From Anchorage to Vancouver, you’ll travel the beautiful Alaskan landscape to Denali National Park for a three-night stay and train ride from Denali to Whittier where you’ll board Holland America’s gorgeous MS Nieuw Amsterdam for a seven-night cruise through Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage.
- Spend 3 nights in Denali National Park
- Take a luxurious domed rail car to Whittier
- Cruise through Glacier National Park
- Sail Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam
- Shore Excursions will be available for purchase through Holland America 120 days prior to tour
DAY 1: WELCOME TO ANCHORAGE!
Fly from St. Louis to Alaska where you’ll enjoy a complimentary transfer to our hotel. Later, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in Anchorage. D
DAY 2: DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Today you’ll head via motorcoach to Denali for a three-night stay at this magnificent national treasure. Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. The towering granite spires and snowy summits of Denali National Park and Preserve straddles 160 miles of the Alaska Range and display so much elevation they are often lost in the clouds. Dominating this skyline is North America’s highest peak; Denali, one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Alaska. B, L
DAY 3: TUNDRA WILDERNESS TOUR
Today features the unforgettable Tundra Wilderness Tour. You’ll be snapping plenty of photos during a spectacular five-hour guided tour of Denali National Park, home of majestic Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), lush forests and crystal clear waters. Be on the lookout for wildlife, such as “The Big 5” mammals: moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and grizzlies. B, Snack, D
DAY 4: FREE DAY DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Explore on your own or take optional excursions with an entire free day in Denali. You may choose an optional excursion, such as a nature walk, rafting trip down the Nenana River, a flight-seeing tour over Denali, or a Ranger talk. Don’t miss the chance to visit Denali Square and immerse yourself in the Denali experience. B
DAY 5: RAILROAD DENALI TO WHITTIER/MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM
Enjoy some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery via luxurious domed rail cars direct to your ship for embarkation in Whittier. This remote village is nestled along breathtaking Prince William Sound, home to a stunning array of wildlife, including bald eagles, sea otters and killer whales, so have your camera ready. This afternoon, embark on your home away from home for the next seven nights, the MS Nieuw Amsterdam. Get acquainted with the ship’s amazing amenities before dinner; and don’t miss the evening entertainment, which includes everything from Broadway reviews to stand-up comedians. B, D
DAY 6: HUBBARD GLACIER
Enjoy a leisurely day highlighted by afternoon scenic cruising to Hubbard Glacier - North America’s longest tidewater glacier. As you cruise along, you’ll be in awe of the three-story icebergs that cannon into crystal waters, a process called calving. On clear days, Hubbard turns a stunning deep blue and on cloudy ones, its many ripples and icebergs shimmer in soft light. This glacier dwarfs the other glaciers in Alaska. It is the longest tidewater glacier in North America and starts 122 kilometers (76 miles) back, pouring down off the shoulder of Mt. Walsh. B, L, D
DAY 7: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates on board the ship. Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. B, L, D
DAY 8: SKAGWAY
Stroll the wooden sidewalks of this famous Gold Rush town, do some souvenir shopping, or take in a Ranger-led walking tour. At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons, and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife, and unrivaled natural beauty. B, L, D
DAY 9: JUNEAU
Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska’s capital-choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop. Cruise to Juneau, Alaska and visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state
capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day. B, L, D
DAY 10: KETCHIKAN
Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Ketchikan is one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park. And leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art. B, L, D
DAY 11: INSIDE PASSAGE AND SHIPBOARD FUN
Today, glide through Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world. You’ll see steep mountain walls on both sides of the ship, brilliantly colored forests, blue glaciers, and seaside villages dotting the coastline. Take a break from the beautiful sights and partake in one of the ship’s many activities such as bingo, cooking demonstrations. B, L, D
DAY 12: VANCOUVER
Alas, we must say farewell as we disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia, and head for home—carrying enough “midnight sun” memories to last a lifetime! B
- Depart: May 22, 2024
- Return: June 2, 2024
Pricing (per person):
- Verandah Cabin: $4,377 Double; $6,695 Single
- Outside Cabin: $4,027 Double; $5,785 Single
- Inside Cabin: $3,827 Double; $5,295 Single
- Tour Taxes: $355
*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL (call for other gateway cities, $100 air supplement will apply)
*Shore Excursions will be available for purchase through Holland America 120 days prior to tour.
Optional Shore Excursions will be available for purchase through Holland America 120 days prior to tour.
- Round-trip airfare from St. Louis, other cities available
- Professional Tour Director
- Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
- Land Gratuities for Drivers, Guides and Rail Car attendants
- Luggage handling of one suitcase per person
- 24-hour emergency call service
Valid passport required to travel.
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
Each reservation requires a $250 per person deposit planning fee (exceptions may apply) to be credited toward your final payment. Some or all of your deposit may be non-refundable per our cancellation schedule noted in these Terms & Conditions below. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
Terms and Conditions:
Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.