Experience Alaska’s best: a land and a cruise combination are the way to do Alaska! The inland passage cruise in All-Inclusive luxury and a tremendous value with shore excursions included as well while you visit hidden Alaska. It even includes airfare! Seven Seas Explorer® took luxury cruising to the next level, from the palatial Regent Suite to the hand-picked art accentuating her halls. Before the cruise you will travel to Anchorage, Denali National Park, including the Alaska Railway.
Embark on a Luxurious Journey: Totems, Traditions, & Tastes
Embark on an unforgettable adventure from MGA Travel as we take you on a luxurious journey through Alaska’s stunning landscapes by land and rich cultural heritage aboard the exquisite Seven Seas Explorer®. From the charming town of Seward to the vibrant city of Vancouver, get ready to experience the best of Alaska with us!
Special Offer is shown further down, below pricing.
Land Portion Highlights
See big, bold and genuine Alaska! Follow its scenic highways and famed Alaska Railway into rustic towns and through majestic Denali National Park, visit an Iditarod dog kennel, and view breathtaking, snow-mantled mountains.
After flying into the Anchorage airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Anchorage for the evening. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals are on your own.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive north from Anchorage on the George Parks Highway, which winds through the kind of scenery that defines the Alaskan interior: tundra, soaring mountain peaks, glaciers, forests, wild rivers, and vast expanses primarily inhabited by animals such as moose, grizzlies, foxes and birds.
Upon reaching Talkeetna, whose downtown is a National Historic Site, you will have a short time to explore before boarding an Alaska Railroad train. As you travel the 4.5 hours to Denali, seating is upstairs in the Dome where you will enjoy views from all sides of the railcar and lunch is included downstairs in the dining room. Once you reach Denali, you will be transferred to the Grande Denali Lodge or similar, which perches on the edge of a bluff less than a mile from the entrance to Denali National Park.
Following an enlightening private lecture on Denali, your evening is open for dinner on own before you overnight at the lodge.
The day starts with an early breakfast at the lodge and then the Denali Natural History Tour. Focusing on the rich natural and cultural history of the park, this program includes several interpretive stops and an hour off-bus experience. Begin with a stop to learn about the creation of the Denali Park Road with the film “Across Time and Tundra.”
Next visit Savage Cabin, the original ranger’s cabin, provides a living history into how the cabin was once used and how it continues to be used today.
Finally, you will make a stop at Primrose Ridge to experience a memorable Alaska Native presentation that will enlighten you with how the land has been used for nearly 10,000 years. All along the way your naturalist driver-guide will provide a great introduction to the landscape, geology, and history of Denali National Park and Preserve. NOTE: Tours are conducted in school busses.
NOTE: due to a massive landslide and subsequent damage to certain roadways in the park, there may not be an opportunity to upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour depending on how far along the Park is with reconstruction on the roadways. Your Tour Director will be able to provide more information while you are on the tour.
Upon returning to the lodge, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, before overnighting at the lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive from Denali on the Parks Highway, which (weather permitting) affords magnificent views of Mt. Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. In time, you will visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel and learn about this truly Alaskan competition. NOTE: this is not a ride with the dogs.
Traveling from Anchorage to Nome on the Bering Sea coast, each Iditarod team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover 1,150 miles of Alaska’s most rugged terrain in 10 to 17 days. Add temperatures well below zero, scouring winds, and long hours of darkness, and it is no wonder that the Iditarod is called the last Great Race on Earth.
Continuing on from the kennel, you will journey along the shoreline between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of Turnagain Arm to Girdwood, eventually checking in to the Hotel Alyeska or similar. The rest of the day and evening are yours to enjoy as you please.
After breakfast at the resort, you may want to ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska on the aerial tramway for a spectacular view of the surrounding area with its seven glaciers (not included).
After lunch (on own), enjoy a stop at an organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife. The center is a home and refuge for many animals; bear, moose, elk, and other wildlife that call Alaska home. Depart for Seward on the road that passes through some of America’s most spectacular scenery and holds three scenic designations: USDA Forest Service Scenic Byway, Alaska Scenic Byway, and All-American Road.
Upon arriving in Seward, you will embark your ship.
Land Program Details Step by Step
•The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program times are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.
•Itineraries with the up-to-date details will be issued when you are emailed your final cruise documents 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive a final itinerary from our ground operator with a Welcome Letter upon arrival or at your hotel. Please review the letter and your final itinerary carefully for further amendments.
•The hotels used for your land program will be the hotels listed in this document unless you have been advised otherwise in advance of the land program start date.
•Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space released.
A Voyage of Elegance and Comfort: The Seven Seas Explorer®
Setting sail on August 28, 2024, the Seven Seas Explorer® redefines elegance with its opulent design, exceptional service, and unparalleled comfort. Each suite is a haven of luxury, ensuring your 7-night voyage is nothing short of extraordinary. With up to 55 free shore excursions, your journey will be as enriching as it is relaxing.
With MGA Travel and Seven Seas Explorer®, indulge in an all-inclusive experience like no other:
Conclusion: Book Your Suite Today
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Alaska’s stunning beauty and rich cultural heritage with MGA Travel. Book your suite today and get ready to embark on a journey filled with luxury, adventure, and unforgettable memories aboard the Seven Seas Explorer®. Totems, Traditions, & Tastes await you!
*Terms & Conditions apply. Please contact MGA Travel for full details.
Pricing includes all-inclusive cruise fare, land program, airfare, drinks, tips, shore excursions, smaller gateway airport fees, MGA Travel Professional fee, and hosting!
We can help you plan a pre or post cruise extension, if desired. If you only wish to do the cruise, and not the included land program, we can arrange that as well.
We suggest you purchases Travel Insurance to protect your investment. Travel Insurance must be purchased within 48-hours of the initial deposit to receive the full benefits the policy affords. Prices are based on double-occupancy and availability. Airfare only from certain gateways.
There may be a limited number of rooms for solo travelers and if so, there may be a single supplement. We can also try to help find you a roommate. Cruise and land itineraries are subject to change at any time. This itinerary is not finalized and pricing may be adjusted for fuel or inflation.
Want to go? Simply complete this Secure Payment Form to authorize deposit and put “Totems & Traditions” – and specify desired cabin category. Also (if we don’t already have it) please complete this Secure Passport Form for each passenger. Questions simply call us 843-279-0310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more expert details on travel, sign up for our Travel Investor, the monthly resource with valuable travel tips, inside information, exclusive offers, and access to an exclusive travel tip video series.