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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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7 days From $1,473 per person

2022 Tour code: WC-AWTN-22

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.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage

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

Day 2 - Anchorage / Talkeetna

Alaska Railroad's Denali Star railcar takes you along the Knik Arm and through the Mat-Su Valley to Talkeetna. This afternoon enjoy a thrilling jetboat excursion on the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers. Overnight Talkeetna.

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.

Day 4 - Denali National Park Experience

Set out into the wilderness of Denali National Park on a narrated bus tour. Stop at scenic overlooks and to spot some of the animals that call this vast park home. Overnight Denali.

*Due to a landslide and partial road closure in Denali National Park, the planned Full Day Denali Road Tour has been replaced with a 3-8 hour tour. Duration is dependant on road and weather conditions.
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.

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Pricing Plans

Moderate
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.

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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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Cindy W, Nineveh, IN

5 stars

Submitted 10/Sep

Many people have asked us what company we used for this trip and we have referred vacation by rail and representative Frank Howard.

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Cindy W, Nineveh, IN

5 stars

Submitted 10/Sep

Many people have asked us what company we used for this trip and we have referred vacation by rail and representative Frank Howard.

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Linda

5 stars

Submitted 5/Sep

Travel Gold Star. It's the Best!

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Jo S, Santa Cruz, CA

5 stars

Submitted 5/Sep

Scenery was beautiful and all of the elements of the trip flowed smoothly.

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April W, Newark, OH

5 stars

Submitted 25/Jul

Everything was so wonderful. It was so easy to check in for planned activities and booked hotels - we had no issues at all. The activities themselves were absolutely magical.

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April W, Newark, OH

5 stars

Submitted 24/Jul

Everything was so wonderful. It was so easy to check in for planned activities and booked hotels - we had no issues at all. The activities themselves were absolutely magical.

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