The Iditarod, Alaska’s best-known sporting event, is the focus of this fabulous tour to Alaska. Meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his kennels and visit the Iditarod Headquarters. Enjoy the festivities at a Musher’s Banquet, see the musher’s draw for starting position in the race, and perhaps meet them for photos and autographs. You’ll get a chance to be at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and at the official restart of the race in Willow, where you’ll be able to cheer on your favorite mushers as they head off into the Alaska’s wilderness on this 1,131-mile journey to Nome.You’ll also spend time in Anchorage and at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska, located in the ski resort community of Girdwood. Here, you can enjoy a variety of activities, including skiing, snowshoeing, taking an aerial tram ride for breathtaking views, or simply relaxing at the hotel’s spa. For a chance to see grizzly and black bears, moose, caribou, and more, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.This is a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime adventure not to missed.
GIRDWOOD Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center; aerial tram rideANCHORAGE Welcome breakfast; sightseeing; behind-the-scenes visit at Alaska Zoo; [LF] attend the Musher’s Banquet; visit Iditarod Headquarters; see the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Race; visit the Alaska Native Heritage CenterSEWARD Alaska Sealife CenterBIG LAKE [LF] Visit Happy Trails KennelsWILLOW Attend the official “restart” of the Iditarod race
ANCHORAGE Hilton Anchorage (SF) or Anchorage Marriott (MF)GIRDWOOD Hotel Alyeska (SF)
Breakfast (B) daily, 1 lunch (L), 2 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Anchorage