On this escorted tour you will travel through some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks Alaska and Canada’s Yukon has to offer. Follow the trails of the old gold-diggers and adventurers, and experience a vast nature with glaciers and impressive mountain massifs. Admire a variety of wildlife in the unique land of the midnight sun and from Septmber look for the Aurora Borealis!
- 9 day trip from Anchorage to Whitehorse
- Expert guidance on the entire trip
- 8 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms
- Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach
- Day trip to Denali National Park
- Entrance fees for national parks
- Guided hike in Kluane National Park
- Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino
- Entrance fee for Dawson City Museum
- Airport Transfers
Ms Winsor - Travelled Rocky Mountaineer
"The Rocky Mountaineer was superb"
Everything went to plan and ran smoothly with planes, cars, trains and accommodation. The Rocky Mountaineer was superb and a great experience, so well organised and such good service on board. The selection of hotels we ended up with was an eclectic mix. Cathedral Lodge in Field was outstanding and by far the best in terms of location, style and service. Just out of this world although the Black Fish Lodge experience was equally good although quite different. Lovely people there who took good care of us with amazing wild life spotting opportunities along with the fishing.
I can’t thank you enough for your patience in the planning process getting the package together and trying to match to our specific requirements. You always understood the brief and were quick in following up options and so on. Not an inexpensive holiday for sure but so memorable. It will be very hard to beat.
Itinerary (8 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Welcome to Alaska and it’s largest city. At the airport you will be welcomed by...
Welcome to Alaska and it’s largest city. At the airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel where you will meet and become acquainted with your fellow travellers.
1 night in Anchorage.
After breakfast you leave Anchorage via the George Parks Highway, travelling northbound towards Denali National Park. The...
After breakfast you leave Anchorage via the George Parks Highway, travelling northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to (optional). It is highly recommended, especially when the weather is fine.
2 nights close to Denali National Park.
Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning you...
Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning you will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park-owned shuttle bus takes you deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will see majestic Mount McKinley, at 6193m high it is the highest mountain in the U.S.A. The variety of wildlife is very impressive too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife.
Denali National Park to Fairbanks
Back on the George Parks Highway, you will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad...
Denali National Park
Back on the George Parks Highway, you will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town, located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! Particularly recommended is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show; a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional).
1 night in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to Tok
After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning you are on our way southbound passing innumerable...
After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning you are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today you will see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction you meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor centre.
1 night in Tok.
Tok to Dawson City
The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline you will pass...
The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline you will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken and Action Wade Camp are to be seen. In the afternoon you will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City.
1 night in Dawson City.
People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into...
People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. Afterwards you can stroll around town with its traditional buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. In the evening be entertained by the Cancan girls at Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino, or if you would prefer, visit The Palace Grand Theatre which offers musical entertainment, turn-of-the-century style.
Today you travel to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon...
Today you travel to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids – mighty rapids that posed a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago.
1 night in Whitehorse.