15 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 Pole 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 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
  • June 19 - July 3, 2024 SOLD OUT
  • July 31 - August 14, 2024 SOLD OUT
  • August 14 - 28, 2024 SOLD OUT


DAY ONE:                       Flight to Seattle / Overnight
Welcome to Seattle, a city with spectacular natural beauty as well as interesting and exciting sights!!  After arriving on your included flight, a courtesy shuttle provides you a quick five-minute ride from the airport to your hotel.  Depending on your flight’s arrival time, the day is yours to rest for your upcoming adventure or to go out exploring. 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 $3 or senior rate of $1.50. Your Rupiper Tour Manager will meet with you at the hotel to discuss tomorrow’s activities and answer any questions you may have. 

DAY TWO:                      Seattle / Boeing Factory / Everett                               
Following an 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 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 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 Airplane Factory.  See the giant 747 passenger jets being assembled in the largest building in America. After an included dinner, we check into our hotel in Everett, WA. B, D

DAY THREE:                       Everett / Vancouver, Canada                        Set Sail at 4:30 p.m.
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 Ship, renovated in 2019.  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 all this to 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 a Totem Pole Park.  See several totem poles, learn their meanings, and inspect the carving shed.  No need to purchase this shore excursion, we’ve included it!  The tour is about 2 ½ hours long, allowing you time on your own to enjoy the city after your tour.  B, L, D

DAY SIX:                               Icy Strait (Port of Call)                           Arrive 9:00 a.m. – Depart 7:00 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 adventurous, you might want to take a ride on the zip line, watch for whales along the shoreline, or perhaps opt for a whale watching tour.  Alaskan Natives make available their arts and crafts. B, L, D

DAY SEVEN:                        Juneau (Port of Call)                           Arrive 7:00 a.m. – Depart 9:30 p.m.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is a small port city located at the base of the Boundary Mountains. Enjoy your 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. We may see fishermen catching their limit right off the dock!  Our included shore excursion – fully guided with great narration – lets you experience the city’s boomtown past while learning 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 disembark our cruise vessel in Seward, a fishing village named after William Seward, who negotiated a two-cent per acre price on the historic purchase of Alaska.  We travel by motor coach along the towering glacier-covered Kenai mountain range, past Turnagain Arm, and on to Anchorage, Alaska.  Enjoy free time for 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 your 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, 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, Brussels 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. Potatoes are their primary crop, but they also produce lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and carrots.  All produce is packaged on-site and distributed in-state to several chain and independent grocery stores.  Look for the “Alaska Grown” logo on all of their produce!  Discuss farming with the owner and have a chance to ask questions about agricultural life this far north. Step into their large greenhouse and peruse a display of locally-sourced products and vegetables, highlighting Alaska’s fertility. This visit is always a crowd favorite! We are a short drive from Wasilla, where our hotel is located on Lake Lucille, only a few steps away from the home of former Governor, Sarah Palin.  Everyone loves the lakeview from our hotel’s large deck - a great place to relax and get better acquainted with your travel mates. B, D

DAY ELEVEN:                    Wasilla / Houston / Talkeetna 
This morning we make our way up the scenic Hatcher Pass to see how breathtaking Alaska’s scenery can be.  Take a step back in time as you walk along the former Independence Gold Mine. Learn a little about the history of gold mining in Alaska, as we explore this mine that has been at a standstill since the 1940s. Next we travel through the wilderness to a typical Alaskan town, Houston, AK.  With just a whisper over 2,000 inhabitants, it’s a great representation of small-town Alaska.  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.  We arrive midafternoon to Talkeetna, a charming little Alaskan village with quaint shops and a few restaurants - a town that really depicts Alaska.  Check into our hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to explore the village on foot.  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 Ranger’s Station, the very place where all the mountain climbers must stop to check in before climbing Mt. McKinley. If you always wanted to take a helicopter or plane ride over a glacier or Mt. McKinley, this is the place to do it! Try a burger at one of Talkeetna’s favorite restaurants, The West Rib or The Roadhouse.  Or maybe Mountain High Pizza Pie is on your mind? Tonight, the choice is yours.  B, L

