Bears in Katmai National Park

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Alaska – Tours

Tours in Alaska

For lovers of the great outdoors, few places on Earth will exhilarate you like the epic Alaskan wilderness. Dubbed ‘The Last Frontier’, the sheer scale of the state is difficult to comprehend. With an incredible ninety percent of Alaska inaccessible by road – and with so much to see spread across vast distances – it can seem a little daunting knowing where to start.

On our Wonders of Alaska tour, you’ll begin your self drive discovery in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city, before taking the scenic Seward Highway. Breathe the clean, fresh air deep and reconnect with nature as you discover the crystal-clear lakes, icefields and dense forests of Kenai Fjords National Park and Fox Island. Visit Seward’s waterfront, shops and galleries and the charming pioneer town of Talkeetna before exploring the magnificent Denali National Park. Observe grizzly and black bears hunting salmon and the imposing crag of Denali (also known as Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.

Embark on our luxurious 17-day Seven Seas Mariner® Alaska Cruise, a comprehensive itinerary incorporating Alaska’s highlights as well as Vancouver, Victoria, Oregon and San Francisco. Your voyage will give you contrasting perspectives of Alaska: gaze on aquamarine glaciers, drifting icebergs and breaching orca from the deck as eagles soar on thermals overhead; venture ashore and drive through taiga forests, past coursing rivers, to spot bear, moose and caribou; and witness the frozen landscape from above in a small plane.

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...

Luxury 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...

Adventure holidays

Wonders of Alaska
11 days Sunset over Katmai National Park

Alaskan Highlights Tour

 

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!...

Wildlife 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.

Cruise 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 Executive

“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).