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Offered By: Van Galder Bus Company
Three Nights in the Wild Wonder of Denali National Park

Operates: Jul 12 2016
Tour Length: 13 Days
Departs From: Madison, WI * Janesville, WI * South Beloit, IL * Rockford, IL

Inside Stateroom (Per Person Double Occupancy) - $4,999.00
Verandah Stateroom (Per Person Double Occupancy) - $5,899.00


Holland America Line's ms Noordam features two outdoor swimming pools, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Fitness Center, Vista Lounge Showroom, Crows's Nest Lounge, Piano Bar, Casino, Explorations Cafe, Vista Dining Room, Lido Restaurant, 24-hour Room Service, Duty-Free Shops, Internet Cafe.


Tour Inclusions:

Professional tour director, roundtrip airport transportation, airport/port terminal transfers, roundtrip air, ship accommodations in category selected, air/port taxes and onboard ship meals excluding specialty dining

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Fairbanks

Fly to Fairbanks International Airport and transfer to downtown hotel.

Day 2: Denali National Park

Board the Sternwheeler Discover Riverboat for a cruise along the Chena River. Witness a Bush plane landing, dog musher's camp, plus visit an Athabascan Indian Village and discover their native culture. After lunch, climb aboard for a motorcoach trip down to Denali for a leisurely three-night stay.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Travel by park bus deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. This 6-8 hour, fully narrated excursion is your very best chance of seeing both the newly renamed Denali in all her glory and the wildlife that calls this place home.

Day 4: Denali National Park

Venture out to explore on your own or take optional excursions during this entirely free day. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, admiring the beauty of the area can fill your day with enjoyment.

Day 5: Anchorage

Board the McKinley Explorer, a luxurious domed rail car, and ride through pristine wilderness of valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and forests of aspen, and spruce en route to Anchorage.


Day 6: Seward

A rail journey along Turnagain Arm, known for its scenic beauty, transports you to Seward. Mountains surround this vital fishing port and the ms Noordam is waiting for you.

Day 7: At Sea

Cruising the Gulf of Alaska.

Day 8: Glacier Bay National Park

Cruise the ice-stuffed fjords with awestruck wonder in Alaska's premier glacier-viewing region with more calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere in the world! Listen for the sound of glaciers crashing into the sea! (Choosing a Verandah cabin is a definite plus on this day!

Day 9: Haines/Skagway

Dock in the uncrowded port of Haines. Select optional excursions to Skagway.

Day 10:Juneau

Choose from exciting excursions featuring whale watching or the Tongass National Forest. From the dock, easily walk around town for shopping.

Day 11: Ketchikan

Unique Alaskan port calling itself the "salmon capital of the world" and famous for its rich native culture and Misty Fjords National Park.

Day 12: Inside Passage

Spectacular sights cruising this playground for orcas and humpbacks, known as one of the most scenic sealanes in the world. Immerse yourself with nature's beauty and the elegance of Holland America Line one last time as the cruise nears its final port.

Day 13: Vancouver, British Columbia

Morning disembarkation in Vancouver, British Columbia, then transfer to the airport for the flight home. Savor the many memories made exploring the great land of Alaska!(optional.)

Important Notes:

  • Heavy Level of Walking Involved

  • Deposit: $600 per person due at time of reservation; second deposit of $500 per person due Jan. 15, 2016; final payment due March 31, 2016. Once payments have been received, stringent cancellation penalties apply.

  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended

  • Additional charges may be applicable: airline luggage fees, shipboard gratuities, fuel surcharges and shore excursions

  • Passport valid for six months upon departure from Vancouver, BC, is required

Departure Details:

Departure City
Location Address
Parking Info.
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W Broadway
Lot "G"
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal,
3120 N Pontiac Dr.
Parking pass provided.
South Beloit, IL Road Ranger / McDonald's
I-90 / Hwy 75 Interchange
Parking $3.00 Per Day.
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St
Parking Token Provided.

Terms and Conditions:

Van Galder Tour & Travel requires advance reservations on all tours. Reservations can be made by telephone at 800.747.7407 or 608.531.4545; in person 715 S. Pearl St., Janesville; or online at www.VanGalder Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. After Hours/Emergency: 800-747-0094, #6.

Extended Motorcoach Tours:
require a $50.00 deposit per person within 7 days after making reservation and a final payment 45 DAYS prior to departure
One Day Tours:
require $0 deposit per person and a final payment 45 DAYS prior to departure
Flyaway & Cruise Packages:
Rules/regulations vary by vendor and package. Refer to tour description.
Payment types accepted:
Cash, personal check, money order, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
is strongly recommended on all motorcoach tours and is offered to safeguard your travel investment. Insurance details are available on page 23 and are optional. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance. Travel Insurance premium is non-refundable. If insurance is not purchased, refund/cancellation policy is listed below:
PER PERSON PENALITIES (based on business days prior to departure)