DAY TWELVE:                   Talkeetna / Denali 
This morning you may wish to get up early and have a nice walk in the fresh Alaskan air or have a late and leisurely breakfast at the famous Roadhouse Restaurant, featured on television for its breakfasts that are large enough (and good enough) to split.  Late morning it’s “All Aboard” as we travel to Denali via the Alaska Dome Rail Train.  You’ll have a spectacular viewpoint, 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, yet 17 of the 20 highest mountain peaks in the U.S. are located within its territory.  Along with this luxurious ride, you’ll enjoy lunch and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onboard.  This fun and scenic ride will surely get you in the Alaskan mood.  Disembark the train in 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!  L, 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 spot bear, moose, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep, and more!  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 breakfast and be provided snacks during the tour along with a sack lunch inside the Park.  This afternoon travel north to Fairbanks, where you have the balance of the day to rest, explore, or sample some of Fairbanks’ favorite steaks and pub food at Brewster’s Restaurant, only a handful of blocks from our hotel. Sack Breakfast, Sack Lunch

DAY FOURTEEN:              Fairbanks / Arrive Home on Day Fifteen
Your adventure begins with a ride on a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad near some of the original rail routes. Once aboard the narrow-gauge railroad, enjoy a short narrated journey to the Gold Dredge 8. Your first stop is 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.  Accounting for 15% of USA’s domestic oil production, 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. Next is the floating workhorse - Gold Dredge 8, which extracted millions of ounces of gold from the frozen Alaskan ground. Today, Gold Dredge 8 National Historic District serves as a monument to the hardworking miners who built Fairbanks. The train will stop beside the dredge and miners will give a sluice box demonstration and talk about mining in Alaska. Learn from the miners how to pan for gold before giving it a try yourself. Nothing beats the thrill of taking home real Alaskan gold!  Next we enjoy lunch and 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.  We also scheduled 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.  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 a collection of the area’s log cabins. 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

Rupiper Tours reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary if necessary.

What's Included


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 Commercial Farm with Center Pivot Irrigation
Athabascan Indian Village • Open-Air Trolley Tour in Anchorage
Small Alaskan Town • Hatcher Pass • Independence Gold Mine
Bush Pilot Piper Super-Cub Demonstration
Iditarod Race Dogs • Pioneer Park
Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise on Tanana River
7-Day Land Tour including Seattle, Anchorage,
Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Palmer
 Meals as indicated: B (12 Breakfasts) L (11 Lunches) D (11 Dinners)


Historical Park with Totem Poles & Guided Ketchikan City Tour
Mendenhall Glacier & Guided Juneau City Tour
White Horse Pass & Guided Skagway City Tour


Round-trip Airfare from Omaha, NE (excluding luggage fees)
Flights from cities other than Omaha available
(slight price adjustment may be necessary)
Pre-Cruise Tour in Seattle & Everett, Washington
All Hotels & Transportation
 Boeing Airplane Factory Tour & Scenic Drive to Vancouver Pier
Cruise Taxes, Port Charges, & Ship Staff Gratuities
Local Guides & Driver Gratuities

Special Events and Sights


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 Commercial Farm with Center Pivot Irrigation
Athabascan Indian Village • Open-Air Trolley Tour in Anchorage
Small Alaskan Town • Hatcher Pass • Independence Gold Mine
Bush Pilot Piper Super-Cub Demonstration
Iditarod Race Dogs • Pioneer Park
Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise on Tanana River
7-Day Land Tour including Seattle, Anchorage,
Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Wasilla and Palmer
 Meals as indicated: B (12 Breakfasts) L (11 Lunches) D (11 Dinners)


Historical Park with Totem Poles & Guided Ketchikan City Tour
Mendenhall Glacier & Guided Juneau City Tour
White Horse Pass & Guided Skagway City Tour


2019 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

“When we got home, Duane told me “that Alaska Cruise and Land Tour was the best trip he had ever been on” ---- that kind of says it all!  Cindy was the perfect tour manager! She provided us with a wealth of information (things to see, where we can eat, restrooms, etc) throughout the trip. She told us how we can make our experience more enjoyable by telling us what to expect, the best place to sit, etc. She also gave us “space” to do our own things!”
- Sue & Duane S. (Nebraska) 

“The trip included a nice variety of things to see and do – a great learning experience. I was “amazed and in awe” of all the Alaskan experiences we participated in.  It was well organized, and I felt very comfortable with our guide Cindy, she was so helpful!  Really enjoyed traveling to Alaska and hopefully will be able to travel with Rupiper Tours again soon!”
- Julie J. (South Dakota) 

“I traveled with my son on the first cruise of my life. It was the best time I have ever experienced. Everything was wonderful. I would go again.”
- Lorraine N. (Nebraska)

