Cruise ship in Glacier Bay cruising towards Johns Hopkins Glacier in Alaska
Caption: Cruise ship in Glacier Bay cruising towards Johns Hopkins Glacier in Alaska
Caption: Downtown Skagway bustles with cruise passengers enjoying the natural beauty. Editorial credit: Shutterstock
Caption: Ketchikan - Native American Totems & Clan Houses
Caption: View point of Mendenhall Glacier and Lake in Juneau, Alaska. Editorial Credit: Shutterstock
Caption: Inside Passage, Alaska. Chilkat Peninsula, Chilkat Inlet and the Sinclair Mountain in the background
Caption: View of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Caption: Vanouver
Caption: Caribou deer in front of mount Denali, Denali NP, Alaska
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Journey Price: $9,999
9,999 Points Applied: -$2,000
Cash Remainder: $7,999
Prices per person sharing a room. 20¢ per point

 Deposit $600 per person.
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a cabin/room. Single room supplement $3,388.00.

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  • Sept 2, 2020. Alaska and Canada Group Escorted Journey.
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    02 Sep - 15 Sep 2020 from $9,999 Book Now
  • Sept 2, 2020. Silver & Standard members: Alaska & Canada Escorted Journey.
    Apply 9,999 points per person at $0.20 per point leaving a cash remainder of $7,999 per person sharing.
    02 Sep - 15 Sep 2020 from $7,999 Book Now
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Journey Snapshot

Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Alaska and Canada - Mother Nature's Showcase
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
Flight information: Please arrange you flights into Anchorage International Airport [ANC] on Day 1 & depart on Day 14 from Vancouver International Airport [YVR]
Pickup location: Anchorage International Airport [ANC]

Overview

September 2, 2020

The majesty of Canada and Alaska, including Denali, Juneau and the inside passage, make the perfect setting to explore sheer natural beauty.

A picture is worth a thousand words - join The Big Journey Company on this escorted tour to take your own pictures of vast and majestic landscapes of Canada and Alaska that are almost impossible to do justice to with words. Enjoy a glass-roofed train viewing some of North America's highest peak, flight-seeing over the wildlife of the Denali backcountry and city tours in the two cosmopolitan cities of Anchorage and Vancouver. Spend 7 nights cruising the Gulf of Alaska along the Pacific coast from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada, witnessing calving glaciers, the Klondike National Park and the Salmon Capital of the World. Opportunities to fill your eyes and your memories abound every day!

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Welcome to Alaska!
DAY 2 - Anchorage City Tour
DAY 3 - Denali GoldStar Train Journey to Denali National Park.
DAY 4 - Denali Backcountry Adventure Day
DAY 5 - Park’s Highway to Seward. Embark Cruise Ship
DAY 6 - Day at Sea - to Glacier Bay
DAY 7 - Cruise Glacier Bay
DAY 8 - Port of Call Skagway
DAY 9 - Port of Call Juneau
DAY 10 - Port of Call Ketchikan
DAY 11 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
DAY 12 - Disembark in Vancouver
DAY 13 - Vancouver City Tour
DAY 14 - Farewell to Canada and Home
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Full Itinerary

DAY 1 - Welcome to Alaska!

On arrival at Anchorage International Airport [ANC], you will be met in arrivals and transferred to our hotel for this evening. There you will meet your Big Journey Company Tour Director.

Accommodation: HILTON ANCHORAGE  

DAY 2 - Anchorage City Tour

Today we will enjoy a half day of sightseeing. Highlights of today include the Port of Anchorage, Ship Creek, Bootleggers Cove and the Chugach Mountains. We will also step out for a short walk at Flat Top Mountain where you will experience beautiful views (weather permitting).
The rest of today will be spent at leisure for you to follow your own interests until we reconvene for a welcome dinner together this evening.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: HILTON ANCHORAGE  

DAY 3 - Denali GoldStar Train Journey to Denali National Park.

