Gray Line of Alaska announces new tours for 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In 2014 Gray Line of Alaska will launch a number of new tour options, including self-drive packages, an additional escorted tour and new Alaska-Yukon Highway itineraries.
New for 2014 are three self-drive packages. The Alaska National Parks Self-Drive Tour will kick off in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and explore the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park and Preserve. The Alaska by Car Tour also travels to two of Alaska’s national parks, with a cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park and an included Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park and Preserve. The Grand Circle Self-Drive Tour also begins in Anchorage but heads from there to the edge of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in the United States. This itinerary includes everything from a Riverboat Discovery ride and gold panning in Fairbanks to rail travel through Denali National Park.
Gray Line of Alaska is also adding a third escorted tour this year, perfect for guests who are looking for a dedicated tour guide to travel with their group across the Great Land. The tour includes stops at many must-see Alaska locations, such as Portage Glacier, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Columbia Glacier, Denali National Park and more. Guests will travel by coach, day cruise and rail as part of this new escorted tour. The tour also includes overnight stays at a number of Princess Alaska Lodges, all of which offer top-notch service and spectacular views.
Itineraries for Gray Line’s Alaska-Yukon Highway Tours are seeing enhancements for 2014. In conjunction with Holland America Line, Gray Line will now fly guests between Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Fairbanks, Alaska, which saves guests two days of motor coach travel and provides additional time for exploring destinations and participating in excursions. Also new this year to the Alaska-Yukon Highway Tours is the ability to stay two nights in Fairbanks, Alaska or Whitehorse, Yukon.
A new add-on package is being made available for any Gray Line of Alaska package. Guests can now take advantage of a night at the small, upscale Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on secluded Fox Island near Seward. At the lodge, visitors have a range of activities from which to choose, including beach walks guided by National Park rangers. A day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park for wildlife viewing is also included in this package.
“We’re always listening to our customers and using their feedback to improve,” said Joe Witsoe, director of sales and marketing for Gray Line of Alaska. “The addition of self-drive itineraries and our new escorted tour, can be directly attributed to requests we’ve received from guests over the years. We are excited to make these options available for 2014.”
These new tours are available now for booking, in addition to the wide variety of other rail and coach packages from Gray Line of Alaska, including Denali Samplers, Denali Packages, Explorer Tours, sightseeing and more. As a reward for booking early, travelers can currently take advantage of a $600 discount per couple on any tour six days or longer.
More information about Gray Line of Alaska and its full product lineup is available at www.graylinealaska.com.
About Gray Line of Alaska
Gray Line of Alaska has been a premier tour operator in Alaska for more than 65 years, and in 2010 received the Gray Line Worldwide Award for Innovation. In 2014 the company will continue to offer multiple-day package tours and sightseeing tours in Alaska and the Yukon. For more information, see your travel agent, call 800-544-2206 or visit www.graylineofalaska.com.
Posted: October 1, 2013