14 Days

Alaska Cruise Tour

Experience a land and sea adventure while traveling through the pristine Alaskan Wilderness. Beginning in Seattle, enjoy a city tour including a photo stop at the famous 650-foot Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Boeing Aircraft Factory in the largest building in the world. Cruise the inside passage on the luxurious Celebrity Millennium, with ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Straight Point. See Hubbard Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Alaska. We include a special land tour each time the ship docks. Your first port of call is Ketchikan, well known as the salmon capital o the world and home to an outstanding collection of totem poles. Here you visit the Totem Bight State Historical Park and enjoy a guided Ketchikan city tour, which are both sure to educate and entertain! Join the group on a guided city tour of Juneau, the capital of Alaska, and other included shore excursions such as Mendenhall Glacier. See the Gold Rush town of Skagway, located at the northernmost point of Alaska’s inside passage, and visit the treacherous White Horse Pass that beckoned the gold miners of the 1800s. Ride a glass-domed rail train across the Alaskan wilderness while viewing some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Travel deep into the six million acre Denali National Park in search of bear, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and caribou. This extended tour of Denali allows you to truly appreciate the park and gives you the best opportunity to see wildlife. Near Fairbanks, cruise the Tanana and Chena Rivers on a historic paddle wheel boat with stops at a famous sled dog breeder as well as an Athabasca Indian village to learn how they survive in the wilderness. Travel to Palmer for a visit to a musk ox farm, a reindeer farm, and vegetable and potato farm that uses center pivot irrigation. Alaska has a beauty all its own and is waiting to share it with you!

Dates Available
  • July 18 - August 1, 2018 (Only 6 Cabins Remaining)
  • August 1 - 15, 2018 (Only 8 Cabins Remaining)
  • August 15 - 29, 2018 (Only 4 Cabins Remaining)

Itinerary

DAY ONE               Flight to Seattle
Welcome to Seattle, a city with spectacular natural beauty as well as interesting and exciting sites!!  After arrival on your included flight, a courtesy shuttle provides you a quick five-minute ride from the airport to your hotel.  Your Rupiper Tour Manager will welcome you and provide information for the tour as well as help with your hotel check in. The day is yours to rest for your upcoming adventure or go out exploring, depending on your flight’s arrival time. You could visit Paul Allen’s Music Museum - filled with musical tributes to the history of rock-n-roll, or visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum with magnificent displays of unbelievably large plants and flowers all blown out of glass.  Many of Seattle’s popular sites are within one block of each other and can be reached via the monorail for about $2 or senior rate of $1.  Overnight in Seattle.

DAY TWO              Seattle / Boeing Factory / Everett
Following a great included breakfast, meet your Rupiper Tour Manager in the hotel lobby for your morning tour of Seattle. Our local Seattle guide will provide you with a wealth of information on your morning City Tour, which includes Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks store, and many other historic sites, plus a chance to take your photo in front of the famous Space Needle.  You’ll have lots of time to visit a museum or try some fresh seafood.  At 3:00 PM our coach will be ready to transfer us to everyone’s favorite, the Boeing Aircraft Factory.  See the giant 747 passenger jets being assembled in this largest building in America. Following the tour we’ll enjoy an included dinner and then check into our hotel in Everett, WA. B, D

DAY THREE                Everett / Vancouver                         Set Sail at 4:30 p.m.
This morning we travel north to Vancouver, where we board the Celebrity Millennium Cruise ship.  At 4:30 p.m. set sail and depart Vancouver’s beautiful city harbor.  This is always an unforgettable moment...you’ll be on deck enjoying the impressive skyline of Vancouver and a spectacular sunset.  The band will be playing as our majestic cruise vessel sails out of the harbor and our wonderful travel experience continues.  B, L, D

DAY FOUR                   Inside Passage                                (Cruising)
Get acquainted with the many features of the magnificent Millennium – always something for everyone.  Dine in elegant settings or casual surroundings; there are dining options in a variety of restaurants sure to please the most discerning palate.  Evening dining is always special on a Celebrity cruise – a five-course meal followed by Las Vegas or Broadway-style entertainment.  Add to all this Celebrity’s famous personal service, and every guest is sure to feel relaxed, refreshed and revitalized.  B, L, D

