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Alaska tailor-made holidays

Introduction

The vast wilds of Alaska are a story of pristine waterways, calving glaciers, towering mountain peaks that stretch on for an eternity, and forests filled with massive grizzly bears feasting on salmon.

Alaska is North America's 'Last Frontier' and by far the biggest state in the USA. Roads connect Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities, but much of south-east Alaska, including the capital Juneau, is inaccessible by road. Ferries, planes and cruise ships connect coastal towns, while other towns and villages can only be accessed by air.

Alaska is a state in USA that borders Canada. Start your Alaska holiday from the Inside Passage and continue to The Far North to pay a visit to the Arctic Trading Post or The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Admire Mt McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, in Denali National Park and catch a glimpse of its reflection in Wonder Lake. Tour Katmai National Park for its active volcanoes and visit the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

Continue your Alaska cruise to Glacier Bay to meander through calving glaciers or take a trail in the Kenai Peninsula to get close to the edge of Exit Glacier or continue to the Far North to explore an Inuit settlement.

Alaska is also awesome in the winter. Time your arrival for the Iditarod dog sled race, which starts in Anchorage, and complete your travels by witnessing The Northern Lights.

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Alaska to Tokyo on Silversea

23-day stay & cruise from £5,620 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made cruise offer. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This tailor-made itinerary contrasts Vancouver's natural wonders with city-slicking in Tokyo, exploring Alaska and Japan's epic landscapes in between. Stay in luxury hotels and on the spectacular Silver Shadow, where you'll enjoy opulent suites, endless amenities and all-inclusive dining.

Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America’s Canada & Alaska Explorer

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,990 pp

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offer

2019 Early Booking Bonus Offer – Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

With a journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and an all-inclusive Holland America cruise, this luxury holiday showcases the beauty and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan wilderness.

Seabourn’s Ultimate Alaska Adventure

17-day cruise from £5,205 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares
Book by: 31 July 2018

Explore the natural wonders of Canada and Alaska on this exploration voyage, sailing between Anchorage and Vancouver in all-inclusive luxury aboard Seabourn Sojourn.

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Top itineraries in Alaska

Silversea and Rocky Mountaineer's Highlights of Alaska and Canada

19-day tailor-made journey

This curated luxury rail and cruise trip will see you sailing through the rugged Alaskan wilderness alongside indigenous towns, spotting wildlife in their natural habitat and discovering the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Rockies.

Alaska to Tokyo on Silversea

23-day stay & cruise from £5,620 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made cruise offer. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This tailor-made itinerary contrasts Vancouver's natural wonders with city-slicking in Tokyo, exploring Alaska and Japan's epic landscapes in between. Stay in luxury hotels and on the spectacular Silver Shadow, where you'll enjoy opulent suites, endless amenities and all-inclusive dining.

Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America’s Canada & Alaska Explorer

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,990 pp

Special
offer

2019 Early Booking Bonus Offer – Save up to £300 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018

With a journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and an all-inclusive Holland America cruise, this luxury holiday showcases the beauty and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan wilderness.

Alaska & The Yukon: National Parks Self-Drive

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,840 pp incl. flights

Starting in Anchorage explore Mt. Mckinley, Denali National Park and the Golden Heart City of Alaska – Fairbanks. Follow the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City in the Yukon. Travel the South Klondike Highway to Skagway then visit the magnificent Kluane National Park before returning to Alaska.

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Top places to stay in Alaska

ms Noordam

Luxury cruise ship

ms Noordam is a member of Holland America Line's Vista class, and the fourth cruise ship in the line, sailing to Alaska, The Yukon, the South Pacific and Australasia.

ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Luxury cruise ship

The second of Holland America Lines "Signature-class" ships, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates the glamour and history of New York City, with its inspired interior design and art collection valued at over $3 million.

Silver Explorer

Luxury cruise ship

Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ship Silver Explorer is designed specifically for navigating the waters of some of the world’s remotest destinations; it’s just as comfortable in the earth’s polar regions as it is here in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairbanks

Traditional hotel

This riverfront hotel is an ideal base to explore Alaska, located near many of the city’s biggest attractions and offering comfortable rooms, an in-house restaurant and fitness facilities in downtown Fairbank.

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Where to go in Alaska

The Far North

A visit to Northern Alaska takes you into the Arctic Circle. Admire the beach ridges and mountainous landscape of the protected national parks on a tour north from Anchorage or Fairbanks. And once landed you have a chance to spot polar bears in their natural habitat.

Denali National Park

On flights over Denali National Park look down at the colourful flora and fauna that decorate the landscape in autumn. You can visit the tallest mountain in North America - Mount McKinley. If you don't fancy the climb, then view Mount McKinley from Wonder Lake and admire its reflection in the clear…

Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park has an abundance of volcanoes, bears and wilderness to discover. Take a kayak trip to explore the Sovonoski Loop or travel to Brook Camp brown bear viewings at the waterfall.

Kenai Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula offers national and state parks where you can observe wildlife in its natural habitat, while the many inlets make kayaking trips a possibility. You'll admire the Kenai Mountains, ice fields and four active volcanoes. Round off the experience by taking a cruise to see Exit Glacier, …

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When to go to Alaska

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With snowmobiling, dog-sledding and Northern Lights viewing in winter and hiking and wildlife watching in spring, summer and autumn, there's no bad time to visit Alaska. If you're not keen on the cold, however, stick to either the peak months of June, July and August or the shoulder season months of May and September. From October onwards, the temperature plummets and the coastal areas can see plenty of rainfall.

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Alaska articles

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    Our specialists have put together the ultimate in cruise inspiration, from Greek island hopping in style to an exploration cruise into the glacial wilds of Alaska. As always, it’s all based on first-hand knowledge.

  • The national parks of Alaska

    We take a look at what makes the 'Final Frontier' so alluring with a focus on its national-park wildernesses. There's glaciers oozing into whale-dotted waters, bears fishing for salmon in racing rivers and even North America's tallest mountain.

  • Wildlife in Alaska

    A huge and unspoilt region, with one of the lowest human populations in the world, Alaska is a haven for wildlife. The vast tundra, mountain ranges, forests and fjords are home to an extraordinarily diverse and abundant fauna, including the Northern version of the Big Five: brown bear, moose, carib…

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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