Grand Alaska Land or Cruise Alignment Tour

Grand Alaska Escorted Land Tour 2018 featuring Anchorage,
Valdez, Fairbanks and Denali National Park Ten Day, Nine
Night Alaska Escorted Tour Program.  

Overnights: Anchorage 1, Valdez 2, Fairbanks 2, Denali 2, and Anchorage 2.  

Hotels and itineraries are finalized 30 days prior to arrival.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations
  • Services (meet & greet)
  • Transfers (airport)
Some meals are included (see tour descriptions for further details) Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

 

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Specialty Package (Grand Alaska Land 2018) (back to top)

GRAND ALASKA ESCORTED LAND TOUR PACKAGE 2018 Grand Alaska Escorted Land Tour 2018 featuring Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks and Denali National Park Ten Day, Nine Night Alaska Escorted Tour Program.  

Overnights: Anchorage 1, Valdez 2, Fairbanks 2, Denali 2, and Anchorage 2.  

Booking Dates: 10/04/2017 - 09/16/2018 Travel Dates: 05/11/2018 - 05/20/2018 05/25/2018 - 06/03/2018 06/08/2018 - 06/17/2018 06/22/2018 - 07/01/2018 07/06/2018 - 07/15/2018 07/20/2018 - 07/29/2018 08/03/2018 - 08/12/2018 08/17/2018 - 08/26/2018 08/31/2018 - 09/09/2018 09/07/2018 - 09/16/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Day 1 (Friday):  

• Fly into Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Upon arrival into Anchorage you will be met by a local representative, and transfer to your local hotel. Overnight Anchorage.  

• Day 2 (Saturday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Board the deluxe motorcoach for today's grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, Alaska's Little Switzerland. Welcome reception included this evening. Overnight Valdez. Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception.  

• Day 3 (Sunday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Spend the morning exploring the quaint community of Valdez with included entrance to the Valdez Museum. This afternoon, board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included on the boat. Overnight Valdez. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on Boat.  

• Day 4 (Monday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Board the motor coach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Overnight Fairbanks. Meals: Breakfast.  

• Day 5 (Tuesday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, consider purchasing the optional authentic salmon bake. Overnight Fairbanks. Meals: Breakfast.  

• Day 6 (Wednesday):  

• Breakfast will be included. Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel. Overnight Denali. Meals: Breakfast.  

• Day 7 (Thursday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus. Early May & September tours are shortened due to road conditions. Overnight Denali. Meals: Breakfast, Snack on Tour.  

• Day 8 (Friday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning travel by motorcoach to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on own to explore this quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Railcars. Overnight Anchorage. Meals: Breakfast.  

• Day 9 (Saturday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included is a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates, and shares Alaska Native Cultures. Tonight, shore stories of your Alaskan Adventure with the traveling companions at a closing night dinner. Overnight Anchorage.  

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.  

• Day 10 (Sunday):  

• Breakfast will be included this morning. Your adventure comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.  

• Meals: Breakfast.  

Package Minimum Stay: 9 Nights  

Tour inclusions:  

• Departures guaranteed to operate from the first person sold!  

• Premier Alaska Tours Tour Director will be with the group throughout the entire land tour.  

• All deluxe private transfers throughout, luggage handling, all applicable taxes and sightseeing tours as indicated.  

• Tour Director will sell all optional Tours.  

• Gratuities for local Tour Director and driver are included.  

• Meals included: Buffet Breakfast (9); Lunch (1); Snack (1); Dinner (1).  

• Flights, insurance, and overnight cruises are not included.  

• 2.5 Star Hotels included in the above pricing based on:  

• Anchorage: Crowne Plaza or similar; Valdez: Best Western Valdez or similar; Fairbanks: River's Edge Cottages or similar; Denali: Grizzly Bear Resort or similar.  

• All rooms are Run of House (ROH).  

• Hotels will be assigned at 30 days prior to tour departure.  

• Itineraries are finalized and forwarded via email at 30 days prior to tour departure.  

• Saturday Cruise Alignments: Depart morning of day 9 Day 9 Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy transfer to the airport. Meal- breakfast  

• Guests going to cruise ship embarkation will return to the airport to meet the cruise line staff via hotel courtesy shuttle Tour Enhancements (at an additional fee):  

• Denali Dinner Theater  

• Fairbanks Salmon Bake  

• Cruise Ship Transfer  

• Dinner on Rail  

• Meals available for purchase when bundled with base package rate  

• Guests can purchase these meals with Tour Director at retail rate while on tour.  

• Fairbanks Salmon Bake is not available for the September 7th Grand Alaska Tour.  

• Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available at an additional cost.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Please Note:  

• Premier Tours does not offer Seward to Anchorage transfer for guests on a Northbound cruise. Guests can either purchase the transfer directly with the cruise line, choose to purchase the cruise train transfer (if applicable and by far the best option if departing flights allow) or utilize scheduled motor coach service from The Park Connection.