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Alaska

Amazing Alaska: The Last Frontier, From Mountains to the Sea

Explore pristine landscapes and the wilderness of Alaska as you journey from mountains to the sea, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting wildlife.
Rating (5)
Program No. 24425RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,549
Alaska

Amazing Alaska: The Last Frontier, From Mountains to the Sea

Explore pristine landscapes and the wilderness of Alaska as you journey from mountains to the sea, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting wildlife.
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,549
Length
10 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
5,549
Program No. 24425RJ

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itinerary
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 3 - Jun 12, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jun 17 - Jun 26, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 8 - Jul 17, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 15 - Jul 24, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel. Private Group - Winding River Group

Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Aug 19 - Aug 28, 2023
Starting at
5,549
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 3 - Jun 12, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jun 17 - Jun 26, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 8 - Jul 17, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 15 - Jul 24, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel. Private Group - Winding River Group

Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

Aug 19 - Aug 28, 2023
Starting at
6,949
Itinerary Note

2023 departures stay at the Seward Gateway Hotel.

At a Glance

Journey from the highest mountain range in North America in Interior Alaska to the dramatic glaciated temperate rain forests of the Southeast Alaska coast on a learning adventure from Fairbanks to Seward. Learn about Native Athabascan culture, meet research scientists, take a field trip to see muskoxen, caribou and reindeer and stand underneath the Alaska Pipeline. Spend two nights at the entrance of Denali National Park, then take the Alaska Railroad through breathtaking scenery to Seward, nestled in beautiful Resurrection Bay. Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, where researchers share their work rehabilitating the ecosystem after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and observe marine mammals in Kenai Fjords National Park as you voyage past majestic glaciers.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
This is an on-the-go program with a few days of early start times, long drives, and getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking on uneven terrain. Standing for an hour at a time. Several opportunities for hiking, with some options over uneven dirt surfaces, steps, and moderate elevation gain and length. Please refer to daily activity notes.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take a dip in a geothermal hot spring, a remedy that historically became famous for healing prospectors of their aches and pains.
  • Spend two nights at the entrance of Denali National Park and enjoy opportunities to hike and learn of the Park’s rich history, with opportunities to search for wildlife along the way.
  • Cruise past tidewater glaciers and watch for whales, otters, sea lions and puffins from a catamaran in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Featured Expert
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Jerri Roberts
Jerri Roberts grew up among Arizona's vast National Parks. Jerri had a long career in the aerospace industry after earning her Bachelor's degree at Arizona State and her Master's in Bergamo, Italy. After leaving the aerospace industry, Jerri worked in Silicon Valley managing data centers until she retired. Jerri then spent 20 years in Denali National Park as a Road Scholar Group Leader and Interpretive Park Ranger for 16 years. Jerri has an extensive background in natural history, specializing in Alaskan ecosystems.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jerri Roberts View biography
Jerri Roberts grew up among Arizona's vast National Parks. Jerri had a long career in the aerospace industry after earning her Bachelor's degree at Arizona State and her Master's in Bergamo, Italy. After leaving the aerospace industry, Jerri worked in Silicon Valley managing data centers until she retired. Jerri then spent 20 years in Denali National Park as a Road Scholar Group Leader and Interpretive Park Ranger for 16 years. Jerri has an extensive background in natural history, specializing in Alaskan ecosystems.
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Valerie Hershfield View biography
Valerie Hershfield, a native Californian, has worked in educational travel since 1993, visiting more than 100 countries. She became associated with Road Scholar in 2010. Summers find her leading Road Scholar groups in Alaska. Valerie also enjoyed a career in journalism as a reporter and editor. She enjoys volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and as an EMT with a local fire department. She says, “The greatest joy of traveling with groups is witnessing that moment when people experience a new place.”
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht/Ann Purdy
Coming Into The Country
by John McPhee
Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.
Going to Extremes
by Joe McGinniss
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival
by Velma Wallis
Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town that Beat the Odds
by Dermot Cole
Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska
by Hudson Stuck
Ordinary Wolves
by Seth Kantner
Chasing Ice
by Directed by Jeff Orlowski
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
by Dan O'Neill





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