9 Day Classic Alaska
Air & Land
Some domestic flights arrive late at night on Day 1. Departure from Anchorage on Day 2 is early.
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights Sydney-Anchorage, Anchorage-Sydney
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 8 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Anchorage
- 2 nights Denali
- 2 nights Seward
- 2 nights Homer
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- Rail service from Anchorage to Denali National Park
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Board the Deluxe Dome service, for a scenic journey to Denali National Park
- Enjoy a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
- A chance to view majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America
- Boat cruise to magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park, teeming with marine wildlife
- Take an walk to the edge of the massive Exit Glacier
- Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to learn about Alaskan wildlife
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect up to four hours walking every touring day. A few early wake-ups as well as one long 8-hour train ride to Denali are necessary to cover the territory. Bus access to Denali National Park is regulated by the National Park Service and only authorized buses are allowed to operate within the park. These buses are school buses with bench seats and no restrooms on board. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, and steps throughout the tour. Some hotels in Denali, Seward and Homer are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. Flights to Anchorage may arrive late and depart very late (red eye). Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here
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455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
1300 653 618
All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.
National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.
Gate 1 Travel Australia itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located in downtown Anchorage close to shopping and just three blocks from the Anchorage Museum.Hotel Details
This tourist class lodge is situated nearby the Nenana River.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
A rollicking musical comedy performed nightly in a rustic camp house reminiscent of the gold rush era. Before the festivities, enjoy a hearty family-style meal.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #3||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$121.00|
The Alaska Sealife Center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystems of Alaska through research, rehabilitation, and public education. Visitors to the center watch puffins fly through underwater skies and meet sea lions and harbor seals eye to eye. Learn about octopus, halibut, kittiwakes and more.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #4||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$54.00|
Begin your full day tour with Kachemak Bay by boat. There you gain intriguing information on the beauty and wildlife. Explore the most fascinating and varied marine area in Alaska. Visit Gull Island a seabird rookery, home to about 20,000 nesting birds. Along the way view homesteader cabins, distinct archeological sites, incredible rock structures and majestic fjords. Next enjoy some free time in the community of Seldovia, this true Alaskan town has about 270 year-round residents. Enjoy the quiet of this quaint town by having lunch in one of the great restaurants. Enjoy the scenery on your ride back to Homer.
Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jun 2019 - 31 Dec 2020||AUD$143.00|
My trip to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons was great! Gigi, our tour manager was wonderful! She was very organized and made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. She provided excellent commentary and reference materials during the long bus rides. She cared about the comfort and well-being of the entire group. Being a former teacher, Gigi clearly states her expectations and does not sugar coat her words. She has a great sense of humor too! She played very appropriate music during our bus drives, which made the trips even more relaxing and enjoyable. Towards the end of the trip, on our way to Salt Lake City, she made a surprise stop for lunch at Bear Lake, Utah and recommended the Raspberry milkshake, which was absolutely awesome! I am looking forward to taking my younger daughter on this trip in the future and hope to have Gigi again as our tour manager! Thank you Gigi!! You’re awesome!!Paromita T. Flagler Beach, FL
Trip was very good. All accommodations were comfortable and offered good amenities. Tour bus was luxurious. Driver Patrick was flawless. Tour guide Andrea was awesome. She had covered and explained in great details about points to see, joking at many occasions. Waterton, Banff and Jasper were all worth visiting. Wish had more time to see city of Calgary. Weather was generally cooperative except on two occasions it rained. Will recommend to anyone without hesitation.Ramesh C. Orland Park, IL