DAY FIVE               Ketchikan               (Port of Call) Arrive 7:00 a.m. – Depart 3:00 p.m.
Ketchikan, well known as the salmon capital of the world, is the ancestral home of the Tlingit people and home to an outstanding collection of totem poles.  Our included shore excursion takes you on a city tour and to Totem Bight State Historical Park, where you will discover the meaning of the characters and may witness the actual carving of a totem pole.  There are many on display for us to inspect.  No need to purchase this shore excursion, we’ve included it!  The tour is about 2 ½ hours long allowing you plenty of time on your own to enjoy the city after your tour.  B, L, D

DAY SIX                  Icy Strait (Port of Call)                                      Arrive 10:00 a.m. – Depart 8:00 p.m.
Icy Strait Point is a charming little island covered with beautiful walking trails and is home to a onetime large salmon cannery.  Learn about Alaska’s state fish, the king salmon and the other species native here at the historic salmon cannery.  Your Icy Strait Point experience continues as you meander along a wooded trail, watching for wildlife, breathing the clean, fresh air while enjoying more of Alaska’s natural beauty.  If you are adventuresome, you might want to take a ride on the zip line or just watch for whales along the shoreline.  Alaskan Indians make available their arts and crafts.    B, L, D

DAY SEVEN           Juneau (Port of Call)                                          Arrive 7:00 a.m. – Depart 8:30 p.m.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a small port city located at the base of the Boundary Mountains. Enjoy our included shore excursion to Mendenhall Glacier as well as a city tour with close up views of this magnificent glacier and the capital city of Alaska.  Main Street is just a block away from the harbor, allowing you to stroll around town and enjoy the untainted splendor of this magnificent land.  You may choose to visit the oldest Russian Orthodox Church in North America, or stop for a cold one at the famous Red Dog Saloon, a rustic tavern with sawdust on the floor and a piano player performing just like in the old Gold Rush days.  Take a tram up the mountainside for an awesome view of the city or hike up the mountain for an unbelievable nature walk.  There is a lot to do in Juneau!    B, L, D

DAY EIGHT             Skagway (Port of Call)                                      Arrive 7:00 a.m. – Depart 4:00 p.m.
The frontier spirit is alive and well in the Gold Rush town of Skagway, the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage.  White Horse Pass, the treacherous mountain pass that beckoned the gold miners of the 1800s, towers over Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike.  Freshwater streams teeming with salmon wind through the city, where fishermen catch their limit right off the dock.  Our included shore excursion – fully guided with great narration – lets you experience the city’s boomtown past and learn about historic characters like Soapy Smith and enjoy a drive along the Klondike Gold Rush Trail to White Horse Pass.  B, L, D

DAY NINE               Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)          Arrive 7:00 a.m. – Depart 11:00 a.m.
This is definitely the “coolest” part of our tour!  Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent, moved at the astonishing speed of 130 feet per day back in 1986.  To this day, Hubbard continues its march to the ocean, losing massive pieces of ice along the way – a process called “calving.”  These massive chunks of ice plunge into the ocean with a thundering roar – an incredible sight and sound.  The ship comes so close to the more than six-mile long, 1,000-foot wall of ice, you may need your jacket and sweater! B, L, D

