10-night Alaska & the Inside Passage Cruise

Cruise Line:
Viking Cruises
Ship:
Viking Orion
Destination:
Vancouver/Seward
Departure Date:
6/15/2019
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1264472
from
$5599


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Vancouver
Suggested Private Excursion
6/15/2019
6/15/2019

Vancouver is a thriving metropolis surrounded by natural beauty. With parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and the second-largest Chinatown in North America, Vancouver lives up to its promise of offering something for everyone. With modern buildings set against green, rolling hillsides, this city is breathtaking; no location offers a more spectacular view than Stanley Park - with a zoo, aquarium, totem poles and honking geese. A short walk from the park leads to Robson Street, which offers the town's best window-shopping. Stores with European flavor share the avenue with delicatessens and tea rooms ready to serve. As architectural heart of the city, Robson Square features a central plaza with a food fair and an old provincial courthouse, which now houses Vancouver Art Gallery. Be sure to stop at 8 Pender St. - "the narrowest building in the world." Other points of interest include the Museum of Anthropology; Japanese-style Nitobe Memorial Garden; and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Capilano Canyon is site of the world's longest and highest suspension footbridge.

Suggested Private Excursions

Vancouver: Private Vancouver's Ultimate City & Nature Tour - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Vancouver with the Kids - (6 hours)

Vancouver: Private Different faces of Vancouver (4-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Land & Sea - (12-hours)

Vancouver: Private Day Tour to Victoria by Floatplane & Private Vehicle - (9 hours)

Vancouver: Bowen Island by Land, Sea & Air - (4-hours)

Vancouver Highlights Private Tour - 4 hours

Vancouver Mountain Adventure - 8 Hours (with Step-On Guide, admissions included)

Vancouver Stanley Park Bicycle Tour - 3 hours

Best of Downtown Tour (Formerly Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour) - 3 hours

Granville Island Market Tour - 2 hours

Inside Passage
6/16/2019
6/16/2019

Imagine being confronted with a myriad of mysterious channels. Following each fjord to the interior, encounter massive mountain ranges, towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, virginal forests of two-hundred foot tall spruce, while whales, bears, seals, salmon, eagles and other wildlife. Always they were stopped by an inevitable face of ice - glaciers pushing inexorably downward to meet the sea. What must have been a mapmaker's nightmare is today cherished as the continent's last great untouched wilderness, harbouring the world's largest temperate rain forest. An Eden of the North to captivate the every modern-day explorer. The string of islands of the Inside Passage create a protective barrier to the open sea running from the Washington State/Canadian border and the bottom of Vancouver Island all the way up to the top of Chichagof Island, where the Gulf of Alaska begins its curve westward, offering a supremely serene cruising environment in some of the most dramatic surroundings on earth.

Ketchikan
Suggested Private Excursion
6/17/2019
6/17/2019

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ketchikan: Private Anan Creek Bear Tour - (4 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Alaskan Fishing and Wilderness Dining - (5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Misty Fjords National Monument Adventure - (1.5 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Ketchikan & Saxman Walking Tour - (3 hours)

Ketchikan: Alaskan Fishing (6 hours)

Ketchikan: Private Crabbing by Cabin Cruiser

Sitka
Suggested Private Excursion
6/18/2019
6/18/2019

Resting between snowcapped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Sitka is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska and the biggest city in America - encircling 4,710 square miles on Baranof Island. No symbol shows Russian influence more than the landmark St. Michael's Cathedral. Original artifacts and icons, including the Sitka Madonna, were saved from fire and are on display. Visit Castle Hill, once site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the town's fur trading days. Only stone walls and mounted cannons remain from Russia's bloody battles against native Tlingit. Sitka National Historical Park offers information and artifacts relating to the Tlingits, including totem poles as a chronicle of early life on this fertile ground. Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center cares for as many as a dozen bald eagles and other birds at a time. The facility caters to rare wildlife recovering from injuries incurred in the wild. Among the more popular trails is Indian River Trail, which parallels a salmon stream, and the three-mile-long Gaven Hill Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sitka: Private Marine Wildlife Tour - (4 hours)

Sitka: Private Flavour of Sitka Sound (2 hours)

Sitka: Private Ocean and Forest Tour - (6 hours)

Sitka: Private Know Alaska Experience - (1.5-hours)

Sitka: Private Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek - (3.5 hours)

Sitka: Private Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise - (4.5 hours)

Sitka: Best of Sitka Highlights - (3.5-hours)

Sitka: Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise (8 Hours)

Juneau
Suggested Private Excursion
6/19/2019
6/19/2019

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Suggested Private Excursions

Juneau: Private Guided Brown Bear Viewing at Pack Creek - (6 hours)

Juneau: Alpine Zipline Adventure - (3 hours, 45 mins)

Juneau: Private Whales & Wilderness Exploration - (4 hours)

Juneau: Fortress of the Bears Kayak (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Dog Sled Tour - (3 hours 10 mins)

Juneau: Private Fly-out Fly Fishing - (5.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek & Climb - (7.5 hours)

Juneau: Helicopter Glacer Trek - (4 hours 15 minutes)

