Day 1: Fairbanks
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this frontier town on your own. For your enjoyment, there are a host of activities that spotlight nearby "must-see" attractions like a leisurely cruise down the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard the historic sternwheeler "Discovery." Overnight in Fairbanks. (We can add a flight from Anchorage to Fairbanks if you need it.)
Day 2: Fairbanks
This morning, enjoy a tour of Alaska's "Golden Heart" city, and travel to the only authentic gold dredge in the area open to the public, Gold Dredge No. 8. Here you'll pan for gold, and enjoy a hearty miner's lunch. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Day 3: Fairbanks - Denali
Begin your day with a transfer to the rail depot where you'll board the luxurious glass-domed McKinley Explorer railcars. Breakfast is available onboard in the lower level (not included), so you don't have to get up too early. From the upper-level seating area, watch for local wildlife as this beautiful landscape unfolds before your very eyes. Upon arrival in Denali, transfer to your hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 4: Denali
In the morning, get a deeper understanding of one of North America's most remarkable national parks on the famous Tundra Wilderness Tour! Travel some 60 miles into the wilderness of Denali National Park and the heart of bear country. On the fully-guided Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour, you'll get interpretation from your driver/guide, along with 6 to 8 hours of wildlife spotting and spectacular scenery. If the weather cooperates, you'll see Mount McKinley up close. You'll marvel at its awesome beauty and hear colorful stories about the area's cultural and geological history.
Day 5: Denali - Anchorage
The morning is free, and then you'll re-board the McKinley Explorer railcars for your journey to Anchorage, where you'll spend your last night. Anchorage provides many opportunities for entertainment. It is home to Alaska's largest selection of quality Alaska Native art and souvenirs such as finely crafted ivory, Native masks, and carved jade. And no sales tax! Lunch and dinner will be made available onboard (not included).
Day 6: Anchorage
We'll take you from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.