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Alaska Trains & Kenai Fjords

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 Railroad to Denali National Park for a fascinating guided 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 Fairbanks

We arrive in Fairbanks, the Golden Heart of Alaska.

Day 2 : 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.

Breakfast, Lunch

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. We arrive at our Denali lodge and enjoy time at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

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 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.

Breakfast, Dinner

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 at our hotel.


Day 6 : 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 Seafood Restaurant.

Continental Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Kenai Fjords 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.


Day 8 : Alaska SeaLife Center

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.

Continental Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 : Arrive Home

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Fairbanks
  • 2 nights near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights in Anchorage
  • 1 night in Seward

Attractions & Highlights

  • Riverboat Discovery III
  • Two train journeys aboard the Alaska Railroad:
    • Fairbanks to Denali
    • Anchorage to Seward
  • Denali National Park guided tour
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Anchorage city tour
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Kenai Fjords National Park narrated cruise
  • Alaska SeaLife Center

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
  • Lunch at Settlers Bay Lodge
  • Dinner at the Bridge Seafood Restaurant
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch in Seward

Highest Elevation: 3,895 feet.

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