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 120 tours related to

Fully guided
Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2596 / 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: $1889 / 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: 8 Days
Starting at: $2159 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 7 breakfasts (B),  1 dinner (D), Ground transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 8 people (driver guide only) or full-size... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1489 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights accommodation with baggage handling, 5 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D), Group transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 8 people (driver guide only) or full-size motorcoach... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2529 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in moderate hotels with baggage handling, 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch on boat cruise, 2 dinners (D), Ground transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 8 people (driver... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2489 / 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: 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: $999 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 night accommodations, Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali, Alaska Railroad from Denali to Anchorage, Approx. 7-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May and September tour may only be 4 hours long... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $899 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation, Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Fairbanks, Turnagain Arm Tour on day 2: For packages starting Sept 19 - Nov 28: 4-hour Turnagain Arm Tour with admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1359 / 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.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $3079 / per person

Tour Includes: 10 nights accommodations, 3 hour Anchorage city sightseeing tour including admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 6 hour glacier and wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords Nat Park from Seward with lunch... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $3939 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights accommodation, Private transfers as noted, Deluxe dome rail car from Anchorage to Denali, Meals and guided activities at Kantishna Roadhouse, Flight from Kantishna to Anchorage *, * The flight... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1409 / per person

Tour Includes: 6 nights accommodation, Transportation Anchorage to Knik River, and Knik River to Wasilla, Alaska Railroad service Wasilla to Denali, and Denali to Anchorage, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1329 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights accommodations, Transportation to and from the Iditarod race restart in Willow including hot food and drinks and access to a warm up tent near the starting line in Willow (approx. 8 hours), 6-hour Turnagain... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2020 / per person

Tour Includes: 1 night stay at Kenai Riverside Lodge, 2 night stay at Kenai Backcountry Lodge, Meals: 2 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, Full day rafting tour on the Kenai River into Kenai National Wildlife Refuge... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $4299 / per person

Tour Includes: Accommodation and all meals during the stay at the lodge, Guided lodge activities and lodge based programs as listed, If booked from/to Homer: roundtrip water taxi, If booked from/to Anchorage: roundtrip float... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $969 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip float plane flight from Talkeetna, 2 nights accommodations, All meals while at the lodge, Service of guides, Use of recreational equipment... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $4813 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip float plane flights between Anchorage and Winterlake Lodge, Two nights accommodation at Winterlake Lodge, All meals during stay, Guide service, 1 hour complimentary massage, Use of lodge... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1539 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights hotel accommodation, Roundtrip train Anchorage to Whittier, 5 hour Prince William Sound cruise with lunch, Train from Anchorage to Denali, Approx. 8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (in May... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2059 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodation, 8 days midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Transit bus to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, 2 hour whitewater rafting at Denali National Park... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2739 / per person

Tour Includes: 5 nights deluxe accommodation in Girdwood, Talkeetna and Anchorage, 2 nights at the Kantishna Roadhouse inside Denali National Park, 7 day midsize car rental with unlimited mileage, Prince William Sound glacier... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2159 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodations in moderate class hotels, 8 days midsize car rental including unlimited mileage, Spencer Glacier float trip from/to Portage with a ride on the Alaska Railroad, General admission to... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1799 / per person

Tour Includes: 6 nights hotel accommodation, Train from Anchorage to Denali National Park, Train from Denali to Fairbanks, Scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Roundtrip train from Anchorage to Whittier, Prince... Read more.

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3329 / per person

Tour Includes: 14 nights accommodation, 14 day midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, 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)... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1549 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation, 7 days midsize car rental from/to Anchorage including unlimited mileage, Admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, 6 to 7.5 hour cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park with... Read more.

Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $1303 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights accommodation in moderate class hotels, Train from Fairbanks to Denali, 6 to 8 hour Denali National Park bus tour (may be 4-6 hours in May and September due to weather and road conditions), Coach... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1506 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights in Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, Boat transfers from/to Seward with choice of cruise option on the departure day (Resurrection Bay Cruise, Kenai Fjords... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $885 / per person

Tour Includes: Accommodations at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge with meals, 4-5 hour wildlife and tidewater glacier journey of Kenai Fjords National Park, Daily guided activities from the lodge... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $909 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip scheduled flights between Anchorage and Cordova, 2 nights lodging at Orca Adventure Lodge, All meals & non-alcoholic beverages (juice, water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks) during stay at lodge, Use... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $809 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights accommodation, Train Fairbanks to Denali, 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), Motorcoach transfer from... Read more.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $2829 / per person

Tour Includes: 10 nights accommodations, Train travel from Anchorage to Denali and from 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: 4 Days
Starting at: $2029 / per person

Tour Includes: 3 nights accommodation (or more, depending on the program you book), Meals at lodge during stay, Fishing gear and equipment, Fishing up to eight hours per day (primarily by boat in nearby river system), Van... Read more.

Duration: 13 Days
Starting at: $4500 / per person

Tour Includes: 12 nights accommodation, 11 days midsize rental vehicle with unlimited mileage, Roundtrip scenic flights in a bush plane between Chitina and McCarthy, Roundtrip bus transfer between the Denali Park entrance and... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $1089 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights hotel accommodation with baggage handling, Local knowledgeable guide throughout tour, Transportation in deluxe full size motor coach, Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Anchorage... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1589 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodation, 3 days midsize car rental with unlimited miles, Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Roundtrip transfer between Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs, 4-hour Aurora Viewing Expedition tour... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at: $5149 / per person

Tour Includes: 13 nights accommodations (accommodation during the 2 night stay in Wrangell St. Elias National Park may have shared bath only), 8 days (pick up day 2) midsize car rental including one way fee from Anchorage to Fairbanks... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1019 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 days SUV rental with unlimited mileage and one-way drop fee from Fairbanks to Anchorage, 7 nights moderate level accommodations, Aurora Ice Museum tour, Pool passes at Chena Hot Springs Resort... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2209 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights accommodation, Scheduled motorcoach transportation from Anchorage to Denali, Train from Denali to Fairbanks, Fairbanks to Talkeetna, and Talkeetna to Anchorage, Glacier cruise from Whittier including... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $3320 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation in tourist to moderate class hotels with 2 nights in very basic hotels, Prince William Sound glacier cruise with round trip rail transfers and lunch, Scheduled bus transfer from Anchorage to... Read more.

Duration: 12 Days
Starting at: $2180 / per person

Tour Includes: 7-night Holland America cruise from Vancouver to Seward with all meals (large inside cabin (category MM) - no window), 4 nights standard accommodation, Motorcoach transfer from Seward to Anchorage, Motorcoach... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $649 / per person

Tour Includes: 1 night accommodation, Scheduled Alaska Airlines flight Anchorage to Fairbanks, Fairbanks City Tour, Museum of the North admission, Alaska Railroad Fairbanks to Anchorage... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2585 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation including baggage handling, 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D), Transportation in full-size motorcoach, Rail Anchorage to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Denali, Tundra Wilderness... Read more.