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Alaska
Alaska's Inside Passage Up Close
The mighty glaciers and dramatic fjords of Alaska’s Inside Passage are incredible. Aboard an expedition ship, learn about this untamed land and its stunning diversity of wildlife.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 11479RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,995
Special Offer
Flights start at
FREE
10 days
9 nights
26 meals
9B 8L 9D
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Explore Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier, State Museum, Embark
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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White Pass Railway, Skagway & Gold Rush, Free Time
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Exploring, Orca Point Lodge
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Tracy Arm Fjord, Waterfalls, Wildlife Watch
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Hobart Bay
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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Frederick Sound, Eastern Baranof Island
Northern Southeast Alaska - Inside Passage
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At a Glance

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. Experience magnificent sights and sounds as our guides create opportunities to view glaciers up close. Study Alaska's history at the newly renovated Alaska State Museum in Juneau, and explore secluded bays via sea kayak or guided watercraft, all in the company of experts who narrate your experience with in-depth analysis of this yet untamed land.
Activity Level
Easy
Optional walking up to one mile on trails; some uneven or wet terrain. Elevation of 3,000 feet on train.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
  • Experience chances to see whales, puffins, otters, bears, mountain goats and sea lions—the wealth of wildlife is amazing!

General Notes

Please note that some departures operate in reverse. Order of ports will vary subject to Glacier Bay schedule approved by the National Park Service. Depending on order of ports you may board a catamaran to take you to the ship outside of Sitka.
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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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