Complete North America has a nine-night Alaska option that showcases the raw beauty and indigenous wildlife of the USA’s largest state.
The nine-night Grand Alaska Escorted Tour, which takes in both scenic wonders and wildlife like grizzly bears and humpback whales, sees guests touring by sea, land and rail.
The tour sets off from Anchorage, on a cruise on Prince William Sound, with visits to Fairbanks and Denali before a train ride on the Alaska Railroad back to Anchorage.
The following day sees guests travelling through the Matanuska Valley to Valdez on one of Alaska’s Scenic Byways.
There’s also a cruise through majestic Prince William Sound, to explore the three-mile face of the Columbia Glacier; a drive north to Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway, the oldest and arguably most scenic of all Alaskan routes; a sightseeing tour of the gold mining town of Fairbanks, with a stop at the University of Alaska Museum and a cruise on the Chena River aboard a classic Sternwheeler; a ‘safari’ in Denali National Park, looking for bears, moose, caribou, and sheep; and a day in Talkeetna.
Possible activities Talkeetna include flightseeing tours, river tours, ziplines and fishing for salmon. There are also several quaint shops, local breweries and restaurants.
The tour, which ends back in Anchorage, is priced from £3,459pp, including flights and accommodation in tourist-moderate class hotels (2.5 star).digenous wildlife of the USA’s largest state.