Glaciers and Wildlife Rail & Bus Independent Tour

7 NIGHTS Alaska

The “Glaciers and Wildlife” Alaska tour combines some of Alaska’s most famous attractions including Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park.
These two iconic Alaska destinations provide the best opportunities for viewing Alaska’s famous wildlife by both land and by sea. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery while traveling via a combination of comfortable motor coach and rail through the coastal and interior regions of Alaska.
From £2910pp

What's Included

  • 7 NIGHTS accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • Anchorage to Seward by Alaska Railroad
  • Denali to Anchorage by Alaska Railroad
  • Bus transfer from Seward to Talkeetna
  • Bus transfer from Talkeetna to Denali
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Price based on September 2017* other dates and durations available
  • Quote Ref 1503121

Staff Tips

Alaska is incredibly beautiful boasting spectacular scenery from snow-capped mountains, cascading icefalls to ice blue glaciers. Along with being a fantastic outdoorsy state it also has an abundance of wildlife from bald eagles, bears to moose. You name it, Alaska has it!

Claire Somers

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Anchorage Arrival
Anchorage
Anchorage to Seward
Seward to Talkeetna
Talkeetna to Denali
Denali National Park
Denali to Anchorage
Anchorage Departure
  • Day 1 Anchorage Arrival

    Arrive into Anchorage and make your own way to your hotel. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Offering an abundance of shopping, cultural attractions, and gourmet restaurants, Anchorage provides an excellent start to your vacation.
    Overnight in Anchorage in the Clarion Suites Hotel.

  • Day 2 Anchorage

    Today is yours to explore the city. Go shopping, tour local attractions, or take a hike or bike ride in one of Anchorage’s many parks. City highlights include the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Museum, the Log Cabin Visitor Center, the Alaska Zoo, local breweries, and the Coastal Trail. Experience more by adding an optional bear viewing excursion, glacier cruise, or sightseeing tour.
    Overnight in Anchorage in the Clarion Suites Hotel.

  • Day 3 Anchorage to Seward

    Early this morning transfer on your own to the Anchorage rail depot for travel on the Alaska Railroad to Seward. This scenic journey along Cook Inlet and through the glacier filled Kenai Mountains was rated one of the best train rides in the country! In Seward, depart on a 6-hour cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park. The park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine, and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. As you cruise through Resurrection Bay, keep watch for Stellar Sea Lions, harbour seals, puffins, eagles and whales. Cruise past the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge on your way to either the Holgate or Aialik Glacier. Your ship will stop in front of the glacier for a chance to witness the deep blue ice crash off into the ocean. Lunch is served on board. After returning to port at 5:30pm, the remainder of the evening is at your leisure.
    Overnight in Seward at the Seward Harbor 360 Hotel.

  • Day 4 Seward to Talkeetna

    Start your day with a leisurely morning in Seward. At 10:30am, depart on a motorcoach to Talkeetna. While enjoying the mountains and coastal scenery, keep your eyes open for wildlife on the way to Anchorage. In the city you will have 90 minutes for lunch before continuing north to Talkeetna. Talkeetna is known as a starting point for Denali climbing expeditions. When the weather is clear views of the Mountain are spectacular. After arriving in Talkeetna at 5:30pm, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.
    Overnight in Talkeetna at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

  • Day 5 Talkeetna to Denali

    Spend a free day in the scenic and historic town of Talkeetna. Explore downtown, relax at your hotel, admire views of Denali, or go for a hike. Optional tours include ski-plane flights to land on a glacier on Denali, fishing trips, and jet boat adventures. At about 5:45pm, you will depart to Denali via motor coach, arriving at 9pm.
    Overnight near the Denali park entrance in Denali Bluffs Hotel.

  • Day 6 Denali National Park

    Early this morning depart on a bus tour of Denali National Park. This tour takes you through the best wildlife viewing portion of the Park Road, approximately 55 miles into the park. As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of the Mountain. Your experienced driver/guide will provide commentary and make stops during your 6 to 8 hour tour. A snack box is included. The afternoon is free for optional tours, such as river rafting.
    Overnight near the Denali park entrance in Denali Bluffs Hotel.

  • Day 7 Denali to Anchorage

    Sleep in this morning or enjoy a short excursion before leaving the national park. Transfer by hotel courtesy shuttle to the Alaska Railroad depot for a noon departure. Stunning views from the train include the Alaska Range, Summit Lake, Hurricane Gulch, and – if the weather is clear – Denali’s 20,310’ peak. Stroll through the train cars, visit the dining car, and learn from the knowledgeable local guides on board. Upon arrival in Anchorage about 8:00pm, transfer by hotel.
    Overnight in Anchorage in the Clarion Suites Hotel.

  • Day 8 Anchorage Departure

    Today ends your tour so depending on your departure time, you might have free time for some souvenir shopping or additional excursions.

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