Alaska Land & Sea Vacations - 7 Day Cruise  + 3-7 day Interior Alaska Land Tour ( known as a Cruisetour )
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"Up north there's a land without fences. Animals outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight and nature reigns. Life is different. This northern frontier still boasts pristine landscapes, majestic wildlife and a coastline that is one of the most enthralling waterways in the world. Beyond Alaska's fortress-like glacier walls lie scenic ports of call, treasured national parks and abundant wildlife. With more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, Alaska is truly a land of epic proportions."

Denali Park Sightseeing Tour Options

ALASKA Wilderness Lodge Options

 

Denali is an ideal place to observe the wide-antlered caribou, moose, bears,

gray wolves and Dall sheep.

Denali Park Tours

Choose your own park tour! Most Princess Alaska Land & Sea Vacations include an exciting tour through Denali National Park, plus Princess offers the flexibility to choose your preferred experience from four unique tour options. If your cruise tour does not include a Denali Park tour, you can reserve it separately through Princess.

Park tour options include: Denali Natural History Tour, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Kantishna Experience and Windows into Wilderness Tour.

Denali Natural History Tour

Duration: Approximately 5 hours
2015 Price: $99 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Fully narrated tour that focuses on the rich history of Denali National Park
  • Travels to Primrose Ridge (Mile 17) for scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Includes a screening of "Across Time and Tundra", a film that depicts development of the park road and early visitor experiences. Stop at Savage Cabin to visit a rustic, back-country shelter used by rangers for decades
  • Alaskan Native Presentation
  • Possible opportunity to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)

Recommended For:

  • Passengers who are interested in Denali's history, culture and nature
  • Passengers who have limited time in Denali and want to more throroughly experience their lodge and/or land excursions

Tundra wilderness tour

Duration: Approximately 7-8 hours
2015 Price: $165 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Comprehensive, fully narrated tour that travels deep into Denali National park (Mile 53)
  • In-depth information about the history of the park with plentiful wildlife and photography opportunities
  • Travels over Sable Pass to scenic Polychrome Overlook
  • Stony Hill overlook provides opportunities to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)
  • Note: The Teklanika Tundra Wilderness Tour is seasonally offered in place of the Tundra Wilderness Tour when the park road is not fully accessible due to weather. The tour is 4-5 hours and travels 30 Miles into the park to the Teklanika River rest stop. The price is $109 per person.

Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want a deep Denali Park experience
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel

Kantishna Experience

Duration: Approximately 11-12 hours
2015 Price: $209 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • All day tour that travels to the end of the park road (Mile 91)
  • This tour is guided by a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger
  • Explore the old gold mining town of Kantishna and learn about its history
  • Stop at the restored home of Fannie Quigley and learn about the early settlers
  • Visit the Eielson Visitor Center and Wonder Lake
  • Abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • Possible opportunities to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)
  • Limited space availability
  • Note: This tour does not operate when the park road is not fully accessible due to weather

Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want to travel to the end of the park road
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel

 

 

 

Windows into Wilderness Tour

Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours
2015 Price: $139 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Travels 30 miles of the park road to the Teklanika Rest Stop
  • Stop at mile 12 at the Mountain Vista Trailhead
  • 90-minute guided hike on the ¾ mile maintained trail
  • Presentations by science educators from the Murie Science and Learning Center and Doyon cultural interpreters
  • Learn about Athabascan culture and see a demonstration of traditional beadwork
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    Recommended For:

  • Passengers who want to learn about the subarctic ecosystem and Athabascan culture
  • Passengers who have limited time in Denali and want to more thoroughly experience their lodge and/or land excursions
  • Passengers who prefer to have more free time in Denali
  • Passengers who can walk at a slight incline for up to 90 minutes

Other helpful information

  • To change the Denali Park tour on an existing Alaska cruisetour booking, please have your Travel Agent call Princess. The price difference will be applied to your booking. Changes must be made 14 days prior to departure
  • You may also choose to opt out of the tour altogether. The price will be credited to your booking
  • Don't wait; availability is limited. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Not all requests can be accommodated
  • A snack and hot beverage is provided on the Natural History tour
  • Box lunches and beverages are provided on the Tundra Wilderness tour and Kantishna Experience
  • Wheelchair accessible buses are available, and all stops are wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 4 years and/or 40 pounds are required to be in a child safety device (car seat) to ride on buses. Passengers must bring their own child safety device
  • Tour buses are school buses and are not equipped with restrooms. Buses will stop approximately every 90 minutes for restroom breaks
  • Park road is not paved and travels through beautiful Alaska wilderness - wildlife is not guaranteed
  • Privately owned vehicles are not permitted into the National Park
  • Suggested items to bring include warm clothes, rainwear, insect repellant, camera, binoculars, and personal medications as necessary

 

Voyage of the Glaciers

"Glacier Bay National Park Spanning 3.3 million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features an array of massive glaciers, none more spectacular than Margerie Glacier, which is 40 stories high and over a mile wide. The park is teeming with humpback whales, sea otters, harbor seals and more. Featured on every Voyage of the Glaciers cruise as well as many of our Inside Passage cruises."

Open Air Viewing Rail Platforms
"There’s no more thrilling way to reach the wilderness than by romantic rail travel. Between your ship and our Denali-area Princess wilderness lodges lie 500 miles of Alaska’s most scenic, unspoiled wilderness. It’s the route of the historic Alaska Railroad, built between 1903 and 1923 and exclusive Princess Rail will take you on a journey that’s as memorable as the destination."
"Did you know? During the summer months, more than 2,000 humpbacks are known to feed in the waters off Alaska, offering plenty of chances to enjoy these magnificent giants. Killer (orca) and beluga whales are equally abundant, as are Pacific white-sided dolphins. In Prince William Sound, harbor seals and sea lions line the shore and sea otters frolic in the water."
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Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge – Princess Cruises

PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGES

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Located just one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, this lodge is your base camp for adventure. It features an expansive campus of lodging and amenities, including a Great Room with 30-foot high glass windows for stunning views and a spacious deck overlooking the Nenana River. Here guests can go on tours into Denali National Park, raft the Nenana River, experience a thrilling helicopter flightseeing trip, or just enjoy the main lodge and setting. Shuttle service is offered between the lodge and the Denali National Park Visitors Center, the Wilderness Access Center and Horseshoe Lake.

 

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge – Princess Cruises

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Located in Denali State Park just 41 miles from the peak of its namesake mountain, the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness lodge offers spectacular views of the Alaska Range, including both Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest peak at 20,320 feet, and Mt. Foraker. This is the only lodge where you can view Mt. McKinley, either from its viewing decks, walking trails or in the cozy Great Room, which features a massive freestanding rock fireplace and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the dramatic scenery.

 

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge – Princess Cruises

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge®

This lodge, with décor recalling the region’s mining heritage, is perched on a bluff overlooking Wrangell-St. Elias — America’s largest national park and home to nine of the country’s 16 highest peaks. Relax in the spectacular Wrangell Room or on the patio and take in the breathtaking scenery — or fish for the prized Copper River salmon. Located just four miles from the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park visitor’s center, the lodge has sweeping views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Blackburn. Take a rafting trip on the Gulkana River, arrange a flightseeing tour or visit the abandoned Kennicott copper mines.

 

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge – Princess Cruises

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Soak in the natural beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, known to locals as “Alaska’s Playground.” At the lodge, unwind by the wood-burning stove in your bungalow-style guest room or savor the natural beauty from an expansive deck that overlooks the turquoise Kenai River.

 
 

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