Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

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8 days from

£3111

* Current p/p indicative rate.

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Highlights

• Full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback • Maximum adventure ashore and afloat • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific • Haines—hiking, biking, rafting, and history • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

Capacity: 60, Types: ExpeditionSingle cabins
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We plan to spend 2 full days in the extraordinary Glacier Bay, home to 8 tidewater glaciers and dozens of other mountain glaciers. We will have opportunities to walk, kayak and/or take a skiff safari, and there is also plenty of opportunity for spectacular wildlife viewing from your vessel as she can get close in to some of the wildlife hotspots. We will visit The South Marble Islands, a great place to see sea lions, puffins, sea otters and a variety of other sea birds. There are often bears and mountain goats to be seen, either fishing in the outlets of salmon rivers or clinging to the seemingly sheer face of sea cliffs.

We hope and expect to see dozens of Humpbacks, feeding, breathing, diving and breaching. We will go ashore at several points to walk in the forest or comb the beaches for marine wildlife, and there will be opportunities every day to kayak or take a skiff safari and we expect to see sea lions, harbour seals, bald eagles, sea otters and perhaps bears, orca and other whales.

We will visit historic Haines, a small fishing port that was on the goldrush route, and is home to one of the world's most esoteric museums' a museum of Hammers! We also have the chance to go hiking, biking, rafting, and exploring history. And with a bit of luck in September there is a chance to see the Aurora Borealis.

While on board you will be royally looked after by the crew of around 38. The days starts with a pre-breakfast breakfast as 06.30 for the early risers, dawn watchers and those still with jetlag, and optional yoga on the aft deck at 06.45. Main breakfast is served at 07.30, you can choose from a variety of eggs, bacon, sausage, omelette, or other extravagant breakfast helpings (steak, smoke salmon etc) and the team will serve you at your table. Mornings and afternoons are usually for one of the days activities (kayak, walk, skiff tours or perhaps just cruising past glaciers, wildlife or whales), before you are back into the restaurant for a three course lunch, again with top restaurant style service. Tea and coffee or hot chocolate are available all day and a selection of cakes and biscuits will appear in the afternoon, and a 3 course dinner, meat, fish or vegetarian, is served at 19.30.

There will usually be a chat from the expedition leader in the (free) bar at about 17.30 to explain the following days programme and answer any questions, and often one of the crew or the National Park Ranger that joins us while we are in Glacier Bay will give a chat on some aspect of Alaska. And at sometime during the week you will be offered a free Swedish style massage, and usually towards the end of the week you will have the chance to take a Polar plunge - Not everyone's cup of tea but very refreshing and even exhilarating for those that can bring themselves to leap into the icy waters!

Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

Fares Include:

Onboard meals 

Onboard spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages

Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days

Entry fees to parks/preserves

From-the-vessel activities and equipment 

Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment and yoga mats

 

 

 

• Full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback • Maximum adventure ashore and afloat • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific • Haines—hiking, biking, rafting, and history • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

30 May, 2020 to 06 June, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
06 June, 2020 to 13 June, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
13 June, 2020 to 20 June, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
20 June, 2020 to 27 June, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
27 June, 2020 to 04 July, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
04 July, 2020 to 11 July, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
11 July, 2020 to 18 July, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
18 July, 2020 to 25 July, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
25 July, 2020 to 01 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
01 August, 2020 to 08 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
08 August, 2020 to 15 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
15 August, 2020 to 22 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
22 August, 2020 to 29 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Navigator Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4915 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 6391 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 5325 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
29 August, 2020 to 05 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Single
£ 5407 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4669 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 3603 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
05 September, 2020 to 12 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Single
£ 5407 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 3603 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 4259 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4669 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
12 September, 2020 to 19 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Single
£ 5448 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 3111 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4177 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
19 September, 2020 to 26 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Single
£ 4669 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
202 Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower
Pathfinder Cabin
£ 4177 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
303-306 Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower
Navigator Cabin
£ 3111 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
Navigator Cabin
200-208, 210 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
Trailblazer Cabin
£ 3849 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees £308 GBP pp)
301-302, 307-320 Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower
show reverse itinerary
DAY 1 Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.

DAY 2 Icy Strait / Cross Sound

Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.

DAY 3 Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have three days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback.