“Awesome tour manager. I would travel with her again in a heartbeat. The driver was knowledgeable, and my husband even commented on her excellent driving skills! Alaska is so vast, we hit many of the hundreds of possible experiences. Very enjoyable trip. It was a lifetime experience.”
- LeRoy & Carolyn J. (Minnesota) 

“Cindy is a super guided. She knew the areas, gave great insight, and while on the ship would give us handwritten updates! She is a natural! We had been looking forward to this trip for a very long time. A “bucket list” trip. Every detail was carefully planned. We saw so much, enjoyed the friendships we made.  From Seattle to Fairbanks we were privileged to see glaciers, whales, a farm, Denali Park, bears & moose & caribou. It was amazing.  All your staff were wonderful! Looking forward to our next trip with you.”
- Earl & Esther R. (Iowa) 

“We enjoyed our tour and have told others of our experience – I hope they use your service. Met many nice people on our tour. We were traveling alone as a couple, and we hooked up with other travelers doing the same.  Thank you for the pictures and memories.”
- Karen P. (Iowa) 

“It was all so grand. Everyone did a great job. We loved the trip, our first cruise. We loved the hotels and lodges, the farm tour and picnic, and Cindy went above and beyond at every turn.  And the video was the icing on the cake. Thank you all so much for a job so well done!”
- Kathi & Dave B. (Oregon) 

“It was a wonderful trip! There wasn’t any place we would have liked more time or anywhere to cut time. The Boeing Factory was surprisingly one of my favorite visits. We enjoyed ourselves immensely!  The only thing I would have changed is to be more daring and try the zipline!  Our tour manager Shay was very personable and fun to be around.”
- Martin R. (South Dakota) 

“Shay & Jeff were exceptional tour managers!! Kind, loveable, friendly, helping, and always on top of every situation going above and beyond. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Would gladly take another trip with them.  All sites were very good and interesting and fun!! Especially enjoyed Hubbard Glacier, farm tours, and Denali.”
- Linda K. (South Dakota) 

“Enjoyed it all!  Wouldn’t change a thing!  Loved the train ride, Denali with wild animals, and the natural beauty.  The girls in the office are very friendly and very helpful. We are very pleased. 2017 trip to British Isles with Larry was the same – would not change anything!”
- Jim & Barb M. (Indiana) 

“Everything was top notch – we enjoyed everything!”
- Diana S. (Ohio) 

“Enjoyed this trip because all had a lot in common and were very friendly. Great – fun – group.  Cindy did a great job… Our luggage did not arrive because of a delayed connection in Dallas – and Cindy got right on it… Luggage by 11:00pm in Seattle.”
- Virginia C. (Indiana) 

“We were very lucky with weather etc, so we feel very fortunate to have seen things on our bucket list! The bus drivers were fantastic and the tour manager was very knowledgeable and helpful.”
- Marian & David W. (South Dakota) 

“This was our 2nd trip with Rupiper’s and Cindy!  We enjoyed both of our trips. Everyone was friendly, accommodating, and courteous.  We have made life long friends on the trips. We would not hesitate to go through Rupiper Tours again.”
- Ron & Marlene E. (South Dakota) 

“We enjoyed everywhere we went.  All lodging was very good to excellent.  We were very pleased with our trip and would recommend it to others. We really enjoy the DVD that was made of our trip.”
- Jim & Janice S. (Indiana) 

“Great service! We thought Shay and Jeff were outstanding, and they worked hard to make our tour a wonderful experience.”
- Barbara & Kayo S. (Colorado) 

“We loved seeing Denali from our hotel, Hubbard Glacier, watching whales, the pipeline, and vegetable farm.  Thank you for the DVD!”
- Mike & Susan R. (Nebraska) 

“Cindy was very knowledgeable and helpful.  Good driver and very informed. Loved the zipline at Icy Straits!
- Kenneth & Nancy L. (Wisconsin) 

“We were so pleased with Cindy. She was so organized and friendly. She made us all feel so comfortable. If we go on another Rupiper tour, we would choose Cindy again as our tour manager! We liked all the included visits, especially Boeing Aircraft Factory and the Pipeline. We thoroughly enjoyed our Alaska trip!! Thank you for the video!”
- Rod & Jan L. (South Dakota)

2018 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

“Wouldn’t change a thing, I think it was perfect! Cindy was beyond exceptional as a tour guide. Her knowledge helped make the tour great. She anticipated our needs before we even knew they were needs. She became a friend on this trip. I would recommend Rupiper Tours to anyone. Your attention to detail made this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I will definitely use Rupiper Tours again for future trips.”
- Kent & Robin C. (Florida)

