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21 DAY ALASKA AND THE YUKON: FULL CIRCLE

CODE
AYFC
STARTING FROM
$7,475 USD
PLACES VISITED
Calgary, Grande Prairie, Tok, Anchorage, Denali,...
ALASKA AND YUKON TOUR
This comprehensive tour travels with a small group through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon before arriving in Alaska. Experience an abundance of wildlife and pristine natural surroundings as you immerse yourself in the local culture and history of each region. Each day will bring new sights and adventures on this incredible journey through the north.
Start Location: Calgary End Location: Calgary
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kluane Museum of Natural History
  • Kluane National Park Reserve
  • Kenai Fjords Cruise
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Denali National Park
  • Chena Native Village
  • Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise
  • Santa Claus House
  • Palace Grand Theatre
  • Alaskaland
  • Top of the World Highway
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Calgary, AB

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Calgary – a metropolitan Albertan city with western flare. Transfer to your centrally located downtown hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before our welcome dinner tonight where we’ll get to know our Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Overnight: Calgary
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Calgary - Grande Prairie, AB

This morning we travel north and pass through Edmonton, Alberta’s bustling capital city. Onboard a luxurious and spacious coach, watch the beauty unfold through Northern Alberta as we travel through pristine wilderness and sprawling fields en route to Grand Prairie, the hub of Alberta’s Peace River Country.
Overnight: Grande Prairie
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Grande Prairie - Fort Nelson, BC

Travel through the vast northern prairie region of Alberta en route to Dawson Creek, where the world famous Alaska Highway begins. Surrounded by untouched wilderness, snow capped mountain tops and vast tundra, The Alaska Highway is known as the Legendary Road of the North. Continue on to British Columbia’s picturesque Peace Country with an abundance of natural history and agricultural land.
Overnight: Fort Nelson
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Fort Nelson - Watson Lake, YT

Venture through peaceful valleys and alpine meadows and dip your toes in Liard Hot Pools, some of Canada’s best natural hot springs located in a lush boreal spruce forest. This evening, tour the spectacular Northern Lights Centre and experience natures’ greatest light show, the breathtaking Northern Lights. Watch in awe as the vibrant purple and green hues dance across the night sky.
Overnight: Watson Lake
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Watson Lake - Whitehorse, YT

The day begins at world famous Sign Post Forest. Travelers from around the world have been adding their own hometown signposts to this eclectic forest since 1942. Later, cross the longest bridge on the Alaskan highway, Nisutlin Bay Bridge, into Teslin, Yukon. Marvel at the snow capped mountain tops and crystal clear lakes along the highway en route to Whitehorse, the capital city of Yukon. Familiarize yourself with Whitehorse on a guided Whitehorse City Tour, which includes stops at such as Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder, and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Whitehorse - Dawson City, YT

Continue north on the peaceful Klondike Highway and pass stunning Lake Laberge. This picturesque highway offers plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Take in the scenery with a stop to stretch your legs at the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in what was once the capital city of Yukon- Dawson City. Enjoy the sights of this enticing town steeped with Klondike Gold Rush history, featuring streets lined with vibrantly coloured store fronts. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest casino featuring Dawson City’s famous can-can girls.
Overnight: Dawson City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Dawson City, YT

Recreate history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled dredges in North America. Try your own hand at panning for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and marvel at the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past.
Overnight: Dawson City
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Dawson City - Tok, AK

Today, we travel over the Top of the World Highway, an unforgettably breathtaking highway winding along the tops of mountains with panoramic views of Alaska and the Yukon. Stop at the unique small town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan. Continue on Tok, the trade center for several Athabascan Native villages.
Overnight: Tok
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Tok - Fairbanks, AK

Journey to the North Pole, Alaska, today. Mail your post cards from this iconic and charming town, and pay a visit to Santa Claus’ house. Continue on to Fairbanks, affectionately known for its pristine lakes, captivating sunrises, and rich Alaskan Native culture. Board the Sternwheeler Discovery this afternoon for an unforgettable cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers where you will learn about ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Native Village. Tonight, visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by an entertaining musical show at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.
Overnight: Fairbanks
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Fairbanks - Denali, AK

Today, explore the rugged wilderness of Denali National Park & Reserve. Marvel at panoramic views of the famed Alaska Mountain Range including famous Mount Denali – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon take a wildlife tour through the heart of Denali National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife as this tour offers a great opportunity to see animals including grizzly bears, moose, and wolves. Return to Denali in the early evening.
Overnight: Denali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11: Denali - Anchorage, AK

Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Set amid the coastal Chugach Mountains and located on the beautiful Cook Inlet, Anchorage is a stunning urban enclave surrounded by wilderness. Explore the enticing history of Alaska at the Anchorages fames cultural attraction, Alaska Native Heritage Centre.
Overnight: Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: Kenai Fjords Cruise

Today we embark on a Kenai Fjords Cruise, as we explore the protected waters Resurrection Bay. We experience up-close encounters with wildlife as we guide our ship along massive bird rookeries and sea lion colonies, stopping along the route to view passing whales and otters. Keep watch for eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and other wildlife that call the area home. We enjoy a delicious lunch of prime rib and salmon onboard the ship.
Overnight: Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13: Anchorage - Tok, AK

This morning see stunning landscapes as you travel the Glenn Richardson Highway. Pass by lakes, canyons and glaciers as you wind along the highway to Gakona Junction. The highway will take you to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok, the trading hub for nearby villages, where you rejoin the Alaska Highway.
Overnight: Tok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14: Tok - Whitehorse, YT

Today depart Tok and travel back into the Yukon. The scenic highway travels alongside the dramatically beautiful Kluane National Park & Reserve, home of Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan. En route, stops are scheduled at Kluane Park Visitor Centre, Kluane Museum of Natural History and Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre to catch a glimpse of the Dall sheep. Arrive in Whitehorse for a two-night stay.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast
Day 15: Skagway, AK

Travel south-west to Skagway along the same route that, long ago, thousands of people journeyed in search of their own gold fortune. We travel by trail on the historic White Pass & Yukon Railway. The railroad winds around mountains and follows the historic Chilkoot Trail, the original Klondike trail. Fall in love with the quaint port village of Skagway, nestled into the harbour and full of gold rush history. At the end of the day, travel back to Whitehorse and join fellow passengers at a Farewell to the Yukon dinner.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16: Whitehorse - Dease Lake, BC

Depart the Yukon and head south to the province of British Columbia. Returning over the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, you will travel the famous Stewart-Cassiar Highway. The communities on this highway provide a contrast of cultures, old and new. A stop is included at Jade City, outlet for the nearby jade mine that provides 90% of the jade in the world.
Overnight: Dease Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 17: Dease Lake - Stewart, BC

Today, continue on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway that takes you through Stikine Country. Stikine Country is home to the unspoiled wilderness of Mount Edziza Provincial Park. Your destination is Stewart, well known for its spectacular surrounding glacier. Spend time tonight at Fisk Creek and the viewing platforms, where you can catch glimpses of bears in the wild fishing for their dinner.
Overnight: Stewart
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 18: Stewart - Prince George, BC

Today, drive south through towering coastal mountains, frozen icefields and rushing. Travel through the peaceful towns of Burns Lake and Fraser Lake, and follow the beautiful rivers and valleys of north central British Columbia as you head towards Prince George.
Overnight: Prince George
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 19: Prince George - Jasper, AB

Today, visit the famous Canadian Rocky Mountains. View the ranges highest peak, Mount Robson, at a stop to the visitors centre. Jasper will be your first Rocky Mountain town stop, where you will visit Maligne Canyon and Pyramid Lake. Later, before spend some time at leisure time in the shops of the town site. This evening join a peaceful float trip down the Athabasca River, Alberta’s largest un-damned river.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast
Day 20: Jasper - Banff, AB

Today, experience one of the most spectacular highways in the world: the Icefields Parkway. We will start this scenic drive with a stop at the dramatic Athabasca Falls, before arriving at the Columbia Icefields. This glacier is one of the world’s largest accessible glaciers, and its water water feeds three oceans. Visit the Interpretive Centre and take the Ice Explorer ride to the base of the glacier, where you will get to walk on the glacier. Additional stops include beautiful Peyto Lake and Lake Louise, two of the most picturesque places in the Rockies. Enjoy a stroll along the shore or visit the Chateau Lake Louise’s enticing shops before continuing to Banff, heart of the Rockies and home of Canada’s first national park.
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 21: Banff - Calgary, AB

This morning features a tour of Banff, with stops including Bow Falls, Cascade Gardens and a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a panoramic view of the Banff Townsite below. On the drive back to Calgary, spend time reliving the views, experiences, and memories of this once in a lifetime trip. A transfer to a downtown hotel or the Calgary International Airport is included.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Tue, 07 Jun 2022
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$7,475 USD
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Tue, 05 Jul 2022
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$7,475 USD
$2,400 USD
$100 USD
Tue, 09 Aug 2022
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
$7,475 USD
$2,400 USD
$100 USD
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Professional tour leader
  • 20 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • 36 meals: 20 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Optional: Choose to travel by train on the historic White Pass Railroad enroute to Skagway on day 15, return to Whitehore on coach.
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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