Silversea Expedition Cruises Nach Nome, Alaska

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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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Exkursionen in Nome, 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 organise 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.

Landprogramme in Nome, Alaska

4NT POST-CRUISE: DENALI - SUMMIT OF N. 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 McKinley, 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 Anchorage.


Please note: Guests should schedule their homeward flights out of Anchorage.


Note: Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - NOME / GIRDWOOD

Debark and bid farewell to the Silver Discoverer as you transfer to the airport for the short flight to Anchorage. Once there, head along Turnagain Arm to charming Girdwood, and the popular Alyeska Resort. 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) in 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. Please be aware that these tours are offered in conjunction with local native Alaskans and the only type of transportation permitted are often the same school busses that local children use in the rugged winter months.


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 McKinley. 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. 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. Your tour will cross over Highway Pass and stop at Stony Hill Overlook at Mile 62. There, you'll have a superb photo opportunity of Mount McKinley - 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 in 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 Anchorage. 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 your evening arrival into Anchorage, your escort remains on hand to assist with your transfer to 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 Anchorage Hilton 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 and the only type of transportation permitted are the same school busses that local children use in the rugged winter months. 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.


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 Anchorage
  • 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
  • Economy-class flight from Nome to Anchorage
  • 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 directly from the Anchorage airport to the Captain Cook Hotel where it will be delivered to you upon arrival on Day 4.


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.

4NT POST-CRUISE: DENALI BY AIR

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 McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife including bears, caribou, Dall sheep, gray wolves and moose. The highlight of your Alaskan adventure will undoubtedly be the flightseeing in the shadow of 'The Great One'. Enjoy a train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad from Denali to Anchorage.


Please note: Guests should schedule their homeward flights out of Anchorage.


Note: Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - NOME / GIRDWOOD

Debark and bid farewell to the Silver Discoverer as you transfer to the airport for the short flight to Anchorage. Once there, head along Turnagain Arm to charming Girdwood, and the popular Alyeska Resort. 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) in 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. Please be aware that these tours are offered in conjunction with local native Alaskans and the only type of transportation permitted are often the same school busses that local children use in the rugged winter months.


Join with other travelers from around the world on the first half of a fully-guided Tundra Wilderness Tour; you'll get an ongoing informational talk from your driver/guide, along with wildlife spotting and spectacular scenery.


At the end of the lone road leading into the park, arrive at the Denali Backcountry Lodge where you can explore the area and enjoy lunch. Then head over to the air strip for the flightseeing experience you've been waiting for. The small aircraft only accommodate up to 6 guests per plane and you can look forward to approximately 1 hour in the air. Note: In the event of inclement weather, guests may need to return to the Park entrance by bus.


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. Denali (Mt. McKinley) is located approx. 60 miles from the entrance of the park, meaning flightseeing tours from Kantishna will give you more time over glaciers and right up close to Denali.


Land back at the entrance to Denali National Park and return 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 in 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 Anchorage. 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 your evening arrival into Anchorage, your escort remains on hand to assist with your transfer back to 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 Anchorage Hilton 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 and the only type of transportation permitted are the same school busses that local children use in the rugged winter months. 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.


The flightseeing component of this program is weather dependent. On the day of your flight, it is the sole responsibility of the pilot to determine if conditions are acceptable. In the event the flight is cancelled, guests will be driven back to the Park Entrance and arrangements will be made to refund the flight portion of this program.



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Package Inclusions:

  • One night at the Alyeska Resort in 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
  • Economy-class flight from Nome to Anchorage
  • Deluxe Dome Railcar Service from Denali to Anchorage
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (except within Denali National Park)
  • Half day Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park.
  • Approximately 1-hour flightseeing excursion
  • Transfer/Sightseeing transfer between Girdwood and Denali
  • Visit to home of Martin Buser's - four time Iditarod Champion
  • 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 from the Anchorage airport to the Captain Cook Hotel where it will be delivered to you upon arrival on Day 4.


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.

4NT POST-CRUISE; DENALI - THE SUMMIT OF N. 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 McKinley, 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 Anchorage.


