Travel agents booking small groups or families can customize the experience further with private tours or transfers in a Sprinter van—an oversized van seating up to a dozen. Gray Line of Alaska offers the service on cruise connections, transfers or tours in Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Skagway, Whittier and Seward, Alaska.
“Sprinter vans offer one more opportunity for agents to customize an Alaska tour for their clients,” said Mark Mumm, director of sales and marketing. “Instead of booking a group on a regular motor coach transfer, the Sprinter van provides a more personalized experience. The size of the Sprinter makes it affordable to provide an upscale, custom experience for groups of up to twelve people.”
Small groups will enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a chartered excursion. Local sightseeing excursions and multi-day tours can be developed specifically for groups, ensuring the most sought after routes, stops and more.
Extended family groups will appreciate the flexibility of being able to stop whenever they like along the way. Instead of taking the motor coach non-stop to the ship, a family group could stop and visit Portage Glacier or see wildlife including moose, bear and other animals at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Family groups might enjoy a stop at Alyeska to ride the tram up the mountain for breathtaking views of Glacier Valley and Turnagain Arm.
“A custom tour adds value to a group’s Alaska vacation,” said Mumm. “It is an exclusive private tour that clients will appreciate.”
The Sprinter vans can also be booked for cruise connections with any cruise line for guests departing or arriving in Seward and Whittier.