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Talkeetna Denali Backcountry Cruise Connector

4 Days / 3 Nights
Anchorage to Seward
From USD$1,865 per person
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Highlights: Anchorage | Denali Back Country Tour with Scenic return flight | Talkeetna | Alaska Railroad Dome Car | Perfect program before a cruise to see Denali National Park. Start in Anchorage and travel north Denali National Park ending at the cruise terminal in Seward or Whittier.

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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.
Departs Anchorage
Day 1 Anchorage to Talkeetna (Rail) Depart early on the Denali Star Train by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley and for the stunning views of this famous mountain. Take a stroll down the main street for river views, local brews and great eats. (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

Day 2 Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail) This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, land on a glacier, or hiking. (Lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 3 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight) This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.

Day 4 Denali to Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal (Coach) Early this morning depart Denali aboard a comfortable motorcoach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska’s spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of approximately 90 minutes in Anchorage so that you can purchase lunch. Continue on to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area. You will arrive in Whittier at 4:45pm or at the cruise dock in Seward at 5:45pm.
Departs Seward or Whittier
Day 1 Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal to Denali (Coach)
Disembark the ship and begin your coach adventure touring towards Anchorage; you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery of scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area. After a short stop in Anchorage continue to the Denali National Park Entrance. Your driver will give you some history of the area as you travel the George Parks Highway. Weather permitting; you can admire the marvelous views of Denali (Mount McKinley) - the tallest mountain in North America.

Day 2 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight)
This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane. (Lunch included)

Day 3 Denali National Park Entrance to Talkeetna (Rail)
This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. At midday, board the Alaska Railroad and travel by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount Denali. The evening is at your leisure. Talkeetna is a small but unique gold mining community, famous for its special charm and for its stunning views of Mount Denali. (Lunch included onboard the train today)

Day 4 Talkeetna to Anchorage (Rail)
The morning is at leisure. Late afternoon, board the Denali Star train and continue your rail journey to Anchorage. Enjoy the evening scenery as you travel south to Anchorage. (Dinner included onboard the train today)

strong text**Package Includes:**

  • Accommodation including taxes for 3 nights
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Talkeetna Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Breakfast onboard train)
  • Talkeetna hotel Shuttle between train station & hotel
  • Alaska Railroad - Talkeetna to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Lunch onboard train)
  • Denali hotel shuttle between train station & hotel
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight back to Denali National Park Entrance
  • Scheduled Coach Transfer with limited driver commentary - Denali to Anchorage, Whittier or Seward

Not Included

  • Anchorage transfer between hotel and train station (please note some hotels provide complimentary transfers)
  • Gratuities
  • Activities other than specified
  • Meals other than specified

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Talkeetna - Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Denali Bluffs Hotel (Hillside Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Talkeetna - Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)

Moderate Grade

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Denali Bluffs Hotel

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Denali

Superior Grade

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Grande Denali Lodge

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Denali

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.
Departs Anchorage
Day 1 Anchorage to Talkeetna (Rail) Depart early on the Denali Star Train by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley and for the stunning views of this famous mountain. Take a stroll down the main street for river views, local brews and great eats. (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

Day 2 Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail) This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, land on a glacier, or hiking. (Lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 3 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight) This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.

Day 4 Denali to Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal (Coach) Early this morning depart Denali aboard a comfortable motorcoach. The driver will provide narration as you travel on the nationally recognized Parks Highway through Alaska’s spectacular scenery and small historic towns. You will have a layover of approximately 90 minutes in Anchorage so that you can purchase lunch. Continue on to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area. You will arrive in Whittier at 4:45pm or at the cruise dock in Seward at 5:45pm.
Departs Seward or Whittier
Day 1 Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal to Denali (Coach)
Disembark the ship and begin your coach adventure touring towards Anchorage; you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery of scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features all concentrated in one area. After a short stop in Anchorage continue to the Denali National Park Entrance. Your driver will give you some history of the area as you travel the George Parks Highway. Weather permitting; you can admire the marvelous views of Denali (Mount McKinley) - the tallest mountain in North America.

Day 2 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight)
This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane. (Lunch included)

Day 3 Denali National Park Entrance to Talkeetna (Rail)
This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. At midday, board the Alaska Railroad and travel by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount Denali. The evening is at your leisure. Talkeetna is a small but unique gold mining community, famous for its special charm and for its stunning views of Mount Denali. (Lunch included onboard the train today)

Day 4 Talkeetna to Anchorage (Rail)
The morning is at leisure. Late afternoon, board the Denali Star train and continue your rail journey to Anchorage. Enjoy the evening scenery as you travel south to Anchorage. (Dinner included onboard the train today)

strong text**Package Includes:**

  • Accommodation including taxes for 3 nights
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Talkeetna Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Breakfast onboard train)
  • Talkeetna hotel Shuttle between train station & hotel
  • Alaska Railroad - Talkeetna to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Lunch onboard train)
  • Denali hotel shuttle between train station & hotel
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight back to Denali National Park Entrance
  • Scheduled Coach Transfer with limited driver commentary - Denali to Anchorage, Whittier or Seward

Not Included

  • Anchorage transfer between hotel and train station (please note some hotels provide complimentary transfers)
  • Gratuities
  • Activities other than specified
  • Meals other than specified

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Talkeetna - Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Denali Bluffs Hotel (Hillside Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Talkeetna - Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)

Moderate Grade

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Denali Bluffs Hotel

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Denali

Superior Grade

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Grande Denali Lodge

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Departure dates

(Tour Code: MPANC10) Departs from Anchorage: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

Departs from Anchorage 03 Jun - 02 Sep, 2018 03 Sep - 10 Sep, 2018 Departs from Seward or Whittier 04 Jun - 31 Aug, 2018 01 Sep - 11 Sep, 2018

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$1,992
$1,865
-
$2,005
$1,880

-
$2,619
$2,413
-
$2,631
$2,428

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$1,822
$1,720
-
$1,834
$1,735

-
$1,018
$999
-
$1,032
$1,015

Superior Grade

Departs from Anchorage 03 Jun - 02 Sep, 2018 03 Sep - 10 Sep, 2018 Departs from Seward or Whittier 04 Jun - 31 Aug, 2018 01 Sep - 11 Sep, 2018

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$2,058
$1,931
-
$2,071
$1,945

-
$2,751
$2,545
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$2,763
$2,559

-
$1,866
$1,764
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$1,878
$1,779

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$1,018
$999
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$1,032
$1,015

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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