DAY 4 Glacier Bay National Park

Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Step on deck with the ranger and take it all in.

DAY 5 Glacier Bay National Park

There’s adventure afloat and ashore. Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow. Follow the seal barks and chatter of birds by kayak and skiff. Pull on your gummies for a hike in boot-sucking mud across a glacial moraine. Then head up. The view is powerful. Back on the boat, don’t pass on your chance for a polar plunge, and then beeline straight for the hot tub. Bid adieu to your ranger this evening and take a forest walk at Bartlett Cove, if there’s daylight left.

DAY 6 Captain's Choice

Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand—conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait? Whichever, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively.

DAY 7 Haines, Alaska

The center of adventure. Tucked beneath snowcapped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”—the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. Tonight, it’s a festive Farewell Dinner. A “photo journal” of your trip by your expedition team is the cherry on top.

DAY 8 Juneau - Disembarkation

Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport.

Please Note:

Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Wilderness Adventurer

Built/renovated 1984/2011
Length 160 feet

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through and both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

The vessel is outfitted with adventure gear including kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, wet suits and snorkel equipment, and yoga mats. The EZ Dock launch platform on the main deck makes getting into the water a cinch. A hydrophone and a bow-mounted underwater camera share the sounds and sights below the surface. The onboard wellness program includes a hot tub and fitness equipment.

There are three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Adventurer: Navigator; Trailblazer; and Pathfinder. Pathfinder cabins accommodate singles and doubles.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; private bath with shower; a view window (no portholes).

Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Cabin layout for Wilderness Adventurer

Includes

Onboard meals 

Onboard spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages

Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days

Entry fees to parks/preserves

From-the-vessel activities and equipment 

Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment and yoga mats

 

Denali National Park - UN

$3995.00
DAY 1 Saturday: Anchorage Welcomed at the Anchorage airport and escorted to your hotel, meet your guide and fellow travelers at an evening wine and cheese reception. Overnight at Hilton Anchorage (or similar). DAY 2 Sunday: Talkeetna Mountains (BLD) Hop the rails in a deluxe dome railcar to Talkeetna, while your guide narrates sights and points of interest along the way. Take a break for lunch and exploring at this “Denali adventure hub,” followed by a guided, meandering hike on the Talkeetna Lakes trail—the perfect introduction to the northern Alaskan forest. Later, check into the lodge. A local naturalist meets you after dinner for a presentation on tomorrow’s activities as well as the region’s natural history—flora, geology, fauna. Overnight at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (or similar). DAY 3 Monday: Talkeetna Mountains (BL) Expert backcountry hiking and kayak guides take you on a day of adventure. Denali State Park trails uncover the plants, birds, and animals of these mountains. You have two options today: tighten your hiking boots and take a steady climb as far as 1,500 feet with staggering views of Mt. Denali and the Alaska Range when the clouds part, or soak in the scenery on a lower elevation nature walk. After an included lunch, gear up and get out on Byers Lake with a kayak and local residents (trumpeter swans, loons, beavers). Keep your eyes peeled. Grab dinner in the charming recreation hub of Talkeetna or at the hotel on your own. Overnight at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (or similar). DAY 4 Tuesday: Denali National Park (BLD) Delve further into the Alaskan Range aboard a deluxe dome railcar for an eye-popping view on your way to Denali National Park. Optional tours for purchase include river rafting and Denali flightseeing, or take advantage of no-cost options like hikes and interpretive programs at the park headquarters. Overnight at Denali Bluffs Hotel (or similar). DAY 5 Wednesday: Denali National Park (BLD) All Denali, all day long. It’s a Tundra Wilderness Tour on a full-day excursion into the heart of the park. Your narrated tour with a certified driver-naturalist digs deep into Denali’s history while staying on the lookout for hawks, wolves, moose, bear, and Dall sheep. Relax from a big day with an overnight at Denali Bluffs Hotel (or similar). DAY 6 Thursday: Anchorage (BLD) Your morning motor coach ride is bound for Anchorage. Make a special stop for lunch and to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Discover Native traditions and legends about Alaska's Native tribes through presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations. After your cultural exploration, it’s a short ride into the city to check in and freshen up before your final dinner with your travel mates. Overnight at Hilton Anchorage (or similar). DAY 7 Friday: Anchorage (B) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to join your UnCruise adventure.
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