Alaska and The Yukon Cruise Tour

  • June 12 - July 1, 2019 (Southbound Cruise)
  • June 17 - July 6, 2019 (Northbound Cruise)
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Highlights

Seven nights aboard the ‘Norwegian Jewel’
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Riverboat Discovery including lunch
Salmon Bake Dinner
Golden Heart Revue
Watson Lake Signpost Forest
Gold Panning
Diamond Tooth Gerties
The “Midnight Dome”
Fort Nelson Museum
City Tours of Anchorage, Fairbanks & Dawson City
Farewell Dinner
WestWorld Picnics

 

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Itinerary

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Day 1 Home Cities to Edmonton, AB

Day 1

Home Cities to Edmonton, AB

Fly from your home cities to Edmonton or take the WestWorld Coach from Regina and Saskatoon.

Day 2 Edmonton to Fort St. John, BC

Day 2

Edmonton to Fort St. John, BC

Dawson Creek is where “Mile 0” of the Alaskan Highway begins and this is one of our stops today.

Day 3 Fort St John to Fort Nelson, BC

Day 3

Fort St John to Fort Nelson, BC

As we leave Fort St John we really feel the Northern adventure has begun!  We will make a stop at the Fort Nelson Museum.

Day 4 Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, BC

Day 4

Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, BC

Get used to the beautiful scenery you’ll be seeing a lot more of it over the next few days. Our day finishes with a stop at the Sign Post Forest. You are welcome to bring along your own sign, your tour director will have everything you need to put it up!
 

Day 5 Watson Lake to Whitehorse, YT

Day 5

Watson Lake to Whitehorse, YT

On our way into Whitehorse you will be treated to the beautiful scenery of Miles Canyon.

Day 6 Whitehorse to Skagway, Alaska and return

Day 6

Whitehorse to Skagway, Alaska and return

We will see yet another side of the amazing Alaska Gold Rush history from a sea perspective. This little port town was the gateway for the gold seekers, many of whom never returned, and we get there via the beautiful and historic White Pass and Yukon Railroad.

Day 7 Whitehorse to Dawson City, YT

Day 7

Whitehorse to Dawson City, YT

Dawson City is a true Gold Rush town still boasting gravel roads and wooden sidewalks and history galore. Tonight you will visit Diamond Tooth Gerties.

Day 8 Dawson City

Day 8

Dawson City

You will experience the Gold Rush yourself with a chance to pan for gold. We will have a local guide for an amazing historic tour of Dawson City area to help us see the way it was here 100 years ago.  A visit to the ‘Midnight Dome’ is planned for tonight.

Day 9 Dawson City to Fairbanks, AK

Day 9

Dawson City to Fairbanks, AK

After a special stop to visit the North Pole and “Santa Claus House”, our day will finish in Fairbanks for a two night stay.

Day 10 Fairbanks

Day 10

Fairbanks

An exciting day starts with a city tour of Fairbanks. Board the Riverboat Discovery. You will see a bush plane taking off from a “bush” style runway, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher, and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture. Alaskan Native guides who have worked and lived in Alaska will take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. Your lunch will be included today and to top off the day, a fantastic Salmon Bake Dinner, followed by the Golden Heart Revue show.

Day 11 Fairbanks to Anchorage, AK

Day 11

Fairbanks to Anchorage, AK

See incredible Mt McKinley on our way past Denali National Park. The next two nights will be spent in Anchorage for more fun and adventure.

Day 12 Anchorage

Day 12

Anchorage

We will start the day with a City Tour and then more time to explore on your own.

Day 13 Anchorage and Board the Norwegian’s Jewel for the Alaska Cruise.

Day 13

Anchorage and Board the Norwegian’s Jewel for the Alaska Cruise.

This afternoon, board the Jewel for the Alaska Cruise.

Day 14 Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Day 14

Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier.  It’s 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.

Day 15 Icy Strait Point

Day 15

Icy Strait Point

The Icy Strait Point experience combine authentic regional culture with incredible natural beauty.  Enjoy Tlingit dancing and art.

Day 16 Port in Juneau & Cruise Sawyer Glacier

Day 16

Port in Juneau & Cruise Sawyer Glacier

Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park.

Day 17 Skagway

Day 17

Skagway

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers.  Today, travellers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush Days.

Day 18 Ketchikan l

Day 18

Ketchikan l

It’s Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.”  Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree.  Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded b some of the world’s most lush wilderness.

Day 19 Inside Passage Cruising

Day 19

Inside Passage Cruising

This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in the entire world.  Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Day 20 Vancouver to home

Day 20

Vancouver to home

Disembark and transfer to the airport.

 

 

Day 21 Reverse Itinerary for Northbound Cruise

Day 21

Reverse Itinerary for Northbound Cruise

With the itinerary reversed on the June 17th departure the ports of call will be as follows:

 

Day 1 Vancouver

Day 2 Inside Passage cruising

Day 3 Ketchikan

Day 4 Juneau

Day 5 Skagway

Day 6 Cruise Glacier Bay

Day 7 Hubbard Glacier cruising

Day 8 Seward and start coach tour

Day 9 Anchorage

Day 10 & 11 Fairbanks

Day 12 & 13 Dawson City

Day 14 & 15 Whitehorse

Day 16 Watson Lake

Day 17 Fort Nelson

Day 18 Fort St. John

Day 19 Edmonton

Day 20 Home