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Grand Alaska
10-day/9-night Escorted Family Vacation: Round-trip Anchorage, Alaska

Much about the 49th state is outsized, from Mount McKinley to Worthington Glacier. Even the wildlife seems larger. Surrounded by such enormity, you can't help but marvel at the Last Frontier. Put it all in perspective as you're whisked to all of Alaska's corners by land, sea and rail on this wilderness adventure that includes two days each in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali National Park, and a glacier cruise on Prince William Sound.

From $1,695* per adult; $1,205* per child (11 & under)
Departs May 14, 21; June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; August 13; September 3, 10, 2010

AAA Member Benefit: AAA Sojourns embossed leather photo album/scrapbook. (1 per person)

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No place in the Lower 48 states can match the rugged beauty and spirit of adventure you'll find in incredible Alaska. The landscape and its inhabitants are super-sized here, whether you're talking about the bulky brown bears or towering bull moose observed during your Tundra Wilderness Tour inside Denali National Park.

You'll get a good sense of what makes Alaska so unique by visiting some of the state's most popular attractions. Start in Anchorage with its beautiful native crafts and summer “midnight sun,” and Fairbanks, rich with gold rush history. Take in the landscapes and wildlife of Denali National Park, home to majestic Mt. McKinley. Cruise past enormous glaciers in Prince William Sound while you keep your eyes open for orcas, seals and puffins.

Surrounded by such enormity, you can't help but marvel at the Last Frontier. Put it all in perspective as you're whisked to all of Alaska's corners by land, sea and rail on this wilderness adventure.

Price includes:

• 9 nights accommodations; 3 nights in Anchorage, and 2 nights each in Valdez, Fairbanks and Denali National Park
• 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
• Motorcoach transportation throughout tour
• Prince William Sound Glacier & Wildlife Cruise
• Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
• Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler
• Rail trip aboard Alaska Railroad
• Visits to: Valdez Museum, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center

Limitations and Restrictions:
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Child rate based on sharing a room with two adults. Single supplement may apply. Unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement and vary by provider. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member benefit is per person and applies to first and second traveler only. Member benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or cancelled subject to the travel providers policies. Black out dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of publication, but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance.

Day 1 – Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle to the hotel.
Accommodation: Local Anchorage hotel - 1 night

Day 2 – Valdez, Alaska
Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska's Little Switzerland.
Accommodation: Local Valdez hotel - 2 nights

Day 3 – Prince William Sound & Columbia Glacier
This morning, enjoy an exploration of this port community with included entrance to the Valdez Museum. Board a glacier & wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise.

Day 4 - Fairbanks
Journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks, better known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S.
Accommodation: Local Fairbanks hotel - 2 nights

Day 5 - Fairbanks
Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Travel back to the time when traditional riverboats plied the waterways of Alaska's interior during the late 1800's. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake.

Day 6 – Denali National Park
Travel south to Denali National Park, and enjoy an afternoon exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing Mt. McKinley, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River, or a visit to the award-winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King. Tonight, partake in an optional Denali Dinner Theater.
Accommodation: Lodge within Denali Park - 2 nights

Day 7 – Tundra Wilderness Tour
Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. This six- to eight-hour narrated journey provides insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region.
Note: Early May and September tours are five hours due to road conditions.

Day 8 – Alaska Railroad to Anchorage
The morning is at leisure. This afternoon, board the world famous Alaska Railroad for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River.
Accommodation: Local Anchorage hotel - 2 nights

Day 9 – Anchorage
Enjoy a brief city tour of Anchorage which includes the historic downtown district. Then visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal and share tales from the road with your traveling companions.
Note: You can choose to depart for home after the city tour and receive a price reduction from main tour price.

Day 10 - Depart Anchorage
Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy transfer to the airport.

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