Alaska National Parks Escorted Tour

Explore Alaska with and experienced tour guide leading the way.

Escorted Tour
Trip Code: 1005CTA
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 7 nights
  • Starting at: $2429 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: A fully guided tour providing informative commentary while visiting highlights such as Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. Tour Alaska's scenic roads and railways by deluxe motor coach and vista dome rail cars.

Tour Overview

The Alaska National Parks tour is a guided Alaska group tour by bus and by railroad featuring two amazing iconic parks: Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park! This land tour perfectly compliments an Inside Passage cruise in Alaska. Enjoy stunning wilderness scenery as you travel in a deluxe motor coach as well as on the deluxe dome train from Denali to Talkeetna. The professional guides and drivers are experts on Alaska and traveling with them is almost like traveling with a friend.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch on boat cruise, 2 dinners (D)
  • Transportation in full size coach
  • Domed rail journey from Denali to Talkeetna
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Sightseeing in Anchorage
  • Anchorage Museum admission
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
  • Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long due to snow and road conditions)
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals other than those noted and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer from the airport to the hotel. A shuttle is available on a set schedule. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Anchorage. Overnight Anchorage.

Day
2

Anchorage to Denali

Today board the motorcoach for a journey north to Denali. The route takes you along the picturesque Parks Highway making several stops along the way. Watch for black bears along the banks of the Susitna River and glimpses of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.  A welcome dinner is included this evening.  Overnight Denali. (B, D)

Day
3

Denali National Park

Today travel deep into Denali National Park on a bus tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This approx. 8 hour narrated bus tour provides insight into the geology, flora and fauna of this spectacular region*. Overnight near Denali Park Entrance area. (B)

Day
4

Denali to Talkeetna

In the late morning board a deluxe dome rail car for travel from Denali National Park to Talkeetna, which began as a trading post when gold was first discovered in the Susitna River. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this quaint town at your leisure by participating in an optional tour such as flightseeing, hiking, or a jet boat adventure (see Tour Add-ons). Overnight Talkeetna. (B)

Day
5

Talkeetna to Seward

Board the deluxe motorcoach for today's grand adventure to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. As you travel along the scenic Turnagain Arm, keep an eye out for Dall sheep high up in the rocky cliffs, as well as moose, bears and eagles on your journey. Overnight Seward. (B)

Day
6

Seward

Spend the morning exploring the coastal community of Seward. Later this morning board a glacier and wildlife cruise through the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park. Explore the face of a glacier and keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales, bears, eagles, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included on the boat. Overnight Seward. (B, L)

Day
7

Seward to Anchorage

Return by motorcoach to Anchorage where you will enjoy a brief city tour, which includes the historic downtown district. Visit the Anchorage Museum, a world-class museum which seeks to preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and history of Alaska. Tonight share stories of your Alaskan adventure with your traveling companions at a closing night dinner. Overnight Anchorage. (B, D)

Day
8

Anchorage Departure

Your adventure comes to an end with a transfer to the airport this morning. (B)

* Please note that in May/September the bus tour into Denali Nat Park may be shorter (only up to 4 hours) due to road and weather conditions.


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Browsing Optional Add-on's for the Alaska National Parks Escorted Tour:

Dinner Theater
Availability: May 27 - September 8, 2019
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

Availability: Daily departures November 1, 2018 - September 15, 2019. No departure on Nov 22, Dec 25 (2018), Jan 1, Apr 21 (2019)
Starting at: $247 / per person
Duration: 1 hours

This tour out of Talkeetna, Alaska takes you on a magnificent bush plane flight within six miles of Denali's 20,310 foot summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to see how the last Ice Age has shaped Alaska's landscapes. Moments later you enter a world of rugged high mountain peaks and wide glacier filled valleys. Listen as your pilot describes... Read More

Availability: June 1- September 8, 2018
Starting at: $64 / per person
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

On this evening hiking tour from Talkeetna, Alaska explore Talkeetna's best trail with a great naturalist guide. A new scene of beauty unfolds around every turn on this 3-mile moderate hike. Look for loons and kingfishers on the lakes, moose and bears in the woods and Denali on the horizon. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, berries and... Read More

Availability: May 15 - September 20, 2019
Starting at: $75 / per person
Duration: 2 hours

This tour from Talkeetna treats you to a scenic journey aboard the 52-passenger "Talkeetna Queen" and will give you the opportunity to experience wildlife, folklore, and historic artifacts. Conditions permitting, enjoy panoramic view of Denali and the Alaska Range. Along the way, look for bald eagles, beavers, or moose. During your Talkeetna jetboat tour you will stop at a wilderness... Read More


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