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Denali National Park & Wild Alaska

12 days Land & Cruise Tours
North America’s highest peak is known by many names: to the indigenous Athabaskan people, the mountain is Denali, or “the great one.” You’ll understand why when you see it towering over the surrounding landscape. After exploring the wilds of Denali National Park, you’ll embark on a cruise through the winding waterways of the Inside Passage, where you’ll discover glacier country and Gold Rush towns, before ending in dynamic, dramatic Vancouver.

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Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

Local cuisine with beer or wine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels and 7 nights aboard the Celebrity Millennium

  • Buffet breakfast daily; 6 lunches and 7 dinners on board the ship; plus, 1 lunch and 3 three-course dinners, including wine or beer, on land

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Select entrance fees

Anchorage, Alaska1 night Hotel info

Day 1

Fly to Anchorage, a thriving city set amid spectacular natural wonders. A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel.

Denali National Park1 night Hotel info

Day 2

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the Alaska Railroad via Talkeetna, a small community said to have inspired the television series Northern Exposure. Admire the stunning views from aboard your train as you travel toward Denali National Park, over Hurricane Gulch and into the majestic Alaska Range. Enjoy an included dinner with your group tonight.

Wasilla, Alaska1 night Hotel info

Day 3

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included entrances: Denali National Park

A full day of sightseeing immerses you in the scenery, flora and fauna of Denali National Park. Encompassing 6 million acres, the park dwarfs the entire state of Massachusetts. Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain, is known as “The Mountain.” McKinley is so big that it even has its own weather system. You’ll enjoy lunch in the park and reach Wasilla tonight in time for an included dinner.

Cruise7 nights Hotel info

Day 4

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s explorations of the Kenai Peninsula begin in Portage for views of the Explorer and Portage Glaciers. You might witness the “calving” of the icebergs into Portage Lake. At the nearby visitors’ center, you’ll also view the award-winning documentary Voices from the Ice, the story of the Chugach Mountain glaciers. Next, head to Big Game Alaska Wildlife Center to spot bison, caribou, eagles and elk in a natural habitat. Reach the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, known for its dramatic tidal “turns” that create 10-foot walls of water. Cross the peninsula to Tern Lake and Summit Lake and the small town of Moose Pass. Then travel along the Kenai Mountain Range into Seward, where you’ll board your ship for the cruise portion of your Alaskan adventure.

Day 5

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a morning at sea, reveling in your ship’s luxurious accommodations or simply watching the spectacular scenery from the deck. In the afternoon, cruise past North Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. The Hubbard is an anomaly. While almost all current glaciers have retreated and thinned during the last century, the Hubbard has advanced, earning it the name “Galloping Glacier.” In 2002, its overflow created the second-largest glacial flood in modern times.

Day 6

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A blend of cosmopolitan city and frontier town, Juneau is often referred to as “little San Francisco.” The Alaskan capital is impossible to reach by land, making your one-day stay here a unique experience. During your free time, take a journey to the stunning Mendenhall Glacier or take part in an authentic Alaskan clambake.

Day 7

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Skagway, the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Skagway was the starting point for prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. On your free day, you might relive early American history with a trip to the saloon or a vintage streetcar ride through town. Choose from a variety of excursions, including a helicopter ride over the surrounding glaciers.

Day 8

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise the Icy Straits as your journey becomes a whale watch for a day. These waterways provide an ideal environment and feeding space for several important whale species, from humpbacks to minkes to orcas. You can choose to spend the day searching for the elusive Alaskan brown bear in the bordering forests, taking a “flightseeing” (floatplane tour) of Glacier Bay or riding a historic tram through the Southeast Alaska rainforest.

Day 9

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your next port of call is Ketchikan, gateway to some of the state’s most sublime scenery and wildlife. The ancestral home of the Tlingit people, Ketchikan contains the world’s largest collection of totem poles. Explore the city at your leisure or choose from a variety of excursions, including a trip to nearby Misty Fjords National Monument, a wildlife refuge with towering waterfalls.

Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail the southern section of Alaska’s Inside Passage, a collection of waterways, inlets, fjords and bays that make up Southeastern Alaska’s Panhandle. In total, 60 glaciers span this region along with several mountain ranges and secluded isles. Look out for bald eagles as you cruise.

Vancouver1 night Hotel info

Day 11

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia, Western Canada’s largest city. After hotel check-in, the rest of your day is free to explore Vancouver. Take in the charm of the Gastown district, where old lamps line the brick-paved streets and historic 19th-century office buildings, house boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. If you’re hungry, Vancouver offers a range of dining options from trendy restaurants and tapas bars to Chinatown and Little Italy. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for tonight’s farewell dinner.

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport.

Add Vancouver City Stay $299 pp

Delve deeper into the diversity and vibrancy of British Columbia, the westernmost province of Canada. Many cultures meet in the seaport of Vancouver, which boasts thriving Chinese and Indian neighborhoods. Spend your days wandering around the original settlement in Gastown or enjoying the great outdoors. Then, spend your evening feasting on Chinese food and checking out the lively music scene. Opt for a day to take in the beauty and refinement of Victoria, beloved for its blooming gardens and mild weather.

Vancouver2 nights Hotel info

Day 12

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a free day or opt to embark on a guided tour of the multicultural, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Optional Excursion - Vancouver Sightseeing $69*pp Details

Embark on a tour through the multicultural, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. You’ll visit the 1,000-acre Stanley Park, Chinatown and the historic Gastown District. Originally founded around a sawmill, Gastown became the center of a growing Vancouver. Chinatown welcomed waves of Pacific Rim immigrants and helped nurture Vancouver’s cosmopolitan spirit, and Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America. This panoramic tour will show you how Vancouver continues to cast a spell on all who visit.

Day 13

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Vancouver or opt to board a ferry to Victoria. Begin your tour in Butchart Gardens to explore its enchanting floral displays. Next, you’ll visit Hatley Park, a National Historic Site, followed by Abkhazi Gardens, the “gardens that love built.”

Optional Excursion - Victoria Sightseeing $189*pp Details

Board a ferry for a scenic ride to Victoria, where a local guide will introduce you to downtown Victoria. Next, take in a passing view of the Parliament Buildings, the city's Inner Harbor and the iconic Empress Hotel. After a few hours to eat lunch and explore on your own, travel through the countryside for a guided tour of the famed Butchart Gardens, home to 55 acres of stunning floral displays. Your evening comes to a close as you head back to the docks to catch your return ferry to Vancouver.

Day 14

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative accompanies you to the airport for your return flight home.

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  • Wasilla, Alaska, United States
  • Vancouver, Canada
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About the Celebrity Millennium

With a sophisticated design and gracious public rooms, the Celebrity Millennium offers a full range of luxurious facilities, including large decks, the Oasis pool, exercise pool, a library, a fully equipped health club and spa, saunas and shops. In the evening, you’ll be able to enjoy live music, cabaret performances or dancing. And when you’ve had your fill of activity, your cabin awaits with all the comforts of home.

Passport & Visa

A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Canada. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, please be sure to have your required identification with you as well. The passport expiration date must extend at least six months beyond your return to the U.S. No visa is required for U.S. citizens. If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you must contact the Canadian consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying policies on weight restrictions and checked luggage. Charges for one or more checked bags may apply when traveling Domestically. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Clothing and Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight sports jacket or rainwear and binoculars. Aboard the Celebrity Millennium, the cruise line has a Freestyle Cruising policy that lets you choose your evening dress according to your taste. However, in all restaurants, jeans, T-shirts, shorts, cut-offs, and tank tops are prohibited. We recommend slacks, shirts, blouses and dress shirts for dining. The cruise line does offer two optional formal nights, during which black tie or dark suits are recommended for men, and evening gowns or cocktail dresses are  suggested for women. You may also want to bring a small overnight bag for your one-night stay in Denali.

