Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam in Alaska
Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam in Alaska
Denali Range, Alaska
Denali Range, Alaska
Davidson Glacier, Skagway, Alaska
Davidson Glacier, Skagway, Alaska
McKinley Explorer Rail and Wildlife Spotting
McKinley Explorer Rail and Wildlife Spotting
McKinley Chalet Resort
McKinley Chalet Resort
McKinley Chalet Resort, Ridge View King Room and Double Queen
McKinley Chalet Resort, Ridge View King Room and Double Queen
Enjoy scenic Alaskan views sailing on the Holland America
Enjoy scenic Alaskan views sailing on the Holland America

Holland America Triple Denali Alaska Cruise Tour

12 nights from €4,349 per person Including Flights

Overview

This 12-night Alaskan cruise tour is a fabulous way of seeing Alaska both on land and on sea. With five nights on land start your adventure in Fairbanks, where modernity meets history and the Northern Lights dance, onboard an authentic sternwheeler boat cruising through Fairbanks' waters. Then journey to Denali National Park for three nights staying in the McKinley Chalet Resort, immersing in its wildlife and landscapes with a Tundra Wilderness excursion. Board Holland America's own McKinley Explorer Rail, a luxury domed rail car, to Anchorage, taking in it's jawdropping scenery as you dine onboard with elevated regional menus. Arrive into Anchorage and stay the night with the next day taking a cruisetrain to the enchanting Turnagain Arm to Whittier where you will embark on a seven-night cruise on Holland America's Noordam or Nieuw Amsterdam ship. Enjoy scenic wonders like Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay. Explore historic Skagway, charming Juneau, and cultural Ketchikan. Sail the iconic Inside Passage and conclude this magnificent tour in Vancouver. (HAL - D1L)

Highlights

  • Stay at the stunning McKinley Chalet Resort with breathtaking views of Denali National Park across 3 nights. Embark on excursions such as the Tundra Wilderness Tour with captivating wildlife spotting.
  • Relax on the Holland America’s exclusive luxury glass domed railcar: The McKinley Explorer Rail as it traverses through Hurricane Gulch and Broad Pass along with elegant dining on board.
  • Check off a bucket list item when cruising through the Inside Passage spotting whales, mesmerizing glaciers and exploring Alaska’s towns such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan

Itinerary Overview

This 12-night tour begins in Fairbanks and ends Vancouver: Fly into Fairbanks 1 night – Denali National Park 3 nights – Anchorage 1 night – Alaska Cruise* 7 nights – Fly home from Vancouver

Optionally, extend your stay in Vancouver before your departure.

Tour departs between May - September. Speak to our sales experts today to discuss your tour.

2024 Departure Dates - Tues

May: 14, 28
Jun: 18, 25
Jul: 16, 23
Sep: 10

2025 Departure Dates - Tues

May: 13, 20, 27
Jun: 03, 10, 17, 24
Jul: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Aug: 05, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 02, 09

*Ship will be either Holland America's Noordam or Nieuw Amsterdam depending on sailing dates

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Day 1

Fairbanks

Fly into Fairbanks, Alaska and transfer to your accommodation. Settle in after your day of travel or explore the city. Fairbanks is a blend of modernity and history, features Pioneer Park with a Gold Rush Town and a City Hall-turned-museum. Serving as an Arctic gateway, it hosts summer cruises and vibrant festivals. The city is renowned for the aurora borealis, visible 243 nights annually.

Overnight: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel or similar

Day 2

Fairbanks - Denali National Park

This morning after a nostalgic journey on Fairbanks' Riverboat Discovery, complete with lunch, embark on a leisurely three-night stay in Denali, exploring this splendid national treasure.

Overnight: McKinley Chalet Resort

Day 3

Denali National Park

Embark on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, a captivating six-hour wildlife-spotting adventure that takes you deep into the heart of Denali National Park. This immersive journey offers a unique opportunity to witness the diverse and untouched landscapes of the Denali wilderness. As you traverse the tundra, keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and more, as they roam freely in their natural habitat. This afternoon spend at leisure taking in the McKinley Chalet Resort and its facilities.

Overnight: McKinley Chalet Resort

Day 4

Denali National Park

Enjoy today at leisure in Denali. How about visiting Denali Square at the McKinley Chalet Resort as it serves as the perfect base camp. Engage in leisurely sightseeing during the day at Denali, and in the evenings, unwind in the comfort of your surroundings. Delight in breathtaking views spanning the Nenana River into Denali National Park from virtually every corner of the grounds. Indulge in upscale dining, enjoy quality entertainment, and explore local shopping options for a complete experience.

Overnight: McKinley Chalet Resort

Day 5

Denali National Park – via McKinley Explorer Rail with stopover at Talkeetna – Anchorage

Relax as the Alaskan wilderness unfolds before you. Traverse Hurricane Gulch and Broad Pass, guided through the rugged scenery. Witness the majestic Mt. Denali emerging on the horizon. The luxury domed railcars provide a fully immersive experience, with 360-degree views, open-air platforms, and expert narration. Indulge in regional dishes and unique cocktails aboard Holland America's McKinley Explorer, a private train with a tailored schedule. Enjoy a seamless transition from the train to your accommodations or cruise, with luggage awaiting you upon arrival.

