Southcentral - Anchorage - Kenai Peninsula

Glacier Cruises, Wildlife, Kenai River Fishing, Girdwood, Whale Watching

The Southcentral region in Alaska is one of our most popular hot spots. With abundant fishing and wildlife, wilderness trails and urban shopping, access to many of Alaska’s national parks and glaciers, the South Central region including the Kenai Peninsula, is a must for any Alaska vacation itinerary. Many Alaska cruise tours depart from the nearby ports of Whittier and Seward. A visit to this area is perfect before or after an Inside Passage cruise or a visit to Denali National Park.

The most popular destinations in Alaska’s Southcentral region are the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Girdwood, Seward, Homer, and Valdez. This region also is home to Kenai Fjords National Park, known for its glaciers and marine wildlife, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, home to nine of the tallest 16 mountains in the country, as well as the glacier-filled Prince William Sound, the famous Kenai River, and the Chugach National Forest. Remote lodges, such as Caribou Lodge, Riversong Lodge, and Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, offer diverse wilderness experiences.

In the winter, locals and visitors alike flock to Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. In March and April, gray whales migrate past Seward, providing an excellent opportunity to see these majestic mammals. Anchorage hosts the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race the first weekend in March, and the official start is in Willow the following day.

Alaska’s largest airport is in Anchorage, making it a convenient place to begin and/or end your Alaska vacation. From Anchorage, you can fly to many other destinations in the state. The Alaska Railroad and scheduled bus service in summer connects Anchorage to both Seward and Whittier. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry operates in Prince William Sound between Whittier, Valdez, and Cordova several times per week. And on more limited schedule, the ferry operates between Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak Island.

The most practical way to reach most of the region is via the well maintained highway system. Both the Seward Highway and the Glenn Highway are nationally recognized Scenic Byways because of their unique beauty. Imagine stopping along the highway to view a roadside glacier, a pod of beluga whales or a black bear fishing for his dinner. Every day in South Central Alaska, you will experience something uniquely special!

Choose from 127 tours related to

Fully guided
Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2774 / per person

Tour Includes: 7-night fully guided land tour, 7 nights hotel accommodations, Domed rail service from Anchorage to Denali, Motorcoach from Denali to Fairbanks, Dawson City to Whitehorse, and Whitehorse to Fraser, Flight... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1849 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation with baggage handling, Local and knowledgeable guide throughout tour, Deluxe full size motor coach transportation, 2 Northern Lights viewing tours, Fairbanks sightseeing tour including... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $2239 / per person

Tour Includes: 9 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 9 breakfasts (B), 1 light lunch (L), 1 dinner (D), Transportation in full-size motor coach, Knowledgeable guide throughout, Sightseeing in... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1589 / per person

Tour Includes: 6 nights accommodation with baggage handling, 6 breakfasts (B), 1 snack box on Denali tour (S), 1 dinner (D), Transportation in full size coach, Dome train journey from Talkeetna to Anchorage, Knowledgeable... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2429 / per person

Tour Includes: 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... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1929 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations, Train from Anchorage to Seward, Train from Denali to Anchorage, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Seward to Talkeetna, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Talkeetna to... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation, Train from Anchorage to Denali and Denali to Fairbanks, 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... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $919 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 night accommodations, Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali, Alaska Railroad from Denali to Anchorage, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2389 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodation, Train from Anchorage to Seward (round trip), Anchorage to Talkeetna, Talkeetna to Denali National Park, and Denali to Fairbanks, Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage, 6 hour... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $869 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation, Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Fairbanks, Turnagain Arm Tour on day 2: For packages starting Sept 20 - Dec 13: 4-hour Turnagain Arm Tour with admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $864 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights hotel accommodation near the Denali National Park entrance area, Scheduled motorcoach from Seward to Anchorage, Scheduled motorcoach from Anchorage to Denali, Train from Denali to Anchorage, Approx.... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1449 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 night accommodations in tourist class / budget hotels, 7 days midsize rental car, 4.5 hour cruise with lunch from Seward, 1 hour glacier cruise from Portage, Approx. 8 hour Shuttle bus into Denali National... Read more.