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Alaska tours

These tour ideas are designed by our specialists, who’ve travelled the routes themselves and have a guidebook-like knowledge of Alaska. Each trip idea highlights a route we’ve loved travelling, which showcases aspects of Alaska we're passionate about, not just the run-of-the-mill tourist circuits. Use these ideas to give you a starting point, some inspiration, as you decide what you want to do on your trip to Alaska. Then speak to us and we’ll start to bring your trip to life to suit your tastes.

  • Choose from characterful, hand-picked places to stay to suit your budget
  • Experienced, local guides will show you around

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Our recommended tours in Alaska

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Alaska, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • A Taste of Alaska & Yukon Self-Drive

    Canada and Alaska
    • Discover Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, with its museums, shops and many activities.

    • Explore the fascinating little town of Skagway, discovering its Victorian wooden buildings and learning about its pivotal role during the gold rush.

    • Take the ferry over to the pretty little town of Haines.

    • Explore the monumental peaks of Kluane National Park.

    13 days from €3,710pp

  • Alaska's Northern Lights by Train

    Alaska
    • Explore the Alaskan city of Anchorage, trying out ice skating and fat-biking.

    • Sleep in a fibreglass dome in the Alaskan wilderness, keeping watch for the northern lights.

    • Embark on an exhilarating winter activity, choosing between dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

    • Admire the dramatic Alaskan winter scenery on a rail journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

    7 days from €3,725pp

  • Spectacular Yukon Self-Drive

    Canada and Alaska
    • Re-live the excitement of the 1890s gold rush in historic Dawson City.

    • Drive through breathtaking mountain scenery with barely another car on the road.

    • Look for wildlife and try some of the many activities available whilst staying near the southern lakes.

    • Explore the small historic towns of rural Yukon and coastal Alaska.

    • Meet the friendly and colourful locals that make the Yukon such a different and special place.

    17 days from €4,870pp

  • Luxury Alaska in the winter wilderness

    • Explore the Alaskan city of Anchorage, trying out ice skating and fat-tyre cycling.

    • Travel to your wilderness lodge by ski-plane, landing on a frozen lake right in front of the property.

    • Embark on exciting winter activities, including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

    • Relax in the outdoor hot tub, admiring the view of the snowy Alaska Range.

    • Eat superb food created by the lodge's chef owner.

    • Enjoy yoga and stretching classes, and indulge in a range of spa treatments.

    7 days from €6,995pp

  • Alaska & Yukon Explorer

    Alaska and Canada
    • Explore Denali National Park with its many bears and other wildlife as well as Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America.

    • 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.

    21 days from €7,145pp

  • Alaska by Train and Self-Drive

    Alaska
    • Visit Denali National Park with its abundant wildlife and Mount Denali, the highest mountain in North America.

    • See grizzly bears on a light aircraft trip to Katmai National Park.

    • Cruise amongst the fjords and tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.

    13 days from €7,365pp

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