15 Day Alaska
We are departing on a wonderful and memorable journey so let us be on our way and discover this Great Land from the waters of the Inside Passage to the wide open interior. We arrive in Anchorage in the early evening and check into our hotel for the next three nights. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains along the coast of Cook Inlet in Southcentral Alaska. You can see the Chugach, Kenai, Talkeetna, Tordrillo, Aleutian and Alaska mountain ranges from Anchorage.
We board the Fjord Express and head south through Lynn Canal, the continent’s longest and deepest glacial fjord. Lynn Canal stretches over 100 miles long and is over 2000 feet deep. Marine life abounds in these waters, and a fully-narrated wildlife cruise will highlight our morning voyage. You’ll see hanging glaciers, nesting bald eagles, harbor seals, and humpback or killer whales. Upon arrival at Auke Bay, board a motorcoach for a transfer to downtown Juneau. Along the way, we’ll see the city’s highlights, includ- ing the state capitol building and the governor’s mansion. The bus drops off at Marine Park on the waterfront, with easy access to restaurants and shopping. You’ll have approximately three hours of “free” time to explore downtown before re-boarding the bus for spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. At the glacier, spend an hour walking the trails, taking photos and checking out the US Forest Service visitor center before the bus returns you to Auke Bay for the evening cruise back to Skagway for our last night.