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Alaska Holidays


By far the largest state in the USA, Alaska offers profoundly beautiful national parks, superb wildlife and charming pioneer townships.

The dramatic coast of Alaska is literally strewn with gigantic glaciers with stand-out attractions including the Glacier Bay National Park and the Hubbard Glacier, a staggering wall of ice over 5 miles wide. Inland you’ll find the vast Denali National Park, home to North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley.

The wildlife is also astonishing with bears, elk and moose often sighted. At sea, humpback whales and pods of orcas are common companions and majestic bald eagles can be found nesting in shoreline forests.

Alaska’s towns contain fascinating glimpses of their pioneering history and are the gateway for some incredible experiences. Ride the Alaska Railroad Anchorage, explore the jaw-dropping Misty Fjord National Monument from Ketchikan or head out into the wilderness by dog sled from Juneau.

Trailfinders is the UK’s No.1 for Alaska cruising and many of our Travel Consultants have first-hand experience. Our speciality is tailormade holidays in Alaska. With us, in every part of the state, you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO ALASKA

The Canadian Rockies & Alaska
17 nights
from €4299
  • Icy Strait Point
  • Hubbard Glacier scenic cruising
  • Juneau

  • Fairmonts of Western Canada & Incredible Alaska
    18 nights
    from €9749
  • Indulgent exploration of the Canadian Rockies
  • Stay at the majestic Fairmont hotels
  • Lavish GoldLeaf Service
  • on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Cruise in all inclusive luxury to the pristine wilderness of Alaska

  • Highlights of the Rockies with VIA Rail & Alaska Cruise
    17 days / 16 nights
    from €4,451
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Glacier Bay NP

  • Alaska Spectacular
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €3,466
  • Denali National Park
  • Valdez
  • Girdwood

  • Wild Alaska - Motorhome Holiday
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €1,363
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Denali National Park
  • Valdez

  • Alaska, Wildlife & Wilderness
    14 days / 13 nights
    from €3,949
  • Float plane bear watching excursion
  • Two full days exploring Denali National Park
  • Walking trips in the shadow of Mount St Elias, Denali National Park & Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Visit magnificent Worthington Glacier
  • Scenic ferry across Prince William Sound
  • Kenai Fjords National Park wildlife cruise

  • Canadian Rockies Explorer & Optional Alaskan Cruise
    19 days / 18 nights
    from €7,651
  • Inside Passage cruising
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Freedom of Choice Touring in Banff – choose from a spa visit, a Banff Experience tour or a Bow River Float trip

  • Alaska & Yukon's Golden Frontiers - Motorhome Holiday
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €722
  • Kluane National Park
  • Dawson City
  • Scenic highways

  • Enchanting Rockies & Optional Alaskan Cruise
    19 days / 18 nights
    from €6,280
  • Visit to Butchart Gardens
  • Insider Experience in Jasper – Barbecue dinner and wilderness tour
  • Ride the Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier
  • Banff Gondola on Sulphur Mountain
  • Famous Rocky Mountaineer
  • Sightseeing tours in Vancouver

  • Alaska & Kenai In-Depth
    6 days / 5 nights
    from €3,779
  • Full day ranger guided wildlife cruise around Resurrection Bay
  • Incredible hiking opportunities alongside Exit Glacier for views of the Harding Icefield - one of the most beautiful hikes in Alaska
  • Full day float plane tour into Lake Clark National Park and Preserve for bear viewing
  • Kayaking in Kachemak Bay with potential sightings of dolphins and porpoise

  • Alaska Small Ship Discovery & Denali Highlights
    15 nights
    from €8699
  • Immersive small group exploration of Alaska
  • Get up close to glaciers, inlets and wildlife
  • Opportunities to kayak the rugged coves and hike in the forests
  • Experience stunning Denali National Park with its towering mountains

  • HOW TO GET AROUND ALASKA

    So, how best to enjoy a holiday in Alaska? For a country where many of the towns can only be reached by sea a cruise is the natural choice. See spectacular glaciers, densely forested wilderness and isolated fishing towns from the comfort of your home on the waves.

