Alaska

KEY EXPERIENCE

This is a destination on EVERYONE’s bucket list.  Alaska is breathtaking with nature found in every direction.   For your first visit to Alaska, I recommend a cruise & land package.  From personal experience to hearing from clients, one thing is consistent:  they all wish they had more time to experience all that Alaska has to offer.  Book early and speak with a travel advisor before narrowing down a specific itinerary.    

 

Before becoming the 49th state in the United States, Alaska was controlled mostly by Russia until 1867 when US Secretary of State William Seward purchased it for $7.2 million.  That was just two cents an acre!  

 

Denali, renamed from Mount McKinley in 1975, is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,310 feet.  Alaska has 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States.  

MAIN ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT

  • Take flight over an Alaskan Mountain Range

  • View the Northern Lights (seasonal)

  • Experience Denali National Park

  • Go Dog Sledding

  • Whale Watching

  • Ride on the Alaskan Railroad

  • Raft in the River at Nova Matanuska Glacier

 

JUNEAU

Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage.  Whale watching here is a must!

 

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

This Biosphere Reserve is an UNESCO World Heritage Site 

 

SITKA

Step back in time in the charming port of Sitka, which reigned as the capital of Russian America for 100 years. 

 

KETCHIKAN

Experience Native Alaska firsthand. 

 

VICTORIA, CANADA

A common stop on an Alaskan cruise.  Experience a bit of Britain in this Canadian city with its unique blend of Old World charm and New World experiences.  Breathtaking at night!

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

High Season (June to August)

Shoulder Season (April to May, September to October):

Low Season (November to March)

CLIMATE

Climate is classified as oceanic or temperate marine, with cool, wet winters and mild, relatively dry summers.

 

TIME NEEDED IN THE DESTINATION TO SEE THINGS

 

4-7 days (Pre-, post-cruise)

FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR TRAVELERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide