Grand Alaska

14 night tour - Starting in Anchorage, Alaska - ending in Vancouver, Canada.

2016 Early Booking Offer - Book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us! making this an 15 night tour.

A Tauck World Discovery Tour.

Celebrating 90 years in the travel touring business, Tauck offer the ultimate in luxury touring. Throughout the years, ingenuity and innovation, plus a focus on customer servce and authentic experiences, have grown Tauck into one of the world's leading travel touring companies. On your tour you can expect an itinerary carefully designed to create an unforgetable experience, ensuring the finest hotels, luxury motorcoaches and highly experienced tour directors.

Experience a land of bald eagles, totem poles, calving glaciers, and majestic wildlife by land, sea, and air on Tauck's granddaddy of Alaska tours. Cruise the Alaska coast, Glacier Bay, and the Inside Passage aboard a Princess ship. Tour Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan... visit Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks... take a flightseeing tour over glaciers, two scenic rail journeys, a jet boat cruise in the wild and a rafting trip in a bald eagle preserve. Cruise Prince William Sound by private boat. Meet an Iditarod champion musher and his Husky sled dogs; visit a homesteader at her wilderness farm; and enjoy a private Tlingit cultural presentation and a fun Denali dinner show! 

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
Onboard Star Princess:-
May 21st
June 04th
July 16th
August 13th
Onboard Coral Princess:-
July 23rd
August 06th
September 03rd
Onboard Island Princess:-
June 22nd
July 06th
August 03rd

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Day 1: Your Alaska adventure begins in Anchorage

Tour starts at 6:30 PM at Hotel Captain Cook. A transfer is included from Anchorage International Airport to the Hotel Captain Cook, overlooking Cook Inlet, downtown Anchorage, and the Chugach Mountains. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

Lodging: Hotel Captain Cook


Day 2: Alaskan traditions & a flight to the wilderness

Learn about the lifestyles, traditions, and crafts of Alaska's indigenous tribes on a visit to the Anchorage Museum; hundreds of artifacts and two multimedia installations share the enduring cultures and histories of peoples from across the circumpolar North. Then take a scenic flight to Talkeetna, near the base of Mount McKinley (North America's highest peak, known to the locals as Denali), followed by a drive to your wilderness lodge in Trapper Creek for a two-night stay.

Lodging: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A wilderness homestead in Trapper Creek & a jet boat adventure

Begin the day with a visit to the private homestead of Joanne Porterfield, nestled in the Alaska wilderness; her family's gardens and farm have flourished here in the shadow of Mount McKinley for more than four decades. Set off on a wilderness jet boat adventure this afternoon. Return to your lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure.

Lodging: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Rail trip to Denali & the Iditarod sled dogs of Husky Homestead

A journey by rail to Denali National Park precedes a visit to Husky Homestead to meet former Iditarod champion musher Jeff King and his family... and of course their indomitable Husky sled dogs who live and train there. This evening’s destination is your lodge near the entrance to Denali National Park, one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers; dinner tonight is at your choice of restaurants at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Lodging: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Exploring Denali National Park

A highlight of any Alaska travel experience is a visit to Denali National Park, a six-million-acre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve highlighted by North America’s highest mountain – 20,320-foot Mt. McKinley. Look for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other Denali denizens on a Tundra Wilderness Tour in the park with a local guide. Then spend some time exploring on your own before enjoying a fun Denali dinner show featuring tales told through music this evening.

Lodging: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Across the wilderness to Copper Center & mountain majesty

Traverse the Alaskan wilderness today from Denali along the Alaska Range to your lodge situated on the Copper River in the small town of Copper Center, a gateway to the massive Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, known as "North America's Mountain Kingdom." Dinner this evening features a regional favorite, Alaskan salmon.

Lodging: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: A day among the mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Discover Wrangell-St. Elias National Park – home to more glaciers and mountains above 16,000 feet than any spot in North America, and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on both sides of the border of the USA and Canada – on a private tour of the park's visitor center with a park ranger. Today you’ll also get a glimpse of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which transports crude oil from wells at Prudhoe Bay in the north to the port of Valdez. Return to your wilderness lodge to spend the remainder of the day exactly as you please.

Lodging: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Cross Prince William Sound by boat, then embark your Princess cruise

As you pass through the Chugach Mountains en route to Valdez, make a stop at Worthington Glacier; then set off from Valdez by private boat across Prince William Sound – ringed by mountains and abundant with wildlife, where you may spot whales, seals and eagles – to Whittier. Board your Princess ship in Whittier to launch the 7-night cruise portion of one of Tauck's best-selling Alaska tours.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Hubbard Glacier and a day at sea

On a day spent at sea, enjoy a private tour of the ship’s galley in the morning, and cruise to Hubbard Glacier to view Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier up close; its blue color is created by the denseness of the ice, which absorbs all colors of the spectrum except blue. As you cruise, you may want to take in an onboard show, try your luck in the casino, or read in the library; join us for the Captain's welcome reception aboard ship this evening.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Cruising through glorious Glacier Bay during a day at sea

Prepare to be awestruck by Glacier Bay National Park, a highlight of Tauck's Alaska tours, as you cruise along shorelines and among islands that were completely covered by ice some 200 years ago. View blue-tinged ice cliffs towering over the sea, and hear the roar when they calve and crash into the water. Feast your eyes on rugged mountains, spruce and hemlock forests, and deep fjords... and keep them peeled for humpback whales, orcas, seals, and seabirds. Tonight, attend Tauck's exclusive cocktail party featuring hors d'oeuvres and an open bar as your ship sails to Skagway.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Skagway, rafting through bald eagle country & a vintage rail trip

Explore historic Skagway, gateway to the Klondike gold fields, in antique vehicles before boarding a ferry cruise on the Lynn Canal – North America's longest and deepest fjord – to Haines. Go rafting* through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to large concentrations of bald eagles at certain times of the year. Ride back in time on the exciting White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway, built in 1898 during the gold rush. This vintage rail excursion heads up steep grades, around cliff-hanging turns, and over high bridges. Reboard the ship in Skagway.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Glacial views, Tlingit culture & a mountain tramway in Juneau

Arrive in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, set on a narrow strip of land between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, for sightseeing that includes a stop at the Mendenhall Glacier. Gather insights on the traditions of the indigenous Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest during a private cultural presentation for Tauck guests only. Spend a free afternoon in Juneau before your ship sets off for Ketchikan; if you wish, take an included scenic gondola ride on the Mt. Roberts Tramway, from downtown Juneau to 1,800-ft.-high Mount Roberts, at your leisure. 

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Experiencing cultural heritage during a day spent in Ketchikan

Today you'll dock in Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribes, for an inside look at the role that Tlingit heritage plays in the local culture. See some of the city’s numerous totem poles, and watch local totem carvers at work at Saxman Native Village; catch a performance of traditional Tlingit and Haida dances. You'll have time to explore the town on your own, including Creek Street, a historic boardwalk over Ketchikan Creek, and the waterfront promenade, before reboarding the ship to continue your cruise.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: A day spent cruising the Inside Passage

Enjoy spectacular views of the fabled Inside Passage from your stateroom, or a variety of decks and lounges, on a full day of cruising past the densely forested islands and coastal communities of this renowned waterway. You can also swim in one of the ship's pools, hear a nature presentation, play a board game in the library, work out in the fitness center, get a relaxing spa treatment, or check out the golf simulator. Cap this most extraordinary of Alaska tours by joining us tonight for a farewell cocktail party followed by dinner aboard your Princess ship.

Lodging Coral Princess, Island Princess or Star Princess

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Disembark Vancouver and fly home or extend your stay

Your most memorable of Alaska tours ends in Vancouver. Disembark your Princess ship in Vancouver, British Columbia, where you'll pass through Canadian customs. Flights should depart after 12:00 noon; a transfer is included from the dock to Vancouver International Airport. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.


Your Tauck Tour Highlights

Travel with Tauck’s private group and a Tauck Director throughout your journey
All Private Tauck Shore Excursions – £810 Value!
“Anytime Dining” and a shipboard credit for wine, beer or soft drinks aboard your Princess ship.
7 nights on land in Anchorage, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park & Copper Center
7-night cruise aboard the Coral Princess, Star Princess or Island Princess
Private float plane flightseeing flight with views of Denali & Denali National Park
A jet boat cruise
A Chilkat rafting adventure
Unforgettable rail ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route
Scenic cruising at Hubbard Glacier & Glacier Bay; ferry travel on Lynn Canal
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
40 meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 13 dinners), service charges, gratuities to local guides and ship staff, taxes, fuel surcharges, admission fees and porterage

Your Hotels....

Night 1 : Hotel Captain Cook - Anchorage, Alaska

The Hotel Captain Cook is indisputably one of the very finest hotels in Anchorage, offering superior service and amenities. In tribute to Captain James Cook, who first sailed into Anchorage in 1778, the decor and ambiance have a nautical flavor. The comfortable guest rooms offer inspiring views of either Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains and feature luxury linens and bedding, full-length robes, irons and ironing boards. The Athletic Club offers an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, workout, aerobics and circuit training rooms and a racquetball court. The Whale’s Tail, a gourmet coffee and wine bar, serves over 30 different wines by the glass as well as popular cocktails and lattes, mochas and cappuccinos.

