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The Grand Alaska

Embark on an unforgettable scenic journey to Alaska!
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Day 1: Enjoy a home pickup to O'Hare Airport for a nonstop flight to Anchorage, Alaska!
 

Day 2: Start the day of exploration with a local city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake
Hood where 190+ float planes takeoff and land daily, Earthquake Park to learn about the 1964 Earthquake, and
the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you will have the chance to learn about the history and culture of Alaska.
Later, travel south along the scenic Seward Highway to the port town of Whittier. Upon arrival into Whittier board
your marine vessel for a scenic journey through Prince William Sound to the town of Valdez. Enjoy the pristine
waters as you look out for marine animals, glaciers, and towering mountains. (breakfast)

 

Day 3: Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as
the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S.
and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Overnight Fairbanks. (breakfast)

 

Day 4: Learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the
Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise
on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, enjoy an authentic
salmon bake. Overnight Fairbanks. (breakfast, dinner)

 

Day 5: Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at
your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to
choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an
Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel. Overnight Denali. (breakfast)

 

Day 6: Travel into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bears,
moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of
this spectacular region including a snack on the bus. This evening, enjoy a wonderful time at the Denali Dinner
Theatre. Overnight Denali. (breakfast, snack, dinner)

 

Day 7: All aboard the Denali Rail Depot where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic transfer south to
the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) or black bear along the
banks of the Susitna River. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south
to Anchorage. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your fellow travelers at an included closing
night dinner. Overnight Anchorage. (breakfast, dinner)

 

Day 8: Our epic trip has come to an end as we head back home to Chicago! (breakfast)

PRICE INCLUDES:

Home pickup to and from the airport (IL mileage restrictions may apply), Flights from Chicago-Anchorage, Daily excursions (as listed in the itinerary) with free time to explore
 

7 Nights

8
days
June 12 - 19, 2024
 
PRICE: Per Person
 

Double $3570        

Single $4406        

Triple $3365        

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