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Family Journeys

Family Alaska 2018


8 Days from $6,995

Limited to 24 guests

Cruise along the wild Kenai Fjords, search for bears and wildlife, and fly over Denali National Park, landing on a glacier at the foot of North America’s tallest peak.

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Enjoy a breathtaking float trip down the Portage River, where you may spot wolves and moose

Watch for calving glaciers and marine wildlife, including humpback whales and harbor seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise

Ride on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train through untouched wilderness

See bears fish for spawning salmon on the shores of Redoubt Bay

Cast a line on a private fishing trip on the Susitna River

Flight-see over Denali National Park before landing on a glacier at the base of Denali

Learn about Alaskan huskies and dog sledding at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod champion

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska
Day 2
Kenai Peninsula | Scenic Float Trip
Day 3
Kenai Peninsula | Along the Coast of the Kenai Fjords
Day 4
Redoubt Bay | Bear Sanctuary
Day 5
Talkeetna | Fishing on the Susitna
Day 6
Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk
Day 7
Anchorage | Huskies & Iditarod Champions
Day 8
Depart Anchorage
Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to Girdwood, where you check in to your hotel. Enjoy activities on offer at your resort, such as a ride up Mount Alyeska on the Alyeska Aerial Tram to take in breathtaking views. This evening, gather with fellow families for a festive welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

The Hotel Alyeska
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Meals: Dinner
Day 2
Kenai Peninsula | Scenic Float Trip

Experience Alaska’s jaw-dropping landscapes on a family float trip down the Portage River. Savor Alaska’s prized fish during a lunchtime salmon bake. Later, pay a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, keep on the lookout for black and brown bears, moose, bison, and a variety of birds.

The Hotel Alyeska
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Kenai Peninsula | Along the Coast of the Kenai Fjords

Set sail for a cruise along the coast of the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, where you may spy calving glaciers as well as wildlife that includes orcas, adorable puffins and sea lions at close range; overhead, bald eagles may even come into view. Later, ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an openair platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside.

The Hotel Alyeska
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Redoubt Bay | Bear Sanctuary

Approximately 90% of Alaska is not served by roads, which is why aviation plays such an important role in everyday life. Enjoy the chance to Ride Like a Local when you soar by float plane over Cook Inlet en route to Redoubt Bay, a critical habitat for mammals, fish and hundreds of birds. Cruise its waters with your family on a pontoon boat, enjoying the scenery and searching for bears who come to fish for spawning salmon, sometimes snatching the lively fish as they leap from the water. Later, explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna and continue to your accommodations in a rustic-modern lodge that overlooks Denali National Park and North America’s tallest peak, Denali (formerly Mount McKinley).

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Talkeetna | Fishing on the Susitna

Today, look forward to a visit to family-run Kahiltna Birchworks, where learning about birch sap is rewarded with tastings of birchmade candy and ice cream. After lunch at your lodge, head out to try your hand at fishing the Susitna River, where its waters teem with Chinook and Coho salmon, and its banks are lined with towering fir trees. This evening, enjoy time together at your wilderness lodge, perhaps relaxing on the deck with its views of Alaska’s endless mountain scenery; or, head indoors to challenge each other to board games by a giant river rock fireplace.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk

More explorations of the magnificent Denali area begin with an all-ages kayak trip on the placid waters of Byers Lake. Next, your knowledgeable Resident Tour Director brings the forest to life on an exciting hike that reveals Alaska’s abundant flora and fauna. Later, Ride Like a Local again during a thrilling flight over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park, all while your pilot explains the highlights via two-way headset. Land — and walk — on a glacier’s surface (weather permitting), all while surrounded by snow-veiled peaks in every direction. Back at your lodge tonight, a cozy celebration of the day awaits with a locally prepared treat, delivered to your room just before bedtime.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Anchorage | Huskies & Iditarod Champions

Depart for Anchorage, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his Alaskan husky team. Every March, this long distance dog-sled race is run from Anchorage to Nome, with mushers, such as Martin, and their teams of 16 dogs facing everything from blizzards to subzero temperatures. Enjoy learning about these remarkable and energetic canines, who are always eager for a gentle pat on the head. Tonight, meet the chef who prepares your farewell dinner, and then feast and share favorite stories from your journey with the new friends you’ve made.

Hotel Captain Cook
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jun 09 - Jun 16
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  • Jun 12 - Jun 19
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  • Jun 16 - Jun 23
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  • Jun 19 - Jun 26
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  • Jun 23 - Jun 30
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  • Jun 26 - Jul 03
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  • Jun 30 - Jul 07
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  • Jul 03 - Jul 10
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  • Jul 07 - Jul 14
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  • Jul 10 - Jul 17
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  • Jul 14 - Jul 21
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  • Jul 17 - Jul 24
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  • Jul 21 - Jul 28
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  • Jul 24 - Jul 31
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  • Jul 28 - Aug 04
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  • Aug 04 - Aug 11
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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 6 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Children 17 and under save $500.


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