Featuring small group travel with unique winter attractions

*A small group experience – limited to 20 people
*View the Aurora Borealis in the dark skies outside of Fairbanks
*Tour of the BP Ice Art Championship sculptures
*Travel on the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Healy
*Dogsled at the Dallas Seavey Kennel, winner of several Iditarod Races
*Winter cruise on Prince William Sound
*See all the big land mammals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Prices based on roundtrip airfare of $600 per person – Subject to change.

Please Note: You must be prepared for cold weather from 0 to 40 degrees. Boots and jackets may be rented (extra cost) if you do not own them. More information will be provided in advance of the tour.

  • Day 1

    Fly to Anchorage and begin the tour with lunch and then a scenic drive down the Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic byways in America! This all-American Road will be a highlight today as we travel between the ocean and the towering Chugach Mountains before checking into our overnight accommodations. The Alyeska Resort is a beautiful property; amenities include several restaurants, a sundry and gift shop, mountain sports store (for winter gear), a fitness center, spa and an indoor saltwater pool & whirlpool. It also has an aerial tram with a fine dining restaurant at the top of the mountain. Alyeska Resort – 2 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    Explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a 200-acre rescue and rehabilitation center for Alaskan wildlife. Meet moose, wood bison, a musk ox herd, caribou herd, and other Alaskan animals that call the Portage Glacier Valley home. The afternoon take a cruise on Prince William Sound’s Blackstone Bay. The journey takes us close to shore admiring the sheer cliff walls and tumbling waterfalls en route to two tidewater glaciers, Beloit and Blackstone. The rest of the day will be spent exploring a kittiwake rookery and finding bald eagle nests. We’ll cruise into nooks to examine waterfalls and find a nice beach on which to step ashore to experience the natural geology of this glacial carved fjord. (FB,L)

  • Day 3

    Visit the homestead of Dallas Seavey, the Iditarod Champion, to learn what it takes to train and race in the Last Great Race. Tour the kennel and go for a wilderness ride on a real dog sled with Iditarod Champion sled dogs! Lunch will be served at the kennel before we travel to the town of Talkeetna, a quaint “mountain climbing” town, featured on several TV shows for good food and fun personalities. Enjoy a hosted dinner and the Star Lady Aurora presentation this evening. The Star Lady will share with you her knowledge of constellations, aurora activity, and the Alaskan night sky. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge – 2 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Today wake up and look out your window and hopefully view the majestic Alaska range and North America’s highest mountain Denali! Tour the town of Talkeetna and an optional (extra cost) flightseeing tour. (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Breakfast at the famous Talkeetna Roadhouse is included this morning before your journey on the Alaskan Railroad. As you travel, keep an eye out for Mt. Denali and various animals that may be spotted along the tracks. Depart the train near Denali National Park and continue by bus to Fairbanks. After checking into your hotel, enjoy a hosted dinner followed by aurora viewing this evening. The remote location will allow us to get away from the city lights of Fairbanks to enjoy the aurora and photograph this spectacular show! NOTE: The aurora is weather and solar flare dependent – it takes clear skies and active solar activity combined to make for a great viewing experience. Pikes Waterfront Lodge – 2 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Enjoy a guided city tour of Fairbanks to include a stop at the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a visit to the Museum of the North. Get ready to be amazed at the BP World Ice Art Championships; single and multi blocks of ice are sculpted into exquisite master pieces. The detail will astound you! Dinner is hosted before heading back to the Ice Park to see the sculptures all lit up! (B,D)

  • Day 7

    You will not soon forget the magic you experienced in the Great North. It is time to take our photos and memories back home to share with your families. (B)

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38th Annual SLV Anniversary Tour – Portland Roses and Oregon’s Coast

Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade

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A Coos Bay Christmas

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

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A Magical Mystery Tour

Have you ever wondered about taking a mystery trip but didn’t want to commit to a multi-day vacation? This is a great first-time mystery daytrip. We can’t give you too many clues so we’ll just say that a magical luncheon is included along with a matinee performance that is sure to leave you mystified and laughing.

7 Days · 14 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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