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11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruise Tour
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11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruise Tour

4-Day Fairbanks & Denali Land Tour
7-Day Glacier Bay Cruise from Vancouver
Starting From
CA$ 2 541 CAD
Avg Per Person
Ship Norwegian Jewel

For enthusiasts with limited time looking to discover Alaska's historic and extreme ways of life. This tour features a Denali Park visit, overview of Alaska's Golden Heart City and moderate hotel properties.

Unique to this tour:

  • Riverboat cruise and city tour of Fairbanks including a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Alaska Railroad Adventure Class from Denali to Fairbanks
  • Explore Denali with 4-hour Natural History bus tour
  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
  • Brief city tour of Anchorage
  • So much more...

Special Benefits To Norwegian Cruisetours:

  • All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides
  • Guaranteed animal sightings
  • All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad

*Hotel is subject to change.

11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruise Tour

11-Day Fairbanks Denali Express - Northbound Cruise Tour

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Day 0 Vancouver, British Columbia (EMBARK) --- 4:00 pm
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don't miss Queen Elizabeth Park - a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.
Day 1 Cruise Inside Passage --- ---
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Cruise Inside Passage

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage.
Day 2 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Ketchikan, Alaska
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    Day 2
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    7:00 am
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    4:00 pm

Ketchikan, Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means "spread wings of the eagle." Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.
Day 3 Juneau, Alaska 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Juneau, Alaska
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    11:00 am
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    9:00 pm

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.

Day 4 Skagway, Alaska 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Skagway, Alaska
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    Day 4
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    8:00 am
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    8:00 pm

Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travellers come in search of other riches - to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.
Day 5 Cruise Glacier Bay --- ---
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Cruise Glacier Bay

Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. Take an Alaska cruise to experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Day 6 Cruise Hubbard Glacier --- ---
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Cruise Hubbard Glacier

Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.
Day 7 Seward, Alaska (DISEMBARK) 5:00 am ---
Seward, Alaska
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    Day 7
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    5:00 am
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Seward, Alaska

Best known for its beautiful parks and mountain scenery, Seward, Alaska is not to be missed. There is nearly an endless variety of outdoor activities to enjoy in Seward, from mountain biking and climbing, to rafting, sea kayaking, and dog-sledding, and even skiing, fishing or white water rafting. Explore scenic hiking trails or have a picnic among the pristine landscape. There's no shortage of enjoyable pastimes in Alaska's City of Seward.
Day 7 Seward/Denali --- ---
Seward/Denali
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Seward/Denali

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you in Seward upon debarkation of Norwegian Jewel for your fully escorted tour. Board your deluxe motorcoach and travel from Seward to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre where you'll get up close to moose, bears, musk ox and other indigenous animals of the region. Taking in orphaned animals and providing quality animal care year-round, the Conservation Centre is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Alaska's wildlife. Animals that cannot be released back into the wild are given a permanent home at the Centre.

Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage with free time for lunch and shopping as you drive through town en route to Denali National Park. Open evening for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking, or one of the park service programs.

7:30am Disembark Ship
9:30am Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
11:30am Anchorage City Tour and lunch on your own
6:00pm Arrive at Denali Hotel

Overnight: Denali

Day 8 Denali/Fairbanks --- ---
Denali/Fairbanks
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Denali/Fairbanks

More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. This morning, your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide.

During your Denali Natural History tour, you will travel 18 miles into Denali National Park, enjoying the incredible scenery and learning about the history of the park. Tour duration is approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival in Alaska your Tour Director will advise you of your tour time.

Following your park tour, you'll enjoy travelling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks. Along the journey, wander the train, purchase a meal in the dining car, or just sit in your comfortable reclining seat and gaze at the magnificent scenery. Alaska Railroad Adventure Class features single-level cars with high ceilings, large picture windows and ample legroom.As the Healy Gorge and Canyon rolls into the high tundra plateau, be watchful for wildlife. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

8:00am (approx.) Denali Natural History Tour
4:00pm Alaska Railroad Denali to Fairbanks – Adventure Class
8:00pm Arrive in Fairbanks

Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 9 Fairbanks --- ---
Fairbanks
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Fairbanks

This morning, enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks in a deluxe motorcoach. The tour includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and gives you a great overview of the Fairbanks community. This afternoon enjoy a ride on the Riverboat Discovery, a three-hour journey that will take you into the heart of Alaska. Operated by a family who has made the Alaskan rivers home for five generations, you'll witness a Bush Pilot take off and land beside the boat, and hear stories of flying into remote Alaska firsthand. Halfway through the experience, you'll be immersed in frontier living with a guided walking tour of a recreated Athabascan Indian village. See cabins made of spruce logs, along with other indigenous dwellings that have allowed the strong Athabascan people to survive for thousands of years in this harsh environment. Open evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour.

9:00am Depart Hotel for Fairbanks City Tour
11:00am Lunch on your own in Fairbanks
2:00pm Riverboat Discovery Cruise
5:30pm Arrive at hotel
(Itinerary may be altered with a morning Riverboat Discovery cruise and afternoon Fairbanks city tour)

Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 10 Return Home From Fairbanks --- ---
Return Home From Fairbanks
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Return Home From Fairbanks

Transfer to the Fairbanks International Airport for your flight home. The transfer between the hotel and airport is included in the tour.

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
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