The Russian “discovery” of Alaska in 1741 brought this very large land mass to the attention of the world, but certainly...
A State with more mountains than buildings, more wildlife than people and more glaciers than stop signs, Alaska really is amazingly different, with the tallest mountains, the largest area of national parks and the longest stretch of coastline in the USA. Alaska is a place of sheer magnificence.
The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… getting to know a bonafide Mountie as he shares the secrets of life on ‘The Force'. And enjoying local produce and the estate's best wine, as you get to know chef Desiree Perrin at the Church and State Winery.
A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.You’ll enjoy Insider moments like... seeing Alaskan traditions in action, from authentic birch bowls being carved in a Fairbanks workshop to Ulu knives being crafted in a factory in Anchorage, where you learn the manufacturing process and hear how this carved tool was developed by the Inuits for their use in the wild. It’s also spending time with locals, like the expert we introduce you to in Fairbanks; looking after the sled dogs at the kennels of the late Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher, they share stories and insights about the tradition.
This is an exhilarating experience in the Canadian Rockies - this journey takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies through spectacular Mountain scenery.It's Insider moments like… exploring the Columbia Icefield aboard an Ice Explorer with an expert, who'll explain the effects of climate change and its impact as you take your first steps onto the jaw-dropping Athabasca Glacier.