Relax Alaska

Travel at a leisurely pace and enjoy guided sightseeing, wildlife and glaciers.

Trip Code: 112CTA
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Accommodation: 10 nights
  • Starting at: $2889 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August
  • Highlights: Great for travelers looking to explore Alaska at a relaxed pace. This tour starts in Anchorage and combines travel by train and motorcoach between Seward and Fairbanks, ending with a scheduled flight from Fairbanks returning to Anchorage. Guided sightseeing in two of Alaska most diverse communities - Anchorage and Fairbanks - provides unique perspective of living North of 60. Additional highlights included are a day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park and the Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali National Park, both of which showcase the amazing mountain scenery and wildlife of the Greatland.

Tour Overview

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you relax travelling by bus and by railroad between all the best destinations in Alaska including Anchorage, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Fairbanks. Upon your arrival in each location along your Alaska route, enjoy the major attractions in each without rushing and have time to capture the natural beauty of Alaska along the way.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 3 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour
  • Admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • 6 hour glacier and wildlife viewing cruise from Seward with lunch
  • Admission to the Sealife Center in Seward
  • 2 hour guided Exit Glacier tour in Seward
  • Train from Anchorage to Seward, Talkeetna to Denali and Denali to Fairbanks
  • Scheduled Motorcoach transportation from Seward to Talkeetna
  • 2 hour Jetboat tour in Talkeetna
  • 6 to 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park with box lunch
  • 3.5 hour Fairbanks city sightseeing tour with
  • Admission to the Museum of the North
  • 3.5 - 4 hour Sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks
  • Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers in Anchorage, meals, optional excursions, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel between destinations in the comfort of the Alaska Railroad rail cars and deluxe motor coaches.

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is 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. Overnight Anchorage.

Day
2

Anchorage

Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, Anchorage stands as a sophisticated metropolis in the midst of rugged wilderness. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska where half of the state’s residents live. Moose can often be seen in Anchorage's urban parks and the city is home to North America’s largest floatplane base, Lake Hood. Today’s 3 hour sightseeing tour of the city will include the historic downtown area, the Ship Creek fish ladder, and Lake Hood. The tour includes a stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center which will give you the opportunity to learn about Alaska’s distinct Native cultures. The afternoon is free to explore a variety of shops and restaurants. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
3

Anchorage to Seward

Very early this morning board the Alaska Railroad to Seward. The train cars feature large picture windows, comfortable seating, dining cars, restrooms, and luggage cars. Seward is located about 125 miles south of Anchorage and is approximately four hours by train. Upon arrival transfer to the docks to board a sightseeing vessel to cruise through the wildlife-rich and glacier-filled waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. Some of the wildlife that you are likely to encounter includes sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, and many marine birds such as puffins and cormorants. With some luck you may even catch a glimpse of humpback or Orca whales. This 6-hour journey will also take you to the face of a tidewater glacier where you might see large chunks of ice ‘calving’ into the sea below. Keep your eyes and ears open – the sound of the ice cracking and falling is as incredible as watching it fall. A lunch will be served onboard. Overnight in Seward.

Day
4

Seward

Today explore the small coastal town of Seward. Seward is known for its scenic views, numerous visitor attractions, and as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Today a visit to Exit Glacier is included, one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska for hiking. Spend some time exploring the Alaska Sea Life Center which is a research and rehabilitation facility that focuses on marine mammals, seabirds, and fish species of the Northern Pacific. Enjoy up close experiences with the center's wildlife and interpretive displays. The rest of the day is yours to explore Seward. Overnight in Seward.

Day
5

Seward to Talkeetna

This morning you will be transferred by scheduled deluxe motor coach to Talkeetna. The Seward Highway showcases the natural beauty of south central Alaska. Relax and enjoy the scenery. Stop can be made in Anchorage before you travel to Talkeetna on the Parks Highway. The town of Talkeetna is located approximately 115 road miles north of Anchorage, about 14 miles off the Parks Highway at the end of the Talkeetna Spur Road. This small distinctive community of less than 500 is often said to be the inspiration behind the television series “Northern Exposure”. The town is also the main staging area for climbers waiting to start their Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) ascents, and the Talkeetna area is probably the best location on the highway or rail system to view "The Mountain”. Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day
6

Talkeetna to Denali

This morning you will take a two hour Jetboat Adventure Tour from Talkeetna. As you travel 20 miles of upriver your naturalist guide will give information on the rivers in the area as well as about Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). You may have opportunities to view Denali, nesting bald eagles, and beaver activity. Upon arriving at an adventure site you will take a 1/4 mile leisurely nature walk where you will see a replicated Dena'ina Athabascan encampment. The Dena'ina were the earliest native settlers in the area. After your jet boat tour you will travel aboard the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali National Park. With a size of over 6 million acres, Denali National Park is one of the world’s greatest wild animal preserves. The park is protected from hunting and the animals roam freely in a region dominated by North America’s tallest mountain. Most visitor facilities are grouped near the park entrance. This afternoon you have a chance for optional activities or you may relax and enjoy some leisure time. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
7

Denali National Park

Early this morning you will depart on a 6 to 8 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour bus into the heart of the park. This is your best opportunity to view and photograph wildlife such as moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and grizzly bears. Weather permitting you will get a glimpse of the majestic mountain. A small boxed lunch will be provided during your tour. Upon return to the park entrance you will have the remainder of the day to rest or explore on your own. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
8

Denali to Fairbanks

This morning you have time to participate in optional tours before a courtesy shuttle takes you to the Denali rail depot. You will board the Alaska Railroad for the journey to Fairbanks. Known as the “Gateway to the Arctic”, Fairbanks is located in the heart of Alaska’s Interior and serves as a transportation hub for the North Slope oil fields and Arctic villages. Upon arrival into Fairbanks, transfer to your hotel by courtesy shuttle. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
9

Fairbanks

Enjoy a Fairbanks city tour this morning that includes a stop at the 800-mile engineering miracle known as the Trans-Alaska pipeline which carries crude oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. The University of Alaska's Museum of the North features cultural and natural history exhibits from the entire state. Highlights of the galleries include the state’s largest gold display, the story of the pipeline, and a special section on the Northern Lights. This afternoon you will board a Mississippi style sternwheeler for a gentle cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Your 20 mile journey takes you to a recreated native Athabascan village, complete with bark houses, a well stocked smoke house and an authentic fur trapper’s cache. You will have the evening to explore Fairbanks on your own. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
10

Fairbanks to Anchorage

In the morning you will have some time to explore more of Fairbanks before transferring to the airport for your midday flight to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
11

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.

Fairbanks to Anchorage flight: Please note that the standard flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage is a mid-day flight. If you desire a different flight time, please advise preferred departure time.


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Browse Dates & Rates


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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