Duration
12 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2020
Destination
Alaska
When you’re sharing a landscape with brown bears, caribou, eagles and even whales, you can be sure the view will be an impressive one. The icy peaks, ancient glaciers, expansive tundras and deep oceans of Alaska do not disappoint. Fur traders and gold prospectors forged their stories on this northern frontier – make your own memories as you follow their footsteps on a 12 day Classic Alaska tour with a 7 day cruise.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take an Alaska Railroad Deluxe Dome Rail scenic train trip to Denali National Park for a Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Embark on Norwegian Jewel for 7 nights to cruise the famous Hubbard Glacier and Inside Passage
  • Encounter nature up close in sub-arctic wilderness, home to moose, caribou, wolves, brown bears and more

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of $190 per person on 12 day Alaska tour
11 nights accommodations: 1 night Anchorage, 2 nights Denali, 1 night Seward
7 nights Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Cruise Line®
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
Hotel & cruise porterage
Deluxe Dome rail service to Denali National Park
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach (Days 2-5)
Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-5)
Entrance fees per itinerary (Days 2-5)

TRAVEL DATE Departure in 2020:
  • May: 14, 28
  • Jun: 11, 25
  • Jul: 09, 23
  • Aug: 06, 20
  • Sep: 03
PLEASE NOTEDue to flight schedule and departing times, you may depart one day earlier/later* Advertised price based on 14 May 2020 departure at time of publishing.
ITINERARY – 12 DAY ALASKA TOUR WITH 7 DAY CRUISE
  • Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage
  • Day 2: Denali National Park / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Tundra Wilderness Tour, Denali / Meals: Breakfast 
  • Day 4: Depart Denali, Arrive in Seward / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5: Day at Leisure, Embark Cruise / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Cruising Hubbard Glacier / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Full Day Icy Straight Point / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Morning in Juneau, Afternoon Sailing Sawyer Glacier / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: Full Day in Skagway / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Full Day in Ketchikan / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Sailing the Inside Passage / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12: Return Home / Meals: Breakfast
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Anchorage: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
  • Denali National Park: Denali Park Village
  • Seward: Windsong Lodge
  • Cruise: Norwegian Jewel

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Advertised price based on 14 May 2020 at time of publishing, on an Inside cabin.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: flights, visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. Family Travel cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
Book your Alaska tour now, online at www.mydiscoveries.com.au or on the phone 1300 404 606
1

Arrive in Anchorage

Welcome to Alaska! Arrive in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, where most of the population resides. Transfer independently to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get familiar with this thriving city located between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of the Cook Inlet. In the afternoon, your Tour Manager will be available to offer suggestions for your free time. The downtown area in Anchorage has grown into a prosperous and vibrant center with a world-class museum and plenty of gift shops, galleries, and restaurants. Stop to see the bronze statue of Captain Cook at Resolution Park dedicated to his exploration of Cook Inlet in 1778 or visit the monument to President Eisenhower commemorating Alaska’s admission to the Union in 1959.
2

Denali National Park

Early morning transfer to the railway station to board the world-famous Alaska Railroad’s Deluxe Dome Rail for the scenic journey from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy this picturesque train ride. View magnificent panoramas along the route, including the Susitna River, the longest in South Central Alaska, with its premier streams sometimes plentiful with salmon and rainbow trout. Arrive in Denali, home to the six million acre Denali National Park and the tallest peak in North America. After the Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant, return to your hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3

Tundra Wilderness Tour, Denali

Awake in Denali National Park, a vast region of unspoiled beauty, home to awe-inspiring Denali, the highest peak in North America. Today’s Tundra Wilderness tour takes you through the National Park, and if the weather is clear, you’ll see Denali. During the early part of the trip, keep a sharp lookout for the most impressive animal in the park – the Alaskan moose, largest in the world, weighing up to 1600 pounds. It’s possible that you’ll see Dall sheep on the mountainsides, caribous anywhere above the tree line, eagles soaring above and grizzly brown bears too! It’s possible to also see and hear howling wolves in the distance. As you travel over mountain passes, the highest points offer expansive views of the Alaska Range on the horizon. While glaciers cover one-sixth of the Park, the sub-arctic wilderness also supports over 650 species of colorful flowering plants. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. MEALS: Breakfast
4

