Alaska Explorer Guided Tour

A fully guided land tour that works well on it's own, or combined with many Alaska cruises.

Escorted Tour
Trip Code: 1002CTA
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Accommodation: 6 nights
  • Starting at: $1449 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Expertly lead by an Alaskan guide, enjoy local sightseeing in Fairbanks and Anchorage. You will travel along Alaska's scenic road and railways by deluxe motor coach between Fairbanks and Talkeetna, and by domed rail car along the Alaska Railroad route from Talkeetna to Anchorage.

Tour Overview

The Alaska Explorer Tour is a one-way, guided group bus tour, ideal for a pre-cruise adventure in Alaska. In addition to expert commentary by your tour leader, admissions to local museums and the Alaska Native Heritage Center will provide even further insights to Alaska’s unique history, wildlife, native culture and lifestyles. Included is an excursion aboard the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery and a bus trip into Denali National Park.

Enjoy stunning Alaska scenery as you travel in a deluxe motor coach from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and on to Talkeetna. A glass domed rail car is included from Talkeetna to Anchorage. Professional guides and drivers are local experts on Alaska and traveling with them is like traveling with a friend. This Alaska bus tour is a truly enjoyable way to experience all Alaska has to offer.

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation with baggage handling
  • 5 breakfasts (B), 1 snack box meal on Denali tour (S), 1 dinner (D)
  • Transportation in full size coach
  • Deluxe dome train journey from Talkeetna to Anchorage
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing in Fairbanks
  • Museum of the North admission
  • Riverboat Sternwheeler cruise
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center admission
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali
  • All taxes and fees

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Tour Itinerary


Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive in Fairbanks and transfer on your own to the hotel. Overnight in Fairbanks.



This morning includes a sightseeing tour of the gold mining town of Fairbanks with a stop at the University of Alaska's Museum of the North. In the afternoon, cruise the Chena River aboard a classic sternwheeler. A stop will be made to see a sled dog team, a trapper's cabin, and an historic Native Alaskan settlement. Overnight Fairbanks. (B)


Fairbanks to Denali National Park

Relax and enjoy the views as you travel south along the Parks Highway to Denali. The afternoon is free for optional attractions found in the area (see Tour Add-ons). Overnight in the Denali park entrance area. (B)


Denali National Park

Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour looking for bears, moose, caribou, and sheep. During this 6 to 8 hour bus tour there are several opportunities for views of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, when the weather is clear. A small ‘snack box' is included during the tour. Overnight in the Denali park entrance area. (B, S)


Denali National Park to Anchorage

Travel by motorcoach from Denali to Talkeetna this morning. Enjoy time on own to explore the quaint and historic town of Talkeetna. In the afternoon the journey continues south to Anchorage by train on a deluxe dome rail car. On arrival at the Anchorage rail depot, a transfer is provided to the hotel. Overnight Anchorage. (B)



Today enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of Anchorage with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. In the evening, get together for a closing dinner and farewell. Overnight Anchorage. (B, D)


Anchorage Departure

Your tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport.

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Availability: June 1 - August 31, 2017
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Dinner Theater
Availability: May 17 - September 16, 2017
Starting at: $65 / per person
Duration: 2 hours

Get a taste of old-time Alaska as you enjoy a popular dinner theater performance in Denali National Park set in an authentic, Alaska log-paneled roadhouse. Join heroine Fannie Quigley and an unforgettable cast of characters in this true-to-life Gold Rush tale of adventure in early 1900's Alaska. This dinner theater fun combines a great mix of colorful storytelling, spirited music... Read More

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