Travel & Tourism Awards 2022

Page 36 LUX 2022 Travel & Tourism Awards John Hall’s Alaska Cruises & Tours offers travel experiences designed to immerse guests in everything Alaska has to offer. From winter wonders to summertime adventures, all nine of its Alaska tour itineraries are value-added to include hands-on, educational attractions and fully guided service, plus wildlife, scenery and culture interactions. All tours are hasslefree for guests thanks to inclusion of all meals, accommodations, activities, baggage handling, airport transfers, luxury coach transportation and most gratuities. Tours are limited to 28-42 passengers per departure, and this enables the guides to bring guests along for high-quality, authentic and very exclusive Alaska adventures. With the group size being limited, John Hall’s Alaska can offer small boat and small plane excursions in Alaska’s bush country regions. John Hall’s is also the only Alaska tour operator that builds vacations into all five regions of Alaska, highlighting Alaska’s Indigenous cultures, ecological gems and history of the land. Most travelers have wildlife near the top of the list of things they want to see in the 49th state. Another benefit of John Hall’s Alaska’s in-depth exploration of off-the-beaten-path destinations is that guests can expect to see at least 40% more wildlife than the average Alaska visitor in the same amount of time. By land and by sea, John Hall’s Alaska Cruises & Tours offers distinctive opportunities for travel enthusiasts to discover the wildlife, Alaska Native cultures and geographical wonders of “The Great Land” through one-of-a-kind itineraries. Since 1983, the family-owned and -operated company has been dedicated to sharing exceptional experiences with its guests through extensive, in-depth tours of all five regions of Alaska as well as the neighboring Yukon and the Canadian Rockies throughout the summer, fall and winter months. Dec21308 John Hall’s Alaska Cruises &Tours Alaskan Tour Operator of the Year - USA During the summer months, guests can do everything from getting out on the water with a privately chartered day boat to explore the Inside Passage to floating the scenic Kenai River. With the National Parks of Alaska tour, there is even an option for adventurous travelers to do a polar bear plunge in the Arctic Ocean. One of John Hall’s Alaska’s most popular tours, the 10-day Grand Slam Alaska offers 10 days in the state’s Southcentral and Interior regions with such experiences as glacier viewing, whale watching, discovering local culture, time in Denali National Park & Preserve and journeys on the Alaska Railroad and Alaska Marine Highway System. Another long-time favorite, the 11day Untamed Alaska combines time in some of the state’s most picturesque small towns, such as Talkeetna, Valdez and Cordova, with bucket-list activities like seeing Denali, glaciers and wildlife. For a longer journey that covers more of the state, summertime travelers can book a National Parks of Alaska tour, which spends 14 days exploring all eight of Alaska’s national parks, an opportunity not available from any other Alaska tour operator. New for 2022, John Hall’s Alaska is taking guests deeper into the Kenai Peninsula than ever before with the nine-day Wild Alaskan Explorer experience. In addition to visiting Anchorage and Denali National Park, this itinerary takes guests to the fishing town of Homer, where they can fish, enjoy breweries or visit an oyster farm. New in 2021 and brought back in 2022 due to its popularity, the Platinum Inside Passage Experience takes travelers through the magical landscape of Southeast Alaska with stops in Sitka, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway and Icy Strait Point. John Hall’s Alaska’s Fall Colors tour is an epic, 18-day journey through Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Rockies and down to Seattle, Washington. Along the way, guests experience Denali National Park, the famed Alaska Highway, Muncho Lake, Banff and Jasper National Park. A special treat for 2022 guests, John Hall, Sr. will be joining the tour this year to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. The journey doesn’t end there for John Hall’s Alaska, though. With two incredible winter tours for guests to choose from, there are opportunities to see the aurora borealis, go skiing and even experience the historic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The eight-day Alaska Winter Wonders tour takes guests from Anchorage to Fairbanks to Girdwood as they go dog mushing, skiing, flightseeing, whale watching and aurora viewing. An animal and nature lover’s dream, the Iditarod and Aurora Adventure is an 11-day land tour that kicks off in Anchorage with the Fur Rendezvous festival and gives guests a front-row seat to the start of the Last Great Race in Willow, Alaska. In addition to aurora hunting and seeing the World Ice Art Championships, this tour takes travelers by plane across the Arctic Circle to an Iditarod checkpoint where they get to greet mushers as they pass through on their way to the finish line in Nome. “We have been committed to sharing our unique Alaska experiences with travelers for 40 years now because it’s my passion, it’s our passion,” said John Hall’s Alaska President and Founder John Hall, Sr. Company: John Hall’s Alaska Cruises & Tours Contact: Elizabeth Hall Email: [email protected] Website: