Relax Alaska

Travel at a leisurely pace and enjoy guided sightseeing, wildlife and glaciers.

Trip Code: 112CTA
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Accommodation: 10 nights
  • Starting at: $2959 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August
  • Highlights: Great for travelers looking to explore Alaska at a relaxed pace. This tour starts in Anchorage and combines travel by train and motorcoach between Seward and Fairbanks, ending with a scheduled flight from Fairbanks returning to Anchorage. Guided sightseeing in two of Alaska most diverse communities - Anchorage and Fairbanks - provides unique perspective of living North of 60. Additional highlights included are a day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park and a bus tour into Denali National Park, both of which showcase the amazing mountain scenery and wildlife of the Greatland.

Tour Overview

See all the best places: Anchorage, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Fairbanks in a relaxed pace. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel by bus and by railroad. Upon your arrival in each location along your Alaska route, enjoy the major attractions in each without rushing and have time to capture the natural beauty of Alaska along the way.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2.5 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour
  •  6 hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords Nat Park from Seward with lunch
  • 2.5 hour guided Exit Glacier Nature Walk/Hike from Seward
  • Train from Anchorage to Seward, Talkeetna to Denali and Denali to Fairbanks
  • Scheduled Motorcoach transportation from Seward to Talkeetna
  • 2 hour Jetboat tour in Talkeetna
  • 3-6 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (depending on weather and road conditions)
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Fairbanks
  • 3-hour Sternwheeler riverboat tour
  • Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage (coach class)
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers in Anchorage (for standard program, courtesy hotel shuttle may be used), meals, optional excursions, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel between destinations in the comfort of the Alaska Railroad rail cars and deluxe motor coaches.


Anchorage Arrival

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Offering an abundance of shopping, cultural attractions, and gourmet restaurants, Anchorage provides an excellent start to your vacation. Overnight Anchorage.



Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, Anchorage stands as a sophisticated metropolis in the midst of rugged wilderness. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska where half of the state’s residents live. Moose can often be seen in Anchorage's urban parks and the city is home to North America’s largest floatplane base, Lake Hood. Today’s 2.5 hour sightseeing tour of the city takes you around Anchorage. Stops during the tour include the historic downtown area, the Ship Creek fish ladder, and Lake Hood. The afternoon is free to explore a variety of shops and restaurants. Overnight in Anchorage.


Anchorage to Seward

Very early this morning board the Alaska Railroad to Seward. Sit back and relax as the four hour journey takes you along scenic Cook Inlet and into the glacier filled Kenai Mountains. Upon arrival transfer to the harbor to board a sightseeing vessel to cruise through the wildlife-rich and glacier-filled waters of Kenai Fjords National Park. Some of the wildlife that you are likely to encounter includes sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, and many marine birds such as puffins and cormorants. With some luck you may even catch a glimpse of humpback or Orca whales. This 6-hour journey will also take you to the face of a tidewater glacier where you might see large chunks of ice ‘calving’ into the sea below. Keep your eyes and ears open – the sound of the ice cracking and falling is as incredible as watching it fall. A lunch is included. Overnight in Seward.



Today explore the small coastal town of Seward. Seward is known for its scenic views, numerous visitor attractions, and as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. In the morning, visit Exit Glacier, one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska. During the 2.5 hour guided tour, you will take the a scenic hike up to the glacier. Put on your hiking shoes and don't forget your camera on this great trip. The rest of today is yours to explore. Perhaps you want to visit the Alaska Sea Life Center which is a research and rehabilitation facility that focuses on marine mammals, seabirds, and fish species of the Northern Pacific. Other options include a visit of a dog kennel. Overnight in Seward.


Seward to Talkeetna

Enjoy a transfer by scheduled motorcoach to Talkeetna. The Seward Highway showcases the natural beauty of south central Alaska. Relax and enjoy the scenery. Stop can be made in Anchorage before you travel to Talkeetna on the Parks Highway. The town of Talkeetna is located approximately 115 road miles north of Anchorage, about 14 miles off the Parks Highway at the end of the Talkeetna Spur Road. This small distinctive community of less than 500 is often said to be the inspiration behind the television series “Northern Exposure”. The town is also the main staging area for climbers waiting to start their Mt. Denali ascents, and the Talkeetna area is probably the best location on the highway or rail system to view "The Mountain”. Overnight in Talkeetna.


Talkeetna to Denali

This morning you will take a two hour Jetboat Adventure Tour from Talkeetna. As you travel 20 miles of upriver your naturalist guide will give information on the rivers in the area as well as about mountain Denali. You may have opportunities to view Mt. Denali, nesting bald eagles, and beaver activity. Upon arriving at an adventure site you will take a 1/4 mile leisurely nature walk where you will see a replicated Dena'ina Athabascan encampment. The Dena'ina were the earliest native settlers in the area. After your jet boat tour you will travel aboard the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali National Park. With a size of over 6 million acres, Denali National Park is one of the world’s greatest wild animal preserves. The park is protected from hunting and the animals roam freely in a region dominated by North America’s tallest mountain. Most visitor facilities are grouped near the park entrance. This afternoon you have a chance for optional activities or you may relax and enjoy some leisure time. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.


Denali National Park

Today, depart on a narrated bus tour 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. Your experienced driver/guide 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. The rest of the day is free for optional tours, such as river rafting and flightseeing tours (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.


Denali to Fairbanks

This morning you have time to participate in optional tours before a courtesy shuttle takes you to the Denali rail depot. You will board the Alaska Railroad for the journey to Fairbanks. Known as the “Gateway to the Arctic”, Fairbanks is located in the heart of Alaska’s Interior and serves as a transportation hub for the North Slope oil fields and Arctic villages. Upon arrival into Fairbanks, transfer to your hotel by courtesy shuttle. Overnight in Fairbanks.



Today, enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour, bringing you to 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, and buy some Alaska souvenirs and Christmas decorations. Additionally, enjoy a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River aboard the Riverboat Discovery.  Along the route you will see a bush plane take off, see 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.


Fairbanks to Anchorage

You will transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle to the Fairbanks Airport for a scheduled flight to Anchorage.  The flight is in the afternoon / evening. Flight time is approximately 55 minutes. Transfer in Anchorage on own or via courtesy shuttle. Overnight in Anchorage.


Anchorage Departure

Depending on your departure time, you might have free time for some souvenir shopping or additional excursions. Transfer on your own to the airport. Depart or start an additional program.

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To complete this reservation we will need for each person: Full name including middle name(s) as listed on identification, gender and date of birth.

*Child prices are valid for children 11 years and younger, sharing a room with at least 2 full paying adults with the existing bedding. Maximum of 4 people per room.

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

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