Day 1: Home - Anchorage, Alaska
Your tour opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here we embark on a true frontier adventure.
Day 2: Anchorage - Whittier
Today we journey to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board during this fully narrated scenic adventure. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3: Anchorage - Tok
Today’s drive to the small town of Tok is filled with incredible landscapes. We make our way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in all of the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travellers coming from or heading to Canada.
Day 4: Tok - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
A picturesque day awaits as we travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. For part of the day we’ll be riding amid Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system.
Day 5: Whitehorse - Skagway
Gol;d! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush and local characters like Soapy Smith. Time is available to independently explore this Alaskan coastal community, filled with quaint shops and plenty of history.
Day 6: Whitehorse - Carmacks - Dawson City
Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, we’ll stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted leaving behind a ghost town.
Day 7: Dawson City
Today it’s your choice! Get to know Dawson City’s history on a coach tour that includes Bonanza Creek. Or, embark on a walking tour showcasing the city’s rich gold rush history with a local guide. This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 8: Dawson City - Chicken - Fairbanks
An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. En route, stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska.
Day 9: Fairbanks
This morning enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; then visit the kennels of an Iditarod winner and see the champion sled dogs in action.
Day 10: Fairbanks - Denali
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits as you board a deluxe dome railcar for the ride to Denali National Park. Along the way, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theatre where the history of Mt. McKinley is performed by your waiters.
Day 11: Denali National Park
Travel over fifty miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour.* This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife.
Day 12: Denali - Talkeetna - Anchorage
Relax as we make our way back to Anchorage. Upon arrival, there’s plenty of time to independently explore the downtown area. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan adventure during a farewell dinner.
Day 13: Anchorage
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your adventure.