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Reviewed on: 31 May 2013
A great itinerary, understood needs and requests, double checked all arrangements and made very good suggestions. Helpful and knowledgeable, attentive to details. A great first experience and hope to have the opportunity for more trips, actually one new trip for 2014 already in the making!
Travel Advisor: Natasha Rhodes
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013
This was a great trip with a great travel escort, Noel De Chambeau. Knightly is customer friendly and supportive. They made certain that we were dressed correctly for the weather, had the right equipment and had the opportunity to see and do what we came to Alaska for. I had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor: Hellen Hoffman
By: Mel & Helen
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2014
We went on the train from Anchorage to Denali Park for two nights & toured the park. The train ride was amazing and the accommodations were outstanding at the McKinley Village Lodge. We returned to Anchorage then rode the train to Seward to board the ship. The only glitch was at Seward. We never found our shuttle to the dock but eventually rode the city's shuttle there.
Would Go Again
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2014
We went to Denali last year with Knightly and loved the trip. As we planned our trip this year I requested that we be booked in the same resort in Denali. Only upon arrival did I learn that we had been booked in another resort with a similar name that was 8 miles away from "Glitter Gulch", the main strip in Denali. The new resort was clean, nice and enjoyable but I would have appreciated a clear heads up from Knightly Tours on the change of venue.
Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015
We enjoyed the Mendenhall Float trip, even getting high centered on a rock. Our guide knew how to get us off. Weather canceled our helicopter/ dog sled ride which was a disappointment. However we appreciated the concern for passenger safety. In Sitka the bear sanctuary and raptor rehabilitation center were educational and interesting as was the general history of the city given by our guide. Our guides were on time and courteous.
Travel Advisor: Aline Coleman
Great Float Plane Tour
Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015
Our group of 23 did a float plane tour in Ketchikan while on a Celebrity Cruise. They picked us up right on time and made it easy for a group this size to get to and from the float plane dock. We split into 4 groups in different float planes. Each one was in great condition with friendly, knowledgable pilots.
Travel Advisor: Ken Neibaur
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016
The Gold Dredge 8, Riverboat Discovery, and helicopter/dogsled camp tours were very well done and excellent value for the money.
Did their job well !
By: Tom & JoAnn D.
Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016
The land tour journey was well coordinated and was the best part of the trip - while cruise was great, we saw so much more on the land based journey/adventure
Travel Advisor: Pascale LeJeune
Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016
Our self-guided tour with Knightly went very smoothly. All of the hotel, transportation, and excursions went exactly as stated on the itinerary. The quality of the vendors Knightly used were for the most part very good, with only one or two average ones. Nothing was sub-par, and one or two were exceptional. If I had to do it all over again, I might have planned a less hectic itinerary, but it was clear from the start what we getting into. We received very detailed descriptions of where to be when, and everything went as planned.
Anchorage and Denali, Alaska
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018
The package that Knightly Tours put together for us worked well and made it easy for us to handle our hotels.
Travel Advisor: Bob Romano
Excellent Alaska National Park Tour
Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016
Knightly Tours worked with our Admiral Travel Consultant to make all of the arrangements in Alaska. We have to say that the hotels and extra tour arrangements were great and exceeded our expectations in how easy everything was considering the number of parks we were visiting. We also bumped in to a few other people who had worked with Knightly Tours to arrange their trips. We had fun comparing the sequence and arrangements. Knightly exceed our expectations with this trip. We would definitely recommend them for any trip to Alaska.
Travel Advisor: Michelle Andersen
Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016
Linda did a great job!! We had a wonderful trip. Everything went really smooth. The hotels were great. We loved the train rides and saw lots of animals along the way. We called it an Alaska Adventure, not a vacation, and that is what Chase wanted. He got to fish three times and three different ways. It was all fun, but our favorite fishing was in Talkeetna, with our guide Tyler. Chase also the copilot in a sea plane, helicopter, and a Cessna small plane. We saw a mother bear and three cubs on our bear viewing trip. The Kenai Fjords Cruise and Dog Sledding in Seward was great. Everything was fun and beautiful. The Backcountry Adventure tour in Denali was great. We saw a lot of different animals on the bus ride and the views of Mt McKinley on the plane ride back were awesome. The whole trip went very smooth and Linda took care of even the smallest details. Linda has done several trips for me and I would recommend her to anyone, anytime.
