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Cruises and land tours are great ways to see Alaska. Which one is right for you?
7-10 days is the most common. Find how many days you need based on what you want to see and do in Alaska.
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Stay casual, dress in layers, and get proper footwear
Guides to the best locations around the state to view wildlife
Rent a car and travel independently on a set itinerary, with lodging and tours booked in advance.
The Alaska Railroad is your transportation method. Travel on a set itinerary with lodging and tours booked in advance.
See Alaska's highlights by railroad or motorcoach in a group of up to 50
Travel in small groups, stay at exclusive wilderness lodges, and spend more time outdoors
All-inclusive multi-day vacation packages at a remote wilderness lodge
Travel with a professional photographer to the best photo locations around the state
Trips range from backpacking, rafting, to upscale remote lodge retreats
Cruises depart Juneau or Sitka. Boutique, small ship adventure cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage
Cruises depart from Whittier, a 1 hr drive from Anchorage. 2-5 day small ship explorations
The most intimate multi-day cruise option. Book entire boat for your family or group, or opt to bunk with other guests. Trips available from Whittier, Homer, Seward, Juneau, and Sitka.
The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise.
Our picks for the best tours and experiences during your Alaska Cruise.
Stops include Seward (Kenai Fjords), Girdwood, Whittier & Spencer Glacier
Stops include Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali National Park & Fairbanks
This little shorebird has a dark back and white chest and one band of dark across its neck. Although land lubbers at heart, they have been observed swimming a short distance - often with chicks in tow - to reach little islets for feeding.