Alaska!

July 23, 2019 thru July 30, 2019

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This 8-day and 7-night land tour of Alaska with our expert guide is the perfect way to explore the wonderful sights of the 49th state. This “great land” is known for its majestic landscapes, magical wildlife and magnificent discoveries.


Transportation

Air included

Transportation

Motorcoach transportation included

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Activity Level

Easy

Meals

14 (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Anchorage
  • Travel Seward Highway
  • Visit Kenai Fjords National Park to Exit Glacier
  • Visit beautiful Seward
  • Sightseeing cruise in Resurrection Bay
  • Ride the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali NP
  • Explore Fairbanks, Museum of the North, Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Sail on the Riverboat Discovery Tour on the Chena River

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson*** to Alaska
  • All airport transfers and motorcoach transportation
  • 7 nights lodging
  • 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Train to Denali
  • Admissions as described above
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a tour director
  • Driver tips
  • Pickup/livery service


Day 1

We begin our tour with an afternoon flight from Tucson to Anchorage on board Alaska Airlines. Upon our late arrival in Anchorage we transfer to the Crown Plaza for our overnight stay.

Day 2

This morning we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown area, the Ship Creek fish ladder, and Lake Hood – the largest float plane base in North America. Then we travel south along the scenic Turnagain Arm on the Seward highway, designated an All-American Road. The Kenai Peninsula is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Along the way we ride the tram and have lunch at the beautiful Alyeka Ski Resort. Then we’ll enjoy a scenic drive into the edge of Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward to Exit Glacier. We’ll walk the easy trail to discover how glaciers like this have reshaped the landscape of Alaska and how plant life reclaims the barren land exposed by a glacier’s retreat. We check into the Seward Windsong Lodge for the evening.

Day 3

This morning we travel into Seward, which lies at the head of Resurrection Bay and is a year-round port surrounded by beautiful mountains. We climb aboard a sightseeing cruise to explore the spectacular Alaskan marine ecosystem. You’re likely to encounter Stellar sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and multiple seabirds like puffins and cormorants. With luck, we may even catch glimpses of humpback whales, orcas and porpoises traveling through Resurrection Bay. This Kenai Fjords National Park cruise will take us alongside active tidewater glaciers, where we will hopefully see chunks of glacier ice “calving” into the water. Then we travel north back to Anchorage for dinner and a good night’s rest.

Day 4

All aboard for an unforgettable rail adventure on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Denali National Park! Travel in style in the Midnight Sun domed railcar, complete with an open-air viewing deck and first-class dining service. Enjoy the scenery as you pass through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Enjoy lunch on the train. We make a brief stop in the small town of Talkeetna, best known as the staging area for expeditions to Denali. Once we leave Talkeetna, the train will take you into the Alaska Range where you will have views of mountains, glaciers, rivers and canyon. The remainder of the ride to Denali is considered the most scenic, passing over the incredible Hurricane Gulch, all the while in the shadow of Denali. Once we arrive at Denali National Park entrance we check into the Grand Denali Lodge for a two-night stay.

Day 5

Denali National Park encompasses the heart of the 600-mile long Alaska Range, a stunning chain of peaks with many over 10,000 feet tall. The crown jewel of these mountains is  Denali. Traveling deep into the park, the Tundra Wilderness Tour offers a sub-arctic experience like no other. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park and some of the best opportunities to view and photograph wildlife like Dall sheep, moose, caribou, and grizzly bears. When Denali is visible, it may be possible to travel to Stony Hill Overlook and view the entire mountain from base to summit. A boxed lunch has been included today.

Day 6

Today we travel onboard our motorcoach northeast towards Fairbanks, which is situated in the heart of the Tanana Valley. Fairbanks is the second-largest city in Alaska and combines modern amenities with a frontier atmosphere. Commonly referred to as “Gateway to the Arctic,” Fairbanks has a long and colorful history dating back to the late 1800s and the discovery of gold. We enjoy some local Fairbanks exploring, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Viewing Station and a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. This evening we check into The Bear Lodge in Fairbanks for a two-night stay.

Day 7

Today we board the Riverboat Discovery, a restored sternwheeler, to enjoy a Chena River cruise filled with scenery, history and culture. Afternoon is free to explore historic downtown Fairbanks. We gather to enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at the iconic Pumphouse Restaurant on the banks of the Chena.

Day 8

Early this morning we depart Fairbanks and begin our journey back to Arizona via Alaska Air to Phoenix, and transfer via motorcoach to Tucson. We look forward to showing you Alaska!

***Please contact us for special pricing if you are not traveling from Tucson.


Package Pricing

$4,882 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200*

$5,758 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200*

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson*** to Alaska
All airport transfers and motorcoach transportation
7 nights lodging
14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners)
Train to Denali
Admissions as described above
Baggage handling
Services of a tour director
Driver tips
Pickup/livery service


Booking Policy

  • 2nd deposit of $1,050 (*) is due March 11, 2019
  • Balance due by May 2, 2019 – our standard xcl/refund policy applies to the deposit and final amount, but this 2nd deposit (*) is completely non-refundable as it represents the airline ticket.
  • If you book and deposit by February 18, 2019 we will extend a $200 per person Early Booking Discount.

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced
security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On Alaska Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $25 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport sky cap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Weather in Alaska during the summer can be erratic. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.

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