Please note: Special promotional pricing is available for guests who book this program prior to 01 December, 2017. Please contact your travel agent or local Silversea reservation centre for information.


Note: Guests should fly out of Anchorage at the conclusion of this program. The air transportation between Nome and Anchorage is not included in the price of this program. Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - NOME / GIRDWOOD

Debark and bid farewell to the Silver Explorer as you transfer to the airport for the short flight to Anchorage. Once there, head along Turnagain Arm to charming Girdwood, and the popular Alyeska Resort. 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. If the weather cooperates, you may even see the majestic summit of Mount McKinley. 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. 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 McKinley - 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.


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

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 directly to the ship if you would prefer to leave several of the largest pieces at the hotel in Anchorage.


Flight Information:

Guests are responsible for all flights between Nome and Anchorage. As there are generally only 2 flights available, we recommend that guests book the earliest flight to insure an on-time departure.


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.

4NT PRE-CRUISE: DENALI - SUMMIT OF N. AMERICA

Enjoy a train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park, a six million acre wildlife refuge surrounding Mount McKinley, 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.


Please note: Special promotional pricing is available for guests who book this program prior to 01 December, 2017. Please contact your travel agent or local Silversea reservation centre for information.


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. The air transportation between Anchorage and Nome is not included in the price of this program.


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 McKinley. 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 McKinley - 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 / NOME / EMARKATION

Enjoy breakfast this morning. If time permits, you may be able to take the Aerial Tram for a view from the mountainside. Transfer to the airport in Anchorage for the flight to Nome. The staff and crew 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.



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

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.


Flight Information:

Guests are responsible for all flights between Anchorage and Nome. As there are generally only 2 flights available, we recommend that guests book the earliest flight to insure an on-time departure.


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.






DAY 5 - ALYESKA / NOME / EMBARKATION

Enjoy breakfast this morning. If time permits, you may be able to take the Aerial Tram for a view from the mountainside. Transfer to the airport in Anchorage for the flight to Nome. The staff and crew of Silver Discoverer 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 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 and the only type of transportation permitted are the same school busses that local children use in the rugged winter months. 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.



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 Anchorage 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
  • Economy-class air ticket from Anchorage to Nome
  • 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 to the Alyeska Resort if you would prefer to leave several pieces in Anchorage while travelling to Denali.


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.

4NT PRE-CRUISE: DENALI BY AIR

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: The air transportation between Nome and Anchorage is not included in the price 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 - DEBKARK NOME / ANCHORAGE

NOTE: Silversea will make flight arrangements from Nome to Anchorage only for those guests on the Silversea Air/Sea program. Those who make independent air arrangements will need to reserve and purchase their own ticket for the Nome/Anchorage flight.


Upon your arrival in Anchorage, you are met by the local Silversea representative and guided to the vehicles waiting to take you into downtown. The remainder of the day is 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.



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)


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 POST-CRUISE: WINTER LAKE LODGE RETREAT

Experience the glory of the Alaskan Wilderness at one of Alaska's premier wilderness lodges. Extremely remote, yet comfortably luxurious, Winter Lake Lodge overlooks a shimmering lake where you'll arrive by floatplane for wildlife viewing, sport fishing and other outdoor adventures. Other options include helicopter glacier trekking into the Alaska Range or take a cooking class in the kitchen of award-winning chef Kirsten Dixon. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing and perhaps the finest cuisine this side of the Iditarod Trail.


Please note: Guests should schedule their homeward flights out of Anchorage.


Note: Guests who require a visa for entry into the United States must obtain it prior to travel.


DAY 1 - NOME / ANCHORAGE

Debark and bid farewell to the Silver Discoverer as you transfer to the airport for the short flight to Anchorage. Once there, proceed to the float plane base at Lake Hood, home to the largest float plane base in the world. Board your floatplane for a scenic and exhilarating flight-seeing tour of the Alaskan wilderness en route to the Winter Lake Lodge.


