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2135 E. Margaret Dr.
(P.O. Box 2852)
Terre Haute, IN 47802-0852

ALASKA

Departing: Wednesday, July 24, 2024
14 Days
Personal Pace: 4
To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs, and periods of standing. Some of the touring days will be long and are fast paced.
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Since this is an indepth tour encompassing 14 days and is a Pace 4, you are required to fill out a reservation form
 and meet with our Tour Director prior to signup. This is to ensure that you understand all the details of this tour.

The most complete tour package to Alaska with an added day in Denali making our ever popular tour even better!  This tour includes more time spent in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska, where you will see three of the five geographical regions.  We took passenger requests from our last three tours and have made changes based on their comments and the thoughts of our seasoned Tour Director.  This added day will allow you to simply bask in the essence of wilderness that is Alaska with time to enjoy optional excursions that fit your interest.  Mountains, valleys, and fjords; realm of glaciers and icebergs best described as indescribably magnificent scenery. The abundance and variety of wildlife - land, sea, in the air, and the near mystical aura created by such vast reaches of wild, uninhabited space.  Where nature reigns supreme ... Alaska!
 

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Wednesday, July 24 Fairbanks: Motorcoach to Indianapolis International Airport.  Upon arrival at the airport, you are responsible for your baggage check in and fees (approximately $30 a bag).  Fly to Fairbanks, Alaska our home for two nights.  Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest metropolis known as the “Golden Heart City,” a testimony to the warmth of the people. Transfer to our hotel along the shores of the Chena River.  (Meal Money)
 
Day 2 Thursday, July 25  Fairbanks: Our day is spent exploring the city of Fairbanks including stops at Gold Dredge #8. Learn about gold in Alaska and you even get to try your hand at panning! Next up is the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th Century. This afternoon, we climb on board an authentic Alaskan Sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery, and take a journey back in time along the Chena and Tanana Rivers.  Since 1950, the Brinkley family have guided visitors into nature to tour with native Alaskans in a traditional village and meet some of the pioneers who call this land home.  While cruising, we will see one of Alaska’s bush pilots take off right from the river.  Further down the river, share in the excitement, joy, and hard work of an Iditarod dog kennel, ran by the family of the late Iditarod Champion Susan Butcher. This evening enjoy time in Pioneer Park with an Alaskan Salmon Bake.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Friday, July 26  Denali: Travel on the world famous Alaska Railroad Dome Car Train from Fairbanks to Denali.  Enjoy Gold Star service complete with breakfast on  the Denali Star.  Travel past the towns of Nenana and Healy many times paralleling the Nenana River.  Upon arrival in Denali, transfer to the hotel, our home for two nights for a welcome and overview. After lunch as a group, you will have optional excursions or time to explore the unique surroundings that make up the village that borders Denali National Park and Preserve.   (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 4 Saturday, July 27  Denali: Board a tour bus (similar to a school bus) for a Tundra Wilderness Tour. This tour takes you 62 miles into Denali National Park and Preserve and lasts as long as five hours.  Incredible scenery, a narrated history of Park Road, and a chance to view the park’s wildlife. Optional Excursions available late afternoon and evening.    (Breakfast, Box Lunch)
 
Day 5 Sunday, July 28  Anchorage: Today, we make our way south to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. The drive passes by the town of Cantwell before reaching Broad Pass, offering some of the most beautiful scenery along this highway.  The road continues through Denali State Park which borders the highway between the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska range.  Time to explore and enjoy lunch in the quaint town of Talkeetna before passing through the growing community of Wasilla. Our journey continues across the Palmer Hay Flats, Knik River, and Eagle River during the last 35 miles of our journey before arriving in Downtown Anchorage.  Alaska’s largest city located on Cook Inlet will be our home for the night.  Free time to shop, sightsee, and enjoy dinner.   (Breakfast, Meal Money)
 
