Cultural Discovery

Alaska Native Art, Culture & Historic Landmarks

Some of the most inspiring and memorable experiences you will take from your Alaska travels is connecting with local cultures. Learn the history and geology of the places you visit and begin to understand the unique Alaska cultures which have evolved in America’s Last Frontier. The state has experienced many significant cultural transitions – from the Russian era to acquisition by the United States, acting as a strategic outpost in World War II, to the Gold Rush and then the oil boom.

Alaska’s cultural tours showcase a fascinating blend of Alaska Native history, Russian heritage, Gold Rush history and modern “Alaskana” lifestyles. Many of Alaska’s cultural tours combine both Alaska Native and non-Native culture in informative tours that bring Alaska’s history to life. Alaska historical tours take visitors back in time to experience major events like the Klondike Gold Rush, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline or life in a salmon cannery in the early 1900’s.

A large part of what makes Alaska so unforgettable is its heartbeat of Alaska Native culture. Alaska Native cultural tours highlight the indigenous people unique to the area, possibly including dance performances in Southcentral or demonstrations of traditional practices like totem carving in the Southeast.

There is truly a living legacy of Alaska’s vibrant history in the state’s Alaska Native people and the heritage of Alaska’s earliest residents. Alaska’s cultural experiences are easy for you to discover – they are woven into every corner of state, preserved, protected and even reflected in modern Alaska life which you can experience on a city sightseeing tour.

Enjoy exploring and experiencing Alaska’s history and culture, past and present!

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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $680 / per person

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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $169 / per person

This narrated bus tour from Denali takes you through the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park to the Eielson Visitor Center. An experienced driver and naturalist guide will... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $99 / per person

Enjoy an Anchorage day trip through Anchorage’s rapidly growing craft beer scene. Alaska now has over 30 craft breweries throughout the state.  Join your very knowledgeable... View Tour Details

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Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $3739 / per person

For those wishing to travel deeper into the wilderness of Denali National Park while still having access to modern amenities, this “Denali Deluxe” tour out of Anchorage... View Tour Details

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Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1259 / per person

Begin your Alaska vacation in Anchorage before traveling north to the Knik Valley. Sheltered by the Chugach Mountains and surrounded by over ten glaciers including Knik Glacier, Knik... View Tour Details

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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $249 / per person

Today’s Alaska glacier adventure begins with a pick up by your driver at your Anchorage hotel. Your driver will provide narration on points of interest during the scenic... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2545 / per person

See Alaska up-close on Un-Cruise Adventure’s “Inner Reaches Eastern Coves” Alaska small ship cruise travelling between Juneau and Ketchikan! This unique 60-76... View Tour Details

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $1299 / per person

Experience the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Be there for the ceremonial start and the official restart of this iconic dog sledding competition in Alaska. This tour features a... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $115 / per person

This guided “Fairbanks Highlights” day tour during the Fall season in Alaska showcases all the highlights of Fairbanks. During this Far North region day tour you will... View Tour Details