Introduction
Half the people we know have cruised to Alaska. The other half plans to. But as much as we love a cruise, it just seems a shame to float right past some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. After all, the Kenai Peninsula offers a range of wonderful walking options that don’t require “bush” skills. There’s the world’s most northerly rain forest…Exit Glacier where a scenic path allows us to experience its awesome scale up-close…Resurrection Bay with its humpback whales and orcas…the wildflower meadows too far from shore to ever be spotted by a landing party. With Classic Journeys, you’ll see it all—and you’ll meet local fishermen, naturalists and other friends. Accommodations include historic lodges and hotels. Even if we don’t offer a 2 a.m. dessert buffet, we think you’ll take home equally happy memories of a lakeside salmon-bake followed by fresh-picked blueberries. And then you’ll know you’ve truly touched Alaska.
Picture yourself…
  • Rambling riverside, forest and coastal trails
  • Spotting wildlife, waterfalls and flowering meadows
  • Cruising sparkling fjords with breathtaking vistas
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - ANCHORAGE / GIRDWOOD
We gather in Anchorage and begin with a warm-up walk on a scenic coastal path with views of three mountain ranges including Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak. After a spectacular drive to Mt. Alyeska (1 night), we take a forest walk past a series of waterfalls and end the afternoon at the state’s richest gold mine where we can still pan for gold.

DAYS 2-3 - SEWARD
Our hotel in Seward (2 nights) is ideally set on the banks of the Resurrection River, the perfect starting point for a fascinating glacier walk. We’ll meet up with a marine biologist for a behind-the-scenes tour of Alaska's famous SeaLife Center, and save time for a breathtaking boat trip into the Kenai Fjords.

DAYS 4-6 - HOMER
We’ll watch for moose, bear and caribou as we drive into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, then offer you the option of a gentle river-rafting excursion or riverside walk. We’ll settle into our lodge in Homer (2 nights) in time to watch the local halibut fishermen return and unload their catch. After breakfast, we ferry to the starting point of a walk on the fringes of Alaskan wilderness. There’s time for shopping before we sit down to a celebratory seafood feast at one of our favorite local restaurants. On a final leisurely day we visit the fine local galleries and museums before parting company in Homer.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Anchorage, Alaska—1:00 pm—Hotel Captain Cook lobby

Ending Point: Homer, Alaska—1:00 pm—where you can choose to ride in the vehicle back to Anchorage (where we part company ~6pm) or choose an optional afternoon bush plane flight of apx. 90 minutes

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Guest Reviews
“Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area. Mark was a good case in point. He was great at adapting to the interests and abilities of the group and seeing to it that everyone had a good time.”
Bert and Jo Ann E.

“Every day was different with new things to see and explore, as well as different ways to see them (sightseeing boat, water taxi, rafting, walking, sealife center, etc). The variety was great!”
Bonnie H., Charlotte, NC

“Mike was absolutely wonderful. He was organized, on the ball, and in control. He was funny, interesting and fun. My family and I felt safe and happy traveling with him. He was very accommodating and cared about us as individuals. I would go anywhere with him.”
Elizabeth Y., Yardley, PA

“John kept things going smoothly. His lunches on the trail were absolutely delicious.”
Joseph A., Ithaca, NY

“I love to hike, but being out on the water (boat, raft) was the part I enjoyed the most.”
Joseph A., Ithaca, NY

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
July 10-15, 2016$3795.00$595.00
August 21-26, 2016$3795.00$595.00
July 2-7, 2017$3895.00$595.00
August 20-25, 2017$3895.00$595.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
An optional bush plane flight of 90 minutes from Homer to Anchorage on Day 6 is available for the price of $299 per person for 6-7 passengers; $448 per person for 4-5 passengers; $598 per person for 3 passengers; and $897 per person for 2 passengers.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
South central Alaska has comfortable, but cool weather even during the summertime. We suggest packing clothes that can be worn in layers, as early morning and evening can often have a chill that during the middle of the day is replaced with warm sunshine. Over the course of the week, we will spend a fair amount of time along the coast where you can expect cool ocean breezes. Also, please plan for the possibility of wet weather.

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Hotels
Alyeska Hotel

Tucked amid Alaska's Chugach Mountains, this luxurious chateau-style resort is surrounded by hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views. Amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, fitness center, and a hot tub overlooking the north face of Mt. Alyeska.

Windsong Lodge

This charming Alaskan lodge is nestled among the trees along the banks of Resurrection River just outside of Seward. Guest rooms are decorated with artwork by local artisans and open up to impressive views of the surrounding mountains or river.

Land's End Resort

Watch otters, seals, whales and eagles from your room's private deck on the shores of Kachemak Bay. Take in 180-degree view of the Kenai Mountain Range from the oceanfront spa and outdoor hot tub.

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
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We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
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