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Vancouver & Alaska by Ferry & Rail Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • Canada
  • United States

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?


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.


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Vancouver Island stay. Inside Passage cruise. Juneau stay. Kenai Peninsula activities. Alaska Railroad journeys. Denali National Park overnight. All park fees and permits. Internal flight. Transport to/from destinations and included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (13 nts), ferry (1 nt)


Meals Included

No meals included


Transport

Train, private vehicle, ferry, public bus, plane, walking


About our Transportation

This trip utilizes a combination of private vans, public buses, ferries and trains. Once in Alaska, transport between destinations will be by the trains of the Alaska Railroad.


Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager and leader. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being a guide in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the regions visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Alaska can have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in summer. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and autumn could start as soon as mid
August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions.

Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 2 Vancouver/Port Hardy

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 3 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 4 Prince Rupert/Juneau

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 5 Prince Rupert/Juneau

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 6 Juneau

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 7 Juneau

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 8 Juneau/Seward

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 9 Juneau/Seward

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 10 Seward

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 11 Seward/Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 12 Anchorage/Denali

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 13 Denali National Park and Preserve

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 14 Denali/Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Day 15 Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Consider arriving a few days early to Vancouver to fully explore the city. There's so much to do, and this tour departs the city on the morning of Day 2.

Details

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: Rail

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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