Alaska Connoisseur

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Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3000 to $ 6000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

This 14 day itinerary features 8 ports of call to Ketchikan,Skagway, Valdez, Seward, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka and Victoria B.C. Plus Glacier-viewing in Glacier Bay National Park


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Vancouver

    Embarkation. The ship is in port from 12AM until 4PM

  • Day 2, Day 6, Day 10, Day 13 - At Sea

  • Day 3 - Ketchikan

    You will be in port from 7am-2pm. Many Optional tours.
    Combination of the Lumberjack Show and the Totem Traditions
    Group Tour

    Enjoy two of Ketchikan's most popular tours - Totem Traditions and the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show - on this timber-town extravaganza.
    See the sights of downtown Ketchikan on your drive to Totem Bight State Park. Explore colorful totem poles and learn their fascinating stories. Then, head to a fun-filled, family-oriented show featuring a rollicking lumberjack competition. On this tour, experience two aspects of Ketchikan's rich forest resources - a Native cultural expression and a logging show displaying rugged athleticism.
    SPECIAL NOTES
    Videotaping of the show is not permitted. Guests make their own way back to the ship with a short walk after the show. Tour order may vary.
    DURATION
    Approximately 3.5 to 4 hours
    PRICE (USD)
    Adult: $69.00
    Child: $36.00 (12 & under)
    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Moderate level of activity; Includes snack
    ACTIVITY TYPE
    Entertainment; Motorcoach Ride; Sightseeing

  • Day 4 - Glacier Creek

    Scenic Cruising in Glacier BAY

  • Day 5 - Skagway

    Explore Skagway on your own or take this ride on a very Scenic Railway
    Railway Tour
    Train

    Take an unforgettable journey aboard the "Scenic Railway of the World" to the White Pass summit.
    Fully narrated, the White Pass & Yukon Route is unlike any other railroad. Against all odds, the iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898. This engineering wonder climbs nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns. Relax in old-fashioned parlor cars as your train agent retraces the original route to the White Pass summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites. See the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune. Board the train right at the cruise ship pier.
    This tour is highly recommended for passengers using wheelchairs.
    Visit goldrushrailroad.com for more details.
    SPECIAL NOTES
    No ID is required as you do not disembark the train at the summit. This tour can accommodate electric wheelchairs and scooters. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office 48 hours prior to the excursion so that arrangements may be made to meet their particular needs.
    DURATION
    Approximately 3 to 3.5 hours
    PRICE (USD)
    Adult: $112.00
    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Moderate level of activity; Accessibility for people with disabilities
    ACTIVITY TYPE
    Train Ride; Sightseeing

  • Day 7 - Valdez

    A Whitewater Rafting Adventure
    Whitewater Rafting
    Rafting

    Keystone Canyon Whitewater Rafting
    Experience the thrill of one of the most spectacular whitewater raft trips in Alaska.
    Your adventure begins with a scenic drive through Keystone Canyon with spectacular waterfalls, intriguing geology and fascinating history. At Lowe River gear up, board your raft and let your experienced guide steer you through 900-foot rock cliffs and scenic views. Lowe River is Class III water with moderate rapids and irregular waves, so be prepared to get splashed. Magnificent waterfalls cascade to the river's edge, making the view from the water something you will never forget. Everything you need for your whitewater adventure is provided on this four-and-a-half mile river adventure.
    SPECIAL NOTES
    Dress warmly in layers and bring an extra pair of socks. Waterproof cameras advised. This tour is available to Tahitian Princess passengers only.
    DURATION
    Approximately 2.5 hours
    PRICE (USD)
    Adult: $89.00
    Child: $89.00 (Minimum age is 12)
    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Substantial level of activity
    ACTIVITY TYPE
    Rafting Adventure; Ground Transport

  • Day 9 - Kodiak

    Important during World War 2 and now home to various wildlife including bears!
    Back Country, Brewery & Winery Tour
    Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour, beer samples at the Kodiak Brewery, lunch and wine tasting at the Kodiak Island Winery and the opportunity to view wildlife.
    A short drive takes you along cannery row to the Kodiak Brewery for a tour and tasting of Ben's local creations. Travel past the small boat harbor and through the heart of old downtown en route to the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Learn about Kodiak's flora and fauna before embarking on a scenic drive to the Kodiak Island Winery. Panoramic mountain and ocean views abound during your one-hour journey. Owners John, Judy and their dog Blacky greet you upon arrival at the winery. Sample various locally made, all-natural wines and enjoy a light lunch.
    After lunch, explore the beach, which the winery overlooks. On the return trip, occasional stops afford numerous breathtaking photo opportunities and the possibility of viewing wildlife and waterfowl.
    SPECIAL NOTES
    Guests must be 21 years of age and carry a valid photo ID to sample beer and wine. Vegetarian lunch available. Please notify Tour Office at least 24 hours prior to tour. Tour order may vary.
    DURATION
    Approximately 5.5 hours
    PRICE (USD)
    Adult: $99.00
    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Moderate level of activity; Includes meal
    ACTIVITY TYPE
    Brewery Tour; Meal Included; Scenic Drive; Wine Tasting

  • Day 11 - Juneau

    Plenty of Shopping and things to do in one of Alaskas busiest cities.

  • Day 12 - Sitka

    Always feel free to explore on your own or join one of the Many tours Princess Cruises offers

  • Day 13 - At Sea

  • Day 14 - British Columbia

    In Victoria you can visit Butchart Gardens, The Empress Hotel for High Tea or join one of the many tours Princess Cruises offers.
    Victoria Pub Tour
    Group Tour

    Victoria is known for its flowers and gardens, but there is a secret treasure few visitors have the time to experience - the pubs!
    Downtown Victoria has a wide array of pubs and microbreweries. Relax in a traditional English-style pub and visit others with a uniquely Canadian atmosphere that's not to be found elsewhere. Visit three different taverns and sample the finest local brews Canada has to offer. Complimentary light appetizers are served at two of your stops. Experience this tour with old friends and make some new ones, too!
    SPECIAL NOTES
    Participants must be at least 19 years old and carry valid photo ID.
    DURATION
    Approximately 3.75 hours
    PRICE (USD)
    Adult: $79.00 (Minimum age is 19)
    ACTIVITY LEVEL
    Moderate level of activity; Includes snack
    ACTIVITY TYPE
    Motorcoach Ride; Pub Hop; Snack Included

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