Bears in Denali

June 25 - July 10, 2021

Denali & Gold Rush Fever

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January 19th- 2:00pm
January 28th- 6:30pm

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Booking Deadline: March 11, 2021

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Pricing

Stateroom Category Double Occupancy Rate Per Person
A Verandah Suite $7,459
V Verandah $7,239
VA Verandah $7,219
VB Verandah $7,199
C Oceanview $6,979
J Interior $6,549

All non-members must add $60 to the above rate. Single and 3rd/4th passenger rates available upon request.

Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. Rates, taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are subject to change. All rates and included features are based on a minimum of 25 full-fare passengers.

Included Features

  • Roundtrip airfare to Anchorage, AK and return from Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Transfers and sightseeing via deluxe motorcoach, train and ship, as specified in itinerary
  • Accommodations in best available hotels/lodges including Denali Suites at McKinley Chalet
  • Holland America driver and guides’ gratuities (on land portion)
  • All meals and entertainment onboard (specialty restaurants may have nominal fees)
  • Breakfast plan while on land tour
  • Baggage handling

 

AAA EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

  • Extra day in Anchorage with Portage Valley tour and lake cruise
  • DISCOVERY III sternwheeler cruise
  • AAA Group Dinner in Whitehorse
  • Vancouver, British Columbia half day sightseeing tour
  • Welcome Reception onboard
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

 

Highlights

  • McKinley Explorer domed-car train excursion between Anchorage and Denali National Park
  • “Triple Denali” 3-night stay in Denali National Park, including the Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Journey aboard White Pass and Yukon Railroad
  • Four-night cruise aboard the ms KONINGSDAM in selected category

Itinerary

Friday, June 25: Anchorage

Depart by air for Anchorage. Transfer to your downtown hotel to start your adventure.

Saturday, June 26: Anchorage

Board a deluxe coach and travel the scenic Seward Highway to Portage Lake for a sightseeing cruise of the glacier. This afternoon visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center.(Breakfast)

Sunday, June 27: Denali National Park

Board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali National Park for a three-night stay at this magnificent national treasure. (Breakfast)

Monday, June 28: Denali National Park

Venture deep into Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, the best way to see wildlife and Mt. McKinley (weather permitting). (Breakfast)

Tuesday, June 29: Denali National Park

Explore on your own or take optional excursions with an entire free day at Denali National Park. (Breakfast)

Wednesday, June 30: Fairbanks

Today you’ll head for Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY III for a narrated scenic cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. (Lunch)

Thursday, July 1: Dawson City

Your journey continues as you board a short flight bound for Dawson City, Yukon. this afternoon enjoy a nostalgic Yukon River paddle-wheeler cruise aboard the Klondike Spirit. (Breakfast)

Friday, July 2: Dawson City

Today, enjoy optional excursions on your day of leisure in the Yukon. 

Saturday, July 3: Whitehorse

Follow the route of Klondike gold stampeders in style to Whitehorse, with a stop in historic Minto. Tonight, a group dinner is included in Whitehorse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sunday, July 4: Skagway

Arrive in Skagway aboard the historic White Pass and Yukon Route train. (Breakfast)

Monday, July 5: Skagway

Explore on your own or take optional excursions with an entire free day in Skagway. (Breakfast)

Tuesday, July 6: Skagway

This morning, board your ship and bid farewell to your Holland America Journey Manager. You will have the entire day to explore this quaint town or choose an optional excursion. Sail this evening from Skagway. (Breakfast)

Wednesday, July 7: Glacier Bay National Park (scenic cruising)

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates.

Thursday, July 8: Ketchikan

Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords.

Friday, July 9: Inside Passage (scenic cruising)

Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance.

Saturday, July 10: Vancouver, British Columbia

Disembark today in Vancouver and take in all the sights that this great city has to offer on your city tour. Then transfer to the airport for your return flight and transportation back to Central PA.

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).

* Canada reserves the right to deny entry to anyone with a felony conviction, including a DUI record. AAA is not responsible if you are denied entry to Canada and no refund will be provided.

Payment

Deposit of $600 per person/$1200 per cabin will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by March 11, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus…
From March 27 - April 22, 2021 $600 per person/$1200 per cabin, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From April 23 - May 13, 2021 50% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
From May 14 - June 3, 2021 75% of gross fare per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
After June 3, 2021 NON-REFUNDABLE


*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Alaska is not a frigid land of ice and snow! The interior around Fairbanks is warm during the summer. Pack for a variety of temperatures; layers are suggested. Daytime, casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For cruising, evenings require casual or semi-formal attire, with one formal night.

Baggage

Due to limited facilities, charter airline regulations for flights between Fairbanks and Dawson City restrict passengers to two checked bags with a maximum combined weight of 50 lbs. and one carry-on item under 13 lbs. All fees for exceeding those limits will be the traveler’s responsibility. Soft sided tote bags no larger than 17”x14”x4” with a zippered enclosure are recommended. Wheeled carry-on cases that are used as carry-on luggage on airlines are too large and are not suitable as hand-carried luggage on motorcoaches or trains. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or the airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

 

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