Depart Denali, Arrive in Seward

Travel today from Denali to Seward on the beautiful Parks Highway. En route, stop for lunch at leisure, then continue on one of the world’s greatest scenic drives along the Turnagain Arm, where the mountains rise out of the sea and the ever-changing landscape is abundant with wildlife. Arrive in the coastal community of Seward, the most popular port in Alaska, with its colorful history of Russian fur traders and gold prospectors. Upon arrival, enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. MEALS: Breakfast
5

Day at Leisure, Embark Cruise

Spend the day at leisure to explore Seward. Later, transfer to the cruise port for embarkation. Set sail this evening at 9:00 pm. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Enjoy a day at sea while you cruise to the Hubbard Glacier, the longest river of ice in North America and one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. With 1,350 square miles of translucent blue ice, the Hubbard Glacier offers breathtaking views from the comfort of the ship. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

Full Day Icy Straight Point

Arrive at 9:00 am to Icy Straight Point, a port which combines authentic regional culture with incredible natural beauty. The day is at leisure. Perhaps you might be able to catch a glimpse of humpback whales or brown bears in the wild. Set sail for Juneau at 5:00 pm.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8

Morning in Juneau, Afternoon Sailing Sawyer Glacier

This morning, at 7:00 am, dock at Juneau, Alaska. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, or whale watch. Set sail for Skagway at 1:15 pm. As you cruise to Skagway, enjoy cruising the Sawyer Glacier. Tucked away at the end of the remarkable Tracy Arm fjord are two very active reminders of the Ice Age – the twin Sawyer Glaciers, calving icebergs into the jade-colored inland sea, and Kittiwakes, a mountain where seals are a common sight and even whales and bears may even make an appearance. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9

Full Day in Skagway

Arrive in Skagway at 7:00 am. This city was originally founded by hopeful adventurers looking for gold, but today the city is the perfect jumping off point for a hike or horseback ride. The Yukon Railroad offers scenic rides through the countryside, and the Chilkat Glacier system offers the opportunity for an up-close and personal view of icebergs. Set sail at 5:00 pm. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Full Day in Ketchikan

This afternoon arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska at 1:00 pm. Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass. Besides the main attractions which include Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, try a flightseeing trip to breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument, an adventure not to be missed. These deep water fjords left by retreating glaciers left granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Set sail this evening at 8:00 pm. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11

Sailing the Inside Passage

Spend a day at sea aboard the ship as you cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as orca whales and bald eagles. Humpback whales are often seen breaching by the ship, sometimes even lifting their whole bodies out of the water in a spectacular acrobatic display. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12

Return Home

This morning, arrive in Vancouver at 8:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight. MEALS: Breakfast
FLIGHT 
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TRANSFER
  • All transfers are included in this deal.

SHIP The Ship
  • You can bet Norwegian Jewel has got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style and size. When it comes to entertainment, this ship is filled with excitement, offering 16 dining options, and 15 bars, programs for kids of all ages and that’s just the beginning. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
Dining Options
  • Serving a wide choice of culinary delights to please everyone, complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wines to match, guaranteeing a different taste with every visit.
Speciality Dining
  • Enjoy a night at one of the many speciality restaurants. Sip your favourite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef at Cagney’s Steakhouse. Enjoy delicious pasta made with the freshest ingredients in a rustic and chic Italian eatery, La Cucina. Or savour French cuisine at Le Bistro. No matter what you choose, you are sure to enjoy speciality dining.
Special Needs
  • Norwegian Cruise Line has a dedicated team of experienced professionals who are available to assist guests with disabilities and other challenges before, during and even after your cruise. Please ask us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Entertainment
  • When it comes to the award-winning entertainment onboard Norwegian Jewel, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Acrobats soar while jaws drop during the dazzling performances of Cirque Dreams and Dinner. Groove to the music of the psychedelic 70’s during our Band on the Run performance. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party.
  • Norwegian Jewel has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa.

WEATHER
Alaska’s climate varies wildly based on geography, from permafrost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator. In this region, the temperature can climb up to 35 degrees Celsius in the summer and descend to a chilly -25 degrees Celsius during winter.

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Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
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Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
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