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The Alaska Railroad

The Alaska Railroad has been instrumental in the survival of rural Alaskans and America's Last Frontier for nearly 100 years. Spanning from the port town of Seward on the Gulf of Alaska to Fairbanks in the heart of the state, this rail line successfully transports more than 5 million tons of freight and 400,000 passengers annually. Travelers can choose between five routes in Alaska:

  • Coastal Classic - Travels between Anchorage, Girdwood, and Seward
  • Glacier Discovery - Connects Anchorage and Grandview with stops in Girdwood, Whittier, Portage, and Spencer
  • Denali Star - A route between Anchorage and Fairbanks, stopping in Denali, Talkeetna, and Wasilla
  • Hurricane Turn - Follows a summer route between Hurricane and Talkeetna and a winter route that includes Hurricane, Talkeetna, Wasilla, and Anchorage
  • Aurora Winter - Travels in the winter season only and connects Anchorage and Fairbanks by way of Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Healy

The Alaska Railroad has accumulated numerous awards throughout the years. In 2010, National Geographic Traveler noted this railway as one of the Top 10 North American Train Trips. USA Today Travel offered a similar designation in 2015, calling the line one of the 10 Best Train Trips in the U.S. Trip Advisor awarded the railway a Certificate of Excellence in 2015, and the National Tour Association presented the Alaska Railroad with Gold Medal designation in 2016. Additionally, the line has also earned Green Star Award Certification, thanks to its green efforts: reducing water and energy consumption and making efforts to curb emissions and provide outstanding air quality.

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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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Alaska by Day
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
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Caribou Deer on Mount Denali
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Nenana River In Fall Colors
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Northern Lights At Bettles Field in Alaska
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Aurora Borealis Display at Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Kenai Fjords National Park
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Alaska by Day
11 Nov 2019
DANA
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“We booked an Alaskan vacation through Vacations By Rail. Everything from customizing the itinerary, booking the vacation and the vacation itself went so smoothly. We were so impressed with the trains and their staff. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. The trains were comfortable and the meals very good. It was absolutely amazing to be in the glass dome cars and watch the scenery and wildlife. Our vacation was so stress free as everything was so organized. We never had to worry about our luggage. It was always where it was supposed to be! We were spoiled and I want to book all future vacations through Vacations by Rail and travel by train!! We cannot say enough good things.
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Deluxe Alaska Highlights
30 Sep 2019
BETH
5 stars
“Our agent, Frank H, was great! He answered all of my many questions and together we discussed which was the right travel package for us. Everything ran like clockwork in Alaska. Our shuttles were on time, our reservations were waiting for us and the trip was everything and more that I had hoped for. I would definitely use them again!
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Glaciers, Trains & Trails of Alaska
06 Sep 2019
NORMAN
5 stars
“Well laid out plan with all vouchers ready.
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Alaska Wildlife Adventure
20 Aug 2019
Charlotte Mattingly
5 stars
“Alaska was amazing. I am so thankful that we chose Vacations by Rail. Everything is handled for you. You go to the hotel, they give you your key, when you leave you hand in your key and move on. We had a full seven-day adventure we will never forget.
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Alaska the Greatland
16 Aug 2019
RITA
5 stars
“This was an amazing trip. It was so organized and every detail taken care of. They even went above and beyond on little things! The tour director was awesome - knowledgeable and a people person! And our bus driver was just as great! They made a good team together - which served us patrons in the best way. Highly recommend VBR!
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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
18 Jun 2019
Sharon
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“Vacations by Rail was great to work with, our agent Ryan never got tired of my questions and was always helpful. The whole trip was so easy because they did all the work, our vouchers arrived and off we went. The Rocky Mountaineer is by far the most amazing train trip you could ever take through the Canadian Rockies.
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Tour Alaska by Rail
16 Jun 2019
GERALD
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“Awesome Experience! Everything was well coordinated and ran completely on time! Great time!
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Alaska Wilderness Tour
11 Jan 2019
CHARLES PETERSON ( Chuck )
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“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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