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Spectacular Glaciers, Denali & Alaska Rail Adventure | Anchorage to Fairbanks

7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,855

FIRST-CLASS|TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy an unforgettable journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks travelling on Alaska Railroad’s wonderful Goldstar service, weaving through breathtaking landscapes. Stop in Seward for bear viewing or a glacier hike and Prince William Sound for awe-inspiring views. In Denali National Park, opt for an off-road jeep safari or take to the skies on a Flightseeing Safari over Anchorage.

Board Alaska Railroad’s Goldstar service from Anchorage to Steward and watch the Alaskan wilderness unfold from the outdoor viewing platforms or below the glass-dome ceilings. Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and marvel at the dramatic alpine scenery as you glide across the wildlife-rich waters of Resurrection Bay, searching for sea lions, seals, puffins, eagles, and whales.

Return to Seward for your choice of either a kayaking adventure through Resurrection Bay's snow-capped mountains, a canoe trip across Bear Lake's flat waters, an exciting dog sled tour through Seward’s scenic rainforest, or a hike to Exit Glacier’s towering walls of blue ice.

Whip through North America’s longest one-way highway tunnel on your private transfer to Whittier, where you'll board the 26 Glacier Cruise. Listen to the crackles, gurgles, and pops of countless glaciers moving and settling across Prince William Sound as you come face-to-face with these ancient marvels.

Three personalized exclusions await you in Anchorage after your trip aboard the Glacier Discovery. Indulge in a delicious tour of Anchorage’s beer culture and historic breweries, embark on a wildlife tour aboard the Mount Alyeska Tram, take a guided tour of the Independence Mine State Historical Park to the breathtaking Hatcher Pass, or take to the skies aboard an aerial safari of Anchorage and its surrounding mountain ranges.

The Denali Star, Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Alaska Range to Denali National Park. Choose between an off-road Jeep 4x4 self-drive or a narrated coach tour through Cathedral Mountain’s rugged cliffsides to the grizzlies roaming Sable Pass, the historic Murie Cabin, and more.

Enjoy a morning of whitewater rafting or flying through the park in a helicopter before watching the Alaskan wilderness unfold on your journey to Fairbanks, reflecting on your unforgettable Alaska rail journey.


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7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,855


Day 1

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
Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Seward | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions

Option 1. Tonsina Point Resurrection Bay Kayaking Adventure

Resurrection Bay is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and home to several Alaska state parks that offer abundant opportunities to hike, sea kayak and explore!

Option 2. Bear Lake Kayak | Canoe Trip

Kayak or canoe on this scenic local lake with fun-loving guides. Bear Lake is located just outside Seward, Alaska and normally offers flat calm waters, and a home for Sockeye salmon. On the way there is a stop to visit the salmon weir and learn about their life cycle. Eagles, loons, and bears are often seen while on this adventure

Option 3. Wilderness Dog Sled Ride Tour

Visit the Seavey Family Homestead in Seward, and tour the beautiful tether free summer camp for Iditarod athletes! Meet the dogs, feel their excitement as teams are hitched to comfortable summer sleds, then mush for two miles through the scenic rainforest.

Option 4. Exit Glacier Hike

This moderate hiking adventure is great for viewing the jewel of the Resurrection River Valley - Exit Glacier. This massive wall of blue ice descends the mountainside from the Harding Ice Field, down to the Resurrection River.

Overnight Seward

Day 3

Seward to Anchorage| Private Transfer | Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise | Alaska Railroad

This morning set off on a private transfer to Whittier. Along the way, we will experience the famous Anton Memorial Tunnel - the longest one-lane highway tunnel in North America which is shared with Alaska Railroad. In Whittier, board the 26 Glacier Cruise and cruise deep into Prince William Sound where you will see 26 named glaciers and many more unnamed. Get face to face with these towering masses of ice, so close you can “hear” the glaciers move and gaze at their brilliant blue hues. Lunch is included onboard. Back in Whittier, we board the Alaskan Railroad’s Glacier Discovery for our final leg of the tour to Anchorage.  

Overnight Anchorage

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Anchorage | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one 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 an 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 train 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, your floatplane will 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 5

Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance | Alaska Railroad

Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar with service to Denali National Park. Watch for views of Denali and keep an eye out for wildlife. Arrive mid-afternoon; the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy an optional activity. (Breakfast & lunch is included onboard the train today) 

Overnight Denali

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Denali | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one 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 7

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. (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 Seward
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Anchorage
  • 2 nights first-class accommodation in Denali
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Seward - Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast included onboard train)
  • Kenai Fjord National Park Cruise with deli-style lunch
  • Seward - Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions: Tonsina Point Resurrection Bay, Kayaking Adventure, Bear Lake Kayak | Canoe Trip, Wilderness Dog Sled Ride Tour, Exit Glacier Hike
  • Private transfer Seward to Whittler
  • Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise + Lunch onboard the cruise
  • Alaska Railroad - Whittier to Anchorage onboard Glacier Discovery Train
  • 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, Anchorage Flightseeing Safari
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Denali - Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast and lunch included onboard train)
  • Denali - Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions: Denali Highway Jeep Excursion, 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


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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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