Our May 2020 tour is sold out and KTC Travel Group is proud to present an additional 2020 fully escorted land and sea holiday of Alaska and The Yukon (Northern Canada) The tour package includes a 15-day motorhome tour followed by an optional 7-night inside passage cruise. Unlike coaches and trains motorhome travel offers a much better view of the scenery and wildlife sightings as you are high up and get a front seat view and the freedom to stop and smell the roses.
The tour starts and ends in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. Internal return flights Vancouver – Whitehorse and hotel accomodation at Vancouver airport are included. We travel the world war two supply route known as the Alaskan Highway from Whitehorse to Delta and on to Fairbanks with overnight stops at Destruction Bay on the shores of lake Klune and Tok the sled dog capital of Alaska
Alaska’s 2nd largest city has a diverse range of shops and galleries selling native art, pottery and jewellery. For many a visit to North Pole and Santa’s village will be at the top of the list during our two night stay. Your tour leaders will organise an included group three hour trip on the Riverboat Discovery. During the trip we will visit an Indian Village, Sled Dog Centre and watch a float plane take off.
Denali National Park
The group will dry camp in the National Park. The park is located 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The park extends to 6 million acres and travel in the park is restricted beyond the Savage River, requiring use of the park transportation system. A range of optional park tours is available. Normally bears, moose and other wildlife can be viewed from the coach.
With a population of 285,000, Anchorage is the largest city is the State of Alaska. The city has some 200 parks and 120 miles of trails, moose and other wildlife sightings are quite common, bike rentals are available. The Alaskan Native Heritage Centre is well worth a visit and historical tours of the city are available.
Top of the World and Klondike Highways
From Anchorage we travel through to Chicken Alaska and join the Top of the World Highway through to Dawson City. Much of this area is remote wilderness with spectacular scenery. From Dawson city travel though to Whitehorse is on the Klondike Highway a route well used by miners seeking gold.
Chicken is a popular stop on the Taylor Highway. That may have something to do with the fact it is one of the few places you can buy fuel on this road. We have an included town tour which includes “Trisha’s School House’ as featured in the book by Ann Purdy. Later you can spend some time at the Chicken Creek Saloon the best bar in town, in fact the only bar in town.
At Dawson City a group visit to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall will be arranged. This relic of the gold rush days features regular nightly can-can shows and serves great food. Gertie’s is run by KVA a local not for profit organisation. Access across the river to the start of the highway is by vehicle ferry. No bridges in this remote area.
Inside Passage Cruise
Cruise terminal transfers are included in time for an anticipated mid-afternoon boarding. The seven-night Holland America inside passage cruise from Vancouver to Glacier Bay ticks many boxes with visits to Tracey Arm Inlet, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and of course Glacier Bay. Cruising with a group is a great way to cap off the holiday adventure of a lifetime. For more information on the cruise see our tour brochure.
PRE TOUR SIDE TRIP TO CALGARY STAMPED AND/OR BUTCHART GARDENS
This tour is timed to coincide with the annual Calgary Stamped You can also visit Butchart Gardens pre or post tour