Seward, Anchorage, Denali Park, Fairbanks
Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway
June 9 - 23, 2018
Please join us as we make our 23rd trip to Alaska and our 7th Inside Passage Cruise. We will sail from the beautiful city of Vancouver and embark on a fascinating adventure. Cruise the Inside Passage and gaze at the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Glacier Bay. Get a chance to see diverse wildlife, such as whales and brown bears. Then, get ready to see the "Real Alaska" with a customized land tour personally prepared by Shelly & Brian. Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
This magnificent cruise will include; Bus Transportation from Portland, IN to Indianapolis, Round Trip Air from Indianapolis and return to Detroit, a Pre-flight Hotel Stay in Indianapolis, Bus Transfers in Vancouver, Overnight in Vancouver, Vancouver Guided City Sightseeing Tour, 7 - Day Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Norwegian Jewel, Customized Alaska Land Tour to include: Bus Transportation in Alaska, Alaska Railroad Sightseeing Train, Sightseeing in Seward, Anchorage, Denali Park and Fairbanks. Personally escorted by Brian & Shelly Rippy.
THE CRUISE ITINERARY IS AS FOLLOWS;
Vancouver - Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don't miss Queen Elizabeth Park – a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.
Ketchican - Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka Tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.
Juneau - Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a tour worthwhile.
Skagway - In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.
Glacier Bay - Sail thru Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife.
Hubbard Glacier - Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.
SIGHTSEEING ON THE LAND TOUR INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO;
- Visit the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward
- Tour Seavey's Dog Kennel and take a Dog Sled Ride (2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Iditarod Champions)
- Ride the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali National Park
- Optional Guided Sightseeing Tour in Denali National Park
- Cabin Nite Dinner Show at Denali National Park (to be confirmed)
- Sightseeing Cruise on the Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks (to be confirmed)
- Guided Tour of Gold Dredge #8 and Gold Panning (to be confirmed)
- Alaska Salmon Bake Dinner
1-night in Anchorage
2-nights at Denali National Park
1-night in Fairbanks
Please contact us for pricing and a complete detailed itinerary and a registration packet.