“We loved Independence mine, Denali Park and every other place we went. The hotels were exceptional. The views at Lake Lucille were wonderful. We were taken care of very well. Our luggage was always there for us, the meals were excellent. We would recommend this tour to friends. We so much appreciated Cindy and all she did for us. Thank you all so much for making this a trip of a lifetime and so enjoyable for us.”
- Daniel & Betty R. (Wisconsin) 

“We had never been on a tour before. We loved this tour and would do it again. The service was excellent – above and beyond what we expected. We would travel with you again.”
- Anonymous 

“Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We could not have picked a better group. We were able to see a lot and it seemed as if we would be at places at just the right time to see it all. It was actually my husband’s desire to go to Alaska, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for a great time! We were able to see and do so much.”
- Helene & Ron D. (Wisconsin) 

“The people on the trip were all nice and friendly. When I call Rupipers, the staff was excellent, they answered all my questions. When I googled “farm tour” and Rupiper Tours came up, I was kind of skeptical about booking a tour from someone off the internet and in another state, but after talking to the staff there, I am really glad I did.   I loved everything from the price to the food to all the city tours. When comparing Rupiper Tours to other tour groups, I feel we got a very good deal. I couldn’t believe all the sites and stops we made and the food! Oh we never went hungry that’s for sure – It was all delicious. I think it was great that every city we went to had a city tour. We got to see things that we wouldn’t have gotten to without the city tours and we learned about the city that way too. I loved everything about this tour and will be telling everyone about it and recommend Rupiper Tours. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime for me and my husband!”
- Kris & Kevin B. (Wisconsin) 

“Excellent planning to use our time wisely to see as much of Alaska as our time allowed. This was our first participation in a group tour. It exceeded our expectations by a lot. Thanks Rupipers and Merry Christmas.”
- David & Ilona R. (Wisconsin) 

“Guides were all great, very knowledgeable and professional, and we had the best tour manager ever! We enjoyed it all!”
- Anonymous 

“Very good tour – no complaints. Our first cruise, better than expected. Very enjoyable several days. Thanks for the DVD!”
- Elaine & Larry S. (Michigan) 

“I think we seen it all! And done what we wanted to. We wouldn’t do anything differently. The pictures you sent us were over and above. We didn’t take many pictures and just love the disc and will enjoy this forever. Thank you.”
- Vern & Ruth B. (South Dakota) 

“Suzi was not only knowledgeable, but made everyone feel as they were her friend. This translates into the tour group feeling as if we are all family. This makes the experience that much sweeter. It takes a special person to make a tour informative, but also fun. We really enjoyed the cruise down the Tanana & Chena rivers and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.”
- Paul & Deanne G. (Minnesota) 

“All stops and tour guides were funny, upbeat and punctual. My grandfather and I were thoroughly impressed with the attention to detail Ms. Cindy had.  Spot on!!”
- Jim E. & Dusti G. (Oklahoma) 

“Everything was great. The guides all knew what they were doing and were very pleasant to listen to and learn from. The tour manager was the best, no problems that she couldn’t handle. She has a lot of patience and I can’t say enough good things about her.”
- Shirley R. (Wisconsin) 

“Cindy did a terrific job. We had a wonderful trip and would love to have her as tour manager again.  Loved it all.”
- Melvin & Judy Z. (Minnesota) 

“So very good! Comfortable style, friendly to all, so organized, we felt well taken care of. We were very pleased with the tour.”
- Anonymous 

“Cindy was the tops, she did a great job! So did the driver.”
- Robert & Nancy L. (South Dakota) 

“I have recommended this tour to others and hope Rupipers keep adding new tours in the future!”
- Anonymous 

“Cindy was the best tour manager I ever met. She was very knowledgeable, thorough, pleasant, and included every single member of our group. The entire trip was very well organized and full of pleasant experience.”
- James M. (Indiana) 

“The tour guides were very helpful in their talks of the areas. The background information made the trip more interesting and educational. We especially enjoyed the personal screens on the buses in the tour of Denali Park. Charlie and I especially appreciated the extra kindness and courtesy which Cindy did to make our trip comfortable and accessible. We enjoyed every aspect of the tour and cruise. I felt the time at each point of interested was about the right amount of time to see the area.”
- Judy & Charles C. (Oregon) 

“Cindy was excellent. If you asked her something she didn’t know the answer to, give her a few minutes, she had the answer. Very friendly. She is one of us.”
- Virgil & Elaine M. (Minnesota) 

