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Vancouver & Alaska by Ferry & Rail
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Whats better than seeing the coastal areas of Canada and Alaska? Seeing it by train and ferry to give you the full land-and-sea experience of this amazing region. This 15-day trip takes advantage of both local trains and small ferries to create an authentic not to mention memorable journey up the coast and around Alaska. Youll check out the highlights of Seward, Anchorage, and Denali while on the Alaskan Railroad, with plenty of chances to stretch your legs to explore the terrain firsthand. Rail, boat, mountains, cities who says you cant have it all?

North America
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: NCVR/145321
  • Starts: Vancouver, Canada
  • Finishes: Anchorage, United States
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Anchorage

Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Vancouver/Port Hardy

Head out to Vancouver Island and up to Nanaimo and Port Hardy.
Take by public bus and ferry to Port Hardy. It's a long day of travel, but enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

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Day 3: Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

Embark on the ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises. This is fantastic first taste of what travelling this long coastline has in store.
The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants.

Reach Prince Rupert, the last stop in Canada, late in the evening.

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Day 4: Prince Rupert

Enjoy a free day to discover Prince Rupert. With incredible hikes and abundant wildlife, Prince Rupert is a great place to get outside and explore.

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Day 5: Prince Rupert/Juneau

Rise early and board the overnight ferry to Juneau, Alaska.
During the journey, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and relax with a book, cards, or explore the ship.

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Day 6: Juneau

Arrive in Juneau and spend time exploring the capital of Alaska. Don't miss the historic downtown.

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Day 7: Juneau

With two free days, opt to check out the local hiking trails and try to spot some wildlife.
With plenty to do in the area, opt to visit the city, go kayaking, or enjoy some whale watching. If you're after a cold one, opt to visit the Alaskan Brewing Company to try some local beer.

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Day 8: Juneau

With two free days, opt to check out the local hiking trails and try to spot some wildlife.
With plenty to do in the area, opt to visit the city, go kayaking, or enjoy some whale watching. If you're after a cold one, opt to visit the Alaskan Brewing Company to try some local beer.

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Day 9: Juneau/Seward

Fly from Juneau to Anchorage, an impressive flight over the great Alaska wilds. Continue to Seward with a scenic transfer, stopping at iconic spots along the way.

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Day 10: Seward

Enjoy a free day in Seward. Choose to hike to the Exit Glacier and visit the Sealife Center, or opt to stay closer to Seward and explore the city, take a short hike, or enjoy a boat cruise.

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Day 11: Seward/Anchorage

Hop on the Alaska Railroad and head to the bustling city (by Alaska standards, anyway) of Anchorage.
There's plenty of sunshine, even in the late evening to take in the scenery as we chug along the tracks.


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Day 12: Anchorage/Denali

Take the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park, one of the true gems of the region. See Mt McKinley and enjoy being in this remote wilderness.

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Day 13: Denali National Park and Preserve

Journey deeper into the park to experience the grandeur. Opt for a scenic flight, hiking, or whitewater rafting.
Denali National Park is known for its diversity of wildlife and Mt McKinley. Summer is when the animals are raising their young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all.

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Day 14: Denali/Anchorage

Head back to Anchorage by train for a final night in the city.

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Day 15: Anchorage

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Vancouver Island stay
    • Inside Passage cruise
    • Juneau stay
    • Kenai Peninsula activities
    • Alaska Railroad journeys
    • Denali National Park overnight
    • All park fees and permits
    • Internal flight
    • Transport to/from destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (13 nts), ferry (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, private vehicle, ferry, public bus, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Ride the Alaskan Railroad into Denali National Park
  • Experience the awe-inspiring Inside Passage
  • Witness the rugged coastline and abundant wildlife of this dramatic region
  • Get a taste for the Vancouver vibe.