Road Runners’ Alaska Tour

Alaska (image provided by Brandt Travel and Celebrity Cruises)

Karen Lyons

Road Runners members are taking a trip to Alaska in August of 2023. Join them as they combine a land and cruise package to explore the great State of Alaska.

The land package begins in Anchorage on Aug. 8, 2023. After transferring to your hotel, you will have time to explore the city. The next day you will board the Wilderness Express, the glass-domed railcar to Denali National Park. In Denali, you will have time to explore the park or book one of the many excursions that includes rafting down the Nenana River.

Day three will begin with a guided experience in Denali looking for wildlife. That afternoon you will leave for Talkeetna on a deluxe motorcoach. There you will experience Talkeetna’s Main Street with its lively brew pubs and local fare.

The last day of the land tour, you travel by motorcoach to Seward, stopping in Anchorage to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to observe animals indigenous to the area. In Seward, you will board the Celebrity Millennium for the cruise portion of the trip, sailing to Vancouver, Canada.

On the first day on the Millennium, you will cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier. The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on a daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay.

Juneau is the next port of call. Here is your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska’s capital where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.

Day seven of your Alaskan adventure will be in Skagway, Alaska. The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown. Head to Icy Strait Point for the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears.

The last port is Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles.

The last day at sea is cruising the Inside Passage. You will sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in Southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters, and much more.

The final day of this 11-day excursion, you will disembark in Vancouver before starting the journey back to the Ranch.

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