Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Alaska: Call of the Wild


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$5,290 USD
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Tauck Bridges
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Cities & Landmarks
Anchorage, Girdwood, Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula
Call of Wild Guided Family Tour
Kayaking Kenai River


Uniquely Tauck



Flightsee over the soaring peaks of Denali National Park




Gratuities to Tauck Director, drivers, and local guides


Take a cruise along Prince William Sound


Go on a geocaching treasure hunt


Travel aboard Alaska Railroad along the spectacular shoreline of Turnagain Arm


Kayaking, river rafting and hiking on the Kenai Peninsula, known as "Alaska's Playground"  





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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World Travel. Family Discovery.

Alaskan family fun sunrise to sunset... meet champion Iditarod sled dogs… take a flightseeing tour over Denali National Park… go jet boating, wilderness hiking, kayaking... take a rail trip... spot Alaska’s magnificent wildlife…. learn about native Alaskans and their rich cultural heritage…

Your family experiences the natural treasures of America's 49th state in a new way on one of our newest Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth – nature's premier storyteller. An Alaska family vacation of a lifetime... Travel by land, sea and air on this incredible Alaska family vacation that is designed for every member of your family. Your family's travels begin with one night in Anchorage, then it’s off to the northern interior for a jet boat ride, a wilderness hike, a geocaching treasure hunt and two nights at a wilderness lodge. Meet Alaskan huskies at a dog sled training facility and soar above the foothills of Denali on a flightseeing adventure. Travel to Alaska’s alpine playground in Kenai for a two-night wilderness lodge stay and a choice of activities including kayaking, river rafting and a guided wilderness hike in the Kenai River region. Cruise the Kenai Fjords with a naturalist who points out wildlife along the way. During your final two-night stay in Girdwood, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to meet animals being rehabilitated (from moose to grizzly bears), and pan for gold at the Crow Creek Mine. Read Less

Flightsee over Denali National Park

Day 4

Flightsee over Denali National Park

Weather permitting, your family takes to the air on a flightseeing excursion over the foothills of Denali National Park for a chance to view the ice-clad summit of Denali. At 20,000+ ft., Denali is the crown of the 600-mile Alaska Range. The Athabascan people dubbed the huge mountain, “Denali,” meaning the “Great One,” and it more than lives up to the name. Soar over rugged peaks and beautiful, meandering glaciers on one of life's great adventures.

Outdoor family fun on the Kenai Peninsula, "Alaska's Playground"

Day 5

Kayak, River Raft or Hike

The mountains of the Kenai River Valley and the river’s bright waters provide the perfect setting for a day of outdoor family fun with something for every age and generation. The Kenai Peninsula is named "Alaska's Playground" as the outdoor possibilities are just about endless, including a five-mile guided wilderness hike, a lake kayaking adventure, or a river float trip.

Pan for Gold at Crow Creek Gold Mine

Day 6

Learn about "gold fever" when your family pans for gold at Crow Creek Gold Mine

Your family gets an authentic, hands-on opportunity to relive Alaska's historic Gold Rush at Crow Creek Gold Mine. Established in 1896, Crow Creek Mine is one of Alaska's most renowned hydraulic gold mining operations. Meet a prospector, work with gold pans, shovels, and buckets as you pan for gold and learn about the mine and the arts of gold panning and platinum prospecting – and end your visit with a barbecue lunch.

The thing that inspired me was the sled dogs... one day, I’ll be a sled dog musher.


age 9


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With Tauck Bridges, everything is taken care of; just pack and go! Everything is included in one upfront price so you don't have to worry... no extra costs, no hidden fees, no worries. Most every travel expense is included in one upfront price – all hotels, gratuities, most meals, admissions fees, sightseeing, exclusive experiences and more.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!

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Flight-seeing to Denali, Jetboats, Homesteading,Nature hiking, Float trip fishing on the upper Kenai, Kayaking on Kenai Lake, Mountaineering seminar, panning for Gold, Glaciers, and then a ten mile hike into a mountain lake for Arctic Grayling. Wonderful resorts, excellent food and our tour guide was extraordinary! As good as it gets!

Most Memorable Moment:

Just being together with our family and the Tauck tour group surrounded by the beauty of Alaska with so many adventures and interesting activities everyday. Everything was arranged by Tauck and all we had to do was enjoy and have fun! Could not have been better!

This trip with our family was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors, wildlife, glaciers, and the grandeur that is Alaska. Our whole family enjoyed themselves. The activities are many and varied and our Director was top notch!

Most Memorable Moment:

Flightseeing over the glaciers with my whole family - 9 of us - what a thrill!! The pilot put our 12 year old grandson in the co-pilot's seat and he was in heaven! Our granddaughter would probably say seeing the sled dogs and puppies.

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.