After breakfast today we head to Anchorage train station for a spectacular, upgraded GoldStar service aboard the Denali Star train. GoldStar passengers enjoy confirmed upper level dome car seating with glass roof, priority check-in and a private outdoor viewing deck. Seating is plush, leather trimmed and with more leg room than most first class airline seats you will be able to make the very most of the amazing views on this journey. What an amazing introduction to the rivers and mountains of South-Central Alaska, and Denali peak, the tallest mountain in North America.
On arrival in Denali, we will be transferred to our hotel for this evening.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: GRANDE DENALI LODGE  

DAY 4 - Denali Backcountry Adventure Day

Pickup from the hotel will be very early this morning in order to make the most of our backcountry adventure today. First we explore the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on our way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge, searching for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife. Our local guide will discuss with us the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous opportunities to stop for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and we will also enjoy complimentary snacks.
Lunch is included at Denali Backcountry Lodge. While at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. We will return to the park entrance on a small bush plane for a majestic flightseeing tour of the park- another opportunity to see the best of what this area has to offer.

Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
Accommodation: GRANDE DENALI LODGE  

DAY 5 - Park’s Highway to Seward. Embark Cruise Ship

Today we travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska’s spectacular scenery and small historic towns. We will stop in Anchorage for you to enjoy lunch at your leisure.
After lunch, we continue on to Seward along the scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area.
We arrive at the cruise dock in Seward at 17:00 to board our cruise ship for the next 7 days.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC) 

DAY 6 - Day at Sea - to Glacier Bay

Today you will enjoy the facilities of the ship while sailing southeast to Glacier Bay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM  

DAY 7 - Cruise Glacier Bay

A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC). 

DAY 8 - Port of Call Skagway

By the end of the 19th century, Skagway was the largest city in Alaska. Klondike booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Explore the town at your leisure with a shore excursion. Perhaps you might choose to explore the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC). 

DAY 9 - Port of Call Juneau

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC). 

DAY 10 - Port of Call Ketchikan

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The town calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. The main attractions for you to explore at your leisure– Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC). 

DAY 11 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: MS NOORDAM Verandah Stateroom (category VC). 

DAY 12 - Disembark in Vancouver

After breakfast we disembark in Vancouver, Canada. We will be transferred to our hotel here the rest of today will be spent at leisure for you to find your land-legs and explore a little of the area at your own pace.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: SHERATON VANCOUVER WALL CENTRE HOTEL  

DAY 13 - Vancouver City Tour

After breakfast in the hotel, today we will enjoy a city tour of Vancouver with a local guide. We will explore Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge, English Bay ad more. We will stop at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, where you are invited to venture across Vancouver's oldest visitor attraction. There is something for everyone here- facts and fiction at the Story Centre, exhibits at the Living Forest, guided nature walks through the West Coast Rain Forest, shopping at the Trading Post, colourful totem poles and native carving.
This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner together at a local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: SHERATON VANCOUVER WALL CENTRE HOTEL  

DAY 14 - Farewell to Canada and Home

Following breakfast, we will arrange your transfer to Vancouver International Airport to meet your departure flights.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: none 

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • Airport transfers on Day 1 from Anchorage International Airport and to Vancouver Airport on Day 14.
  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals detailed as detailed in the itinerary
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Entrance fee into Capilano Suspension Bridge, Stanley Parks fee, Granville Island fee.
  • Tour Director from The Big Journey Company as well as the local english speaking Tour Guide (subject to minimum group size being reached.)

What's not included

  • Flights to arrive on Day 1 at Anchorage International Airport [ANC] and depart on Day 14 from Vancouver International Airport [YVR] 
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities to drivers, guides or rangers etc
  • Visas, travel and medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any optional activities offered

Important information

  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • British and EU citizens are required to have a visa for travel in the US and Canada. 
  • Check in is after 2:00 - 3:00pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday.
  • Deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.
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    02 Sep - 15 Sep 2020 from $9,999 Book Now
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    Apply 9,999 points per person at $0.20 per point leaving a cash remainder of $7,999 per person sharing.
    02 Sep - 15 Sep 2020 from $7,999 Book Now
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