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Ultimate Iditarod Winter Wonderland (Featuring Fairbanks and Anchorage)

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Price per person: $4519.00

Walking Guide 4

Walking Guide 4 requires good physical condition; considered “active” or physically demanding such as long days of walking, uneven surfaces, water activities, hiking, altitude changes, etc.

See the entrancing Aurora Borealis, journey to Anchorage aboard the famous Alaska Railroad, meet four-time Iditarod Champion, Martin Buser and cheer on mushers as they depart for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race!

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Ultimate Iditarod Winter Wonderland
Featuring Fairbanks and Anchorage

February 22-March 2, 2020 | 10 days

Pickup: Lancaster, Ephrata
Times pending

Price per person: $4,519 Double    $4,969 Single
$4,400Triple    $4,355 Quad
Deposit – $500 per person at registration

Avoid $ loss; purchase travel insurance

7 breakfasts    1 box lunch    1 dinner

Included: *Airfare (This tour is a guaranteed departure.) *Hand warmers to ensure your comfort *All transfers, luggage handling, taxes and sightseeing tours as indicated *Meals as indicated *All gratuities to local tour director, driver and all other included activities

Day 1 *Transfer from Lancaster to airport for flight to Anchorage, A *Overnight Anchorage

Day 2 *Fly into Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City *Transfer to nearby hotel *Board a deluxe motorcoach for a night of Aurora Borealis Viewing *Enjoy a warm, nonalcoholic beverage *Overnight in Fairbanks (1st of 2 nights)

Day 3 *Enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks including a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline *Relax with an afternoon of leisure *Opt for dog mushing tours, Arctic Circle flightseeing or others *View the Aurora Borealis from different location *Overnight in Fairbanks (B)

Day 4 *Board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to Denali National Park *Visit the town of Nenana, home of the Nenana Ice Classic! *Arrive in Denali and enjoy included visit to the Murie Science and Learning Center, the wintertime Denali Visitor’s Center *View the National Park Film, “Heartbeats of Denali” *Hear a local ranger share about the Park and and have a chance to snowshoe *Enjoy a box lunch *Overnight in Healy (B, Box Lunch)

Day 5 *Transfer to the Healy Rail Station *Board the world-famous Alaska Railroad (Adventure Class) *Journey south to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city *Watch for views of Denali from the north face to south face *Arrive in Anchorage for transfer to hotel *Overnight in Anchorage (B) (1st of 4 nights)

Day 6 *Tour the city of Anchorage, featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood and Earthquake Park, learning about the 1964 Earthquake *Lunch on your own today *Travel along the scenic Seward Highway *Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, seeing Alaska’s Wildllife up close and personal *Enjoy Iditarod festivities and dinner at the Musher’s Banquet *Overnight in Anchorage (B, D)

Day 7 *Travel north to meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his Happy Trails Kennel *Hear personal stories while viewing a glimpse of the grandeur Alaska has to offer along the Iditarod Trail *Return to Anchorage with an included stop at the Iditarod Headquarters en route *Overnight in Anchorage (B)

Day 8 *Head to 4th Avenue to get a great spot at the Official Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race *Spend time cheering on mushers from all over the world Mushers will depart the starting gate every two minutes. Watch each of them depart or take off early and enjoy other Iditarod festivities in Anchorage *Visit the Anchorage Museum, a large art, history, ethnography, ecology, and science museum in the heart of downtown Anchorage *Overnight in Anchorage (B)

Day 9 *Depart for the adventure north to Willow for the restart of the Idtarod Sled Dog Race Be sure to dress in layers to maximize staying warm as the entire day will be spent outside cheering on your favorite dog teams. En route, stop at a local grocery store in Wasilla to pick up snack and lunch items. *Prepare for a bit of walk to find the perfect spot along the fence line of the race Mushers take off across Willow Lake on their 1,049-mile journey by dog sled to Nome. The Willow Community Center is open and offers a break from the cold with vendors selling food and drinks as well as local crafts. Don’t miss out on snacks throughout the day! Your Tour Director will have more information on this edible portion of the program. The departure time from Willow will depend on weather conditions and guests’ comfort level. It is our goal to see as many of the Mushers depart as possible while still arriving back into Anchorage by 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Upon return to Anchorage, it will be time to say goodbye to your local Tour Director as you are transferred to the Anchorage airport for your flight. (B)

Day 10 *Fly home and transfer to Lancaster

 

Additional notes
*Aurora viewing is not
guaranteed as it is dependent on weather and solar acitvity.

*Guaranteed seating at Musher’s Banquet if registered
by January 1, 2020.

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