Welcome to Hope
Hope has beautiful views of Turnagain Arm, a quaint and historic downtown, wonderful restaurants and gold rush–era relics, and incredible camping and hiking opportunities.Life here moves slower. It's rural Alaska at its best. Authentic, pioneering, friendly and esoteric. Expect town to fill up on weekends with day-trippers from Anchorage. Most tourist services close October to May
Top experiences in Hope
Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory
Meet the tour guide just outside Battery Park, at the corner of Pearl and State Streets, to begin this full-day adventure in New York City. Begin with a short walk to the ferry dock for the ride to Liberty Island. Along the way, the guide will present the oftentimes overlooked monuments and memorials of Battery Park, like 'the Immigrants' sculpture and 'the Sphere,' a large metallic sculpture by German artist Fritz Koenig (which once stood at the World Trade Center).Then board the ferry via the reserved ticket holders line for Liberty Island. Enter the Statue of Liberty to see the original torch and listen as the guide introduces Lady Liberty, pointing out the highlights of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then, climb to the pedestal for one of the best views in the Big Apple at 10 stories above New York Harbor. Get a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the statue before heading for Ellis Island to relive the immigrant experience. Walk in the footsteps of those who arrived to the US here. Visit the Baggage Room, the Great Hall and walk down the 'stairs of separation,' where immigrants went on to follow their respective destinies. Make a stop at the Kissing Post and see the Immigrant Wall of Honor to find out why it's called the Island of Hope, Island of Tears.After a break for lunch (not included), then complete the Lower Manhattan experience with a visit the new World Trade Center which includes St. Paul's Chapel and The 9/11 Memorial where the guide will explain how everything was carefully and symbolically designed. You'll go inside the new 4 billion dollar structure called the Oculus which is the home of the Westfield Mall and is the centerpiece of an amazing new state of the art and transportation hub for Lower Manhattan with an ultra-modern design and space-age atmosphere housing the 3rd largest transportation hub in New York City. Along the way, hear all the unique, interesting, and entertaining stories of each point of interest. Watch the new World Trade Center rising as the guide explains how it, and the surrounding area, have changed. You'll get a look at the new building complex from every angle and your guide will show you how the concept for the World Trade Center rebuild and the architectural design work as part of the 9/11 Memorial plaza that sits at it's center. Finally, visit the One World Observatory for a self-guided visit. Board the high-speed Sky Pod elevators and climb over 100 floors in less than a minute. Have a camera ready for the amazing HD elevator experience that awaits.
Modern World Longest Siege - Siege of Sarajevo Half-day Tour
Tour usually starts from the old town of Sarajevo and immediately we head towards the War Tunnel Museum - Tunnel of Hope. On the way there (roughly 25-30 min drive) we explain and show you a lot of things essential to understand reasons behind the breakup of Yugoslavia and we see unfortunate Markale Massacre sites, Bosnian Presidency building, famous Sniper Alley, Marshall Tito Barracks, Parliament, Hotel Holiday Inn, National TV house and few other locations important for the overall understanding concept of Sarajevo Siege.Once we arrive at the Tunnel, a tunnel which saved Sarajevo during the Siege, Tunnel of Hope which was the major "blood line" for heavily besieged and destroyed city, we learn about its history. We get to know how and why we dug it, how long it took, how roughly 3.000.000 people went through it, but most importantly we understand what it meant for "Sarajevans". We stay there around 1 hour as museum exhibit requires thorough explanations to better understand the importance of this place.After the Tunnel we head toward mountain Trebević, which by vast majority of its length was a first line during the Siege of Sarajevo. At the site we have the opportunity to see where the real destruction appeared and where the real front lines used to be, and where the real sniper and artillery fire took place over innocent citizens of Sarajevo. During these times we will focus our story on postwar affects and stories of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1995 until today. One of the most amazing parts of this tour is Trebević Olympic Bobsled and story of 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games.The tour is very much enriched with great panorama views, especially from the very top of Trebević mountain where you get the real feeling what mice and cats game had been played here, and how the enemy with such a great advantage never got the real chance to take over Sarajevo city. We learn and experience biology vs. ideology. The tour ends at Baščaršija square where the drop off will take place.
Island Safari 4x4 Discovery Tour from St John's
After pickup from your St. John's hotel, your 4x4 adventure begins! You'll ride to see Devil's Bridge, a natural limestone bridge crossing the rough and raging waters of both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Next, you'll see the white sand and crystal blue waters of Long Bay Beach. Throughout the tour, you'll have the chance to sample some of the seasonal fruits such as mangoes, pineapples or guavas.Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation is the last stop on the tour. Once the largest sugar plantation on Antigua, Betty's Hope is now a historical site. You'll see restored stone sugar mills, stone windmill towers and learn about the history of the plantation. Enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch near the water's edge before heading back to your St. John's hotel.
3-hour Turnagain Pass Rafting Float Trip from Hope Alaska
Make your own way to the rafting headquarters near Hope, Alaska for your morning or afternoon raft tour. After arriving at the facility, the staff gets you outfitted with a life jacket, helmet, and paddle, then provides a safety orientation and paddling instruction. When ready, climb into your raft for your relaxed float trip on Turnagain Pass. Start drifting along a slow–moving creek with virtually no whitewater. Paddle or kick back during the 3-hour journey, and keep an eye open for wildlife like bears, moose, and deer that are often seen along the river banks.Your tour ends before the high-adrenaline whitewater rapids of the canyon. Your guide pulls the rafts over where you dry off and take a brief ride back to your vehicles.
Boston: Hyper Space Tour at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
With over 17 million copies sold, their self-titled 1976 debut album "Boston" generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling", "Piece of Mind," and "Foreplay/Long Time - rock staples that are still in heavy rotation on the airwaves today. Boston's second album, "Don't Look Back" in 1978 was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage which hit #1 on the US charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." Subsequent albums "Walk On" in 1994, "Corporate America" in 2002, and "Life, Love & Hope" in 2013 complete the band's discography. With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has more than stood the test of time.See them in concert in Las Vegas at the new Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on June 17, 2017!