Winter Wonders

Fully guided Alaska winter experience combining aurora viewing, scenic touring and dog mushing experience.

Escorted Tour
Trip Code: 1008CTA
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $1849 / per person
  • Availability: February, March
  • Highlights: This comprehensive Alaska winter travel experience begins with sightseeing in Fairbanks including a great chance to see the northern lights. Departing from Fairbanks, venture by coach to historic town of Healy on the outskirts of Denali National Park. Continue by train to Anchorage with more scenic road touring. When in Anchorage visit 4-time champion musher Martin Buser's sled dog kennel, as well as tour the Turnagain Arm and ride the Alyeska mountain tram for amazing views.

Tour Overview

Visit Alaska to discover the beauty and magic of winter on this Winter Wonderland tour!

This unique journey from Fairbanks includes Northern Lights viewing in Alaska’s Interior region and riding the Alaska Railroad south to Anchorage. Get up close to Alaska’s wildlife in the winter season including moose, bison, and more at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Learn about the Iditarod Sled Dog race from an Iditarod musher during a special kennel visit where you will be surrounded by fabulous four-legged athletes known as sled dogs.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation with baggage handling
  • Local and knowledgeable guide throughout tour
  • Deluxe full size motor coach transportation
  • 2 Northern Lights viewing tours
  • Fairbanks sightseeing tour including Morris Thompson Cultural Center
  • Alaska Railroad journey from Denali to Anchorage
  • Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Anchorage sightseeing tour
  • Admission to Anchorage Museum
  • Alyeska tram ticket
  • Martin Buser kennel tour
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 1 boxed lunch (BL), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D)
  • All applicable taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals other than those noted, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

A group tour highlighting Alaska winter and the Northern Lights. Enjoy stunning winter scenery as you travel in a deluxe motorcoach from Fairbanks to Denali and on the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. The professional guides and drivers are experts on Alaska; traveling with them is like traveling with a friend. This tour is a truly enjoyable way to experience all Alaska has to offer in winter.

Day
1

Fairbanks Arrival

Upon arrival to Fairbanks, no later than 3pm, transfer to your hotel on your own. This evening meet your guide and fellow guests as you board the motorcoach to go on a Northern Lights viewing tour. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day
2

Fairbanks

Late this morning enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks including a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center and a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Depart in the evening for another chance to view the Northern Lights depending on weather and solar activity. Overnight Fairbanks. (B)

Day
3

Fairbanks to Denali

In the morning board the motor coach to depart Fairbanks for the small community of Healy, the closest year round community to Denali National Park. Upon arrival in Denali, visit the Murie Science Learning Center at the park entrance which acts as the visitor center in the winter time. Short walking trails and the possibility to learn how to snowshoe! Overnight Healy. (B, BL)

Day
4

Denali to Anchorage

Today board the Alaska Railroad for an incredibly scenic journey that travels by Denali State Park and Denali National Park on its way through the Mat-Su borough on the way to Anchorage. Keep an eye out for the opportunity to see Mount Denali. Overnight Anchorage. (B)

Day
5

Anchorage - Turnagain Arm and Girdwood

Today travel by motorcoach along the spectacular Turnagain Arm and the resort town of Girdwood. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see Alaskan wildlife up close! On your return into town, stop at the resort town of Girdwood for a mountain tram ride up Mt. Alyeska offering amazing views of the Cook Inlet. Overnight in Anchorage. (B, L)

Day
6

Anchorage - Big Lake Excursion

Today travel north to meet 4-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his Happy Trails Kennel. Hear personal stories while viewing a glimpse of the grandeur Alaska has to offer along the Iditarod Trail. Before returning to downtown Anchorage a stop will be made to visit the Iditarod Headquarters. Overnight in Anchorage. (B)

Day
7

Anchorage - City Tour

Enjoy a city tour through the historic downtown district, Lake Hood/Lake Spenard and visit Earthquake Park. This afternoon visit the Anchorage Museum's Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and learn about Alaska history and culture. The evening includes a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. Overnight in Anchorage. (B, D)

Day
8

Anchorage Departure

Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. Transfer to airport on own for departure flight. (B)

Please note:  the group hotel in Fairbanks will not be known until 30 days prior to arrival, but please contact us if you would like to book any extra nights for adding optional tours.


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Availability: November 24, 2017 - April 6, 2018 except as noted
Starting at: $299 / per person
Duration: 8 hours

This Anchorage day tour puts you in the Alaska dog sledding driving seat. You will be picked up from your Anchorage hotel for a scenic drive north to dog mushing country. After an early lunch, arrive at Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's sled dog kennel for an authentic Alaskan mushing experience! Meet the sled dogs, learn the dog calls, test the brakes, and... Read More

Availability: September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 except as noted
Starting at: $169 / per person
Duration: 4 hours

If you're going to be in Anchorage this winter, a photography day tour is a fun experience for amateur to avid photographers alike to learn about Anchorage's many attractions! This 4-hour sightseeing tour with your camera is a great way to discover and explore Anchorage in the winter. Meet in downtown Anchorage and hunt for the best light of the day,... Read More

Availability: September 18, 2017 - April 30, 2018 (except Dec 25, Jan 1)
Starting at: $479 / per person
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours

Depart from Fairbanks for a day trip on a small plane and land across the Arctic Circle in a ceremonious fashion, where you will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. Enjoy a walk on the treeless Arctic tundra, which will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska's arctic regions. A short ground tour of the rural truck... Read More

Availability: December 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 (depending on snow conditions)
Starting at: $169 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

This 3-hour Fairbanks tour is full of dog sledding adventure and fun. Experienced guides showcase their Alaska sled dogs and share insights into the unique mushing (dog sledding) lifestyle and this popular winter sport in Alaska. Then spend an hour on the trails! Learn dog calls and steering techniques from your guide as you travel on wilderness trails used by Alaskan mushers.... Read More


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