DAY TEN                 Seward / Anchorage / Palmer / Wasilla             Disembark at  8:00 a.m
This morning we arrive in Seward, a fishing village named after William Seward, who negotiated a two-cent per acre price on the historic purchase of Alaska.  We disembark our cruise vessel in Seward and travel by motor coach along the towering glacier-covered Kenai mountain range, past Turnagain Arm, and on to Anchorage, Alaska.  Enjoy a lunch downtown in “The City of Lights and Flowers” before hopping on our private open-air trolley for a ride throughout downtown.  Listen as our local guide points out important and interesting sights from this fun vantage point.  During our city tour, see the largest Float Plane Airport in the world, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race starting point and many other historic sites.  After the tour we continue on to the Mat-Su Valley and Palmer in particular, known as the farming center of Alaska, where growing conditions are ideal.  Vegetables adapted to cool temperatures thrive, the glacial soils provide organic matter to keep nutrients in the root zone, many insect pests, diseases, and weeds that are common in the lower 48 are not common in Alaska, and there is plenty of sunlight in the summer to help plants grow.  In June, Palmer gets 19 hours of daylight every day, so crops can keep growing until midnight.  The sunlight also makes the crops sweeter. Carrots spend 75 percent of their time making sugar, and 25 percent turning that sugar into starch.  Species in the Brassica family, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, collards, mustards, radishes, grow very well in Palmer.  Other successful crops include potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach and lettuce.  Visit an actual working farm and see irrigated crops watered with a center pivot irrigation system.  Enjoy commentary from this Alaskan farmer who grows an assortment of vegetables and crops.  Following the farm visit, learn about Musk Ox production and how they are helping native Alaskans survive.  Dinner is served about 6:00 PM and then a short drive to Wasilla, home of Sarah Palin.  Our hotel on Lake Lucille is only a few steps away from her house.   After our drive-by of Sarah’s home, we’ll check into our hotel.  Everyone loves the view from the large deck, a great place to relax and get better acquainted with your travel mates. B, L, D

DAY ELEVEN           Wasilla / Houston / Talkeetna
This morning we make our way up the scenic Hatcher Pass, where you will truly see how breathtaking Alaska scenery can be, on our way to the former Independence Gold Mine.  Take a step back in time as you walk along the old mine site. Learn about the operation, which has been at a standstill since the 40s. Next we travel through the wilderness to a typical Alaskan town, Houston, AK.  With just a whisper over 2000 inhabitants, it is fun place to enjoy a great Alaskan lunch.  Following lunch we journey onward to Talkeetna, the closest opportunity to view Denali (aka Mt. McKinley), the highest peak in North America, topping out at 20,320 feet. This rugged mountain stands in the heart of Denali National Park and is so large it actually creates its own weather.  Talkeetna is a typical little Alaskan village with quaint shops and a few restaurants, a town that really depicts Alaska. We will overnight at the wonderful Alaskan Wilderness Lodge in Talkeetna.  B, L

DAY TWELVE          Talkeetna / Denali
While in Talkeetna, ask your tour manager about a flight tour that will land on one of the glaciers of Mt. McKinley, and be sure to visit the Rangers Station, the very place where all the mountain climbers must stop to check in when climbing Mt. McKinley. After lunch, travel to Denali National Park where we overnight. Before you wind down for the evening, enjoy The Cabin Night Dinner Theater.  Always a crowd favorite, the show shares Alaska’s rich history through storytelling, song and dance.  Enjoy this great performance with all-you-can-eat ribs, salmon, and more!  B, D

DAY THIRTEEN       Denali National Park / Fairbanks
Rise and shine as this will be your only early morning departure. Embark on an extended Denali Wilderness Tour, traveling deep into the six million-acre Denali Park for our best opportunity to see wildlife.  Our experienced Alaska naturalist will spend nearly eight hours discussing the wildlife in the lush taiga forests and across the rolling tundra. You’ll start the morning with a hearty breakfast and be provided snacks during the tour along with a sack lunch.  Enjoy more incredible scenery as you travel from Denali to Fairbanks via the Alaska Dome Rail train.  We’ll have a spectacular viewpoint too, seated behind huge wrap-around windows in our own comfortable glass-domed train car viewing Denali (aka Mount McKinley) and the Alaskan wilderness as we journey across some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country!  Alaska is one-fifth the size of the entire lower 48 states and 17 of the 20 highest mountain peaks in the U.S. are located within its territory.  Along with this luxurious ride, you’ll enjoy a fun time including dinner as well as complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onboard.  This fun and scenic ride will surely get you in the Alaskan mood.  B, L, D

