Glacier in Prince William Sound, world-famous
Alaska Railroad and Iditarod Visitor Center, Tetlin National
Wildlife Refuge, Kluane National
Park and Denali National Park & Preserve
Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular
scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to
offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to
view breathtaking Columbia Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch
for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez
and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and
Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of
Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and
Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of
the World Highway.
More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska
Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through
untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via
wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali
National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak
and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the
opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as
a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out
grizzly bears, moose, and more.
In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon
Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold
Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined
gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where
thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden
sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and
enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just
as the prospectors did over a century ago.
All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska
and the Yukon Territory!
SIGHTSEEING In Dawson City and Fairbanks; College
& Harriman Fjords cruise in Prince William Sound, Diamond Tooth
Gertie’s Saloon, Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, Chena Indian
Village, world-famous Alaska Railroad and Iditarod Visitor Center.
GUIDES: Alaskan Native guide for sightseeing
at the Chena Indian Village; services of a professional Tour Director.
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Columbia Glacier in Prince William
Sound, Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, Thompson Pass, Tok: the
“Dog Sled Capital of the World,” Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge,
Kluane National Park, Trail of ’98, Five Finger Rapids, Top of the
World Highway, Authentic Alaska roadhouse Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Chena
River, and Denali National Park & Preserve.
While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May-early June)
and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to
The US Embassy requires travelers to and from Canada to have a valid US
Passport. This tour travels to the Yukon Territory, which is part of
Canada. Non-US citizens may need a visa.
Alaska and the Yukon are blessed with exquisite scenery, fascinating
attractions, and an extraordinary amount of daylight in the summer
months. We take advantage of these extended daylight hours in this vast
territory; therefore, some of the traveling days can be long. However,
rest assured there are frequent photo and comfort stops.
Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject
to favorable weather conditions.
Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska & the Yukon on our special
fall foliage departures: August 8-29 (if Mother Nature permits).
LOCAL FAVORITE Globus
helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take
you behind the scenes to spotlight
what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to
its local flavors.TRANSPORTATION Day
boat across Prince William Sound; journey on the Alaska Railroad from
Fairbanks to Denali National Park; private, deluxe air-conditioned
motorcoach while touring. GUIDES Services of a
professional Tour Director.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour
description, including admission charges where applicable.
Choice of optional excursions at reasonable prices to customize your
own experience. Please find a detailed list in your travel documents
On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one
member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
ANCHORAGE Dimond Center Hotel (F)
VALDEZ Valdez Hotel (MF)
TOK Tok Lodge (ST)
WHITEHORSE High Country Inn
DAWSON CITY Downtown Hotel
Dawson City (MF)
FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel
DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali
Bluffs Hotel (ST)
HOTELS - (F) First-Class, (MF) Moderate First-Class, (ST)
Superior Tourist, (T) Tourist
Day 1 ANCHORAGE Welcome to Anchorage! Your
Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day2ANCHORAGE–WHITTIER–VALDEZ As you enter Whittier from
North America’s longest tunnel, the panoramic view of the ocean,
mountains, and glaciers greet you. As the gateway to Prince William
Sound, this is where you’ll board a GLACIER CRUISE for an up-close look
along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, and the epicenter of the
Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain
goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland
Day 3 VALDEZ–TOK Leave Valdez, home of the
Alyeska Pipeline Terminal, and enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls,
Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Visit the Wrangell–St. Elias
Visitor Center and discover why this vast national park equals six
Yellowstone National Parks, and rises from the ocean to 18,008 feet.
Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”
Day4TOK–WHITEHORSE Join the Alaska Highway and
follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of
Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska
Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane
National Park, home to 19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest
peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and
the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Day 5 WHITEHORSE. EXCURSION TO SKAGWAY Follow the Trail of ‘98 over
mountains that thousands of determined gold seekers scaled on foot in
the dead of winter while heading for the Klondike. From Fraser, your
Tour Director will suggest an optional train trip on the narrow-gauge
White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise, continue by
motorcoach to Skagway. Stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming
false-front buildings and colorful saloons.
Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject
to seasonal conditions.
