27 August - 9 September 2018
From $8350 Per Person Twin Share, From $4069 Single Supplement ex Brisbane and Sydney
Day 1 Monday 27 August 2018 – Depart Brisbane 10:40AM Arrive Anchorage 2:27PM via Vancouver
Arrive in Anchorage and get settled in your hotel for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.
Day 2 Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (talkeetna) (B, D)
After breakfast, board a motorcoach for your journey to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. You may catch your first views of incredible Denali along the way. Once you arrive at the Lodge, the mountain is visible from nearly anywhere on the property. Take in those sensational views with a glass of wine in the Great Room or on the expansive deck. Dinner is included at the North Fork Restaurant this evening.
Day 3 Wednesday 29 August 2018 - Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (talkeetna) (B, D)
A full day at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge means you'll have ample time to both relax and explore. The nature trails around the grounds is a pleasant way to get a sense of the place. And our Princess staff can help you choose from a generous offering of outdoor activities.
Day 4 Thursday 30 August 2018 - Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge (B, D)
Enjoy a scenic motorcoach drive to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, located just outside the national park entrance. Why not get to know this scenic park with one of a variety of activities including a husky homestead tour, fly fishing or a glacier landing via helicopter. This evening, you'll be treated to dinner at the King Salmon Restaurant.
Day 5 Friday 31 August 2018 - Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge (B, L, D)
Start your morning with a quick stop at the Music of Denali Theatre for a hearty buffet breakfast. Explore Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as moose, caribou and Dall sheep. This evening, enjoy the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre.
Day 6 Saturday 1 September 2018 – Whittier (B, L)
Enjoy the scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness in the Great Land on the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. Once in Whittier, you'll step onto your ship for the beginning of your unforgettable cruise.
Day 7 Sunday 2 September 2018 - Hubbard Glacier, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) (B, L, D)
Spend the day exploring the amazing Hubbard Glacier. The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it's when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high.
Day 8 Monday 3 September 2018 - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) (B, L, D)
Just west of Juneau, the breathtaking Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.
Day 9 Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Skagway, Alaska (B, L, D)
Today explore Skagway and it’s gold mining history of an era gone by.
Day 10 Wednesday 5 September 2018 - Juneau, Alaska (B, L, D)
Today explore the stunning landscapes of Juneau famous for its rich gold mining history, breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.
Day 11 Thursday 6 September 2018 - Ketchikan, Alaska (B, L, D)
Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Centre. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colourful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sport fishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.
Day 12 Friday 7 September 2018 - At Sea (B, L, D)
Today, enjoy a day at sea to relax and enjoy the onboard activities.
Day 13 Saturday 8 September 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia (B) Depart Vancouver 11:55PM
Canada's third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks. Disembark the ship this morning and make your way to the airport for the return flight home to Australia or continue your journey with optional touring in Canada.
Depart Vancouver 11:55pm on Air Canada
Day 14 Sunday 9 September 2018 – In Transit
Day 15 Monday 10 September – Arrive Brisbane
Arrive Brisbane 07:25am
***Ask us about extending your holiday in Canada and we will be happy to provide you with options.