Travel 2 Touring 18/19

UNITED STATES

Dawson City

Fairbanks

2

1

Tok

2

Denali Park Entrance

YUKON, CANADA

Denali National Park Mt. McKinley

Beaver Creek LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

ALASKA

Whitehorse

1

Glennallen

1

Talkeetna

Haines Jct

1

1

Palmer/Wasilla

Anchorage

2

Skagway

1

Seward

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Full-day Tour of Denali National Park • Spectacular drives on traffic free roads including the Top of the World Highway • Exploring the Gold Rush towns of Dawson City, Whitehorse and Skagway • Kluane National Park, home to Canada’s tallest mountains and the world’s largest non-polar ice field Kenai Peninsula’s dramatic fjords and rich marine life • Long sunny days – this is the Land of the Midnight Sun 1 LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

SELF DRIVE TOUR PRICES FROM £2299pp

15 Alaska & Yukon Highlights Anchorage • Denali National Park • Fairbanks • Tok • Dawson City • Whitehorse • Skagway • Haines Junction • Wasilla/Palmer • Seward

Day 1: Anchorage Arrival On arrival into Anchorage, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Alaska’s most populous city. Day 2: Anchorage – Denali (379km/ 237 miles) This morning, pick up your rental car from downtown location and hit the open road towards Denali National Park on the Glenn Highway. En route you will get your first taste of the wild mountain scenery that is to come. If time permits we recommend a side trip to the charming gold mining community of Talkeetna. Day 3: Denali National Park Today, enjoy a full-day tour of the pristine beauty of Denali National Park, keep your eyes peeled for amazing wildlife such as bears, moose, caribou, beaver, and a variety of alpine birds. If the weather permits, catch a glimpse of the mighty peak of Denali, the highest peak in North America. Day 4: Denali – Fairbanks (200km/125 miles) Drive to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city via the Parks Highway. In Fairbanks, if time permits, we recommend joining a sternwheeler riverboat tour. Day 5: Fairbanks – Tok (330km/ 206 miles) Depart Fairbanks on the Alaska Highway, suggested stops include trying your hand at panning for gold and North Pole where you can feel all festive at Santa Claus house. Day 6: Tok – Dawson City (296km/ 185 miles) Today’s drive on the Top of the World Highway is up there with some of the most scenic drives in the world. Travel through the backcountry and old gold mining communities crossing the border from Alaska, into Yukon, Territory and gaze in awe at the spectacular mountain scenery that surrounds you. Day 7: Dawson City Enjoy a free day to explore the old gold rush town of Dawson City with its colourful old-fashioned houses, wooden sidewalks and dusty streets. This evening, we recommend paying a visit to Canada’s oldest casino Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall. Day 8: Dawson City– Whitehorse (533km/ 333 miles) A longer drive today, but the scenery as you head south-east following the Yukon River Valley to the capital of Yukon Territory will not disappoint.

Day 9: Whitehorse – Skagway (175km/109 miles) Enjoy another spectacular drive today passing Emerald Lake and Carcross desert, considered the smallest in the world. Cross back into Alaska and the port town of Skagway with its gold-rush-era buildings. Day 10: Skagway – Haines Junction (335km/209 miles) Depart Skagway and drive via the Klondike and Alaska Highway to Haines Junction, gateway to Kluane National Park with its vast ice fields and soaring peaks. Day 11: Haines Junction – Tok (476km/297 miles) A longer day driving today takes you back across the Canada/USA border to Tok. Day 12: Tok – Wasilla/Palmer Area (464km/290 miles) Following the Glenn Highway from Tok today, you skirt around Wrangell–St. Elias a huge national park and home to 9 of the USA’s highest peaks. Day 13: Wasilla/Palmer - Seward (267km/167 miles) Head to Anchorage before picking up the dramatic Seward Highway on the Kenai Peninsula, be prepared fore some jaw-dropping scenery as you wind your way to Seward. Highly recommended today or on day 14 is a nature cruise to explore the glacier fed waters around Seward with its steep glacial fjords and rich marine life the photo opportunities are fantastic. Day 14: Seward – Anchorage (204km/127 miles) Take a leisurely drive back across the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage where your grand tour of Alaska and the Yukon comes to an end. Day 15: Depart Anchorage After checking out of your hotel return your car at the airport before your onward flight.

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

TOUR DETAILS

£2299 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ accommodation in standard grade hotels on a room-only basis • 15 days’ compact car hire (excludes additional liability insurances) • Bus tour of Denali National Park

DEPARTURES Daily May - Sep

TOUR STYLE: Self Drive

GROUP SIZE: 1+

Optional Pre/Post Stay Additional nights are available on all stops on the route; it can also be tailored to include additional destinations as required.

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 2 - 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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