Sitka Cultural Discovery

Excursion

Price from

40 GBP

Duration

2hrs30

Season

Available all year

Min. number

0 travellers

Booking code

A-SIT2


Explore the historical highlights and heritage of Sitka, a former Russian capital city, on a unique, fully-narrated sightseeing journey that includes a tour through Sitka National Park and folk dancing presentation.
  • Enjoy a Russian dance performance

  • Take a leisurely walk through Sitka National Historical Park

  • Hear engaging and informative stories

  • Admire both native totem pole and Russian icon artwork


Your day begins with a scenic motor coach ride along Sitka’s picturesque roadways en route to Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 ‘Battle of Alaska’ was fought. The park hosts totem-lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their totemic art form. Here, you’ll have the option to walk along the forest trail, view the exhibits, or interact with the artists.

Your next stop will be at Centennial Hall, where you’ll be treated to a special performance by the Archangel Dancers and watch Alaska’s Russian heritage come alive through ethnic folk dance and song. Following the performance, your tour will end downtown where you can take a short walk to St. Michael's Cathedral, and admire original Russian icon artwork dating back to the early 16th century.

Practical information

Practical information

  • Language: English

  • Remarks: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing

  • Walking information: Easy walking of approx. 1 mile (1.6 km) up to the Sitka Totem Historical Park

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes - hard packed dirt at the Sitka Totem National Park which may be difficult for a wheelchair to manoeuvre the entire park