Alaska Highlights Escorted Tour

Great for Alaska cruise passengers looking for a week long pre or post land tour option.

Trip Code: 1004CTA
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $2466 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August
  • Highlights: Great option for people who prefer a fully guided tour with a group leader managing daily activities and providing informative commentary along the way. Top highlights include tours of Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks as well as a visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn more about Alaska's diverse native cultures, and a night in the resort town of Girdwood. You will tour Alaska's scenic roads and railways by deluxe motor coach and via vista dome rail car.

Tour Overview

On our fully-guided Alaska Highlights land tour you will experience Alaska’s best wilderness and cultural attractions. Travel by small cruise ship, glass-domed railroad car, and luxury motor coach with extra time to enjoy the wonders of both Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. You will be escorted with a professional guide all the way and treated to special group functions for unmatched camaraderie, great for couples or families taking an Alaska cruise. With so much personalized service and many of your meals and activities included, you can’t beat this sensational Alaska vacation package.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation including baggage handling
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 1 snack box meal on Denali tour (SBM), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D)
  • Transportation in full-size motorcoach
  • Rail Anchorage to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Denali
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Sightseeing in Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center admission
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
  • All taxes and fees


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Tour Itinerary

Experience the best of Alaska in style! Enjoy scenic glass-domed rail service, and explore both Denali and Kenai Fjords National Park by bus and by adventure cruise ship while viewing towering mountains, wildlife and glaciers.

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Upon arrival in anchorage an airport shuttle transfer is available between 8:00am and 11:00pm if you provide arrival information.  The remainder of the day is free to explore Alaska's largest city or relax.  This evening, meet your tour director and traveling companions at a casual “get to know you” reception. Overnight Anchorage. (R)

 

Day
2

Anchorage to Talkeetna/Trapper Creek

You will be transferred to the rail depot this morning for travel aboard the luxurious glass-domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer.  Journey to Talkeetna, an eclectic town at the junction of three rivers, where nature trails and optional activities abound. Enjoy breakfast aboard the McKinley Explorer with your group in our comfortable dining area, while the landscape unfolds before you. From the Talkeetna depot, bus transfer to the McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge where you will be staying tonight. Overnight Trapper Creek. (B)

Day
3

Talkeetna/Trapper Creek to Denali

Swap stories with your new friends over breakfast this morning. Then get a different perspective along the base of the spectacular Alaska Range as you re-board the McKinley Explorer to Denali National Park. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight Denali. (B)

Day
4

Denali National Park

Enjoy breakfast with your group before your morning bus tour. Watch for big game and other Alaskan wildlife as you explore the rugged tundra of Denali on the famed Tundra Wilderness Tour. Weather permitting, Mt. McKinley may be visible in its breathtaking splendor. The afternoon is yours to participate in some of the park's complimentary activities, or options such guided ATV ride or helicopter flightseeing (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight Denali. (B, Snack)

Day
5

Denali National Park to Girdwood

This morning you will travel south to Girdwood by luxury motor coach. Along the way you will stop for lunch at beautiful Lake Lucille. At the end of your day, rest easy at the Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska Resort, which boasts a four-diamond rating. While relaxing in this oasis of tranquility enjoy optional tours or an evening tram ride up Mt. Alyeska for a superb meal at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant.  Overnight The Alyeska Hotel. (B, L)

Day
6

Girdwood to Seward

After breakfast you will travel by motor coach to Seward for an adventure cruise along the dramatic Kenai Peninsula coastline, broken by misty glacier-carved fjords. Enjoy lunch on board while watching for whales, sea lions, porpoises, sea otters, bald eagles, puffins and many other bird species inhabiting the cliffs and rocky shore. Overnight Seward. (B, L)

Day
7

Seward to Anchorage

Join your group for breakfast this morning and then motor coach transfer to Anchorage. Upon arrival a tour of Alaska's largest city takes place including admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can experience Alaska's many diverse native cultures, past and present. This evening, join your tour director and fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local Anchorage restaurant. Overnight Anchorage. (B, D)

Day
8

Anchorage Departure

For those departing Anchorage, a transfer is provided from the hotel to the airport, or chose from many optional extensions.



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Availability: May 15 - September 15, 2017
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Enjoy a 35 minute Denali National Park helicopter flightseeing day tour to experience North America's highest mountain, Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) from all sides. Rising from sea level to over 20,000 feet Alaska's Denali is an imposing sight.  Enjoy an aerial view of Denali National Park as you travel along the spine of the Alaska Range through unexplored back-country of... Read More


Availability: May 19 - September 10, 2017
Starting at: $115 / per person
Duration: 2.5 hours

This Alaska ATV day tour from Denali is fun, exciting and scenic and is for both novices and experienced riders alike. You will ride your all terrain vehicle along trails surrounded by Denali National Park at speeds up to 30 mph. Your Alaska adventure includes breathtaking 360° overlook stops with views of the Alaska Range, Otto Lake and the Healy... Read More


Availability: May 11 - September 20, 2017
Starting at: $59 / per person
Duration: 2.5 hours

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience Alaska dog sledding and the true Alaskan lifestyle with Iditarod Champion Jeff King on Goose Lake near Denali National Park. This 2.5 hour dog sledding day tour is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on 36+ years of Alaskan adventures. Be greeted by cuddly sled dog puppies and share an intimate... Read More


Availability: May 27 - Sept 15, 2017
Starting at: $69 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

Hiking the Winner Creek Trail in the lush rainforest of Girdwood is an exhilarating experience that is a memorable adventure for everyone. This moderate and exciting hike is approximately 5 miles long (round trip). Time and enthusiasm permitting, the hike also consists of a very unique hand tram crossing and walk over the Winner Creek Gorge. Your naturalist guide will... Read More




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