Not recommended for anyone needing help with luggage
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017
We wish our agent had arranged for us to tour with Regent tours instead of independent travelers as we were left handling and arranging pickup of our luggage. We were left at the train station with three suitcases in the rain and the hotel has no shuttle. Had to drag our bags thru rain to visitors center to catch the hop on/ off bus which did not have space for luggage. Had to drag up stairs and hold bags in aisle. Very unpleasant experience
Land tour alasja
Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017
While I would recommend knightly, their instructions should be more clearly written and laid out. Avcomdsyons at princess Denali sub par. No elevotor, smelly toons. My daughters sllergies kicked in. Food marginal. Talkertna lidhe very nice but they pit us in a room facing the parking lot . Really!!! With a view on the other side that was amazing. What did we pay for that. I would given them a C plus
By: BEN Family
Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2017
All of the excursions were exciting and provided a grand experience of Alaska. All of our tour guides and assistants were polite and made our excursions fun and informative. Wonderful time and experience!
By: Big Sue
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017
It was terrible from beginning to end!
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017
Did not use this tour operator
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017
Extremely happy with the tour that Kathryn put together for us! Everything was very well planned out and we received what we discussed and wanted. We will definitely come back for another trip.
By: Julie and Julio
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017
We loved our tor guides- they were very helpful!
Travel Advisor: Merrill Laguarta
Glacier Bay Trip
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017
The itinerary and organization were quite good. The uncertainty with travel to and from Gustavus from/to Juneau was created by the weather. The only uncertainty.
Travel Advisor: Maureen Roemmick
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017
They were easy to work with. I think they could have made us aware of a problem we were going to encounter but they did not. It was resolved but not without confusion.
Travel Advisor: Amy Rectenwald
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018
We enjoyed the Denali excursion through Knightly Tours. The only thing was that we wished we would have known that there was no internet and tv service in the room. We really enjoyed the tour into the park. Even though it was a 14 hour excursion, we got to see a great deal of wildlife.
Travel Advisor: Leah Bergner
By: Happy Camper
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Wonderful job Knightly! Everything went smoothly, from the hotel reservations (we needed 4 rooms) to all the tours and auto reservations. There wasn’t any glitch!! You made our Alaska Trip a great one. Thank you.
Excellent Land Tour
Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018
The land tour was great, starting with the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, then the train to Talkeetna and later to Denali Park, Gold Star all the way. Everything was arranged at just the right pace for us. There were some minor discrepancies in the times, but telephone numbers were provided to confirm or correct those. Only problem was that the instructions said to meet our shuttle driver inside baggage claim at the Anchorage airport, but the shuttle driver was not permitted inside, as we eventually found out by calling Knightly Tours. We finally connected with the driver across the street from baggage claim. It would not have been a problem if we had not been told to meet the driver inside.
Travel Advisor: Brenda Tolson
Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2018
Excellent!!!!! Everything they said they would do they did. Our trip went off without any problems due to their planning from hotels to activities. I contacted them once after hours and they answered the phone immediately (surprising me) and answered my questions. I would highly recommend Knightly Tours for trips.
Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2018
A great trip! Thank you Knightly
Travel Advisor: Kristin Kelly
Not What We Expected
By: Crusin' Couples
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Knightly Tours was just OK. It seemed that they booked what we wanted, but then gave us all of the coordination to do's. For example, they paid for cab fare from the hotel to the rent a car location, but we had to call a cab and arrange one big enough for the four travelers and lots of luggage instead of them meeting us and taking us. We had problems at Avis with both the size of the car and the arranged drop off point. Upon arriving at Denali, we were booked in very, very small cabins. These cabins had no closet, no hangers or space to hang anything, and you were sandwiched between the bed and wall, having to walk sideways, to get to the bathroom. We had to call to confirm the tour to Denali, then arrange to get to the train station to get back to Anchorage. Once again, with arrival in Anchorage, we had to arrange with the prepaid cab to take us to the airport. This service is not what we are accustomed to when using a travel agency.
By: Roger Hedgepeth
Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018
Great to work with
Travel Advisor: Sherrie Coffey
Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018
timely tours and friendly folks
Travel Advisor: Andrea Kurschinski
By: Alaska bucket list
Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018
This was a great trip. Our operators were very knowledgeable, fun and safe. We had a great time and loved all the places we went. This was in error if our favorite excursions.
Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2018
It’s hard to review accommodations in Alaska. Our transportation was never a problem and our accommodations were interesting, clean and they always had our reservations and there was never a problem. Because we were only in Sitka, Anchorage and Fairbanks for 1 night each, I would have preferred the hotel in Sitka with the restaurant and room service and the hotel in Anchorage just across from the bus station.
Travel Advisor: Wafa Langenbrunner
Knightly Tours operator
Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018
Yes I would highly recommend Knightly Tours Operator. They are well informed and explained the tour in detail. The costs of the trip are all broken down so there is no confusion with what the total balance we owe.