Combine a weeklong Princess cruise through glacier-strewn waterways with a visit to Denali National Park, a rail trip, flightseeing, rafting in a bald eagle reserve, a sled dog experience and much more on this most unforgettable of Alaska tours from Tauck!

Experience a land of bald eagles, totem poles, calving glaciers, and majestic wildlife by land, sea, and air on Tauck's granddaddy of Alaska tours. Cruise the Alaska coast, Glacier Bay, and the Inside Passage aboard a Princess ship. Tour Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan... visit Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks... take a flightseeing tour over glaciers, a scenic rail journey, a jet boat cruise in the wild and a rafting trip in a bald eagle preserve. Cruise Prince William Sound. Meet an Iditarod champion musher and his Husky sled dogs; visit a homesteader at her wilderness farm; and embark on a private whale-watching cruise!

Private scenic flight to Talkeetna, jet boat cruise, Chilkat rafting experience, scenic rail journey, all private Tauck shore excursions and 7-night Princess cruise aboard the Golden Princess, Royal Princess or Island Princess; travel with Tauck's private group and a Tauck Director throughout your journey

Traveling Well Includes:
  • Travel with Tauck's private group and a Tauck Director throughout your journey
  • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $1,400
  • Anytime Dining and a Beverage Package aboard your Princess cruise ship
  • 7 nights on land in Anchorage, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park & Copper Center
  • 7-night cruise aboard the Golden Princess, Royal Princess or Island Princess
  • Private float plane flightseeing flight with views of Denali & Denali National Park
  • A jet boat cruise
  • A Chilkat rafting adventure
  • Unforgettable rail ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route
  • Scenic cruising at Hubbard Glacier & Glacier Bay; ferry travel on Lynn Canal
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 40 meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 13 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides and ship staff, taxes, fuel surcharges, admission fees and porterage

  • Call (616) 583-1900 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14346760

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    Duration
    15 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1AnchorageArrive Anchorage

    Tour begins: 6:30 PM, Hotel Captain Cook. A transfer from Anchorage International Airport to the Hotel Captain Cook is included. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Lodging:Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals: D
    Day 2AnchorageAlaskan traditions & a flight to the wilderness

    After a brief tour of Anchorage, a docent from the Anchorage Museum takes you through the museum's exhibit on the First Peoples of Alaska; its hundreds of artifacts were selected from the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution for interpretation with help from Native Alaskan advisers. Head next to Lake Lucille to board a float plane for some serious aerial sightseeing en route to the town of Talkeetna, near the base of Denali (North America's highest peak, formerly known as Mount McKinley). Continue by coach to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Trapper Creek for a two-night stay with views of the spectacular Alaska Range.

    Lodging:Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3TalkeetnaA wilderness homestead in Trapper Creek & a jet boat adventure

    A visit to the family homestead of Joanne Porterfield in Trapper Creek this morning offers a window into modern pioneer life; hear about the challenges and rewards of life on the land - trapping, farming, hunting and home schooling - at the family's Alaskan homestead. Next, take a jet boat cruise into untamed wildlands; the views of Mt. McKinley are made richer by the insights of a trained naturalist. Arrive late afternoon back at your lodge and enjoy dinner at your leisure.

    Lodging:Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Denali National ParkTo Denali & the Iditarod sled dogs of Husky Homestead

    Drive today to Denali National Park, one of the world's last unspoiled frontiers; arrive at your lodge near the entrance to the park, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, in time for lunch. This afternoon, visit Husky Homestead to meet former Iditarod champion musher Jeff King and his family... and of course their indomitable Husky sled dogs who live and train there. Enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants at your lodge tonight.

    Lodging:Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Denali National ParkExplore Denali National Park

    Rise early for a Tundra Wilderness Tour that takes you deep into the wilds of Denali National Park, a six-million-acre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, through forest and alpine tundra and over high mountain passes. Along the way you may see moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and grizzly bears and, depending on weather and visibility, awe-inspiring Denali itself - North America's highest peak at 20,310 feet. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure, and enjoy dinner on your own tonight.

    Lodging:Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L
    Day 6Copper CenterAcross the wilderness to Copper Center & mountain majesty

    Depart Denali this morning, traveling through high alpine country with views of Alaska Range peaks to your wilderness lodge in the small town of Copper Center - a gateway to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. At your lodge, relax over a dinner that features Alaskan salmon, a regional favorite.

    Lodging:Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Wrangell-St. Elias National ParkWrangell-St. Elias National Park

    At remote Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, a morning tour at the Visitor Center introduces its 15,000 square miles of unspoiled wild lands, the largest in the U.S. National Park system. You'll also view the Trans-Alaska Pipeline today, transporting crude oil to the port city of Valdez. Back at your lodge, enjoy time to take advantage of pristine walking trails, or go whitewater rafting or flightseeing (some at additional cost) before dinner.

