Valdez, Alaska, USA
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Board a deluxe motorcoach to explore the spectacular scenery of Thompson Pass and Worthington Glacier.
You will travel through Keystone Canyon -- a narrow break in the Chugach Mountains that is home to spectacular waterfalls, exceptional geology and fascinating history. Capture the stunning sights of Bridal Veil Falls and Horsetail Falls cascading from the canyon walls high above. As you make the ascent to Thompson Pass, glimpse the site where the famous Trans-Alaska pipeline runs below ground.
At the summit of Thompson Pass, you'll be amazed by the beauty of this alpine setting. Just over the pass is Worthington Glacier. The glacier descends from Girls Mountain, passing within a few feet of the parking lot and viewing shelter. View the blue ice of this hanging glacier located near the snowiest place in Alaska. High alpine tundra, glacial landscape and a spectacular view of the grand valley make this an excellent area for photography.
On the drive back to Valdez, you'll pass the original town site -- Old Valdez was completely destroyed in the 1964 earthquake.
Guests wishing to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so but must make their own way back to the ship.