Day6WHITEHORSE–DAWSON CITY Head northwest through the
town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold seekers on
their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five Finger Rapids, a major
obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach
Dawson City, the center of excitement after the first gold strike in
the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush.
Tonight, enjoy the high-flying entertainment of DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S
SALOON, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned
Day 7 DAWSON CITY Highlights on your morning
sightseeing tour include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the
first gold strike was made; Robert Service’s cabin, where you’ll get a
first-hand glimpse into the life of this famous wordsmith, along with
genuine Gold Rush era items. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the SS Keno,
the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse. The rest of
your day is free to soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town
at your own pace. Perhaps a return to Diamond Tooth Gerties Saloon is
CITY–FAIRBANKSA full day and well worth it,
as the scenery is magnificent. Have your camera ready for photo
opportunities at Dawson overlook and Top of the World Highway, where
the motorcoach will re-enter Alaska. Visit one of the last surviving
gold rush towns in Alaska before heading west on the Alaska Highway.
Stop at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your evening arrival in
Day9FAIRBANKS Morning sightseeing features
highlights of Alaska’s second-largest city and a visit to the
Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III
for a leisurely cruise on the Chena River. You will see a bush
floatplane take off alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of
the late four-time Iditarod winner, Susan Butcher, and see her champion
sled dogs in action. Be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian
culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalized tour
of the CHENA INDIAN VILLAGE.
NATIONAL PARK Board the world-famous ALASKA
RAILROAD for a memorable journey through untamed wilderness. Sit back
in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure
to take advantage of the domed-roof car. The ride ends in DENALI
NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot
Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley dominates the park’s 6 million
acres of glacial streams, river valleys, and multicolored tundra. After
a short orientation tour of Denali, the afternoon is free to explore on
Day11DENALI NATIONAL PARK A free day for independent
activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be good fun.
Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife
tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft
trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your
Tour Director will have plenty of other suggestions.
Day12DENALI NATIONAL PARK–ANCHORAGE Relish
one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali before
traveling south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at the IDITAROD
VISITOR CENTER, home of the great dogsled race. The motorcoach
continues to Anchorage and the Dimond Centre for guests extending their
stay in Alaska. For guests with homebound flights, the trip ends at
Anchorage International Airport. However, with possible delays for
weather, we strongly suggest that guests do not book flights prior to 5
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your interest in this quality tour by The GLOBUS Family
Gardner President Gardner Travel
and The Globus Family of
More than 75
years ago, Antonio Mantegazza bought a rowboat to transport commercial
goods across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Who could know that rowboat
would launch the world's leading escorted travel company? Today Globus
is a global, family-owned company reaching every corner of the world.
Globus is now the first choice among individuals looking for vacations
with both domestic and international travel in a variety of styles to
six continents and hundreds of itineraries to choose from (see Globus History video right).
frequent trips across the scenic lake led him to
consider opportunities in a different market - tourism. His
entrepreneurial instinct pushed him to gradually acquire some
motorcoaches to transport tourists around the Lake Lugano area. In
1928, Antonio opened a company specializing in motorcoach touring
called Globus Viaggi. The company began with a fleet of 12 coaches
which operated local excursions for European tourists in Switzerland.
1950, Globus Viaggi had grown to a fleet of 33 coaches
and featured overnight excursions to Rome, Venice, the Dolomites and
the French Riviera. Gradually, these became regularly scheduled tours
and grew longer to cover more ground. Later that decade, under the
leadership of Werner Albek, Antonio's business partner, Globus
pioneered the concept of Grand European Touring by offering first-class
European tours to North Americans. By 1961, the company launched its
Cosmos arm, which featured affordable, value-priced European touring
for the cost-conscious British traveler.
coach tours were so successful that Cosmos soon
introduced another form of travel for the British market: air holiday
packages to the sunny destinations of southern Europe. By 1968, Cosmos
air holidays became so popular the company formed its own airline,
Monarch Airlines. Monarch Airlines started out modestly with two used
Britannia aircraft and eventually blossomed into one of the most
successful European charter companies with a large fleet of modern jets
and its own engineering division.
the flagship of Sergio Mantegazza, current president
and son of Antonio, Globus began expanding its markets beyond Great
Britain and North America. Since 1974, travel packages have been sold
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most recently in Southeast Asia.
