Discovery Voyages The Grand Alaska Journey

11 Days


Jun 05 to Sep 20


From $6,785+

Start & End Ports

Start: Anchorage

End: Whittier

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Why Take This Tour?

Best of Prince William Sound & Denali National Park (Anchorage to Fairbanks)

Includes photo naturalist guide Hugh Rose throughout, flight-seeing tour of Denali, Mercedes Sprinter private van transportation throughout with tall sliding un-tinted windows with ability to stand inside, all accommodations, Discovery Voyages cruise with Captain Dean and crew, complimentary bar on voyage, and most meals (less two). No discounts for unused services. Itinerary subject to change. Airfare to Alaska and airport transfers in Anchorage not included. Land portion is limited to 8 guests.

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Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

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Arrive in Anchorage. Overnight accommodations at an Anchorage B&B.

Day 2

Anchorage to Whittier

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After breakfast, plan to meet your guide Hugh Rose at 10am for van transportation southbound. Begin your adventure today with a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm (bordering Chugach State Park) to the port town of Whittier and your journey into Prince William Sound. Many photographic opportunities along the way. The great crew of Discovery Voyages will meet you upon arrival. Enjoy a welcome lunch reception and begin your exploration of this special place. Includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers, great food, and complimentary bar. Shared bath.

Day 3

Prince William Sound

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Day 2 with Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew. Please see the Classic Discovery Voyage Itinerary for more detailed information.

Day 4

Prince William Sound

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Day 3 with Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew

Day 5

Prince William Sound

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Day 4 with Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew

Day 6

Whittier to Anchorage

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Return to Whittier this afternoon after 5 wonderful days exploring Prince William Sound with your guide Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew. Transfer to Anchorage by van for dinner on own this evening. Overnight at same location in downtown Anchorage.

Day 7

Anchorage to Denali National Park

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Travel by van towards Denali National Park, about a 5 hour drive. Overnight Earthsong Lodge (or similar) in Healy. Tour Jon Nierenberg’s dog kennels to learn about winter dog mushing in the Denali Park region. All meals included.

Day 8

Denali National Park

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Today we tour into Denali National Park by private vehicle. We will stop often to look for wildlife, and enjoy a box picnic lunch en route to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna, 90 miles inside the Park. Overnight for 2 nights at Skyline Lodge. Shared baths. All meals included.

Day 9

Denali National Park

Enjoy exploring the exquisite wilderness around Skyline Lodge, including Wonder Lake and views of Denali (Mt McKinley). Great photo opportunities. Enjoy hiking, biking or take a shuttle to explore the wilderness of the Park. Flight-seeing tour included, weather permitting. 2nd night staying at Skyline Lodge

Day 10

Denali National Park to Fairbanks

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Today after breakfast we journey back through Denali National Park giving us more opportunities for great photography, animal viewing, and scenes of Denali. Overnight at River’s Edge Resort in Fairbanks. Farewell dinner included.

Day 11

Depart Fairbanks

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Depart for home. Airport transfers are not included.


  • 2022 Departures

    July: 04
  • 2023 Departures

    July: 15, 23 August: 12

Prices & Dates

Season June 5 - September 20
Duration 11 day / 10 night
Rates From $6,785+
Season July 8 - August 24
Duration 11 day / 10 night
Rates $8,450+

Discovery Voyages The Grand Alaska Journey

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