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Craggy mountains, vast glaciers, a wide variety of wildlife and a unique blend of cultures creates an environment that is as breath taking as its raw and natural beauty and make holidays to Alaska unforgettable experiences. Only 1% of Alaska shows any sign of human habitation and at twice the size of Texas it can be difficult to know where to start when planning your Alaska holiday. With much of the state relatively undiscovered, it's unsurprising that getting around is half the fun thanks to most of the travel being done by seaplane or by boat. We think that the best way to experience Alaska is by water, to maximise the chances of seeing wildlife but also to view some of Alaska's most stunning natural beauty sites without disturbing the environment. The largest state of the USA is still a relatively new destination for many travellers, and thanks in part to its sheer size it remains an undiscovered treasure. Alaska is big: everything is larger than life, from bears, the size of a family car, national parks that have seemingly never-ending borders and glaciers of such great scale that they belie global warming. Alaska's wilderness is not only its biggest draw but its finest natural resource; all three species of North American bear flourish here and between June and September they are commonly seen on walking trails and in the river. From June to August humpback whales are known to feed in the waters off Alaska, offering visitors plenty of chances to enjoy the splendour of these magnificent giants of the sea.

Alaska holidays with A&K
With pristine waters, wild and dramatic landscape, amazing wildlife and sheer emptiness Alaska is still a new destination for many British travellers and remains an undiscovered gem.

For lovers of adventure, there are innumerable hikes, mountain trails, caves to explore and rivers to kayak. Abercrombie & Kent will take this huge area with all its natural beauty and design the ultimate personal experience for you.

On your journey allow for a few days in the gateway city of Seattle, an excellent jumping off spot for trips to Alaska, and a haven for coffee, music and lovers of the outdoors.

Talk to one of our experts today about our luxury and tailor made Alaska Holidays 2017, 2018.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 12 day luxury Alaska holiday will cost from £6,955 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.


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Best time to be there

Make the most of long days and the best weather by travelling between June and September during this time the days are long (19 hours of daylight in June) and nature is in full bloom. Sadly the weather in this part of the world isn't predictable. During the summertime days can be pleasantly warm, even hot, but this can be followed in equal measure by rain, fog and then sun again.

Fly to

Seattle (10 hrs) and then onto Anchorage (3 hrs 40) or Juneau (2 hrs 30)

time difference

GMT -8 hours


ESTA Visa required for UK Passport Holders

Health Requirements

Travel insurance is highly recommended as health bills can be high in the USA.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Family Luxury Small Group Journey - Family Alaska

Nights: 7 | from £5,995pp

Spot calving glaciers and marine wildlife, such as orcas, humpback whales, sea lions and harbour seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise, ride the Alaska Railroad... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Adventure & Culture

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Discovering Alaska with Uncruise

Nights: 7 | from £3,915pp

Spot humpbacks and grizzly bears on this 7 night cruise to Glacier Bay National Park, the Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, Admiralty Island and Ford’s Terror. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife | Cruising

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Ultimate Wilderness Adventure at Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay

Nights: 10 | from £17,900pp

Adventure-filled days exploring Alaska’s magnificent wilderness, hiking, fly-fishing, rafting and kayaking, and cosy nights luxuriating in the comfort... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Alaskan Backcountry

Nights: 9 | from £9,550pp

A dream trip if you relish the great outdoors, exploring Alaska’s staggeringly beautiful Denali National Park on foot, by kayak, float plane and even... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Winterlake Lodge

Alaska backcountry, Alaska

Named one of America's best lodges by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Winterlake Lodge is a northern oasis of amazing scenery, sophisticated comfort and...Find out more

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Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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The Hotel Captain Cook

Anchorage, Alaska

The Captain Cook Hotel is the only true luxury hotel in Anchorage, America's gateway to the Pacific Rim. As Alaska's largest city, Anchorage is the thriving...Find out more

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Hotel Alyeska

Gridwood, Alaska

The Hotel Alyeska has a pristine setting, tucked away in the Chugach Mountains on Alaska's south central coast in the quaint town of Girdwood, just 40...Find out more

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Silversea Cruise – Anchorage to Vancouver

Nights: 11 | from £4,550pp

Alaska’s remote wilderness promises a host of natural wonders, from breaching whales and calving glaciers to frolicking seals and floating icebergs. Isolated... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Alaskan Discovery Ft. Holland America Cruise

Nights: 13 | from £5,380pp

Alaska’s vast wilderness, rich wildlife and evocative gold rush history is superbly showcased on this voyage which contrasts its natural glory with the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Alaskan discovery - Ft. Regent Seven Sea Cruises

Nights: 13 | from £6,680pp

This Alaska cruise and its pre and post stays delve into the heart of this vast wilderness with its magnificent scenery, fabulous wildlife and superb... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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San Francisco to Vancouver discovery Ft. Regent Seven Seas Cruise

Nights: 16 | from £5,680pp

From the bright lights, big city appeal of San Francisco and Vancouver to the remote beauty of Alaska’s incredible scenery and outstanding wildlife, this... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in North America in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 717 or enquire online

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