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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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Best of Alaska Discover the Wonders and Wilderness of "the Last Frontier" Experience both bucket-list highlights and hidden gems of "the Last Frontier" in this "best of " route. By rail, sail and coach, you'll just love this discovery of Alaska's natural splendor, summer bounty and frontier history. From Anchorage, you'll range across colorful tundras, cruise pristine waterways, travel amid magnificent glaciers and mountain peaks…and encounter unbelievable wildlife. Watch for tidewater glaciers calving on a cruise around Portage Lake. Spend two nights right inside famed Denali National Park before riding aboard an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train back to Gold Rush days 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". Finally, unpack for a 4-night cruise aboard Holland America's gorgeous MS Zuiderdam, sailing to the ice-studded fjords of Glacier Bay, the scenic port of Ketchikan, and through the Inside Passage, the beautiful coastal route passing the islands of British Columbia. Alaska Tourism/Chris McLennan DAY 1—ANCHORAGE WELCOME Welcome to the land of the midnight sun! After your complimentary transfer to our hotel, meet your fellow travelers at a friendly welcome reception this evening in Alaska's largest city, Anchorage. DAY 2—AWCC/PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISE/ALYESKA RESORT Travel south along Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountain range on your way to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Learn how this facility takes in orphaned and injured animals. Next, cruise across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan. You'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age, watch for fractures of ice to break off from the glacier and crash into the water below. A delicious lunch awaits us at Alyeska Resort followed by a tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska. We return to Anchorage for our overnight. B, L DAY 3—HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS/TALKEETNA An Alaskan visit would be incomplete without seeing sled dogs in action! Meet the champion dogs at Happy Trails Kennels, where veteran Iditarod racer Martin Buser will share stories of races and trails, and give a dog sled demonstration. Later, continue towards the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of North America's tallest peak, Denali. Settle in for the evening, overlooking the majestic Alaska Range. B, L DAY 4—BIRCH SYRUP/MCKINLEY EXPLORER/DENALI Today, visit Birch Syrup for a fun and educational tour illustrating the joys and Free Air To Alaska Up to $500.00 per person when you book by Feb 28, 2022! (air booking assistance available) Watch for Denali's Big Five Four 2022 Departures 13 DAYS • 26 MEALS 13 DAYS • 26 MEALS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Glacier Bay Nat'l Park Juneau White Pass RR AK YT BC Vancouver Anchorage Denali Nat'l Park Fairbanks Talkeetna Seward Whitehorse White Pass & Route Railroad Ketchikan 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Cruise Route Flight Route 4 28 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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