Best of Alaska 2018

ALKDiscover the Wonders and Wilderness of “the Last Frontier”

  NEW FOR 2018  


13 Days • 12 Nights • 26 Meals

Jul 6-18 | Jul 13-25 | Aug 17-29

Depart/Return: Anchorage, AK/Vancouver, BC

Price Per Person: Double From: $3,797; Single From: $6,455*

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $318 night-Anchorage/$418 night-Vancouver

(*Prices vary based upon date and stateroom category – Inside, Outside or Verandah – selected for cruise portion of this vacation package.)

Itinerary & Info Sheet


About the Tour

Experience both bucket-list highlights and hidden gems of “the Last Frontier” by rail, sail and coach on this discovery of Alaska’s natural splendor, summer bounty and frontier history. Range across colorful tundras, cruise pristine waterways, travel amid magnificent glaciers and mountain peaks...and encounter unbelievable wildlife. Watch for whales and sea lions or even a tidewater glacier calving on a cruise around Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight right inside famed Denali National Park before riding an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train from Canada’s Yukon to historic Skagway. En route, meet mushers and fishermen, discover native cultures, and marvel at agriculture in the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Unpack for a 4-night cruise aboard Holland America’s gorgeous ms Volendam, sailing to the ice-studded fjords of Glacier Bay, the scenic port of Ketchikan, and through the Inside Passage.

*Book by Feb. 28, 2018 to receive free air up to $500.00 per person! (If airfare is more than $500, you simply pay the difference.)

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Itinerary & Info Sheet

Dates and Pricing per Person

Helpful Information

Related Interest

Terms & Conditions

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing a 2-night stay in vast Denali National Park, home to North America’s highest mountain peak
  • Spend 2 nights in Anchorage, AK's largest city
  • Meet Iditarod Champion Martin Buser
  • Follow the Gold Rush trail on the White Pass & Yukon R.R.
  • See amazing wildlife, sea life, glaciers & native cultures
  • Cruise on Resurrection Bay, watching for sealife sailing through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Sail Holland America’s ms Volendam from the Gold Rush town of Skagway to Glacier Bay N.P., Ketchikan and the Inside Passage
  • Enjoy ms Volendam’s onboard activities, from cooking demonstrations and naturalist talks to Broadway reviews and fitness facilities
  • Cruise Chena River aboard an authentic sternwheeler riverboat
  • Experience up to 22 hours of summer daylight in Fairbanks (dependent on date selected)


Optional Excursions/Extensions

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 Misty Fjords or a “flight-seeing tour” of Denali.

These options are offered directly with Holland America, and may be booked online at 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.


Helpful Information

Average Temp:

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 11:30 a.m. on Day 13.

Airport Info: Hotels offers complimentary airport shuttle service.

Vehicle Parking: N/A

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 most hotels. Guest laundry on board the ms Volendam. Exercise room & swimming pool on board the ms Volendam and at Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.

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 your cruise. However, the last night is the Captain's Farewell 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


2018 Dates and Pricing Per Person

Cabin InsideOutsideVerandah
Occupancy Double Single Double Single Double Single
$3,897 $6,585 $4,097 $6,945 $4,647 $7,995
Aug $3,797 $6,455 $3,997 $6,815 $4,597 $7,925






Tour Taxes:
Double: $246 and  Single: $301


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