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Alaska By Rail Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 99 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Railway Trips  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1606 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4409 US Dollar (USD)

This tour utilizes the convenient daily schedule of the Alaska Railroad and well located hotels. Local experts and on board rail staff are your guides. From the majestic waters of Kenai Fjords National Park to Alaska's great interior region, this tour moves at a relaxed pace and includes many major Alaskan highlights. In just eight days you will travel the entire Alaska Railroad system, cruise Kenai's scenic shoreline, jet boat on the Talkeetna River, view wildlife in Denali National Park, and cruise on a classic sternwheeler in Fairbanks.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Anchorage. Transfer to hotel on own. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 2: Transfer to the rail station on own. Travel aboard the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward Journey past Beluga Point and along Cook Inlet. The spectacular scenery is a highlight and represents all that Alaska is famous for. On arrival in Seward, you will be met and transferred to the small boat harbor where you will embark on a cruise into the Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch is included on board the vessel. The evening is at your leisure in Seward. Overnight Seward. Featuring: The Hotel Edgewater.

Day 3: Enjoy a day in scenic Seward to explore on your own. Admission to the Alaska Sea Life Center, a world-class marine research facility funded by the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement, is included. Return to Anchorage this evening aboard the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. Transfer to hotel on own. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 4: This morning travel by rail to Talkeetna. Afternoon tour aboard the 51-passenger "Talkeetna Queen" embarking on a 2-hour Riverboat On the safari you will see how trappers lived at the turn of the century and visit an authentic trappers cabin with its rustic furnishings. Your guide will display raw furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the our Alaskan river system. Overnight Talkeetna.

Day 5: Talkeetna is the main flight departure point for Mt. McKinley and offers excellent aerial tours to the mountain (flightseeing is optional and not included). Early this afternoon you will depart Talkeetna by rail and continue north to Denali National Park. The afternoon is free for optional tours: river rafting, hiking and exploring. Overnight Denali entrance area.

Day 6: Today's adventure includes traveling by bus into Denali National Park on an early morning Tundra Wildlife Tour. Later this afternoon travel by train to Fairbanks. Overnight Fairbanks. Featuring: River's Edge Resort.

Day 7: This morning you will travel the Chena and Tanana Rivers for 3.5 hours on a classic sternwheeler riverboat. The river tour includes interpretation of the natural history of the area as well as an introduction into the Athabascan Native culture. The remainder of today is at your leisure. Overnight Fairbanks.Featuring: River's Edge Resort.

Day 8: This morning you depart Fairbanks for Anchorage via scheduled flight (55 minutes). On arrival in Anchorage transfer on your own to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free for optional tours. Overnight in Anchorage included.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Child rate $698- $919

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