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Denali National Park & Wild Alaska Cruise

12 days |  14 days with Vancouver extension
12 days |  14 days with Vancouver extension
Group size1535 travelers
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Get lost in the wilds of America’s last frontier.

You’ll understand why Denali, North America’s highest peak, is known as “the great one” to the indigenous Athabascan people when you see it towering over the surrounding landscape. After exploring the wilds of Denali National Park, embark on a cruise through the winding waterways of the Inside Passage, where you’ll discover glacier country and gold rush towns, before ending in dynamic, dramatic Vancouver.

Your tour package includes

  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 nights aboard Celebrity Cruises
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 10 dinners, some with beer or wine
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Included highlights

  • Wilderness Express Rail ride
  • Denali National Park
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Begich Boggs Visitor Center
  • Hubbard Glacier
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Anchorage, Alaska1 night
Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage

Welcome to Alaska! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

Denali, Alaska1 night
Day 2: Transfer to Talkeetna & train ride to Denali
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Travel to the historic village of Talkeetna to board the Wilderness Express Rail.

  • Pass over Hurricane Gulch Bridge, the longest and tallest on the Alaska Railroad
  • Enjoy views of the Alaskan wilderness en route to Denali National Park
  • Stop by the Denali National Park Visitor Center and watch a short film about the park

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your group this evening.

Wasilla, Alaska1 night
Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A full day of sightseeing with your guide immerses you in the scenery, flora, and fauna of Denali National Park.

  • Look for wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, eagles, and sheep
  • See Denali North America’s tallest mountain (weather-dependent)

This afternoon, travel to Wasilla where you'll enjoy an included dinner.

Overnight Cruise7 nights
Day 4: Seward via Kenai Peninsula & embarkation
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, explore the Kenai Peninsula.

  • Reach the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, known for its dramatic tidal turns that create 10-foot walls of water
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the organization’s animal rescue work
  • Stop at Portage Lake to enter the Begich Boggs Visitor Center
  • Soak in spectacular views of the Explorer Glacier

Then, drive through the Kenai Mountain Range to Seward where you’ll board your cruise ship. Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Please note: The Begich Boggs Visitor Center is closed from Labor Day through Memorial Day due to weather conditions in the area.

Day 5: Day at sea
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a day at sea reveling in your ship’s luxurious accommodations or simply watching the scenery from the deck.

  • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
  • Cruise around the Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tide water glacier

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 6: Free day in Juneau
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Spend a free day in Juneau, often referred to as little San Francisco for its perfect blend of cosmopolitan city sophistication and frontier town spirit.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 7: Free day in Skagway
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Skagway and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Then, spend a free day in Skagway, the starting point for prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s and the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 8: Free day in Icy Strait Point
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Keep a lookout for humpback, minke, and orca whales and enjoy an included lunch as you cruise the Icy Straits to Icy Strait Point, your port of call for the day.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 9: Free day in Ketchikan
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dock in Ketchikan and enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship.

Spend a free day in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit people and gateway to some of Alaska’s most sublime scenery and wildlife.

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 10: Cruising the Inside Passage
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail the southern section of Alaska’s Inside Passage, a collection of waterways, inlets, fjords, and bays.

  • View the region’s glaciers, several mountain ranges, and secluded isles
  • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
  • Look out for bald eagles as you cruise

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Vancouver, British Columbia1 night
Day 11: Disembarkation & sightseeing tour of Vancouver
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia. Then, tour the multicultural, cosmopolitan city with a local guide.

  • Drive through downtown Vancouver, passing the Roman-inspired Public Library
  • Head to the waterfront to see Canada Place, a sail-inspired building, which houses the Vancouver Convention Center and World Trade Center
  • Visit Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre public space featuring First Nations art including totem poles and gateways
  • See the historic Gastown district, filled with historic charm, delicious restaurants and unique shops
  • Stroll through Queen Elizabeth Park to take in views of the city
  • Enjoy free time to explore Granville Island, located directly across the water from downtown Vancouver

Celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner this evening.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Vancouver.

Extension to Vancouver
Continue your trip to keep exploring Vancouver, the coastal hub of British Columbia. Lean on your Tour Director to point you toward the best downtown hotspots and stunning outdoor spaces—the city's got plenty to offer (and discover).
Vancouver2 nights
Day 12: Free day in Vancouver
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

Victoria Sightseeing

From $295 per person

Day 13: Free day in Vancouver
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Vancouver or add an excursion.

Vancouver: Whistler & Shannon Falls

From $255 per person

Flight Home
Day 14: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Alaska
    9/5/23 by 3rd-time traveler Roselle

    Hubby & I enjoyed visiting Denali and all cruise ports. We toured Sept 5-16th. (American Airlines was not a good experience.) Took opportunity to have lunch on train to Denali which was delicious and romantic. We saw the 1st snowfall of winter and much wildlife, but wished we would have travele...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    9/5/23 by 6th-time traveler Karen

    4 out of 5 stars

    First time on tour was great
    9/5/23 by 1st-time traveler Sharon

    This was my first tour ever and first cruise. The people in my group were all really friendly and kind. Alaska was a great adventure! Unfortunately the weather was cloudy for most of the time. So neat to see so many mountains and the ocean full of life!

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage University Lake

    This modern hotel is located in the University neighborhood. Guests enjoy a pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Far North Bi...

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    Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
    Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

    This rustic hotel is located outside of the Lemeta neighborhood. Guests enjoy a food truck court, a general store, and campfire circles. Nearby you’ll...

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    Grand View Inn & Suites
    Grand View Inn & Suites

    This welcoming hotel is located in Wasilla. Guests enjoy an exercise room, laundry facilities, and a casual restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Chugac...

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    Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
    Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

    This modern hotel is located in the upscale Shaughnessy neighborhood. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Van...

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    Celebrity Millennium
    Celebrity Millennium

    This ship features shops, bars, casinos, and spas.

    Flights

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