Z-z – Jewels of Alaska

Book by March 10 and get $100pp Discount!

July 28 – August 3 (Land Only)
or July 28 – August 10 (Land & Cruise)

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Special Features

  • Sunnyland Tour Director*
  • Expand your understanding of Alaska’s first people with a private presentation at the renowned Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.
  • In much of Alaska, where large distances separate towns and the road system is limited, bush planes are a part of everyday life. Visit the largest float plane base in the world and meet one of the experienced pilots.
  • Relax on the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train and enjoy stunning scenery all the way to Denali National Park.
  • A detailed explanation of Denali National Park’s wildlife and ecosystem accompanies a leisurely hike.
  • Enjoy an exclusive lunch and a chance to meet the dogs at the home of a champion dog musher.
  • Ride a gondola to the top of the ski area for panoramic views of the mountains and Cook Inlet.
  • Hear the thundering calving of glaciers on a cruise through Prince William Sound and College Fjord.
  • Visit the aquarium and learn about the wildlife rescue efforts with a representative of the Alaska SeaLife Center.
  • Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at an Anchorage restaurant.
  • A night of fun, festivity and food! Get a taste of old-time Alaska at a rollicking theatre dinner.
  • Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine and newfound friends at Mount Alyeska.

Additional Included Highlights                

  • Anchorage: Enjoy a guided orientation tour of the downtown area.
  • Denali National Park: See Mt. McKinley when the weather is clear.

           Included First Class Services                

  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director from Insight & Sunnyland
  • Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom
  • Complimentary bottled water on board your luxury touring coach
  • Complimentary coach and hotel WiFi
  • Insight Hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 14

            Included Quality Dining                

  • At 6.00 pm on Day 1 join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WR,WD)
  • 6 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 lunches (L), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)
  • 7  Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D) on Holland America’s ms  Statendam

A note from Steve:  I am proud to offer this outstanding deluxe tour of Alaska through a premium tour company, Insight Vacations.  I was honored to experience Insight on our Road to Rome tour in 2013 and can convey to you that they are EXCELLENT!  This Jewels of Alaska tour is unique in that you can choose to do the land only portion (perfect if you’ve already done the cruise and want to see the interior of Alaska) or you can choose to do the land and cruise tour allowing you to see the full extent of Alaska’s vast beauty, wildlife and nature.  You can find this tour through other tour operators at a cheaper price, but you won’t receive the excellent treatment that Insight offers, such as premium hotels (4+ stars), Business Class leg room on motorcoaches, premium dining experiences, skip the line entrances to attractions, surprise flourishes along the way and knowledgeable and personable tour guides.  *A Sunnyland tour guide will accompany you on this tour with a minimum of 6 people going.  The Sunnyland tour guide provides you with personalized service and assistance in guiding you through airports, hotels, attractions and meal planning.

A is for “Ah-some” Alaska. Spectacular Denali National Park, calving glaciers and abundant wildlife combine to create the ultimate Alaska experience.

This stunning tour is immensely popular with guests seeking the perfect combination of informative sightseeing, thrilling wilderness experiences and tranquil relaxation. Firstly, soak up the grandeur of Alaska with two-nights in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Mt. Alyeska Resort. Then, after a full-day cruise excursion counting glaciers on Prince William Sound, many clients go on to join the 7-day luxury cruise along the Alaskan coast to Vancouver. All the First Class and Superior Hotels are absolutely perfect for this tour, each having been selected for their quality and location. The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa simply boasts the finest lodging in the city. The Grande Denali Lodge offers panoramic views of the entire Denali Canyon, while the luxurious Hotel Alyeska, is nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views.

See pictures from similar trips in the past.


Land Only: $3,175/pp Twin + Airfare
Land & Cruise Inside Cabin: $4,250/pp Twin + Airfare
Land & Cruise Window Cabin: $4,595/pp Twin + Airfare
Land & Cruise Verandah Cabin:  $5,895/pp Twin + Airfare
Trip Protection Gold $249/pp.
Airfare is estimated to be $850/pp for the Land Only (Springfield, MO to Anchorage, AK roundtrip)  or  $990/pp for the Land & Cruise. (Springfield, MO to Anchorage and Vancouver to Springfield, MO).  Projections only.
Note:  Cruise taxes, fees & gratuities are additional.  Cruise fees are estimated to be $405 at time of publication.  Gratuities on the cruise ship are $12.00 pp per day.
Call for Singles or Triple Pricing.
Early Booking

$100/pp if booked March 10, 2014

Passport  For Land & Cruise Tour.  Passport is not required for Land Only Tour.