DAY FOURTEEN     Fairbanks / Depart
Enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Tanana and Chena rivers aboard an authentic sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery.  Our journey takes us to an Athabascan Indian village, where we learn about their culture and customs.  Also scheduled is to see the home of four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher.  Susan’s legacy continues through her trainer, telling us about the dogs and showing us how an Alaskan musher controls the animals.  An Alaskan bush pilot demonstrates short field take offs and landings with his Piper Super-Cub. Following an included lunch, enjoy a tour of the Ice Museum in the downtown area. Real ice sculptures beautifully carved – always something new!  Next visit the world famous Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that runs 800 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Alaska at Valdez. This largest oil field in North America had more than 70,000 workers at various times, and the first oil reached Valdez on July 28, 1977.  The pipe is 48 inches in diameter and the oil inside comes out of the ground at temperatures as high as 145 degrees Fahrenheit and is sent through the pipe hot. Later in the afternoon bask in Alaska’s nostalgia at Pioneer Park. Walk the streets of an old Alaskan village, see gold mining equipment, vintage airplanes, a museum, and best of all, enjoy an authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake for your farewell dinner. Following dinner, transfer to the airport for your return flight home, arriving on day 15. Bring home memories to treasure for a lifetime.  B, L, D

Day Fifteen       Arrive Home

What's Included

CRUISE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrity Cruise Line Accommodations
7-Day Cruise - All Meals & Entertainment included
Seattle City Tour • Pike Place Market • Boeing Airplane Factory
  Ultra Dome Train Experience in Alaskan Wilderness
Extended Denali Wilderness Tour - See More Wildlife!
Trans-Alaska Pipeline • Authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake in Fairbanks
Denali (Mt. McKinley) Vistas • Cabin Night Dinner Theater in Denali
Family Farm with Center Pivot Irrigation • Athabascan Indian Village
Open-Air Trolley Tour in Anchorage • Small Alaskan Town
Scenic Hatcher Pass • Independence Gold Mine
Bush Pilot Piper Cub Demonstration • Ice Museum
Iditarod Race Dogs • Pioneer Park Airplane Museum
Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise on Tanana River • Musk Ox Farm
7-Day Land Tour, including Seattle, Anchorage,
Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Palmer

INCLUDED PRE TOUR

Round-trip Airfare from Omaha (excluding luggage fees)
Flights from your city may be available for the same price
Pre-Cruise Adventure in Seattle & Everett
Incl. Seattle & Everett Hotels
Seattle City Tour including Pike Place Market
Boeing Factory Tour & Scenic Drive to Vancouver Pier
  Meals as indicated: B (13 Breakfasts) L (11 Lunches) D (12 Dinners)
Cruise Taxes and Port Charges

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

 Totem Bight State Historical Park & Guided Ketchikan City Tour
Mendenhall Glacier & Guided Juneau City Tour
White Horse Pass & Guided Skagway City Tour
Salmon Cannery at Icy Strait Point

Special Events and Sights

CRUISE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrity Cruise Line Accommodations
7-Day Cruise - All Meals & Entertainment included
Authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake in Fairbanks
Cabin Night Dinner Theater
Ultra Dome Train Experience
Mt. McKinley Vistas
Real Working Farm Visit
Riverboat Discovery Chena & Tanana River Cruise
Extended Denali Wilderness Tour - See More Wildlife!
Musk Ox and Reindeer farm tour
7-Day Land Tour: Seattle, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna & Palmer

INCLUDED PRE TOUR

Round-trip Airfare from Omaha (excluding luggage fees)
Flights from your city may be available for the same price
1-day, 2 night Pre-Cruise Adventure in Seattle
Incl. Seattle Hotel, Full Breakfast & Lunch
Seattle City Tour including Pike Place Market
Boeing Factory Tour & Scenic Drive to Vancouver Pier
Meals as indicated: B (Breakfast) L (Lunch) D (Dinner)
including a Farewell Dinner
Cruise Taxes and Port Charges

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS

 Totem Bight State Historical Park & Guided Ketchikan City Tour
Mendenhall Glacier & Guided Juneau City Tour
White Horse Pass & Guided Skagway City Tour
Salmon Cannery at Icy Strait Point