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Alaska or Vancouver. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and personal travel requirements.

Dining Arrangements

The Celebrity Millennium has an open seating policy in a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. Reservations are recommended in specialty restaurants, and you may need to select your seating times for dinner (early or late). Snacks and buffet style cuisine are also available.

Shipboard Money Matters

On board, you’ll be issued a Celebrity Cruise Line card, which will enable you to sign for most shipboard expenses, such as optional shore excursions, bar and wine bills, beauty treatments and photo orders. Your account can be settled with cash, traveler’s checks or a major credit card, such as American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club or Discover Card. Personal checks are not cashed or accepted. Gratuities for the Alaskan Cruise aboard the Celebrity Millennium are not included in price of your tour, but will be automatically charged to your onboard account. In general, this gratuity amounts to around $10 per person per day, which covers all service charges for ship personnel. A separate 15 percent service charge is automatically added to all bar tabs and spa services.

Currency

The official currency aboard ship is the U.S. dollar, and all prices are quoted in dollars. During your free time in Vancouver, you may wish to exchange a small amount of Canadian dollars. Better rates of exchange are found in Canada. We recommend taking cash, credit, bank and/or ATM cards for easiest and least expensive exchange. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 5

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Alaska by bus, train and ship

This combination land and cruise tour provided the opportunity to explore some of Alaska's picturesque towns and marvel at the wilderness that still prevails in much of Alaska . Traveling to Dinali by train gave opportunities to glimpse wildlife and start to understand how vast and beautiful Alaska is. The cruise was a relaxing and elegant way to see so much more of the state than would otherwise have been possible.A day to sightsee in Vancouver was a great finale for the tour. We had been to Vancouver previously so didn't opt for an available tour extension but I am sure we would have enjoyed more time there. Our tour guide Stevyn ensured that the tour ran smoothly and that potential overlap with other tour groups at popular sites was minimized by careful scheduling. His professionalism and enthusiasm were consistent throughout the trip. This is the tour to take to really appreciate the grandeur of unspoiled America and the charm of Vancouver as well.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 9

From: IL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Awesome Alaska

We had Alaska on the top of our "bucket list" for the last 5 years, and it was greater than we ever imagined! The weather was perfect; we saw Denali at its best! We'll never forget the wonderful memories of a bear walking up close around our bus, riding the dog sleds at Iditarod, Ruth Glacier, the Icy Strait, the whales, and Ketchikan. Tour guides don't come any better than Stevyn; he kept us informed, on track, and made the trip fun! Alaska is amazing and a "must see"!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Memorable Trip

Our trip to Alaska was all that we'd hoped for! Stevyn was our very helpful tour director and made sure we were always "one step ahead" of the other tour groups. The weather this August was perfect. We made several friends from all over the US that I'm sure will keep in touch. As usual, Go Ahead Tours' planning of this trip was just perfect. Thanks for a great trip! Cathy

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great All Around

For a good price, everything was handled in a prompt and professional manner. The tour was kept on track at all times by our tremendous tour director. Everything we were promised was delivered and the tour guide was always there including at 4 am on the day of departure to get us transportation to the airport. The tour director was very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. We would like to have him for future tours if that could be worked out. Go Ahead never cut corners. We highly recommend them.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Tour

The Denali National Park and Wild Alaska Tour exceeded all expectations! Phil, our tour director, was very knowledgeable. The Denali experience was awesome! Mt. McKinley was in full view, the weather was beautiful, and we saw moose, caribou, bears, eagles, and mountain sheep. The inside passage was spectacular as were the excursions to the rain forests and glaciers. All of the guides did a great job! We truly enjoyed this tour!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 8/5/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: KS

