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Alaska Trains & Kenai Fjords
Alaska Railway Train
Major Marine Tours Kenai Fjords 360 Vessel
Kenai Fjords National Park Sea Lions
Denali National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Humpback Whale Breaching
Moose in Denali National Park
Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
Tour Dates & Pricing
Explore The Great Land with two rail journeys plus visits to Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. Cruise the Chena River in Fairbanks on a classic sternwheeler, then take the Alaska Railway to Denali National Park for a fascinating Tundra Wilderness Tour. Travel south to Wasilla and visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, then traverse the Matanuska Valley on our way to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Stroll the halls of the incredible Anchorage Museum, then travel to the Kenai Peninsula on the Alaska Railway. In Seward, cruise Kenai Fjords National Park and explore the Alaska SeaLife Center before we return home.
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Day 1 : Fly to Alaska
We settle in for two nights in Fairbanks.
Day 2 : Fairbanks
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out to see the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, an engineering marvel and fascinating story of American ingenuity.
Then, enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch at Pike's Waterfront Lodge before we begin our afternoon adventures.
We board the Riverboat Discovery III for a fascinating excursion on the Chena River. Witness a bush plane maneuver and watch dog mushing in action. Step ashore at a recreated fishing and hunting camp where we learn about the lifestyles of indigenous peoples in Alaska’s interior.
Day 3 : A Rail Journey
All aboard the Alaska Railroad this morning! Today’s breathtaking journey takes us into the heart of the wilderness and Denali National Park, six million acres of pristine and protected land.
Later, enjoy time at leisure to reflect in the spectacular beauty or get out for a bit of adventure. Hiking, rafting, flightseeing, or an ATV adventure are among the possibilities.
Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve
Today a naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra of Denali National Park. Our expert guide helps us keep watch for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. If the skies permit, we may also catch a glimpse of Denali, the highest peak in North America.
Tonight, delight in the Music of Denali Dinner Theater, full of tales and lore from the days of yore.
Day 5 : The Iditarod Trail
A highlight this morning is our photo stop at the Alaska Veterans Memorial. Dedicated in 1984 as a place of remembrance, the memorial honors each branch of service.
Enjoy the views over lunch at Settlers Bay Lodge.
After lunch, we head to the Iditarod Trail Headquarters where we'll learn about the epic Anchorage-to-Nome dog sled race and the canine athletes that are so vital to this famous competition.
Later, we arrive at our hotel for a two-night stay in the heart of downtown Anchorage.
Day 6 : Anchorage
Today we see the major sights of Anchorage. See historic homes, the Statehood Monument, Balto at the starting line for the Iditarod, Ship Creek, and Lake Hood, the busiest float plane airport in the world.
Our tour ends at the Anchorage Museum, where the state’s culture and history come to life.
The afternoon is ours, with free time to explore or shop for handcrafted souvenirs.
Tonight, we gather for dinner at the Bridge Seafood Restaurant.
Day 7 : Kenai Cruise
We board a train this morning heading south into the Kenai Peninsula. This portion of the Alaska Railroad offers magnificent scenery that can only be seen by rail and is considered to be the finest in Alaska.
Upon arrival in Seward, embark on a high speed catamaran for a narrated 120-mile cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. Sea otters, seals, whales, and other marine life are likely to greet us. Our captain will pause for incredible views of a towering tidewater glacier.
Tonight our accommodations are in Seward.
Day 8 : Alaska SeaLife Center
Explore the interactive exhibits and learn about the research and rehabilitation efforts at the Alaska SeaLife Center. There are often puffins in residence here, so be sure to introduce yourself!
After a special Farewell Lunch in Seward, we return to Anchorage for our overnight flight home.
Day 9 : Arrive Home
We arrive home with wonderful memories of Alaska.
July 17, 2021 - July 25, 2021
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July 31, 2021 - August 8, 2021
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August 7, 2021 - August 15, 2021
Final Payment Date: 06/08/2021
August 22, 2021 - August 30, 2021
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Day 1 : Fly to Fairbanks
We settle in for two nights in Fairbanks.
After a leisurely morning, we head out for a photo stop at the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Lunch today is at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. This afternoon, we enjoy a narrated cruise on the Chena River aboard the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler, with a chance to go ashore and explore a recreated Athabascan fishing and trapping camp. Native guides give us an insider’s account of their culture and traditions.
All aboard the Alaska Railroad this morning! Today's breathtaking journey takes us into the heart of the wilderness and Denali National Park, six million acres of pristine and protected land. We arrive at our Denali lodge and enjoy time at leisure after settling in for a two-night stay.
Today a naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra of Denali National Park. Our expert guide helps us keep watch for grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. If the skies permit, we may also catch a glimpse of Denali, the highest peak in North America. This evening back at our lodge, delight in the toe-tapping revelry of the Music of Denali Dinner Theater, full of tales and lore from the days of yore.
Day 5 : Veterans Memorial
A highlight this morning is our photo stop at the Alaska Veteran Memorial. Dedicated in 1984 as a place of remembrance, the memorial honors each branch of service. Enjoy the views over lunch at Settlers Bay Lodge. This afternoon we arrive in Anchorage for a two night stay. Our hotel is in the heart of downtown Anchorage.
Today we see the major sights of Anchorage, with plenty of insight into the city’s ties to the great outdoors. More than 40% of Alaska’s population calls this coastal city home, though that only adds up to 300,000. Our tour ends at the Anchorage Museum, where the state's culture and history come to life. The afternoon is ours, with free time to explore or shop for hand-crafted souvenirs. Tonight, we gather for dinner at the Bridge Restaurant.
We board a train this morning heading south into the Kenai Peninsula. This portion of the Alaska Railroad offers magnificent scenery that can only be seen by rail and is considered to be the finest in Alaska. Upon arrival in Seward, embark on a high speed catamaran for a narrated 120-mile cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. Sea otters, seals, whales, and other marine life are likely to greet us. Our captain will pause for incredible views of a towering tidewater glacier. Tonight our accommodations are in Seward.
Today’s highlight is a morning stop at the Alaska SeaLife Center, where research and rehabilitation help some of Alaska’s threatened marine life. There are often puffins in residence here, so be sure to introduce yourself! After a special Farewell Lunch in Seward, we return to Anchorage for our overnight flight home.
June 18, 2022 - June 26, 2022
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