ALASKA INSIDE PASSAGE

 

Be at one with nature as you cruise the Inside Passage, surrounded by some of the most dramatic and wildlife-rich scenery on Earth – a cruise that is a perfect combination of natural and cultural history. Snow-crowned mountains, glacier-carved fjords, and lush green rainforests contribute to the feeling of being both uplifted and humbled by larger-than-life wilderness as far as the eye can see. There is always the possibility for wildlife spotting – humpback whales, eagles, orcas, harbour seals – and perhaps puffins, sea otters, the ever-elusive bears or the ever-moving salmon. Life under the sea reigns supreme while on the sea, fjords strewn with glacier chunks appear in shades of blue and white.

 

Cruise through Alaska’s legendary Inside Passage aboard Silversea’s Silver Muse, surrounded by some of the most dramatic and wildlife-rich scenery on Earth; a perfect combination of natural and cultural history…

Experience an all-included shore excursions feature choices to personalize your cruise and explore Alaska your way, including opportunities to get close to Alaska’s wildlife by land and sea such as a unique wildlife safari, a visit to a sled dog camp and a trip aboard a very special railroad

VALUE INCLUDES:

  • All-included – private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $1,209
  • Two of the more unique shore excursions are a “Dungeness Crab” experience where you learn about, and pull up, the Dungeness crabs (with a little help from volunteers) – and a kayaking adventure to observe wildlife in natural surroundings
  • On a special sea otter and wildlife cruise from Sitka, look for sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoises, harbor seals, brown bears, blacktail deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds from the boat’s expansive topside observation deck
  • Spend one night at a premier hotel in the heart of Vancouver with city sightseeing – and one night in Anchorage including an excursion introducing you to Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Your Tour Director, along with local experts, leads excursions ashore – and onboard ship, shares insights and provides commentary on the sights along the Inside Passage.All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local experts, naturalists and drivers
  • A 7-night cruise aboard SilverMuse 
  • Hotel stays in Anchorage and Vancouver including guided city sightseeing
  • Aboard ship, select wines, premium spirits, and soft drinks are available throughout the day
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 25 meals on land and sea, cruise fare, port charges, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Anchorage Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Captain Cook. A transfer is included from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Hotel Captain Cook. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Hotel: The Hotel Captain Cook

DAY 2:  Kenai Fjords National Park / Embark Silver Shadow

Sightseeing in Anchorage this morning includes an opportunity to visit Kenai Fjords National Park and its glacial wonderland. Later today you’ll embark Silver Shadow for the start of your 7-night cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY  3: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

You’ll spend the day cruising to the spectacular site known as Hubbard Glacier – the largest glacier in North America. Set in Wrangall-St. Elias National Park, the massive glacier is dramatic, mesmerizing and historic.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 4: Juneau and a choice of sightseeing

The city of Juneau is the capital of Alaska, surrounded by an extraordinary backdrop of valleys cut from glaciers and snow-capped mountains, blanketed with lush forests. You’ll have a choice of sightseeing today that enables you to explore by land or sea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 5:  Skagway, a railway, and sled dogs

Arrive in the historic gold-rush era town of Skagway for a choice of excursions including an antique streetcar tour and a round-trip excursion by vintage train to White Pass Summit; a visit to the village where mushers train their dogs for dogsled races*; and a Glacier Point Wilderness Safari* with a boat ride, canoeing and a hike.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 6: Sitka, rich in natural beauty and cultural treasures

Upon arrival in Sitka you’ll have an opportunity to meet the locals, four-footed, finned and feathered, on a unique sea otter and wildlife cruise with an onboard naturalist that views wildlife up close in their natural habitat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 7: A day in and around Ketchikan

Shore excursion choices today include a drive to Saxman Native Village to experience the rich living culture and traditions of the Tlingit people, from storytelling and dances to totem pole carving; an opportunity to discover more about the famed Dungeness crabs and “pull them up” (with help from volunteers); and a kayaking adventure*.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 8: British Columbia Coastal Cruising

Spend a full day at sea aboard Silver Shadow cruising the coastal landscapes of British Columbia en route to Vancouver, watching for whales, dolphins, and sea lions in the water and enjoying the many amenities aboard Silver Shadow; your Tauck Director shares insights and commentary at a presentation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow

DAY 9: See the sights of Vancouver

Disembark in Vancouver, your final port, for a day of sightseeing that includes Stanley Park, a 1,000 acre urban rainforest almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay; historic Gastown; the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver; and the Kitsilano Neighbourhood. Join us tonight for a farewell reception and dinner at your acclaimed hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

DAY 10: Journey Home

Tour ends: Vancouver. A transfer from the Fairmont Waterfront to Vancouver International Airport is included. Allow at least 3 hours for check-in at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 

At the time of booking, please have the following information ready for all members of your party:

  • Tour Name and Departure Date
  • Traveler’s Name: First and last names as they appear on your passport 
  • Passport copy – First page
  • Traveler’s Address
  • Email Address
  • Traveler’s Phone Number 
  • Emergency Contact Information: Please provide the name and phone number of a relative or friend (not travelling with you) whom we could contact during the tour in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Purchasing a travel protection plan (US and Canada)

Call to find out more about the initial deposit requirements and cancellation policy. 

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