Grand Slam Alaska

9 Day Land Only from $6299

August 27 – September 4, 2021

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Day 1: Anchorage Arrival Day

Arrive in the metropolitan city of Anchorage, Alaska today! We will greet you upon arrival and escort you to your luxury accommodations for this evening. Anchorage has much to offer if you wish to explore. Downtown offers many quaint shops and unique culinary delights. You might also consider a float plane sightseeing adventure over the Chugach mountains.

Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: The Lakefront, Anchorage

Day 2: Prince William Sound, Columbia Glacier & Marine Wildlife

Board the Alaska Railroad for a scenic ride along Turnagain Arm, through the famous Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to the port city of Whittier, Alaska.  The Stan Stephens family and their fleet of vessels will take you on an escorted adventure into stunning Columbia Bay, where crystal blue icebergs tower over you. Keep your cameras ready for photos of whales, sea otters, harbor seals, eagles, and other birds. Tonight your home will be Valdez, the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Totem Suites, Valdez​

Day 3: Waterfalls of Keystone Canyon, Wrangell St-Elias National Park, and Fairbanks

Breakfast will help get your day started, and then its off to explore Keystone Canyon!  It is here that you will find the rushing waters of Bridal Veil and Horsetail Falls cradled between sheer black cliffs. After a picture stop you will dramatically ascend to the top of Thompson Pass with a stop at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park visitors center. Then continue on to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Sleep well tonight for your next few days will be packed with cultural and historical activities.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Bear Lodge, Fairbanks

Day 4: Full Day of Fairbanks Touring

Begin with a journey aboard the Riverboat Discovery for a three hour narrated tour along the Chena waterways.  Make a stop in an authentic Athabascan village where you will learn about the Alaska Natives’ ability to live off the land and cope with the extremes of Mother Nature. Visit Trail Breaker Kennels where you will enjoy an exclusive, educational Iditarod show and luncheon. Dine with an Alaska Salmon Bake followed by the Palace Theatre Saloon show this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Bear Lodge, Fairbanks

Day 5: Big Five Wildlife of Denali National Park

Get ready for adventure! Board your motorcoach for a trip to the entrance of Denali National Park. Upon arrival board a sightseeing bus which will take you 92.5 miles deep into Denali to Kantishna, your home for the next two days. During the 5 hour ride, keep your eyes open and cameras ready to capture moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, brown bears and of course Mt. Denali.  Before you reach the destination of Kantishna, you will pass by the reflective waters of Wonder Lake.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Denali Backcountry Lodge, Kantishna​

Day 6: Adventure Day in Denali National Park

Wake up to true nature this morning. This wilderness setting is what so many dream of when they visit Denali and Alaska each year.  You are one of the lucky few who actually get to go face to face with Mother Nature. Enjoy a day of relaxation or spend your day hiking, mountain biking, or gold panning. Optional flightseeing tour of Mt. Denali is available.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Denali Backcountry Lodge, Kantishna

Day 7: Denali National Park, Alaska Railroad and Talkeetna

After a hearty breakfast you will board your bus for a 5 hour wildlife tour back to the park entrance with another chance to see the “Big Five”. This afternoon you board the first class style seating of the Alaska Railroad for a 4-hour journey to Talkeetna with lunch enjoyed en route. This evening’s lodging will give you a chance to visit the quaint town of Talkeetna.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.             Hotel Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna

Day 8: Anchorage Museum

After a hearty breakfast this morning, it’s on to the bustling city of Anchorage where you’ll tour the beautiful Anchorage Museum. Remain in Anchorage for dinner and an overnight at the Lakefront Hotel.  If you have added a cruise that departs tonight, you will continue on down the Kenai Peninsula to board your ship.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.             Overnight: The Lakefront, Anchorage

Day 9: Fly Home

Enjoy breakfast, then transfer to the Anchorage airport for your homeward bound flight.

Breakfast Included.