Day 6 Monday, July 29  Seward: This morning, we will travel to the port city of Seward.  Seward is perched on a peninsula where the ice age has had lasting power. Where ocean and mountains meet, the frosty waters and rugged coast of Resurrection Bay sustain birds, sea mammals, and other marine life.  We will arrive in time for you to check out some of the local stores, have lunch, and visit the Alaska SeaLife Center.  Alaska’s only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility.  A “window on the sea” shows us close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions, and other marine animals while watching ocean scientists study Alaska’s rich seas and diverse marine life. Late afternoon board the Norwegian Jewel to begin our seven day Southbound Alaska and Hubbard Glacier cruise. Offering sweeping ocean views, a dazzling at-sea experience, panoramic vistas, new dining experiences, poolside movie screen, complimentary onboard productions, and duty-free designer shops make for a perfect home away from home.   (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 7 Tuesday, July 30  Cruising Hubbard Glacier:  Get acquainted  with our ship and enjoy all the scenery as we start our cruise. Hubbard Glacier is 76 miles long, 7 miles wide and 350 feet above the water line where it meets the bay. Watch as massive chunks of ice crash into the bay, a process known as calving that the Tlingit people call "White Thunder."  See the Hubbard Glacier in warmth through your ship's floor-to-ceiling windows!  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Wednesday, July 31   Icy Strait Point:  Icy Strait Point is Alaska Native owned-and-operated, with all profits directly supporting the community of Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit village. Their dedicated staff - 85% of which call Hoonah home - is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for every guest that is infused with their local Native culture and hospitality. Shore excursions include over twenty exciting tours, a restored 1912 salmon cannery and museum, nature trails, and even a beach! Fly down North America’s longest and highest zip line, ride the new Skyglider Gondola to the top of the Mountain,  whale-watch in the whale-rich waters of nearby Port Frederick and Point Adolphus, explore the backroads in your personal ATV, and search for the coastal brown bears that inhabit the area.   (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9 Thursday, August 1   Juneau:  Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic downtown harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure.  Together as a group, we will explore the Mendenhall Glacier.  Enjoy a narrated drive along Juneau's Gastineau Channel and through the Mendenhall Valley on the way to the blue ice of the Mendenhall Glacier. Pass by Gold Creek, where gold was discovered in 1880, and the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.  Soon, the valley slowly reveals the magnificent treasure hidden at its end.  Spend time at the glacier, walk the trails, snap exquisite photos and explore the visitor center.  Return to Juneau for lunch, time to explore, or ride the Mount Roberts Tramway at your leisure.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
Day 10 Friday, August 2    Skagway: History, beauty, and adventure meet in Skagway, Alaska’s first incorporated city and The Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.  Nestled in the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, the streets are lined with wooden boardwalks and restored buildings, looking much as they did 100 years ago.  A tour most people enjoy is the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. This unique railroad symbolizes accomplishments in adventure and pioneering - of triumph over challenge.   (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Saturday, August 3   Ketchikan:  Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage - a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world - Ketchikan is best known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 12 Sunday, August 4   Cruising Inside Passage:  The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls.  The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture, and adventure.  With most of Southwest Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. Cruising through the Inside passage is what has made Alaska so popular.    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 13 Monday, August 5  Vancouver:   Depart for the airport to fly from Vancouver, British Columbia to Indianapolis International Airport.  Upon arrival at the airport, you are responsible for your baggage check in and fees (approximately $30 a bag).  (Breakfast, Meal Money)
 
Day 14 Tuesday, August 6 Indianapolis:   Overnight flight arriving at Indianapolis International Airport early in the morning. Motorcoach to Terre Haute.   (Meal Money)
 

Optional Excursions in Denali (FEE): Denali Glacier Landing, Denali Jeep Excursions, Denali Raft Adventures, Denali Fly Fishing, Draft Horse Covered Wagon Dinner Excursion, Denali ATV Excursions, Dog Sled Tours and more.

Optional Excursions in Cruise Ports (FEE): There are many other Shore Excursions available at the cruise ports we will be visiting.  The following are  excursions we feel are the most popular and that you will enjoy.  Once TURNER has completed your reservation, you will be given your reservation number to go online and decide which excursion(s) you would like to do.  If you wish to book an excursion(s), please let us know and we will book it for you or you can book it on your own. 

• Juneau - The Mendenhall Glacier is included at this port. 
• Skagway - Klondike Summit & Historic City Tour, Adventure Hike Skagway, Glacier Discovery by Helicopter, White Pass Railway & Trail Camp Adventure, White Pass Railway Adventure & Motorcoach Tour, White Pass Railway & Skagway Highlights, White Pass Railway & Alaskan Dog Sled Experience.
• Icy Strait Point - Forest & Nature Tram, Spasski River Valley, Wildlife, & Bear Search, Icy Strait Point Kayak Adventure.
• Ketchikan -  Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour, Historic Trolley Tour, Potlatch Totem Park & City Highlights,  Ketchikan Cultural Discovery, Rain Forest Wildlife Sanctuary, Eagles, & Totems, Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer.
 
TOUR INCLUDES:
 Round-Trip Transportation via Deluxe TURNER Motorcoach to Indianapolis International Airport • Round-Trip  Airfare (Indianapolis to Fairbanks, Vancouver to Indianapolis)  • All Group Transportation while in Alaska • Accommodations Twelve (12) Nights • Thirty-Five (35) Meals [Thirteen (13) Breakfasts, Eleven (11) Lunches, and Eleven (11) Dinners] • Baggage Handling (for overnight accommodations), Port Charges, Cruise Taxes and Fees, One Way Transfer From Ship to Airport, and Gratuities for bus boy, cabin steward, and maitre'd .
 
From $6399.00 per person

$7,999 Per Person Double Occupancy - Balcony
(Bonus Inclusions onboard Norwegian Jewel: Alcoholic Beverages and Soda (with some limits), Two Specialty Dining Experiences,
$50 Per Port Per Stateroom Shore Excursion Credit, and 150 minutes free Wi-Fi)
 
$6,899 Per Person Double Occupancy - Oceanview
(Bonus Inclusions onboard Norwegian Jewel: Alcoholic Beverages and Soda (with some limits), One Specialty Dining Experience,
$50 Per Port Per Stateroom Shore Excursion Credit, and 150 minutes free Wi-Fi)
 
$6,399 Per Person Double Occupancy - Inside
(Bonus Inclusions onboard Norwegian Jewel: Alcoholic Beverages and Soda (with some limits) and 
$50 Per Port Per Stateroom Shore Excursion Credit)
 
Deposit: $1,500 Per Person
Balance of Payment Due May 10, 2024
Reservations (if available) After May 10th, Due in Full

If Paid by Debit or Credit: 3% Charge Incurs

PASSPORT REQUIRED
CANCELLATION/MEDICAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE & STRONGLY SUGGESTED
ALL ABOVE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 


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