Riding the Alaska Railroad, you see all the best of Alaska including Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.
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 full-day 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.
- Rail transportation throughout including travel aboard the Glacier Discovery Train, Coastal Classic, and Denali Star Train
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- 3 meals
- Visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- Glacial river float trip
- Kenai Fjord National Park Cruise
- Visit to Exit Glacier
- Visit to Seavey homestead with Wilderness Dog Sled Ride and Tour
- Bus tour into the heart of the Denali National Park
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. (L)
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. (L)
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. (L)
Day 5 - Denali Star Train, Alaska 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 13.5-hour, 92 mile* narrated bus tour into the heart of Denali National Park. Wildlife sightings are common, so keep your camera handy. Overnight in Denali.
*Off-season departures will have a free day to explore Denali National Park independently. Ask a rail specialist for sightseeing options.
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.
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.
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).
The Alaska Railroad extends from Seward and Whittier, in the south of the state in Alaska, to Fairbanks, and beyond to Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright. It carries both freight and passengers throughout its system. The Railroad has a mainline over 760 km and is well over 800km including the secondary branch lines and siding tracks.
Adventure Class cars offer comfortable seating and large picture windows. Adventure Class guests are encouraged to travel between railcars, whether to take advantage of the open seating in our Vista Dome cars or visit the Wilderness Café.
GoldStar Service is the Alaska Railroad’s premium class of service and offers passengers an exceptional way to travel across Alaska. Glass-dome ceilings allow for panoramic views and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform offers fresh air and an excellent vantage point for photos. On the lower level of GoldStar railcars, passengers enjoy a full-service dining room; GoldStar tickets include meals, all soft beverages and two complimentary adult beverages per trip for passengers over 21.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
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