GRAND ALASKA TOUR

The best all-around package with added bonus — it’s fully escorted. So, you can just sit back, relax and leave the logistics to us! 

The Grand Alaska Tour is our most popular escorted tour which covers ALL the major highlights of Alaska.

The Grand Alaska escorted land tour is an experience of a lifetime. See spectacular mountains and valleys, watch wildlife in their natural habitats, and view enormous glaciers. This complete Alaska land tour vacation is a great option for small groups wishing to join an existing tour. The eleven departure dates range from mid-May through early September allowing for spring, summer and fall options. This is the perfect tour for previous cruisers to Alaska! Standard tours begin in Anchorage on Friday, and conclude in Anchorage on Sunday. Tour can be modified to include an enhanced meal plan and align with a cruise sailing.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY

Your Grand Alaska Tour begins when you arrive Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle and overnight in Anchorage (or purchase meet/transfer service).

Overnight: Anchorage
Meal: N/A

DAY 2 – SATURDAY

This morning board a deluxe motorcoach for today’s grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska’s Little Switzerland. Included entrance to the Valdez Museum. Welcome reception included this evening.

Overnight: Valdez

Meal: B

DAY 3 – SUNDAY

Late this morning, board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise.

Overnight: Valdez

Meals: B, L

DAY 4 – MONDAY

Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; better known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Overnight: Fairbanks

Meal: B

DAY 5 – TUESDAY

Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Travel back to the time when traditional riverboats plied the waterways of Alaska’s interior during the late 1800’s. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake.

Overnight: Fairbanks

Meal: B

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY

Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing Mt. McKinley, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to the award winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King.

Overnight: Denali National Park

Meal: B

DAY 7 – THURSDAY

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Open morning in Denali. This afternoon, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and sheep. This tour is approximately eight hours and includes a snack box dinner and hot beverage.

Overnight: Denali National Park

Meals: B, S

DAY 8 – FRIDAY

Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning travel by motorcoach to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on own to explore this quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Railcars.

Overnight: Anchorage

Meal: B

DAY 9 – SATURDAY

Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to theAlaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal and share tales from the road with your traveling companions.

Overnight: Anchorage

Meals: B, D

DAY 10 – SUNDAY

Your Grand Alaska Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport (or purchase meet/transfer service.)

Overnight: N/A

Meal: B

2017 Pricing

Early & Late Shoulder (May 12 & Sep 8)

Single Double Triple Quad
$3043 $2025 $1856 $1750

Mid-Shoulder (May 26 & Sep 1)

Single Double Triple Quad
$3618 $2568 $2225 $2143

Peak Summer Season (16 Jun - Aug 25)

Single Double Triple Quad
$3750 $2637 $2412 $2331
  • May 12, 2017
  • May 26, 2017
  • June 16, 2017
  • June 30, 2017
  • July 14, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • August 11, 2017
  • August 25, 2017
  • September 1, 2017
  • September 8, 2017

Grand Alaska Tour includes: 

  • Tour Director who will be with the group throughout the entire land tour
  • All deluxe private transfers throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • All applicable taxes
  • Sightseeing tours as indicated
  • Meals included: Buffet Breakfast – (9); Lunch – (1); Snack – (1); Welcome Reception – (1); Dinner – (1)
  • Overnight accommodations in 2.5 Star Hotels based on: Anchorage – The Lakefront Anchorage (formerly: Anchorage Millennium Hotel) or similar; Valdez – Best Western Valdez or similar; Fairbanks – River’s Edge Cottages or similar; Denali – Grizzly Bear Resort or similar. All rooms are run of house (ROH)

Not included:
Gratuities for local Tour Director and driver are not included in the tour quote. Recommended amount: $5.00 per person per day for the Tour Director and $5.00 per person per day for the Driver. Flights, insurance, and overnight cruises are NOT included.

Child Rate: applicable for children 11 & under. Deduct $255 per child from the room occupancy type. (for two adults and one child, rate would be three triple rates less child reduction)

“…a great BIG thank you for organising the trip to Alaska. I loved EVERY minute!”

–– Robyn W. (Australia)

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 This trip is a fully escorted departure, so hotels are locked into the program. However, you can add optional day excursions, arrival/departure transfers, meals and pre or post tour extensions. Simply speak with our friendly, Alaska-based team of experts!