Extended Motorcoach:
30 + days prior to departure, there will be a $0 per person penalty. 29-4 days prior to departure, there will be a $100 per person penalty plus any unrecoverable fees. 3-0 days (72 business hours) prior to departure, there will be no refund.
One Day Motorcoach:
30 + days prior to departure, there will be a $0 per person penalty. 29-4 days prior to departure, there will be a penalty of 50% of the tour cost or the cost of the ticketed event (whichever is higher). 3-0 days (72 business hours) prior to departure, there will be no refund.
Flyaway/Cruise Packages:
Rules/regulations vary by vendor and package. Refer to tour description. **Cancelling passengers on most motorcoach tours can provide a replacement person(s) for the seat(s.) The office must be notified of the name replacement at the time of cancellation or within the timeline provided by tour office. No one is permitted to board the motorcoach whose name is not on the manifest.
One Day Tours: An invoice with timing will be issued at time of reservation and emailed to client (or sent via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) Multi-Day Motorcoach Tours: An invoice will be issued at time of reservation and emailed to client (or sent via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) A tour itinerary and bag tags will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to departure and sent via US Mail. Flyaway and Cruise Offerings: An invoice will be issued at time of reservation and emailed to client (or sent via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) A tour itinerary and bag tags will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to departure and sent via US Mail. Exceptions, due to outside vendors, will be explained at time of reservations.
A valid U.S. Passport for travel outside the United States via land, air, or sea is required. All International travel requires a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months beyond departure date from foreign country.
Each tour participant is pre-registered by advance reservation. Upon arrival, room keys will be obtained by the tour director or driver and distributed accordingly. Arrangements will be made for your luggage to be delivered to your room and returned to the motorcoach at check-out time unless otherwise indicated. Room assignments are made by the hotel in an impartial manner. All nonsmoking rooms are requested. If any special service (ex: smoking room, ADA accessible room) is required, please advise at time of reservation.
Our “single Share Program is offered on most of Van Galder Tour & Travel’s motorcoach extended-day tours (exceptions will be listed on individual tour outlines). If travelling alone and you would like to share a room with another person of the same sex, please advise the Van Galder staff member assisting you at the time of reservation. The tour MUST be booked at least 45 days prior to departure to take advantage of this offer. Tour & Travel will try to match you with another tour participant traveling alone who would like to share. If the two of you determine that there is a match, you and your roommate will travel at the double rate. If there is no match, each traveler will pay the single rate. Van Galder is NOT responsible for the personal habits of our clients.
Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to Van Galder Tour & Travel at time of reservation. Van Galder will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants, but are not responsible in the event we are unable to do so, or if any of the vendors deny services. We strongly advise persons with special needs to travel with a qualified and physically able companion. Van Galder tour directors and/or drivers are not to act as a travel attendant to any client with special needs, or physically lift or assist clients into transportation vehicles. A minimum of 48 hours advance notice in writing is required for a wheelchair accessible bus. ** Please note: the Americans with Disabilities Act is not applicable outside of the United States and facilities for disabled individuals may be limited.
Motorcoach tours include most necessary tips for bellman, doorman, and dining room meals as noted on itineraries, plus all taxes unless otherwise indicated. Gratuities /taxes may vary for flyaway/cruise tours and will be noted on tour itinerary. Tips are appreciated by the tour directors and drivers who work diligently to ensure your trip is enjoyable. Suggested per person amount is $3.00 per day for each tour director and driver, however are optional and at client discretion.
We use state-of-the-art motorcoaches, which are climate controlled with comfortable reclining seats, footrests, overhead storage, rest rooms, public address system, GPS units, seat belts and large panoramic windows for your viewing enjoyment. Although seat belts are not required at this time, Van Galder strongly suggests the use of seat belts at all times. Note: It is difficult to maintain the motorcoach at a temperature that is comfortable for everyone, a light jacket is suggested.
Smoking, including the use of electronic simulated smoking materials, e-cigarettes, and smokeless cigarettes is prohibited in all workplaces, facilities and vehicles of Coach USA and its affiliates.
Alcohol is not permitted on board any Van Galder Tour & Travel retail tour. If you wish to bring alcohol, coolers will be allowed and stored under the motorcoach in the luggage bay, only to be taken out and consumed off of the motorcoach upon arrival at the destination.
Each person is permitted to bring one large piece of luggage to be stowed in the luggage bay. Also, a small carry-on size bag is allowed to be stowed in the overhead bin on the motorcoach, and is the responsibility of the client.
Take sufficient supply of prescription medication to last duration of the tour. It is very difficult to get prescriptions refilled while enroute. Keep medications on your person at all times.
Seat assignments are made on extended day tours only and are assigned based on booking date order from the front of the motorcoach back. No special requests for seats will be honored. All passengers on a three or more day tour will participate in daily rotation. The seat rotation protocol will be explained by the Tour Directors on all extended trips.
Van Galder Tour & Travel gift certificates are available year-round for any denomination. They are attractively packaged and are available online at
Most Van Galder retail motorcoach tours grant a $3.00 per person, per day, travel dollar to all paid tour participants. Travel Dollars can be used on any future Van Galder retail tour and do not expire. Note: Chicago Fun Days, Casino Tours, Cruises and all Flyaway tours are excluded.
*JANESVILLE, WI Van Galder Terminal 3120 N. Pontiac Dr. *SOUTH BELOIT, IL Road Ranger / McDonald’s ($3 per day) Hwy 75 & I90 *ROCKFORD, IL Van Galder Terminal 7559 Walton St. *MADISON, WI Shopko South Towne Mall 2101 W. Broadway, Lot “G”
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Children under the age of 18 years old are welcomed to travel on any of our tours, however must be accompanied by an adult. Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant. Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to substitute hotels of equal or better grade, the right to alter sightseeing schedules, or substitute the type of transportation when operationally necessary, and reserves the right to cancel any tour up to seven days prior to departure. Tour prices include only the meals, accommodations, etc... that are listed in the individual tour itinerary. Maid, laundry service, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and other items of a personal nature are not included. No responsibility will be accepted for lack of appropriate medical facilities, weather, losses, strikes, criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer difficulties, delay or other complications not under the supervision of Van Galder Tour & Travel.