Silversea Expedition Cruises To NOME (Alaska)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Nome (Alaska)

Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850's an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote "? Name" next to the point. View more

When the map was recopied, another draftsman thought that the “?” was a C and that the “a” in "Name" was an o, and thus a map-maker in the British Admiralty christened "Cape Nome." The area has an amazing history dating back 10,000 years of Inupiaq Eskimo use for subsistence living. Modern history started in 1898 when "Three Lucky Swedes”, Jafet Lindberg, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, discovered gold in Anvil Creek…the rush was on! In 1899 the population of Nome swelled from a handful to 28,000. Today the population is just over 3,500. Much of Nome's gold rush architecture remains.

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KANGERLUSSUAQ To NOME (Alaska)
  • Departure
    Aug 24 2021
  • Duration
    24 Days
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    Silver Cloud
From US$ 40,140
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NOME (Alaska) To VANCOUVER
  • Departure
    Sep 17 2021
  • Duration
    14 Days
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    Silver Cloud
From US$ 11,340
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Land programmes in NOME (Alaska)

4NT PRE-CRUISE: DENALI - SUMMIT OF NORTH AMERICA

Enjoy a train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park, a six million acre wildlife refuge surrounding Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife including bears, caribou, Dall sheep, gray wolves and moose. Your full day fully narrated Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali National Park ventures deep into the park in search of wildlife. On your way back to Anchorage, stop for an exclusive experience at the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser to learn about the Last Great Race and the wonderful champion dogs he raises and trains for mushing.


Note: Guests should fly into Anchorage to begin this program. Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE ANCHORAGE

On arrival at Anchorage International Airport you are met by our local Silversea Cruises representative and transferred to the Captain Cook Hotel. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the morning or early afternoon, please be aware that the hotel's official check-in time is 3:00 p.m. You might wish to consider reserving an additional night to insure immediate occupancy upon arrival.


Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, and sporting events - a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel


DAY 2 - ANCHORAGE / DENALI

After breakfast at the hotel this morning board your deluxe motorcoach for the drive to Talkeetna. Once there you will board the Deluxe Dome Railcar Service for the scenic ride to Denali National Park.


The highlight of today will be passing 300+ feet over Hurricane Gulch. Seating is under windows that extend 180 degrees around you, so you'll be able to thrill at the majesty of this and other sites along the way. There is even an open-air platform if you'd like to step outside and stretch your legs a bit.


Lunch will be served in the dining salon at mid-day. You will be amazed at the variety of items the chefs can prepare - from delicious hot and cold Alaskan specialties to authentic reindeer chili!


The train is scheduled to arrive in Denali at the end of the afternoon. Transfer to check-in to your hotel. Enjoy a reception with a mountain climber speaker. Afterwards you may wish to take advantage of the extended sunlight and enjoy an evening stroll through town. Dinner tonight is on your own.


Overnight at the Grand Denali Lodge at Denali National Park


DAY 3 - DENALI

Enjoy a hearty Alaskan-style breakfast at the hotel early this morning before heading out deep into the National Park. As you join with other travelers from around the world on the fully-guided Tundra Wilderness Tour, you'll get an ongoing informational talk from your driver/guide, along with wildlife spotting and spectacular scenery. If the weather cooperates, you may even see the majestic summit of Mount Denali. A box lunch is included.


Watch for moose between headquarters and Savage Campground and look for caribou anywhere above tree line. If you're lucky, Mount McKinley may make its first appearance around Mile 9. As you ride over high mountain passes you'll want to keep an eye out for Dall sheep or bears on the mountainsides.


The highest point of the drive -literally and figuratively-is at Polychrome Pass. There, the Plains of Murie extend to the Alaska Range on the horizon. Just a bit further on is the Toklat River and Toklat Bridge. Your tour crosses over the infamous Polychrome Pass. There, you'll have a superb photo opportunity of Mount Denali - assuming the weather cooperates.


Return back to the hotel, the balance of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.


Overnight at the Grand Denali Lodge at Denali National Park


DAY 4 - DENALI / GIRDWOOD

After an early breakfast this morning, depart Denali for the full-day scenic motor coach journey to Girdwood. Box lunch is included.


Portions of your journey today parallel the rail line that you enjoyed only two days ago. The George Parks Highway passes through vast expanses of virgin land where moose, fox, wolves and brown bears reign supreme.


Stop en-route at Martin Buser's home for an exclusive visit, where the four-time Iditarod Champion will regale you with tales of the Last Great Race and the wonderful champion dogs he raises and trains for mushing.

