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

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Arrive Anchorage

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

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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
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Winterlake Lodge

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