Best of Alaska

Great American Music Tour

  • 5 Days | 8 Meals
  • Multiple Dates
  • $1,489

This engaging tour features live toe-tapping music, eclectic museum experiences and local experts to describe this incredible musical landscape.

Best of Alaska

Discover the Wonders and Wilderness of “the Last Frontier”

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Multiple Dates
13 days | 12 nights

In Partnership with Country Travel Discoveries Experience bucket-list highlights and hidden gems of “The Last Frontier” by rail, sail, and coach! From Anchorage to Vancouver, you’ll travel the beautiful Alaskan landscape on the Yukon railroad, aboard Holland America’s gorgeous MS Zuiderdam, and by coach through sites like Denali National Park.

  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Cruise across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan
  • Tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska
  • Meet the champion dogs at Happy Trails Kennels
  • Visit Birch Syrup for a fun and educational tour
  • Climb aboard the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer as we head to Denali
  • Full day guided tour of Denali National Park
  • Ride along the Chena River on The Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler
  • Visit the Museum of the North, highlighting the art and culture of Alaska
  • Travel on the captivating White Pass Trail aboard an old-fashioned narrow-gauge train
  • Cruise the ice-studded fjords of Glacier Bay, a national treasure
  • Explore Ketchikan, famous for its rich native culture
  • Cruise through Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world
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DAY 1: WELCOME TO ANCHORAGE!

Fly 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: AWCC/PORTAGE GLACIER CRUISE/ALYESKA RESORT

Travel south along the Chugach Mountain range on your way to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn how this facility takes in orphaned and injured animals. Next, cruise across Portage Lake on the mv Ptarmigan. You’ll stand just 300 away from stunning glaciers. A delicious lunch awaits us at Alyeska Resort followed by a tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska. Tonight we return to Anchorage for our overnight. B, L

DAY 3: HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS/TALKEETNA

This morning, meet the champion dogs at Happy Trails Kennels, where veteran Iditarod racer Martin Buser will give a dog sled demonstration. Later, settle in the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak, Denali. B, L

DAY 4: BIRCH SYRUP/MCKINLEY EXPLORER

Today, visit Birch Syrup for a fun and educational tour where we’ll enjoy a plethora of sweet samples! Then, climb aboard the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer as we head to Denali for a two-night stay. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or choose an optional excursion, such as a nature walk, rafting trip down the Nenana River, a flightseeing tour over Denali, or a Ranger talk. B, L

DAY 5: DENALI NATIONAL PARK

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), beautiful wildlife, and crystal-clear waters. B, L

DAY 6: RIVERBOAT DISCOVERY/ALASKA PIPELINE/SALOON SHOW

Today, ride along the Chena River on The Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler. Then get up close to the famous Alaska pipeline! Tonight at Pioneer Park, enjoy a delicious dinner together as we enjoy songs, stories, and historical highlights of Fairbanks. B, L, D

DAY 7: MUSEUM OF THE NORTH/WHITEHORSE

This morning, visit the Museum of the North, highlighting the art and culture of Alaska. Later, fly from Fairbanks into Canada’s majestic Yukon Territory. Our home this evening is Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. B

DAY 8: WHITE PASS & YUKON RAILROAD

Today we travel on the captivating White Pass Trail aboard an old-fashioned narrow gauge train. You’ll see some spectacular scenery seekers as we head to Skagway. Upon arrival, we’ll be treated to an authentic barbecue lunch. Then, get ready to find your own fortune! Experience a glimpse of the life of a prospector when you join a colorful cast of characters to learn the art of gold panning. Practice your technique in warm-water troughs -- gold is guaranteed in every pan. Haul your swag into the Gold Shack to have it weighed and browse among a collection of gold-nugget jewelry and mining-related souvenirs. B, L

DAY 9: SKAGWAY/MS ZUIDERDAM

Stroll the sidewalks of Skagway, do some souvenir shopping, or take in a Ranger-led walking tour before embarking on our home away from home the next four nights - the MS Zuiderdam. Get acquainted with the ship’s amazing amenities before dinner! B, D

DAY 10: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of Glacier Bay National Park on Alaska’s Inside Passage 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 and is arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world. B, L, D

DAY 11: KETCHIKAN

Explore Ketchikan, an Alaskan port famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. You’ll want to experience all the town highlights, including a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, and smoked salmon. B, L, D

DAY 12: 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, trivia, or a naturalist talk. B, L, D

DAY 13: VANCOUVER

Disembark in Vancouver, British Columbia, and head home— carrying enough “midnight sun” memories to last a lifetime! B

Dates:

  • Departure: July 7, 2023
  • Return: July 19, 2023

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  • Departure: July 14, 2023
  • Return: July 26, 2023

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  • Departure: July 28, 2023
  • Return: Aug 9, 2023

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  • Departure: Aug 4, 2023
  • Return: Aug 16, 2023

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  • Departure: Aug 18, 2023
  • Return: Aug 30, 2023

Pricing:

  • Double: (Inside Cabin) $4497
  • Single: (Inside Cabin) $7555
  • Double: (Outside Cabin) $4697
  • Single: (Outside Cabin) $7955
  • Double: (Verandah) $5197
  • Single: (Verandah) $8995

AUG 18 only pricing:

  • Double: (Inside Cabin) $4297
  • Single: (Inside Cabin) $7295
  • Double: (Outside Cabin) $4497
  • Single: (Outside Cabin) $7645
  • Double: (Verandah) $4997
  • Single: (Verandah) $8695

*Price per person

*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)

Temperatures:

Anchorage: 62° / 55°

Denali: 69° / 46°

Talkeenta: 68° / 50°

Fairbanks: 73° / 52°

Seward: 62° / 50°

Whitehorse: 62° / 50°

Skagway: 64° / 52°

Luggage:

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.

Important Information:

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.

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