Martin became fascinated with sled dogs while still a teen. He came to Alaska in 1979 to enhance his knowledge of care and training of sled dogs. He began working and training with long-time Alaskan mushers Earl and Natalie Norris and ran his first Iditarod in 1980.


Continue on to the Hotel Alyeska located near the charming village of Girdwood. Breathe in the fresh, clean air and maybe catch a glimpse of local wildlife in a walk around the expansive property. Dinner is on your own.


Overnight at the Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, AK


DAY 5 - ALYESKA / SEWARD / EMARKATION

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Don't miss the opportunity to take the Aerial Tram for a view from the mountainside. An early lunch (on your own account) is recommended. Just after noon, board your motorcoach for the scenic 3-hour ride down to Seward. The staff and crew of your Silversea ship are looking forward to welcoming you aboard.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

Alaska offers 5-star scenery; the accommodations are somewhat less. The Grande Denali Lodge offers comfortable, but simple, rooms and is only open during the summer months; likewise, the Captain Cook Hotel operates at its peak capacity at this time of the year and is staffed with seasonal personnel. Lapses in service do occur. The Tundra Wilderness Tour included on Day 3 is an exclusive concession of local native Alaskan residents. In order to minimize the impact of visitors on the eco-system, this tour may consolidate the members of the Silversea group with other travelers.


INQUIRE ABOUT UPGRADING TO THE DENALI BY AIR PROGRAM:

Denali Park is the Crown Jewel of the North with unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Unless you set off on a month long climbing expedition in Denali Park there is no other way to experience the amazing landscapes that are hidden from the view from the Denali Park road or Highway. Views from the train or bus can be awe inspiring but these sights only scratch the surface of what one can see from the air.

More glaciers than one can count, most over 20 miles in length, towering granite walls, snow and ice covered peaks for as far as the eye can see are just a few of the attractions you will see on a typical flight.


Please note, this upgrade option is only available for reservations made more than 90 days prior to cruise departure.


Please Note:

Sailings to/from Nome: Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Anchorage Airport to Nome Airport on the day of embarkation.


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • One night at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Two nights at the Grande Denali Lodge or similar in Denali National Park, Alaska
  • One night at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska
  • Alaska Railroad - Deluxe Dome Railcar Service from Talkeetna to Denali
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (except within Denali National Park)
  • Full day Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park.
  • Transfer/Sightseeing transfer between Denali and Anchorage
  • Visit to home of Martin Buser's - four time Iditarod Champion
  • Motorcoach transfer between Girdwood & Seward
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation


Luggage Information:

You may bring your entire luggage with you during this trip. Provisions will be made to transport luggage directly to the ship if you would prefer to leave several of the largest pieces at the hotel in Anchorage.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests; however, there may be sites where uneven ground makes certain location unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season - June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.


Please Note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

2NT POST-CRUISE: FLIGHT TO BEAR COUNTRY

Head for a prime grizzly habitat on a fifty-minute float plane ride, with scenic views of Cook Inlet along the way. Aboard a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head for an area where bears are known to fish, for a close up (but respectful view) of these magnificent creatures.


Please note: Guests should fly from Anchorage at the conclusion of this program. Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


IMPORTANT: TO INSURE PROPER WEIGHT AND BALANCE ON YOUR FLIGHTSEEING PLANE, GUESTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR ACCURATE WEIGHT NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CRUISE DEPARTURE.


DAY 1 - DEBARK SEWARD / ANCHORAGE

Debark and bid farewell as you are transferred to Anchorage. Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, the city is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, and sporting events - a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness.


The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage


DAY 2 - ANCHORAGE / LAKE HOOD / FLIGHTSEEING / ANCHORAGE

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a brief tour of Anchorage's highlights. Continue to Lake Hood, home to the largest float-plane base in the world. From the base in Lake Hood you board a Bush Plane board a small bush plane for a spectacular sightseeing flight to rural Alaska. Land in the backcountry where a guide will take you on a short 4-wheel drive ride along the beach while looking for bears in their natural habitat. This could be one of the closest bear viewing experiences of your life time. During your time on land, you will go on two short guided walks to exceptional bear viewing areas.


This afternoon on your return by small bush plane to Lake Hood, a snack lunch bag is provided. Upon arrival, return transfer to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.


