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Frank Stelges Photography Lesson
7 Nights Northern Lights Viewing
Fountainhead Auto Museum
Trail Breaker Kennel Sled Rides
Fairbanks Curling Club
2 Nights Borealis Basecamp
Borealis Basecamp Activites
2 Nights Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Denali Brewing Co. Tasting Tour
Palmer Musk Ox Farm
Alyeska Resort Adventure Bay
Please note luggage fees charged by airlines are NOT included in the price of this trip and may vary based on airline policies, fees, restrictions, etc. The price of these luggage fees are the sole responsibility of each guest and are not determined by Timi's Tours.
Pricing & Payment Plan
This trip includes 20 meals!
Day 1: CHICAGO
Your journey begins with a motorcoach transfer to Chicago where you will overnight near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in preparation
for your flight to Alaska tomorrow.
Day 2: FAIRBANKS
Catch your flight today to Fairbanks. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by a John Hall’s Alaska representative and transferred to Sophie Station Suites, your hotel this evening. Before retiring, journey to Aurora Pointe for a presentation by Mr. Frank Stelges. Frank is a well-respected photographer of the aurora and he will share his tips on how to properly set up your camera to be able to capture the northern lights. View the Aurora Borealis with your group tonight. Dinner is included today.
Day 3: DOG SLEDDING & AURORA VIEWING
After a group welcome breakfast and a leisurely morning around the lodge,
enjoy the classic cars of the Fountainhead Auto Museum before bundling up and heading to Susan Butcher’s Trail Breaker Kennels for an afternoon of Iditarod fun! Join a dog team for sled rides followed by a behind the scenes look at the kennel and the Monson family homestead.
After lunch, join the Fairbanks Curling Club for some Alaskan fun as you curl your way to a win! Spend time at the Museum of the North before having dinner with the folks at the Silver Gulch Brewery. Board your luxury coach for a short trip out of town to Borealis Basecamp, your home for the following two evenings. View the Aurora Borealis with your group from the comfort of a climate-controlled yurt, or in privacy from your domed room. All meals are included today.
Day 4: BOREALIS BASECAMP ADVENTURE DAY
After a late night of Aurora viewing, you will have the ability to sleep in.
Today will be spent enjoying one of several activities available to you at Borealis Basecamp. Launch into miles of wilderness via dog sled or snow machine, or take a refreshing snowshoe hike through the quiet forest with no sound except for the wind in the treetops. Your evening will be filled with the colorful skies of the Northern Lights as you again have the chance to capture these sights on your camera. All meals are included today.
Day 5: TALKEETNA & NORTHERN LIGHTS
Sleep in and then travel by coach to Talkeetna via the Parks Highway.
Make a lunch stop in Healy at Rose’s before arriving in Talkeetna later this evening for dinner and local entertainment. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will have a fire roaring in the fireplace into the early morning hours for those who elect to view the Northern Lights and Mt. Denali from the lodge’s expansive back porch. All meals are included today.
Day 6: DENALI FLIGHTSEEING & DENALI BREWING CO.
Rise & Shine! The day will begin with brunch served family style at the
Talkeetna Roadhouse. After a chance to walk off some of the calories by
strolling the streets and shops of downtown Talkeetna, you may choose to purchase a two-hour flightseeing tour that highlights Denali, and includes
a fly-by of Hunter, Foraker, Silverthorne & Moose’s Tooth peaks before landing in the Great Gorge (additional cost for this excursion). Late this afternoon, partake in a tasting tour and behind the scenes look at one of Alaska’s most successful micro- brewery, the Denali Brewing Company. This is a great look at one of the fastest growing industries not only in Alaska, but nationwide and is the perfect transition to dinner in downtown Talkeetna. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will again have the fireplace roaring for those who wish to spend time outdoors enjoying the Aurora light show. All meals are included today.
Day 7: MUSK OX FARM & ANCHORAGE
Relax this morning before making your way to the Palmer Musk Ox
farm to witness these prehistoric animals and learn about Alaska’s ongoing domestication project. Continue on to Anchorage for some fun, Alaskan-style shopping and lunch at your choice of several amazing venues. Check in
at the Lakefront Hotel, your home for the next two evenings before experiencing dinner at a John Hall’s Alaska favorite, Simon and Seafort’s, overlooking Turnagain Arm. All meals are included today.
Day 8: ALYESKA ADVENTURE DAY
Make your way to Girdwood and the beautiful Alyeska Resort.