Our trip was really great! The accommodations were lovely, and the train ride was a wonderful way to see Alaska. Our tour guide did a terrific job, and we really enjoyed ourselves! We took lots of photos, were well fed, and met lots of nice people. I think my husband’s favorite piece of the trip was that train ride to Denali!! The cruise was also a great way to travel. Our staterooms were very very nice, especially the balcony for viewing glaciers. All of our excursions were very well done, and each of the towns in Alaska had plenty to offer ... We feel we got great value for the money spent on all aspects of our trip. And Gate 1 really delivered on a most enjoyable adventure! Thank you for all your assistance to us. We look forward to our next trip with your help!Jane R. Brentwood, TN
GREAT, AWESOME and all the other wonderful descriptive words. The best tour guide ever, he was so very knowledgeable about the area. Never dreamed I was going to see what I got to see. The driver was also wonderful, he really could drive that route with ease, they need to be a permanent team. Cannot wait to take another trip and pray they are my guide and driver and I will have no worries.Lavria S. Hammond, LA
Outstanding! Great parks, well planned itinerary, great hotels! The 14 day Ultimate National Parks Tour is a great way to experience our National Parks and see beautiful area of the USA! Our Tour Manager Leslie was knowledgeable, professional, organized and show us much more than we could have ever expected. Our driver Trevor was the best! This was our first experience with Gate 1 and were very pleased. We highly recommend Gate 1 and will definitely travel again with Gate 1!Jim & Ellen F. Belford, NJ
The trip was very nice and covered a lot of places. Our guide Sandra and driver Betty were terrific. Did above and beyond. Little surprise tastings every day on the bus. The transfers went smoothly and the hotel locations were really handy to everything. I was traveling alone and felt included. This was my first experience with Gate 1. My friend and I have booked a trip next year with you folks to Southeast Asia. I hope that trip is as good as this one was!Solange Q. Port Orange, FL
Our trip was fantastic!!! Andrea is the best!!! We have been in several Gate 1 tours... and Andrea is the BEST! She made the Canadian Rockies come alive!!!Robin C. Rock Hill, SC
Our trip was great! We had the best tour director Timothy who was very knowledgeable, organized and passionate. We loved all the information that he shared with us along the trip, we really appreciated the extra material such us maps, games, videos, and trivia that made the trip more enjoyable. He also gave us options during our leisure time that were very helpful. Our driver Eric was also very kind and helpful all the time. The hotels were nice a very good located. And the welcome & farewell dinner perfect!Maria R. Quito, Ecuador
We had a wonderful time. Our highlight was going to see bears in their natural habitat.Pen D. Maitland, FL
This trip was great, Gary was so great, humorous and knowledgeable. We didn’t know what to expect but we’re still in awe of the experience. From our arrival to departure not a flaw or problem. Schedule was great as well as pace. Lake Louise was beautiful as expected, but other lakes were another nice surprise. Gary took us to some nice side scenery. All travelers (23) was a good number and group.Walter B. Beecher, IL
The trip was great. We had so much fun. Tour guide and driver were wonderful. They made half the trip so great!! Looking forward to our next adventure in Morocco. Thanks for all your help Gate 1.Rosina N. Lanoka Harbor, NJ
It was pretty darn perfect. Great guide, bus driver and itinerary. We had a sunny day in Denali for viewing the mountain and wildlife. My third trip to Alaska...have visited friends in Juneau and Sitka...and I finally feel I have seen the real Alaska. Eagles, humpback and Orca whales, sea otters, puffins, caribou, mountain goats, sea lions, bears, Dall sheep and moose with beautiful mountains everywhere I looked. Couldn’t ask for anything more.Corinne Z. Oakdale, CT
My trip was wonderful. The itinerary was great. I really enjoyed St. Augustine, Beaufort, Savannah and Charleston. The accommodations were good and the sites we saw were very interesting. Gate 1 Travel does a nice job! Gigi and Henry were the best.Mary D. El Cajon, CA
The trip was outstanding! The real unexpected gem was the Frogmore Plantation visit. A great combination of past and present cotton commerce, history of the south and slavery, and musical interpretation. We will be on another Gate 1 tour again, for sure!Edward L. Media, PA
The trip was great and Dani as a guide was great also. Always wanted to start seeing more states plus other countries and after 5 trips we are going to stick with Gate 1 and book more trips soon. We learned a lot about New Mexico, Indian pueblos, nuclear creations and art. Great hotels always also.Brian M. Lehigh Acres, FL