Bear Season, dictated by the annual salmon runs, is generally considered to be June through August, peaking in July. As with any wildlife viewing, bear sightings are expected but cannot be guaranteed.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage


DAY 3 - DEPART ANCHORAGE

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some additional time to explore the city. Check out time is 12:00 noon. If your flight is much later this evening, you might consider adding an additional night to your stay in order to hold your room until you depart. The local Silversea representative will arrange your transfer to Anchorage airport for your homeward flight.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. Silversea's local representative will do all possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the order of sites visited is subject to change. Closure of some sites for local or national holiday observances may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two-night stay at the Captain Cook Hotel - Anchorage
  • Two breakfasts and one lunch
  • Flight-seeing tour from Lake Hood
  • Sightseeing as described above
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (where appropriate)

Please Note:

Sailings to/from Nome: Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Nome Airport to Anchorage on the day guests debark from the ship.


Flight Details:

Day 2: Flightseeing

The aircraft used for the flightseeing will be a propeller-driven floatplane. The specific type of aircraft will depend on the overall number of guests participating in this program. Flight durations may vary due to changes in weather or other conditions.


Luggage Information:

Remember to bring warm clothing (layering is highly recommended), sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes, a wind-proof jacket, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your trip. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests who are able to board and disembark a small aircraft without assistance. Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season - June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.


Please Note: There are no 5-star hotel properties in Alaska. The Captain Cook is well located and comfortable, but guests should be aware that during the busy summer months, it is predominantly staffed by seasonal workers. Lapses in service do occur.


Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

2NT PRE-CRUISE: FLIGHT TO BEAR COUNTRY

Head for a prime grizzly habitat on a fifty-minute float plane ride, with scenic views of Cook Inlet along the way. Aboard a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head for an area where bears are known to fish, for a close up (but respectful view) of these magnificent creatures.


Please note: Guests should fly into Anchorage to begin this program. Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


IMPORTANT: TO INSURE PROPER WEIGHT AND BALANCE ON YOUR FLIGHTSEEING PLANE, GUESTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR ACCURATE WEIGHT NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CRUISE DEPARTURE.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE ANCHORAGE

On arrival at Anchorage International Airport you will be met by the local Silversea Cruises representative and taken on a brief orientation tour of Anchorage, before transferring to the Captain Cook Hotel. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the morning or early afternoon, please be aware that the hotel's official check-in time is 3:00 p.m. You might wish to consider reserving an additional night to insure immediate occupancy upon arrival.


Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, and sporting events - a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel


DAY 2 - ANCHORAGE / LAKE HOOD / FLIGHTSEEING / ANCHORAGE

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a brief tour of Anchorage's highlights. Continue to Lake Hood, home to the largest float-plane base in the world. From the base in Lake Hood you board a small Bush Plane for a spectacular sightseeing flight to rural Alaska. Land in the backcountry where a guide will take you on a short 4-wheel drive ride along the beach while looking for bears in their natural habitat. This could be one of the closest bear viewing experiences of your life time. During your time on land, you will go on two short guided walks to exceptional bear viewing areas.


This afternoon on your return by small bush plane to Lake Hood, a snack lunch bag is provided. Upon arrival, return transfer to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.


Bear Season, dictated by the annual salmon runs, is generally considered to be June through August, peaking in July. As with any wildlife viewing, bear sightings are expected but cannot be guaranteed.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel


DAY 3 - ANCHORAGE / SEWARD FOR EMBARKATION

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some additional time to explore the city. Late morning, motorcoach transfer is provided to take you to the pier. The staff and crew are looking forward to welcoming you aboard.


Please Note:

Sailings to/from Nome: Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Anchorage Airport to Nome Airport on the day of embarkation


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two-night stay at the Captain Cook Hotel - Anchorage
  • Two breakfasts and one lunch
  • Flight-seeing tour from Lake Hood
  • Sightseeing as described above
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (where appropriate)

Flight Details:

Day 2: Flightseeing

The aircraft used for the flightseeing will be a propeller-driven floatplane. The specific type of aircraft will depend on the overall number of guests participating in this program. Flight durations may vary due to changes in weather or other conditions.


Luggage Information:

Please be aware that luggage will be stored under the motorcoach as there is limited space inside. Small carry-ons bags should be kept to a minimum.


Remember to bring warm clothing (layering is highly recommended), sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes, a wind-proof jacket, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your trip. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.

Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests who are able to board and disembark a small aircraft without assistance. Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Please Note: There are no 5-star hotel properties in Alaska. The Captain Cook is well located and comfortable, but guests should be aware that during the busy summer months, it is predominantly staffed by seasonal workers. Lapses in service do occur.


Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

4NT POST-CRUISE: DENALI- SUMMIT OF NORTH AMERICA

On your way to Denali, stop for an exclusive experience at the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser to learn about the Last Great Race and the wonderful champion dogs he raises and trains for mushing. Denali National Park is a four million acre wildlife refuge surrounding Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife including bears, caribou, Dall sheep, gray wolves and moose. Your full day fully narrated Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali National Park ventures deep into the park in search of wildlife. Enjoy a train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna.


Note: Guests should schedule flight departures from Anchorage at the end of this program. Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - SEWARD / GIRDWOOD

Debark and bid farewell to the Silver ship as you board your motorcoach heading north to the Hotel Alyeska. Following check-in, the balance of the day (including all meals) is at your leisure. Included in your stay is a ticket to ride the Aerial Tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska for a superb panoramic view of the valley.


Overnight at the Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, AK


DAY 2 - GIRDWOOD / DENALI

After breakfast at the hotel, board the waiting transportation to depart on a full-day scenic motor coach trip to Denali. A boxed lunch will be provided. Stop en-route at Martin Buser's home for an exclusive visit, where the four-time Iditarod Champion will regale you with tales of the Last Great Race and the wonderful champion dogs he raises and trains for mushing. Martin became fascinated with sled dogs while still a teen. He came to Alaska in 1979 to enhance his knowledge of care and training of sled dogs. He began working and training with long-time Alaskan mushers Earl and Natalie Norris and ran his first Iditarod in 1980.


Arriving in Denali in the mid to late afternoon, check-in to your hotel. Enjoy a reception with a mountain climber speaker. Afterwards you may wish to take advantage of the extended sunlight and enjoy an evening stroll through town. Dinner tonight is on your own.


Overnight at the Grand Denali Lodge (or similar) at Denali National Park


DAY 3 - DENALI

Enjoy a hearty Alaskan-style breakfast at the hotel early this morning before heading out deep into the National Park. As you join with other travelers from around the world on the fully-guided Tundra Wilderness Tour you'll get an ongoing informational talk from your driver/guide, along with wildlife spotting and spectacular scenery. A box lunch is included.


Watch for moose between headquarters and Savage Campground and look for caribou anywhere above tree line. If you're lucky, Mount Denali may make its first appearance around Mile 9. You will ride over high mountain passes and will want to keep an eye out for Dall sheep or bears on the mountainsides.


The highest point of the drive -literally and figuratively- is at Polychrome Pass. There, the Plains of Murie extend to the Alaska Range on the horizon. Just a bit further on is the Toklat River and Toklat Bridge. At Mile 62 you'll have a superb photo opportunity of Mount Denali - assuming the weather cooperates.


Return back to the hotel, the balance of the day is at your leisure. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.


Overnight at the Grand Denali Lodge at Denali National Park


DAY 4 - DENALI / ANCHORAGE

After breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours to relax or enjoy one of several optional excursions that will be available.


Late morning, transfer to the rail depot and board the Alaska Railroad (Deluxe Dome Railcar Service) for the scenic ride to Talkeetna. During your thrilling ride through the thick forests and along the edges of steep valleys, you may catch a glimpse of native wildlife from the comfort of your glass-domed rail car. Along the way cross Hurricane Gulch, perched more than 300 feet (91 metres) above the river below

The highlight of today will be passing 300+ feet over Hurricane Gulch. Seating is under windows that extend 180 degrees around you, so you'll be able to thrill at the majesty of this and other sites along the way. There is even an open-air platform if you'd like to step outside and stretch your legs a bit.


Lunch will be served in the dining salon at mid-day. You will be amazed at the variety of items the chefs can prepare - from delicious hot and cold Alaskan specialties to authentic reindeer chili!


At Talkeetna disembark the train and take this opportunity to stretch your legs a bit. Board a motorcoach for the last leg of your journey to Anchorage and the Captain Cook Hotel. Dinner this evening is on your own.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel


DAY 5 - ANCHORAGE / HOMEWARD

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning and some additional time to explore the city. Check out time is 12:00 noon. If your flight is much later this evening, you might consider adding an additional night to your stay in order to hold your room until you depart. Your Silversea representative will arrange your transfer to Anchorage airport for your homeward flight.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

Alaska offers 5-star scenery; the accommodations are somewhat less. The Grande Denali Lodge offers comfortable, but simple, rooms and is only open during the summer months; likewise, the Captain Cook Hotel operates at its peak capacity at this time of the year and is staffed with seasonal personnel. Lapses in service do occur. The Tundra Wilderness Tour included on Day 3 is an exclusive concession of local native Alaskan residents. In order to minimize the impact of visitors on the eco-system, this tour may consolidate the members of the Silversea group with other travelers.


