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Alaska Wilderness Tour

4.8 stars(28 reviews)

Travel through Alaska's rail corridor, visiting some of the state's most renowned destinations including Anchorage, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks.

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2021 Tour code: WC-AWTN-21

About the tour

Travel through Alaska's rail corridor, visiting some of the state's most renowned destinations including Anchorage, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks. Highlights include a jetboat excursion on the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers, a riverboat cruise in Fairbanks and dome rail car excursions.

This relaxing 7-day vacation is perfect both on its own and as a pre- or post-extension to an Alaska cruise.

Due to availability issues throughout Alaska, this trip has been modified for the 2021 season.


What’s included


Day 1 - Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage on your own. The remainder of day is free to explore Alaska's largest city. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 2 - Anchorage / Talkeetna

The day is yours to further explore Anchorage independently. Visit one of the many museums, breweries, or shops the city has to offer. Optional excursions are also available should you wish for guided sightseeing.

This afternoon, board a motorcoach bound for Talkeetna. Upon arrival early this evening, enjoy a thrilling jetboat excursion on the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers. Overnight Talkeetna.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current availability issues in Talkeetna, travelers will stay in Anchorage for 2 nights. A Wildlife Tour will be included instead of the Jetboat Tour.

Day 3 - Talkeetna / Denali National Park

The morning is free to enjoy this wilderness town. Depart via Alaska Railroad's Denali Star to Denali National Park at noon and arrive the in Park late afternoon. Overnight Denali National Park.

Day 4 - Denali National Park Experience

Today is yours to schedule your personal exploration of the Park. There are plenty of sightseeing options from which to select. Overnight Denali National Park.

Day 5 - Denali National Park / Fairbanks

Take the morning to explore more of the Park on your own. Depart late this afternoon via-Alaska Railroad's Denali Star for the short journey over the tundra of central Alaska to Fairbanks. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 6 - Fairbanks

Board the sternwheeler riverboat Discovery this morning for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Included is a stop at an Indian village and a dog sled demonstration. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 7 - Depart Fairbanks

Depart for home today.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Hotels include SpringHill Suites By Marriott Anchorage Midtown, Anchorage; Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna; Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali National Park; and SpringHill Suites, Fairbanks.
Service onboard Alaska Railroad's Denali Star is in Adventure Class.

Hotels include Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage; Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna; Grande Denali Lodge, Denali National Park; and Pikes Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks.
Service onboard Alaska Railroad's Denali Star is in GoldStar Service.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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4.8 stars4.8 / 5 · 28 reviews

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Submitted 5/Sep

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5 stars

Submitted 11 Jan 2019

Our guide ( Bradley ) and driver ( John ) were fantastic!!!! They came up with a trip to go and find the northern lights one night, ( which we did!!!! what a sight to behold ) and took us on the Seward highway for a sight seeing tour and then to an animal preserve. They made the tour great!!!! We had fantastic weather and were able to see Denali on 3 different days. Great trip, Great stops along the way and great team taking care of us!!!!!

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Lorraine T, Chicago, IL

5 stars

Submitted 26 Dec 2018

We loved every detail that went into planning this trip...the cleanliness, the food was wonderful, the promptness of the train, everything.

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Susan F, Woodland, CA

5 stars

Submitted 20 Dec 2018

Everything was perfect; transfers, baggage, and excursions were handled with no hitches. The dome car allowed us a beautiful view with wonderful narrative to enhance the trip.

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Laurie P, Cedar Falls, IA

4 stars

Submitted 18 Dec 2018

It was very relaxing traveling by train and the tour guides were very informative

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Rosemary T, Los Angeles, CA

4 stars

Submitted 07 Dec 2018

Loved the Alaskan rail trip and our booking agent was very helpful. I would highly recommend this itinerary. Traveling early before the large crowds made this trip exceptionally pleasant and comfortable

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