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America in Style Vacations™: Magnificent Alaska     NEW!
Available to individuals and group bookings. Group Planners: private charters can be arranged for 9+ paying passengers, subject to availability.

10 Day Package
Tour Dates: July 11 - 20, 2022
19 Meals Included


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Price Per Person:

From $5669.00 per person, double occupancy

Information & Reservations: THE Travel Authority, Inc.- 800-220-3900 / 215-752-6190
Deposit Information: $1600 per person. We suggest you purchase your Travel Protection when you deposit your trip. We offer Travel Protection through Travel Insured International.  You may purchase a Travel Protection Plan directly with Travel Insured using the following link: http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=52923
Full Payment Due: 45 Days prior to departure.
To reserve your trip, please send your deposit and signed enrollment form to:
THE Travel Authority, Inc., 16 Woodbridge Place, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053 
Make Check(s) Payable To: "THE Travel Authority, Inc." 

This trip begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska.  Please call for air quotes (quoted price is subject to change until ticketed).   Once ticketed, airfare is non-refundable.  Other charges may apply.

Tour Highlights:

INCLUDES: 
(Tour begins & ends in Anchorage)
  • Professional Driver/ Tour Guide/ Concierge
  • Comfortable Transportation Throughout (Mercedes Benz Sprinter or similar)
  • 9 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 19 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches & 2 Dinners
  • Anchorage Airport Transfers
  • Park / Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Applicable Taxes & Fees
  • Video & Digital Pictures of your Vacation
  • AMAZING sightseeing & activities (See itinerary for details)
Pre & post stays may be arranged in Anchorage. 

Daily Itinerary:

Embark on several adventures by kayak, hiking, cruises & more to explore native wildlife in its natural habitat. Look for Beluga Whales, Grizzly Bears, Puffins, Sea Otters, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and more!
  • Tour Historic Anchorage on a narrated, scenic trolley car ride
  • Drive along Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet looking for Beluga Whales & visit the Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Fly from Homer to hike through Katmai National Park or Lake Clark (weather permitting) to see Grizzly Bears & visit the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor's Center
  • Take a 30 minute boat cruise to take a hike with a local naturalist through Kachemak Bay State Park followed by kayaking through the glacier valley
  • Visit Seward and the Alaska Sea Life Center and then stop at Exit Glacier where you will have an opportunity to hike the Harding Ice Field Trail
  • Enjoy a 9 hour nature cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park (or take a 3 hour cruise in the calm waters followed by a dog sled tour-or similar)
  • Dinner & scenic train ride aboard the Anchorage Gold Star Dome Train
  • Narrated Talkeetna River Natural History Float Trip with stops to visit active Bald Eagle Nests
  • Bus tour through Denali National Park (you can choose if you want to do the narrated bus tour or the hop-on & off bus to hike through the park)
  • Take flight to see Mount McKinley, you will either land on a glacier and walk around or take a pressurized plane up to the peak for a view of the 22,322' summit or...*optional activity (adtl cost)
  • * Optional Activity: Take a helicopter flight to Godwin Glacier, land at a dogsled camp, gear up (gear will be provided), join your local musher and take a dogsled ride on top of the glacier. Don't forget your camera! (Adtl. cost.)

DAY 1: Anchorage
Arrive at Anchorage and check into hotel. Tour historic downtown Anchorage on a scenic 15-mile trolley car ride. This fully narrated trip visits cultural and historical sites including Lake Hood, scenic viewpoints, and Earthquake Park. Group dinner to celebrate the start of our Alaskan adventure (included).
Lodging – Fairfield Inn and Suites Midtown or similar
Meals: D

DAY 2: Anchorage to Homer
Drive along the Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, home to one of the largest bore tides in the world, looking for Beluga Whales. We will visit the Wildlife Conservation Center. The center’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals. This is one of the most scenic drives in Alaska! Many stops for scenic viewing and points of interest. Total drive time 4.5 hrs.
Lodging – Best Western Hotel or similar
Meals: B, L,

DAY 3: Homer/Katmai
Fly from Homer to Katmai National Park or Lake Clark (based on weather) to see Grizzly Bears. We will catch a glimpse of the bears as we hike about 1.5 miles through braided rivers and meadows to see them in their natural habitat. In the late afternoon we will visit the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center.
Lodging – Best Western Hotel or similar
Meals: B, L

DAY 4: Homer/Kachemak Bay 
With a 30-minute boat cruise to Kachemak Bay State Park, accessible only by boat, we will hike with a local naturalist through 3 distinct ecosystems: the marine environment, coastal forest, and glacial moraine. In the glacier valley we will have views of an immense glacier dropping into the lake. We continue our journey by kayak with sounds of moving ice filling the valley as we paddle our stable kayaks past icebergs of all sizes. This is a full 8-hour day (2.5-mile hike and 3 hours of kayaking).
Lodging – Best Western Hotel or similar
Meals: B, L

DAY 5: Homer to Seward
We will drive the scenic road to the picturesque city of Seward. We will visit the Alaska Sea Life Center for some fun with marine mammals to prepare us for our ocean adventure the next day. Many stops for scenic viewing and points of interest including a stop at Exit Glacier and the opportunity to hike the Harding Ice Field trail (4.5 mile round trip hike). Total drive time 4.5 hrs.

