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Luxury

The Heart of Alaska

Vancouver to Anchorage
17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAS17
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury Small Ship Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Dinner With a View

Enjoy dinner at the mountain-top Seven Glaciers Restaurant, where panoramic views await alongside incredible cuisine.

Answer The Call of the Wild

Discover your pioneering spirit in Denali National Park, spotting wildlife amid the striking landscape

The Colours of Ketchikan

Explore this Alaskan city renowned for its totem poles and close proximity to stunning Misty Fjords National Monument

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • 11-night six-star Seabourn Inside Passage cruise in a Veranda Suite
  • A total of 44 meals and free-flowing drinks on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTAS17 2018

Vancouver to Anchorage

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver (or similar)

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today, board the Seabourn Sojourn and be whisked to your Veranda Suite, where chilled Champagne awaits alongside ocean views. Spend the afternoon familiarizing yourself with your suite and the ship’s amenities. During dinner this evening, your ship will cruise through the Seymour Narrows.

Stay: 11 Nights: Seabourn Sojourn in a Veranda Suite

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is spent on board as you glide north through Queen Charlotte Sound. Your ship will sail past the 250-kilometre-long island of Haida Gwaii. Meaning ‘Islands of the People’, the remote archipelago is known for its strong First Nations culture, as well as its unique flora and fauna. Old-growth forests of the deepest green brush past as the frothy ocean swells and recedes beneath rocky shores. To enhance your experience, a veteran expedition team joins you on board. In some locations, they will lead exhilarating sea-level adventures by kayak and Zodiac vessels. Other times, they will host presentations and lectures on the destinations you will visit along the way.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ringed by forested mountains on the shores of a pristine waterway bustling with ferries, fishing boats and sea planes, arrive at Ketchikan on the western side of Revillagigedo Island. Enjoy the morning and afternoon to explore at your own pace. From the waterfront, wander through the town along the wooden walkways, then take the stairs to Harbor View Park for fantastic views. While a short walk from the port reveals the world’s largest collection of totem poles. This afternoon, your ship will cruise Clarence Strait and Snow Pass.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After enjoying the scenery of Behm Narrows, your ship will enter Rudyerd Bay, one of the great bays of Misty Fjords National Monument. This breathtaking natural landscape has been carved over millennia by glaciers. Long saltwater fjords are lined by soaring cliffs and water tumbles from the sky to plunge into the icy seas below. Stand on the open bow with your naturalist guides, learning about the geology of the area. Listen for the whistles of humpback whales as they slide serenely in and out of the water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Glide between islands towards Wrangell. A destination out of reach of large cruise ships, today this spectacular area is yours to enjoy as you wish and without the crowds. As the town is set in the heart of the Inside Passage and the Tongass National Forest, the surrounding landscapes are teeming with wildlife. Deer graze, wolves run and bears wander amidst the pines. In the afternoon, cruise through Sumner Strait and Decision Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sitka emerges between shores carpeted in evergreen spruce trees. In the former historic centre of Russia’s Alaskan empire, the day is devoted to independent discoveries. Delve deeper into the town’s Russian history or wander along the scenic walking trails.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edging further north, sail via the tidewaters and soaring cliffs of Tracy Arm fjord. Stand on the bow as you drift into silent bays, sailing close to 2,000-metre-high mountains, waterfalls and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. The fjord is ringed by the country’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest where bears, deer and mountain goats can often be seen. Next, your ship enters Tracy Arm’s sister fjord, Endicott Arm, where a narrow channel filled with floating ice leads to Dawes Glacier.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Early this morning your captain will steer the ship past Seduction Point on Dalasuga Island. Home to a renowned hiking trail, the route takes avid walkers along beaches, across swamps, through thickets of wild strawberries, and via forests of towering Sitka spruce and birch trees. If you rise early, you may enjoy views of glaciers and even glimpse bears along the shoreline. Arrive later at the town of Haines, once a bustling frontier town during the Klondike Goldrush due to its proximity to the Chilkat River trail into the Klondike interior. During your time here today, perhaps visit Fort William Seward, a National Historic Landmark, or the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. The town of Skagway, meanwhile, is a short ferry ride away.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today your ship slithers into Juneau, the state’s secluded capital accessible only by air or sea. Here, you’re left to decide how your day pans out. Explore the network of busy streets in the city’s centre, backdropped by tree-covered Mt Juneau and Mt Roberts. Wind along the network of stairs and walkways past colourful heritage stores and homes, or spend time by the waterfront which buzzes with ships and fishing boats at this time of the year.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax on board as your ship glides between the Inian Islands and the waters of Icy Strait where the Inside Passage meets the Gulf of Alaska. After lunch, dock at Icy Strait Point, set close to Alaska’s largest native Tlingit village of Hoonah. You have the remainder of the day to explore as you wish. You may like to visit the restored 1912 Alaska salmon cannery and museum, wander through dense rainforest along one of the many nature trails or taste traditional Alaskan fare at a waterside restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing day on board your ship as you cruise the Gulf of Alaska towards your final port of call. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery, make use of the exemplary onboard facilities and indulge in gourmet meals throughout the day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a meal with spectacular views at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant located atop Mt Alyeska.


Cheerful wooden houses greet you at our final port of call, Seward. Disembark your ship and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. This evening, ride the tram to the top of Mt Alyeska. Enjoy views of the Turnagain Arm and the seven hanging glaciers before a scenic transfer to Anchorage.

Stay: Anchorage, Captain Cook Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Anchorage, Denali National Park Enjoy the scenery as you travel north into Denali National Park. Along the way, stopto visit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum and headquarters, dedicated to the famous dog sled race. Known as the ‘Last Great Race’, the event covers nearly 1,450 kilometres of harsh terrain in temperatures well below zero degrees Celsius. Early this evening, arrive in Denali National Park and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali National Park, Denali Park Village

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel deep into Denali National Park on an exciting tundra wilderness tour which provides a unique insight into the flora and fauna of this spectacular region.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be treated to an evening of fun, festivity and food at the Denali Dinner Theatre. Performed in an authentic log cabin, this popular show gives you an overview into old-time gold rush Alaska and the history of the region.


Your day is devoted to exploring Denali National Park.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Farewell the peaks of Denali as you board a deluxe dome railcar back to Anchorage. Get together with your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Stay: Anchorage, Captain Cook Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ultra-luxury Alaska Cruise

Cruising on an ultra-luxury small ship with Seabourn, experience the Inside Passage in a fashion most elegant & intimate

Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues

We take care of everything

APT's hassle-free holiday lifestyle gives you absolute peace of mind, relax knowing that we take care of everything.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary