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  • Grand Alaska Voyage

    The Grand Alaska Voyage, guided by naturalist and photographer Hugh Rose, is the ultimate Alaska land and sea adventure featuring the very best of Alaska’s scenery and wildlife. The journey begins in Anchorage or Fairbanks and includes a 5 to 7-day cruise in world-famous Prince William Sound  aboard the small ship M/V Discovery.  The land portion of this trip couldn’t be grander: Travel by road into Alaska’s interior for an intimate three-day tour of Denali National Park, overnighting deep in the park at a private lodge. Flight-seeing tour included, weather permitting. Look for dates and prices for specific trips below.  Please contact us for the 2018 Itinerary.

    July 2017 Itinerary  **  July 26 – Aug 6

    Day 1:  Arrive Fairbanks.  Overnight River’s Edge Resort.  Please plan to take a cab from the airport and arrive by 6 PM for a welcome dinner.  Meet your guide Hugh Rose.

    Day 2:  Breakfast 8:30am.  After breakfast travel by van towards Denali National Park, about a 5 hour drive.  Overnight Earthsong Lodge (or similar) in Healy. All meals included.

    Day 3-4:  Today we tour into Denali National Park by private vehicle.  We will stop often to look for wildlife, and enjoy a box picnic lunch en route to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna, 90 miles inside Denali National Park.  Enjoy exploring the exquisite wilderness around Skyline Lodge.  Great photo opportunities.  Flight-seeing tour included weather permitting. Overnight for 2 nights at Skyline Lodge.  Shared baths.  All meals.

    Day 5:  After breakfast we journey back through Denali National Park giving us more opportunities for great photography and, weather permitting, views of Denali.  This is a long day of road travel.  Overnight in Anchorage.

    Day 6-10:  Begin your adventure today with a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm  (south of Anchorage along Chugach State Park) to the port town of Whittier and your journey into Prince William Sound.  Many photographic opportunities along the way.  The great crew of Discovery Voyages will meet you upon arrival.  Enjoy a welcome lunch reception and begin your exploration of this special place.  Includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers and great food.  Shared bath.

    Day 11:  Return to Whittier this afternoon after 7 wonderful days exploring Prince William Sound with your guide Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew.  Transfer to Anchorage by van for dinner on your own this evening.  Overnight accommodations in Anchorage.

    Day 12:  Depart for home.  Airport transfers are not included.  Short cab ride to the airport, or potential of shuttle van from your hotel or B&B.

    August 2017 Itinerary  **  Aug 15 – 25

    Day 1: Arrive Anchorage. Overnight accommodations included.

    Day 2-5: After breakfast, meet your guide Hugh Rose.  Begin your adventure today with a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm (south of Anchorage along Chugach State Park) to the port town of Whittier and your journey into Prince William Sound.  Many photographic opportunities along the way.  The great crew of Discovery Voyages will meet you upon arrival.  Enjoy a welcome lunch reception and begin your exploration of this special place.  Includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, glaciers and great food.  Shared bath.

    Day 6: Return to Whittier this afternoon after 6 wonderful days exploring Prince William Sound with your guide Hugh Rose and the Discovery Crew.  Transfer to Anchorage by van for dinner on own this evening.  Overnight in Anchorage.

    Day 7: Travel by van towards Denali National Park, about a 5 hour drive.  Overnight Earthsong Lodge (or similar) in Healy. All meals.

    Day 8-9: Today we tour into Denali National Park by private vehicle.  We will stop often to look for wildlife, and enjoy a box picnic lunch en route to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna, 90 miles inside Denali National Park.  Days in Denali will be filled with photo opportunities, observing wildlife, independent hiking, and just absorbing the magnificent surroundings. A highlight for many visitors is flightseeing around Mt. McKinley in a small bush plane and photographing the mountains and glaciers from overhead (included in trip, weather permitting). Overnight for 2 nights at Skyline Lodge. Shared baths.  All meals.

    Day 10: Today after breakfast we journey back through Denali National Park giving us more opportunities for great photography and, weather permitting, views of Denali.  Overnight at Bed & Breakfast in Fairbanks.   Farewell dinner included.

    Day 11: Depart for home.  Airport transfers are not included.

    Trip includes:

    • Photographer naturalist guide Hugh Rose throughout
    • Private van transportation
    • Accommodations (prices based on double occupancy)
    • Discovery Voyages cruise with Captain Dean and crew
    • Complimentary bar on board Discovery
    • User fees and equipment for activities on Discovery
    • Most meals
    • Trip is limited to 8 passengers

    Exclusions:

    • No discounts for unused services.
    • Airport transfers not included.

    Space is limited to eight people to keep the group size small while traveling by van in Denali. From the welcome dinner in Anchorage through our days in Prince William Sound and Denali Park, photo opportunities will abound. Professional photographer and naturalist Hugh Rose guides the trip provides photographic insight and advice along the way.

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    2 Responses so far.


    1. Patrick Ward says:

      One of the best vacations ever !! Great sights !! Great food !! Great crew!! Great guides!!

      I highly recommend this trip!!!!

    2. Nancy says:

      I celebrated my 50th birthday onboard the Discovery for a week’s vacation with my family. It was the trip of a lifetime, and one I hope to take again in the future. I loved every second of my first Alaska cruise!

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