Alaska, Yukon and Glacier Bay

Alaska, Yukon and Glacier Bay

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  • May-Aug
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Alaska, Yukon and Glacier Bay

from £3,729 excluding flights

  • 14 nights
  • May-Aug

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Highlights

In pictures
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Experience the wildlife wonders of Denali National Park

Grizzly bear

Keep a look out for black and brown bears

Glacier Bay

Travel by small scenic flight into Glacier Bay National Park

Panning for gold

Delve into gold rush history in Dawson City

Anchorage skyline

Explore Anchorage with its many parks and bike paths

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

Overview

This self-drive holiday combines Alaska's wild beauty and abundant wildlife with the rugged landscapes and immense wilderness of the Yukon. Featuring the spectacular Glacier Bay National Park, home to an abundance of marine-life, this itinerary offers a comprehensive overview of vast and truly outstanding landscape.

Journey along the ruggedly beautiful 'Top of the World Highway' into Canada's Yukon territory. The Yukon represents Canada's wild frontier, with rugged landscapes, immense wilderness and a colourful history of Inuit's, traders and gold prospectors.

Marvel at the hidden inlets and soaring mountains of Glacier Bay National Park and experience the wildlife rich waters. You may spot humpback whales, sea otters, Dall's porpoise & Steller sea lions here, as well as over 200 species of birds from bald eagles to puffins.

Itinerary

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and make your way to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Alaska's largest city.

Arrive in Anchorage and make your way to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Alaska's largest city.

Day 2 Anchorage - Talkeetna (180 km)

Collect your rental car today and make your way to Talkeetna, the rest of today is at leisure for you to explore. Talkeetna has retained much of its early Alaska flavour with log cabins, a roadhouse and clapboard storefronts which line the gravel streets.

Collect your rental car today and make your way to Talkeetna, the rest of today is at leisure for you to explore. Talkeetna has retained much of its early Alaska flavour with log cabins, a roadhouse and clapboard storefronts which line the gravel streets.

Day 3 Talkeetna - Denali (245 km)

Today make your way to Denali Park Village, just outside Denali National Park, this will be your base for the next two nights.

Today make your way to Denali Park Village, just outside Denali National Park, this will be your base for the next two nights.

Day 4 Denali National Park

Enjoy a guided excursion into Denali National Park today. This vast wilderness is home to bears, moose, wolves and caribou, as well as sparkling lakes, rivers and towering mountain peaks.

Enjoy a guided excursion into Denali National Park today. This vast wilderness is home to bears, moose, wolves and caribou, as well as sparkling lakes, rivers and towering mountain peaks.

Guided tour, Denali National Park
Admiring the view over Denali National Park
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Day 5 Denali - Fairbanks (200 km)

Make your way to Alaska's second largest city, Fairbanks, the rest of your day is at leisure.

Make your way to Alaska's second largest city, Fairbanks, the rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 6 Fairbanks

Today you have a free day to explore. Highly recommended is a visit to Museum of the North, home to an eclectic collection of Alaskan artworks and carvings as well as displays about the state's bountiful flora, fauna and geology. Don't miss a trip to Pioneer Park too, where you can enjoy a hearty Alaska Salmon Bake.

Today you have a free day to explore. Highly recommended is a visit to Museum of the North, home to an eclectic collection of Alaskan artworks and carvings as well as displays about the state's bountiful flora, fauna and geology. Don't miss a trip to Pioneer Park too, where you can enjoy a hearty Alaska Salmon Bake.

Day 7 Fairbanks - Tok (330 km)

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.

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 8 Tok - Dawson City (296 km)

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. An evening's entertainment at historic Diamond Tooth Gerties, a casino and dancehall, is highly recommended to complete the Dawson experience! Please note Taylor and Top of the World Highways are unpaved.

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. An evening's entertainment at historic Diamond Tooth Gerties, a casino and dancehall, is highly recommended to complete the Dawson experience! Please note Taylor and Top of the World Highways are unpaved.

Top of the World Highway
Dawson City
Dawson City

Day 9 Dawson City

Enjoy a day immersing yourself in the fascinating history of Dawson City. Colourful Dawson was the centre of the greatest gold rush 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 or try your hand at panning for gold.

Enjoy a day immersing yourself in the fascinating history of Dawson City. Colourful Dawson was the centre of the greatest gold rush 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 or try your hand at panning for gold.

Day 10 Dawson City - Whitehorse (533 km)

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.

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 11 Whitehorse - Skagway (175 km)

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. Return your rental car this evening.

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. Return your rental car this evening.

Day 12 fly Skagway - Juneau (45 mins)

Today you'll take a short flight to Juneau and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Your next stop is Gustavus, gateway to the renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Here you will discover an icy world filled with glaciers, soaring mountains and hidden inlets, a landscape which attracts an abundance of marine-life. You may spot humpback whales, sea otters, Dall's porpoise & Steller sea lions here, as well as over 200 species of birds from bald eagles to puffins.

Today you'll take a short flight to Juneau and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Your next stop is Gustavus, gateway to the renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Here you will discover an icy world filled with glaciers, soaring mountains and hidden inlets, a landscape which attracts an abundance of marine-life. You may spot humpback whales, sea otters, Dall's porpoise & Steller sea lions here, as well as over 200 species of birds from bald eagles to puffins.

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Day 13 Glacier Bay National Park

Fly to Gustavus, gateway to the renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Join a memorable full-day cruise into the spectacular park boasting deep fjords surrounded by the world's tallest coastal mountains. Such breath-taking scenery provides a fitting backdrop for a wealth of wildlife including whales, sea otters and seals - you may even spot black or brown bears on the shoreline. Afterwards you'll take a short flight back to Juneau.

Fly to Gustavus, gateway to the renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Join a memorable full-day cruise into the spectacular park boasting deep fjords surrounded by the world's tallest coastal mountains. Such breath-taking scenery provides a fitting backdrop for a wealth of wildlife including whales, sea otters and seals - you may even spot black or brown bears on the shoreline. Afterwards you'll take a short flight back to Juneau.

Day 14 fly Juneau - Anchorage (approx. 2 hrs)

Enjoy time at leisure to explore the Alaskan state capital. Learn about the city's fascinating history and a ride on the Mt Roberts Tram is highly recommended. Later today you'll fly back to Anchorage for your final night in Alaska.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore the Alaskan state capital. Learn about the city's fascinating history and a ride on the Mt Roberts Tram is highly recommended. Later today you'll fly back to Anchorage for your final night in Alaska.

Day 15 depart Anchorage

Return to the airport for your flight home or onward journey.

Return to the airport for your flight home or onward journey.

Accommodation Options

With a choice of accommodation in available, we can mix and match different grades and styles to suit your personal preference - from motels and hotels to wilderness lodges in stunning locations.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Excursions

Prices and Departures

Price from £3,729 excluding flights

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental for 10 days
  • Bus tour into Denali National Park with snack
  • Full day cruise into Glacier Bay National Park with lunch
  • Scheduled bus plane flight from Skagway to Juneau and Juneau to Gustavus
  • Scheduled flight from Juneau to Anchorage (economy class)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices

This itinerary starts from £3,729 per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom in standard hotels, with rental of a compact vehicle. Prices may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates, vehicle category and style of accommodation, or to tailor this itinerary.

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