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Enjoy the best Alaska has to offer on your 8-day journey to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. After exploring Anchorage, board the Alaska Railroad for a trip to Talkeetna, the gateway to Denali. Then continue to the crown jewel of Alaska, Denali National Park. Board Alaska Railroad once more and continue north on the Denali Star to the town known for its Gold Rush, Fairbanks.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Anchorage
  • Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Alaska Railroad® in Adventure Class accommodations from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Talkeetna to Denali and Denali to Fairbanks
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 lunch)
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1  YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN ANCHORAGE
Welcome to Anchorage! Check into your hotel and drop off your luggage so you can begin exploring. (Overnight in Anchorage)

DAY 2  ANCHORAGE
Today, enjoy a guided 15-mile scenic tour through Anchorage and learn about its history and the culture. Be sure to check out Lake Hood, the world’s busiest seaplane base, and watch them take off and land. (Overnight in Anchorage)

DAY 3  TALKEETNA
Today, enjoy a scenic ride on Alaska Railroad as you travel to Talkeetna. Just before arrival you’ll have stunning views of Denali rising above the Susitna River. (Overnight in Talkeetna)

DAY 4  DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Today, enjoy a scenic ride on Alaska Railroad as you travel to Denali National Park.  (Overnight in Denali)

DAY 5  DENALI NATIONAL PARK
On your full day tour into the heart of Denali, you’ll travel through the forest and tundra, see the wild rivers and glaciers, and learn what makes this an amazing Alaskan landscape. You’ll be sure to see some wildlife on your tour with 39 species of mammals in the park including the big five, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and grizzly bears. (Overnight in Denali) L

DAY 6  FAIRBANKS
Later this afternoon, board Alaska Railroad for the journey north winding along Healy Canyon, following the curves of the Nenana River below, as you make your way to Fairbanks. (Overnight in Fairbanks)

DAY 7  FAIRBANKS
Spend the day exploring Fairbanks. Take a stroll along the Chena River, visit one of the many art galleries filled with paintings and pottery or check out some of the shops with Alaska Native art and jewelry. Feeling adventurous? Perhaps you want to try kayaking or rafting on the river. (Overnight in Fairbanks)

DAY 8  YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN FAIRBANKS

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D –Dinner

Denali Cabins

Denali Cabins

Located in the vibrant landscapes of Denali National Park and Preserve, just eight miles south of the National Park entrance, the Denali Cabins are the perfect base camp to embark on your Denali adventures. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the congested park entrance, our 46 cedar cabins are peaceful abodes quietly nestled in the wilderness. You’ll unwind, relax and experience what authentic Alaska is all about.

The Lakefront Anchorage

Set on the shore of Lake Spenard next to Lake Hood, The Lakefront Anchorage is the only hotel in Anchorage that is located on a lake. Our scenic hotel near Lake Hood has daily flightseeing and fishing pickups from its own dock, from which you can also gaze at floatplanes with the majestic Chugach Mountains behind. Getting here is a breeze: the hotel is conveniently located near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, with downtown Anchorage just four miles away.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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