Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Not just another train ride! Take the unforgettable journey aboard the "Scenic Railway of the World" and travel 20 miles from tidewater to the summit of the White Pass - a 2,865-foot elevation. Ride in vintage rail cars as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit. Your fully narrated tour features panoramas of mountains, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites. See the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls that passed this route seeking fortune. Experience this unique railroad that symbolizes accomplishment in the adventure of pioneering - triumph over challenge.
After a driving town tour of Skagway head up the White Pass to the trailhead. Spend the next 2 hours hiking approximately 2 miles, surrounded by views of towering, snow-capped mountains and the Skagway valley. Your naturalist guide will share their knowledge of the area's flora and fauna, and the glacial history of Alaska! This adventure is perfect for active families and children over 8 years old are welcome! Bring your camera!
Walk on raised balance beams, cross suspension bridges, and fly through the air on a series of zip lines! Enter into an series of ropes course crossings including burma loops, suspended bridges and raised balance beams. Next up is a series of six zip lines through the lush Alaskan canopy. You will zoom from platform to platform while your friends and family cheer you on! Your heart will be pumping as you get ready for the "Walk the Plank" zip that soars high above the ground through the treetops! Join expert guides for the experience of a lifetime.
This family friendly tour provides the highlights of the Alaska Gold Rush with a Salmon and Rib buffet. First, climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Railway and ascend into the scenic mountains, hearing stories of the miners who made this sojourn on foot more than a century ago. Arriving in Fraser you'll board a motor coach and travel back to Skagway and the Klondike Gold Dredge. Enjoy a few laughs with a cast of costumed characters, straight from 1898, who will help you "strike it rich" by panning for gold in heated troughs. Savor wild Alaskan salmon and country spare ribs and assorted side dishes at the buffet. Bring your passport.
Leave the Skagway crowds behind & take the ferry to Haines for an opportunity explore the Bald Eagle Preserve & the quaint little town of Haines. Arriving in Haines board your bus for a 30 minute narrated drive to the tour site. Specially designed riverboats allow you to explore the wilderness in comfort, traversing miles of the braided Chilkat River. Eagles, moose & bears are often sighted, while eagles' nests stand tall above you in the Cottonwood trees. You will have an old-fashioned hot dog roast before retracing your steps back to Skagway. The Hess family property, located in the heart of the Bald Eagle Preserve, has all the infrastructure & amenities to keep you warm & comfortable.
Your trip combines a 27.7-mile journey aboard the White Pass Railway with an approximate 3.5-hour wilderness snow shoe trek in the alpine wilderness of the wild Canadian Highlands. Enjoy photo opportunities and expansive, wide-open views of snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and the rugged terrain the Klondike Gold stampeders endured over 110 years ago. Your fully narrated tour, with professional guide, will enlighten you on natural history, geography, geology, and unique history of the region. Be on the lookout for wildlife as bear, moose, mountain goats, wolves and caribou all call this area home. A drive on the Klondike Highway completes your overview of the area. Bring your passport.
Hike the first 2 miles of the Chilkoot Trail, the centerpiece of gold rush history, then raft back down the scenic Taiya River to its estuary at the head of the vast and scenic fjord. Enjoy this entertaining mixture of exercise, natural history, and Klondike folklore. Don't forget your camera!
Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of the Alaska State Sport! Ride a unimog up the mountain to the dog teams, then participate in an approximate 1 mile summer training run of a professional team of sled dogs when they pull your wheeled sled through the Tongass National Rainforest. Cuddle up with the husky puppies, and watch them play in their "puppy playground." From a private overlook of Dyea Valley and the Lynn Canal, soak in views of Alaska's awe-inspiring beauty. Relax while one of the mushers entertains you with knowledge about the equipment, races, training, immaculate dog care and inspiring efforts that make up this adventurous sport.
Combine helicopter glacier-flightseeing with Alaska's favorite sport - Dog Sledding. Upon your arrival atop the Denver Icefield, professional mushers will introduce you to the world of "mushing" and the art of Dog Sledding. Drive the team or relax in the sled while observing the breathtaking environment around you. Approx. 30 minutes flight; 1 hour on the icefield. Participants must register their body weight at the time of booking. Guests weighing 250 lbs. (113kg or 18 stone) or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($100.00) which will be manually added to your account.
Raft through the Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the world's largest concentration of eagles. Explore the Lynn Fjord, North America's deepest Fjord, by boat. Watch for wildlife such as eagles, bear, moose, whales and more. Visit historic Fort Seward. Throughout your journey the scenery will be world class, so don't forget your camera.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.