    Lodging:Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8WhittierPrince William Sound & embark your cruise

    A drive through the Chugach Mountains where plant and wildlife amaze, stops at Worthing Glacier, then continues to Valdez. Sea conditions permitting, cross Prince William Sound by boat to Whittier; keep watch for whales, seals and soaring eagles and enjoy the mountain views. Your Princess ship awaits boarding across the sound and cruising begins.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 9Hubbard GlacierHubbard Glacier & a day at sea

    A day of scenic cruising heads toward Alaska's Hubbard Glacier, arriving roughly mid-afternoon. Known as the Galloping Glacier, this is North America's largest tidewater glacier. As you approach the glacier up close, its immensity (40 stories high) and phenomenal blue hues will amaze. You'll have a prime spot to watch for calving icebergs, wildlife and seabirds. Join the ship's Captain for a welcome reception this evening.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10Glacier BayCruising through glorious Glacier Bay during a day at sea

    Inspiration continues today as you cruise the waters of Glacier Bay, just west of Juneau. Your ship cruises along shorelines and islands completely covered by ice some 200 years ago. By the time naturalist John Muir visited the area in 1879, the ice had retreated some 30 miles to form the bay you're exploring today. Rugged mountains, spruce and hemlock forests, deep fjords, emerald waters and crisp fresh air are the day's companions, possibly along with sea otters, porpoises, seals and bald eagles. Early evening, enjoy the company of your fellow Tauck cruisers at a private cocktail party aboard ship before dinner.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 11SkagwaySkagway, rafting through bald eagle country & a vintage rail trip

    In historic Skagway, a gateway to the Klondike region, disembark this morning for a tour of the town and then travel by ferry on the Lynn Canal - the deepest, longest fjord in North America - to Haines. Here you'll begin a quiet raft trip* through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the world's largest congregation of bald eagles. Back in Skagway, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure - meeting up for the excitement of this evening's cliff-hanging rail ride up a mountain pass of nearly 3,000 ft. on the narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, before cruising continues.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12JuneauPrivate whale watching & more in Juneau

    Your ship arrives in Juneau, Alaska's capital city; set on a narrow strip of land between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, it's famous for its historic gold mines and mountain and water views. Disembark for sightseeing that includes a stop at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier, just 13 miles from downtown Juneau. While it may appear to be perfectly still, it is on the move, flowing downhill to shape the landscapes encountered along the way. Then spend much of the afternoon aboard an included private whale-watching cruise off Juneau. Reboard your Princess ship late this afternoon, and sail on to Ketchikan.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 13KetchikanExperiencing cultural heritage during a day spent in Ketchikan

    Dock in Ketchikan, an island town with a boisterous history of timber, gold and fishing. With forested slopes as the backdrop, Ketchikan's waterfront hops with floatplane, fishing boat and ferry activity. The town also has a rich native cultural heritage; learn more about what life was like for Alaska's native peoples a century ago at Saxman Native Village - a showcase of historic totem poles and a clan house. Afterward there's time to enjoy this colorful town on your own, perhaps with a walk along its historic boardwalk and the waterfront promenade.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 14Inside PassageA day spent cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend your final day of cruising along the majestic fjords, islands and coves of the famed Inside Passage; it's also a favored spot for bald eagles and sea lions, porpoises and whales - especially humpbacks - who thrive in the cold waters. Join us tonight for a farewell cocktail party before dinner.

    Lodging:Golden, Royal or Island Princess

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 15VancouverDisembark Vancouver and fly home

    Tour ends: Vancouver. Disembark ship in Vancouver. Disembark your Princess ship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Flights should depart after 12:00 noon; a transfer is included from the dock to Vancouver International Airport; you should allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/05/2019$7,490.00* (USD) / ISLAND PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    06/08/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / ROYAL PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
    06/15/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / GOLDEN PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    06/19/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / ISLAND PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    06/22/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / ROYAL PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    06/29/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / GOLDEN PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    07/27/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / GOLDEN PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    07/31/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / ISLAND PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
    08/03/2019$7,690.00* (USD) / ROYAL PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
    08/10/2019$7,490.00* (USD) / GOLDEN PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    08/14/2019$7,490.00* (USD) / ISLAND PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    08/17/2019$7,490.00* (USD) / ROYAL PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
    08/24/2019$7,190.00* (USD) / GOLDEN PRINCESS - LimitedQuote
    08/28/2019$7,190.00* (USD) / ISLAND PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
    08/31/2019$7,190.00* (USD) / ROYAL PRINCESS - AvailableQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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