Day 1: Fairbanks
Your adventure begins upon arriving Fairbanks and making your way to your hotel. For those arriving early, chat with one of our reservation agents as there are plenty of optional tours in Fairbanks. , Overnight in Fairbanks.
Day 2: Fairbanks
Board the Riverboat Discovery, for AM or PM departure. Afterward, fly to the Arctic Circle with Northern Alaska Tour Company, 7:00 pm to midnight, where you will: view remnants of the gold mining that continues nearly 100 years after the yellow metal first brought newcomers rushing north; view the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline, symbolizing the immense changes brought to Alaska's Arctic by the discovery of oil over 30 years ago; fly over the expansive Yukon River Valley, home of traditional peoples that sustain their lifestyle and culture as they have for thousands of years; and thrill at the excitement of crossing the Arctic Circle. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Day 3: Fairbanks to Denali
Journey aboard the Denali Star Train Fairbanks to Denali, 8:15 am to 12:15 pm. Travel deep into the heart of Denali National Park. With six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is larger than Massachusetts. Located in the heart of Alaska's magnificent and rugged interior, the park is home to majestic Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain. The Park also features glaciers, a sub-arctic ecosystem and an internationally designated biosphere preserve with moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves. Overnight at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. Includes dinner at the lodge.
Day 4: Denali
Spend the day hiking, fishing, biking or panning for gold in this beautiful wilderness setting. Overnight at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 5: Denali to Talkeetna
After breakfast, get ready for more wildlife viewing as you travel the Park Road to the train depot, where you will board the Denali Star Train and travel to Talkeetna. Stay overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
Day 6: Talkeetna to Anchorage
Embark on the Talkeetna River Rafting Odyssey, which features a 5-mile gentle float tour. Raingear and snacks are included, noon to 2:00 pm. Re-board the Denali Star Train for your trip to Anchorage. 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. In addition, Anchorage has access to some of the freshest seafood in the world, which Alaska chefs offer up in a variety of mouth-watering creations. From plump, cold-water Kachemak Bay oysters, to Alaska king crab, fresh-caught halibut, and wild Alaska salmon – the staple of Alaska seafood, Anchorage has it all! And no sales tax! Overnight in Anchorage.
Day 7: Anchorage to Seward
Ride the Coastal Classic Train from Anchorage to Seward in the morning. Join the Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. Kenai Fjords National Park has abundant marine life and is a must for those interested in glacier viewing, whale watching, Alaska bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Overnight in Seward.
Day 8: Seward to Anchorage
The Real Alaska Tour, includes dog sled ride, lunch at an Alaskan roadhouse, and Exit Glacier Tour. Board the Coastal Classic Train for your journey from Seward to Anchorage in the evening. Stay overnight in Anchorage.
Day 9: Anchorage to Glacier Bay
Fly to Glacier Bay on Alaska Airlines. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve commands a glacier-crowned, maritime wilderness that stretches northward from Alaska's inside passage to the Alsek River, encircling a magnificent saltwater bay. Overnight at the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Day 10: Glacier Bay
Spend the day exploring Glacier Bay National Park from the deck of a high-speed catamaran, narrated by a National Park Ranger. Includes lunch and complimentary beverage service. Overnight at the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Day 11: Glacier to Juneau
Fly to Juneau late in the afternoon on Alaska Airlines. Juneau is Alaska's capital and the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, the community's rich culture and history is displayed throughout the town and in several local museums. Arrange for your own transportation home.