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Alaska Travel Guide


For certain types of travelers, package tours in Alaska can eliminate some of the guesswork and logistics-induced headaches that often accompany a self-planned tour. For others, the grandeur of the 49th state begs to be explored without such a fixed itinerary. The choice, dear Alaska traveler, is yours.

Several cruise lines—including Holland America, Royal Caribbean International, and Princess Cruises —offer "cruisetours" that combine the comforts of cruise-ship travel with inland forays to luxury lodges. A host of smaller tour companies offer package tours as well. Standouts include Alaska Tours, which offers tours in almost every corner of the state; and Alaska Railroad Scenic Rail Tours, which operates a variety of train-based tours between the state's iconic destinations, including Seward, Denali, and Kenai Fjords. In addition, chances are good that there's a tour operation with itineraries to match your needs and interests, whatever those may be.


United States Tour Operators Association (212/599–6599.

Recommended Companies

Alaska Airlines Vacations (800/468–2248.

Alaska Bound (231/439–3000 or 888/252–7527.

Alaska Tour & Travel (907/245–0200 or 800/208–0200.

Alaska Tours (907/277–3000 or 866/317–3325.

Alaska Wildland Adventures (907/783–2928 or 800/334–8730.

Gray Line Alaska (907/277–5581 or 888/425–1737.

Holland America Line (877/932–4259.

Knightly Tours (206/938–8567 or 800/426–2123.

Princess Cruises (800/774–6237.

Royal Caribbean International (866/562-7625.

John Hall's Alaska Cruises & Tours (800/325–2270.

Premier Alaska Tours (888/486–8725.

Salmon Berry Tours (907/278–3572 or 888/878–3572.

Special-Interest Tours



Alaska Wildland Adventures (907/783–2928 or 800/334–8730.

Learning Vacations


National Audubon Society (212/979–3000; 800/274–4201; 907/276–7034 Audubon Alaska.

Natural Habitat Adventures (303/449–3711 or 800/543–8917.

Nature Expeditions International (800/869–0639 or 954/693–8852.

Naturequest (800/369–3033.

Sierra Club (415/977–5522.

Smithsonian Journeys (877/338–8687.

Native Tours


Alexander's River Adventure (907/474–3924.

Cape Fox Tours (907/225–4846.

Northern Alaska Tour Company (907/474–8600 or 800/474–1986.

Sitka Tribal Tours (907/747–7290 or 888/270–8687.

Natural History Tours


Camp Denali (907/683–1568.

Great Alaska International Adventure Vacations (800/544–2261.

Hallo Bay Bear Camp (907/235–2237 or 888/535–2237.

Photography Tours


Alaska Photography Tours (907/781–2208 or 888/440–2281.

Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris (206/463–5383.

Jividen's Naturally Wild Photo Adventures (740/774–6243.

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