Alaska Explorer Escorted Tour

A fully guided land tour that works well on it's own, or combined with many Alaska cruises.

Escorted Tour
Trip Code: 1002CTA
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Accommodation: 5 nights
  • Starting at: $1529 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Expertly led by an Alaskan guide, enjoy Alaska's scenery as you travel overland by deluxe motor coach or van and by domed rail car between Denali and Talkeetna. Included is a local sightseeing in Fairbanks.

Tour Overview

The Alaska Explorer Tour is a one-way, guided group bus tour, ideal for a pre-cruise adventure in Alaska. In addition to expert commentary by your tour leader, in Fairbanks, a visit of the University of Alaska is included to provide even further insights to Alaska’s unique history and wildlife. Included is an excursion aboard the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery and a bus trip into Denali National Park.

Enjoy stunning Alaska scenery as you travel in a deluxe motor coach or van from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and from Talkeetna to Anchorage. A glass domed rail car is included from Denali National Park to Talkeetna. Professional guides and drivers are local experts on Alaska and traveling with them is like traveling with a friend. This guided tour is a truly enjoyable way to experience all Alaska has to offer.

What's Included

  • 5 nights accommodation with baggage handling
  • 5 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
  • Group transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 9 people (driver guide only) or full-size motorcoach transportation for group size 10 to 50 people
  • Dome train journey from Denali National Park to Talkeetna
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing in Fairbanks
  • Museum of the North admission
  • Riverboat Sternwheeler cruise
  • 3-6 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (depending on weather and road conditions)
  • All taxes and fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive in Fairbanks and transfer on your own to the hotel. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
2

Fairbanks

This morning includes a sightseeing tour of the gold mining town of Fairbanks with a stop at the University of Alaska's Museum of the North. In the afternoon, cruise the Chena River aboard a classic sternwheeler. A stop will be made to see a sled dog team, a trapper's cabin, and an historic Native Alaskan settlement. Overnight Fairbanks. (B)

Day
3

Fairbanks to Denali National Park

Relax and enjoy the views as you travel south along the Parks Highway to Denali. The afternoon is free for optional attractions found in the area (see Tour Add-ons). Overnight in the Denali park entrance area. (B)

Day
4

Denali National Park

Today, depart on a narrated bus tour (simple park bus) into Denali National Park.  As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of the Mountain. The driver will provide commentary.  The tour is approx. 3-6 hours long and takes you approx. 30 - 43 miles into the park, depending on weather and road conditions. Overnight in the Denali park entrance area. (B)

Day
5

Denali National Park to Talkeetna to Anchorage

Travel by deluxe dome rail car from Denali to Talkeetna this morning. Enjoy time on own to explore the quaint and historic town of Talkeetna. Upon arrival in Talkeetna, board your motorcoach/van for a scenic transfer south to Anchorage. In the evening, enjoy a closing dinner and farewell.  Overnight Anchorage. (B, D)

Day
6

Anchorage Departure

Your tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport. (B)


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