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Signature Alaska Rail Vacations – Anchorage to Fairbanks - Superior

9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,876

FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: It’s bear viewing the day after your arrival in Anchorage, naturally by floatplane, before you board a helicopter the following day, land on a glacier and join a dog-sledding tour on that same glacier. Is there a better way to experience Alaska? You be the judge after spending a day in Kenai Fjords National Park on a small cruise visiting places no other cruise ship can. Tidewater and Alpine glaciers, as well as sea lions, seals, humpbacks, orcas and otters are among the many amazing views you can enjoy. Then there’s a Jeep Excursion in Denali Park that will take you off the beaten path, with scenic views of Denali, the Alaska Range and plenty of wildlife, all of which might take your breath away. Relax on your last stage of this amazing trip, taking in more riveting sights onboard Alaska Rail’s Goldstar Service from Denali to Fairbanks.

Please refer to the itinerary for a detailed description of this trip.

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9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,876

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Day 1

Anchorage | Arrival

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 | Floatplane to Redoubt Bay or Chinitna Bear Viewing

Enjoy a half day guided tour with an opportunity to see Alaska’s black and brown bears in their natural habitat. Depending on the time of year and where the bears are foraging for food, you will fly southwest of Anchorage by float plane to either Redoubt Bay or Chinitna Bay. Here you can view Alaskan resident brown bears up close. 

Overnight Anchorage

Day 3

Anchorage to Girdwood | Glacier Dog Sled Heli-Tour

Explore Anchorage this morning on a private tour before traveling to the mountain town of Girdwood. Following Turnagain Arm with stops to look for wildlife and take in the beauty of Chugach State Park, you’ll board a helicopter for a glacier landing & dog sledding tour – the best way to experience Alaska! Returning to the heliport you will be transferred back to Alyeska Resort, with the rest of the day at leisure. We have included air tram tickets for the ride to the peak of Alyeska.

Overnight Girdwood

Duration1 Night
Day 4

Girdwood to Seward | Small Group Tour

Join your coach at midday for a short drive to lunch, then visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely observe and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears and muskox. If time allows, stop at Exit Glacier where a short and easy walk provides an up-close and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Upon arrival in Seward, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. (Lunch is included today). 

Overnight Seward

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Day 5

Seward | Kenai Fjords Northwestern Fjord Cruise

Today we have arranged for you to take an all-day Kenai Fjords Cruise. Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers, numerous alpine glaciers and marine wildlife like Stellar sea lions, seals, humpbacks, orcas and otters. (A continental breakfast & deli-style lunch is included onboard). 

Overnight Seward

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Seward to Talkeetna | Coach

Mid-morning, board a scheduled motorcoach to Talkeetna. 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 Talkeetna.

Overnight Talkeetna

Duration1 Night
Day 7

Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance | Alaska Railroad

This morning take the Denali Star, Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, landing on a glacier or hiking. (Lunch is included onboard the train today). 

Overnight Denali

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Day 8

Denali | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 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 9

Denali National Park Entrance to Fairbanks | Alaska Railroad

This morning is at leisure to enjoy optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, landing on a glacier or hiking. By early afternoon, board Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star Train in the Goldstar Railcar to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks where your incredible Alaskan adventure ends unless you plan to extend your stay in the area. (Dinner is included on board the train today) 

Meal Plan Dinner

Other Information


Daily from Anchorage
May 18 – September 12, 2024


  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Anchorage
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Girdwood
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Seward
  • 1 night first-class accommodation in Talkeetna
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Denali
  • Bear Viewing Safari
    • Anchorage hotel to floatplane dock pick up / drop off
    • Return float-plane flight between Anchorage
    • Bear viewing with professional guides + lunch
  • Private Anchorage City Tour with transfer to/ from Girdwood
  • Glacier Dog Sled Helicopter Tour
  • Aerial tram ride to the peak of Alyeska
  • Day tour from Girdwood to Seward with lunch and admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Northwestern Fjord Cruise with continental breakfast & lunch
  • Shuttle to/from small boat harbour to accommodation
  • Seward to Talkeetna scheduled coach transfer with driver commentary
  • Alaska Railroad - Talkeetna to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Lunch included onboard train)
  • Denali - Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions: Denali Highway Jeep Excursion or Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Fairbanks Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Dinner included onboard train)
  • Meals as per Itinerary


  • 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


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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