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12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Joyce Keay Nov 12, 2015 at 07:59 PM

I've just booked this trip for June 17-28, 2016 leaving from Boston - Alaskan Air flight at 8:00 a.m. Can't wait!

Joyce Keay Nov 05, 2015 at 09:13 AM

I'm wondering about the accommodations options. There have been discussions about private bath vs shared bath but I only see two options: double occupancy and single occupancy. Is private bath now standard? Thanks.
Toni Norton Nov 06, 2015 at 08:09 AM

They have changed the choice in lodgings, thus eliminating the issue. Denali also has remodeled their cabins.

Claudia Bowler Oct 23, 2015 at 10:46 PM

I'm interested in finding someone to share a room with me on trip to Alaska. I am a 67 year old women new to traveling by myself.
Claudia bowler
Joyce Keay Oct 23, 2015 at 11:14 PM

Hi Claudia, I have messaged you.

Margaret Briggerman Jun 27, 2015 at 07:59 PM

Are the forest fires affecting this trip?

Frances Empie May 30, 2015 at 11:54 AM

We are doing this trip June7.. Leaving from Seattle on Delta0448
On Saturday..anyone else on this flight.?Staying at Westmark Sat nite

Dave & Fran. New York

Joyce Keay Dec 21, 2014 at 01:23 AM

Hi, I'm thinking about taking this program in 2015. I notice that there is no mention of airfare when clicking "Pricing Options" as there is on the other two programs I've taken. Did Road Scholar arrange for your airfare? If not, that would be a deal breaker for me. Thanks.
Toni Norton Dec 22, 2014 at 07:01 AM

I believe they only give airfare in the pricing options for international trips. There is a link on the right side of the page for getting info on their arranging travel details. I have always arranged my own travel so I can't comment on how well they work.
Joyce Keay Dec 22, 2014 at 07:34 AM

They do include airfare in the pricing options for the "Alaska: Inside Passage up Close" which is why I was concerned that I did not see that for this program. I'm awaiting a response to my e-mail to them to see what they say.

Loretta Farrier Jul 10, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Looking for information from past participants as to whether they feel Accommodation 1 with private bath is worth the significant extra $$$. Thanks
Judy Leve Sep 04, 2014 at 05:47 PM

We took the mid-price and had two private baths-everyone did - and shared the other two. We were used to sharing baths from our years in our ski club lodge, but not recently while traveling. As it turned out, our cabin, apartment, mates were accommodating. They also were early risers and went to bed early, while we were later sleepers and went later to bed so that prevented having to use the bathroom at the same time. We all kept the bathroom clean. If you have roommates like ours, which obviously can’t be guaranteed, sharing would not be a problem. I do not remember the difference in price but I think most people in our group shared. BTW the entire trip was exceptional, and exceeded our expectations.
Toni Norton Dec 22, 2014 at 06:57 AM

We took the private bath option and totally felt it was worth it to us. However, they have seemed to change certain elements of the program and they are all now private (at a much higher cost)

Toni Norton Jul 06, 2014 at 03:10 PM

What happened to all the previous posts?

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