From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the “Great Land” of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant—from bald eagles to Dall sheep—and this tour also gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery. Begin your trip in Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city, with time to explore the city’s sights. Cruise down the Nenana and Tanana Rivers aboard a sternwheeler riverboat. Then, head to Denali National Park for free time to explore on your own, or you can opt to hike, whitewater raft, or “flightsee” Mount McKinley. Also visit an Iditarod Dogsled Center to learn about this epic race, and travel aboard the legendary Alaska Railroad to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, with time to explore the city’s sights. Travel to Seward “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,” on the Seward Highway to visit the Alaska Sealife Center, a research facility that offers an up-close experience with marine wildlife from the Gulf of Alaska. Then, board your Holland America cruise ship for a spectacular journey through Alaska’s picturesque Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Hear the thunderous roar as glaciers crash into the sea, experience some of Alaska’s small towns, and watch for wildlife such as sprouting whales and soaring eagles—a great way to end your trip!
Sightseeing: In Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward; Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Sealife Center. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel (MF)DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali Bluffs Hotel (ST)ANCHORAGE Ramada Downtown Anchorage (MF)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
NOTES:While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August should enjoy blazing fall colors.Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Transportation:Journey on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage; Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.