You may choose to participate on one of the following activities: a day on the ski slopes (including lift ticket & rental gear), a day at the spa (choose from a
pre-selected menu of relaxing treatments), or go for a snowshoe hike on a path highlighting the glaciers and backcountry valleys of the Chugach Mountains. Lunch at the resort, then return to Anchorage. Regroup tonight for a farewell dinner at the Lakefront Hotel. All meals are included today.
Day 9: FLY HOME
After breakfast, transfer to the Anchorage airport to board your flights bound for home. From Anchorage you will fly back to Chicago where your motorcoach will return the group to pickup points. Breakfast is included today.
CALL US TODAY TO BOOK YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
Space on this tour is limited to 28 people, so please book early.
Reservations may be made directly with Timi’s Tours. Phone: 800-682-8214; Email: Timi@TimisTours.com
To confirm your reservation please send a deposit of $1395.00 per person to Timi’s Tours, 230 S Main Street, Moweaqua, IL 62550.
Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover are acceptable forms of payment.
ADDITIONAL TOUR PAYMENTS & FINAL PAYMENTS
For double occupancy bookings, after the initial deposit of $1395 pp, $2500 pp is due by 8/12/19;
and final payments of $2500 pp are due by 11/12/19.
For single occupancy bookings, after the initial deposit of $1395 pp, $3000 pp is due by 8/12/19;
and final payments of $3000 pp are due by 11/12/19.
If payment is not received on time, space may be released; re-booking will be subject to availability.
We offer and highly recommend Travel Guard insurance to cover trip cancellation and interruption,
medical emergency services, baggage loss or delay or medical assistance. Please contact us for an insurance quote.
Insurance purchased within 15 days of initial payment covers preexisting conditions as well.
If a cancellation is made in writing at least 60 days prior to departure, a full refund will be made. In the event
of interruption or cancellation of your tour after its commencement, there will be no refunds. We recommend trip insurance for this reason.
Tour documents, including detailed itinerary, hotel lists, luggage tags, and jackets will be mailed approximately 14-21 days prior to departure.
This may be delayed if final payment is not received on time.
Timi’s Tours reserves the right to revise the services included in the itinerary such as hotel accommodations and attractions. In cases of substitution, a comparable quality service will be used. Triple rooms, when available, may contain either two beds and a roll-away, or two double beds.
RESTROOM BREAKS & SMOKING POLICY
In consideration of all tour members, a no-smoking policy will be enforced on the motorcoach. Frequent stops will be made every
two to three hours to accommodate travelers. A bathroom is available on board the motorcoach as well.
Cell phone coverage is available in most Alaska cities. As a courtesy to other passengers, please refrain from
cell phone usage while on board the motorcoach.
We will deliver and pick up one suitcase per person from your room throughout the entire land portion of your tour.
In order for us to provide the best service possible, please inform our staff of any mobility or medical issues at the time of booking.
Your land tour is 100% casual. Please pack the following items: a winter hat and gloves; thermal base layers; sunglasses, cap & sunscreen;
layers for various weather conditions and indoor use; face mask and/or balaclava; chapstick with SPF; ice cleats- suggested brands include Stabilicers, Yaktrax, ICETrekkers, and Kahtoola; winter boots rated -40°F - 0°F. Winter items are available for rent and additional
rental information will be sent at a later date. Many guests enjoy having a small pair of binoculars along during their tour.
CAMERAS AND VALUABLES
By all means bring a camera, and be sure it is within your reach. You’ll see plenty of great scenes to snap. Keep your camera and other valuables in your carry on and bring them on board your motorcoach. We will burn your pictures to DVD as a complimentary service while you are on tour with us.
All gratuities have been included in the price of your package including $90pp for your John Hall’s Alaska Tour Manager
and $27pp for your Timi’s Tours tour director.
THESE POLICIES ARE IN ADDITION TO OUR STANDARD PASSENGER CONTRACT WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.TIMISTOURS.COM/POLICY
GROUP AIR ARRANGEMENTS
GROUP AIRFARE TO AND FROM ALASKA WILL BE ARRANGED AS PART OF YOUR TOUR PACKAGE.
This itinerary is offered by Timi’s Tours and operated by John Hall’s Alaska Cruises & Tours.
1127 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN 55041; 800-325-2270; www.KissAlaska.com
Motorcoach Transportation To and From Chicago, Round-trip Airfare From Chicago, Top Tier Accommodations, Fully Guided Service, Gratuities for Meals, Baggage Handling for One Bag, Attractions & Attraction Guides, Luxury Land Transportation, Airport Transfers, Pre-Tour Hotel Night, & Taxes
What’s Not Included:
Airline Baggage Fees and Trip Cancellation Insurance
(please call for a quote)
Note: This tour requires the ability to walk in snow
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