10 Popular Getaways in the United States & Canada: Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Mar 30, 2022 · By Vacations By Rail
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2022 Tour code: WC-AAFN-22
About the tour
Two incredible cities, one thoughtfully planned adventure: See what Alaska has to offer during this expedition. Your time is split between Anchorage and Fairbanks, each filled with history and culture and sitting at the doorstep of some of America's most impressive spectacles. Travel by motorcoach, floatplane, boat and the world-renowned Alaska Railroad to reach destinations near and far. Begin your Alaskan exploration in Anchorage, framed by the Chugach Mountains and filled with adventures to be had. Explore the city on a guided tour, then enjoy a full-day cruise through Kenai Fjord National Park and a flightseeing excursion that soars over the stunning landscapes of Denali National Park. Venture north through the state on the Alaska Railroad's Denali Star, passing through untamed landscapes and interesting cities as the train approaches Fairbanks. As the next host city, Fairbanks is as intriguing as it is scenic. Your stay here is highlighted by a guided sightseeing tour of the city's most famous sights and a day trip to Chena Hot Springs. This resort is a truly unique destination, with its mixture of natural and manmade elements, the combination of which leaves much to uncover during your visit. Exploring Alaska is an experience like no other, and with eight days to do so, there is no limit to your possibilities.
There are other experiences available for this tour, speak to your rail specialist for details of other excursions and activities.
This tour is also available in reverse, from Fairbanks to Anchorage
Your journey through Alaska begins as you arrive in Anchorage today. Make your way to the hotel for check-in, then the day is yours to experience Anchorage and the surrounding area at your own pace. You may wish to learn about indigenous culture at the Alaska Native Heritage Center or the history of Alaska at the Anchorage Museum. There are plenty of shopping opportunities and art galleries in downtown Anchorage. Interesting restaurants serving superb seafood and local specialties, like reindeer sausage, and fantastic local breweries add a wonderful ambiance to the city. If you want to explore outside the city, you could rent a car and drive to a surrounding glacier or national park. Set out on a hike, visit dog sledding kennels for a taste of true Alaskan sporting, or go moose or bear spotting. There is no shortage of ways to explore in Alaska. Overnight Anchorage.
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