If you want a great road trip through Alaska and the Yukon, take advantage of Gray Line of Alaska’s $500 off per couple deal on this 11-day excursion.
Spend two nights in Anchorage, plus an excursion to Portage Glacier aboard the m/v Ptarmigan–to within 300 years of the glacier!
Next, it’s off to Denali National Park on the full-dome McKinley Explorer private rail cars. Your tour includes the famous “Tundra Wilderness Tour” that goes deep in the park for your best wildlife viewing! Two nights’ accommodations at Denali Park is included.
Ride the rails north to Fairbanks and experience gold fever! Check out two separate gold mines: The El Dorado Gold Mine and the Historic Gold Dredge #8, where you’ll enjoy a miner’s lunch. Next–head off to Tok for the night, then up the Top of the World Highway to Eagle for a cruise on the Yukon River!
You’ll sail on the mighty “Yukon Queen II” fast catamaran to Dawson City. This is an incredible stretch of the Yukon River. High cliffs drop right down to the water. Watch for wildlife on the shore–I’ve seen moose and bear swim the river in front of the boat!!
In Dawson, take advantage of many optional tours, including a visit to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino, or to one of several museums in Dawson documenting the Klondike Gold Rush.
Continue along the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. Enjoy the “Frantic Follies Revue”!
The next day, travel over the famed White Pass on your way to Skagway, Alaska. You’ll lose a lot of elevation as you drop down to Sea Level–and you’ll appreciate the rough lot of the Klondike “Stampeders” as they made their way up the rugged mountains in their quest for gold.
The next day, fly down Lynn Canal to Juneau, where you’re free to enjoy Alaska’s capital city. Optional tours include the Mt. Roberts Tram, helicopter flightseeing up to the Mendenhall Glacier or whalewatching. The following day, it’s off to the airport!
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