Land & Sea Tours in Denali National Park

Land & Sea Tours in Denali National Park
Denali National Park, located in the interior of Alaska north of Anchorage, is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. The 9,492-square mile park is also noted for its wildlife viewing, particularly of grizzly and black bears, caribou and Dall sheep. The park also offers hiking, backpacking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and dog-mushing. While you can see Alaska by just taking a cruise through the Inland Passage, you are missing the heart of this wilderness state if you don't visit Denali.

Holland America's Great Land Wilderness Cruise Tour

Holland America's 10- to 13-day Great Land Wilderness Tours combine a three- or four-day Inside Passage cruise with a land tour. Cruise ports include Alaska's capital, Juneau, as well as Skagway, the base for many 1890s gold miners, and Ketchikan, known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." The highlight of the land portion of the tour is a visit to Denali Park with an overnight stay and wildlife viewing from the company's domed rail car.

Holland America's Glacier Discovery Tour

Holland America's Glacier Discovery tours combine a seven-day Glacier Bay cruise with a four- to 13-day land tour. The highlight of the cruise is a day spent cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. Other stops include Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway. The land portion of the tour include a two-night stop at Denali Park as well as stops in Dawson City and Whitehorse, both base cities in the Yukon gold rush days.

Princess Cruises' Classic Alaska

Princess Cruises' Classic Alaska cruisetours combine a three-, four- or seven-night cruise with inland Alaska tours with stops at Fairbanks, Denali Park and Anchorage. Highlights of the tours include a train ride on Princess' domed rail cars and a stay at the Princess Lodge in Denali Park.

Princess Cruises' Direct to the Wilderness

These 10- to 14-day tours combine a seven-day Glacier Bay cruise with a three- to seven-day land tour. These tours are unique in that passengers are taken directly from the ship in Anchorage to Denali Park (without a stay in Anchorage) for up to a four-day stay at one of Princess' lodges there.

Article Written By Sandy Mitchell

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

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