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Alaska by Train Glaciers, Fjords & Denali

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,261

MODERATE | TAILOR- MADE: A classic Alaska roundtrip, starting in Anchorage, then by train to Seward, on to Denali and, finally, back to Anchorage. During your trip you can choose from an array of amazing day excursions, including an awesome Kenai Fjord Cruise, an aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, a look at the stunning backdrop of Anchorage on a ‘Flightseeing’ Safari, or to explore Denali by jeep to view wildlife and magnificent scenery. Your train transportation is in Goldstar Service with dome car seating and private outdoor viewing deck.


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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,261

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Day 1

Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival in Anchorage transfer at your own cost to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the sights.

Overnight Anchorage

Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Anchorage - Freedom of Choice

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one (1) of these excursions.

Option 1. Anchorage Brew Tour

Get the inside scoop on Anchorage’s beer culture and brewery history on a half-day guided tour. Sample six tasty offerings at three different venues, including three classic breweries that you’re sure to enjoy.

Option 2. Turnagain Arm Wildlife Tour with Alyeska Tram

This full day tour from Anchorage includes a aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, fresh lunch in Girdwood and tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center home to moose, brown and black bears, wolves, bald eagles, musk oxen, and reindeer, giving guests an opportunity to view each species up close.

Option 3. Hatcher Pass Hike and History Tour

This half-day afternoon excursion from Anchorage includes a local guide, a tour at Independence Mine State Historical Park, gold panning and an interpretive hike along the Mill Loop Trail (an easy .9-mile trail with 177-feet of elevation gain). Travel along the Knik Arm, ascend into the Talkeetna Mountains and witness the breathtaking alpine area known as Hatcher Pass.

Option 4. Anchorage Flightseeing Safari

View Alaska’s largest city from above! On this 30-minute introductory flight, you’ll launch from Lake Hood and fly to some of the most scenic sites in the area. Options include the stunning backdrop of Anchorage, the Chugach Mountain Range, Turnagain Arm or the Cook Inlet – all with great opportunities to spot wildlife from the air. Please note that wheeled planes may be used early and late season.

Overnight Anchorage

Day 3

Anchorage to Seward - Alaska Railroad - Kenai Fjord Cruise

Board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a breathtaking ride to Seward. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. Upon arrival in Seward, transfer by shuttle to the small boat harbour for a 6-hour cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park. The park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, and breathtaking scenery. As you cruise through Resurrection Bay, keep watch for Steller sea lions, seals, puffins, eagles and whales. Cruise past the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to a large variety of birds, on your way to either the Holgate or Aialik Glacier. You will stop in front of the glacier to hear it moving and possibly see ice fall into the ocean. Enjoy lunch onboard. (Breakfast & lunch is included today)   

Overnight Seward

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Seward to Denali

Mid-morning, board a scheduled motorcoach to Denali. The Seward Highway showcases the natural beauty of south-central Alaska. Relax and enjoy the scenery while your driver gives you some history of the area along the way. Stop in Anchorage at midday for approx. 90 minutes before continuing to Denali. 

Overnight Denali

Duration2 Nights
Day 5

Denali - Freedom of Choice

Choose one (1) of these excursions

Option 1. Denali Highway Jeep Excursion - Self-Drive Guided 4x4 Excursion

Ranked #2 in Drives of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler magazine, experience the natural wonders of Alaska’s Denali Highway — this time by Jeep! This 4-hour guided excursion travels along a 135 mi (217 km) gravel road & takes you off the beaten path in a 4 x 4 to enjoy scenic views of Denali, the Alaska Range, glaciers and wildlife.

Option 2. Tundra Wilderness Tour - Coach Tour

This half-day tour offers incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park road and opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants. Picturesque highlights include the craggy cliffside of Cathedral Mountain, wildlife rich Sable Pass and braided wash of the East Fork River in Denali National Park.

Overnight Denali

 

Day 6

Denali National Park Entrance to Anchorage - Alaska Railroad

This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. At midday, board the Alaska Railroad and travel by Goldstar Railcar for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Denali or black bears along the banks of the river. (Lunch and dinner included onboard the train)

Overnight Anchorage

 

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Depart Anchorage

Upon check-out of your hotel, it’s time to say goodbye to your incredible Alaskan adventure, unless you plan to extend your stay in the area.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily from Anchorage
May 18 – September 12, 2024

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights moderate accommodation in Anchorage
  • 1 night moderate accommodation in Seward
  • 2 nights moderate accommodation in Denali
  • 1 night moderate accommodation in Anchorage
  • Anchorage - Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions: Anchorage Brew Tour, Turnagain Arm Wildlife Tour with Alyeska Tram, Hatcher Pass Hike and History Tour or Anchorage Flightseeing Safari
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Seward Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast and lunch included onboard train)
  • Kenai Fjord National Park Cruise with deli-style lunch
  • Seward to Denali Scheduled coach transfer with driver commentary
  • Denali - Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions: Denali Highway Jeep Excursion or Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Anchorage Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (lunch and dinner included onboard train)
  • Meals as per Itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites and activities not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


8 Sep 2024
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