This extension is perfect for anybody wanting the experience the scenic beauty of Alaska, but without a car. It can easily be added to a cruise starting or ending in Anchorage or as a fly in package from another part of North America.
Alaska Highlights By Rail includes:
- 1 night accommodation Anchorage
- Rail Travel to Denali and Talkeenta
- 2 nights in Denali and Talkeenta
- Sightseeing tours as listed
Day 1 - Anchorage
Arrive in Anchorage by sea or air, check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Day 2 - Denali
Board Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train in the Adventure Class railcar for the journey north from Anchorage to Denali. Watch stunning scenery roll past your window as the train passes through Wasilla, Talkeetna and Hurricane, offering views of the Knik River, Chugach Mountains, Susitna River, the snaking Indian River and the expansive Hurricane Gulch from atop a 296-foot bridge. Just south of Denali National Park, be sure to have your camera ready as Broad Pass offers majestic views of the Alaska Range in all directions.
Day 3 - Denali
Today experience the Denali Back Country Adventure Tour
Ranked #2 in Drives of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler magazine, experience over 65 miles of wilderness and wildlife along the rugged Denali Highway. Flanked by snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers and panoramic vistas, local guides will ensure you have opportunities to view the region's best landmarks while introducing you to a host of authentic Alaska activities. See Denali and the other giants of the Alaska Range (weather permitting) and enjoy a delicious lunch at Alpine Creek Lodge. To experience the thrills and beauty of the Denali area, all you need is one day and a healthy sense of adventure. (Lunch, snacks and drinks included today)
Day 4 - Talkeenta
Board Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train in the Adventure Class railcar for the journey north from Talkeetna to Denali. Watch stunning scenery roll past your window as the train travels through the backcountry Hurricane area, offering views of the snaking Indian River, the occasional remote cabin and the expansive Hurricane Gulch from atop a 296-foot bridge. Just south of Denali National Park, Broad Pass offers views of the Alaska Range in all directions.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Day 5 - Talkeenta
Today enjoy the Denali Experience with Glacier Landing
This tour takes you within 6 miles of Denali's north summit (19,470 ft.) and south summit (20,320 ft.). Enter an ancient world of rugged high mountain peaks, towering snow-capped mountains and glacier-filled valleys and explore the south and east faces of Denali. View the vertical rise of Denali starting at its base of around 2000 ft mean sea level to over 20,320 ft. Take in the flowing river of the Ruth Glacier, the renowned Sheldon Amphitheatre (glacier landings often done here), the Great Gorge with its mile high granite walls - the world's deepest, and the intense blue melt water pools that dot the glaciers.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Day 6 - Anchorage
This morning take a motorcoach transfer back to Anchorage arriving at lunchtime, this transfer will allow you to connect to a number of cruises and flights.
The Hilton Anchorage hotel is located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, an ideal location for walking to the city's most popular attractions.
Located in the vibrant landscapes of Denali National Park and Preserve, just eight miles south of the National Park entrance, Denali Cabins are the perfect base camp to embark on your Denali adventures. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the congested park entrance, our 46 private cedar cabins are peaceful abodes quietly nestled in the wilderness. You’ll unwind, relax and experience what authentic Alaska is all about.
Alaska Road Sign
Alaska Railroad Denali
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