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Price Per person double occupancy
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Price Includes: First class lodging, baggage handling, modern transportation, expert Alaskan native guide, admissions, sightseeing as listed, 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 lunches.
Not Included: Airfare, gratuities for tour director, driver and items of personal nature.
Airport transfers are included only when airfare is purchased from Pilgrim Tours. Taxi service is available for those purchasing their airfare elsewhere.
Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.
In Fairbanks, highlights include traveling a step back in time aboard an authentic riverboat and viewing the magical gold exhibit at the museum. In Denali, searching the pristine wilderness for grizzly, moose, caribou as well as viewing incredible flora and fauna found around every curve. In Anchorage, be immersed in native culture and hear historic accounts of this thriving cosmopolitan city. Explore the Kenai Peninsula, known as the place Alaskans go to play. Meet homesteaders who traveled on dirt roads a short forty years ago; visit a historic cannery and learn the impact of the fishing community; learn about the Russian Orthodox culture on an Old Town Walking Tour of Kenai and experience the art community of Homer. In Prince William Sound enter a world where wonders never cease and hear the crackle of glaciers. This tour is ideal for those wanting an in-depth tour featuring the Best of Alaska!
Day 1: Arrival
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle and overnight in Anchorage.
Day 2: St. Elias National Park, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Fairbanks
Deluxe motorcoach for today's spectacular narrated journey to Fairbanks; better known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight and hear agricultural tales. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Overnight in Fairbanks. (Meals: B)
Day 3: Fairbanks Museum, River Cruise
Today meet your local Alaskan tour director and learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a city sightseeing adventure of Fairbanks with an included visit to the Fairbanks Museum. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Included cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Travel back to the time when traditional riverboats plied the waterways of Alaska's interior during the late 1800's. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake. Overnight Fairbanks.(Meals: B)
Day 4: Denali National Park
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 Mt. McKinley, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to the award winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King. Overnight at Denali. (Meals: B)
Day 5: Tundra Wilderness Tour
Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Overnight at Denali. (Meals: B, Snack Box Meal)
Day 6: Alaska Railroad, Anchorage
Enjoy a morning of leisure for on own exploration. This afternoon board the world famous Alaska Railroad for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks. Overnight in Anchorage. (Meals: B)
Day 7: Anchorage Tour, Native Heritage Center
Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal and share tales from the road with your traveling companions. Overnight in Anchorage. (Meals: B, D)
Day 8: Alaskan Artifacts, Specftacular Scenery, Homer
Exclusive motorcoach to the central peninsula community of Kenai. Visit the Kenai Cultural Center and see the incredible display of Alaskan artifacts. From here, enjoy a narrated walking tour of the old town village of Kenai and discuss the Russian Orthodox influence. Continue the motorcoach journey south and see spectacular scenery like volcanoes on the far side of the Cook Inlet, lush green valleys and an array of wildflowers. Included unique "Welcome to Homer" dinner. Overnight in Homer. (Meals: B, Box Lunch, D)
Day 9: Fish Cannery, Historical Outdoor Museum Village, Girdwood
Today, head north to the banks of the Kenai River and take a stroll down the dock to watch fishermen in this world class destination. Visit an authentic cannery, with a chance to explore this century old historic site and dine at leisure (lunch not included). Visit the Historical Society Museum and see early homestead cabins, the first area schoolhouse and enjoy the nature trail. Overnight Girdwood, located in the scenic Portage River Valley. (Meals: B)
Day 10: Wildlife Conservation Center, Prince William Sound, Anchorage
Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an up close look at some of Alaska's land critters. Continue touring to the port of Whittier for connections to a luxury high-speed catamaran. Cruise the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound and come face to face with tidewater glaciers plus an amazing array of wildlife. Motorcoach tour to Anchorage for overnight accommodations. (Meals: B, L)
Day 11: Home
Your Best of Alaska Escorted Land Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport.
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