Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, make your way to the Best Western Gold Rush Hotel in downtown, which will be your home for the first four nights of this incredible twin-centre adventure. If you’d like to be able to get out and explore during this stay, you may choose to collect your car hire on arrival at Whitehorse Airport.Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse
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Whitehorse & Dawson City Delights
Begins in and ends in Whitehorse
- 9 Days / 8 Nights
- May to September
This beautiful twin-centre holiday visits the incredible city of Whitehorse where you will spend four nights, giving you ample time to explore. You’ll then traverse the Klondike Highway making your way to the authentic gold rush town of Dawson City, where you will spend a further four nights. This short break also includes:
- Round trip scheduled flights to Whitehorse
- Intermediate 4 door SUV car hire including insurances, picking up on departure from Whitehorse or on arrival at the Airport. Alternatively, ground or air transfers can be arranged.
- Accommodations as stated
- Two sightseeing tours from Whitehorse: Whitehorse City Tour is a two-hour introduction to the local history of Whitehorse, which includes stops at SS Klondike, Shipyard’s Park, Old Log Church and Log Skyscraper and Fish Ladder. You’ll also enjjoy a four hour guided canoe day tour, where knowledgeable guides escort you along the Yukon River, discovering how beautiful it really is.
- One sightseeing tour from Dawson City: Dawson City & Goldfields tour, gives you the opportunity to hear the gold story; starting with the Klondike Goldrush and culminating into modern-day mining.
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Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon, is so much more than your arrival gateway. Named the Wilderness City, it is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River and is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes. You can hike, bike, or jog the vast network of trails, many of which follow the shores of the river.
We have included two sightseeing experiences for you to enjoy during your time in Yukon’s capital. Whitehorse City Tour is a two-hour introduction to the local history of Whitehorse, which includes stops at SS Klondike, Shipyard’s Park, Old Log Church and Log Skyscraper and Fish Ladder. We’ve also includes a Guided Canoe Day Tour. During this four hour water adventure, knowledgeable guides escort you along the Yukon River, discovering how beautiful it really is. The perfect way to enjoy a Yukon summer day! These tours can be substituted should they not be suitable and additional tours and sightsinng may be added. Click here for a full list of Whitehorse sightseeing options. Those who are driving find the sky’s the limit. Less than an houraway are the refreshing hot springs, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the much-photographed Emerald Lake.We suggest taking a day trip to Carcross, where a compelling First Nation culture invites you to experience their heritage. Stand in the presence of totem poles, and then tuck inside a carving shed to watch and learn the significance of the artwork’s shapes and colours. Get a coffee at Carcross Commons and wander down to Bennett Lake’s sandy beaches. Overlooked by Montana Mountain, this glacial lake was once busy with gold seekers struggling their way to the Klondike. The train tracks on the mountain lead to the White Pass & Yukon Route station, a historic rail journey starting in Carcross.Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Whitehorse
Today, if you havent already done so, you will collect your car hire and leave Whitehorse. Travelling north along the Klondike Highway you’ll experience sensational landscapes as you traverse toward Dawson City. The journey will take approximately six hours, and there are a variety of stop off points for you to consider, including Carmacks and Mayo. Should you sih to avoid the drive, we can arrange ground or air transfers between the two locations.Aurora Inn, Dawson City
Nicknamed the ‘Paris of the North’, this authentic gold rush town is bursting with historic sites and fascinating attractions. To help you truly experience Dawson City, we have included a Dawson City & Goldfields tour, giving you the opportunity to learn about the Klondike Goldrush and how the methods have evolved into today’s modern-day mining. This three-hour tour includes a visit to Claim 33 – where you will try your hand at panning, plus a tour of Dawson City’s historic buildings.
If you have car hire, there is much to explore in the surrounding area. Dawson City is the gateway to Tombstone Territorial Park, where you can experience the unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms, and abundant wildlife. We also offer a guided Tombstone Park tour which can be added to your itinerary. Another recommendation, is to make the short drive to the top of the Midnight Dome, the highest point in the city with spectacular 360-degree views of the Goldfields, Klondike, Yukon River and Klondike Valley. Again, if you’d prefer not to drive yourself, we have a guided Top of the Midnight Dome tour which can be included. To see all the activities, experiences and sightseeing options we offer in Dawson City please click here.Aurora Inn, Dawson City
This morning, you will reverse your route and make your way south to Whitehorse International Airport. Here you will return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
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