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Wonderful Experience

I want to share how great this trip was with Go Ahead. Phil, our tour director, met us at the airport and gave us ideas for dinner in Anchorage. The first night we had enough time to walk to downtown Anchorage, go to the Anchorage Museum, the Glacier Brewery and have our first Alaskan beer. Up early the next morning, and that was fine with me, but we did not have a late flight. Our hotel that evening was great, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The trip to Denali was beyond description, and our park tour guide was exceptional. We saw majestic Mt. McKinley, grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, bald eagles, golden eagles, It was clear and beautiful all day and we saw plenty of wildlife. We liked the Grizzly Bear Cabins and the food and fun at the recommended restaurant, Denali Salmon Bake was excellent. The Grandview Inn & Suites in Wasilla was clean and comfortable. Our cruise was beautiful and the ship went clear up and personal with the Hubbard Glacier. We booked 4 land tours with the cruise lines and we were not disappointed. All the tours were booked before we got on the ship, after I read all the reviews. We loved them, especially the zip line in Icy Straight. We went whale watching, walked through rain forests, road the train through gold mining country, saw the Mendenhall Glacier, and took a float plane across the Misty Fjords in Ketchikan. We viewed humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, seals and sea lions from the ship. We did whatever we could on the cruise line and enjoyed the theatre presentations, karaoke, bingo, gambling and trivia. We paid up for a French dinner one evening in the Olympia and it was well worth it. It probably helped that the tour had a great bunch of people, who were always willing to join us on an experience. Our hotel in Vancouver was spacious and relaxing, as our room had a Jacuzzi tub. The dinner the last evening was delightful and I recommend the seafood linguini, as you are tired of salmon by this time. Phil recommended Granville Island and it is not to be missed. We also did the hop on and off bus and saw lots of Vancouver. I might add that we had no trouble with air travel. Go Ahead called us to see if we wanted to pay extra for a direct flight and that is what we did. So, I would recommend working with Go Ahead on the flights they might schedule for you. I am busy working on where I want to go next year.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/27/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Awesome Alaska

I would highly recommend this tour. The land tour, taken first, was awesome. The cruise, taken afterward, was a great way to relax after several days of coach & train excursions. The land accommodations were clean and comfortable; and the included meals were adequate. The ship's (Celebrity Millennium's) accommodations, food and service were excellent. The small group (14) on this tour was a pleasant, fun-filled mix of people who made my Alaska experience even better than I imagined.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/24/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Well balanced tour!

This is not just a cruise, it is truly an Alaskan and Canadian Tour as the title suggests. We began with a land tour that was a little intense with 3 full days of wilderness touring by bus, train and wildlife bus. We saw virtually every major animal, from black and grizzly bears, to moose, caribou, and Dahl sheep and uncountable bald eagles. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and his pride in Alaska was so clear that we all learned so much state lore and history throughout these three days. Stepping onto the Celebrity Millennium changed all that. Now we traveled in the lap of luxury to see up close and personally the Hubbard Glacier and on an excursion, the Mendenhall Glacier. The cracks of ice calving were as loud as thunder and the ice was a gorgeous diamond blue - a lifetime experience. We were plied with excellent food and beverage for the next 7 days ending up in Vancouver where 6 of us extended over a few days to see more of the city and take a ferry over to Vancouver island and Victoria. We spent time in the beautiful Chinese Garden, Gastown and dined stylishly in Yaletown. Victoria proved enjoyable with visits to the museums and Butchart Gardens. Our tour director stayed close at every turn and we never worried about time, luggage, transportation or any details - all rested in her capable hands. This was a fun, entertaining experience I can recommend easily to anyone.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 7/23/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

Randy is an AMAZING Tour Director for an INCREDIBLE tour!!!!

This was a fabulous tour and our tour director was equally amazing! The sites were mind-blowing and I can't even put into words how beautiful this part of the world is... It is a must see on any travelers list!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 8/20/2013

Number of Past Tours: 4

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Wonderful director

Phil was excellent especially in the cruise crisis that ensued. We asked a lot of tough questions and he got answers to all of them. Also, Go Ahead and Phil did an excellent job in working thru all the details i.e. arranging the Resurrection Bay Cruise, getting us hotels for the stay in Seward and rearranging the flights. Kelly at go Ahead is continuing to work thru our request with Celebrity for additional compensation.

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