Denali – Talkeetna Explorer – Tour 3TS

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Denali-Talkeetna Explorer - 3TS
7 Days / 6 Nights
$1,599.00: Save $600 per couple (May)
$1,899.00 (Value Rate)
$1,999.00 (Peak Rate)
$1,699.00: Save $600 per couple (peak)
$1,599.00: Save $600 per couple (September)
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7 Days / 6 Nights (Tour 3TS)

This package is perfect for guests departing Fairbanks and eager to visit Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Anchorage.

Included in your Tour:

Package includes 6 nights hotel accommodations, rail travel from Fairbanks to Denali and from Denali to Anchorage, Gold panning and Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler cruise with lunch in Fairbanks, Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort, Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali. Airport, hotel, rail transfers and baggage handling included. Be sure to check for specials and offers.

Available during check-out:
Upgrade your rail experience from Fairbanks to Denali for $100 per person. The standard tour features Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class for this rail component of the tour. When you choose the upgrade, you will travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Goldstar service instead.  Adventure Class railcars do not feature a dome and meals are available for purchase.  Goldstar service is aboard Alaska Railroad’s domed railcars and breakfast aboard the train is included.  

With the standard option, rail travel from Denali to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Anchorage is aboard our own luxury, glass-domed rail service (meals not included, but available for purchase) and the upgrade applies only to the portion of the trip from Fairbanks to Denali.

To learn more about Adventure Class, click here.

To learn more about Goldstar, click here.

Day 1: Fairbanks

  • Overnight:
    Fairbanks

After we transport you to your hotel, explore Alaska’s Golden Heart City, and get your vacation in Alaska off to the perfect start. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 2: Fairbanks

  • Overnight:
    Fairbanks

Visit Gold Dredge 8, pan for gold and learn about modern day gold mining. Later, transfer to Steamboat Landing, located on the banks of the Chena River, and enjoy a hearty lunch. After lunch, enjoy a river cruise aboard the Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler. You’ll experience Alaska’s diverse cultural heritage as you float by log cabins, visit the kennel of an Iditarod champion and see a bush pilot performance. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 3: Fairbanks - Denali

  • Departs From:
    Fairbanks, 8:15 AM (Train Departs Fairbanks Depot)
  • Arrives At:
    Denali, 12:15 PM (Train Arrives Denali Depot)

Depart Fairbanks this morning on the historic Alaska Railroad for your journey to the Denali National Park, featuring spectacular views of the Great One. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort. Overnight Denali-area hotel.

Day 4: Denali

  • Overnight:
    Denali

Venture into Denali National Park on the popular Tundra Wilderness Tour, your best chance to view wildlife in Alaska. If the skies are clear, you’ll enjoy awesome views of Denali, North America’s tallest peak. Later, choose from optional activities and end your day on a high note with a visit to a sled dog kennel, flightseeing adventure or ATV ride. Overnight Denali.

Day 5: Denali - Mt. McKinley Lodge

  • Departs From:
    Denali, 9:15 AM (Train Departs Denali Depot)
  • Arrives At:
    McKinley, 1:40 PM (Train Arrives Talkeetna Depot)

Transfer to the Denali depot where you'll re-board a luxury railcar to continue your Alaska tour to Talkeetna. Enjoy stunning views of the Alaska and Talkeetna mountain ranges and keep an eye out for the elusive Denali. You’ll arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge early enough to enjoy an optional activity. Overnight Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Day 6: Mt. McKinley Lodge - Anchorage

  • Departs From:
    McKinley, 1:55 PM (Train Departs Talkeetna Depot)
  • Arrives At:
    Anchorage, 5:00 PM (Train Arrives Anchorage Depot)

Enjoy a morning at leisure or choose an optional excursion or a walk along the Mt. McKinley Princess nature trails. Later, re-board the train to continue your journey into Alaska’s amazing interior. Transfer to your hotel in Anchorage upon arrival. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 7: Anchorage

Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport.