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Riding the Alaska Railroad, you see all the best of Alaska including Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.

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8 days From $3,139 per person

2022 Tour code: WC-DAHR-22

About the tour

Begin your Alaskan adventure in the state's largest city of Anchorage with a day to explore this grand city on your own. Next, you'll enjoy a train ride to the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Here you'll see glaciers up close and personal on a float tour down the Placer River.

The next train journey takes you alongside Turnagain Arm with beautiful views on your way to Seward. Here you'll cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park with stunning views of glaciers-and hopefully spot whales and sea lions too. In Seward, you'll experience true Alaskan culture with a dog sled ride and a roadhouse lunch.

An overnight train ride takes you to Anchorage before you head to Denali. You'll have plenty of time to visit the beautiful Denali National Park, with a bus tour followed by a free morning to explore the area on your own. Wrap up this excursion through Alaska's greatest spots as you loop back to Anchorage.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Book an excursion, or explore shops, museums, and restaurants at your leisure. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2 - Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop

Travel via the Glacier Discovery Train to the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Float among the icebergs at Spencer Glacier and down the Placer River. A short train ride to Portage follows the float tour. A motorcoach transfer from Portage to Girdwood gets you back in time for dinner. Overnight at the Hotel Alyeska.

Includes
  • Lunch
Day 3 - Kenai Fjords National Park

Board the Coastal Classic Train for a breathtaking ride along Turnagain Arm and through scenic Grandview. Upon arrival in Seward, embark on a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park in search of glaciers, whales, sea lions and more. The onboard Park Ranger ensures you'll stay informed and entertained. Overnight in Seward.

Includes
  • Lunch
Day 4 - Seward, Alaska

Today, explore the charming port community of Seward, Alaska. In the afternoon, the Real Alaska Tour promises authentic adventures, including a dog sled ride, lunch at an Alaska roadhouse and a tour to massive Exit Glacier. Later, depart on the Coastal Classic Train and overnight in Anchorage.

Includes
  • Lunch
Day 5 - Denali Star Train, Alsaka Railroad

Begin the half-day journey to Denali National Park aboard the Denali Star Train. Traveling between Anchorage and Talkeetna, cross the Knik River and enjoy views of the Chugach Mountains. North of Talkeetna, the train heads into backcountry Hurricane area; this region offers views of the Indian River and the expansive Hurricane Gulch from the top of a 296-foot bridge. Just south of Denali National Park, Broad Pass offers majestic views of the Alaska Range in all directions. Arrive in Denali mid-afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Denali.

Day 6 - Denali

Embark on a narrated bus tour into the heart of Denali National Park. Travel through the wilderness of Denali National Park with an experienced driver and naturalist guide to learn the history of the park and its wildlife. Make stops for scenic overlooks and wildlife sightings, so keep your camera handy. Overnight in 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 7 - Denali National Park

The morning is at your leisure in Denali. This afternoon, return to Anchorage on the Denali Star Train. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 8 - Tour Conclusion

Your tour concludes today.

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Pricing Plans

Moderate
Hotels include the Westmark, Anchorage; Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood; Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward; and Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali. Service level on board Alaska Railroad is in Adventure Class.

Superior
Hotels include the Hilton Anchorage, Anchorage; Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood; Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward; and Grand Denali Lodge, Denali. Service level on board Alaska Railroad is in GoldStar Class (where available).

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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Jack

4 stars

Submitted 21/Sep

Great trip. Will be better after Covid.

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Brad T, St Paul, MN

4 stars

Submitted 7/Sep

Everything was well coordinated and ran on time and according to plan. The accommodations were as advertised and the experiences in Alaska entertained the entire family. The dog sled experience was very unique and the entire family loved the experience, especially our kids (ages 11, 9).

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Brad T, St Paul, MN

4 stars

Submitted 7/Sep

Everything was well coordinated and ran on time and according to plan. The accommodations were as advertised and the experiences in Alaska entertained the entire family. The dog sled experience was very unique and the entire family loved the experience, especially our kids (ages 11, 9).

Collected by Vacations By Rail

Heidi C, Waukesha, WI

4 stars

Submitted 3/Sep

Alaska is more beautiful than pictures and postcards can allow.

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Heidi C, Waukesha, WI

4 stars

Submitted 3/Sep

Alaska is more beautiful than pictures and postcards can allow.

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Letha B., White Bluff, IN

5 stars

Submitted 28/Aug

This was the best way to see Alaska. Service was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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