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12 Days | 11 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Explore a thousand miles of fjords, glaciers, inlets and islands, from Seattle to Glacier Bay, on this epic 17-day voyage. Wake to the cry of a soaring eagle, watch tons of ice thunder from a glacier, walk amid towering spruce trees, and witness the antics of orcas and humpback whales. Our special-use permits allow you to spend a full day in Glacier Bay and to hike and kayak in wild, remote places that are generally off limits.


• Via special park permit, spend the entire day among the enormous glaciers and ice fields of Glacier Bay National Park.
• Witness the antics of orca and humpback whales up close.
• Learn about the environments of Alaska and British Columbia from expert naturalists.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for up to one hour at a time on sandy and uneven terrain. Climbing some steep stairs. Many optional opportunities for walks, hikes and kayaking.

Itinerary Summary

Arrive Seattle, 1 night; embark National Geographic Sea Bird, 14 nights (ports of call include Seattle (Wash), Alert Bay (Canada), Haida Gwaii (Canada), Inside Passage of British Colombia, Misty Fiords (Alaska), Frederick Sound and Petersburg, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait and Sitka); disembark Sitka, 1 night; departures.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Field trips


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