Grand Heartland Adventure Cruisetour


Days 1-8Cruise

7-night sailing from Vancouver to Seward.

Day 8FridaySeward

Meet your Tour Director in Seward and board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic city drive, after which you’ll embark on the Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise, viewing marine wildlife.

From 5:00 p.m., Seward is yours to discover. Hike up close to Exit Glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle, or stroll the rustic port town whose grand terrain will leave you breathless.

Day 9SaturdayAnchorage

Explore Seward at your leisure before travelling to Anchorage aboard your deluxe motorcoach. Visit the Anchorage Museum, where you’ll learn about native cultures, after which you’ll continue to Anchorage.

From 4:30 p.m., Anchorage is yours to experience. Enjoy the lively bars and eclectic dining after a stroll along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that gently winds along the coast.

Day 10SundayTalkeetna

In the morning, ride the Wilderness Express, a luxurious glass-domed traincar, to Talkeetna.

From 11:00 a.m., Talkeetna is yours to discover. Take in dramatic panoramic views that only climbers usually see, flying above Denali on an optional land excursion , or take a stroll in Talkeetna Lakes Park and watch for otters, beavers and bears.

Day 11MondayDenali

Explore Talkeetna’s nature trails in the morning, before boarding the Wilderness Express for a scenic ride to to Denali.

From 4:00 p.m., Denali is yours to explore. The Visitor’s Center offers fascinating natural history exhibits, films, and the opportunity to meet and speak to rangers about Denali National Park.

Day 12TuesdayDenali

Explore Denali National Park on the Denali Natural History Tour.

Denali is yours to discover. Explore Denali with a guided hike on a four-mile round-trip journey as part of an optional land excursion, or explore the remote trails that surround your Alaskan Lodge, on your own.

Day 13WednesdayFairbanks

After breakfast, ride your deluxe motorcoach to Fairbanks. Following a city drive, enjoy a scenic cruise down the Chena River on the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler, visiting an Athabascan Indian Village and dog sled camp.

From 5:30 p.m., Fairbanks is yours to enjoy. Explore the downtown area starting at the Log Cabin Visitor’s Center on the Chena River, or relax with a drink at your Alaskan Lodge that sits on the riverside.

Day 14ThursdayFairbanks

Your Tour Directors will see that you are transferred to the Fairbanks 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.