Starting in the 70s, the company also aggressively expanded its
offerings, introducing travelers to more countries than any other tour
operator with packages to Africa, South and North America, Europe, the
South Pacific and Asia.
the Globus family of brands is marketed and operated
by a network of more than 32 independent tourism and aviation
businesses, serviced by a group of more than 5,000 professionals
worldwide. Combined, Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms carry over 500,000
passengers a year, making the organization the leading operator of
guided vacations worldwide. Globus attributes its success to the ideals
of founder Antonio Mantegazza. For three generations, his vision, hard
work, love for travel, and commitment have guided the company. These
values are the cornerstone on which Globus was built and will continue
than three decades ago Cosmos
pioneered the idea of quality value
to Europe. Since then we've developed and refined the concept of
packages. Over a million people have come back to us for a second or
repeat business is the best testimony to the incredible value and
If you've never
taken a package vacation, consider this: Traveling with Cosmos is less
expensive, more comfortable, and far easier than going it alone. Our
contracting for hotels and services provides you with travel at
prices. A Cosmos package is carefully planned to make the best possible
use of your time.
Our team of
experts has refined our itineraries to combine the must-see sights with
significant time on your own, offering more choice and flexibility. You
can travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing that we've taken care of
discovered the special advantages of traveling with Cosmos, you'll
want to travel any other way again. Cosmos is "A Smart Way To Go."
Care of Your
you stay makes all the difference After a day's
traveling you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive
We have chosen hotels with the best rooms, service, and food for the
Of course, they vary as different countries have different standards.
we ensure that everywhere you get the best available in cleanliness and
are always located in good neighborhoods, some more centrally and
in residential areas. Especially in large cities we sometimes prefer
hotels in residential areas on the outskirts to less desirable or
Rooms at all
our hotels include private facilities: private bath or shower and a
are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a
bed put into a twin-bedded room just for the night.
your hotels Our hotels
are mainly superior tourist-class (ST) and tourist-class (T)
but we also feature some first-class (F) hotels. Cosmos hotel ratings
standards set by the independent Official Hotel Guide (OHG) or by
tourist boards. The specific rating for each contract hotel is
by our quality controllers.
the right to substitute hotels listed on the tour pages with hotels of
equivalent standard. With your Cosmos travel documents you'll receive a
list of hotel addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers for your
vacations at bargain prices With Cosmos,
a company that specializes in package travel arrangements, you'll visit
the world without spending a fortune. Because all our buying power is
to package travel, our clout with suppliers is powerfully concentrated
-- and we pass the savings on to you with affordable vacation packages
for every budget.
with "guaranteed share" rates More than one-third
of all people traveling with Cosmos are traveling independently. We
accept reservations on a "guaranteed share" basis. We charge singles
basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded
For mutual comfort we adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms.
shares" are not available for extra nights before or after your tour,
tours with overnight trains, or on train or cruise extensions. If we cannot
find a roommate for a traveler who has booked on a "guaranteed share"
we'll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be
in a single room at no extra charge. Of course we
do offer single rooms when available to those who prefer to travel solo
and pay the single supplement.
reduction Cosmos grants
a reduction to three people who travel together and share the same
Triple room reductions, when available, are listed in the Dates and
box on the tour page.
A word of caution:
Triple rooms usually are no larger than twin rooms, and the third bed,
if there is one, is often a rollaway bed put in a twin-bedded room for
young tour members Cosmos grants
a 10 percent discount on the land tour price to travelers who are under
18 years old on the tour departure date, provided they are accompanied
by an adult. We do not accept children under eight on our tours because
we have found that they are too young to enjoy these vacations.
planning your annual vacation, or the vacation of a lifetime. Either
you don't want to think about canceling or interrupting your trip. Or
sick. Or losing your luggage.
