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: $1489 / 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 8 people (driver guide only) or full-size motorcoach transportation for group size 9 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
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali
  • 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 travel deep into Denali National Park on a bus tour looking for bears, moose, caribou, and sheep. During this 6 to 8 hour bus tour there are several opportunities for views of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America, when the weather is clear. Overnight in the Denali park entrance area. (B, S)

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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Availability: June 1 - August 31, 2020
Starting at: $599 / per person
Duration: 5 hours

This evening trip from Fairbanks takes you into Alaska's Arctic Region. Fly from Fairbanks to the Nunamiut Village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the North Slope Borough. You will fly over a vast and remote Alaska landscape before landing in Anaktuvuk Pass, nestled in the heart of Gates of the Arctic National Park. Visit and explore the local village while learning about... Read More

Dinner Theater
Availability: May 27 - September 8, 2019 (Starting September 5, 7:30pm show only!)
Starting at: $75 / per person
Duration: 2 hours

Get a taste of old-time Alaska as you enjoy a popular dinner theater performance in Denali National Park set in an authentic, Alaska log-paneled roadhouse. Join heroine Fannie Quigley and an unforgettable cast of characters in this true-to-life Gold Rush tale of adventure in early 1900's Alaska. This dinner theater fun combines a great mix of colorful storytelling, spirited music... Read More


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