About Princess Alaska Rail Tours

Take It All In with Princess Alaska Rail Tours

From first class views of Mother Nature’s best work and grand hotels that capture the true essence of Alaska to seamless depot to hotel transitions and exceptional service—take it all in with Princess Alaska Rail Tours.

Relax and absorb the magnificence of The Great One (Denali) and Denali National Park, the towering Alaska Range, scenic Matanuska Valley, Hurricane Gulch Bridge, and more onboard a luxurious railcar designed for viewing with huge glass-domed windows and observation platforms.

Witness amazing wilderness and wildlife, and discover Alaska’s rich history with your expert rail guides who point out the sights and share colorful stories of this famed rail route. You can track your journey via the onboard Global Positioning System (GPS) and book your Denali Park Tour onboard with one of the friendly train staff before you arrive. You take in the scenery, we’ll take care of the details.

 And what better way to enjoy the view than taking in this vast wilderness while savoring a delicious Alaskan meal. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner (depending on your travel time), or simply sip a drink while you ride being served on the upper, domed level of your railcar.

With Princess Alaska Rail Tours you get the thrill of traveling the Alaska Railroad plus one or more nights in Princess hotels at the gateway to Denali National Park and/or Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge on Denali’s south side—plus seamless transportation in between and great service all along the way.

How Do Our Rail Tours Work?

Before booking, it’s important to understand your options and how Princess Alaska Rail Tours work. For example, Alaska Railroad owns and operates the tracks and locomotives on our tours. Princess Tours hires Alaska Railroad to pull our own luxury glass-domed rail cars when and where we’d like to go. This means we work with the Alaska Railroad to deliver the quality Princess experience on every step of your journey—from the depot to your hotel and back again.

Princess Alaska Rail Tours offer two types of tours:

Blue Denali Rail Tours leave from Fairbanks or Anchorage and include 1-4 overnights along the way in Denali National Park, McKinley (near Talkeetna) or both, but do not include overnights in either the departure or arrival cities of Anchorage or Fairbanks. These tours include accommodations, baggage and transfers from the rail depot to your hotel in McKinley and/or Denali National Park.

Yellow Denali Rail Tours are 3-4 nights and start and end with an overnight in both the departure and arrival cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks in addition to overnights in Denali National Park, McKinley (near Talkeetna) or both. These tours include accommodations, baggage and transfers from your all of your hotels and to/from all rail depots.

Please note: Any rail tours to/from Fairbanks to Denali do not travel via Princess rail cars, but instead travel aboard Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class service (does not include meals or dome windows, but offers picture windows), or upgrade to Goldstar service for an additional $100 per person (includes meals and a glass dome for premier viewing).

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