Depart: Aug. 27, 2013
Return: Sept. 7, 2013

Alaska Inside Passage and Land Tour
Presented by Princess Cruise Lines and Green River Lines/Hansen Tours
Prices includes airfare, all transportation, transfers, hotels & all meals abroad ship. ?Everyone can choose their style of cabin and all gratuities on the ship are included.
 
Included:
  • Round trip scheduled air fare, transportation to and from the airpor,
  • all meals aboard ship
  • all hotels on land
  • Denali National Park Mt McKinley Hubbard Glacier Cruise
  • Glacier Bay National Park, 7 night cruise
  • McKinley Explorer domed railcar between Fairbanks
  • Denali and Anchorage and two nights in Fairbanks with a riverboat cruise
  • Escort available at all times
  • Gratuities are included on the ship

Meals on the land portion of the tour are not included.

Rates:


Inside Cabin
Single/$5645
Double/$3699

Ocean View Cabin
Single/$6695
Double/$4229

Balcony
Single/$6845
Double/$4299

Passports will be necessary.

all rates shown per person

 

Additional Information

  • A passport will be required to travel
  • There will be optional land tours offered by Princess Cruise Lines at the different ports of call.
  • $1000 deposit is due at the time of sign-up… sign up early for the preferred Cabin assignments.
  • Trip protection is available
  • Princess reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel even if your paid in full.
     
Itinerary:
 
The Denali Explorer Cruise is a 4 night-land tour plus a 7 night cruise on the Sapphire Princess, combined with rail and bus travel gives more time to enjoy the wilderness of Denali National Park and Mt McKinley. Exclusive rail service takes you right from a Princess Wilderness Lodge to the Sapphire Prince. You’ll have 1 night at the Princess Denali Wilderness Lodge and 1 night at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge along with 2 nights in Fairbanks before boarding the Sapphire Princess for a 7 day cruise. The Last Frontier!!! It’s a beautiful state to visit…don’t miss this trip of a life time!!! We have chosen this time of year to see the beautiful fall colors of Alaska!!!
 
Day 1
Aug. 27, Tuesday:

Depart from Chicago and fly to Fairbanks, Alaska to begin your adventure to explore our 49th State.
 
Day 2
Aug. 28, Wednesday:

Today you will enjoy a Riverboat Cruise down the Chena and Tanana Rivers. The rest of the day and evening are free to spend as you choose in Fairbanks.
 
Day 3
Aug. 29, Thursday:

Sightseeing by motorcoach to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. Upon arrival, enjoy a Natural History Tour into Denali National Park
 
Day 4
Aug. 30: Friday:

Morning is at your leisure before boarding a motorcoach for the scenic journey to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge for the night.
 

Day 5
Aug. 31, Saturday:

We will transfer to Talkeetna by motorcoach and board the McKinley Express Rail for direct service to our ship in Whittier. The luxury railway carriages offer panoramic views of the scenery from every seat. Our ship, the Sapphire Princess will be waiting for us and our home for the next 7 nights.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 

Day 6
Sept. 1, Sunday:

This will be a scenic cruising day!! A great day to sit on your private balcony and enjoy the views!!! Voyage of The Glaciers!!! Some of the best glacier viewing can be found in Glacier Bay and College Fjord – two of the most popular destinations. Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent. It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped by the International Boundary Commission in 1895.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 

Day 7,
Sept. 2, Monday:

This is the day you’ve been waiting for!!! Our ship enters Glacier Bay, an area of spectacular beauty. As you cruise over the quiet waters, forests give way to a rugged landscape, rising to jagged, rocky peaks. Like frozen rivers, glaciers flow from the heights to the iceberg-strewn waters of the bay. Watch, awestruck, as pieces of ice crack off the glacial cliff and crash into the sea. Have your camera ready……….watch for the bald eagles and whales today.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 
Day 8
Sept. 3: Tuesday:

Few one-time boomtowns retain the flavor of the gold rush days like Skagway. This gateway to the Klondike is preserved as a national historic park with its rustic boardwalk and frontier-style storefronts. Due to its geographic location, Skagway enjoys a drier climate compared to the rest of southeastern Alaska, with an average annual precipitation of only 22 inches.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 
Day 9
Sept. 4: Wednesday:

Today we visit Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Experience the days of the Gold Rush as you walk through the old haunts of the prospectors. Located at the foot of the grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, Juneau has the massive Mendenhall glacier and immense Juneau ice fields at its back door. Take time to shop in the rustic shops of Juneau!!!

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 
Day 10
Sept. 5, Thursday:

Another delightful day awaits you in Ketchikan today. This southern-most Alaskan port city is known as Alaska's First City. Founded as a fishing camp, Ketchikan is built on steep hillsides and is billed as the salmon capital of the world. A The town is a quaint village just three miles long and three blocks wide. The waterfront of this picturesque port is built on stilts. Ketchikan is rich in Native Alaskan history, and a favorite place to visit is the Totem Heritage Cultural Center.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 
Day 11
Sept. 6, Friday:

We will be cruising at Sea all day!! A prefect time to relax and reflect on your amazing Alaskan Adventure. Tonight relax and enjoy the activities and entertainment that is lined up for your pleasure.

*All meals and buffets are included once you get on board!!!

 
Day 12
Sept. 7, Friday:

After breakfast, we arrive in Vancouver for our return flight home. Our Green River Lines Coach will be at the Chicago airport to meet and greet you.

Green River Lines/Hansen Tours * 3131 May Road * Peru, IL 61354 PH: 815-224-9276 or 800-892-1419
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