Aleutians & North Pacific Crossing Seward Yokohama 2020
Japan, United States
Retrace the route of the Russian-American fur trade as you island-hop along the Aleutian archipelago, and cross the Pacific as guest lecturers enthrall you with tales of the Japanese islands ahead. Gain insights into fascinating cultures from Aleuts to Ainu, and rest your eyes on thrilling landscapes from ice-shrouded Kenai Fjords to the wild cliff- and cave-studded coastline of Miyako. Go beyond the tourist mainstream as you kayak the remote wildlife-rich waters off Sand Point and view World War II’s forgotten relics in Dutch Harbor. From Kodiak’s legendary brown bears to the quirky bohemian atmosphere of Homer, Kushiro’s rare Japanese cranes to Tokyo’s Michelin-starred restaurants, each da is a new and life-enriching adventure.
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Tour Highlights

• Visit the Pratt Museum in Homer and find out how they are working to preserve the stories of the region

• See the great limestone caves and the tsunami-carved landscape of Jodogahama Beach in Miyako

• Go birding in Kushiro at the Kushiro Wetlands Observatory to see the endangered Japanese cranes

• Sportfish in Kodiak, home of six National Registered Historic Sites

• Spend idyllic days as you cruise the North Pacific

• Discover the WWII Museum in Dutch Harbor,the remote and scenic port that is home to over 600 bald eagles

• Extend your stay in Tokyo to experience a city of shopping, culture, cuisine, gardens and museums
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