City-Based Day Tours

From Two Hours to an Extra Day In & Around Alaska's Cities

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Enhance your Alaska vacation with a city-based day tour from active adventures to historic and cultural tours, sightseeing and wildlife viewing.

Sightseeing, Flightseeing and Wildlife Viewing Day Trips

Alaska is big – so big, that sometimes the best way to get perspective on it is to get up in the air. Flightseeing tours are among the most popular type of day tour in the state, and take visitors over ice fields, fjords and mountaintops. Wildlife viewing is also big – as in grizzly bears, humpback whales and moose. Glacier and wildlife viewing day cruises are found in most coastal communities and are a great way to see marine wildlife, glaciers, and gorgeous coastal scenery. City tours show off the local flavor, while rail tours offer a comfortable way to experience Alaska’s magnificent scenery.

Active Adventure Day Tours

You don’t have to be an experienced outdoorsman to enjoy Alaska’s active lifestyle. Popular tours include sea kayaking, canoeing or rafting; hiking in state and national parks; trekking atop a crystal-blue glacier; sport fishing for the world’s finest salmon and halibut; and dog sledding, or mushing, with the state’s premier canine athletes. All of these tour types are offered at a range of levels and are accessible to most everyone.

Historic and Cultural Day Trips

Alaska Native cultural centers and tours highlight the indigenous peoples unique to the area, including dance performances or demonstrations of traditional practices, like totem carving. Alaska historical tours take visitors back in time to experience major events like the Klondike Gold Rush, the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline or life in a salmon cannery in the early 1900s. Many combine both Alaska Native and non-Native culture in informative tours that bring Alaska’s history to life.

Whatever Alaska city you are traveling to or flying in or out of, an Alaska day tour will round out your Alaska travel experience.




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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

On this Anchorage day trip, join a small-group tour for a drive on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, passing farmland that grows record breaking produce on your way to the Talkeetna... Read more.

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

This self-drive tour takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Kennicott, Seward and Homer. This ultimate “All Alaska” driving tour provides you with a... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $320 / per person

On this Alaska kayaking tour from Seward, you begin your adventure with a 30-60-minute jet boat journey to Bear Glacier. Keep your eyes open along the way for wildlife! After... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $75 / per person

This tour from Talkeetna treats you to a scenic journey aboard the 52-passenger “Talkeetna Queen” and will give you the opportunity to experience wildlife, folklore, and... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $319 / per person

This Juneau day trip combines helicopter flightseeing with guided glacier touring on Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing Juneau, you will enjoy breathtaking vistas of the city... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $249 / per person

This active outdoor Juneau day trip begins with a 4 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is well... Read more.