*(An optional activity today would be a helicopter flight up to a glacier and then dogsled rides on top of the glacier: Take off in one of our helicopters and find yourself landing at dog camp atop an ancient glacier. A team of sled dogs anxiously awaits to pull you across perfect white snow. Dog sled tours on Godwin Glacier are some of the most fun you can have in Alaska! After your sled ride, cuddle our lovable puppies, take pictures of the beautiful Alaskan scenery, and talk with your Alaskan musher about his best trail stories. We have all the gear and equipment you’ll need for your Alaskan dog sledding experience; you just need to bring your camera. This is a 1.5-hour tour that includes 15 minutes of flight seeing and an unforgettable dog sled ride. $495.00 per person).
Lodging – Best Western Hotel or similar
Meals: B, L

DAY 6: Seward/Kenai/Anchorage 
This morning you are going out for a 9-hour nature cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. You will be watching for puffins, sea otters, humpback whales, sea lions, and cormorants as we go to one of the least visited fjords for an up close and personal view of a tidewater glacier in Northwestern Fjord. These types of glaciers calve directly into the ocean. For those who may not have sea legs, you will enjoy a 3-hour cruise in the calm waters of the bay followed by a dog sled tour. or similar. In the evening you will enjoy dinner and a scenic train ride back to Anchorage on the Gold Star Dome train.
Lodging – Fairfield Inn and Suites Midtown or similar
Meals: B, L,D

DAY 7: Anchorage to Denali/Healy 
Today you make the drive to Denali National Park, the home of Mount McKinley. You will make frequent stops for sightseeing including a stop at Talkeetna for lunch and a Talkeetna river 2-hour float trip: “Few places in the world can equal the scale and beauty of Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. On this two hour narrated Talkeetna River Natural History Float Trip, you will see spectacular vistas of this magnificent scenery. Explore the lower end of the famous Talkeetna River, which is steeped in history and the Alaskan pioneering spirit. The Talkeetna river is a glacier-fed waterway teeming with salmon and other wildlife. Our guides are versed in describing the flora, fauna, and scenery along the way. We will look for bears, eagles, fish, beavers, moose, fox, and waterfowl during this float. We will stop to visit two active Bald Eagles’ nests, see beaver dams, look for bear tracks, and float past an old miner’s cabin… all before joining the mighty Susitna River for the loop back to Talkeetna. Total drive time 6 hrs.
Lodging – Motel Nord Haven
Meals: B, L

DAY 8: Denali 
We will go deep into Denali National Park the best way you can…by bus. You have the option of taking a narrated bus tour or a bus tour where you can get on and off the bus to hike anywhere you want to. A picnic lunch will be served out in the park. We can be out and about between 7-10 hours.
Lodging – Motel Nord Haven
Meals: B, L

DAY 9: Denali to Talkeetna 
If weather permits, we take a flight to see the tallest peak in North America. Two options here: land on a glacier and walk around or take a pressurized plane up to the peak for a view of the 20,322’ summit from inside the plane. This should be one of the most magnificent days of your life! At the end of the day, we drive to a quaint town called Talkeetna to soak up the culture and some of their local food. On a clear day Talkeetna boasts one of the best views of Mount McKinley. Group dinner included. Total drive time 3 hrs
Lodging – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: B, L

DAY 10: Talkeetna to Anchorage
We depart Talkeetna and drive straight to Anchorage in the morning. You may schedule your departure flight for 2pm or later. Total drive time 2.5 hrs.
Meals: B, L

*Itinerary is subject to change. 
 

Additional Tour Information:

America in Style Vacations™ are an intimate, personalized, and immersive travel experience.  From the beginning to the end of your vacation,  your Driver/Guide/Concierge, will be at your service.  Their role is to oversee all aspects of your tour and edu-tain, facilitate a safe, smooth, fun adventure! The small group format enables each guest to receive a high level of personal attention not possible with larger groups.  You will travel in comfort and style in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter (or similar),  with easy in and out, flexible itineraries, and ability to visit places larger vehicles can not access.  Being part of a small group, enhances the bonding experience of traveling together and facilitates stronger relationships that will last far beyond the end of your vacation.  Once you have been a guest on one of our America in Style Vacations™, they will be your preferred choice for future vacations.
 

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