7 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage
This Alaska tour, a joint venture with Expedia Cruises and Cosmos Tours, is a dream come true for value-minded travelers seeking to experience Alaska’s breathtaking scenery and thrilling experiences. Since all Alaska cruises have been cancelled for the 2020 season, you have a rare opportunity to experience this beautiful state without the usual crowds. To protect your health and safety, you and your fellow passengers will be required to test negative for Covid-19 up 72 hours prior to departure.
You’ll start and end your tour in Anchorage with overnights also in Denali National Park and Valdez. In between destinations, you’ll have the opportunity to witness scenery unlike anywhere else, with untamed wilderness and exciting wildlife sightings.
With magnificent scenery, opportunities to witness wildlife in the natural environment, and awe-inspiring experiences, this Alaska tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
Day 1 ANCHORAGE: Arrive in Anchorage and make your way to your hotel. This afternoon, you are free to explore the “Last Frontier” on your own. Cosmos prescreens and selects clean, comfortable, attractive hotels with the best guest rooms and private bathrooms.
Day 2 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA RAILROAD TALKEETNA–DENALI NATIONAL PARK: This morning, board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable train journey to Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet. Enjoy strolling along the shops in downtown or take a walk to the river. Early this afternoon, journey to DENALI NATIONAL PARK for a two-night stay.
DAY 3: DENALI NATIONAL PARK: Denali National Park and Preserve, majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. Enjoy a free day for independent activities; a hike along the many wilderness trails might be of interest. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. You don’t want any missed opportunities, so let us know what you would like us to plan for you!
Day 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK– THOMPSON PASS – VALDEZ: Relish one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali, before traveling across the Denali Highway. This seldom-traveled road was the first road to allow access to Denali National Park—a true wilderness with frequent wildlife sightings and amazing views of the Alaska Range. Next, climb over the top of Thompson Pass, well-known for the annual snowfall in the winter months, the pass offers summer guests unforgettable views. End today’s journey in the town of Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska’s Little Switzerland.
Day 5 VALDEZ – WHITTIER– PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND –ANCHORAGE: Board a boat and travel across magnificent Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Mears Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for marine wildlife such as otters, seals, and whales while viewing spectacular glaciers. Return to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
Day 6 ANCHORAGE: This morning, join a city sightseeing tour of Anchorage, with a visit to the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM, where you will see a quality display of artifacts of the native people of Alaska. The afternoon is free for independent exploring.
Day 7 ANCHORAGE: Your vacation ends this morning, unless you want to continue it with additional adventures. We would be happy to set up activities from a city trolley ride to an aerial tram ride, smoked salmon tasting, kayaking, glacier walk, helicopter or plane tour. You could even take a tour to Seward or other Alaskan city and then fly home from there! Whatever you want your Alaska adventure to include, we can make it happen!
With magnificent, breathtaking scenery, opportunities to witness wildlife in the natural environment, and awe-inspiring experiences, this Alaska tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
Base Trip cost: $1,839 per person from Anchorage to Anchorage. Flights and travel insurance are extra. We can also customize your trip by adding additional tours and activities, as well as lodging to extend your adventure.
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