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Denali Sampler - Anchorage to Fairbanks, All Rail - 3 Days
Enjoy a mini-tour to Denali National Park on the Denali Sampler. Travel aboard our luxurious McKinley Explorer glass-domed railcars for the best views of the Last Frontier.
If you compare the cost and services included in this tour against any other tour company's offerings, you’ll easily recognize the incredible value that makes this the most popular mini-tour we offer. And you can customize your itinerary with a variety of modifications to make your Alaska vacation your own. The following is just one of many possible itineraries this package allows — enjoy!
Day 1: Anchorage
We'll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Anchorage hotel. For your enjoyment, there are a host of optional Anchorage activities that spotlight nearby "must-see" attractions like Portage Glacier.
Day 2: Anchorage – Denali
Journey between the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges on an incomparable sightseeing experience aboard the McKinley Explorer railcars. Luxurious glass-domed observation cars carry you along the rails of the historic Alaska Railroad. Take in the wide-open scenery as you travel through the Matanuska Valley, a farming region known for mammoth vegetables, past colorful towns like Wasilla, billed as the "Home of the Iditarod", along scenic rivers like the Susitna, which means "Mother River", and across Hurricane Gulch, where the train slows to 5 miles per hour to cross over the trestle built over the creek 296 feet below. During the trip, relax with a cocktail in the observation lounge or enjoy leisurely dining service for breakfast or lunch.
By late afternoon the train arrives in Denali National Park. Here, you can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or horseback riding.
For an entertaining way to top off the day, enjoy the optional Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre.
Day 3: Denali – Fairbanks
Take time this morning to choose from one of many complimentary park-sponsored activities and optional Denali tours including guided hikes plus white-water rafting, fixed-wing flightseeing and horseback riding. Later, re-board the train and travel deeper into Alaska's lovely interior. This portion of the route includes many scenic highlights including the town of Nenana, where Nenana Ice Classic competitors attempt to predict the date of ice break-up on the river, and the Mears Memorial Bridge, which is one of the largest single span railroad bridges in the United States.
There's time for dinner in the elegant dining room before arriving in Fairbanks. Here, you'll be met at the depot and transferred to a downtown hotel (accommodations not included).
This Tour Includes:
· 2 nights hotel accommodations
· Arrival airport transfer only
· This service does not include your final hotel accommodation
· This tour is not escorted and does not include meals
This service does not include home-city air
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