Alaskan Coastal Cruise

Ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Breaching Humback Whale
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
  • Inside Passage
  • Sawyer Glacier
  • Tracy Arm
  • Yukon
  • Glacier Bay
  • Skagway
  • Vancouver
  • Alaska
  • North America
Tour Types
  • Wildlife
  • Cruise
Departure Points
  • London Heathrow
  • Gatwick
Day 1 - UK to Vancouver
Depart London on your scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2 - Vancouver
Check out from the hotel and transfer 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 onboard facilities.

Day 3 - 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 whales and bathing seals.

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 Tongass 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 8 - 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 9 - 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
01-May-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
15-May-2020 for 9 Nights London Heathrow Flight Included Visit Website
29-May-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website
19-Jun-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website
03-Jul-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website
21-Aug-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website
11-Sep-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website
18-Sep-2020 for 9 Nights London Gatwick Flight Included Visit Website

Touring with Mercury Holidays

Established in 1980, Mercury Holidays has been providing award-winning holidays, cruises and escorted tours for nearly four whole decades. Winners of 21 British Travel Awards in just three years, the company can provide an incredible range of tour options, all-inclusive breaks, rail journeys and river cruises in some of the most popular destinations in the world, and all at affordable prices. What’s more, Mercury Holidays prides itself on its excellent customer service and high level of repeat business, which explains why it has successfully become one of the UK’s leading tour operators.

In addition to offering fantastic holidays and escorted tours in 192 destinations worldwide, Mercury Holidays handpicks every hotel to ensure your getaway is synonymous with the team’s key values; quality and price. Whether you want an unforgettable trip to Antigua or an action-packed break in Vietnam, this company can help you plan your dream holiday. The team also specialises in offering a wide range of all-inclusive holidays, all designed to take the hassle out of planning a trip to your preferred destination.

When it comes to escorted tours, Mercury Holidays provides carefully planned itineraries, packed with extras and special touches. All tours include experienced local tour guides who accompany you throughout your experience and make sure your holiday is glitch-free from beginning to end. No matter which tour you choose, you’ll be taken beyond the norm and shown the true character of your chosen destination. Plus, there are no hidden extras as all flights, hotels, transfers and entry fees are included in the price. You can even add tailored extensions to your escorted tour holiday, enabling you to create your dream itinerary.

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