We know these
things happen and we provide travelers peace of mind with a Travel
Up to $1,000 $79 for Tours Up to $1,000 $79
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Protection - Part ATrip
and Interruption Protection up to $10,000
cancel or interrupt your Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury,
sickness, death — your own, or that of a Traveling Companion, or of a
of the Immediate Family — or for Other Covered Events as defined, you
the case of your death, your estate) will be reimbursed up to $10,000:
1) for cancellation charges imposed by Cosmos and/or by any airline
provided direct flight connections to join your Cosmos travel package,
if you cancel prior to departure; or, 2) the unused, non-refundable
portion of your Cosmos travel package costs and the additional
charges paid to return home or to rejoin your original Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of economy one-way airfare by scheduled carrier,
the point of destination to the point of origin shown on your original
travel tickets) if you must interrupt your trip after departure.
and Missed Connection Coverage up to $1,000
miss a scheduled flight or your land tour departure because of delay or
a public conveyance due to inclement weather, mechanical breakdown, or
strike that affects public transportation, you will be reimbursed up to
$1,000 for the cost of the extra fare paid to join your Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of the most economical air or service transport
Airline-required legal minimum connection times must be observed and
scheduled time between arrival at the tour departure city and the land
tour departure must be four hours or longer.
up to $1,000
Traveling Companion cancel or interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to
a covered injury, sickness, death or for Other Covered Events, you will
be reimbursed up to $1,000 for Cosmos charges to change your hotel
for twin to single occupancy (or from triple to twin).
Protection up to $1,000
interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury or sickness
by you or a Traveling Companion, you will be reimbursed up to $1,000
accommodations and meals. Coverage begins 12 hours after the tour
the location where you are detained. There is a maximum limit of $100
Benefits - Part B Baggage and
Travel Documents up to $2,500
lost, stolen or broken on your trip. Includes borrowed or rented
Restrictions may apply; please refer to your coverage certificate.
up to $250
purchase of essential items if your bags are delayed for more than 24
Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
up to $1,000
dental expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Medical Transportation up to $15,000
and transportation expenses as directed by a doctor to the nearest
medical facility or home.
Death and Dismemberment up to $25,000
accidental death or dismemberment 24 hours a day while you are on your
up to $15,000
and necessary services for transportation of the insured's remains to
or her place of residence.
up to $100,000
accidents that occur when traveling on a regularly scheduled flight or
for your peace of mind anywhere in the world!
of funds to cover emergency medical expenses on your trip.
interpretation in major languages.
with replacement of travel documents.
Help in locating
local doctors, dentists, or medical facilities
Assistance New Feature!
— 24-hour hotline to make emergency travel changes, such as rebooking
hotel reservations, tracking lost luggage and more!
— relay of e-mail or phone message to family, friends or business
Advice — around-the-clock access to passport, visa, inoculation and
requirements; travel advisories; embassy and consulate contacts; travel
health advisories; weather and currency information — all for your
Cash Transfer — assistance in coordinating an emergency cash advance.
Pre-existing Medical Conditions
medical conditions exclusion is waived if insurance is purchased within
24 hours of initial trip deposit.
apply. Please refer to your Certificate of Insurance for complete
For those who
have selected the Travel Protection Plan on their booking, we will
the option to purchase our Travel Protection Plus Plan, at an
cost of only $20.00* per person. Once this coverage has been selected,
Globus and Cosmos will allow you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours
(or the prior business day, whichever is farther out) before the
departure for any reason.
If the reason
for the cancellation is covered under the normal Travel Protection Plan
provisions, the passenger should file a claim with the plan's
Travel Guard 1-866-729-5220, for the penalty retained. In the event the
reason for the cancellation is not covered, the cancellation penalty as
retained by Globus or Cosmos will be reimbursed in the form of Travel
(less the Travel Protection Plan premium and the Plus supplement). The
certificates are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be valid for
one year from the date of the originally confirmed departure date.
Travel Protection Plan premium and the $20.00* supplement for the Plus
Plan are non-refundable. This supplement must be added and confirmed on
the booking within the original deposit period of the booking. The
Protection Plus Plan does not cover penalties associated with air not
through Globus and Cosmos or cancellation made within 24 hours (or the
prior business day, whichever is farther out).
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