Klondike Cruises 2018

The Sourdough - In the Yukon the term "Sourdough" refers to a person who has survived a winter in the Yukon Territory!  We named this cruise package the Sourdough because after you take this trip you will have truly experienced the best of the Yukon - everything except the cold!  (which is another excellent trip to take).  This package will show you how Yukoners live and work, how the wilderness touches your soul and how history created the land we call home. 

Package starts at $3,198 per person - is 11 full days and 10 nights.  Includes a 3 day cruise on Holland America, Whitepass Yukon Route Railroad train ticket, 3 nights in Whitehorse, the Capital of the Yukon, two full day of excursions included there, flight to Dawson City with 3 nights and 3 exciting excursions included - then a flight back to Vancouver on Air North, Yukon's Airline.  Plus a free gift bag and trip cancellation insurance.   

Remember - with nearly 24 hours of daylight - travelling in the Land of the Midnight Sun gives you lots of time for so many activities.  

2018 Sailing Dates Available: June 23, June 30, July 14, July 21, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25 ONLY

 

The Sourdough

11 days/10 nights

Description

Day One

Depart from Vancouver British Columbia

~   Easy to get to with direct flights from many cities.  Or easy Amtrak train from Seattle.

 Board the Holland America Cruise line Volendam by 1:00 pm

 Located at Canada Place, downtown Vancouver, BC

 

 ~  Sail from Vancouver, glide under the Lion's Gate Bridge, and enter the scenic wonders of the Inside Passage.

All standard cruise fare and activities are included.

Extras available: 

~ Unlimited Beverage Package

 ~ Unlimited Internet (on board)

Day Two

Scenic Cruising At Sea – Inside Passage
~  Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance

 Just relax and enjoy the view and the ship experience today.

 


 ~ Enjoy all the benefits of this beautiful ship.

~Meals at many restaurants,  room service and on-board entertainment is included

 Day Three

 Explore Juneau Alaska

Arrives Juneau: 1:00 pm
Departs Juneau: 10:00 pm


But please book through us, so the excursion is linked to your itinerary

 ~ Enjoy the afternoon exploring Alaska’s capital.

OR Speak with an agent to purchase a shore excursion (26 to choose from)


 Such as:

~ Halibut Fishing, Whale Watching, Glacier Tours

~ Helicopter/Dog Sledding


~ City Tour,

~ Salmon Bakes,

~ Gold Panning

~ Float Trips/Canoe/Kayaking

Day Four

 Arrive Skagway Alaska

Ship Arrives Skagway: 7:00 am

 

~Explore this quaint Gold Rush era town – visit the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park – it’s free. 

 Excursions Can Be Added - Such as: 

~ ATV, Hummer, Float Plane tours

~ Salmon Bake and Gold Panning

~ Dog Sledding

~ Helicopter/Glacier/Dog sledding

~ The Yukon Suspension Bridge

Day Five

Then Travel by Scenic Train to Whitehorse Yukon

~ Stay for 3 nights

Train Departs at 12:10
Arrives in Whitehorse at 5:15pm

 

~ This National Historic Site includes many buildings, museums, walking tours and activities including: 

The Visitor Center

Soapy Smiths Parlor

The Moore house

Mascot Saloon

~ Board the scenic Whitepass and Yukon Route Railroad into Canada.  A motorcoach will meet you to complete the journey to Whitehorse, the Capital of the Yukon.

  Day Six

Includes a day at a real Yukon Dog Sled Kennel

Tour Muktuk Adventures Kennels

Van departs hotel at 4:00 pm

You have all morning to explore an shop Whitehorse!

~ Meet, pet, and love every single one of our friendly Alaskan Huskies.

~ Taste of Yukon Dinner featuring salmon appetizers, elk, bison, arctic char, sides, salad and of course dessert.

  Day Seven

Includes the Nature Tours of the Yukon full day Combo Package

Departs the hotel at 9:30 am

Arrives back at 6:00 pm

 


 ~ The City Tour will take you to the Log Skyscraper, Old Log Church, Miles Canyon view point, Fish Ladder and an interpretive tour of the Parks Canada SS Klondike National Historical Site.

~ In the afternoon, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the Takhini Hot Springs. View and photograph Yukon wildlife. (Woodland caribou, elk, mountain goats, moose, mule deer, musk oxen, wood bison, Dall's sheep, stone sheep, lynx, red foxes and arctic foxes.)

~ Then  the Hot Springs, where you can enjoy the hot waters and relax a little !

Day 
Eight

Head further North – to the heart of the Klondike Gold fields – Dawson City!

Air North flight departs: 9:00 am

Arrives Dawson City: 10:10 am

 

 

~ Lot of time to explore Dawson City with a Parks Canada Pass (included)

~ Parks Canada walking tour, SS. Keno tour, Robert Service Cabin, Commissions Residence

Or for small extra fees:

~ Parks Canada Escape Room (fees extra)

~ DÄNOJÀ ZHO Cultural Centre

~ Dawson City Museum

Evening tour to the top of the Dome 7pm or 8:30pm

Day 
Nine

Off to find some Gold! 

See how it done today – as seen on Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” TV show

Departs: 1:15 pm

Returns: around 5:30ish

 

~visit Parks Canada's Dredge #4

And a working gold mine 

~In the evenings in Dawson – don’t miss the shows and gamble at an 1898 style gambling hall – the famous Diamond Tooth Gerties

~ And try a Sourtoe (yes toe) cocktail at the Downtown Hotel

Day 
Ten

The amazing Tombstone Territory Park

Now you will really know what true wilderness is!

Departs: 9:30 am

Returns: 5:00 pm

~ Bring the camera – wildlife in it’s true habitat.  You never know what you might see – fox, bear, caribou…

~ Lunch included.

Day 
Eleven

 Depart on Air North, Yukon’s Airline, back to Vancouver

 Flight departs at 1:15 pm

 Arrives Vancouver at 7:15 pm

 ~ You will have time during the Whitehorse layover to visit the Yukon Transportation Museum (ticket included) before you catch your flight.~

 

Trip Includes Cancellation Insurance - If you have to cancel, just call us - it's refundable (restrictions apply)

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$3,198.00 (U.S.)
Plus: $162 Port fees and taxes - Per Person based on Double Occupancy