Authentic Tastes Of Alaska


Days 1-8Cruise

7-night sailing from Vancouver to Seward

Day 8FridayTalkeetna

Meet your Tour Director and stroll Seward Harbor where you’ll learn about Alaska’s rich fishing history, savoring samples of Alaska’s locally-produced smoked salmon, after which you’ll journey to Anchorage. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Alaska’s indigenous cultures and sample Akutaq, the indigenous delicacy also known as Eskimo Ice Cream. You will then travel by deluxe motorcoach to Talkeetna, celebrated for its world-class views of Denali.

From 6:30 p.m., Talkeetna is yours to discover. Main Street runs the scope of backcountry cuisine, from brew pubs to fine dining to the converted air streams serving namesake signature dishes.

Day 9SaturdayDenali

The morning is yours to stroll Talkeetna’s quiet trails or book an optional flightseeing tour into the wilderness. Board the Wilderness Express, glass-domed traincars, for a scenic ride to Denali. Discover Denali National Park on the Denali Natural History Tour, admiring the beauty of taiga forests and rolling tundra, while searching for Alaska’s iconic wildlife.

After your tour, Denali is yours to discover. Stroll the trails over which flight sight seeing planes soar over the mountain, or book an optional rafting on the Nenana River—a gentle float or a white-water ride.

Day 10SundayAnchorage

Craft your own Alaskan adventure in the morning, or consult with your Tour Director to book an optional visit to the Husky Homestead. In the afternoon, you’ll board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic drive to Anchorage, stopping at the Kahiltna Birch Company where you’ll learn about using tree sap in candy-making, before arriving at Anchorage.

From 5:00 p.m., Anchorage is yours to explore. Enjoy the lively bars and eclectic dining this youthful city offers, or take a stroll under the late-evening sun along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Day 11MondayAnchorage

Your Tour Director will see that you are transferred to the Anchorage airport for your flight home

Note: All Canadian Rockies itineraries are independent travel itineraries and do not include an escort. Independent travel offers all the features of a structured group vacation plus the advantages only true independence can offer. All tours and activities described are included in your Cruisetour vacation. Upgrades for travel on VIA Rail are available for an additional fee. Contact your travel agent for details.