Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Program Highlights
Embark on an exciting adventure with our unique 14 and 15 day Deluxe Cruise & Tour programs. We will take you to Alaska’s top destinations. Before starting your Alaska Cruise spend 3 Days / 2 Nights in Vancouver visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria, and a city tour of Vancouver one of North America’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities. You will enjoy 8 Days / 7 Nights inside Passage Cruise which includes port of calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. After your cruise you will visit Portage Glacier before continuing to Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks.
For only $449 per person you can extend your stay in Denali with our Double Denali 15 day Deluxe Cruise Tour. This program includes, extra hotel night with all meals and full Tundra Wilderness 7-8 hours tour. Further you will have time to take advantage of the various free tours at the Denali Visitor Center, or to consider optional tours with Holland America before departing for Fairbanks
Vancouver and Stanley Park
Stanley Park is a 1,001 acre urban park bordering downtown Vancouver. It is more than 10% larger than New York City’s Central Park and almost half the size of London’s Richmond Park.
VICTORIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND
Enjoy a full-day Sightseeing Tour of Vancouver Island including Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Brilliant flower gardens and shrubbery abound. Admission is included to the world famous Butchart Gardens . Heritage homes and 1800’s architecture are preserved in Victoria’s ‘old towne’ and residential areas. Many of these 19th century buildings house shops offering fine china, chocolates, native art, crafts and souvenirs. Stroll past antique street lamps with beautiful flower baskets. Visit antique row, shops in the nooks and crannies of Fan Tan Alley or have refreshments in Bastion Square overlooking the Inner Harbor. Victoria’s unique character is deeply rooted in its 150-year British colonial history, a history full of colorful people and fascinating tales. Conde Nast Traveler magazine placed Victoria in the top 10 places to visit in the world.
McKinley Explorer rail cars seat 86 to 88 passengers in the upper level dome. Each passenger has a reserved seat and the large curved glass dome windows run the full length of the car, offering superb 360 degree views. Seating is comfortable, with foot rests and fold down tray tables. Each car has its own host guide who provides tour commentary, answers questions and offers gift shop items. Full bar service is available upstairs for purchase. Both levels of the McKinley Explorer are wheelchair accessible. On the lower level you will find restrooms, an outdoor viewing platform and the dining area.
Holland America’s mid-sized ships are perfectly proportioned: large enough to offer diverse amenities yet small enough to be stylish and sophisticated. A feeling of spaciousness throughout the ship – fewer guests, more personal attention – prompt seating and easy access to services.
Denali National Park is Alaska’s most popular land attraction and with good reason. It is comprised of over 6 million acres of richly diverse terrain and is best known for North America’s highest mountain – Mount McKinley. Large mammals – Wolves, Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep and Grizzly Bears – roam freely within the park.
Benvenuto, Italian for ‘welcome’, is the name the Butcharts used for their original estate, now a National Historic Site of Canada, and still privately owned by family descendants. The Butchart Gardens offers 55 acres of wonderful floral display, located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island.
The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land andseascape hosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife.