into dishes inspired by the Alaskan mining pioneer Fannie “Q” Quigley.
This morning, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour** which affords the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Learn about the history of the park and see why Denali is one of the top three reasons that people visit Alaska. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Your day begins with a scenic train ride to Talkeetna. Savor every moment inside your luxury domed railcar. View the incredible landscape from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary. Head to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge where, from the moment you arrive, you’ll know you are somewhere special. This comfy Alaskan lodge invites the ultimate experience, overlooking Denali and the Alaskan Range with one of the most inspirational views of the mountain found anywhere. There will be plenty of time to explore the area or enjoy a host of recreational activities.
Depart for your ship, stopping en route in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Continue with a scenic drive along the Alaska Range. Pass the amazing Turnagain Arm, a deep glacial fjord, and arrive in the port of Whittier where you’ll embark on your 7-night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort designed to make your stay on board truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state-of-the-art lounges and a myriad of dining options. While on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included.
Your ship cruises past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers. Have your camera ready and take in the natural beauty of the glacier's stunning surface.
Cruise through Glacier Bay, a spectacular national park and preserve that is a treasure trove of tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. Its rich world of marine life and large concentration of tidewater glaciers is Alaska at its best.
Relive Alaska's Gold Rush days in this “Gateway to the Klondike” and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In historic Skagway, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting and cries of “gold in the Yukon!” can still be heard.
From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, there is so much to explore in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau.
Your port of call today is Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the “City of Totems.” Located on the tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles.
A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage.
Your cruise ends this morning in the vibrant Canadian city of Vancouver, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your tour to the last of the great frontiers.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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Back in 1918, when Jack Collette started the company, the first tour to ever run was made up of a jitney bus of travellers that left Boston, Massachusetts headed for Florida. This three-week adventure cost just $61.50! At that time few could have foreseen that nearly 100 years later, that same company would be taking guests from around the world to all seven continents.
Collette believe that a true travel experience starts and ends with people and they pride themselves in creating adventures which take you on a journey around the world. They offer over 150 tours taking you to the national parks of North America, the wonders of Central and South America, the culture of Europe, the ancient sites of Asia, the wildlife of Africa and the outback of Australia. Their extensive travel experience and local expertise, developed over their 100 year history, means they take you to the main sights but also to places rarely visited and those you have always dreamed of exploring. Their aim is to deliver authentic experiences so on their tours you can expect to experience and try your hand at local crafts and traditions, meet the locals and see a lifestyle often very different to your own.
Travelling is such an enriching experience, but it is not always straight forward. Language and cultural differences can be a challenge, but Collette have it covered. They have their own experts on the ground who speak the language and understand the customs, and they have designed tours to maximise your stay in your chosen destination. They have organised all the details with airlines, accommodation, transportation, meals, sightseeing and more to ensure your tour runs seamlessly. They transport you from A to B in comfort, so you can sit back, relax and really make the most of your travels.
Collette offer you their ‘Best Value’ approach. Their tours are inclusive of any domestic transportation, accommodation, most meals, daily tours including entrance fees, local guides and exceptional Tour Managers. When you book a flight inclusive tour with them, they will also transport you in style in your own private door to door airport transfers. All you have to pay for are any non-included meals, drinks and non-included excursions – not to mention the odd souvenir along the way! Before you travel, Collette includes, with your full itinerary, details on how to download your personal App for use on tour. The App will become your new travel friend, and is packed with useful information including all the details about your flights and accommodation on tour, useful weather updates, city maps, and restaurant and attraction recommendations. You can also use it to share photos via social media.