Grand Alaska




Grand Alaska Escorted Land Tour 2016
Featuring Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks and Denali National Park
10 days/9 nights Escorted Tour Program

NOTE:  My husband and I had the ultimate pleasure of going on this tour in May 2008. My goodness....what an experience! As a result, we feel the third week in May can be one of the best weeks to visit Alaska. Winter is over, the wildlife is very active after a long winter and the "Moms" are bringing out "the kids" to introduce them to the open environment. The wildlife viewing was far beyond our expectations. Each day, with one exception, we were in short sleeves, but certainly can’t guarantee that.

Amazing Scenery Around Every Corner!
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 (Friday): Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle and overnight in Anchorage (or purchase meet/transfer service).                  Meal: N/A

Day 2 (Saturday) : Board a deluxe motorcoach for today’s grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley, where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname Alaska’s Little Switzerland.  Welcome reception included this evening.  Overnight Valdez.           Meals: Breakfast, Reception

Day 3 (Sunday): Spend the morning exploring the quaint community of Valdez with included entrance to the Valdez Museum.  This afternoon, board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included on the boat. Overnight Valdez.             Meals: Breakfast and lunch on boat

Day 4 (Monday) : Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks, better known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Overnight Fairbanks         Meal:  Breakfast

Day 5 (Tuesday): Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area.  Cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, consider purchasing the optional authentic salmon bake. Overnight Fairbanks.                Meal: Breakfast

Day 6 (Wednesday) : Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from, including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River, or a visit to an Iditarod champion’s award winning dog kennel. Overnight Denali.               Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 (Thursday): Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus.   Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions.  Overnight Denali.   Meals:  Breakfast and snack box meal

Day 8 (Friday): This morning, travel by motorcoach to the climbing town of Talkeetna.  Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River.  Enjoy time on your own to explore this quaint Alaskan town.   This afternoon, your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Railcars. Overnight Anchorage.            Meal:  Breakfast

Day 9 (Saturday): Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your traveling companions at a closing night dinner.  Overnight Anchorage.               Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 10 (Sunday): Your Grand Alaska Tour comes to an end with a shuttle transfer to the airport.
Meals:  Breakfast            

The below prices do not include air fare.

Dates and rates: Per Person/Double Occupancy.  Single, triple and quad rates available.

$1,890.00:  May 13 – 22, 2016
                 Sept. 2 – 11, 2016

$2,346.00:  May 27 – June 5, 2016
                 Aug. 19 – 28, 2016

$2,466.00:  June 10 – 19, 2016
                 June 24 – July 3, 2016
                 July 8 – 17, 2016
                 July 22 – 31, 2016
                 July 29 – Aug. 7, 2016
                 Aug. 12 – 21, 2016


* Premier Alaska Tours local escort will be with the group throughout the entire land tour.
* All applicable taxes included.
* Child Rate – applicable for children 11 & under.  Deduct $250.00 per child from the room occupancy                                type.  (for two adults and one child, rate would be three triple rates less the child reduction).


Grand Alaska Enhancements (Prices per person)
*  Meet/Greet Services & Transfer   $45.00
*  Pre-Paid Tips (Tour Director & Driver)  $100.00
*  Denali Dinner Theatre  $68.00
*  Fairbanks Salmon Bake  $39.00
*  Dinner on Rail  $45.00


Pre/Post Night:  Anchorage, includes Breakfast & Bed Tax - $125.00 per person/double occupancy