Nights 2 - 3 : Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge - Trapper Creek, Alaska

Bordering Denali National Park on the banks of the Chulitna River, the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge offers awesome views of Mt. McKinley from its setting in the wilderness. Discover why The Great Room in the main lodge was given that name as you enjoy the tables for card and board games or warm yourself beside the big stone fireplace as you admire the vistas from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Take a stroll along the Chulitna River Trail, hike the Hill Trail or explore Alaska’s flora on the Botanical Walking Trail. Soak in the open-air hot tubs on the deck as you take in the amazing scenery.

Nights 4 - 5 : Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge - Denali National Park, Alaska

Located just a mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge embodies the spirit of wilderness Alaska. Cozy guest rooms offer TV and telephones. Walking trails through fragrant forests of spruce link the various guest room buildings scattered throughout the property to the main Lodge. After a busy day taking in nature’s majesty, relax in one of four hot tubs, each with a glorious view of the Nenana River, or indulge in a workout in the fitness center. Visit the Base Camp Bistro for “Taste of Alaska” appetizers and the beverage of your choice, served indoors or out on the river-view deck.

Nights 6 - 7 : Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge - Copper Center, Alaska

Set on a bluff overlooking Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge offers breathtaking mountain views of one of Alaska's most spectacular destinations. Princess' newest premier Alaska lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper rivers, just four miles from the Wrangell-St. Elias visitor's center.  Well-appointed guest rooms offer a comfortable retreat after a day of wilderness adventure, and are equipped with a seating area, TV and telephone. The lodge's public spaces include the Wrangell Room, with a staircase rising to the mezzanine level, where you can relax and enjoy the majestic scenery framed by a two-story wall of windows. Enjoy signature Alaskan cuisine in a two-level dining area with excellent mountain and valley views at the Two Rivers Restaurant, drinks at the Whistle Stop Bar, or a cuppa at the Espresso Bar.

Nights 8 - 14 : Coral, Star or Island Princess - Alaskan coastal waters

Custom designed and well suited to navigating Alaska's coastal waters, Coral Princess and her same-size sister ship Island Princess are trim and compact, yet offer all the comforts of a floating resort. A fitness center, swimming pools and spa offer options for reenergizing and pampering, while an Internet Café, Library and an atrium with duty-free boutiques are at your disposal. You can dine formally or casually in a variety of restaurants and enjoy your favorite beverage in one of several themed bars and lounges. With Tauck, “Anytime Dining” aboard ship gives you the freedom to be flexible with when and where you dine. Enjoy first-run movies, live theatre, nightclub-style shows, a casino and venues for music and dancing.

Star Princess offers similar features and amenities as her siblings. There are four swimming pools to enjoy, as well as a well-equipped fitness center, a nine-hole putting course and golf simulator, a sports court and the Lotus Spa. Quench your thirst in any one of several bars and lounges (including Princess' trademark Skywalkers Nightclub), and enjoy dining in a variety of restaurants. Expand your horizons by taking part in the ScholarShip@Sea® enrichment program. Court lady luck in the casino, enjoy lively entertainment ranging from impressive production shows to nightclub-style shows, see a first-run movie or dance the night away. Every day brings new opportunities and new adventures. 

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
Star Princess:        
21st May & 04th June 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5260 £4346 Please call N/A
21st May & 04th June 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £6836 £4888 Please call N/A
21st May & 04th June 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7144 £5023 Please call N/A
16th July 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5916 £4539 Please call N/A
16th July 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £7023 £5072 Please call N/A
16th July 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7332 £5217 Please call N/A
13th August 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5854 £4491 Please call N/A
13th August 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £6961 £5000 Please call N/A
13th August 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7269 £5178 Please call N/A
Coral Princess:        
23rd July & 06th August 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5916 £4539 Please call N/A
23rd July & 06th August 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £7023 £5072 Please call N/A
23rd July & 06th August 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7332 £5217 Please call N/A
03rd September 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5666 £4307 Please call N/A
03rd September 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £6774 £4820 Please call N/A
03rd September 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7082 £4985 Please call N/A
Island Princess:        
22nd June, 06th July & 03rd August 2016 - Inside Stateroom £5916 £4539 Please call N/A
22nd June, 06th July & 03rd August 2016 - Ocean View Stateroom £7023 £5072 Please call N/A
22nd June, 06th July & 03rd August 2016 - Balcony Stateroom £7332 £5217 Please call N/A
Mini Balcony Suites & Balcony Suites are also available on every cruise Please call Please call Please call N/A
2016 Early Booking Offer - Tauck's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us!.
Special Solo Traveller Savings – save up to £130 off the single room price on select departure dates – Please call us for more details. 
Children - may qualify for a discount when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included.
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