Day 1 - GEORGETOWN/WILMINGTON/PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT/FAIRBANKS
Morning departure for Philadelphia Airport to board flight to Fairbanks, Alaska.
Overnight in Fairbanks
Day 2 - FAIRBANKS/STERNWHEELER
Visit the fascinating Eldorado Gold Mine where you'll rub elbows with real Alaskan prospectors and try your luck panning for gold! Later, a real treat as you board a comfortable Sternwheeler for gold rush history from 1905 to the present day, and learn about native culture and local color. Return to Fairbanks.
Overnight in Fairbanks
Day 3 - FAIRBANKS/DENALI
Board the luxury Princess railcars for sightseeing into the heart of Alaska and Denali National Park. The train is a lavish domed, modern-day version of the Orient Express. Leave civilization far behind to glide past rivers, muskeg, mountains and the occasional cabin. Afternoon at leisure on arrival in the park.
Denali Princess Lodge
Day 4 - Denali National Park/MT. MCKINLEY
Today's highlights include an educational National History Tour into Denali Park. You never know what you are going to see and that makes every grizzly bear, moose and elk sighting precious. Lots of photo opportunities of mountains and waterfalls. Later sightseeing by motorcoach enroute to Mt. McKinley, the continent's highest mountain peak!
Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge
Day 5 - MT. MCKINLEY
A morning at leisure to enjoy your magnificent surroundings or perhaps sleep in. Continue your sightseeing by motorcoach enroute to Talkeetna to reboard your Princess luxury train to Anchorage where you can enjoy the evening. The sun sets very, very late in summer in Alaska.
Overnight in Anchorage
Day 6 - ANCHORAGE/WHITTIER/CRUISE SHIP
Travel along the coast by motorcoach to Whittier to board your beautiful cruise ship, the Island Princess. Relax and unwind as you begin your 7 night Alaskan Cruise. Meals D
Day 7 - COLLEGE FJORD CRUISING
Relax and enjoy your beautiful cruise ship as she glides into Prince William Sound and beautiful College Fjord. Explore your ship and enjoy all the amenities you expect plus special touches such as sailing with a native Artist-in-Residence to enrich your Alaska experience and much, much more! All Meals
Day 8 - GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK CRUISING
Stand at the rail of your cruise ship with camera poised to catch glaciers calving, whales breaching and seals basking on ice floes. It is a breathtaking scene throughout the day. At night the ship "lights up" with professional entertainers, shows and jingling slot machines in the exciting casino. All Meals
Day 9 - SKAGWAY
This is a delightful Alaskan town with restored buildings, wooden boardwalks and the famed White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Browse the rustic shops along Main Street and enjoy the honky-tonk piano music at the Red Onion Saloon. All Meals
Day 10 - JUNEAU
Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau ice fields at its back door. Shop the rustic shops in town or take a shore excursion to the Glacier. All Meals
Day 11 - KETCHIKAN
Built out over the water, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains. Visit Creek Street, Totem Bight State Park for the world's foremost stand of authentic native totems or treat yourself to a flightseeing trip to breathtaking Misty Fjord National Monument. All Meals
Day 12 - INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
This full day of cruising through the sheltered waterways of the Inside Passage is pure magic. Stroll a deck seeing wonders on every side. It is a special day to enjoy all the shipboard amenities and services. All Meals
Day 13 - VANCOUVER/HOME
Disembark this morning for transfer to airport and return to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you to Wilmington and Georgetown. Meals B