Alaska & the Yukon with Alaska Cruise
This vacation features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon have to offer, including a 7-night Alaska cruise. Begin your trip in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, then travel to Whittier for a cruise on Prince William Sound. View as many as 26 tidewater and hanging glaciers, and watch for whales, seals, and eagles. Next, travel along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, the largest park in the U.S., and continue to Tok, the "Dog Sled Capital of the World." Enter Canada's Yukon Territory and overnight in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Follow the Trail of '98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter, and continue to Skagway—with its wooden sidewalks and colorful saloons. Spend two nights in Dawson City and soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town on your sightseeing tour.
Cross back into Alaska via the Top of the World Highway and see spectacular scenery. In Fairbanks, Alaska's second-largest city, enjoy your sightseeing tour and board a sternwheeler riverboat cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Next: ride the legendary Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park for free time to explore on your own. Or take an optional wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; take an optional helicopter ride over the park; or raft down the Nenana River. On your way back to Anchorage, stop at the Iditarod Visitor Center to learn more about this epic race. Then board your cruise ship for a spectacular journey through Alaska's picturesque Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Hear the thunderous roar as glaciers crash into the sea, experience some of Alaska's small towns, and watch for wildlife such as sprouting whales and soaring eagles. What a great way to end your Alaska and the Yukon vacation! It's a trip of a lifetime!