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Vancouver to Fairbanks
14 days
Tour code: URA14F

Includes return flights from the UK. Cruise the spectacular coastline of Alaska’s Inside Passage, including a full day at Glacier Bay. Then head inland for the wilds of Denali National Park.

What's included?

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • 12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 9 Dinners
  • Seven-night Inside Passage Cruise in an Ocean View Stateroom
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director and dedicated Cruise Liaison, plus local guides in select locations
  • Enjoy a trip aboard the McKinley Explorer train to Denali
  • Set out on a tundra wilderness tour through Denali National Park


Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds


Day 1
Depart London, Arrive Vancouver
Fly to Vancouver where you'll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director and fellow guests during a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

Day 2
Vancouver, Embark Ship
After breakfast, board your premium cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Seven Night Cruise, Holland America Line in an Ocean View Stateroom

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
The Inside Passage
Relax and take in the scenery as your ship journeys past rocky headlands and glides through the Inside Passage. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the array of onboard facilities available.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 4
This morning after breakfast, you will arrive in the beautiful Alaskan town of Ketchikan, (the salmon capital of the world), renowned for its idyllic scenery and rich Alaska Native culture. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore at your leisure.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Today your journey brings you to the Alaskan capital of Juneau. Perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, consider joining a dog sled ride over a glacier, sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or try panning for gold in this former gold rush town (all at own expense).

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the local wildlife (own expense).

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Glacier Bay National Park
Wake to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park and discover why the area has received World Heritage status. Gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers join you on board to talk about this region.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Day at Sea
Today marks your final day on board. Spend time cruising north through the open water of the Gulf of Alaska, enjoying the fresh ocean air and endless horizon. Relax on board and make the most of your ship’s premium facilities.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Disembark Ship, Whittier, Anchorage
After a final breakfast on board, you will disembark in the Alaskan city of Whittier. From here, travel to Anchorage via the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where you will enjoy the opportunity to feed a moose and learn about Canada's national animal on a moose encounter program.

Stay: Anchorage Hotel

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Anchorage, Denali
Journey through Alaska's stunning wilderness on today's Insider Experience. This evening, enjoy a hearty meal at Karstens Restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 11
Denali National Park
On today’s Insider Experience, enjoy exploring the work of wildlife biologists and learn why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska.

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Denali, Fairbanks
Get a feel for Fairbanks life today as you cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler. You’ll be transported into the Alaskan wilderness and go ashore for a tour through a replica of a Native Alaskan Athabaskan village. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the river, seeing local wildlife along the way. This evening, join a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Westmark, Fairbanks Hotel

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Depart Fairbanks
Your incredible journey of Alaska comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Arrive London
Arrive back in London today.

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