Testimonials

2016 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

"For us, the trip was perfect. It was a dream trip for us. I don't think on a tour like this we would do anything differently. I cannot say enough good things about the tour and everything about it. I can't imagine going to Alaska without Suzi! The organization from Rupiper Tours is the key to success; but the people carrying out each task is crucial. We definitely have recommended your agency to friends, and we hope to be able to travel with you again.  Also want to mention how lucky we were to have wonderful people in our travel group... such a congenial group"
- Vicki & Rex G. (Iowa)

"I loved it all, especially Denali. I thought everything was taken care of. I can't think of anything that was bad. The hotels were very nice. I enjoyed the city tours, because these guides are very knowledgeable. Suzi was an excellent tour guide. She was always making sure we all had a good time. The DVD was a lot more than I expected. I really enjoyed it!"
- Leanna A. (Iowa)

“Would recommend to anyone! Excellent tour guides on each section. Especially enjoyed the farmer in Mat Su Valley and the kid at Totem Bight! Thank you – It was a fantastic trip. Enjoyed the DVD.”
- Kathie T. (South Dakota)

"We enjoyed our entire trip and the extra assistance that Suzi gave us made it extra enjoyable. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience. I wouldn't change anything, it was a wonderful, once in a lifetime trip!"
- Jim & Barbara L. (Arkansas)

"It was a wonderful fun trip. The people were so nice. It was like one big happy family. Will now be enjoying the Great DVD and all the memories we had. Thanks."
- Amy & Ron A. (Nebraska)

“We loved the tour manager. She was full of energy, knowledge, very friendly, answered everyone’s questions and put everyone’s needs first. All the tour guides and drivers were great. Thanks for the great honeymoon!”
- Alex & Jenna D. (Minnesota)

“We wouldn’t add or subtract anything – it was enjoyable. Very pleased about everything. All sights were good. Thank you for a good time and enjoyable one too. Wouldn’t change anything.”
- Everett & Joan K. (South Dakota)

“We had a very good tour with a very knowledgeable manager. She was able to answer our questions well. She met us at the airport when we arrived late at night. Our city tour guides were all very good. Our bus driver was excellent. He went above and beyond. Enjoyed the whole trip and enjoyable group to be with. Made many friends. Meals were always good both on boat and land tours. Really enjoyed entertainment on ship and Cabin Night Dinner Theater. Enjoyed Riverboat Discovery. Very well done informational tour of Alaska.”
- Jean A. (Illinois)

 “Time was very well planned. The staff at Rupiper’s were always very polite and helpful. The tour manager was GREAT. Very knowledgeable, considerate and helpful.  I rate this tour 5 out of 5.”
- Clair & Tedica F. (South Carolina)

 “Our guides and drivers were very good and really told us good things – seem to be very knowledgeable and usually from the area. I loved the seeing the sled dogs at Mushers Camp! I wouldn’t do anything differently if I took this trip again! The entire trip was wonderful and I did so many new things.”
- Judi L. (Iowa)

"The trip was great! The guides and tour manager were excellent."
- Gene S. (Louisiana)

“It was planned just right. I am highly recommending to others. I would do it all over again the same. The staff were very helpful and the tour manager was a very good host.”
- Victor B. (Nebraska)

“We have no complaints on anything. It was great. Wouldn’t change anything. This was our first trip taken with a tour group, and it was everything we hoped for.”
- Denny & Dorothy S. (Iowa)

“Thank you for the DVD it is very nice. We thought the tour manager did a very good job. Very patient and friendly with all of us. The coach drivers were good at their job and a couple were entertaining also.”
- Kevin & Margie J. (South Dakota)

“It was an excellent tour! We would recommend it to friends.”
- Jim & Vera B. (Nevada)

 "The tour manager was very inclusive of everybody and all personalities. My favorite sites were the farms, and Seattle was a great bonus!"
- Don & Shirley D. (Illinois)

"I loved Denali and Ketchikan. The staff were all friendly. The tour manager was very diplomatic, knowledgeable, and organized. I rank this tour a 5 out of 5!"
- Judy G. (Indiana)

"The guide and tour manager did a wonderful job. This is our second trip with you, and we hope to go on more!"
-Brian & Nancy B. (Michigan)

