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Vancouver to Anchorage (Seward)

BREATHTAKING VISTAS | 7 Nights | Departs Jul 9, 2014

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Sitka, Alaska

Ports:

Jul, 9

-Vancouver, Canada

Jul, 10

-Cruise the Inside Passage

Jul, 11

-Ketchikan, Alaska

Jul, 12

-Cruise Tracy Arm

-Juneau, Alaska

Jul, 13

-Skagway, Alaska

Jul, 14

-Sitka, Alaska

Jul, 15

-Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Jul, 16

-Anchorage (Seward), Alaska

Sitka, Alaska-port

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Russian America and Raptor Center
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historic Sitka and Nature Walk
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Sitka Cycling and Forest Walk
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest
    Seated Tour
  • Salmon Sportfishing
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Advanced Bike Trip
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Jet-Cat Wildlife Quest and Beach Exploration
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Sitka ATV Expedition
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Ocean Raft Adventures
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Artist Walk - Hot Italian Glass
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Russian America and Raptor Center

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: sit-001
    Price:

    Free

    This unique excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a tour through the Alaska Raptor Center.

    Begin your tour with a scenic motorcoach tour along Sitka’s roadways. Visit the Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 "Battle of Alaska", was fought. The park hosts totem lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their totemic art form. Time may be spent walking the forest trail, viewing cultural exhibits and video presentation, or talking with local native artists about their cultural art form.

    Your next stop will be at the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Several distinct periods of Alaskan history are preserved within the island community of Sitka, from the early Native American civilization through the Russian Colonial period and the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Before the European colonists arrived in Alaska, the Eskimo, Aleut, Athabaskan, and Tlingit native groups lived off the land here. At the museum, view artifacts from that period that reside in the Sheldon Jackson Museum, showcasing the ingenuity and skill of the native settlers living in a very unforgiving land.

    Next, your guide will drive you to the Alaska Raptor Center. This Bald Eagle Center operates with bird care professionals assisted by volunteers to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. After your introduction to the center, a presentation with one of the Center's educational birds will take place. Time will be available to view the flight center, clinic window, outside deck habitat areas and gift shop.

    Reboard your motorcoach and travel by Castle Hill, site of the 1867 land transfer ceremony. Upon conclusion of the drive you will make the final stop at St. Michael's Cathedral and view original Icon Artwork dating back to the early 16th Century. The Cathedral is the mother cathedral for orthodoxy for all of America. After the church you may return to the pier or disembark on the main street to shop and be returned by a shuttle coach.

    Please note: This tour involves walking of up to 1 mile (approximately 1 1/2 hours). The order of sites visited may be reversed.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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