Wonders of Alaska SELF DRIVE Tour & Inside Passage from Seward, 26 August 2019 (15 nights)

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Ship:
Norwegian Jewel
Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
Depart Date:
26th August 2019
Duration:
15 nights | View itinerary
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
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Holiday Features

Wonders of Alaska SELF DRIVE Tour
  • 7 Nts Self Drive Tour: Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna, Denali
  • Rental Car - Large Vehicle (CDW, Insurance)
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights

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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Anchorage
2 Anchorage/Seward
3 Seward
4 Seward to Talkeetna
5 Talkeetna to Denali
6 Denali
7 Denali - Anchorage
8 Seward, Alaska
9 Hubbard Glacier - Cruising
10 Icy Strait Point
Icy Strait Point
The Icy Strait is a strait in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. The strait separates Chichagof Island to the south and the Alaska mainland to the north. The strait is 64 km (40 miles) from its west side at the intersection of the Cross Sound and Glacier Bay to its east side at Chatham Strait and the Lynn Canal. The two largest islands in the strait are Pleasant Island and Lemesurier Island.
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11 Juneau
Juneau
For supreme glacier viewing at the Mendenhall Glacier, with the imposing backdrop of Mt. Juneau.
11 Sawyer Glacier - Cruising
12 Skagway
Skagway
For an insight into Alaskan history and culture, follow in the footsteps of gold rushers through the ‘gateway to the Klondike’.
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13 Ketchikan
Ketchikan
For the Totem Heritage centre, where you can find the largest collection of Totem poles in the world.
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14 Scenic Cruising - Inside Passage
15 Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver is a gorgeous thriving metropolis with numerous parks, beaches, gardens, museums, art galleries and ethnic diversity, offering something for all.
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15 Fly Vancouver/UK
16 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Wonders of Alaska SELF DRIVE Land Tour

Wonders of Alaska

This Self Drive Tour can be started on any day before or after your cruise. So why not consider 1 or 2 pre or post nights in Anchorage?

Day 1: Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage, the place where young spirits and adventurous souls come to play. Upon arrival, pick-up your rental car and transfer independently to your hotel. Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, sits in a bowl below the Chugach Mountains. Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that offers the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier.

Day 2: Anchorage - Seward

Today's drive from Anchorage to the seaside community of Seward begins with spectacular views. Travel along Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway offering incredible views around every turn as it passes between the dramatic shorelines of Turnagain Arm and the jutting peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Be sure to stop at Beluga Point Lookout where you can see the most unique and geologically dramatic bore tide in the world and watch for beluga whales rolling in the surf. Continue through the Kenai Peninsula to the small coastal town of Seward, one of Alaska's oldest communities. As the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park," Seward offers incredible opportunities for outdoor exploration, recreation and plain-old relaxation.

Day 3: Seward

Spend the day exploring Seward's harbour and waterfront, quaint shops and galleries, or Exit Glacier, one of the most popular road-accessible glaciers in the state. For those interested in beautiful fjords, shimmering water, towering ancient glaciers and an impressive array of wildlife, we recommend taking a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park and Fox Island.(Optional)

Day 4: Seward - Talkeetna

This morning, head back north towards Anchorage and the small town of Talkeetna, a charming pioneer town offering great views of Mt.Denali. En route to Talkeetna take the detour through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, one of the longest vehicle tunnels in North America. In addition to mountain views, Talkeetna is home to the convergence of three major glacial rivers, which make for great excursions. This evening recommendations include; taking a zipline tour or exhilarating jet boat river tour.

Day 5: Talkeetna - Denali

Consider taking a flightseeing tour among and above the Alaska Range. From the air, nature presents itself on a scale beyond your wildest imagination. We also recommend adding a glacier landing to get a sense of how immense these peaks really are. Afterwards, depart Talkeetna for the beautiful drive to Denali National Park and Preserve, the third largest park in the U.S. and the crown jewel of the Alaska Range. More than a mountain, Denali is six million acres of wild land bisected by one ribbon of road. Travellers along this road will see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest that gives way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, Mt Denali.

Day 6: Denali

Today, travel into the heart of Denali, a place where life continues as it has for thousands of years, without interference by man. The only road in the park, 92 mile long Denali Park Road, parallels the Alaska Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. Along its route, beautiful landscapes appear at every turn, wildlife of all sorts can often be spotted and "The Mountain" can be seen as early as Mile 9 if the normally cloudy skies permit. During the summer, private vehicles can only drive the first fifteen miles of the road. Beyond Mile 15, the road turns to gravel and traffic is primarily restricted to buses. We therefore encourage you to take either the hop-on, hop-off park shuttle bus or a tour bus as this is the way to experience the park to a greater degree.(Price varies by distance and is payable locally - http://www.alaska.org/detail/denali-park-shuttle-bus#prices)

Day 7: Denali - Anchorage

Should you want to explore Denali beyond the Park Road before returning to Anchorage, we recommend treating yourself to an unforgettable experience - river rafting on the glacially-fed Nenana River. Enjoy stunningly beautiful scenery, the potential for wildlife sightings, and your choice of exciting whitewater rafting or a tranquil wilderness float trip. Whichever you choose, you'll literally go with the flow as you move through the wilderness and see a part of Alaska you can't explore any other way. Upon returning to Anchorage we recommend stepping out into downtown's thriving dining scene for some world-class, fresh fish - as in Alaska, fresh fish is the name of the game.

Documentation: All Self Drive Itineraries include a courtesy phone call on the morning of day 2 to check that everything is okay from our supplier and to remind customers to collect their package from reception if you haven't already. Documentation will be at your first nights hotel and is a Back-Pack with a North America Atlas, local sightseeing information and detailed itinerary of tour. NOTE: On arrival at hotel ask for 'PACKAGE' in your name. Detailed itinerary can be sent electronically 5-6 weeks before departure for an additional $15 (£12) but does not include the Atlas or local sightseeing information.

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Customer reviews for Norwegian Jewel

  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 23 Apr 2019

Travelled from Singapore for a weeks cruise to Kuala Lumpur Langkawi Penang and Phuket very pleased with everything on ncl ,food was very good , We then went on to have a week in Bali everything iglu did was tip top transfers etc , only disappointment was the hotel in Bali it was supposed to be 4 star but it wasn’t , we were the only room that didn’t have a balcony and you couldn’t swing a cat in the bathroom and the shower dribbled out , but the hotel sense was the friendliness place I’ve stayed Chris roberts

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  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 17 Apr 2019

Loved the haven suite. It exceeded our expectations in all aspects. The staff in the haven were super efficient, friendly and personable. Only issue was the courtyard was very hot but there was nothing that could be done about that. The ship in general was very good, and we particularly liked the food. The bars were good but there was a shortage of waiters and in some bars despite the waiter shortage they didn't like you going to the bar for drinks. Shore trips were dear but good. If we had any real grouse it was the relatively poor standard of entertainment. A couple of the main shows were very good but overall they were disappointing. In the bars the standard of entertainment really fell down. Sou da like we didn't enjoy the cruise but we had a lovely time, met some nice people and would definitely cruise with NCL again, especially in the have , if we could afford it again.

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  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • 15 Apr 2019

The. Cruise was very good the places were quite far from the ports and you had to pay for transportation the food was very good and the staff were friendly and helpful l was very disappointed with the flight times and the wait we had at the airports from 10am in the morning on the Friday till 1am on the Saturday a 5 hour wait in Dubai then our.flight back to Edinburgh surely it would have been more sensible to have 1 more night or a day in a hotel when the ship docked ? l don’t think l could ever do that trip again we were totally exhausted when we arrived back.

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