"A fine job by everyone. The service from the folks at Rupiper Tours was excellent. The best part was the tour after leaving the ship, because we got to see more country. Great job. I really enjoyed Seattle and the Boeing Factory."
- Jack R. (Ontario, Canada)

"Satisfied with entire trip. Everything good, no problems. Rupiper's Tour Manager was perfect, on a scale of 1 to 10, she gets a 10+++!"
- David E. (Pennsylvania)

"Really enjoyed the musk ox farm, vegetable farm, and Denali National Park. Suzi was very professional and very friendly. You could see she enjoyed her job and enjoys being with people. A good organizer and knows what she is talking about. We discovered that she was a distant relative, which was an added bonus for us!"
- Tom & Linda S. (South Dakota)

 

2015 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

"We have been highly recommending this trip to all that we talk to. Suzi did great in attending to any needs we had and was ALWAYS fun."
- Deb & Rollie O. (Iowa)

"Everything was wonderful. We tell our friends & family about how well Rupiper Tours & Suzi did. We can not wait until we go on another trip with Rupiper."
- Gene & Kathy M. (Pennsylvania)

"It was great to visit with you today. I can always learn a lesson from a good farmer. Thank you and your staff for the great Alaska Cruise and Land Tour. It was the best cruise and tour we have experienced."
- Charlie H. (North Dakota)

"Suzi did an excellent job, she was very knowledgeable and was always making sure that everyone was having a great time. I would highly recommend her to anyone.  This was my first cruise and trip using Rupiper Tours.  I cannot imagine going to Alaska or anywhere else without the expert planning and services you provided. I will certainly be contacting you in the future for another trip, your planning made for the trip of a lifetime, and Suzi made it enjoyable and fun!"
- Chuck & Renee D. (Michigan)

"We have NO complaints. Suzi was awesome, great, knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend her.  The whole cruise/land tour package was great. We got to see and experience so much of Alaska.  I'd recommend anyone to take an Alaskan cruise/land tour with Rupiper Tours. It was great! Suzi is AWESOME! Thank you so much for the DVD slideshow. It was so much fun reliving the trip again. So neat to have our memories to show others and ourselves over and over again.
- Danny & Patsy B. (Iowa)

"Suzanne is an excellent tour manager. Handled everything efficiently, organized, and knowledgeable.  The guides were very knowledgeable and did a great job.  Rupiper Tours does an excellent job.  This was our second tour with you and highly recommend you."
- Robert & Sharon A. (South Dakota)

"Suzi was all business when needed and an interesting and fun person otherwise. She was helpful and patient as well. The guides and drivers all did their jobs well making for an enjoyable experience.  Thanks for the great trip!"
- John M. (Missouri)

"We were blessed to be able to see and do the many things provided. For us it was our trip of a lifetime. The staff were very helpful and friendly whenever we called. The tour manager and driver were always willing to help us with questions and all we needed to know about the trip. They all knew information of the areas and made the trip more fun."
- Loren & Mary Ellen R. (Iowa)

"Suzi was very knowledgeable about everything on our tour. She was so pleasant and kind to everyone. (always had a smile!) Our tour guide was very friendly and always had an answer for our questions. Our motor coach driver did an excellent job and worked very hard to load and unload all our luggage.  I really enjoyed Denali and Hubbard Glacier.  It was a great tour."
- Charlie & Joanie H. (North Dakota)

"Suzi has a sparkling personality, very friendly and well organized. Enjoyed her very much. Our motor coach driver was well informed and sensitive to all her passengers. She did a great job! Overall Rupiper Tours provided a wonderful tour of Alaska. It was well organized and thought out. your preparation at the office showed how much you loved to make this a trip of a lifetime for us. Thank you so much."
- Maurice & Gloria D. (Missouri)

"Having left my passport at home we thought our trip was ruined. Suzi knew what we needed to do & she helped me do what was needed & within 3 hours I had a passport! We would definitely travel with Suzi again! The driver went out of their way for us and made the trip easier by doing extra things for us. Your staff is the greatest!"
- Merrill & Mala L. (Illinois)

