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Trip Overview

Discover Alaska and its unbeatable landscapes of mountains and glaciers on this 8 day adventure from Fairbanks to Denali, Talkeetna and Anchorage as you travel on the Alaska Railroad. Explore Fairbanks and then travel south to Denali National Park, world renowned for its pristine landscapes and tallest North America peak rising over 20,000 feet above sea level. Continue south to the small town of Talkeetna before ending in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest most populous city.

Highlights

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

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Alaska Railroad® in Adventure Class accommodations from Fairbanks to Denali; Denali to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Anchorage
  • 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 FAIRBANKS
Arrive in Fairbanks and check in to your hotel. With over 20 hours of sunlight during the summer months, you’ll have plenty of time to begin exploring. (Overnight in Fairbanks)

DAY 2  FAIRBANKS
Today, continue discovering Fairbanks. Learn about the Fairbanks Gold Rush, considered to be the last American Goldrush. Perhaps you want to try your luck panning for gold.  (Overnight in Fairbanks)

DAY 3  DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Depart Fairbanks this morning and enjoy a scenic ride on Alaska Railroad as you travel to Denali National Park. The name Denali comes from the native Athabaskan languages, and can mean “the tall one” or “mountain-big.” As North America’s highest peak, it’s appropriately named. (Overnight in Denali)

DAY 4  DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Adventure 92 miles into the heart of Denali National Park today on a guided tour. Stop at the Polychrome Overlook which is known for its gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors formed by volcanic rock. With 39 species of mammals and 169 species of birds in Denali, you’ll be sure to spot some wildlife so keep your camera ready. (Overnight in Denali) L

DAY 5  TALKEETNA
Spend the morning exploring downtown Denali. Later, board Alaska Railroad as you travel South to Talkeetna. This small charming town is known as the gateway to Denali. (Overnight in Talkeetna)

DAY 6  ANCHORAGE
Enjoy the day exploring Talkeetna. Talk a stroll to the waterfront and marvel at the mighty Susitna River. On a clear day, you can even enjoy views of Mt. McKinley and Alaska’s Mountains. Later this evening, board the train to Anchorage. (Overnight in Anchorage)

DAY 7  ANCHORAGE
Today, you have a full day to discover Anchorage! On your one hour guided tour of the city, you’ll discover what makes the city so unique. Take some time to stop at Anchorage’s Lake Hood, it’s the world’s largest and busiest seaplane base and during the summer months can have  over 800 take offs and landings on a busy day. (Overnight in Anchorage)

DAY 8  YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ANCHORAGE

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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