In one word, I will say, “AWESOME “ Words cannot describe the places we’ve been to, e.g., Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, etc. Even a professional photographer can’t capture the beauty of the sites. You just have to enjoy them while you’re there. Camaraderie between the group was great— seemed like we’ve known each other for a while. Accommodations were very nice. Kudos for both Muriel (Tour Guide) and the driver — for a “Job Well Done.” Hope to have the same experience again, the next time around with Gate 1.Antonio and Divina D. Sugar Land, TX
It was so much fun! We learned a lot about music and enjoyed the cities we visited. Our tour guide and bus driver were excellent. Nice people on the tour. Will definitely book another tour with Gate 1!Madeline C. Passaic, NJ
Wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide Dani and driver Doug are two wonderful people!Maria M. Lakeland, TN
We had a wonderful trip to Mexico. We have taken about 10 Gate 1 tours and liked them all. Our tour manager, Douglas, made this trip special. He is knowledgeable and careful with details to make sure that all of us were pleased. He has a great personality and went out of his way to get to know all of us on the tour, providing us with little extras to make us feel welcome and valued. I can't say enough to praise Douglas. He is a real asset to Gate 1, which he praises regularly, telling us about his training and how Gate 1 goes to great lengths to make sure the meals and accommodations are the best possible. I want to mention Panchito, our bus driver, also. He is a cheerful person and a highly skilled bus driver. We were all impressed by how he was able to maneuver the bus in tight quarters and keep us all safe.Kathryn R. Fallon, NV
The trip was great. Very impressive of the boat ride at Marina San Carlos, and the train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas and the two day visit at the Copper Canyon. I learned a lot of Tarahumaras people and their community. The Mexican food was very tasty. It was a very good trip arrangement. Thanks again to Gate 1 for providing high quality, and affordable trips. I really enjoyed it.Greta L. Tallahassee, FL
Our trip was wonderful and our tour guide, Ashley, was the absolute best!! We've been on many tours, not only with Gate 1, and Ashley was the best tour director we've ever encountered. Competent, personable, friendly, courteous, organized, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was always willing to go the extra mile for each of us. I will actually miss her very much!! She made each one of us feel extremely important. Thank you, Ashley, and thank you, Gate 1!! We'll be back! :)Barbara V. Amelia Courthouse, VA
The trip was wonderful. We were so fortunate to have Raul, the perfect guide! He obviously was so pleased to know we were enjoying ourselves, and we could totally depend on him to look after us. Very sincere, so knowledgeable. I’ve been to Mexico many times, but this was the first time I experienced the range of socioeconomic citizens and learned so much about the history of the country.Judith S. Langley City, Canada
Our trip was wonderful! I loved every minute. The tour guide was thoughtful and friendly. And New Orleans was everything I thought it would be! I really enjoyed this trip.Renee G. Phoenix, AZ
The trip was very good and our guide, Mr. Douglas did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable, funny and provided all the important information on arrival. His knowledge of the area was most helpful and we had a great time. I have already recommended this trip to few of my friends who did not make it this time.Laxmichand S. Schaumburg, IL
The trip to the Copper Canyon was wonderful. The trip by bus showed us an extensive area of Sonora and Chihuahua. The vast canyon was beautiful to see in the varying light from morning to evening. The train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas was spectacular with the mountains and changing vegetation as we climbed higher. Douglas was an excellent tour leader. On the long bus rides, he told us about the economies of the states, the history of the areas and the history of Mexico ..... He kept us informed about the daily schedules and helped to make sure that everyone was having a good time.Loretta G. Minneapolis, MN
We had the best time...The tour guide Edel was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and overall a great guy...The bus driver Panchito as well was a real professional..We felt very safe traveling through Mexico with him as our driver...Visiting the Copper Canyon is truly a highlight of this vacation..We made new friends, enjoyed the food we ate and took lots of pictures to enhance our memories of this fabulous trip...Thank you for making this excursion possible Gate 1!Joyce O. Carmichael, CA
It was wonderful. Leah, our tour guide, was well prepared, informative and very personable. She made us all feel so comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been better. The bus driver was excellent and again very accommodating. It's a trip I would definitely recommend.Annette M. Berkeley, CA
It was an excellent trip!! Absolutely beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife sightings! The trip of a lifetime! Our guide, KariLynn, and our driver, Crystal, were both fantastic! Very knowedgeable. 5 stars!Allison B. Carlisle, IN