Rail: Vancouver & Alaska by Ferry & Rail (NCVR)

Countries Visited: Canada, United States
Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Rail-The best way to fully experience the world is by travelling through it. Rail tours bring you closer to amazing places via iconic and scenic rail routes
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: No meals included
    Accommodations: Hotels (10 nts), ferries (4 nts)

    Highlights
    Ride the Alaskan Railroad into Denali National Park, experience the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, witness the rugged coastline and abundant wildlife of this dramatic region, get a taste for the Vancouver vibe.

    Description
    What's better than seeing the coastal areas of Canada and Alaska? Seeing it by train and ferry to give you the full land-and-sea experience of this amazing region. This 15-day trip takes advantage of both local trains and small ferries to create an authentic - not to mention memorable - journey up the coast and around Alaska. You'll check out the highlights of Seward, Anchorage, and Denali while on the Alaskan Railroad, with plenty of chances to stretch your legs to explore the terrain firsthand. Rail, boat, mountains, cities - who says you can't have it all?
  • Details

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1VancouverDay 1 Vancouver
    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. Theres so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Port HardyDay 2 Vancouver/Port Hardy
    Take by public bus and ferry to Port Hardy. Its a long day of travel, but enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Transport: Local bus (1.00-1.50 hours) Take in the views or enjoy the cafE. Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours) Local bus (4.50-5.50 hours)
    Day 3Prince RupertDay 3 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert
    The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert, the last stop in Canada, late in the evening. Additional Notes: Due to ferry schedules, there may be layovers at certain stops along the route. If this occurs, your CEO will arrange to visit nearby local towns (time permitting). Included Activities: Inside Passage Cruise
    Day 4JuneauDay 4 Prince Rupert/Juneau
    During the journey, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and relax with a book, cards, or explore the ship. Additional Notes: On board all ferries for the journey the cabins we use are for two people, with an upper and lower bunk, sink area, and an outside facing window. Linens are provided. Public showers and bathrooms are available. There are food options available for purchase on board. Transport: The ferries we use are local ferries that are part of the Alaska Marine Highway. Not a cruise ship, these vessels are used all summer long by locals heading up and down the coast. Travelling this way gives you the opportunity to experience this gorgeous coastline and get a local experience in relative comfort. Ferry (29.00-30.00 hours)
    Day 5JuneauDay 5 Juneau
    Arrive in Juneau and spend time exploring the capital of Alaska. Dont miss the historic downtown.
    Days 6-7JuneauDays 6-7 Juneau
    With plenty to do in the area, opt to visit the city, go kayaking, or enjoy some whale watching. If youre after a cold one, opt to visit the Alaskan Brewing Company to try some local beer.
    Day 8SewardDay 8 Juneau/Seward
    Fly from Juneau to Anchorage, an impressive flight over the great Alaska wilds. Continue to Seward with a scenic transfer, stopping at iconic spots along the way. Transport: Flight (2.00 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
    Days 9-10SewardDays 9-10 Seward
    Enjoy two free days in Seward. Choose to hike to the Exit Glacier and visit the Sealife Center, or opt to stay closer to Seward and explore the city, take a short hike, or enjoy a boat cruise.
    Day 11AnchorageDay 11 Seward/Anchorage
    Theres plenty of sunshine, even in the late evening to take in the scenery as we chug along the tracks. Transport: Ride the Alaska Railroads Coastal Classic train. There are food and beverages available on board and all passengers have access to the Vista Dome car for the best views. Local train (4.00-5.00 hours)
    Day 12DenaliDay 12 Anchorage/Denali
    Take the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park, one of the true gems of the region. See Mt McKinley and enjoy being in this remote wilderness. Transport: Ride Alaska Railroads Denali Star train. Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
    Day 13Denali National Park and PreserveDay 13 Denali National Park and Preserve
    Denali National Park is known for its diversity of wildlife and Mt McKinley. Summer is when the animals are raising their young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all. Included Activities: Denali National Park Visit
    Day 14AnchorageDay 14 Denali/Anchorage
    Head back to Anchorage by train for a final night in the city. Transport: Travel back to Anchorage on the Denali Star. Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
    Day 15AnchorageDay 15 Anchorage
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    July 26, 2017$5,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    August 08, 2017$5,699.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 3; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    August 23, 2017$5,299.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: Waitlist Available; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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