Experience two of Alaska’s great treasures—its unspoiled wilderness and its rich cultural heritage—on a journey that will have you hiking in Denali, spotting wildlife while cruising the Prince William Sound, and getting acquainted with Alaska Native cultures in Anchorage.

Note: The 2023 dates were published incorrectly in our Winter 2022 catalog. The correct dates are Aug. 6-13, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, and Sept. 3-10, 2023.

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Alaska: A Stay in Anchorage and Denali National Park

8 days from $6,150

Experience two of Alaska’s great treasures—its unspoiled wilderness and its rich cultural heritage—on a journey that will have you hiking in Denali, spotting wildlife while cruising the Prince William Sound, and getting acquainted with Alaska Native cultures in Anchorage.

Note: The 2023 dates were published incorrectly in our Winter 2022 catalog. The correct dates are Aug. 6-13, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, and Sept. 3-10, 2023.

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Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2023 Departure; Sep 3 - 10, 2023 Departure
Sharon Hudgins

Sharon Hudgins

Sharon Hudgins is an award-winning author, a former university professor, and a professional journalist. A seasoned traveler with a sense of adventure, she has lived in 10 countries on 3 continents, traveled through 55 countries across the globe, and logged more than 45,000 miles on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. After completing a bachelor's degree in at the University of Texas, she earned graduate degrees in Political Science at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas (Radio-Television-Film). She has taught at several major universities, including 18 years for the University of Maryland's education programs in Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, Korea, and Russia.

She is the author of 5 non-fiction books and editor of others, including Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World. As a journalist and independent scholar, she has published more than 1,000 articles on history, travel, culture, and food, in magazines, newspapers, academic journals, and books, including several entries in Oxford encyclopedias. She has also been a lecturer on numerous tours to Alaska, Eastern and Western Europe, and Russia, including expedition cruises to the North Pacific (Alaska, Kamchatka, and the Kuril Islands). She enjoys lecturing on subjects as diverse as Alaskan history, Native Alaskan cuisine, and the life and lore of reindeer.