Mountain Valley Explorer


Days 1-8Cruise

Begin your Alaska adventure aboard Radiance of the Seas, enjoying a spectacular sail from Vancouver to Seward on your 7-Night Northbound Alaska and Hubbard Glacier cruise.

Day 8FridayAlyeska

After an incredible cruise, you’ll continue your land exploration of Alaska in Seward. Your Adventure Specialist will greet you at the pier, where you’ll board a deluxe motorcoach and travel to the Alaska Sealife Center, dedicated to the preservation of sea wildlife, then continuing on to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you’ll get a taste of Alaska’s famed wildlife up close, as you view creatures indigenous to the area in their natural habitat. Alyeska is your final stop on a full day, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a ride up the Mt. Alyeska tramway for breathtaking views while soaring 2,300 feet above the ground. The evening is yours to explore the Girdwood Valley at leisure, before retiring to the Hotel Alyeska for your overnight stay.

Day 9SaturdayTalkeetna

In the morning you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Talkeetna aboard your deluxe motorcoach. On the way, you’ll stop in the cosmopolitan city of Anchorage where you’ll have lunch on your own. Upon arrival in Talkeetna, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own adventure. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are open to enjoy the many activities in Talkeetna, including flightseeing over Mt. McKinley or jet boating on the riverways of Talkeetna. Later, you’ll spend a relaxing night at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

Day 10SundayDenali

Kick off your day with a deluxe motorcoach ride from Talkeetna to Denali, where an incredible guided experience awaits in Denali National Park on the Denali Natural History Tour*. Admire the pristine beauty of Alaska’s unspoiled wilderness as you discover incredible taiga forests and gaze at miles of rolling tundra, teeming with wildlife. In the evening, you’ll enjoy time for independent activities, including helicopter flightseeing, before retiring for a restful night in Denali.

*For an additional charge an upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour is available through your Adventure Specialist.

Day 11MondayAnchorage

Spend a leisurely morning relaxing at the hotel or exploring Denali before a midday departure to the cosmopolitan city of Anchorage aboard the Wilderness Express®, a glass-domed rail car. Soak in spectacular views of the stunning landscape and enjoy lunch and dinner onboard (additional fees apply). Upon arrival in Anchorage, you’ll head to the Anchorage Downtown Marriott, where you’ll spend a peaceful night.

Day 12TuesdayAnchorage

After an incredible experience in “The Last Frontier,” your Adventure Specialist will see that you are transferred to the Anchorage airport for your flight home.

Note: All Canadian Rockies itineraries are independent travel itineraries and do not include an escort. Independent travel offers all the features of a structured group vacation plus the advantages only true independence can offer. All tours and activities described are included in your Cruisetour vacation. Upgrades for travel on VIA Rail are available for an additional fee. Contact your travel agent for details.