Alaska Winter Wonders Tour

Experience the magical time of winter in Alaska. Ski at Alyeska Resort, journey aboard the Alaska Railroad, and check out the Northern Lights.

Trip Code: 241CTA
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Accommodation: 8 nights
  • Starting at: $1739 / per person
  • Availability: January, February, November, December
  • Highlights: Exploring Alaska in winter is easy, a great value. Start with a few nights at a luxurious hotel in the village of Girdwood, including a one day ski pass at the world-class Alyeska Resort. Then travel aboard the Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train travelling form Anchorage to Fairbanks. This unique train ride to Fairbanks is also a flag stop route where you might meet local residents who live off-the -grid along the rail corridor. From Fairbanks visit Chena Hot Springs and have opportunity to view the amazing Aurora Borealis.

Tour Overview

Enjoy Alaska’s best resorts and best winter outdoor activities and travel through spectacular winter scenery on the Alaska Railroad. At the Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles south of Anchorage, you can enjoy excellent downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just relax in the spa. Enjoy a scenic railroad ride to Alaska’s Interior Region and visit to Chena Hot Springs Resort. The outdoor mineral hot springs at the resort, as well as the indoor hot tubs and pool, provide a relaxing environment after winter sports fun. Chena Hot Springs Resort also offers great Northern Lights “aurora borealis” viewing on clear winter nights!

What's Included

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 3 days midsize car rental with unlimited miles
  • 1 day ski / snowboard lift pass at the Alyeska Resort
  • Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
  • Roundtrip transfer between Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs
  • 4 hour evening Aurora viewing snow coach tour
  • Pool passes at the Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Optional insurance for rental vehicle, additional driver fees, or gasoline. Meals, excursions, gratuities, and admission fees other than mentioned.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Offering an abundance of shopping, cultural attractions, and gourmet restaurants, Anchorage provides an excellent start to your vacation. Depending on your arrival, you may have time to take part in an optional tour such as local photo tour (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
2

Anchorage to Girdwood

This morning pick up your rental car from the downtown rental office. You will then drive one of the most beautiful highway sections in Alaska, along Turnagain Arm to Girdwood. After checking in at the Hotel Alyeska, explore the area and try one of the many restaurants. In the evening, relax in the whirlpool or take the tram to enjoy a first class meal at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Alyeska.

Day
3

Girdwood

Spend the day enjoying diverse terrain and unparalleled views. Alyeska receives an annual snowfall of 782 inches! The mountain is sure to please all with ungroomed double black diamond runs for the advanced skiers and riders, big mountain carving in wide mountain bowls for the intermediate, and well groomed trails for the beginner. After a day spent on the slopes, relax in the fitness center's whirlpool or sauna, or schedule a session with the massage therapists. Overnight at Hotel Alyeska.

Day
4

Girdwood to Anchorage

The morning is at your leisure. After checking out of the Hotel Alyeska, you will drive back to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage, return your rental car. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
5

Anchorage to Fairbanks

In the morning, take the hotel courtesy shuttle to the Anchorage train station. Here you will board the famous Alaska Railroad in the morning and travel through beautiful Alaska's winter landscape to Fairbanks. During the train ride, enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska Range and possibly even Mt. McKinley (weather permitting). You will arrive in Fairbanks in the evening and transfer to the hotel via hotel courtesy shuttle. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
6

Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort

Transfer from your hotel in Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort at approximately noon. After a one-hour transfer, you will arrive at the resort. Spend the afternoon exploring the resort and soaking in the mineral hot springs. This evening enjoy a 4-hour aurora viewing tour on heated snow cats. Overnight at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

Day
7

Chena Hot Springs Resort

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the many activities offered by the resort, such as dog sledding and snowshoeing (see Tour Add-Ons). We also recommend a tour of the Aurora Ice Museum, where everything from the chairs to the chandeliers is hand carved from ice. Pool passes are included throughout your stay. Overnight at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

Day
8

Chena Hot Springs Resort to Anchorage

This morning you will transfer back to Fairbanks in time to catch your flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage, transfer to your hotel by courtesy shuttle. The rest of the day is free to explore Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
9

Anchorage Departure

Depending on your departure time, you might have free time for some souvenir shopping or additional excursions. Transfer by shuttle or on your own to the airport. Depart or start an additional program.


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