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Explore the last frontier by land and sea on these learning adventures in majestic Alaska. Observe wildlife up close alongside naturalists, discover towering glaciers and snow-capped mountains, and learn about the 49th state’s rich history and indigenous cultures.
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Alaska Tours & Adventures

Feel the call of the wild as you explore one of the country’s most beautiful and untamed states. Our 49th state is rich in history, Indigenous cultures and pristine nature. You can see and learn about it all in Road Scholar’s Alaska tours. During our Alaska educational tours, travelers will explore Alaska and its stunning scenery by land, sea and rail

Observe wildlife up close alongside naturalists. Gaze upon towering glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Watch the unique animals as they live in their native habitat. Explore some of the greatest national parks in the world. 

For anyone who is delighted by the sight of nature at its most wild and spectacular, these Alaska tours are perfect for adults and seniors alike. 


Unforgettable Educational Expeditions

These Alaska guided vacations are for travelers who want to experience new adventures and learn about the Alaskan landscape and culture. Road Scholar creates the most significant collection of learning adventures in Alaska you’ll find anywhere. Here are some of the different Alaska sightseeing tours we offer. 

1. Alaska Inside Passage Up Close

Road Scholars will take over the entire expedition ship to learn about Alaska’s wild, untamed land. Travelers on Alaska’s Inside Passage Up Close expedition will enjoy 10 days of exploring Alaska’s stunning diversity of wildlife, awe-inspiring glaciers, and dramatic fjords.  

Alaska’s sightseeing tours through the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park offer magnificent sights and sounds as our experts create opportunities to view glaciers up close. In addition, Road Scholar travelers will visit the newly renovated Alaska State Museum in Juneau and Skagway, a famous gold rush town. 

If you're thrilled by wildlife sightings, this Alaska tour is your opportunity to see whales, puffins, otters, bears, mountain goats, and sea lions.


2. Authentic Alaska: Seattle, Sitka, and More

This 15-day Alaska educational tour is essential. Step aboard the M/V Ocean Victory ship on the Authentic Alaska: Seattle, Sitka, and More expedition to discover Alaska’s Inside Passage. Feast your eyes on some of Alaska’s 6,640 miles of coastline. On this trip, you will get up close to fjords and glaciers, and explore Alaska’s breathtaking waterways and landscapes. 

The journey begins in Seattle with a walking tour, and then travelers will transfer to Vancouver to board the Ocean Victory. Enjoy a relaxing sail offering gorgeous scenery through the Canadian Inside Passage before arriving at the fjords, national parks, and monuments of Alaska. Join naturalists in search of humpback whales and sea lions and learn about the brown bears of Baranof Island.


The Best of Alaska’s National Parks

Looking for an Alaska sightseeing tour that will keep you moving while taking your breath away? Then, choose The Best of Alaska’s National Parks: From Denali to Kenai. On this Alaska land tour, you’ll explore some of the most beautiful and untouched national parks in the United States. 

Follow the trails of caribou through the tundra and try to spot Dall sheep on the mountainside. What’s that soaring above you? It might just be a golden eagle. This Alaska tour will take you through Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park over 11 days and 10 nights. You’ll also hike through the Boreal Forest and learn about the state’s cultural heritage. 


Discover Alaska by Rail

Alaska is a vast state, so if you want to see and experience the most on your journey, hop aboard Discover Alaska by Rail: A Traveling Adventure. This 11-day tour will take you across the historic Alaska Railroad, from Fairbanks to Seward. At each stop, you’ll learn about the state’s culture, explore its top destinations, and participate in enriching activities. 

Wander through Denali National Park, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Alaska SeaLife Center, and visit Kanai Fjords National Park. This is a good option if you’re looking for Alaska tours for seniors or if you’ve nurtured a lifelong love of trains. Nothing beats this unique experience. 


Passport to Southeast Alaska

Calling all adventurers! If you want to get your feet on the ground and explore Alaska’s beauty up close and personal, then lace up your boots for one of our best Alaska guided vacations.

The Passport to Southeast Alaska: By Hiking Boot, Kayak & Boat will take you through Juneau, Gustavus, and Haines over 10 days.

You’ll discover Alaska by ferry, plane, boat, kayak, and tramway — using your own two feet, of course. Southeast Alaska will showcase its beauty as you kayak across azure waters in search of humpback whales and hike through old-growth forests. You’ll also visit a bald eagle preserve, make new friends around the bonfire and dine on native salmon. This is an excellent option for active travelers who want to put some miles on their boots. 


Wild About Alaska

Give your grandchild the adventure of a lifetime with this unique and special tour. Wild About Alaska: Glaciers & Wildlife with Your Grandchild is designed for grandparents and their grandchildren.

Bond with your grandchild over seven days of exploration and learning in one of the country’s most captivating states. During this trip, you’ll search for seals and other Alaskan animals on a wildlife cruise, glimpse massive glaciers, and enjoy one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. You’ll also learn about Alaska’s history and the heritage of its native people. But, most importantly, you’ll create unforgettable memories with the next generation of your family.

This is an excellent option for anyone looking for Alaska tours for seniors


Experience Travel With Alaska Tours by Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through Alaska, where our guests will enjoy a learning adventure. Leave all of the planning and work to us! Enjoy spirited conversations and educational lessons on Road Scholar tours that are perfect for generations of families, couples, or solo travelers. 

If you can’t get enough of the cold, take a look at all our fascinating and educational tours to the Arctic and Antarctica. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.