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Yosemite National Park to Denali National Park

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Trip Length: 16 Days/ 15 Nights

Prices from: $4,695 pp/do*

2016 Dates: Jun 12; Jul 10; Aug 7

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Notes: Fares are per person, double occupancy. Port taxes of $260 per person are additional and not included in the above fares. Suites and Penthouse pricing aboard the ship available upon request.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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West Coast by Train & Ship

Experience the West Coast of America, from San Francisco, California to Anchorage, Alaska. This 16-day trip offers sightseeing time in many fantastic west coast cities, and is great for those who need to cross off multiple Western states from their bucket list! From Fisherman’s Wharf to McKinley Chalet Resort on the edge of Denali National Park, this trip is 100% unique and great for sightseeing, train-lovers and cruisers.

Travel from Yosemite to Denali National Parks by train and ship

Yosemite to Denali Features

  • Take a Bay Cruise that circles the island of Alcatraz and cruises directly under the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Take a complete tour of Yosemite National Park, including visiting Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and El Capitan.
  • Take the ‘Great Western Limited’ train overnight from California to Seattle.
  • Take a 4-night cruise aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam from Vancouver, BC thru Alaska’s Inside Passage to Skagway.
  • Cruise Tracy Arm, a must for every Alaska cruise!
  • A Klondike National Park Ranger will meet you in Skagway, where we’ll board the gold rush railcars into Canada’s Yukon Territory.
  • Follow the trail of Klondike gold stampeders! We’ll visit Dawson City, a National Historic Site.
  • Take a short flight to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Stay two nights in Denali National Park, with a visit to Mt. McKinley.

Train & Ship Tour Details

2016 Departures: June 12-27; July 10-25; August 7-22.

Itinerary: San Francisco, California to Anchorage, Alaska

Fares*: Inside Staterooms start at $4695 pp/do.
Outside Staterooms start at $4895 pp/do.
Verandah Staterooms start at $5495 pp/do.

* = Prices shown include Roomette or Standard Double Bedroom train accommodations. To upgrade to larger Superior or Deluxe Double Bedroom, fares increase $200pp. To travel in classic Pullman Sections, subtract $300pp.

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Day 1: San Francisco, CA

Arrive in San Francisco and transfer to the Sheraton Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Day 2: San Francisco, CA

Begin your day with a complete city tour, followed by a Bay Cruise that will circle Alcatraz and cruise right under the Golden Gate Bridge! The afternoon schedule is open to you before we gather for our Welcome Dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Day 3: Yosemite National Park

The morning is open for you to explore the city or maybe sleep in before you board the San Joaquin train for Yosemite National Park!

Day 4: Yosemite | ‘Great Western Limited’

After breakfast you’ll take a complete tour of Yosemite! Have your camera ready to view the stunning Half Dome, Tunnel View, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls. We’ll drive back to the Bay area for a Bon Voyage dinner before we board the ‘Great Western Limited’, traveling overnight over the Union Pacific Railroad.

Day 5: Seattle, WA

Enjoy your views of the Cascade Mountains today. You’ll pass through Portland this afternoon and arrive in Seattle this evening, where you’ll transfer to the Mayflower Park Hotel for your 2-night stay.

Day 6: Seattle, WA

The city is yours to explore! Your hotel is in the heart of downtown, near Pikes Market, the monorail and fantastic local restaurants.

Day 7: Embark in Vancouver, BC

You’ll enjoy the scenic drive north to Canada! In Vancouver, you’ll enjoy lunch before boarding the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Day 8: Cruising the Inside Passage

Relax and enjoy the amenities onboard the ocean liner as you cruise North.

Day 9: Tracy Arm & Juneau, AK

No Alaska cruise would be complete without viewing Tracy Arm! Then you’ll visit Alaska’s capital where you can choose from the ship’s shore excursions or explore the city on your own.

Day 10: Disembark in Skagway, AK

You’ll disembark in Skagway where you’ll be met by a Klondike National Park ranger and Tour Director. In the path of the history Klondike Trail, you’ll board gold rush railcars thru White Pass and continue into Canada’s Yukon Territory, staying overnight in Whitehorse.

Day 11: Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Continuing on your Klondike trail, head to Dawson City, with a lunch stop in Minto. Dawson City was a town built for prospectors, at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers. Dawson City is now a National Historic Site, committed to preserving its rich history.

Day 12: Fairbanks, AK

Take a short flight to Fairbanks.

Day 13: Denali, AK

You’re headed to Denali for a 2-night stay! Keep your eyes open for the amazing wildlife as you drive through the park, including Dall sheep and grizzly bears!

Day 14: Tundra Wilderness Tour

Keep your camera at hand as you head deeper into Denali today for your Tundra Wilderness Tour! This is the best way to see wildlife, and keep a lookout for Mt. McKinley as well.

Day 15: McKinley Explorer | Anchorage, AK

The McKinley Explorer train will take you to Anchorage this afternoon, with overnight accommodations at the Westmark Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport


Ask our agents about extending your trip with a couple more days in Anchorage, or look at pairing this trip with a small ship cruise out of Anchorage to see more of Alaska’s beautiful coastline!

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