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Alaska Winterland and Northern Lights

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9 days From $2,693 per person

Gaze upon the Northern Lights, ride aboard the Alaska Railroad, warm up in natural hot springs, and immerse yourself in the best of Alaska’s winter wonderland.

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Get up to $350 off the listed price when you book a qualifying US, Canada or Europe independent rail vacation by September 27, 2023. Savings applied at checkout or by calling a rail specialist.

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2023 Tour code: WC-AKWR-23

About the tour

Alaska is an exciting place to visit at any time of year, but in the winter months, there is a distinct change in the atmosphere that turns America's Last Frontier into a true winter wonderland. Snow covers the untamed landscape and, somehow, the mountainscapes become even more dramatic. Though the days are shorter, the nights bring a magnificent show of rainbow colors across the sky. Experience all of this and more on this 9-day winter wonderland expedition. Begin in Anchorage, where you pick up your rental car and begin the road trip portion of this independent journey through Alaska. Your destination is the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, which you reach by following a scenic highway along the coast of Alaska, passing Turnagain Arm in the Cook Inlet en route. Spend two days here enjoying the resort's amenities, which range from skiing and snowmobiling to snowshoeing and winter hikes. You return to Anchorage by car before boarding the iconic Alaska Railroad for a journey north to Fairbanks, where you spend the evening. From Fairbanks, enjoy an included transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort - a place of relaxation, immense natural beauty, and a chance to view the magical Aurora Borealis. Spend two days soaking up the offerings of this Alaskan hot spot before transferring back to Fairbanks and subsequently flying to Anchorage, where your vacation concludes. Seeing the untamed beauty of Alaska in the winter is something you will fondly recall for years to come.


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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.


Comfort Inn, Anchorage

Comfort Inn, Anchorage

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Chena Hot Springs Resort, Fairbanks

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Springhill Suites

Springhill Suites, Fairbanks

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Alyeska Resort, Girdwood

Alyeska Resort, Girdwood

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