"Suzi was great! A lot of fun.  The staff on the Millennium Ship were so nice and I thought the group were well suited to travel together.  No whiners!  Suzi was very informative when we contacted her before going and helpful during the trip."
- Anonymous

"Our tour of Alaska was an awesome trip. We are so happy to have taken it, it's a trip of a lifetime. We loved the DVD. Thank you."
- Carolyn & Delmer V. (Iowa)

"Met great people, felt safe and saw LOTS of things. We feel our time and experience was filled with wonderful things. Really appreciate the organization behind the scenes that Suzanne did. And the picture DVD!:)"
- Mike & Peggy F. (Illinois)

"Enjoyed the whole tour. Left us to our own just enough so we could do as we please.  My favorite sites were the Musk Ox farm, Reindeer farm and Denali. The staff were really good to us."
- Anonymous

"Suzanne was excellent. Very patient when giving instructions. Knowledgeable, friendly. Well pleased with everything!
- Denny & Doris K. (Iowa)

"Suzi was an excellent tour guide. It was our first time on a tour so had no expectations or any experience to compare it with. We thought everything was great! The DVD was icing on the cake."
- Bob & Carol L. (South Dakota)

"Suzanne did a great job!  The guides were very informative and bus drivers did a great job. It was a very interesting tour! Our favorite sites were the Boeing plant and the Denali trip."
- Anonymous

"The tour manager was very good and very helpful with my handicap of poor vision. Just a good, enjoyable tour."
- Jim K. (Nebraska)

"It was a great tour! Suzanne was a patient and caring leader. The land tours were the best. Food on the ship was outstanding! Next time I will think about upgrading to a window or veranda to bring that lovely scenery into our room!"
- Linda & Chris C. (Nebraska)

"Suzi was great, very knowledgeable - helpful at all times. The DVD was great - we will enjoy it for a long time.  We really enjoyed the pre-tour of Seattle. The Boeing factory was a wonderful bonus that was very interesting."
- Anonymous

"Suzi was an excellent tour guide. She always knew what we were going to see and do. There were too many very interesting things - too hard to pick a favorite! We really did like the time in Seattle. Because this was our first trip to Alaska, some things we can't really compare. We did have a very enjoyable time and learned much about Alaska."
- Marv & Minnie S. (Wisconsin)

"Suzi was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the tour. she made if fun & exciting. Our driver was very easy to talk with, and he was always available to give 110%. He kept us full of knowledge. My favorite spots were the farms in Palmer and Icy strait Point."
- Anonymous

"We enjoyed all of this trip! Tour guide - Suzanne did a great job!  Thank you!  The video was great!"
- Marlin & Garcia F. (Iowa)

 

2014 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

“Thank you for the “greatest” tour we’ve ever been on in a group.  We usually travel just the two of us.  We greatly appreciate the wonderful DVD and shall treasure it forever. You have a great tour group.”
– Lynn & Johnny B. (Virginia)

“Would not hesitate to travel with Rupiper Tours again. I am recommending you to anyone who asks.”
– Gary F. (Illinois)

“This was our first tour and over all very pleased. If we do another tour, Rupiper will be called.”
– Jerry & Dorothy N. (Nebraska)

“The people on the tour turned out to be one of the most enjoyable parts! Great folks! Rupiper must advertise in the right places!  Appreciated & enjoyed the DVD!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  You planned & executed a fantastic trip.”
- Anonymous

“What an awesome group to travel with. We had not been on a 2 week trip before. Everyone on the tour was friendly, fun, and ambassadors for the Midwest. We will definitely travel with you again.”
– Merle & Lynda M. (Iowa)

“Our tour was fantastic! Everything was well planned out! It was wonderful to go on a trip that was very well mapped out and planned. Each place was interesting & beautiful.”
– Dan & Carol E. (Pennsylvania)

“We have done tours before, this was the best ever.”
– Darrell & Arlene H (Nebraska)

“This was our first time traveling with a tour. What a great experience. We are already talking about which of your other tours to go on. We highly recommend you to our friends. Thanks!
– Dennis & Susan B. (Pennsylvania)

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