• Bears in Katmai National Park

Tours in Alaska

At Hayes & Jarvis we have over 65 years of expertise in creating tailored trips around the world. We can plan your dream Alaska holiday, whether you’re after wildlife spotting, climbing, cruising or hiking.

Our luxurious Seven seas Mariner Alaska cruise combines your getaway with a stop in Seattle or Vancouver, Oregon and San Francisco. Alternatively, experience the Rockies, with our Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle and Alaska Cruise tours.

Our intimate Alaskan Highlights group tour includes grizzly bears, sea kayaking and trekking through the Harding Icefields. If you prefer to travel independently, our Wonders of Alaska  self-drive tour is ideal, starting in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage and heading along the stunning Seward Highway to Kenai Fjords and Fox Island.

 

11 days Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise

Guide Price £6,889 pp  

Set sail for the wilderness and beauty of Canada and Alaska in luxury with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. From the moment you embark upon the 700 guest all suites, all balcony Seven Seas Mariner® you can expect exceptional service and...

Couples Holidays

Seven Seas Mariner Alaska Cruise
8 days

Wonders of Alaska

Guide Price £3,599 pp  

See some of Alaska's most impressive sights and spectacular views on this exhilarating eight day self-drive tour. You'll travel along Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway on your way from Alaska's biggest city; Anchorage to Seward, explore some of Denali...

USA road trips

Wonders of Alaska
11 days Sunset over Katmai National Park

Alaskan Highlights Tour

Guide Price £4,089 pp  

Explore the highlights of Alaska on this incredible small group tour. Sea kayak amongst floating glaciers in Valdez and go wildlife spotting in Denali National Park where you might even catch a glimpse of wolves, dall sheep and grizzly bear!...

Multi centre holidays

Alaskan Highlights Tour
7 days

Norwegian Bliss Alaskan Cruise

 

There are few better places to appreciate scenery like Alaska's famous Sawyer Glacier or amazing cityscapes of Seattle, than one of Norwegian Bliss'panoramic lounges. This incredible cruise encompasses Alaska's best bits, leaving you with awe-inspiring memories and enviable holiday snaps.

Couples Holidays

Norwegian Bliss Alaskan Cruise

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Even if you’re visiting Alaska in the height of summer it can still be chilly, so make sure you’ve got plenty of layers and a waterproof coat.”

Karen

Destination Executive

“Though Alaska’s landscapes are its main draw, you won’t regret spending a little time browsing the locally-owned shops. Not only will you come away with a unique souvenir but you’ll also be supporting the community.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“It’s a good idea to take cash. In the bigger cities, such as Anchorage and Fairbanks, most places take credit cards, but this isn’t always the case in smaller towns.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to its sheer size, Alaska’s weather can be quite varied although the majority of the state’s climate can be classified as subarctic – with long, cold winters and cool to mild summers. In the extreme north, the climate is arctic or tundra, and almost always below 10°C. The further south you travel, the milder the climate gets – in Juneau it is classified as oceanic and mild.t is classified as oceanic and mild.

The best time of year to witness the spectacular phenomena of the aurora borealis is during the winter months, when Alaska is at its darkest. However, depending on the weather conditions – you need clear skies – you can spot them from mid-September to April. For your best chance of seeing the Northern Lights, head to Fairbanks, although they have been spotted almost everywhere in the state. Smartphone apps are available to indicate the probability of seeing auroral activity.

Alaska is well known for its salmon – it is served in multiple forms, from steaks and tacos to cured, smoked and the skins dried to salmon ‘jerky’. Besides salmon, king crab, prawns, cod, oysters and other seafood are also popular. Caribou and reindeer steaks and reindeer hotdogs will appeal to red meat-lovers, while those with a sweet tooth will enjoy Alaskan ice cream and hearty wild berry cobblers.

Alaska is the very definition of ‘off the beaten track’, with its vast expanses of wilderness that demand not only car, but boat and plane to traverse. From racing across ice fields by dog-sled, to trekking across glaciers, and spotting wild bears and killer whales, Alaska makes for one adventure holiday that you won’t soon forget.

Why you'll love Alaska...

• Spotting wild bears in their natural habitat on Kodiak Island
• Hiking the breath-taking Mendenhall glacier
• Dog mushing across the snowy landscape in McCarthy
• Marvelling at Denali, the highest peak in North America
• Witnessing the mystical beauty of the Northern Lights in Fairbanks
• Riding the Alaska Ferry to the Aleutian Islands
• Kayaking the freezing waters of Kenai Fjords National Park
• Enjoying some of the world’s finest seafood
• Sipping craft beer from a local microbrewery in Anchorage
• Spotting whales off the coast of Juneau
• Exploring the vast landscape by air, road and sea
• Discovering Alaska’s Russian heritage in Sitka

Did you know?

• Alaska is approximately seven times the size of the United Kingdom, measuring 663,268 square miles (1,717,856 km2).
• It is against the law to whisper in someone’s ear while moose hunting in Alaska.
• The largest salmon ever caught was fished from Alaska’s Kenai River, and weighed 97.5 lbs (44.23 kg).