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Sitka: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1. Sitka: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Explore the historic city of Sitka, and learn about the city’s Russian past on a self-guided walking audio tour. Visit the Sitka Historical National Park, Sheldon Jackson Museum, St Michael's Cathedral, and spend as much time as you want. Download a self-guided audio tour onto your Android or iPhone. Use the included detailed map to navigate through the area. Listen to the audio guide with stories from local experts.  See important sites like the Harrison Centennial Hall, Alexander Baranof Memorial, Pioneer's Home, Russian Cemetery, and Lincoln Street. Stroll through the town and hear fascinating facts from this educational and fun tour.

Sitka: Totem Poles, Sitka History and Fortress Of Bears Tour

2. Sitka: Totem Poles, Sitka History and Fortress Of Bears Tour

Enjoy a port stop in Sitka with a small group tour full of history and wildlife. Gaze at lofty totem poles in Sitka National Historical Park, take in beautiful sights, learn local history, and get introduced to nature at the Fortress of Bears. Grab the quick shuttle ride into the town of Sitka and drive over the O'Connell Bridge to Japonski Island. Learn of the town's World War II history and its role in defending North America in the war's onset. Enter Sitka National Historical Park and take a stroll among the Tlingit and Haida totem poles. Breathe in the northern air as you walk among the spruce and hemlock trees. Allow your guide to bring your attention to historical gems like the Sitka Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum, St. Michael's Cathedral, and the Sitka Sound Science Center as you move throughout the tour. Keep your eyes open for spotting local wildlife along the way and try to snap a photo. At last, get up close and personal with Brown Bears at the Fortress of Bears and learn of the wildlife rescue initiatives in the area. With a little time to spare, take a 10-minute walk to browse the shops or hop aboard a shuttle back to the ship terminal. Please make sure you include your cruise ship name as you book, the tour start time will match your cruise ship porting times and could be from 9.30am to 1.30pm as your start time.

Sitka: Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown

3. Sitka: Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown

Make the most of your time in Sitka by taking a 1-hour guided tour of the Alaskan fishing town that was once the capital of Russian America. You will gain a unique local perspective of Sitka as you are lead through the historic downtown of a city rich with Tlingit indigenous culture. You will experience a carefully crafted itinerary including: -totem poles -a prominent harbor for fishing boats -the Russian Bishop's House -St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral -and much, much more. In addition you will hear personal stories from your resident guide about commercial fishing, industry, education, and daily life in Sitka, Alaska.

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