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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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Rockies Tour and Alaskan Adventure

13-day rail & cruise from £6,649 pp incl. flights

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Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

Big, bold and impossibly beautiful, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska need to be seen to be believed. Spend 5 nights succumbing to the Rockies’ striking allure and enthralling, local wildlife, including 2 days on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

Rockies, Alaska and San Francisco

18-day rail & cruise from £6,699 pp incl. flights

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Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

From the soaring ice-capped mountains and pristine alpine lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to the incredible, sheer glaciers, shrouded in mist and verdant forestry of Alaska, this is truly a journey to remember.

Alaska Voyage and Rockies Train

19-day cruise & train tour from £7,595 pp incl. flights

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Special tailor-made cruise and stay

Enjoy a 10-night all-inclusive luxury Alaskan cruise followed by a Taste of the Rockies train tour on Gold Leaf standard

Ultimate Glacier & Fjord Adventure

17-day all-inclusive luxury cruise from £5,695 pp incl. flights

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Special fly-cruise fares with $400 spending money

Immense forces of nature buffer Alaska from outside influences. It is a world where ravens, eagles, bears and salmon still exercise eminent domain

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Top itineraries in Alaska

Alaska & The Yukon: National Parks Self-Drive

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,525 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.

Best of Denali & Kenai Fjords Self-Drive

14-day tailor-made self drive from £4,695 pp incl. flights

A tailor-made self drive which explores the magnificent landscapes of Alaska including the Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park, which is home to North America's highest mountain peak – Mount McKinley.

Highlights of Alaska

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,695 pp incl. flights

Discover the grandeur and beauty of Alaska as your drive from Anchorage to Seward, taking in the wilderness of Denali National Park, America's highest peak, Mount McKinley, the gold rush town of Fairbanks and more. Explore glacier landscapes and peaceful waters and fjords on this serene self-drive.

The McKinley Explorer

8-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £3,125 pp incl. flights

This seven-day tour will see you travel by glass-domed train to Alaska's flagship park, Denali, where all manner of optional activities are available, including river rafting, fly-fishing, cycling and walking.

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Top places to stay in Alaska

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.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Coopers Landing

Traditional hotel

Located in the Kenai Peninsula, this lodge offers the tranquillity of a wilderness retreat, the facilities of a small resort and the activities and thrills of an authentic Alaskan adventure.

Denali Backcountry Lodge, Kantishna

Traditional hotel

An ideal base to explore Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali Cabins offers a peaceful retreat in the Alaskan wilderness, with modern conveniences including private baths in rustic cabins, outdoor hot tubs and activities including hiking and white water rafting.

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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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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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