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Grand Alaska Land Vacation
Multiple Departure Dates
May – Sep 2023

8 Days

May 26, Jun 2 & 9, Jul 21 & 28, Aug 4 & 25, Sep 1

May from: $2,929*
per person
Other dates from: $3039*
per person

Discover Alaska on this up-close, in-depth exploration featuring all the highlights of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world!

AAA Travel invites you to discover Alaska on this up-close, in-depth exploration featuring all the highlights of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Visit Denali National Park, home to Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest mountain and watch wildlife in their natural habitats. There will be opportunities to see Alaska’s “Big Five” which include, grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and gray wolves. Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to travel through Alaska by land to gain a better understanding of this vibrant state and its proud culture, history and natural wonders.

*Fares are per person, land only, based on double occupancy. Prices are based on specific departure dates. Fares, itineraries, hotels, events, programs and policies are subject to change. Airfare, taxes & fees are additional. Travel must be booked through AAA Travel to receive savings and AAA Exclusives. Tour, itinerary and exclusive amenities are capacity-controlled, based on minimum number of passengers traveling together and may be modified, withdrawn or canceled. Some hotels are rustic “off the grid” to enable your customer to immerse themselves in the beauty and nature of their surroundings. *All departures may operate in reverse if operationally necessary. Tundra Wilderness Tour is subject to change due to weather and road conditions. Other restrictions may apply. The Auto Club Group is not responsible for errors or omissions in the printing of this document.

DAILY ITINERARY:

Welcome to Alaska! Arrive Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and transfer to the hotel for one  overnight in Anchorage.

Spring Hill Suites University Lake or similar – 1 night

Enjoy a local city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood where 190+ float planes take off and land daily, Earthquake Park to learn about the 1964 Earthquake, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you will have the chance to learn about the history and culture of Alaska.

Later, travel south along the scenic Seward Highway to the port town of Whittier. Upon arrival into Whittier board your marine vessel for a scenic journey through Prince William Sound to the town of Valdez. Enjoy the pristine waters as you look out for marine animals, glaciers, and towering mountains.  Overnight Valdez area. (B)

Best Western Valdez or similar – 1 night

After breakfast, board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. (B) 

River’s Edge Resort or similar – 2 nights 

Today, you’ll learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area.

Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. During the cruise, you will visit a dog mushers training camp and an Athabascan Village.

Tonight, enjoy an authentic Salmon Bake! (B, D)

Today, you’ll ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel.

Tonight, attend a fun show and dinner at the Denali Dinner Theater with the group. (B, D)

Denali Grizzly Bear or similar – 2 nights

Today, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated by a Park Ranger allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy a snack on the bus. Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions. (B, Snack Box)

This morning, you will be transferred to the Denali Rail Depot where you’ll board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic transfer south to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River.

Upon arrival into Talkeetna, board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to Anchorage. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your fellow travelers at an exciting Farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Spring Hill Suites University Lake or similar – 1 night

Your adventure comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

AAA EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Round-trip Meet and Greet Airport Transfers
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Scenic Marine Journey on Prince William Sound to Valdez
  • Fairbanks Museum of the North
  • Fairbanks Salmon Bake
  • Chena River aboard a sternwheeler
  • Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Denali Dinner Theater Show
  • Alaska Railroad – Deluxe Dome Car
  • 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Snack & 3 Dinners
  • Services of a professional Tour Director & Driver, with included gratuities

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Please contact your local AAA Travel Advisor or call 1.877.371.5757
Colorado call 1.866.212.8639 / Carolinas call 1.877.912.8747