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Alaska/Washington
The Best of Alaska’s Inside Passage
Discover magnificent glaciers, unique wildlife, coastal villages and the story of the local Tlingit people as you sail north through Alaska’s awe-inspiring Inside Passage.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 1017RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,799
Special Offer
8 days
7 nights
20 meals
7B 6L 7D
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Arrive, Check-In, Board Ferry, Orientation
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British Columbia, Inside Passage
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Ketchikan, Wrangell
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Mendenhall Glacier, Haines, Skagway
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Excursion in Sitka
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Wrangell Narrows, Ketchikan
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Classes and viewing scenery and wildlife
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Program Concludes in Bellingham
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At a Glance

Board the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry in Bellingham, Washington, to explore Alaska’s famed Inside Passage the up-close Alaskan way. The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry serves as public transportation in Southeast Alaska and therefore you'll have the opportunity to interact with the people and culture along your journey. As with all public transportation, the schedule for the ferry requires participants to be flexible with the itinerary and ports of call. Because this is how real Alaskans travel, the politics, industry and lifestyle of Alaskans come to light on this eight-day voyage. From Bellingham to Skagway and back, glide past mountains, deep fjords and verdant forests, and take advantage of opportunities for whale watching and eagle viewing.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
As with all public transportation, the schedule for the ferry requires participants to be flexible with the itinerary and ports of call. Walking up to 1.5 miles, uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Absorb Alaska’s natural wonders including glaciers and the bald eagles that populate the coastal islands.
  • Study the culture of the Tlingit people and life in the fishing villages of Alaska’s panhandle.
  • The ports of call along your journey include Ketchikan, Wrangell, Sitka, Haines, Juneau and Skagway.
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Karen Christner
Karen Christner has made Alaska her home since journeying there with her husband, Jere, and their three children more than 30 years ago. After pursuing careers as an entrepreneur and substitute teacher, Karen became a Road Scholar coordinator through the University of Alaska. Soon, she embraced a role as a Road Scholar instructor and has shared her love for Alaska’s natural beauty, culture and local cuisine with lifelong learners.
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Karen Christner
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