Kenai Fjords & Denali Explorer

9 Days / 8 Nights

Traveling to Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so you may as well do it in style! Travel by rail, coach, cruise and plane to explore this unspoiled treasure.

  • Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge
  • Kenai Northwestern Fjord Cruise
  • Alaska Railroad Dome Car
  • Denali National Park Tour with Scenic Flight
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Day 1 Anchorage

Arrive at own leisure.

Day 2 Anchorage to Seward – Cruise to Fox Island Kenai Fjord (Rail / Cruise)

Board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a breathtaking ride to Seward. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. On arrival in Seward, board a boat to exclusive Fox Island for lunch and an afternoon of optional activities. After dinner, prepared by a gourmet chef, enjoy an evening at leisure or beach camp fire. Overnight on Fox Island at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 Fox Island with Northwestern Fjord Cruise

After a hot and hearty breakfast, you’ll depart this morning on the Northwestern Fjord Cruise. Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers. Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. This cruise is the best way to see this pristine National Park and its inhabitants. Later, visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, an island home to teeming seabird rookeries. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters. Return to Seward this evening for an overnight stay at Seward Windsong Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast & deli style lunch

Day 4 Seward to Talkeetna (Coach)

Mid-morning, board a coach to Talkeetna where your driver will give you some history of the area along the way. Stop in Anchorage and have approximately 90 minutes for lunch (not included) before continuing to Talkeetna. Upon arrival in Talkeetna at 5:30pm you will be dropped off at your hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

Talkeetna is a small but unique gold mining community, famous for its special charm and for its views of Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain.

Day 5 Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)

This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, land on a glacier, or hiking.

Meals: Lunch

Day 6 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight)

This full-day guided coach trip explores the entire 148km of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. You will return to the park entrance via a flight seeing tour in a small bush plane. If weather permits, you will fly close to Mount McKinley.

Meals: Lunch

Day 7 Denali National Park Entrance to Fairbanks (Rail)

This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flight seeing over the Park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. After lunch (not included), take the shuttle to the Alaska Railroad Station and board the Denali Star Train in the Goldstar Railcar to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks.

Meals: Dinner

Day 8 Fairbanks

Free day to explore

Day 9 Fairbanks

Depart at own leisure. Package extensions and add-ons are available.

Package Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Anchorage
  • Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward Goldstar Service with breakfast
  • Transfer from train station to harbour
  • Cruise transfer to Fox island
  • Northwestern Fjord Cruise with deli-style lunch (8hrs)
  • 1 night accommodation in Kenai Fjords with full board
  • Shuttle from harbour to hotel
  • 1 night accommodation in Seward
  • Guided coach transfer from Seward to Talkeetna
  • 1 night accommodation in Talkeetna
  • Transfer from hotel to train station
  • Alaska Railroad – Talkeetna to Denali Goldstar Service with lunch
  • Transfer from train station to hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Denali
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight back to Denali National Park Entrance
  • Alaska Railroad – Denali to Fairbanks Goldstar Service with dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fairbanks

Not Included:

  • International airfares
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals unless stated
  • Gratuities

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