Best Western Lake Lucille Inn- Wasilla, AK – 1 night
Denali Park Village – Healy, AK near Denali National Park – 2 nights
13 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Guided tours and/or admissions to:
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Sea Life Center
Prince William Sound
Wrangell/St Elias National Park visitors’ center
Musk Ox Farm
Jet boat tour on the Denali River
Denali National Park
Thompson Cultural & Visitors’ Center
Airport transfers in your destination city or cities
Deluxe motor coach transportation throughout the tour
Admissions to all included tours and activities
Porterage of one piece of luggage throughout the tour
Souvenir memory group photo
All taxes and service charges for included group features
All gratuities for tour director and driver
Professional services of a Journey West Tours tour director
Many of the options must be booked with us by the end of February or early March.
Flight-seeing to see Alaska’s brown bears or volcanic mountains
Sight seeing voyage to Historic Russian village of Seldovia
Water Taxi around Kachemak Bay
Ferry to Halibut Cove
Options: Many of the options must be booked with us by the end of March. Options subject to change.
Flight-seeing to see Alaska’s brown bears and volcanic mountains
Sightseeing voyage to Historic Russian village of Seldovia
Water Taxi around Kachemak Bay
Ferry to Halibut Cove
Day 1 – Fly to Anchorage. Your greeter will arrange your shuttle to the hotel. Only a short get together planned for this day because of the long journey to get here. Tour Director will advise of time and place.
Day 2 – Breakfast – The highlight of our tour of Anchorage will include the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a great introduction to the indigenous populations. A visit to the Ulu Factory and some free time in downtown Anchorage will also be included in our day’s activities as well as a trolley tour of the city. After dinner on your own, we need to turn in early for our next day’s events.
Day 3 – Breakfast on the train – Rise and shine (not hard when you are in the land of the midnight sun) so we can catch the Alaska Railroads Gold Star Train to Seward. According to all of the local folks, this is by far the most scenic of all of the routes on the Railroad! The half-day journey will take us through mountains and by water and give us a chance to view some of Alaska’s wildlife from our dome car. Upon arrival in Seward, after lunch on your own, we will visit the amazing Alaska Sea Life Center as introduction to this part of Alaska – the Kenai Peninsula. We will then travel across the Kenai to the town of Homer Alaska – the end of the road, literally, for a two night stay.
Day 4 – Breakfast – This day is for you to plan. There are many optional adventures that you can take or simply do a little beach combing and walk among the quaint shops on the Homer Spit. Take an airplane ride to view the volcanic mountains and possibly see Alaskan brown bears; take a water taxi around Kachemak Bay; take the ferry to Halibut Cove for lunch or dinner; or just sit and enjoy the local color in the Salty Dawg Saloon. Many of the options must be booked with us by the end of March. Our tour coach and guide will be available to help you plan and implement a truly Alaskan day.
Day 5 – Breakfast – Leaving Homer behind, we will travel to the old Russian village of Kasilof along with other sites on our way to Whittier and the Whittier Inn. The Inn sits on beautiful Prince William Sound and there are areas to walk and explore this unique little town. The hotel has a restaurant and great lobby bar for gazing at the Sound and all the boat traffic at the nearby marina.
Day 6 – Breakfast, Lunch, Snack – Ever wished you could have your own yacht? Well, today your dream will sort of come true as we board our chartered boat for a once in a lifetime cruise of Prince William Sound! As we glide across the sound we will visit, Columbia Glacier and watch fantastic Alaskan wildlife and sea-life along the way. This 9 hour tour will have narration along the way, lunch and a warm snack. Definitely bring your binoculars and zoom lenses for your cameras. Our harbor side hotel in Valdez will be our home for the night as we are “hugged” by the Chugach Mountains that surround the area.
Day 7 – Breakfast, Dinner – All aboard our motor-coach for a day long journey through some of Alaska’s most spectacular interior scenery. We travel the Richardson Highway via the Copper Valley that took so many miners to the gold fields and go to America’s largest national park, Wrangell/St. Elias National Park visitor center. Then, we turn onto the Glenn Highway which travels between the Chugach Mountains and Matanuska Valley to Wasilla for our overnight. There will be plenty of picture stops along the way and a stop at the Wrangell/St. Elias visitors’ center. We will visit a not so wild animal attraction, The Musk Ox Farm, one of the only such farms in the world. These fuzzy beasties were almost hunted to extinction in the early 1900′s. Here they are preserved and their wool is gathered for weaving into qiviut wool products. Qiviut is warmer and softer than sheep wool. After we see the new crop of babies we will head into Wasilla for our overnight. Breakfast and dinner included
Day 8 – Breakfast – After breakfast, we continue our travels north to Alaska’s most famous national park, Denali! Before we check into our hotel for the next two nights we will be treated to a jet boat tour into the Alaskan bush with narration by locals who know what it takes to survive in this climate of extremes. The three hour boat tour makes stops for animal sightings and cultural spots.
Day 9 – Breakfast, Lunch, Snack – Today we head deep into Denali National Park to really experience the vastness and grandeur of this crown jewel of America. We will be served lunch at the end of the road in the Kantishna Road House and have a snack on the way back to our cabins. The bus driver is also our guide and naturalist and will help point out the sights and animals along the way. You will also have the opportunity to pan for gold at Kantishna. After our long day of adventure and dinner on your own sleep soundly on our last night in our 49th state.
Day 10 – Breakfast, Farewell Dinner/Lunch – Fairbanks is the farthest North major city in Alaska and the jumping off point for arctic adventure. We will see some of the sights around town including the University of Alaska and The Pioneer Park. We will have our special farewell dinner. Flights from Fairbanks to the lower 48 usually leave late at night or early, early in the morning, so we will go to airport for flights home after dinner. (Please do not make flights home before 8:00 PM) Flights home with new friends and fond memories of your Awe Alaska Journey West!
Departure or Other Info
Land Only – Single
2016 prices $4,952.00
Land Only – Double
2016 prices $3,670.00
Land Only – Triple
2016 prices $3,299.00
Land Only – Quad
2016 prices $3,112.00
Rates are per person, subject to availability, and may change at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. For single rates please contact us or your Boscov’s Agent for a quote.