AVYK ALASKA & YUKON EXPLORER TOUR

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

SS Klondike National Historic Site; Carmacks Boardwalk; Diamond Tooth Gerties; Gold Mining Dredge; Top of the World Highway; Alaskaland; Palace Grand Theatre; Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise; Chena Native Village; Denali National Park; Alaska Native Heritage Center; Prince William Sound Cruise; Kluane National Park Reserve; Kluane Museum of Natural History

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Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (see note below, if applicable) - All pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person pricing for the TOUR AND INTERNAL FLIGHTS ONLY; however, we can book flights from your home airport to join the tour for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Sat 09 Jun 2018Wed 20 Jun 2018 $4255 USD Guaranteed
Sat 21 Jul 2018Wed 01 Aug 2018 $4255 USD Guaranteed

BOTH DATES ARE GUARANTEED DEPARTURES! A 3.5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price.

Optional Single Supplement: $1180 USD (number of singles limited).


Tour Overview


This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

Anderson Vacations joined the Adventures Abroad family of companies in 2016 after 25+ years of offering quality touring experiences in Canada, Alaska, and the South Pacific. Adventures Abroad is delighted and proud to partner with AV in bringing AA travellers, old and new, a range of spectacular North American itineraries--from Eastern Canada, the far north and Alaska, British Columbia, and everywhere in between. The booking process and pre-trip service model remains the same--it's just like booking and travelling on an AA tour, with flights, insurance, one-stop-shopping, and all the consumer protection affiliations that protect your investment. The only difference is that you will be travelling with the fine folks at Anderson and other travellers from around the globe who may or may not have booked their trip through Adventures Abroad. Overall, the concept and philosophy are the same, with some small differences in inclusions and group size as noted under the "Trip Information" tab on this page. If you're looking for an adventure but not necessarily "abroad," let Anderson Vacations show you why they have become an industry leader offering sensational journeys right here in our own back yard.

Regions visited: North America
Countries visited: Canada and United States


Full Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Whitehorse, YT
Fly to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, and join the group.

Your Whitehorse tour* includes Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site.

* Note: Passengers must arrive in Whitehorse by 12:00pm on Day 1 to ensure plenty of time to join city tour at 3:30pm.

Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Day 2 Whitehorse - Dawson City, YT
Continue north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Laberge, made famous by Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Stop to view the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk and the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino featuring can-can girls led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself.

Overnight: Downtown Hotel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Dawson City, YT
Revisit history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America, then pan for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and recall the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past.

Overnight: Downtown Hotel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4 Dawson City, Yukon - Tok, Alaska
North to Alaska! Today you travel over the Top of the World Highway and stop at the unique town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan that resembles a chicken. Then it’s on to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and the sternwheelers once plied the river.

Overnight: Young’s Motel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5 Tok - Fairbanks, AK
Mail your postcards this morning at the North Pole, Alaska and stop by Santa Claus House. Continue on to Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska’s heartland. This afternoon board the Sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. You will see a bush plane taking off from a bush-style runway, witness the wedding of the rivers and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Native Village. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical revue at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.

Overnight: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 Fairbanks - Denali, AK
Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana to Denali National Park & Reserve. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon experience a wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. This tour offers a great opportunity to see wildlife in the park, in particular, grizzly bears, caribou, moose and even wolves. Return to Denali early evening.

Overnight: Denali Bluffs

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 Denali - Anchorage, AK
Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Explore the past and experience the first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Anchorage’s premier cultural attraction. Hear the songs and stories and see the dancers. This evening enjoy a group dinner with your new friends.

Overnight: Hilton Anchorage

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Prince William Sound Cruise
Today experience one of the tour highlights, cruising the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glides silently by. Pulling into a bay, the vessel floats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier, a river of ice. See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife. Delicious onboard lunch includes prime rib and salmon. This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close.

Overnight: Hilton Anchorage

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 Anchorage - Tok, AK
This morning see stunning vistas as you travel the Glenn Richardson Highway to Gakona Junction, climbing to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok, where you rejoin the Alaska Highway.

Overnight: Young’s Motel

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 Tok, AK - Whitehorse, YT
Today depart Tok and travel back into the Yukon and historic Burwash Landing. Travel alongside the magnificent St. Elias Range and Kluane National Park & Reserve, home of Canada’s highest mountain. En route, stops are scheduled at Kluane Park Visitor Centre, Kluane Museum of Natural History and Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre near Haines Junction, home of the Dall sheep. Arrive in Whitehorse to settle in for a two-night stay.

Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11 Skagway, AK
Travel west over the White Pass Summit and see some of the most panoramic views of the terrain en route to Skagway. For those who like to ride the rails an optional train trip to Skagway is offered on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, following the historic Chilkoot Trail, path of the gold seekers. You will fall in love with the quaint port village of Skagway, nestled into the harbour and full of Klondike history. At the end of the day, wind your way back to Whitehorse and join fellow passengers at a Farewell to the Yukon dinner.

Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12 Depart Whitehorse, YT
Today after breakfast, say goodbye to the Yukon and your new friends before you return home.
Included Meal(s): Breakfast

Tour Map

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*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.


Hotel List


The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.


Gold Rush Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Whitehorse
Country: Canada

This traditional hotel in downtown Whitehorse is a 13-minute walk from S.S. Klondike National Historic Site. Relaxed rooms and suites
... with TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves
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Downtown Hotel

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Dawson
Country: Canada

The Downtown Hotel is a hotel at Second Avenue and Queen Street in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. It contains 34
... The hotel has earned notoriety for serving a drink called the Sourtoe Cocktail, which features a real mummified human toe.
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Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Fairbanks
Country: United States

On the banks of the Chena River, this casual hotel features unassuming rooms with old-school furnishings offer flat-screen TVs, and
... have free Wi-Fi.
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Denali Bluffs

Rating: 2 Star Accommodation2 Star Accommodation
Location: Denali National Park And Preserve
Country: United States

Outdoor adventure and true Alaskan hospitality await you at the Denali Bluffs Hotel in the gentle lower slopes of Sugarloaf
... Ideally located, guests are close to area attractions, and surrounded by wilderness splendor.
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Hilton Anchorage

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation
Location: Anchorage
Country: United States

This modern downtown hotel is an 8-minute walk to the Anchorage Museum. All rooms (some with mountain or water views)
... contemporary decor and custom-designed beds, plus desks, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee).
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Trip Information

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Inclusions

This tour has been designed by, and will be operated by, our partners at Anderson Vacations based in Calgary, Canada.

'Classic' Touring Category:

The style Anderson Vacations travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the ‘must see’ sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and coach transport throughout the journey.

Expert Tour Leader or Driver/Guide
3-4 Star comfortable accommodation
Deluxe Coach transportation
Must See’ attractions included
Daily breakfast, some meals and most gratuities included (Tour Leader Gratuities excluded)

Airport transfers for all travellers are included regardless of whether or not you have booked your air through us (this is an exception to our usual policies pertaining to transfers). Early arrivals/late departures will also receive transfers so long as they book their extra accommodation at the group hotel through us.

Exclusions

The customary "end of trip" gratuity for the Tour Leader are not included in your tour price.

Airfare to the start point / from the end point are not included; contact us for a quote or you may book your own once our tour is "guaranteed." Travel Insurance is not included - call us for a quotation (or you may purchase your own).

A 3.5% Canadian tax (GST) will be levied on the land price and single supplement (if chosen), and any extra nights (if requested), and is not included in tour price. These amounts will be listed separately on your invoice. This amount is prorated to account for time spent in the USA.

A new fee is now being charged at the Alaska Border for anyone who is NOT an American or Canadian citizen. This fee is $8.00 US per person, and it MUST be paid in cash. You will be responsible for paying this fee yourself at the border crossing.

Seasonality and Weather

From May through September, visitors can expect pleasantly warm, long days as well as cool, comfortable nights. Alaska's coastal regions can experience some wet weather, as all coastal locations do, so be prepared for both sun and slight showers. You will be amazed at the number of hours of daylight that the northern towns of Fairbanks and Dawson City receive in June – up to 22 hours per day! And with these extra hours of sunlight, we are treated to an amazing array of special bonuses – an abundance of wildflowers, brilliant blue skies, and snow-capped mountain peaks!

Transport and Travel Conditions

Ground transport provided by deluxe touring coach.

This is a busy tour, but not strenuous. One must be prepared for some early starts and full (scenic!!) travelling days. Roads are excellent, but some slow and winding sections should be expected.

Accommodation

All accommodation is no less than 3-star standard. We always receive great reviews about the hotels' cleanliness, service, accessibility, and convenience/location. In two locations, we are limited to the accommodation and select the best that is available. Preferred hotel names are noted in the detailed itinerary.

Please click on "Map & Hotels" tab for more information.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver/s, local guides as necessary/appropriate.

Group Size

Maximum 28 plus Tour Leader