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TOURS, ETC. : ALASKAN TOURS INCLUDE MOTORCOACH, CRUISE.

Byline: Daily News

You can follow in the footsteps of the men who discovered gold on Holland America Line-Westours Inc. trips marking the Alaska gold rush centennial.

The trips range from nine to 18 days, including a three-, four- or seven-day cruise. Tours will depart from and return to Skagway, historic gateway to the Klondike. Sightseeing can include Dawson City, Yukon Territory, the Yukon River, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Denali National Park.

Touring is by motorcoach, cruise liner or train, depending on the itinerary. On trips booked by Feb. 28, a 50 percent discount is offered for the second person in a cabin; figuring a 25 percent discount per person, that bring the tour costs to $1,425 per person. Air fare to Alaska is not included. For information, contact a travel agent.

Pedal the Big Island: Getaway Vacations offers six-day bicycling tours of the island of Hawaii with van support, professional guides, restaurant meals and inn lodgings. Departures are scheduled Jan. 18 and Feb. 6 and 20. Cost is $1,099 until Dec. 15; after that, the price goes up to $1,249. Air fare is not included. Information: (800) 499-2453.

Call of the wild: Wilderness Inquiry offers winter adventures in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Wilderness Area this winter, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding. Cost is $575 per person for a five-day ski-and-dogsled trip; A six-day dogsled adventure through the back woods of the Superior National Forest costs $945. Trips are scheduled from late December through early March. Included are instruction, meals, lodging, equipment and guides; round-trip van transportation between Minneapolis and the wilderness is available for an additional $60 per person. Air fare to Minnesota is not included. Information: (800) 728-0719.

River jaunts: KD River Cruises of Europe offers a seven-day Christmas cruise on the Rhine, departing Dec. 20 and 27 from Cologne, Germany, and including a stop in Speyer, where passengers can attend Christmas Eve Mass in the Imperial Cathedral, and a New Year's Eve ball aboard ship. Costs range from $1,290 to $1,500 per person, double occupancy, not including air fare to Germany; an extra night aboard ship in Cologne costs $90 per person. Information: (800) 858-8587.

Ski Aspen: Seven nights' lodgings and five days' skiing at Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are part of Moguls Ski and Snowboard Tours' package for the Jan. 12-19 third annual National Jewish Singles Ski Week in Colorado. Cost is $1,309, including air fare from Los Angeles, lodging, skiing and some meals. Information: (800) 666-4857.

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Photo: On trips commemorating the Alaskan gold rush centennial, visitors can pan for gold and explore mining towns.
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Title Annotation:TRAVEL
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Nov 17, 1996
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