Considered one of the premier lodges in Alaska and home to renowned chef Kirsten Dixon, the Winter Lake Lodge is nestled amidst 15 acres overlooking Winter Lake, a finger-shaped, two-mile waterway that offers seclusion and spectacular scenery along the western edge of the Alaska Range. For a few exciting days each winter, it serves as a checkpoint along the Iditarod Trail. Views of the Trimble Glacier and the beginnings of the Rainy Pass are visible from the lake behind the lodge, and Wolverine Mountain offers intriguing hiking and wildlife viewing.


For many, tiny Winter Lake Lodge is the quintessential Alaskan wilderness lodge. Winter Lake is for those who truly appreciate a stay in the middle of nowhere, surrounded only by Alaska's glorious nature. Your hosts, Carl and Kirsten Dixon, have created a rustic yet upscale approach to the wilderness lodge. They're true Alaskans who have homeschooled their children and created this family-run business - and their love of nature, food, and people comes through clearly.


As you check-in you are greeted by a carefully trained staff, and the extremely personal service continues throughout your stay. The Dixons have an ability to recruit some of Alaska's best staffers, each of whom have their own specialty to share, whether it's about flowers, photography, or how to cast a fly-rod. Your stay at the Lodge also includes a short helicopter flightseeing excursion to be scheduled upon your arrival.


The personal attention comes in an especially intimate atmosphere. Winter Lake Lodge boasts just four units - huge, hand-crafted log cabins that feature handmade furniture and thick carpets. Relax inside, or sit outside and soak in the fields of rare chocolate lilies against the alpine view of Trimble Glacier and the shimmering lake.


An Alaskan themed dinner is included at the Lodge tonight.


Overnight at the Winter Lake Lodge - Winter Lake



DAY 2 - WINTER LAKE

Today, following a hearty breakfast this morning, enjoy a full day at Winter Lake Lodge. Activities abound, so you'll never get bored. Learn about the area's rich history as you hike the nearby trails (including the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Trail) past beaver dams, wildflower meadows, and meandering streams, up to sweeping views of the valley. Join the kitchen staff for an impromptu wine tasting. Take a yoga class. Explore the grounds on a mountain bike, and cut across the glass-like lake with a kayak or canoe.

The food is another reason people come - and come back. Kirsten is a celebrity chef in her own right; she was trained at the Cordon Bleu, has published two cookbooks, and regularly hosts TV cooking shows. Her innovative menus, that she manages to put together with ingredients from her own garden, are better than most 4-star restaurants.

Every day, when your activities are done, you return to the main lodge. The Lodge flies in rare cheeses and complements them with matching wines, making for the perfect pre-dinner get-together. Then sit down to a gourmet meal, which takes cooking to an art form. You may even find the berries you picked this morning turned into a pie for dessert!

Lunch and a gourmet dinner are included at the lodge.


Overnight at the Winter Lake Lodge



DAY 3 -WINTER LAKE/ANCHORAGE

After breakfast served at the Lodge, check-out and board the Bush Plane for your return flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, transfer to the Anchorage Airport for your homeward-bound flight


Please note: Flights from Anchorage should be scheduled for departure after 5:00 p.m.


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises

Package Inclusions:

· Two nights at Winter Lake Lodge

· Round trip Bush Plane flights between Anchorage and Winter Lake Lodge

· Meals - 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Flight Details:

Day 1 - Anchorage to Winter Lake Lodge

Day 3 - Winter Lake Lodge - Anchorage


The aircraft used for the flight to Winter Lake Lodge 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 flight schedules.


Luggage Information:

Due to space limitations on the flight to Winter Lake, please plan to travel with a small bag of no more than 35 pounds (approximately 15 kilograms. The balance of your luggage will be stored by the local Silversea representative in Anchorage and returned to you when you return to the city on day 3.


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 program is not recommended for guests confined to a wheelchair.


Please Note:

Due to the exclusivity of Winter Lake Lodge, the property imposes strict payment and cancellation penalties. Full payment is due at time of confirmation, and once confirmed this program is 100% non-refundable.


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

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: HOTEL CAPTAIN COOK ANCHORAGE

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL

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 organise 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.