SEATTLE -- Gray Line of Alaska's 2000 programs are designed to
permit clients to customize their tours by combining components
selected from the operator's brochure.
The Seattle-based company, an affiliate of Holland America
line-Westours, has a portfolio that ranges from day trips to 12-day
Its 25 packages next year will feature three new offerings. They
are:The Talkeetna Explorer, a four-day soft adventure itinerary
that begins and ends in Anchorage and includes two nights at the
new Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, which offers spectacular views of
Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak. A number of options
are available, such as flightseeing, jet boat rides, nature walks
and float trips.
The package costs $449 per person, double, in May and September
and $605 per person, double, in the peak season.The Talkeetna Family Adventure, a longer version of the
Explorer (six days) that includes a visit to Seward for a cruise on
Prince William Sound and a peek at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
Also on the schedule for family adventurers are a river float
and a natural history tour in Denali National Park as well as a
folksy "Cabin Night" dinner show.
The tour costs $1,369 per person, double, and will operate only
in the peak period -- between June 16 and Aug. 25.Alaska by Car offers an Avis automobile for eight days from
Anchorage, with accommodations booked each night in Denali,
Fairbanks, Valdez and elsewhere.
A Portage Glacier cruise on the day boat Ptarmigan, a visit to
the Gold Dredge No. 8 and a Columbia Glacier cruise from Valdez are
among the highlights.
The program starts at $1,075 per person, double, in the value
season (May 16 to 31 and Sept. 1 to 6), rising to $1,205 per
person, double, between June 1 and Aug. 31.
For full details of the company's millennium year plans, call
(800) 628-2449 for a brochure.
Gray Line of Alaska
Reservations: (800) 544-2206