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Denali National Park & Wild Alaska Cruise

12 days |  14 days with Vancouver extension
12 days |  14 days with Vancouver extension
Group size1538 travelers
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    Get lost in the wilds of America’s last frontier.

    You’ll understand why Denali, North America’s highest peak, is known as “the great one” to the indigenous Athabascan people when you see it towering over the surrounding landscape. After exploring the wilds of Denali National Park, 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.

    Your tour package includes

    • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 7 nights aboard Celebrity Cruises
    • 11 breakfasts
    • 6 lunches
    • 10 dinners, some with beer or wine
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    Included highlights

    • Alaskan Railroad train ride
    • Denali National Park
    • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    • Begich Boggs Visitor Center
    • Hubbard Glacier
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    Day-by-day itinerary

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    Anchorage, Alaska1 night
    Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage

    Welcome to Alaska! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

    Denali, Alaska1 night
    Day 2: Transfer to Talkeetna & train ride to Denali
    Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

    Travel to the historic village of Talkeetna by way of the Denali Star route, the flagship of the Alaskan Railroad trains.

    • Pass over Hurricane Gulch Bridge, the longest and tallest on the Alaska Railroad
    • Enjoy views of the Alaskan wilderness en route to Denali National Park from your seat in the comfortable Adventure Class cars and the Vista Dome car
    • Stop by the Denali National Park Visitor Center and watch a short film about the park

    Enjoy a welcome dinner with your group this evening.

    Wasilla, Alaska1 night
    Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    A full day of sightseeing with your guide immerses you in the scenery, flora, and fauna of Denali National Park.

    • Look for wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, eagles, and sheep
    • See Denali North America’s tallest mountain (weather-dependent)

    This afternoon, travel to Wasilla where you'll enjoy an included dinner.

    Overnight Cruise7 nights
    Day 4: Seward via Kenai Peninsula & embarkation
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today, explore the Kenai Peninsula.

    • Reach the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, known for its dramatic tidal turns that create 10-foot walls of water
    • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the organization’s animal rescue work
    • Stop by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, and learn how the clinic works to rehabilitate injured, ill, and orphaned birds from across the state

    Then, drive through the Kenai Mountain Range to Seward where you’ll board your cruise ship. Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 5: Day at sea
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Enjoy a day at sea reveling in your ship’s luxurious accommodations or simply watching the scenery from the deck.

    • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
    • Cruise around the Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tide water glacier

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 6: Free day in Juneau
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Dock in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

    Spend a free day in Juneau, often referred to as little San Francisco for its perfect blend of cosmopolitan city sophistication and frontier town spirit.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 7: Free day in Skagway
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Dock in Skagway and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

    Then, spend a free day in Skagway, the starting point for prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s and the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 8: Free day in Icy Strait Point
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Keep a lookout for humpback, minke, and orca whales and enjoy an included lunch as you cruise the Icy Straits to Icy Strait Point, your port of call for the day.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 9: Free day in Ketchikan
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Dock in Ketchikan and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

    Spend a free day in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit people and gateway to some of Alaska’s most sublime scenery and wildlife.

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Day 10: Cruising the Inside Passage
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Sail the southern section of Alaska’s Inside Passage, a collection of waterways, inlets, fjords, and bays.

    • View the region’s glaciers, several mountain ranges, and secluded isles
    • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
    • Look out for bald eagles as you cruise

    Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

    Vancouver, British Columbia1 night
    Day 11: Disembarkation & sightseeing tour of Vancouver
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia. Then, tour the multicultural, cosmopolitan city with a local guide.

    • Drive through downtown Vancouver, passing the Roman-inspired Public Library
    • Head to the waterfront to see Canada Place, a sail-inspired building, which houses the Vancouver Convention Center and World Trade Center
    • Visit Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre public space featuring First Nations art including totem poles and gateways
    • See the historic Gastown district, filled with historic charm, delicious restaurants and unique shops
    • Stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park to take in views of the city
    • Enjoy free time to explore Granville Island, located directly across the water from downtown Vancouver

    Celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner this evening.

    Flight Home
    Day 12: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Vancouver.

    Extension to Vancouver
    Continue your trip to keep exploring Vancouver, the coastal hub of British Columbia. Lean on your Tour Director to point you toward the best downtown hotspots and stunning outdoor spaces—the city's got plenty to offer (and discover).
    Vancouver2 nights
    Day 12: Free day in Vancouver
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

    Victoria Sightseeing

    From $229 per person

    Day 13: Free day in Vancouver
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Enjoy a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

    Vancouver: Whistler & Shannon Falls

    From $195 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 14: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Reviews

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    Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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      6/25/24 by 1st-time traveler Lori

      Wonderful trip! The pace was steady and the accommodations were nice. Wish we could have had longer in Talkeetna and at Denali Resort just to relax. Perhaps even eating at hotel instead of boarding g bus to another restaurant( that was a bit loud and frantic— food was good though) I really enjoyed o...

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      6/25/24 by 7th-time traveler Sandra

      Wonderful everyone should see Alaska .

      5 out of 5 stars

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      6/25/24 by 1st-time traveler Geneva

      One of the most interesting and varied of trips. Guides were informative, people courteous, itinerary well planned, transportation exceptional. I especially want to commend our tour guide Janet who went way beyond the normal seeing that everyone was cared for, their interests explored, and mel...

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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

      Hotels

      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake
      SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake

      This modern hotel is located in the University neighborhood. Guests enjoy a pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Far North Bi...

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      Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
      Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

      This rustic hotel is located outside of the Lemeta neighborhood. Guests enjoy a food truck court, a general store, and campfire circles. Nearby you’ll...

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      Best Western Lake Lucille Inn
      Best Western Lake Lucille Inn

      The Best Western Lake Lucille Inn is a well-run, attractive lakeside hotel in Wasilla with the best rooms in the valley. Each of the rooms is large an...

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      Celebrity Millennium
      Celebrity Millennium

      Celebrity's Millennium ship brings many different activities paired with a range of restaurants and cruise cabins. Enjoy impressive views of Alaskan g...

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      Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
      Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

      This modern hotel is located in the upscale Shaughnessy neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Van...

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      Flights

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