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Luxury

Alaskan Adventure

Vancouver to Fairbanks
16 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAP16
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

A Glimpse into a Pioneer Past

Discover Alaska's gold rush history in the former frontier town of Skagway, where heritage buildings line the streets

Sail Through History

Step aboard a sternwheeler and cruise through Fairbanks. Discover Alaska's history with every turn of the paddlewheel

Answer The Call of the Wild

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • Seven-night Princess Cruises Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • A total of 33 meals, as well as complimentary beverages included with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UTAP16 2019

Vancouver to Fairbanks

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the elegant Sabatini’s.


Your ship awaits you on the harbour today. Step aboard and ready yourself for your Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights, Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess in a Verandah Stateroom

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With a full day on board as your ship glides past rocky headlands and over the still blue waters of the Inside Passage, you can do as much or as little as you wish. Take in the spectacular coastal views or relax and enjoy the onboard facilities.

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Arrive today at the city of Ketchikan, set right on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan acts as a gateway to a wide variety of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas. It is known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, and can also lay claim to being the home of the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles.

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Cruise past the entrance to Tracy Arm fjord then disembark to explore Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, which is set at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel. Juneau has a strong gold rush history, with gold first discovered by prospectors here in 1880. Its incredible prospecting and beautiful scenery has been drawing visitors here since the early 1900s. There’s much to see and do in Juneau, with the town boasting great fishing, wildlife spotting, and many other exhilarating outdoor activities amid the stunning landscape.

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Arrive in Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today. Never failing to intrigue visitors with its wide range of historic buildings and stories to be told, there are a variety of unique excursions on offer (own expense). Or, choose to explore on your own.

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Wake up to the sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. As you cruise through the park and take in the rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks, you’ll benefit from the commentary of rangers who have come aboard to explain the wonders and point out some of the wildlife. Humpback and grey whales, as well as orcas, are known to grace these waters frequently, so be sure to keep watch for that tell-tale ripple beneath the water. Also be on the lookout for harbor seals and sea otters slipping in and out of the icy water. You may even spot bald eagles circling overhead.

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Today you’ll cruise through College Fjord, with its five stunning tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers and many smaller glaciers, most of which were named after Ivy League schools.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be welcomed to Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge with an Alaskan native performance, including storytelling, song and dance.


Disembark your ship in Whittier and travel via Anchorage to Cooper Landing in Kenai Fjords National Park. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you will join a local guide to learn about the region.

Stay: Two Nights, Cooper Landing, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- SIGHTSEEING

Today, you may like to get out amid nature and explore the quaint community of Cooper Landing. Perhaps tour Seward and the Alaska SeaLife Center, an aquarium and world-class cold water marine research facility. Alternatively, embark on a nature hike along a trail used by gold prospectors 100 years ago or enjoy a float trip on the Kenai River.


One of the best things about Alaska is you are never far from the wilderness and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. Explore the region with a range of included sightseeing options available.

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Your journey continues to your next wilderness lodge. Before dinner, enjoy time at leisure to relax or explore the area.

Stay: Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join an experienced mountaineer for a first-hand account of what it’s like to scale Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak.


Ride a Princess Rail Service dome car into Denali National Park, listening to insightful onboard commentary en route. This evening, enjoy an entertaining dinner and show at the Music of Denali Musical Theatre. During the show you will learn about the region’s history and the first men to scale Denali.

Stay: Two Nights, Denali National Park, McKinley Chalet Resort in a Junior Suite

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour as you try to spot moose, caribou, eagles, wolves, grizzly bears and other wildlife known to call the region home.


Discover the extraordinary landscapes of the Alaskan tundra as you journey through the park in the shadow of ‘The Great One’, the towering snow-capped peak of Denali. Afterwards, look forward to a free evening. Perhaps you’ll head back out to explore on your own unless you choose to relax and enjoy the facilities at your lodge.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Here, board a sternwheeler and cruise the Chena River, travelling back to a time when riverboats filled the waterways of Alaska’s interior during the late 1800s.


Continue your journey to the city of Fairbanks. Known as the ‘Golden Heart City’, Fairbanks prides itself on the warmth of its locals. See a bush pilot demonstration and tour a replica of an Athabascan Indian village, offering an insight into the First Nations people of this region.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

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Take a trip back through Alaska’s gold rush history as you travel along the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8, a National Historical Monument. See first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields back in the early 1900s and then pan for gold. Will you strike it lucky? Continue on to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Later this evening, enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with your fellow passengers.

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Your Alaska journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Fairbanks for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Alaska with Princess Cruises

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan voyage with Princess Cruises

Discover Alaska by Land

Enhance your touring of Alaska with a land exploration of Denali National Park

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

Stay in elegant suites and staterooms on your seven-day Alaskan cruise, and dine at the elegant Sabatini’s

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family