Please Note:

Sailings to/from Nome: Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Nome Airport to Anchorage on the day of debarkation.


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • One night at the Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
  • Two nights at the Grande Denali Lodge or similar in Denali National Park, Alaska
  • One night at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Alaska Railroad Deluxe Dome Railcar Service from Denali to Talkeetna
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (except within Denali National Park)
  • Full day Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park.
  • Transfer/Sightseeing transfer between Denali and Anchorage
  • Visit to home of Martin Buser's - four time Iditarod Champion
  • Motorcoach transfer between Seward & Girdwood
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches,
  • Sightseeing program as described

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation


Luggage Information:

You may bring your entire luggage with you during this trip. Provisions will be made to transport luggage if you would prefer to leave several of the largest pieces at the hotel in Anchorage.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your voyage. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests; however, there may be sites where uneven ground makes certain location unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season - June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.


Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3NT PRE-CRUISE: ALYESKA EXPERIENCE

Experience the glory of the Alaska with two-night stay at the exclusive Alyeska Resort. Travel from Anchorage, Alaska's largest city before heading north to visit Happy Trails Kennel and learn about Alaska's State sport- dog mushing. Enjoy the scenic ariell tram before traveling thru North America's longest vehicle tunnel to the town of Whittier. Take in Alaska's natural beauty on your day cruise in Prince William Sound.


Please note: Guests should fly into Anchorage to begin this program.

Sailings to/from Nome:

  • Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Anchorage to Nome on the day of embarkation.
  • Air/Sea guests your flights from Anchorage to Nome are included as a part of the Economy Class Air with our SilverSky team.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE ANCHORAGE

On arrival at Anchorage International Airport you are met by the local Silversea Cruises representative and transferred to the hotel. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the morning or early afternoon, please be aware that the hotel's official check-in time is 3:00 p.m. You might wish to consider reserving an additional night to insure immediate occupancy upon arrival.


Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, and sporting events - a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage


DAY 2 - ANCHORAGE / ALYESKA

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a brief Anchorage city tour before your visit to the recently remodeled Anchorage Museum, dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art, and history of Alaska.


Stop en-route in Big Lake at an Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel and learn about the Last Great Race from Martin Buser's who has been training and raising champion sled dogs since he came to Alaska in 1979.


A Boxed lunch is provided this afternoon as you continue along the Turnagain Arm onto the Hotel Alyeska located near the charming village of Girdwood. Breathe in the fresh, clean air and maybe catch a glimpse of local wildlife in a walk around the expansive property. A scenic tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska is also included this afternoon. Dinner is on your own.


Overnight at Hotel Alyeska- Girdwood, AK


DAY 3 - ALYESKA

Today, following breakfast this morning at the hotel, your day begins with a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's orphaned or injured wildlife. Get up close with several animals like the Wood Bison, black & brown bears, coyotes, foxes, and the newest baby moose calf that call the sanctuary home.


Travel thru North America's longest vehicle tunnel to the town of Whittier. Enjoy a day cruise in breathtaking Prince William sound to experience sheer cliff walls and tumbling waterfalls before returning to the Hotel Alyeska. Lunch is provided while on the cruise.


Overnight at Hotel Alyeska- Girdwood, AK


DAY 4 - ALYESKA / SEWARD

After breakfast and checking-out of the hotel your Silversea representative will be waiting to transfer you back to the Anchorage Airport for your flight into Nome (not included if Cruise-Only). Transfer to the pier, where staff and crew are waiting to welcome you onboard.


Bon Voyage!


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at Alyeska Hotel, Girdwood
  • One night at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
  • All transfers from airport/hotel/pier in an air conditioned
  • All tours listed in itinerary
  • Meals - 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Luggage Information:

All of your luggage will travel with you throughout the program.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your trip. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.

Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests. Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Note:

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation.


All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3NT POST-CRUISE: ALYESKA EXPERIENCE

Experience the glory of the Alaska with two-night stay at the exclusive Alyeska Resort. Travel from Anchorage, Alaska's largest city before heading north to visit Happy Trails Kennel and learn about Alaska's State sport- dog mushing. Enjoy the scenic ariell tram before traveling thru North America's longest vehicle tunnel to the town of Whittier. Take in Alaska's natural beauty on your day cruise in Prince William Sound.


