Day 1: Your tour opens in Anchorage, in the great state of Alaska. On this adventure we bring together the best of both land and sea.
Day 2: We begin our journey with a drive along the dazzling George Parks Highway, an attraction unto itself. You may catch your first views of incredible Mt. Denali along the way. A stop will be made in Talkeetna to visit the shops and see what is referred to as Alaskan small-town flavor. Once we arrive at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, the mountain is visible from nearly anywhere on the property (on a clear day). Take in incredible views while relaxing on their amazing deck.
Day 3: Today you head to the train station to begin an unforgettable journey to Denali. Enjoy every moment inside your luxury domed railcar. View the incredible landscape from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary.
Day 4: Travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, which affords the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Learn about the history of the park and see why visiting Denali is one of the top three reasons that people visit Alaska. Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre, where you’ll hear the dramatic story of the first ascent of Mount McKinley. (D)
Day 5: Begin your day with a scenic drive along the Alaska Range. Pass the amazing Turnagain Arm, a deep glacial fjord, and arrive in the port of Whittier, embark the ship to begin your 7-night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort designed to make your stay onboard truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state-of-the-art lounges and a myriad of dining options. While on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightly entertainment are included. (D)
Day 6: Your ship cruises past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s advancing glaciers. Have your camera ready as today is filled with amazing natural sights as you linger along its shimmering surface. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Cruise through Glacier Bay, a spectacular national park and preserve that is a treasure trove of tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. Its rich world of marine life and large concentration tidewater glaciers is Alaska at its best. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in this “Gateway to the Klondike” and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In historic Skagway, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting and cries of “Gold in the Yukon!” can still be heard. (B, L, D)
Day 9: From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, there is so much to explore in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Your port of call today is Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the “City of Totems.” Located on the tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the worldÕs largest collection of totem poles. (B, L, D)
Day 11: A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage, an extensive stretch of land known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You will be awestruck by this natural wonder. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Your cruise ends in the vibrant city of Vancouver. Choose an optional city tour featuring Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown, home to the world-famous steampowered clock. Or, explore this lovely city on your own. Next, board your coach for the drive to the Seattle airport area for an overnight stay. (B)
Day 13: Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your tour to the last of the great frontiers.