“We loved every minute of it!”
- Cindy & Jerry Y. (Georgia) 

“We had a great group of people who were always on time so we were never delayed. I learned a lot of facts and figures. If I had could do the trip over, the only thing I would do differently is find the martini bar on the cruise ship a lot earlier than I did!”
- Karen R. (South Dakota) 

“The tour manager was the greatest – She made sure everyone was cared for at all times.  All the guides did a wonderful job. The hotels had wonderful rooms, even though we didn’t spend much time in them.”
- Don & Lila K. (South Dakota) 

“Wayne and I were very pleased with the entire process of preparing for the tour, and when we were with Cindy, she took care of the arrangements. It took the stress away to have a tour guide take you to places we wouldn’t have been able to visit. We saw so much – we liked being able to do as much of the tour as we wanted. We had a great trip – I can’t believe that we could see what we did in that 2 week period. The pictures tell the story. Saw so much more than if we would have planned the trip.”
- Carol & Wayne C. (South Dakota) 

“We took a plane ride to the glacier where we all made snow angels and threw snowballs! We had busy full days of touring and sightseeing. It was soo wonderful. Everyone was kind and courteous and helpful. Great! Off my bucket list! Thank you all! Cindy – We’d go with you again!”
- Peggy N. (Wisconsin) 

2017 Alaska Cruise Tour Testimonials

“We had a great time! The tour manager and driver were great. I enjoyed it all, especially Denali Park and the salmon bake. I’d go again just the way you have it now.”
- Tom & LeeAnn S. (Michigan) 

“We were pleased at the time spent at each stop. Cassie in your office does a great job and is very pleasant. The tour manager did a good job keeping things organized.”
- Gary & Jeanette P. (Minnesota) 

“The tour was excellent. The tour manager was super – what a great guy. Always on top of things, very thoughtful, associated with everyone.  All hotels were first class.  Food was very good.  Enjoyed the boat ride very much.  Our driver was awesome.  He explained everything – very knowledgeable.  It was an awesome trip in every way.  Thank you.”
- Brent F. (Minnesota) 

“Glad I got to see all the sites.  I really enjoyed the train ride, and I appreciate how well organized the whole trip was.  Thanks!”
- Pat P. (Texas) 

“We loved seeing Mt. McKinley, the vegetable farm, and the abandoned gold mine. Everyone on the tour made the tour very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and would use Rupiper again to go on a tour.
- Scott & Susie M. (Pennsylvania) 

“We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The tour manager was very nice to everyone and very helpful whatever we were doing. A+ for him in every way. Our tour bus driver was excellent. Very knowledgeable and helpful.”
- John & Jane C. (Michigan) 

“Glad we did the cruise and bus tour with you! I kept a diary so that we can look back at all we saw. We were very pleased with everything, although we ate too much! Both Cassie and Tracy in the office were great!! They were always patient and answered my questions.  Really enjoyed the Boeing Plant, Denali, River Cruise and the reindeer hot dogs! Thanks for the DVD!”
- Chester & Yolanda K. (New Mexico) 

“A big thank you to you all for giving us an EXCEPTIONALLY organized, enjoyable and interesting holiday to Alaska this August. The hotels, food, places visited, transportation and friends we met exceeded our expectations in making this a great tour. Doug thanks for your excellent service in making this whole trip such a great memory. Having traveled with Rupiper before, we would recommend your tours to all our friends, and especially this one. Thanks for looking after us so well. Another checkmark on our bucket list.”
- Ed & Adeline H.( Manitoba) 

“Whole trip was great. Cindy did a great job – very friendly and helpful. “
- Daniel M. (Wisconsin) 

“Our Alaska Experience was the BEST TIME we ever had on a trip! It was so fun and interesting - the rain didn’t even bother us!”
- Todd & Linda V. (Colorado) 

“Cindy was a great guide. She really worked hard at her job and was really friendly.  My favorite sites were the Boeing Factory, Glacier, and Denali Park Tour.”
- Wamon F. (Texas) 

“It was a very nice tour and there was lots to see. The tour manager did an excellent job of supporting Betty and me. She was very attentive and helpful.”
- John & Betty V. (Ontario) 

“The whole tour was a lot of fun.  Enjoyed relaxing on the ship and seeing all the sights on land.  The tour manager made everyone feel comfortable.  Would enjoy traveling with you again.  Just the right amount of time at each place.  So enjoyed having fun with everyone!”
- Lynn & Mary D. (Iowa) 

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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