Visit Denali from Whittier: Cruise Add-On Tour

A great opportunity to see Alaska's “Big Five”: moose, bears, wolves, Dall sheep and caribou. A perfect tour to add on to an Alaska cruise.

Trip Code: 158CTA
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Accommodation: 2 nights
  • Starting at: $840 / per person
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Great opportunities to view wildlife and the awesome scenery Denali is so well known for. Transfer by bus to the Denali Park entrance and spend two nights at the park. There is enough free time built in to add optional excursions and enjoy the visit to the National Park visitor center as well as to join interpretive presentations scheduled with National Park Rangers. Return to Anchorage via the Alaska Railroad which provides great photo opportunities from open air decks and through large picture windows.

Tour Overview

A visit to explore Denali National Park is a top highlight of any Alaska vacation and why not combine it with your Alaska cruise when it ends in Whittier? This 3-day land tour from Whittier offers a scenic and comfortable adventure into Denali National Park located in Alaska’s Interior region. In addition to the beautiful journey by motor coach en route to Denali, you will take a highly scenic bus tour into the park to see the wildlife of Denali with views of Mt. Denali (weather permitting), North America’s tallest peak. Then it’s all aboard for travel back to Anchorage via the Alaska Railroad, a great way to round out your Alaskan adventure

What's Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation near the Denali National Park entrance area
  • Scheduled motorcoach from Whittier to Anchorage
  • Scheduled motorcoach from Anchorage to Denali
  • Train from Denali to Anchorage
  • 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 and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Please check the port that your cruise will disembark in when arriving in Alaska. The bus (please select when booking this tour), departs Whittier at 9:45am. Please check disembarkation times!

Day
1

Whittier to Denali National Park

This morning after you disembark your cruise ship, board a motor coach for a relaxing drive to Denali National Park. Relax and capture the scenery from large picture windows. A short stop will be made in Anchorage and Talkeetna before arriving in Denali at 9 pm. Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
2

Denali National Park

Early this morning 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*. The rest of the day is free for optional tours, such as river rafting (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
3

Denali National Park to Anchorage

Sleep in this morning or enjoy a short excursion before leaving the national park. Transfer by hotel courtesy shuttle to the Alaska Railroad depot. Just after noon, you will depart for Anchorage on the train. Stunning views from the train include the Alaska Range, Summit Lake, Hurricane Gulch, and – if the weather is clear – Denali’s 20,310’ peak. Stroll through the train, visit the dining car, and learn from the knowledgeable local guides on board. Arrive in Anchorage in the evening.

* 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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