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Girdwood Sampler


Enjoy your hour long guided drive along Turnagain Arm to the scenic town of Girdwood where your Salmon Berry...

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SVMA Pre-Tour

From Anchorage to Seward with highlights cruising in Resurrection Bay, a visit to a longtime Iditarod family...

3 days, 2 nights
February 23 - February 25, 2017

SVMA Pre-Tour

Thursday, February 23

Your local guide will pick you up at the Anchorage International Airport for a transfer to your downtown Anchorage accommodations. The Hotel Captain Cook has stunning views of the Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. This hotel offers guests in house dining options and is close walk to many of our other favorite eateries!  Your overnight stay in Anchorage is not included in your package price.  There are rooms for your conference at the Hotel Captain Cook. To make your reservations, please call the Hotel Captain Cook at 907.276.6000 and let them know you are with the SVMA group!

February 23 Includes: Airport Transfer to Hotel

Friday, February 24

This morning is an early departure from Anchorage for the seaside community of Seward.  We will provide breakfast to go (yogurt, fruit, juice & pastry) as we travel along the scenic Turnagain Arm, one of America's most scenic byways.  Deemed an All American Road, this coastal drive is sure to give you great photo opportunities.  Today's highlights include Ididaride and the Alaska SeaLife Center. Learn what it takes to become an Iditarod musher from a Champion Iditarod Racing Kennel. Take a tour of the Seavey homestead, enjoy a dog sled ride (trail conditions permitting) and meet some champion sled dogs! Lunch is included as well as admission through the Alaska SeaLife Center, a rescue & rehabilitation center for marine animals. Your Behind-the-Scenes Tour will include a guided walk through the AK SeaLife Center's back hallways familiarizes guests with their scientific research, wildlife response and other marine science programs that happen behind the scenes to support Alaska's marine ecosystem.

  Your overnight tonight is at the Seward Small Boat Harbor. Dinner reservations have been made at Chinooks at the Small Boat Harbor - dinner paid on own, not included in package price.

February 24 Includes: Transfer to Seward, Ididaride Sled Dog Kennel Tour, Tour at Alaska SeaLife Center, Lunch, Overnight in Seward.

Saturday, February 25

Continental Breakfast is served at the hotel this morning before our Seward boating adventure! We will take the 3-hour winter Resurrection Bay Cruise. Watch for resident pods of whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals and bald eagles as you cruise the the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. This tour is narrated by a local, experienced captain. A deli-style boxed lunch will be served on board.  After the cruise, we will head to Girdwood for your Hotel Alyeska evening reception.

February 25 Includes: Resurrection Bay 3-hour Cruise, Lunch, Transfer to Alyeska Resort

What is NOT included:

  • Your Anchorage Room Night on February 23 at the Hotel Captain Cook
  • Breakfast and Dinner on February 24

Single Pricing: $940 per person based on single occupancy

Booking Policy: 25% deposit required to start the booking, the final balance is due 90 days prior to secure your reservations. Final itineraries are sent following your final balance.

Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process and secure your spot on the tour. Remainder is due 90 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest plus 10% processing fee applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to travel.

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Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.

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SVMA Post-Tour

Iditarod 2017 : SVMA Post-Tour Package!  Enjoy the sights & sounds of the Winter Carnival and Iditarod.  

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