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Visit Valdez, Alaska

Surrounded by magnificent mountains, Valdez is a picturesque coastal town located on Prince William Sound and is accessible from the Richardson Highway.

Valdez, Alaska

Surrounded by magnificent mountains, Valdez is a picturesque coastal town located on Prince William Sound and is accessible from the Richardson Highway.

The town has a turbulent history, starting as gateway to the gold fields for hundreds of stampeders and more recently has been the focus of the 1964 earthquake and the Exxon oil tanker accident.

Exploring Prince William Sound

The town is also one of the gateways to Prince William Sound where it is possible to join a cruise and see calving tide-water glaciers, humpback and orca whales and seabirds.

Old Valdez

Valdez was hit particularly hard by the 1964 earthquake and just beyond the new town it is possible to see the remnants of Old Valdez including a memorial to the earthquake's victims.

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Speak to someone who's been there

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Alaska specialists on 01993 838 705

Speak to someone who's been there
Audley Travel specialist Mike

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Alaska specialists on 01993 838 705

Suggested itineraries featuring Valdez

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Valdez, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Valdez

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Valdez. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Valdez

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Valdez, and which use the best local guides.