Juneau: Private Helicopter Glacier Walkabout - (3 hours, 15 minutes)

Juneau: Brown Bear Wildlife Viewing - (5-hours)

Juneau: Private Juneau Highlights - (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery - (3.3 hours)

Juneau: Private Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, & Rainforest Trails Exploration - (5 hours)

Juneau: Private Dogsled Tour with Extra Glacier Landing - (3 hours and 40 mins)

Juneau: Private Taku Glacier Helicopter & Airboat Adventure - (3.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Paddle with Whales - Kayak Adventure (6 hours)

Juneau: A Tour with Taste (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Private Sport Fishing for Salmon (7 hours)

Juneau: Private Icefield Excursion (2.5 hours)

Juneau: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari (5 hours)

Juneau: Juneau Hiking (4 hours)

Juneau: Private Kayak Paddle & Trek (8-hours)

Juneau: Private Glacier Trek (9-hours)

Juneau: Private Luxury Whale Watch (4-hours)

Icy Strait
6/20/2019
6/20/2019

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Skagway
Suggested Private Excursion
6/21/2019
6/21/2019

This "Gateway to the Klondike" watched as fortune-seekers headed to Chilkoot and White Pass Trails during Alaska's Gold Rush. Today, feel like a prospector in Skagway, as you walk along its rustic boardwalks and frontier-style storefronts. This cozy town offers a pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of most cities. With classic cars and one of the oldest narrow-gauge railroads in the world, the city retains the flavor of days gone by and remains an important link to Alaska's history. A stroll down Broadway is a must. Highlights include Arctic Brotherhood Hall. Other buildings like the Trail of '98 Museum, Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History and the Alaskan Wildlife Adventure and Museum present different facets of prospecting times. Before hitting famous Chilkoot Trail, there are other well-marked trails to try. Hiking to Lower Dewey Lake is an easy, 20-minutes, and there are more adventurous trails to remote Sturgill's Landing, Upper Dewey Lake and Devil's Punchbowl. The White Pass Scenic Railway and Eagle Preserve Wildlife Quest provide additional options.

Suggested Private Excursions

Skagway: Private Naturalist's Paradise Adventure - (6.5 hours)

Skagway: Private Multi-sport Family Adventure - (9.5 hours)

Skagway: Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing - (2 hours)

Skagway: Private Chilkoot Lake & Wildlife Kayak Tour - (6.5 hours)

Skagway: Private Deluxe Classic Skagway - (6-hours)

Skagway: Private Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting - (6.5-hours)

Skagway: Private Flightseeing and Rafting - (6.5-hours)

Skagway: Glacier Bay Flightseeing

Skagway: Haines Offbeat Attractions

Skagway: Naturalist's Paradise with Glacier Flightseeing

Skagway: Glacier Flightseeing & Haines Photography (6.5-hours)

Skagway: Photography Tour to Haines (6.5 Hours)

Yakutat Bay
6/22/2019
6/22/2019

Yakutat is a small village located on beautiful Monti Bay, the only sheltered deep water port in the gulf of Alaska. Miles of untouched sandy beaches abound with driftwood and occasional glass balls for the beachcomber. Beyond these beaches lie a surfers dream. The Yakutat Forelands is teaming with wildlife for viewing pleasure. Jump on a charter boat and head up to Disenchantment Bay to marvel at the exciting sites and sounds of the largest tidewater glacier in North America, the ever moving Hubbard glacier. Or rent a car and drive to Harlequin Lake to view and photograph the wildflowers, the awesome freshwater glacier and the iceberg strewn lake. Beautiful hiking trails in the area include the short hike into Russell Fjord or the more taxing walk to Situk Lake. Saltwater kayaks are available for rent. There are numerous Hunting Guides which can put the avid hunter on rare wildlife. A drive to lower Situk River to observe the gillnetter's in action is worth the trip. Grab a license and tackle. Then try your hand at a world class fishery.

Valdez
6/23/2019
6/23/2019

Valdez is known as the "Switzerland of Alaska," a tribute to the splendid snow-capped mountains that surround this prosperous port. Once the gateway to the gold country, Valdez is now the southern terminus of the famous Alaskan Pipeline that carries "black gold" from the Arctic Ocean to an oil-thirsty world.

Anchorage (Seward)
6/24/2019
6/24/2019

Seward and its surroundings comprise a land of memorable beauty--saltwater bays, blue glaciers, majestic mountains and alpine valleys. Located on the Kenai Peninsula at the head of Resurrection Bay, the city is one of Alaska's oldest communities, and also one of the most scenic.

Anchorage (Seward)
6/25/2019
6/25/2019

Seward and its surroundings comprise a land of memorable beauty--saltwater bays, blue glaciers, majestic mountains and alpine valleys. Located on the Kenai Peninsula at the head of Resurrection Bay, the city is one of Alaska's oldest communities, and also one of the most scenic.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
6/15/2019
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:

Viking Inclusive Value:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center access
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
  • Included features valued at over $200 per person, per day
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Viking Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdra

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1264472

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6N 3C8

(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
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