Denali “Express” Tour

A perfect independent tour option for Alaska cruise passengers featuring Denali National Park.

Trip Code: 157CTA
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Accommodation: 2 nights
  • Starting at: $759 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Fairbanks is known as the gateway to Denali and the Arctic. After an overnight in Fairbanks, meet the train departing to Denali National Park. This afternoon take a guided excursion into Denali National Park and learn about the history and geology of the park, stopping when there is an opportunity to view wildlife. Spend one night at the park, and the next morning board a comfortable bus for a transfer to the cruise ship port of Seward or Whittier.

Tour Overview

For Alaska travelers with only a couple of days to tour (just perfect before getting on or just after an Alaska cruise), we offer this fast paced itinerary to Denali National Park. In just 3 days / 2 nights, see Alaska’s two largest cities (Anchorage and Fairbanks), travel in style on the Alaska Railroad, watch for wildlife deep inside Denali National Park, and experience the striking beauty of Turnagain Arm. We recommend a longer Alaska land tour at a more relaxed pace, but if you are short on time, this Alaska “Denali Express” tour package will show you some great highlights!

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Train Fairbanks to Denali
  • 6 to 8 hour bus tour of Denali National Park with a snack
  • Motorcoach transfer from Denali to your cruise ship
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers in Fairbanks, meals, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary


Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive into Fairbanks at any time and transfer from the airport to hotel on your own. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for optional activities. Overnight in Fairbanks.


Fairbanks to Denali National Park

This morning depart for Denali aboard the Alaska Railroad arriving in the early afternoon.  After checking into your hotel you will depart on the bus tour of Denali National Park. This 6 to 8 hour narrated tour takes you approximately 55 miles into the Park. As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). A snack box is included. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.


Denali National Park to Seward/Whittier

Depart Denali early this morning aboard a comfortable motor coach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska's spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of about 90 minutes in Anchorage to purchase lunch or visit the Anchorage Museum. Continue to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features so concentrated in one area. You will arrive at the cruise dock in Seward at 5:45 pm or in Whittier at 4:45 pm.

The tour can be offered in REVERSE with a cruise ship pick-up.

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Browse Dates & Rates

After you select your dates, please select the city where your cruise ship departs (Seward or Whittier).

Child prices are valid for children 11 years and younger, sharing a room with at least 2 full paying adults with the existing bedding. Maximum of 4 people per room.

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

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Browsing Optional Add-on's for the Denali “Express” Tour:

No Excursion available.

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