Alaska and Yukon Highlights

from £1940
excluding flights *
14 nights Aug-Sep, May-Jul

Overview

This comprehensive round-trip itinerary from Anchorage takes in the very best of Alaska and Canada's wild Yukon Territory, including Denali, Kenai Fjords and Kluane National Parks.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive introduction to North America's vast northwest wilderness areas
  • Take the ultimate scenic drives including the Seward, Glenn and Top of the World Highways
  • Experience mountain landscapes, marine wildlife and gold rush history

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Denali National Park tour
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage

Full description

Two weeks exploration of the Yukon and Alaska offers a vast range of incredible landscapes, from the highest mountain peaks to pristine glaciers, mighty rivers and thundering waterfalls. During your self-drive holiday you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, experience Gold Rush and First Nations history, and visit Alaska's biggest cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks.

This leisurely paced self-drive itinerary includes the chance to drive the Top of the World Highway, explore Denali National Park, cruise the Kenai Fjords (cruise not included) and enjoy Dawson City's quirky architecture and colourful nightlife. This really will be a journey of epic vistas and lasting memories!

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £1,000 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Accommodation Car Category Twin Price (pp)
19 May - 31 May 2018 14 nights Standard Compact £1,940
19 May - 31 May 2018 14 nights Superior Compact £2,315
01 Jun - 31 Aug 2018 14 nights Standard Compact £2,255
01 Jun - 31 Aug 2018 14 nights Superior Compact £2,630
01 Sep - 02 Sep 2018 14 nights Standard Compact £1,940
01 Sep - 02 Sep 2018 14 nights Superior Compact £2,315

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Denali National Park tour (including snack)
  • Car rental throughout (compact, midsize, fullsize or 4WD)
  • Unlimited mileage, LDW & taxes
  • Comprehensive travel documentation
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Anchorage

On arrival in Anchorage make your way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Alaska's largest city.

Day 2: Anchorage - Denali (379km)

Collect your rental car this morning and start your journey north towards the vast wilderness of Denali National Park.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Enjoy a guided wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. Sightings of caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and eagles are all possible today. Views of Denali and the Alaskan Range will complete the day.

Day 4: Denali - Fairbanks (200km)

Continue north to Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city, situated at the confluence of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Relaxed, quiet and perfect for strolling, Fairbanks offers a nice contrast to the vast wilderness of the previous days' drives.

Day 5: Fairbanks - Tok (330km)

Allow plenty of time for today's drive along the Alaska Highway to Tok. As you follow the course of the Tanacross River, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as moose and bears.

Day 6: Tok - Dawson City (296km)

Set out on one of the truly great wilderness drives of North America. The stunning Top of the World highway traverses mountain tops and ridges as you cross the international border into Canada.

Day 7: Dawson City

Enjoy a day immersing yourself in the fascinating history of Dawson City. Colourful Dawson was the centre of the greatest gold rush that the world had ever seen at the turn of the 20th century, and the town still features many of its original wooden buildings. Drive out to the nearby goldfields, visit Bonanza Creek and try your hand at panning for gold. An evening's entertainment back in town at historic Diamond Tooth Gerties, a casino and dancehall, is highly recommended to complete the Dawson experience!

Day 8: Dawson City - Whitehorse (533km)

We advise an early start for today's long drive south. Follow the Yukon and Stewart River valleys, passing the Five Finger Rapids and other scenic viewpoints as you approach the 'wilderness city' of Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory.

Day 9: Whitehorse - Skagway (175km)

Continuing south you will cross back into the USA as you arrive at the port town of Skagway. The town's clapboard buildings take you back to the early gold rush days; it was from here that the fortune seekers started their arduous journey over White Pass to reach the Yukon River en route to the Klondike gold fields.

Day 10: Skagway - Haines Junction (335km)

Take the highway and cross back into Canada en route to Haines Junction. Haines Junction is the gateway to Kluane National Park – an optional sightseeing flight over the park offers spectacular views and provides a true sense of the immense scale of this glacier-filled mountain wilderness.

Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok (476km)

Another early start is recommended, as you re-enter the USA today and head back to Tok.

Day 12: Tok - Wasilla/Palmer area (477km)

Follow the spectacular Glenn Highway today, skirting the edge of the vast Wrangell St Elias National Park.

Day 13: Wasilla/Palmer - Seward (267km)

Pass through Anchorage as you make your way to Seward. The dramatic journey along the Seward Highway climbs through the mountains that form the spine of the Kenai Peninsula, providing breathtaking views and unbeatable lakeside picnic spots. Beyond Seward's harbour the waters are rich in marine life, whilst a backdrop of glaciers, steep fjords and mountain peaks provide countless photo opportunities.

Day 14: Seward - Anchorage (204km)

Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and a cruise to see glaciers and marine wildlife is highly recommended today. Later, make your way back to Anchorage for your final night in Alaska.

Day 15: Anchorage

Your tour ends as you drop off your rental car at the airport.

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