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14 Days • 13 Nights • 25 Meals
Jul 18-31 SOLD OUT | Aug 1-14 | Aug 15-28
Depart/Return: Seattle, WA
Price Per Person: Double: From $3,477*; Single: From $5,875*
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $178/night
(*Prices vary based upon date and stateroom category – Inside, Outside or Verandah – selected for cruise portion of this vacation package.)
About the Tour
Come strike “gold”—golden memories to last a lifetime! Cruise pristine waterways…travel amid magnificent glaciers and mountain peaks…and relive the exciting days of the Gold Rush. Sail the beautiful Inside Passage aboard Holland America’s gorgeous ms Volendam, a scenic coastal route passing the islands of British Columbia, north to Alaska’s panhandle. Climb the captivating White Pass Trail on an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train, then ride an Explorer Coach™ into Canada’s majestic Yukon Territory and visit the capital, Whitehorse. Travel the Klondike Highway to the Gold Rush town of Dawson before flying to Fairbanks, where you may on some departures experience magical days of 22-hour daylight. Explore famed Denali, then watch for whales, birds and sea otters or even a tidewater glacier calving on a full-day cruise around Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park—a thrilling conclusion to this discovery of frontier history and natural splendor in the land of the midnight sun!
Itinerary & Info Sheet
Terms & Conditions
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- Enjoy an amazing a 2-night stay in vast Denali National Park, celebrating its 100th Anniversary, home to North America’s highest mountain peak
- Thrill to a full-day cruise of Resurrection Bay, watching for sealife sailing through Kenai Fjords National Park.
- Enjoy ms Volendam’s onboard activities, from cooking demonstrations and naturalist talks to Broadway reviews and fitness facilities
- Tour and dinner at Jewell Gardens, at a historic farm near the famous Gold Rush town of Skagway
- Cruise Chena River aboard an authentic sternwheeler riverboat
- Explore Alaskan culture at the Museum of the North and see the famous Alaska pipeline.
- Experience up to 22 hours of summer daylight in Fairbanks (dependent on date selected)
See More Ashore
Throughout your trip, you may choose among a variety of optional shore excursions. These range from simple park ranger talks to nature walks to river rafting trips, a trip to awesome Mendenhall Glacier or a “flight-seeing tour” of Denali.
These options are offered directly with Holland America, and may be booked online at www.hollandamerica.com or by calling the Shore Excursion Desk at 888-425-9376. A booking number provided on your invoice by Country Travel DISCOVERIES is required to reserve excursions.
high 67°/low 49° (August)
high 70°/low 52° (July)
Time Zone: Alaska (-3 hours from Central Time); Seattle (-2 hours from Central Time)
Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time: Schedule flight home to depart after 2:00 p.m. on Day 14. Should travelers want to fly directly home from Anchorage on Day 14, you may do so anytime on Day 14. A $250 Air Credit per person will be given to travelers flying home directly from Anchorage.
Airport Info: Starting hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle.
Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.
Walking Distance: Moderate walking is required to enjoy this tour to its fullest.
Currency: US and Canadian Dollar
Hotel Amenities: Hair dryer, iron, ironing board at hotels on Days 1, 2, 3, 4 & 13. Coffee makers at hotels on Days 1, & 8-11. Guest laundry on board the ms Volendam and at hotels on Days 1, 6-10 & 13. Exercise room & swimming pool on board the ms Volendam and at some hotels.
Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.
Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.
Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.
Additional Information: "Country Club" casual attire (excluding jeans and shorts) is recommended for dinners on the first and third evening of your cruise. The second night is the Captain's Formal Dinner and it is required that men wear a jacket and tie and ladies should bring along a nice dress, skirt & blouse or a nice pants suit. If you do not feel comfortable dressing for dinner in the formal dining room, there are alternate casual dining choices while on board. You may eat in the Lido Restaurant or choose room service, both are complimentary. A valid US Passport is required for travel to/from the United States.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/AKY
Tour Taxes: Double: $245 and Single: $284
By Nan Delwiche, Director of Operations
I’ve been coordinating travel programs for 17 years. I’ve enjoyed wonderful opportunities to see so many local treasures and natural attractions, and help people plan amazing vacations across the U.S, and worldwide. But, for those who call in seeking a truly unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime experience, I almost always start: Well, have you been to Alaska yet?