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Aurora Klondike Experience

6 day/5 nights Escorted
  • Whitehorse
  • Dawson City
  • Whitehorse

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Sample the many unique historic and natural wonders that have made northern Canada the hottest must-see vacation destination! The exciting frontier energy
of Whitehorse and Dawson are the launching points for introspective city tours, museum visits, gold mine experiences, and of course the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse

Arrive in Whitehorse and take a complimentary shuttle to your hotel. At check-in, your Winter Clothing Package will be waiting for you. Take the remainder of the day to explore the local sights and sounds of this frontier city. In the evening, your Northern Tales Travel Services guide will pick you up at your hotel to venture out under the nightscape to view the dancing waves of colours painted across the sky on your first Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights excursion. Stay 2 nights in Whitehorse.

Day 2: Whitehorse

A day free at leisure in Whitehorse. Explore this northern city on your own or take an optional dog sledding tour. Enjoy an evening Aurora Borealis viewing excursion.

Days 3–4: Whitehorse - Dawson City

Take a complimentary shuttle to Whitehorse Airport, board your morning flight to Dawson City where you are met by a representative from Husky Bus Transportation and transferred to your hotel. Over the next two days, your guide from Klondike Experience / Husky Bus Transportation will take you on several guided tours, including a City and Goldfields Tour, a visit to Dawson City Museum including admission, and a Dawson City Historic Walking Tour. In addition, each night will include a guided Northern Lights Viewing Tour. Stay 2 nights in Dawson City (breakfast included on day 4).

Day 5: Dawson City - Whitehorse

After breakfast and a leisurely morning in Dawson City, you are transferred to the airport for your midday flight back to Whitehorse. Upon arrival in Whitehorse, take a complimentary shuttle to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to either further explore the city, or enjoy the amenities of your hotel. Overnight in Whitehorse. (B)

Day 6: Tour ends

Today your Northern experience comes to an end.

Please note: This is a set tour itinerary, if you have booked any pre/post or optional tour arrangements please refer to your separate vouchers and final documents.

Dates & prices

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the 2019 itinerary and additional tour notes

Pre/Post Tour information

If you would like to extend your trip or make the tour part of a longer holiday, we can easily add on a pre or post night stays for you. Our Sales Team will work with you to arrange the best connecting flights and book any additional hotel stays. Simply tell us what you’d like and we can arrange it.

Time difference

GMT -8 hours Western Canada

Tour inclusions

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Whitehorse and 2 nights in Dawson
  • Complimentary shuttles between Whitehorse airport and hotel
  • 4-day winter clothing package (jacket, pants, boots, gloves/mitts, hat/toque; child size clothing is not available for temperatures below -15 celcius)
  • 4 nightly guided Aurora viewing excursions
  • Flights between Whitehorse and Dawson, including airport transfers in Dawson
  • 3-hour City and Goldfields of Dawson tour
  • 1.5-hour Historic Dawson city walking tour and Dawson City Museum visit including admissions
  • 2 breakfasts on days 4 and 5
  • Travel and information kit
  • Federal GST

Tour exclusions

  • International flight in economy class, including all UK and overseas airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Meals unless otherwise stated
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips and gratuities, video camera fees at monuments
  • The required Canada Electronic Authorization (eTA)
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary

Accommodation

Accommodation listed on the itinerary is a mix of 3-4V graded properties. Please note some tours are up to 3 weeks in duration and there may be some nights when staying in remote locations e.g. the National Parks, when the ‘V’ rating may vary. Hotels are subject to change up until 30 days prior to departure, but you will be advised of any changes.

Journey times

Please note due to long distances covered on some of the tours, there will be some days when the majority of the day will be spent on the coach, so just sit back and enjoy the view.

Visa requirements

Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

Visitors travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. If you’re arriving into Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. This costs CA$7 and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first. If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification, i.e. your passport.

For more information on eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.