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.
Treat yourself to a rowdy good time at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. The world's best timber athletes go head to head in an action packed hour of fun for the entire family! You'll see log rolling, chopping, chainsaws, and the death defying speed climb as you cheer on your camp to victory!
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.
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.
Alaska is home to the most sustainable fisheries in the world and provides fresh salmon, halibut, rock fish, pacific cod, Dungeness crab, pacific oysters, and King crab to many parts of the world. During your tour you'll learn about the local fisheries of southeast Alaska. As fisheries are seasonal, the day to day landings vary. After your guide selects your fish for the day, you'll head up to the private dining room in the Alaska Fish House where you will learn how to fillet salmon and/or halibut as well as sample salmon from the in-house smoker. The freshly filleted fish will be transferred to the head chef for preparation of your seafood meal that will be paired with organic produce.
Discover the natural wonder of a wild southeast Alaskan rainforest on a ride through the coastal woodlands surrounding Icy Strait Point. Departing immediately behind the historic salmon cannery, board a wheeled, covered tram for a ride through a stand of old-growth evergreens and along the shoreline where Chichagof Island meets the bountiful waters of Icy Strait. Local guides describe the ecological and cultural significance of the forest's unique plants and animals, and how the island's Native Tlingit people are bound to its rich landscape. Then, witness Native culture in action as Huna Tlingit performers share their history with you through dance, song and story telling.
Step back in time with one of the madams of the Red Onion Saloon. Lavishly costumed and highly entertaining, she will guide you through the streets and back alleys of Skagway, revealing the untold and neglected stories of the courageous ladies of the Klondike Gold Rush. Pass historic 1898 buildings as you learn of Skagway's rich history. Your experience culminates with a stop at the Red Onion Saloon's restored brothel museum, where you will join in a champagne toast and explore the halls and bedrooms of this celebrated brothel, observing original relics and images of the ladies who worked there. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the resident ghost, Lydia!
Savor the aroma of wild salmon, grilling over fires of fragrant alder wood in a rain forest alongside a creek and under translucent domes that protect you rain or shine. Choose from grilled salmon, Cheechako Chicken, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, to Gold Rush Potatoes and a robust selection of other sides, salads and beverages. A local musician sets a festive mood. And, just when you think you've had enough bring on the blueberry cake for dessert! After your meal, roast marshmallows over a campfire and stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and view the remains of the Wagner Mine, learn about the natural history of the area and try your hand at panning for gold.
Discover modern sled dog racing and Gold Rush history at the Klondike Gold Fields with this family-friendly tour! Learn the role of sled dogs in the Gold Rush and the history of Alaska's state sport from an Iditarod musher. You will see his gear and meet his team. Watch a demonstration sled run and interact with the dogs, even holding the puppies! You will feel the cold of the north in the 40 Below Experience. Warm up with gold fever panning for gold in warm-water troughs with some help from entertaining prospectors. Situated on the Skagway River surrounded by majestic mountains, the Klondike Gold Fields offers the best of Alaska all in one tour!
Hoonah is many things in a small package: A lively fishing community, an old logging town and the world's largest Tlingit village. Here you can glimpse the true Alaskan way of life and witness Native culture in action as Huna Tlingit performers share their history with you through dance, song and story-telling.
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.