Please note: Guests should fly into Anchorage to begin this program.

Sailings to/from Nome:

  • Cruise-Only guests will be responsible for the flight from Nome to Anchorage on the day of debark.
  • Air/Sea guests your flights from Nome to Anchorage are included as a part of the Economy Class Air with our SilverSky team.

DAY 1 - DEBARK NOME

Debark your cruise where your local Silversea Representative will be awaiting to transfer you to the Nome airport. (Cruise-only guests are responsible for flights to Anchorage.)


Once you arrive into Anchorage, you will be transfeRred to the Alyeska Hotel located near the charming village of Girdwood. Breathe in the fresh, clean air and maybe catch a glimpse of local wildlife in a walk around the expansive property. Lunch and dinner are on your own.


Overnight at Hotel Alyeska- Girdwood, AK


DAY 2 - ALYESKA

Today, following breakfast this morning at the hotel, your day begins with a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's orphaned or injured wildlife. Get up close with several animals like the Wood Bison, black & brown bears, coyotes, foxes, and the newest baby moose calf that call the sanctuary home.


Travel thru North America's longest vehicle tunnel to the town of Whittier. Enjoy a day cruise in breathtaking Prince William sound to experience sheer cliff walls and tumbling waterfalls before returning to the Hotel Alyeska. Lunch is provided while on the cruise. Dinner and the remainder of the evening are on your own.


Overnight at Hotel Alyeska- Girdwood, AK


DAY 3 - ALYESKA

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, stop en-route in Big Lake at an Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel and learn about the Last Great Race from Martin Buser's who has been training and raising champion sled dogs since he came to Alaska in 1979.


A Boxed lunch is provided this afternoon as you continue along Turnagain Arm north to Anchorage.


Finish the day with a brief Anchorage city tour before your visit to the recently remodeled Anchorage Museum, dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art, and history of Alaska.


Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, and sporting events - a modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness. Dinner is on your own account.


Overnight at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage



DAY 4 - ANCHORAGE

After breakfast and checking-out of the hotel you will be transferred to the Anchorage airport for your departing flight home


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • Two nights at Alyeska Hotel, Girdwood
  • One night at the Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
  • All transfers from airport/hotel/pier in an air conditioned
  • All tours listed in itinerary
  • Meals - 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Luggage Information:

All of your luggage will travel with you throughout the program.


Visa Information:

If you require a visa for the United States please consult with your travel professional well in advance of your trip. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all the appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Health:

Mosquitoes are at their worst during peak season June, July, and August. If you plan on traveling into the backcountry or in wooded areas make sure to take bug spray along with long sleeved pants and shirts.

Accessibility:

This tour is accessible to all guests. Those with mobility impairment(s) may find sites where uneven ground makes certain locations unsuitable for wheelchairs.



Note:

The operator reserves the right to alter the order of visits to accommodate local hours and days of operation.


All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hotels in NOME (Alaska)

SIMPLY HOTEL: CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL

Captain Cook Hotel


Located in downtown Anchorage Alaska, each of the Hotel Captain Cook's 546 luxury accommodations offer stunning views of the Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. The Hotel Captain Cook, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, and Historic Hotels 2018 Hotel of Year welcome you to experience excellence.

SIMPLY HOTEL

SIMPLY HOTEL- LOCATED IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA


Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

GRANDE HOTEL: ALYESKA RESORT

Alyeska Resort


Nestled in the Chugach Mountain Range in the resort community of Girdwood, Alyeska Resort featuring The Hotel Alyeska is only 40 miles from downtown Anchorage. The Hotel Alyeska is also near many attractions - two miles from Crow Creek Gold Mine, and 15 miles from Portage Glacier and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the fireside lobby and grand staircase offer unobstructed views of the north face of Mount Alyeska. Open beams and cathedral ceilings accent the indoor lap pool, 16-person spa tub, and fitness center.

SIMPLY HOTEL: ANCHORAGE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

Anchorage Marriott Downtown


As a major global hub for international travel, Anchorage Marriott Downtown boasts an enviable location in downtown Anchorage and just 5 miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Whether awaiting your cruise ship to arrive at the nearby port, attending a conference in downtown Anchorage, or taking a day trip to explore the Alaskan countryside, our spacious rooms provide plush beds for a great night's sleep. Picturesque city and mountain views will greet you when you rise.

GRANDE HOTEL

GRANDE HOTEL- LOCATED IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA


The Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.