Alaska Expedition Cruise: Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands

19 days from £9,516pp

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19 days from £9,516pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

The holiday price excludes international flights. We are happy to quote flights separately based on your dates of travel and preferences.

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(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

British Columbia / Alaska / Pacific Northwest

Discover Alaska, the USA’s wildest frontier, on an unforgettable cruise through isolated, evocative icescapes filled with natural wonders seen nowhere else on Earth.

Exploring by expedition cruise allows access to more remote inlets, islands and coastal communities, on an itinerary packed with wildlife, adventure and fascinating cultural history. This cruise sails from Vancouver up through Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and around the Aleutian Isles to Nome on the Bering Strait.

Begin your expedition in the fascinating city of Vancouver and savour one of the world’s greenest cities – from the urban rainforest of Stanley Park to the historic streets of Gastown and the food market of Granville Island.

Then your cruise departs, sailing past Vancouver Island to the Inside Passage, an astounding fjord-lined route through waters filled with whales and orcas. Head northwards along Canada’s west coast towards the southern slither of Alaska’s eastern pan handle.

After a few days admiring marine life, studying native American petroglyphs, and visiting Sitka – once the Russian-appointed regional capital, you will arrive in the glacier-fed waters of Icy Bay.

Then set a westward course for bear country, stopping at Kodiak and Katmai in search of their protected populations of brown bears, before reaching the intriguing human settlements of the Alaskan Peninsula, finally turning northwards at Dutch Harbour.

The remote islands of St Paul and St Matthew offer superb opportunities for bird watching with puffins, kittiwakes and cormorants among more than 300 species using these isles as resting posts during long, tiring migrations.

The voyage ends in Nome, an extraordinary gold rush town locked in a prospecting time warp. From here, you will fly south to Seattle and enjoy a tour of the city’s sights, waterfront and skyline before your final overnight stay.

This route also operates in reverse, with slight variations to the itinerary.

Special offers may be available. Please contact us for the most up to date prices.

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