Sitka Tour Itinerary # 1 with a Private Guide

Tour Number

Activity Level

576602


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A private tour of the highlights of Sitka By the Sea and why Sitka is considered the Paris of Alaska


An in-depth look at Sitka, its 10, 000 year old history to the present. See all 15 miles of road and learn about the varied aspects of its past and the present while riding in a 1973 Checker Marathon car with a driver who has lived in Southeast Alaska for over 34 years.

Itinerary

Itinerary # 1 Private Tour
Visit Old Sitka site of the first Russian and learn about fishing and its current impact on Sitka.
Drive through town pointing out future shopping and dining spots.
Visit the Sitka History Museum - covers indigenous people, Russian history, World War II, logging and current history to the present.
Visit Sitka Sound Science Center and learn more about the difference between fish farming and a fish hatchery. Tour touch tanks.
Sitka and tour the Sitka Fine Arts camp, According the National Endowments for the Arts it is in the top ten fine arts camps for young people in the US. Visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival headquarters on the campus. The artistic director, Zuill Bailey, won a Grammy two years ago for his cello work. In June and early July there are open rehearsals to attend.
Drive across the bridge and discuss World War II history at the site of two former hangers. Great view of Sitka across the channel.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Down Town Sitka or the pick up point.

Duration: 4 hours

We go rain or shine and have umbrellas.

Transportation

1973 Checker Marathon car

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 US - Entry fees and lunch

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

None.

Private tour guide Jeff

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