    On land a small group adventure will take in the highlights of Denali and Wrangell St Elias national parks as well as getting you off the beaten track or if you’d prefer a little more flexibility, we offer some wonderful fly drive and motorhome holidays.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN ALASKA

    We feature a great range of accommodation in Alaska, with something to suit all budgets.

    Maybe you’re looking for a harbour front hotel in Valdez harbour or the perfect lodge for exploring Denali National Park? Or perhaps it’s a great value option in the heart of Fairbanks or an Anchorage hotel that’s handy for the railroad? Whether can help you with per and post cruise hotels or the best choices throughout your multi centre and fly drive holidays all over Alaska.

    What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews from strangers to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
    Denali Backcountry Lodge 3 Day Wilderness Package including return road and flight transfers.
    Alaska
    from €1672
  • Road transfer from Denali Train Station to Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Flight transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali
  • 2 nights lodge accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Selected soft drinks
  • Lodge Activities:
  • Guided hikes with a naturalist guide
  • Gold panning at Moose Creek
  • Use of mountain bikes
  • Evening interpretive presentations

  • Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
    Alaska
    from €1836
  • 2 nights 3* lodge accommodation
  • 2 breakfast, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Guided hikes with a naturalist guide
  • Sea kayaking
  • Use of viking canoes
  • Unguided hiking
  • Evening interpretive program
  • Return boat transfer from Seward to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

  • Grande Denali Lodge
    Alaska
    from €135
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Café
  • Free parking

  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
    Alaska
    from €114
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Café
  • Courtesy shuttle to Talkeetna
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Alyeska Resort
    Alaska
    from €143
  • 3 restaurants & a bar
  • 2 cafés
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Seward Harbor 360 Hotel
    Alaska
    from €127
  • Breakfast room
  • Indoor pool & hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN ALASKA

    As well as some wonderful sights, Alaska is also home to some fabulous experiences from exploring the vast wilderness to getting up close and personal with the incredible wildlife.

    The mighty Alaska Railroad cuts through this massive state, linking the port towns of Seward and Whittier with Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Watch the wilderness roll past as you sweep through tundra, forests and frontier settlements, all the while relaxing in the warm and comfort of the Alaska Railroad.

    One day you might be riding the Alaska Railroad past glaciers and forests, the next dog sledding atop the Punch Bowl Glacier after a thrilling helicopter ride from Girdwood. You might be cruising through Prince William Sound or the Kenai Fjords or soaring over Denali by bush plane. Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to Alaska alive.

    Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour
    Approx 4-8 hours
    from €191
  • Incredible scenery
  • Venture deep into Denali National Park
  • Opportunity to spot wildlife

  • Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise
    Approx 6 hours
    from €167
  • Stunning fjords
  • Alpine & tidewater glaciers
  • Look out for orca and humpback whales

  • Columbia Glacier Cruise
    Approx 6 hours
    from €126
  • Prince William Sound
  • Chance to spot sea lions, otters & whales
  • Columbia Glacier

  • Alaska Railroad - Denali Star
    From the coastal shores of Seward, past glaciers, forests and towering Denali all the way north to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks, the three main routes of the Alaska Railroad showcase the true breadth of awe inspiring Alaskan landscapes.

    Denali by Bush Plane
    Approx 2 hours
    from €227
  • Bush plane flight
  • North America's highest peak
  • Stunning scenery

  • 26 Glacier Cruise from Whittier
    approx 5 hours
    from €157
  • Fantastic scenery
  • Sparkling glaciers and fjords
  • Spot sea otters

  • When is the best time to visit Alaska?

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Carolyn Stead

    Experience the natural majesty of the USA's largest state by combining an unforgettable trip on the Alaska Railroad with a stay at a wilderness lodge set in the heart of Denali National Park.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Sarah Thompson

    Take a wildlife cruise from Seward or Valdez to see whales, sea otters and bald eagles in the wild as well as the stunning scenery.

    Alaska Fast Facts

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    Flight Time to Alaska

    Approx
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    Recommended Immunisations

    None

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Alaska from just €78 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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