Designed for rail enthusiasts, this program includes Anchorage to Seward, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. From the majestic waters of Kenai Fjords National Park to Alaska’s... Read more.
This tour is not available in 2021!
This tour is perfect for Alaska travelers who only have a couple of days to do a land tour before getting on or just after an Alaska cruise. With this fast paced itinerary, you visit Denali National Park and one of Alaska’s two largest cities Fairbanks or Anchorage. You travel in style on the Alaska Railroad, watch for wildlife deep inside Denali National Park, and experience the striking beauty of Turnagain Arm. We recommend a longer Alaska land tour at a more relaxed pace, but if you are short on time, this Alaska “Denali Express” tour package will show you some great highlights
Arrive into Fairbanks at any time and transfer from the airport to hotel on your own. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for optional activities. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to Denali National Park
This morning depart for Denali aboard the Alaska Railroad arriving in the early afternoon. After checking into your hotel 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. 7-8 hour tour*. The rest of the day is free for optional tours, such as river rafting (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.
* 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.
Denali National Park to Seward/Whittier
Depart Denali early this morning aboard a comfortable motor coach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska's spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of about 90 minutes in Anchorage to purchase lunch or visit the Anchorage Museum. Continue to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features so concentrated in one area. You will arrive at the cruise dock in Seward between 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm or in Whittier at 5:00 pm. (Please check your Cruise Lines check-in closing time.)
The tour can be offered in REVERSE with a cruise ship pick-up; please contact us!