An Alaskan Odyssey

Enjoy a fascinating overland journey from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean.

Unique Itinerary
Trip Code: 200CTA
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Accommodation: 9 nights
  • Starting at: $3339 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August
  • Highlights: This unique itinerary takes you from the North Pacific waters of Prince William Sound to the Arctic coast near Prudhoe Bay. This planned tour is for independent travelers seeking a chance to see the incredible diversity of Alaska from the more temperate coastal areas to the very different flora and fauna in Denali and above the Arctic Circle. Adventures include a glacier cruise, guided Denali National Park tour, and an in-depth exploration into Alaska’s Arctic region.

Tour Overview

Create your own Alaskan odyssey! Enjoy a fascinating overland journey across the state from the glacier-filled shores of the Pacific Ocean to the vast tundra of the Arctic. This Alaska adventure vacation begins in Anchorage as an independent tour taking you aboard the Alaska Railroad to Prince William Sound for an exciting glacier and wildlife cruise. Travel north into Alaska’s great Interior Region, including a wildlife bus tour into Denali National Park, before continuing on from Fairbanks on a small group tour into Alaska’s Arctic.  You will cross the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway for an overnight stay in Coldfoot, Alaska near Gates of the Arctic National Park. Your scenic drive towards Prudhoe Bay traverses the spectacular Brooks Range and crosses the fascinating permafrost of the North Slope.

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in tourist to moderate class hotels plus 2 nights in very basic hotels
  • Prince William Sound glacier cruise with round trip rail transfers and lunch
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Anchorage to Denali
  • Train from Denali to Fairbanks
  • Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may be shorter due to road conditions)
  • Sightseeing tour of Fairbanks
  • Admission to the Museum of the North
  • Sternwheeler Riverboat tour
  • 3-day escorted land tour including flight between Fairbanks and Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) and guided ground overland tour between Deadhorse and Fairbanks
  • Alaska Airlines flight Fairbanks to Anchorage (coach class)
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals, optional excursions, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

This comprehensive itinerary covers Alaska from renowned Prince William Sound inland to Denali, then on to Fairbanks where you venture north, crossing the Arctic Circle all the way to Deadhorse, as far north as you can drive in Alaska.

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to your hotel via courtesy shuttle or on your own.  The remainder of the day is free for exploring Anchorage or partaking in optional tours, such as a flightseeing tour or a sightseeing tour by trolley. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
2

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Depart on the Alaska Railroad at 9:45 am for a coastal journey to the port of Whittier. From here, enjoy breath-taking scenery on a glacier cruise to see an abundance of glaciers in the surrounding coastal mountain fjords of Prince William Sound.  Your comfortable touring vessel will stop at the face of a tidewater glacier, giving you the chance to hear and see glacier calving (when the ice breaks off into the water). Lunch is included on board. Later this afternoon, return to Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad, arriving at 9:15 pm. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
3

Anchorage to Denali

Early this morning depart by motorcoach to Denali National Park. Relax and capture the scenery from large picture windows. Arrive in Denali with free time this afternoon to enjoy optional activities such as river rafting, or later tonight we can recommend the delicious salmon dinner and amusing antics served at the Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre Show (see Tour Add-ons).  Overnight near the Denali National Park entrance.

Day
4

Denali National Park to Fairbanks

Very early this morning, you will depart on a bus tour of Denali National Park. This tour takes you through the best wildlife viewing portion of the Park Road, approximately 55 miles into the park. As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of the Mountain. Your experienced driver/guide will provide commentary and make stops during your approx. 8 hour tour*.  Later this afternoon following the tour, at 3:45 pm, you will travel by train to Fairbanks. You will have the opportunity to purchase dinner while on board the train, with an evening arrival in Fairbanks scheduled for approximately 8:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel via courtesy shuttle or on your own. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
5

Fairbanks

Begin your day with a narrated sightseeing tour of the highlights of Fairbanks. During the tour, you will visit the Morris Thompson Cultural Center where you will find great exhibits about Interior Alaska. Then stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline where your guide will explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. From there, continue to the Museum of the North with its dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries (closed on Sundays in September; then tour will go to the Antique Auto Museum instead). And finally, you will visit Santa Claus at his home in North Pole, Alaska. To complete your day, enjoy a 3-hour sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River aboard the Riverboat Discovery.  Along the route you will see a bush plane take off, meet a champion line of Alaskan husky sled dogs, and gain insight into the ancient Athabaskan Indian culture during a stop at Chena Village.  Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
6

Fairbanks to Deadhorse

Your 3-day guided tour deep into Alaska's Arctic begins today! From Fairbanks, fly across the Arctic Circle to Deadhorse. When the weather is clear, enjoy views of the Brooks Range and Arctic Ocean from the air. This remote outpost serves as the transportation and supply hub for the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and is the farthest north you can drive in the USA. Overnight in Deadhorse.

 

Important: This 3-day escorted tour might operate in reverse direction as well. Please see "Important Notes" for more details.

Day
7

Deadhorse to Coldfoot

Today you will start your guided overland journey on the Dalton Highway. Your experienced driver/guide will provide insight and information about Alaska's Arctic. The Dalton Highway is also know locally as the Haul Road, or perhaps even more famous as the "Ice Road", a trucker supply route to the North Slope oilfields. You'll explore the amazing arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain up close where you can feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Your tour continues as you traverse the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and pass through the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Keep your eyes open for grizzly bears and caribou! Spectacular peaks and panoramic vistas make this journey a highlight. Travel approximately 8 hours this day including frequent stops. Overnight in Coldfoot.

Day
8

Coldfoot to Fairbanks

This morning, visit the historic gold mining community of Wiseman. After a walking tour of the outpost, continue southward along the Dalton Highway where you cross the Arctic Circle. Other stops in route to Fairbanks include the trading post at Joy, interesting geologic formations, and the mighty Yukon River. Today's travel time is also approximately 8 hours including frequent stops. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
9

Fairbanks to Anchorage

This morning is free for optional sightseeing in Fairbanks. In the afternoon, fly back to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
10

Anchorage Departure

Today transfer to the airport by courtesy hotel shuttle or on your own. Depart or start an additional program, such as bear viewing or a wilderness lodge stay.

* 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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This tour package extends all the way from the North Pacific Ocean to the Arctic with ample time for pre or post tour add-ons from Anchorage to add a wilderness lodge stay, go bear viewing or slow the pace a bit with added nights in Denali or Fairbanks to experience more of Alaska's great interior region.
Dinner Theater
Availability: June 1 - August 31, 2021
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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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