ALASKA VACATION FOR FOODIES – OVERVIEW
Access Culinary Trips’ pioneering Alaska tour is featured in Travel + Leisure’s “New Bucket List.” Learn why our unparalleled Alaska culinary tour is one of T+L’s 46 trips to take before you die.
Alaska beckons you to her snow-capped mountains as far as the eye can see, ice-blue glaciers, and abundant wildlife roaming free in pristine, wide open spaces. Alaskan culture is a charismatic combination of pioneers and native people, mushers and fishermen, all drawn to this rugged, untamed terrain. Join our Alaska vacation and feast your eyes on jaw-dropping vistas along with hand-curated, truly Alaskan experiences that you will never forget.
On this one-of-a-kind Alaska culinary vacation, you’ll explore Alaskan culture through its cuisine as you journey from magnificent Denali to the pristine waters of the Kenai peninsula. Along the way, you’ll cook in exclusive classes with award-winning chefs, board a chartered boat for a wildlife tour and oyster tasting on Kachemak Bay, and visit small family farms whose incredible bounty is making Alaskan produce increasingly local. You will even have an optional morning of glacier adventures that you access by helicopter, raft or on foot. Your incredible journey through Alaska will be shared with an intimate group of no more than 10 guests, and an expert local guide.
Get far beyond the cruise ships and experience the “real” Alaska on our ground-breaking culinary vacation. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.
Alaska’s unique geography, climate, and history all simmer together to create the delectable Alaskan cuisine of today. Rich oceans, flowing streams, and crystal clear lakes are homes to the freshest fish and shellfish, while the still pristine wilderness offers an abundance of wild game including moose, caribou, ptarmigan, and even porcupine! In the summer months, up to 20 hours of warm sunlight shines down on impressive greenhouses and gardens that bestow some of the best (and biggest) produce in the world. The relatively cool climate of Alaska year-round also creates the perfect environment for the sweetest berries you will have ever eaten – such as blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries, red currants, and salmonberries.
These local, sustainable ingredients all have their place on the table in modern Alaskan cuisine. Talented chefs influenced by traditional recipes from the early Russian settlers and gold miners, as well as dozens of ethnicities that make up multi-cultural Alaska today, create delectable and innovative dishes you are sure to savor!
On our Alaska Culinary tour you will have the opportunity to taste many traditional Alaskan foods, like birch sap brittle and freshly smoked salmon, as well as cook with award-winning chefs using local ingredients.More
Alaska Vacation – Itinerary
Day 1: Culinary Vacation in Alaska Begins
Transfer to your Fairbanks hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your group.
Day 2: Denali Cooking Class
Drive to Denali National Park. Alaskan cooking class with award-winning chef. Afternoon free for optional hike or flight-seeing. Stay at a Denali lodge.
Day 3: Explore Talkeetna
Traditional Alaskan brunch at a historic roadhouse. Visit birch tree products factory and sample syrup and other birch sap treats. Drive to Knik River Valley. Stay at a wilderness lodge.
Day 4: Optional Glacier Adventures & Farm Tour
Explore glaciers by helicopter, raft or on foot, with an opportunity to dogsled with a six-time Iditarod musher. Afternoon farm tour. Stay at a wilderness lodge.
Day 5: Drive to Homer
Beautiful drive to the coastal town of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. Stay at a hotel with mountain, water and wildlife views.
Day 6: Explore Kachemak Bay
Explore Kachemak Bay by boat. Visit a local oyster farm and try fresh oysters. Cooking class with an award-winning Cordon Bleu chef. Visit local winery. Stay at a hotel with mountain, water and wildlife views.
Day 7: Wildlife Conservation Center
Visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and see rescued moose, wolves, bears and caribou. Drive to Girdwood and overnight at a mountain resort. Farewell dinner.
Day 8: Alaska Vacation Ends
Transfer to Anchorage airport for flight home.