- Mountains in Denali National Park
Natural Wonders of Alaska
- VIP door to door
Explore America’s last frontier
Sculpted by ice and fire and characterised by glaciers and snow-capped peaks, Alaska offers adventure in spades.
As you journey through the state’s canyons and national parks - by road, rail and sea - you’ll spot incredible wildlife including seals, sea lions and porpoises, learn about the native Athabascan Indian culture, and travel through some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in Alaska.
It’s a tour guaranteed to leave you stirred by the power of Mother Nature.
11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
Local tour manager
- International flights†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- Visits to Valdez Museum; Athabascan Indian Village; and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North
- Prince William Sound cruise with Columbia Glacier
- Entrance to Wrangell-St Elias Visitor Center; the Alaska SeaLife Center; and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (with guided tour)
- City tours of Fairbanks and Anchorage
- Riverboat Discovery cruise on board a Fairbanks sternwheeler
- Scenic drives along Parks Highway, Hatcher Pass and Seward Highway
- Train ride from Fairbanks to Denali
†Prices are based on return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow or Gatwick via Reykjavik. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Day 1 UK to Anchorage
- Day 2 Anchorage to Valdez
- Day 3 Prince William Sound to Columbia Glacier
- Day 4 Wrangell-St Elias National Park - Fairbanks
- Day 5 Fairbanks
- Day 6 - 7 Denali
- Day 8 Wasilla
- Day 9 Hatcher Pass to Anchorage to Seward
- Day 10 Seward
- Day 11 Anchorage
- Day 12 Anchorage to UK
- Day 13 UK
Best Western Valdez
Bridgewater Hotel, Fairbanks
Denali Park Village Lodge
Grandview Inn, Wasilla
Seward Windsong Lodge
Day 1 UK to Anchorage
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Anchorage.
Day 2 Anchorage to Valdez
We travel north through the glacier-carved valley of Matanuska-Susitna. They grow the enormous vegetables here, in the 24-hour daylight.
We follow the Matanuska River upstream into the mountains and spend the afternoon travelling through the spectacular mountain passes. On our approach to Valdez we’ll witness the majestic waterfalls crashing at the side of the road.
Day 3 Prince William Sound to Columbia Glacier
We take a step back into the history of Copper River Valley with a visit to Valdez Museum.
The rest of our day is dedicated to the natural wonders of Alaskan sea life, beautiful fjords and magnificent glaciers as we take a cruise into Prince William Sound - the vast fjord created by Alaska’s iconic Columbia Glacier.
We’ll view the dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean as we watch out for seals, otters, sea lions and porpoises.
Day 4 Wrangell-St Elias National Park - Fairbanks
We continue our journey to the impressive sights and spectacular mountain scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangell-St Elias National Park.
We’ll make a stop at the Visitor Center, before continuing to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city.
Day 5 Fairbanks
Located 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks enjoys 21 hours of daylight during summer and high temperatures. A city tour this morning brings to life the town’s gold-mining heritage and we’ll stop at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North.
A cruise on board a sternwheeler riverboat, guided by local Fairbanks families, combines the colourful history of the river and native traditions, including a visit to a local village recreated by Athabascan Indians.
Day 6 - 7 Denali
On day six, we join the Alaska railroad for a memorable rail journey through some of the most scenic and rugged terrain in Alaska, winding through dramatic canyons as we approach Denali.
The following day is at leisure to relax, enjoy some of the activities available in Denali or perhaps take in one of the Denali National Park Service Programmes.
Day 8 Wasilla
This morning is free in Denali before we travel down the Parks Highway to Wasilla. Weather permitting, we’ll get a view of splendid Denali (formerly Mount McKinley).
Day 9 Hatcher Pass to Anchorage to Seward
We travel up to Hatcher Pass, a mountain pass named after Robert Hatcher, a prospector and miner. Situated in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, it’s a beautiful alpine valley with a spectacular glacier view.
We continue to Anchorage before heading towards the harbour town of Seward along the picturesque Seward Highway. Brimming with waterfalls, blue glaciers, mountains, tranquil ponds and stormy ocean fjords, this highway is like a destination in itself.
Day 10 Seward
Our day starts with a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center, a world-class marine research and rehabilitation facility for sick and injured marine animals including endangered Steller sea lions and harbour seals, as well as sea birds. Situated on the shores of beautiful Resurrection Bay, there’ll be free time to explore here before returning to our hotel.
The afternoon is free; maybe visit the Seward Museum, which displays the town’s history through photos and documents, from its first native inhabitants through to the earthquake of 1964.
Day 11 Anchorage
We travel to Anchorage, stopping en route at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. A local expert will take us on a guided tour, educating us on the land mammals of Alaska with the chance of viewing bears, moose and caribou in their natural setting.
Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage this afternoon.
Day 12 Anchorage to UK
A morning at leisure to follow a local walking trail or do some last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 13 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
As Alaska is a beautiful and remote part of the world, the tourism infrastructure can be basic, especially outside major tourist areas.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.