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Alaska & Yukon explorer

21 days from £6,950pp

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Tour highlights

  • Follow the gold rush trail of the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon cities of Whitehorse and Dawson.

  • Drive along the majestic edges of Kluane National Park mountain ranges.

  • Cruise across Prince William Sound, keeping your eyes open for icebergs and whales.

  • Visit the Kenai Fjords with towering cliffs and abundant wildlife.

  • Visit Denali's Park Entrance and take a tour to have a chance of seeing its many bears and other wildlife as well as Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Anchorage. On arrival in Anchorage you make your way to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

  • Spend a day at leisure in Anchorage, perhaps visiting the Captain Cook memorial, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, or walk or cycle around part of Cook Inlet.

  • Collect your hire car and drive north to Denali Park Entrance. This scenic drive takes you past the pretty little town of Talkeetna and there are plenty of scenic spots to stop at en route.

  • Enjoy a tour by coach into the fringes of Denali National Park. Wildlife can often be seen from the coach as you journey into the park. You may wish to explore the park by small plane for even more astounding views of Mount Denali.

  • Today your route takes you north to the little town of Fairbanks. The afternoon is free to explore the town.

  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Fairbanks. There is a variety of activities to do including discovering the gold mining history of the region at one of the nearby gold dredges. Alternatively, Pioneer Park is worth a visit where you can explore the SS Nenana Sternwheeler Riverboat.

  • From Fairbanks drive south to Tok along the magnificently scenic Richardson Highway.

  • Drive from Tok, over the Canadian border and skirt the sensational Kluane National Park mountain ranges before reaching Haines Junction.

  • Today your route takes you from Haines Junction to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon.

  • Spend a day at leisure in Whitehorse. You may wish to explore the town or opt to go white-water rafting. Alternatively the fascinating Beringia Museum documents the history of the Yukon.

  • From Whitehorse, drive north on the Klondike Highway to Dawson City, the legendary gold mining city.

  • Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Dawson City. The city is wonderful to stroll around, exploring the unpaved streets, wooden sidewalks and historic wooden buildings.

  • Today you may wish to visit world-famous Bonanza Creek where gold was struck in 1896. Gold is still mined today, and you can tour one of the historic gold dredges.

  • From Dawson City drive along the scenic Top of the World Highway and back into Alaska. Overnight at Tok.

  • Your drive today takes you from Tok, through Glennallen to the small port town of Valdez.

  • Today take a scenic cruise in Prince William Sound to see the face of the Columbia Glacier. Cascading waterfalls and icebergs form a very scenic backdrop and whales and sea lions are plentiful.

  • Today you will take the ferry across Prince William Sound to Whittier and then drive south to Seward.

  • Enjoy a full day cruise among the spectacular coastal scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park. Your guide will point out the scenic highlights and the wildlife that you will encounter on the way. A delicious lunch is included.

  • Drive back to Anchorage Airport today stopping at Cooper Landing or the town of Girdwood en route. On your arrival at the airport, drop off your hire car and make your way to your airport hotel where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Make your way to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Denali Park Entrance
Denali National Park
Dawson City

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