Hawkeyes in Alaska

Dates: July 24 - August 3, 2018
Duration: 11Days

Explore the beauty of Alaska with the Hawkeyes on a pre-cruise land tour followed by a cruise of Alaska.

Tuesday, July 24

Anchorage

Upon arrival in Anchorage, a transfer will be provided to your Anchorage hotel where your Tour Director will greet you. Enjoy time on your own to explore Alaska’s most cosmopolitan city while dining or strolling under the midnight sun. Overnight Anchorage.

 

Wednesday, July 25

Anchorage

This morning, you will be transferred to the Anchorage Rail Depot where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic train ride north to Denali. Upon arrival into Denali you will be at your leisure for optional tours such as guided hikes, flightseeing, as well as many others to choose from. Overnight Denali.

 

Thursday, July 26

Denali

Today, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour . Search the vast wilderness in search of bears, moose, caribou, and dall sheep. This six to eight-hour journey is narrated to provide a unique insight into this spectacular region. When your tour driver is able, they will take video footage of animals along Park Road and project these images onto drop-down video screens. This way you can get a close-up look at the roadside action. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a “Tundra Wilderness Tour” DVD, which will feature some of the video footage shot from your tour! Since the DVD is created following your fabulous adventure; it will be mailed to your home.  Overnight Denali.

 

Friday, July 27

Talkeetna to Seward

You will board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to the coastal community of Seward. En route, enjoy a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have a chance to see Alaska’s wildlife up close and personal. Upon arrival into Seward you are transferred to the Seward Cruise Terminal for your cruise check-in.

 

Saturday, July 28

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending  massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

 

Sunday, July 29

Juneau

Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska's capital. A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau's Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38 glaciers and ready for you to take an  optional float trip on it.

 

Monday, July 30

Skagway

The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs vintage locomotives past the famously steep Chilkoot Trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.

 

Tuesday, July 31

Icy Strait Point

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

 

Wednesday, August 1

Ketchikan

You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you can't resist.

 

Thursday, August 2

Inside Passage

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage. Home to diverse wildlife—orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and more—the complex labyrinth of fjords and bays are where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.

 

Friday, August 3

Vancouver, British Columbia then return home

The largest metropolitan center in western Canada and the country's third largest city, Vancouver is the Canadian jewel of Puget Sound. From the cobblestone streets of the Gastown District to Little Italy and Chinatown, Vancouver will offer you a truly international flavor as well as a delightful combination of the old and the new. You will return home after wonderful memories of Alaska with your fellow Hawkeye friends!

Category   Description Cruise Rate Only Cruise/Land Rate
7 Large Ocean View Stateroom
Picture window, 2 lower beds
convertible to queen-size
(170 sq ft)
$1,469 $2,619
6 Large Ocean View Stateroom
Picture window, 2 lower beds
convertible to queen-size
(170 sq ft)
$1,499 $2,649
A2
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A1
Aqua/Concierge Class
2 lower beds convertible to
queen-size, sitting area and
private balcony, Concierge Service
(204 sq ft balcony 54 sq ft)
$2,294
-
$2,394
$3,439
-
$3,539
S2 Sky Suite
2 lower beds convertible to
queen-size, sitting area and
private balcony, Concierge Service
(251 sq ft balcony 57 sq ft)
$3,614 $4,939

 

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Single cabins are available—prices on request.
  • Deposits:
  • $500 per person—due at booking
  • $1,000 per person for suites—due at booking
  • Final Payment: April 20, 2018
  • Suites are limited on this sailing.
  • Insurance is available and highly recommended.
  • Prices are subject to change.
  • Government taxes, port taxes and fees are not included in these fares.
  • Processing fee $100 per person on all cancelled bookings.

 

ENTRY INTO CANADA

All passengers are required to have a passport valid through February  3, 2019.  Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and advise Travel Leaders/ Destinations Unlimited of your nationality at the time of deposit.  Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol related driving offenses) may be denied entry into Canada.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is highly recommended and available through Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited. If the insurance premium is paid within 14 days of deposit, pre-existing conditions are covered, some limitations apply. If you decline the insurance offered by the agency, we strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance through another broker.

 

GROUP PHOTO POLICY

Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited reserves the right to take photos during any part of the tour and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited, group members agree to allow their images to be used in such photos. Group members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to advise their group escort at the beginning of the tour.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited, escorts and hosts, selected air carrier, selected hotel, ground operators, Premier World Discovery, and their affiliates, shall have no liability for loss or damage to baggage and property, or for personal injuries or delay due to the acts or omissions of any carrier, hotel operator, restaurant, or any other supplier of services or facilities caused by weather, strike, war, quarantine or for any other reason. Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited acts only as an agent for suppliers in selling travel-related services, accepting reservations, and booking services that are not directly supplied by this travel agency (i.e. air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.).

The itinerary, as published, will be followed as closely as possible. If, it is rendered necessary to make changes in this itinerary, the above named providers will not be responsible for any loss or expense caused to guests by reason of such change. The above named providers reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person, whether with or without cause, at any time. It is understood and agreed that a refund may not be made to guests who do not complete a tour for any cause whatsoever.  Please note that information on this flyer is based on details available at the time of printing and is subject to change. Please read this contract carefully. Any payment constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.