- 7 Hours
- Tour guide
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Whittier to Anchorage narrated full day bus tour for Princess and Holland cruise ship passengers
Our Whittier to Anchorage full day bus tour service is available on cruise ship days, for different days please contact directly for our private bus options. Our Whittier to Anchorage Alaska full day tour bus includes Famous Alyeska Tram tickets, lunch, and much more for a total of approximately 7 hours of service. We will pick you up directly at the ship, inside the terminal where you pick up your luggage. We will drop you off in Anchorage (hotels and airport).
The price includes All popular attractions and a hearty Lunch to keep you entertained for the day.
This 7-hour full day bus tour includes:
- Fully narrated transfer allows you to learn the history and scenery that surrounds you while traveling on one of the most scenic highways in Alaska
- Bus picks up directly at the Cruise ship terminal
- North America's largest tunnel
- Portage Glacier, Begich Boggs Visitor Center, and a serene lake with icebergs
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with the perfect picture opportunity for Bears, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Musk Oxen, Deer, Elk, bold eagle. See www.alaskawildlife.org
- Majestic Alyeska Mountain Aerial Tram with a view of seven Glaciers www.alyeskaresort.com (if weather permits)
- Basic Lunch included
- Turnagain Arm - (drive by) dall sheep, beluga whales
- Anchorage City Tour - Lake Hood, Ship Creek - salmon viewing, downtown
- Bus drops off in the largest city in Alaska - Anchorage (hotels and airport)
- All entrance fees to all above attractions are included
- Mild activity level
- Each stop allows plenty of time to explore each location
This bus service for cruise ship passengers is available only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
All of our bus tours and transfers are directly coordinated with the cruise line schedule and place. We will meet you when you are able to get off the ship, will take care of your luggage, and drop off at most locations in Anchorage.
Mid May to Mid September
WHITTIER TO ANCHORAGE BUS TOUR:
Bus picks up at the cruise ship terminal PRINCESS AND HOLLAND CRUISE LINE:
8:45AM-9:00AM – cruise port departure time,
Bus arrives Anchorage Airport at 4:30PM,
Anchorage hotels drop off till 5:30PM
*Airport is the first drop off location
|Princess and Holland cruises arrive to Whittier at 12:30AM Midnight and start disembarkation at 7:00AM the next morning|
Whittier to Anchorage narrated full day tour bus option
Disembark your cruise ship and board the bus about 9:00AM. Start your adventure with a short glance at World War II relic which is what Whittier looks like with abandoned war buildings. Then pass through the 2.5-mile-long Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to leave Whittier, which is the largest highway tunnel in North America. Continue on the Whittier/Portage Glacier Access Road that connects Seward Highway with Whittier. Glaciers from an earlier period carved the steep mountain slopes in this magnificent valley. Explorer Glacier can be seen high on the mountain. A stop will be made at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. You will also have the opportunity to take pictures of glacial ice that has calved into Portage Lake. Next visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can view bison, elk, eagles, moose, caribou, and musk oxen in a natural setting. Continue on the highway, view the remains of Portage, a small town ravaged in the 1964 earthquake. Next stop is at Girdwood at Alyeska Ski Resort. Take a tram up the Alyeska Mountain 2,300 feet to enjoy the spectacular views of seven glaciers, majestic mountains and Turnagain Arm (if weather permits). Continuing North on the Seward, Turnagain Arm stretches on the left side of the road, where often you can see Dall sheep at Windy point or beluga whales at Beluga point (drive by). Check out the progress of salmon fisherman below the bridges along the highway. Just south of Anchorage, the road borders Potter Marsh, a portion of the Anchorage Coastal Waterfowl Refuge. Arrive to Anchorage - largest city in Alaska. Most visitors that come to Alaska to experience the "true wilderness" tend to overlook Anchorage, but it's well worth spending some time here experiencing the only big-city taste that the state has to offer. Take a glance of the original tent city that started in the Ship Creek area and now also occupied by Alaska Railroad Depot. Take a quick look at the salmon waters and watch the fish running up the stream. Watch the locals trying to catch the salmon. Next drive by the Earthquake Park, which now stands on the land liquefied - swallowing the coast line when the "Good Friday" earthquake rocked Anchorage in March of 1964. The park carries monuments and reader boards with information on the great quake. Continue on to the stop at Point Woronzof, is a great opportunity to see Cook Inlet and the whole city from the distance. Next you will get to see Lake Hood, which is the largest and busiest floatplane base in the world. Lake Hood is a great place to relax and watch the many landings and takeoffs of floatplanes. Then back to downtown where you get to see a whole downtown area. While enjoying the ride make sure to notice Anchorage’s famous flowers and great shopping areas! We will drop off anywhere in Anchorage after the tour ends.
This bus tour is a shared transfer service in our most comfortable coaches with tinted windows, easy step up (unlike full-size vans that other transfer companies use, you don't have to bend over or hit your head climbing in and out), air conditioner/heater, large picture-view windows, full size individual bus seats (unlike vans that other transfer companies use, you will have a private seat for yourself and will not be holding somebody else's bag), and full narration.
WHITTIER TO ANCHORAGE BUS TRANSFER OPTIONS FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS:
Whittier to Anchorage narrated direct shuttle bus transfer
Whittier to Anchorage narrated tour/transfer with Wildlife Center stop
Whittier to Anchorage narrated full day tour
ANCHORAGE TO WHITTIER BUS TRANSFER OPTIONS FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS:
Anchorage to Whittier narrated direct shuttle bus transfer
Anchorage to Whittier narrated tour/transfer with Wildlife Center stop