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.
Board the boat for a thrilling ride through the scenic islands of Sitka Sound. Watch for marine life on your way to Kruzof Island. After arriving the guides will help you gear up, and then you're off on an exhilarating ride through the temperate rainforest onboard a 2-person off-road vehicle. Next stop at Iris Meadows and be on the lookout for wildlife before continuing though the old growth forest. At the beach enjoy a snack and scenic views before returning to Sitka. Drivers must be at least 18 years old.
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.
This deluxe tour of Juneau includes a tour of the Alaska Brewery, a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, and an Alaskan themed cooking demonstration. Visit to the Alaska Brewery home to some of the top beers worldwide. Explore the facility and see how the brewing process works. Sample some of the beers brewed in Juneau. Next it's off to the Mendenhall Glacier where you can take a leisurely stroll to some photo points and explore the Visitors Center. At the Chez Alaska Cooking School you will see a cooking demonstration and enjoy samples of the food prepared.
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.
Experience two of Ketchikan's highlights on this combination eco-tour and crab feast. Enjoy a guided eco-tour walk into a dense Rainforest in Herring Cove. Cross elevated platforms to expand possible wildlife sightings. Possible wildlife sightings include bald eagles, black bear, seals, deer, and a variety of birds. See a Native totem carver at work and visit a Bald Eagle sanctuary, before heading to a crab feast at George Inlet Lodge. Enjoy freshly cooked Dungeness crab meal in a spectacular lodge setting along George Inlet. Fully narrated motorcoach tour to each venue. Tour order may vary.
Purchase this tour package and receive a free tour! This special package offer includes sightseeing highlights in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, all from the comfort of a motorcoach. Visit the world famous Mendenhall Glacier, the Potlatch Totem Park, travel the Klondike Highway up 3,290 feet above sea level to the White Pass Summit, and take a complimentary ride on Juneau's Mount Roberts Tramway! Full tour descriptions for each tour are included under each port of call and you are strongly encouraged to read all tour descriptions. To purchase this package, please select the port of Juneau during the purchasing process.
This tour combines a visit to Saxman Native Village and the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show. Start your tour at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show where the rowdy good time begins! Here, the hardy lumberjacks bring to life Alaska's colorful timber history with an action packed competition in the covered and heated arena. Next, it's off to enjoy a guided tour through the living culture of modern day Southeast Alaskan Natives at Saxman Native Village.
After an orientation of Nanaimo, it's a narrated, scenic drive to Port Alberni's restored 1912 E&N railway station. Board carriages that will be pulled by a 1929 Baldwin steam locomotive and tour the city and the surrounding forest. Visit McLean Mill, the only steam-operated sawmill in Canada, and join a guided tour of the original camp and its buildings. The Mill & Train is exclusive to ship's guests' on tour.
Your tour begins with a short drive along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf where you board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. On arrival at Alcatraz a Park Ranger will provide an introduction to the infamous prison prior to your audio tour through the facility. Travel back to the Wharf and board your bus for a drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito where you can independently explore this quaint little town. Advance booking is recommended. There may be an unavoidable wait before embarking the ferry to Alcatraz.
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.
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.