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Alaska: Kenai Peninsula

6 DaysStarting at $4,295

Overview

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.

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Highlights

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 Denali, 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 located in the scenic harbor town with views of Resurrection Bay. We’ll visit 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. On a final day we visit local artists' farmstead and art studios before parting company in Homer.
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Map

  • Starting Point:

    Anchorage – 1:00 pm – Lobby of Hotel Captain Cook
  • Ending Point:

    Homer – 1:00 pm – Homer

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Accommodations

The Hotel Alyeska

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.

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.

Harbor 360 Hotel

Your gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park in the scenic harbor town of Seward, Alaska. Located directly on the waterfront of the Seward Small Boat Harbor, Harbor 360 Hotel offers guests stunning 360 degree views of Resurrection Bay.

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
  • Admissions to scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip

Above & Beyond Benefits

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.

Invisible Check-In

  • When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.