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Alaska by Rail and Sea

  • Fairbanks
  • Talkeenta
  • Anchorage
  • Seward
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Ketchikan
  • Icy Strait Point
  • Inside Passage
  • Vancouver
  • 15 nights from
  • £5,249 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1282

    • Book by 31st July & save £150 per person
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    • Free cabin upgrades available

Holiday Overview

Alaska by Rail and Sea

Trip of a lifetime across Alaska and Canada 

On this trip of a lifetime explore Alaska via the Alaskan Railroad train, with Goldstar service. Sit back and relax as you travel on board the Railroad train which has an upper-level glass dome seating area offering panoramic views, highlights you will be able to see include Susitna River, Chugach Mountains, and Knik River. Also keep an eye out for any wildlife including bears, moose, wolves and more!

From Seward board your seven-night cruise towards Vancouver. During your cruise you will be able to cruise by the magnificent Hubbard Glacier and Inside Passage while also docking and exploring Juneau, Skagway, Ketchitkan and more!

Visit the metropolitan city of Vancouver where you can use the 48 hours Hop on Hop off Bus to explore the city at your leisure or speak to your consultant to plan a day trip in Vancouver.

Alaska by Rail and Sea includes:

  • International flights
  • 8 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Alaska Railroad Train (Goldstar Service)
  • Denali Grand Flightseeing & Glacier Landing
  • Kenai Fjord National Park Cruise
  • 7 Night Alaska cruise with Celebrity Cruises with meals, classic drinks package and wifi onboard
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Bus
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Fairbanks

Fly into Fairbanks, check into your hotel and spend the rest of your day at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

Fairbanks Springhill Suites by Marriott

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Day 2 - Fairbanks – Talkeetna

Today board Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train in the Goldstar Service railcar for the journey north from Fairbanks to Talkeetna. Watch stunning scenery roll past your window as the train passes the Susitna River where views of Denali create an impressive photo op, passes the Chugach Mountains and crosses the Knik River. Don't forget to keep an eye out for wildlife like bears, moose, caribou, wolves, fox and more!

As a GoldStar passenger enjoy Alaska Railroad's premium service, which includes confirmed upper-level, glass-dome car seating with panoramic views and more. On the lower level is a full-service dining room; GoldStar tickets include meals, all soft beverages and two complimentary

(Breakfast & lunch is included onboard the train today)

Featured accommodation

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Alaska Railroad

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Day 3 - Denali Grand Flightseeing with Glacier Landing

See Denali from all sides during your flight - North, South, East & West. Soar over Kahiltna Pass after seeing the Climber's Base Camp at the 7,200 foot level of the Kahiltna Glacier. Discover McKinley's famous West Buttress Climbing Route. Cross over the divide of the Alaska Range into a different world filled with alpine tundra and fewer glaciers. View the immense Wickersham Wall - approximately 14,000 feet of continuous rise of rock and ice

Featured accommodation

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Day 4 - Talkeetna to Anchorage

Today board Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train in the Goldstar railcar for the journey south from Talkeetna to Anchorage. Watch stunning scenery roll past your window as the train passes the Susitna River where views of Denali create an impressive photo op, passes the Chugach Mountains and crosses the Knik River. There will be a stop in Wasilla before arrival to Anchorage. Don't forget to keep an eye out for wildlife like bears, moose, caribou, wolves, fox and more!

 (Dinner is included onboard the train today)

Featured accommodation

Hilton Anchorage

Unmissable Experiences

Alaska Railroad

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Day 5 - Anchorage to Seward

Today board Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic train in the Goldstar railcar for the journey south from Anchorage to Seward. Watch stunning scenery roll past your window as the train travels through Girdwood, offering views of Turnagain Arm and the massive glaciers and waterfalls of the Kenai Peninsula. Upon reaching Seward, the train comes to a halt on the picturesque shores of Resurrection Bay.

 (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

Featured accommodation

Seward Windsong Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Alaska Railroad

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Day 6 - Kenai Fjord National Park Cruise with Dinner on Fox Island

This cruise travels through the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay for up close encounters with wildlife. The wildlife cruises will be guided alongside large bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, providing stops for pictures and to view passing whales and sea otters. You will also have the opportunity to view several types of glaciers, including the enormous Bear Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. The tour includes lunch on board and dinner during your stop on Fox Island where you can unwind while looking out onto the secluded beach and admire the mountains.

Featured accommodation

Seward Windsong Lodge

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Day 7 - Board Celebrity Cruise

Today check out your hotel and make your way to board your 7-night Celebrity cruise. 

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Day 8 - Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)

Cruise along side the Hubbard Glacier which is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Unmissable Experiences

Hubbard Glacier

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Day 9 - Juneau, Alaska

Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska's capital. A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau's Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38 glaciers and ready for you to take a float trip on it.

Unmissable Experiences

Juneau

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Day 10 - Skagway, Alaska

The sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway come winter, so you can only imagine the frightful conditions endured by the gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon, with a mandatory ton of supplies to be hauled with them over the steep and treacherous Trail of '98. Today, summertime visits to Skagway require nothing of the sort, but you can still ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway up through silvery-purple rock faces, past Deadhorse Gulch, to see what it was like back then. Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past.

Unmissable Experiences

Skagway

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Day 11 - Icy Strait Point, Alaska

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travellers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, eagles and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

Unmissable Experiences

Icy Strait Point

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Day 12 - Ketchikan, Alaska

You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you can't resist.

Unmissable Experiences

Ketchikan

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Day 13 - Inside Passage

You will sail down the Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Unmissable Experiences

Inside Passage

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Day 14 - Arrive in Vancouver

Today disembark your cruise in Vancouver and make your way to your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Speak to your consultant about planning any day trips.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

Enhance your experience

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 15 - Vancouver Hop on Hop off

Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Pass offers a combination of the City and Park Routes featuring the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.

 

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

Enhance your experience

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 16 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Today check out your hotel and make your own way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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