Book your team for 10 days you’ll never forget.
This once-in-a-lifetime tour is a must for any team that would love to explore the wilds of Alaska.
Quality accommodation, transport and daily breakfasts are included. Along with a rugby match vs the local Golden Oldies Old Oosiks - played against the spectacular backdrop of their Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds!
THURSDAY, May 28
Team arrive in Fairbanks, will be met at Fairbanks Airport and transferred to Rivers Edge Resort. Enjoy the luxury of a 4-star hotel in a private Alaskan cottage on the banks of the Chena River. Enjoy dinner at Chenas Alaskan Grill featuring local cuisine.
FRIDAY, May 29
Fairbanks - own arrangements with tours available at the Resort. Enjoy a Historical Tour of Fairbanks, take the Gold Dredge Tour or enjoy the River Boat Discovery Tour. All can be booked in advance and depart and return to the Rivers Edge Resort.
SATURDAY, May 30
Board your deluxe Motor Coach for your scenic transfer south to Denali National Park, home to 6,000,000 acres of pristine wilderness and Mt Denali, the highest mountain in North America at 20,310 feet. Accommodation in Denali Park Village.
Sunday, May 31
This morning travel into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour. Search the Wilderness for bears, moose and caribou. The tour is narrated to outline the history and preservation of the region. In the evening enjoy a Denali Theatre Dinner with songs, stories, entertainment and a full buffet of local food and produce.
Monday, June 1
Today is an opportunity to rest and relax choosing what you may want to do. Day tours, rafting, hiking, flightseeing, kayaking, 4-wheel drive touring or just relaxing at your hotel. An opportunity to enjoy a unique part of the world at your leisure.
Tuesday, June 2
De Luxe Coach travel for the scenic trip to Anchorage. En route enjoy a visit to Martin Busey’s Happy Trails Kennel. Martin is a 4-time Iditarod Trail Dog Race Champion. The Race is an annual Sled Dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome. The race is reputedly just on 1,000 miles. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, of which at least 5 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 8–15 days. Meet the dogs and learn more about “The Last Great Race”. Check into the Downtown Marriott for 3 days of rugby, entertainment, sightseeing and hospitality.
Wednesday, June 3
Anchorage - own arrangements. Maybe the chance for a spectacular full or half day Glacier Cruise, a fantastic 3-hour Summer Sled Tour or a Scenic City Tram tour. Plenty of choices to explore this fascinating city and its surrounds.
Thursday, June 4
Friday, June 5
Anchorage own arrangements. More rest and relaxation with the opportunity to do what you didn’t have time to do on Wednesday. Plenty of tours to do, restaurants and bars to visit and shops to browse. Evening at leisure.
Saturday, June 6
Coach Transfer to Anchorage Airport for the flight to Denver. Transfer from the airport and settle into your Golden Oldies Rugby accommodation.
Sunday, June 7
Rest, recreation and acclimatisation in Denver. Settle into accommodation preparing for opening of 23rd World Golden Oldies Rugby Festival on Monday June 8th, 2020.
Monday, June 8
Golden Oldies Festival commences with Managers Meeting and Welcome Function.
Minimum Number 20 to 29 Single US$3,575 Double or Twin US$2,525
Minimum Number 30 to 39 Single US$3,445 Double or Twin US$2,395
Minimum Number 40 to 50 Single US$3,375 Double or Twin US$2,325
FAIRBANKS - River Edge Resort (2 nights) Accommodation and breakfast
DENALI - Denali Park Village Hotel (3 nights) Accommodation and breakfast
ANCHORAGE - Marriott Downtown (4 nights) Accommodation and breakfast
Transfer ex Fairbanks Airport to Rivers Edge Resort
Transfer ex Fairbanks to Denali National Park
Private tour of Denali National Park
Transfer ex Denali to Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Transfer ex Marriott Downtown to Anchorage Airport
Dinner and entertainment at Denali Dinner Theatre (excludes beverages)
Visit to Marin Busey’s Happy Trails Kennels
Nine breakfasts; One snack on Denali National Park Tour; Denali Theatre Dinner
Local Tour Guide from Fairbanks to Anchorage
Gratuities for Tour Guide and Driver - (recommended US$6 per person per day for Guide and US$5 per person per day for the driver).
International and Domestic Air Fares.
Meals except as outlined above.
Insurances - Travel Insurance is recommended and should include a personal cancellation clause.
Book your bucket list tour and
know everything is taken care of.
We’ve done the miles.
You can be rest assured the team at VSL Travel have the experience and knowledge to make sure your pre or post tour is a real highlight of Golden Oldies Denver. After all, we’ve been preparing boutique tours for close to two decades – and we believe this expertise makes the world of difference.
We don't cut corners.
Over time we’ve grown an extensive network of travel partners – these are well-established, highly professional operators that we trust. Time and time again they’ve delivered a seamless tour experience, and they will do so again with Denver.
We bend over backwards.
Because we’re a smaller company, we can be a lot more flexible with the tours we prepare. Say you wanted to play an extra match or meet up with local rugby stalwarts, we’d simply get on the phone and make the arrangements. So even though we’ve put together sample itineraries, please come to us if you’d prefer something different!
One point of contact.
All your travel arrangements can be booked through the Golden Oldies office – which saves going backwards and forwards with an overseas tour