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Adventures Afloat: Alaska's Inside Passage Up Close

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Program #11479RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Famed for deep glacial fjords, spectacular mountains and lush temperate rainforest, Alaska’s Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park offer natural and scenic gifts rivaled only by the rich histories of the indigenous nations who have lived here for millennia. Get within a stone’s throw of a glacier fed by a Connecticut-sized ice field, experience native Tlingit dances in a replica clanhouse, explore forest and waterways via ATV’s or kayaks and touch Alaskan sea life, all in the company of experts who narrate your experience with in-depth analysis of this yet untamed land.


Highlights

• Traverse the waters of 30-mile-long Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord enclosed within soaring cliffs of granite and dotted with glittering icebergs.
• Board the White Pass narrow-gauge railway for an evocative journey back through a frenzied time of uncertainty and adventure: the gold rush era.
• Along the way chances to see whales, puffins, otters, bears, mountain goats and sea Lions—the wealth of wildlife is amazing!

Program Notes

Order of ports may vary depending on program date. Please note that some departures operate on the Admiralty Dream.

Activity Notes

Optional walking up to a mile at a time on maintained trails, some uneven or wet terrain on shorelines.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Sitka, 1 night; embark Admiralty or Baranof Dream, 7 nights (ports of call include Hobart or Windham Bay, Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Kelp Bay/Baranof Island); disembark Sitka, departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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