Overnight: Anchorage hotel

Day 6

Anchorage – Whittier

Embark on a delightful adventure with a scenic rail journey along the enchanting Turnagain Arm aboard the Cruisetrain. As you travel along this picturesque route, be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Marvel at the rugged mountains, pristine waters, and the stunning interplay of light and shadow. The Cruisetrain offers a perfect prelude to the upcoming maritime voyage, setting the tone for a journey filled with natural beauty and anticipation. Take in the sights, feel the gentle rhythm of the train, and let the magic of the surroundings enhance the excitement of embarking on your cruise and sailing through Alaska for the next 7 nights.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 7

Hubbard Glacier

Sailing to Hubbard Glacier on an Alaska cruise feels like a journey to another world. Among vanishing Alaska glaciers, Hubbard's "Galloping Glacier" with its rapidly advancing ice margin and three-story icebergs draws cruise popularity. The longest tidewater glacier in North America, it dwarfs other glaciers, but its non-succumbing advance raises concerns about fjord entrance blockage.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 8

Glacier Bay

Embark on a Glacier Bay cruise and immerse yourself in nature's symphony. Close your eyes, listen to the living ice, the cries of gulls, and the splash of breaching whales. Encounter frosted peaks, tidewater glaciers, and diverse marine wildlife in this ever-changing biosphere. Glacier Bay National Park's majestic snow-flecked mountains and rich forests create a dramatic and unique experience. Keep binoculars and camera handy as you cruise to Margerie Glacier, where ice calving may unfold. Wildlife surprises abound, from humpbacks to lone brown bears, making each moment unforgettable in this awe-inspiring setting.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 9

Skagway

During the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway thrived as the main gateway to gold fields. Once a raucous frontier hub, it evolved, and now serves as a vibrant gateway for those exploring Alaska's rich history and stunning natural beauty. Explore Skagway's gold rush history at the Red Onion Saloon and journey through rugged landscapes via the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Skagway, the 'Garden City of Alaska,' boasts captivating beauty.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 10

Juneau

Discover the charm of Juneau, Alaska, the remote, beautiful, and unique state capital. Surrounded by water, forests, and mountains, enjoy outdoor adventures like glacier hikes, seaside dining, and touring the grand capitol building.

Overnight: Onboard Noordam, Full board

Day 11

Ketchikan

Nestled in Alaska's Inside Passage, Ketchikan is a captivating blend of natural beauty and Native American culture. Known for its totem poles, explore Saxman Totem Park and Totem Bight State Historical Park. Wander historic Creek Street, visit the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, or embark on excursions to Misty Fjords National Monument.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 12

Inside Passage

The Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, a protected marvel of fjords and rainforests, offers a world-class cruising experience. From Misty Fjords to Glacier Bay, witness iconic wildlife—whales, eagles, bears. Ports like Sitka, Ketchikan, and Skagway narrate Alaska's rich history, from Russian influence to Native Alaskan heritage and the Klondike Gold Rush era.

Overnight: Onboard cruise, Full board

Day 13

Vancouver, BC

Arrive this morning into Vancouver at Canada Place Pier at 7am and explore the city at your leisure. Experience local attractions, outdoor adventures, and Vancouver's burgeoning culinary scene on a cruise excursion. The city's excellent restaurants and lively bars showcase a distinct local flair. Thriving music, theatre, and arts venues can be found in numerous museums and galleries. Venture beyond downtown to explore vibrant suburbs, pristine islands, and expansive wilderness.

Make your way independently to Vancouver International Airport for your flight home.

Alternatively, how about adding on a couple of extra nights in Vancouver to truly explore what this metropolitan city has to offer?

  • International flights into Fairbanks fly home from Vancouver
  • Transfers from Fairbanks Airport to Fairbanks Hotel
  • Accommodation for 5 nights on land element of tour including 3 nights at McKinley Chalet Resort at Denali
  • 7 nights onboard Noordam OR Niuew Amsterdam in Interior Cabin, Full Board. Upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony at a supplement.
  • Full day of scenic cruising and glacier watching at Glacier Bay National Par
  • Ride on Holland America's McKinley Explorer ® train a luxury domed railcar between Anchorage and Denali with breakfast and lunch
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour: 6-hour wildlife-spotting adventure deep into Denali with snack
  • Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks: Cruise the Alaska interior on an authentic sternwheeler with lunch
  • All transportation throughout land portion of tour

What’s Not Included

  • Meals unless specified
  • Optional excursions
  • Have It All Package on Holland America Cruise: Drinks Package, Speciality Dining, Wi-Fi, $100 Shore Excursion Credit, Crew Appreciation

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