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Jewels of Alaska (Optional Rocky Mountaineer)

The Ultimate Wilderness Adventure! Experience a stunning land journey through the Alaska Wilderness and then finish with a Scenic Glacier Cruise down through the inside passage.

25th August 2019
16 Day

Day 1 Sunday 25th August 2019 MELBOURNE, BRISBANE (D) 

This afternoon we make our way down to the Melbourne Airport where we will be flying Qantas into Brisbane. Once arrived into Brisbane a transfer service will be waiting to take you to your accommodation which will be the Pullmans Brisbane Airport. Settle in for the evening as you enjoy a two-course dinner in the hotels restaurant.

Day 2 Monday 26th August 2019 BRISBANE, VANCOUVER, ANCHORAGE (B,D)

This Morning enjoy a full breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the Brisbane International Airport. Proceed through airport formalities today you will be flying with Air Canada.

Welcome to Canada! As you arrive in Vancouver transit through for your flight to Anchorage which will be with Air Canada.

Your adventure now begins as you arrive in Anchorage. Be met by a representative that will take you to your Hotel which will be Hotel Captain Cook.  Get settled in your hotel for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city. Meet you Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.


After a hearty Breakfast, board a motorcoach for your journey to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. You may catch your first views of incredible Denali along the way. Once you arrive at the Lodge, the mountain is visible from nearly anywhere on the property. Take in those sensational views with a glass of wine in the Great Room or on the expansive deck. Dinner is included at the North Fork Restaurant this evening.

Day 4 Wednesday 28th August 2019 MT MCKINLEY PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE (B,D)

A full day at the Mt. McKinley princess Wilderness Lodge means you will have ample time to both relax and explore. The Nature trails around the grounds is a pleasant way to get a sense of the place. Staff can help you choose from a generous offering of outdoor activities.

Day 5 Thursday 29th August 2019 DENALI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE (B,D)

Enjoy a scenic motorcoach drive to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, located just outside the national park entrance. Why not get to know the splendour of the park with one of a variety of activities including a husky homestead tour, fly fishing or a Glacier landing via helicopter. This evening, you will be treated to dinner at the King Salmon Restaurant.

Day 6 Friday 30th August 2019 DENALI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE (B,L,D)

Start your morning with a quick stop at the Music of Denali Theatre for a hearty buffet breakfast. Explore Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as moose, caribour and Dall sheep. This evening, enjoy the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre.

Day 7 Saturday 31st August 2019 SCENIC RAIL, WHITTIER (B,L,D)

Enjoy the scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness in the Great Land on the Direct to the Wilderness rail service. Once in Whittier, you will step onto your ship for the beginning of your unforgettable cruise.

Day 8 Sunday 1st September 2019 HUBBARD GLACIER (B,L,D), SCENIC CRUISING

Spend the day exploring the amazing Hubbard Glacier. The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But its when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high.


Just west of Juneau, the breathtaking Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, boasts some of the worlds most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaskas magnificent park system.

Day 10 Tuesday 3rd September 2019 SKAGWAY (B,L,D)

Today explore Skagaway and its gold mining history of an era gone by.

Day 11 Wednesday 4th September 2019 JUNEAU (B,L,D)

Today explore the stunning landscapes of Juneau famous for its rich gold mining history, breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Day 12 Thursday 5th September 2019 KETCHIKAN (B,L,D)

Ketchikan is known as Alaskas first city because its the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich native heritage, which includes the worlds oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Centre. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city colourful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sport fishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 13 Friday 6th September 2019 AT SEA (B,L,D)

Today, enjoy a day at sea to relax and enjoy the onboard activities.

Day 14 Saturday 7th September 2019 VANCOUVER (B)

As you arrive into Vancouver, a day trip has been organised for you. City sights include. Vancouver Lookout Tower, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Granville Island, Stanley Park Totem Poles, Stanley Park Prospect Point (Lookout at the Highest Point), Lions Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Gastown, English Bay before heading out to the airport for your Air Canada flight back to Brisbane.

If you would like to extend your journey, have free time in Vancouver or do a Rocky Mountaineer Train journey around Canada please contact our office for a quote.

Day 15 Sunday 8th September 2019 VANCOUVER, BRISBANE

In Flight

Day 16 Monday 9th September 2019 BRISBANE, MELBOURNE

Welcome back to Australia! Proceed through airport formalities and transit through to domestic for a Qantas flight back to Melbourne. On arrival in Melbourne a Cardwells representative will take you back home after an enjoyable trip to beautiful Alaska.


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Tour: Jewels of Alaska (Optional Rocky Mountaineer) on 25th August 2019