July 28 – 29, Monday & Tuesday

Day 1 to Day 2 – Anchorage, the City of Lights and Flowers

Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, there is an airport transfer to your hotel. Early evening gather with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. After a good night’s rest, get acquainted with downtown Anchorage. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the traditions of Alaska’s first people during this private presentation. Afterwards drive around Lake Hood to visit the largest float plane base in the world. Meet a bush pilot, who shares fascinating stories about the joys and hazards of flying in rural Alaska. The rest of the afternoon is yours to browse among the shops or native art galleries. This evening, you are invited for a delectable Highlight Dinner at a popular downtown restaurant.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa

Meals: Welcome Reception / Welcome Dinner / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner

July 30 – 31, Wednesday & Thursday

Day 3 to Day 4 – Denali National Park, the Crown Jewel of the Alaskan Wilderness

Board the world-famous Alaskan Railroad train for a spectacular journey over narrow gorges and swift-rushing streams into the rugged interior. View steep valleys framed by craggy mountains from the comfort of your reclining seat in the deluxe dome railcar. Just south of Talkeetna, with clear weather, take in the first majestic view of Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak. Your welcoming hotel is located on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, perched at the edge of a bluff with unparalleled views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and Nenana River Canyon. Tonight, enjoy a taste of the frontier at a rollicking highlight theatre dinner, featuring old-time sourdough song-and-dance and hearty Alaska fare. After breakfast, the six million acre Denali National Park and Preserve is just minutes away. Begin with an easy one-hour guided hike to learn about the tundra and wildlife in the park. The remainder of the day is open for recreation or optional activities. Why not take an exciting rafting trip down the Nenana River, or a helicopter flightseeing tour for close-up views of Mt. McKinley?

Hotel: Grande Denali Lodge

Meals: Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner / Full Breakfast

August 1 – 2, Friday & Saturday

Day 5 to Day 6 – Mount Alyeska and Prince William Sound Cruise

Board a deluxe motorcoach for your journey south on the George Parks Highway. Stop along the way for lunch and an exclusive visit with a champion dog musher and four-time Iditarod winner. At the home of Martin Buser, you are invited to meet his dogs and share the challenges of competing in the 1,049-mile dogsled race. Continue on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm with its dramatic views. Arrive in the town of Girdwood, home of Alyeska Resort and ski area. Ride the aerial gondola for panoramic views of the mountains and sea at your leisure. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a wonderful Celebration Dinner complete with wine and good cheer. The following day is devoted to the 26 Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Experience the thundering calving of glaciers and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as sea otters, porpoises and whales.

Hotel: The Hotel Alyeska

Meals: Full Breakfast / Lunch / Celebration Dinner / Full Breakfast / Lunch

August 3, Sunday

Day 7 – Join your Glacier Discovery Cruise

Visit the aquariums of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and enjoy an exclusive presentation about their marine research program.  Have lunch on your own and explore downtown at your own pace.  Then transfer to the airport (Land Only Tours) or transfer to the Port of Seward to board the ms Statendam. Set sail this evening.

Meals: Full Breakfast

August 4 – 9, Monday to Saturday

Day 8 to Day 13 – Your Glacier Discovery Cruise

Enjoy your ship’s facilities over the next week as you watch the ever changing panorama of unspoiled virgin forests and vast wilderness that stretches all the way from Alaska to British Columbia. Witness the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers as you cruise to Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Behold Glacier Bay National Park, its Sitka-spruce forests alive with grizzlies and wolves. You’ll be struck by the thunderous boom of building-size icebergs calving into the sea from vast rivers of ice. Explore picturesque Haines, located on America’s longest fjord and browse the rustic shops and gold rush-era saloons of Juneau. At Ketchikan, learn the stories behind the collection of native totem poles. While cruising a full breakfast (FB), lunch (L) and dinner (D) is served on board each day. A range of optional shore excursions and additional sightseeing will also be offered on board.

Meals: Full Breakfast /  Lunch /  Dinner

August 10, Sunday

Day 14 – Depart Vancouver

Disembark in Vancouver this morning, where there are transfers to Vancouver International Airport or the tour hotel for passengers extending.

Meals: Full Breakfast

Extend your stay at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa for $214/pp per day, twin or in Vancouver for $143/pp per day, twin at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.  Transfers for extended days are additional.