Travel Impressions Adds Escorted Tours of Alaska for 2012
Travel Impressions added Alaska to its product line-up with five escorted tours for 2012. “Alaska is truly the last frontier -- a land where caribou outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight and mountains rise out of the sea,” said John Hanratty, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Travel Impressions.
The new tours include transfers, some meals, hotel accommodations and taxes. Winter Extravaganza Tour (seven days, six nights) features Alaska’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race and Mushers’ Banquet. Alaska Explorer Tour (seven days, six nights) includes Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Anchorage. The Alaska National Parks Tour (eight days, seven nights) includes Anchorage, Denali National Park, Seward and Girdwood. The Denali Express Tour (four days, three nights) focuses on Anchorage and Denali (well suited for pre- or post cruisers). The Grand Alaska Land Tour (10 days, nine nights) features Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks and Denali National Park.
Highlights include visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Alaska SeaLife Center; city tours and visits to the Alaska Zoo with a behind-the-scenes experience; Iditarod festivities and dinner at the Mushers’ Banquet; a visit to the Iditarod Headquarters and to see first-hand a replica Iditarod Trail station; Iditarod festivities in Anchorage; a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center; a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Fairbanks Museum; a tundra wilderness tour; an Anchorage city tour; Alaskan-style dinners; a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park; a tram to the top of Mount Alyeska for beautiful views of Turnagain Arm; a visit to Valdez, known as “Alaska’s Little Switzerland”; a glacier and wildlife cruise through the Prince William Sound; an encounter with the Columbia Glacier; and a riverboat cruise on the Chena River.
Travel Impressions prepared an Alaska Dimension Series presentation, with product knowledge and training through animated presentations including videos, voice-over narration, background music and attachments, as well as interactive quizzes.
Founded in 1974, Travel Impressions is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express that offers FIT vacations to more than 200 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and the Continental U.S. For more information, call 800-284-0044.
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