Wilderness Expedition

A private touring program that features a stay at a deluxe adventure lodge prior to your cruise departure.
Begin your private tour in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest metropolis. Travel by bush plane to a remote but luxurious wilderness lodge that offers an all-inclusive experience. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, and biking all in the shadow of the Alaska Range. Return to Anchorage for a day of sightseeing and a night in the big city. Your journey finishes with a leisurely morning before traveling to Whittier or Seward prior to boarding your departing cruise ship.

Suggested Route


Arrive Anchorage

Receive a personal greeting upon arrival, followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage


Anchorage to Winterlake Lodge

A private transfer will bring you to the Lake Hood floatplane base and for a scenic 1-hour flight to Winterlake Lodge. Upon arrival you will be greeted by staff and given a brief lodge orientation. Spend the rest of the day experiencing the lodge activities and amenities.
Overnight Winterlake Lodge

Winterlake Lodge

All meals and guided activities are included today, including your choice of adventure by helicopter.
Overnight Winterlake Lodge

Winterlake Lodge to Girdwood

Return to Anchorage via floatplane. Your private driver/guide will meet you upon arrival to embark on a private sightseeing tour of Anchorage, including a visit to the Anchorage Museum. From Anchorage journey south along the scenic Seward Highway, graced by stunning coastal and mountain views. Watch for moose, bears, and Dall sheep.
Overnight Girdwood

Girdwood to Seward or Whittier

This morning take the scenic tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy a private, guided alpine hike along the ridgeline. After lunch depart Girdwood by private vehicle to your cruise ship terminal, with a stop along the way at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Arrive at the cruise ship terminal in time for your departing cruise.

NOTE: Itinerary can operate in reverse as a post-cruise land program

A map detailing the location of Girdwood between Anchorage and Seward.

Make It Your Own

  • Take a photo tour and capture images of the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’
  • Extend your stay at Winterlake Lodge for even more Alaska backcountry adventure
  • Add a day excursion from Anchorage for bear viewing
  • Add a helicopter dog sled ride from Girdwood.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

Customize this Itinerary