Alaskan Rail and Road - 15 day trip

15 days from $4,625pp

Enjoy the best of what Alaska has to offer on this two week adventure. Beginning in Fairbanks, you'll head south on the wonderful Alaska Railroad to Anchorage, via a couple of nights at the Denali National Park entrance.

From Anchorage, collect your hire car and set off for the Kenai Peninsula, where you'll enjoy some stunning scenery and world-class wildlife watching opportunities from Seward and Homer. 

Highlights

  • Sit back, relax, and watch the world go by aboard the fantastic Alaskan Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park.

  • Visit Denali National Park, home of North America's highest peak.

  • Cruise the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward. Keep your eyes peeled for a host of marine mammals and birdlife.

  • Fly into the Katmai National Park from Homer and search for coastal Alaskan brown bears in a small group, lead by knowledgeable guides.

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I have been lucky enough to travel the rugged state of Alaska fairly extensively and it really is like nowhere else on earth. The memories of the vast, sparsely populated open spaces, larger than life mountain ranges and incredible, and prominent, wildlife will keep me in awe for a long time to come.

Alaskan Rail and Road - 15 day trip

15 days from $4,625pp

Alaskan Rail and Road

This exciting trip to Alaska includes international flights, transfers and accommodation. We'll take care of the arrangements, leaving you to make the most of your holiday.

Day

Location

Type

1-2

Fairbanks

City

Day 1: Today begins your exciting two-week Alaskan adventure! After flying from the UK, you will arrive in Fairbanks, the city of the midnight sun. The remainder of today is yours to settle in and relax after a long day of travel.

Day 2: Enjoy a free day in Fairbanks. There are a number of cultural or historical sites that you might like to visit (the small museum at the University of Fairbanks is particularly good). Otherwise, if you fancy some R&R, Chena Hot Springs is just over an hour's drive away.

3-4

Denali National Park

Activity and Adventure

Day 3: It's an early start this morning as you join the complimentary hotel shuttle to Fairbanks train station, where you'll embark on the fantastic Alaskan Railroad to the Denali National Park Entrance. On arrival, you'll have this afternoon to settle in and start exploring.

Day 4: Embark on a full day tour of Denali National Park today. You're likely to see some of the park's wildlife such as caribou, moose and grizzly bears. Your tour includes lunch and a stop at one of the remote lodges at the end of the park road (only accessible by bus or light aircraft).

5-6

Anchorage

City

Day 5: You'll have this morning to continue exploring the Denali Park Entrance area. You might like to call into the Visitor's Centre, or take a short hike in the surrounding wilderness.This afternoon, you'll continue on the Alaska Railroad, heading south for Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

Day 6: As an introduction to Anchorage, you'll join a two-hour city tour today. The tour will provide an insight into the history of both Anchorage and Alaska more generally, creating context for the next three weeks.

7-9

Seward

Wildlife

Day 7: Collect your hire car from downtown Anchorage this morning and set off on the first road journey of your Alaskan adventure. Your first drive takes you 2.5 hours south along the Seward Highway, to its namesake town on the east coast of the Kenai Pensulsa. 

Day 8: Take to the water on a full day cruise to the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. You'll visit a number of tidewater glaciers, and have the opportunity to see an abundance of birdlife as well as marine mammals such as humpbacks, orca, seals, sea lions and sea otters. Keep your camera handy and eyes peeled!

Day 9: There's plenty to do with a second full day in Seward. Visit the Exit Glacier, join a coastal hiking trail, take a dog sleeding tour with an Iditarod champion, or get back on the water in a sea kayak.

10-12

Homer

Wildlife

Day 10: Today you'll drive from Seward to Homer, a quaint board-walk town on the southern tip of the Peninsula. The drive is stunning, with views to the Alaska Range across the Cook Inlet, be sure to stop for photos en route.

Day 11: Join a full day bear-focused excursion today, heading for the incredible Katmai National Park. Your day begins with an incredible light aircraft flight over the Cook Inlet and active volcanoes! Landing on the iconic beaches of Katmai, your small group will explore the park on foot, with your expert guides providing educational commentary and hopefully exceptional bear-watching opportunities throughout the morning.

Day 12: During your full day at leisure in Homer, you might like to try your hand at Halibut fishing, which the area is famous for. Otherwise, you could go whale watching, sea kayaking, take a water taxi across to Kechemak Bay State Park, or simply stroll along the Homer Spit.

13-15

Girdwood

General Tour

Day 13: Setting off from Homer, today you'll drive back along the Sterling Highway to Girdwood, a small town located on the Turnagain Arm. The remainder of today is yours to enjoy the beautiful Alaskan wilderness before beginning your journey home tomorrow.

Day 14: Depart Girdwood in good time today and head back to Anchorage with plenty of time before your onwards flight, flying back to the UK overnight this evening.

Day 15: Welcome home - we hope you had an incredible Alaskan adventure!

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