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Denali Backcountry & Glacier Cruise Connector

6 Days / 5 Nights
Fairbanks to Anchorage,Seward
From USD$3,888 per person
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Highlights: | Fairbanks | Denali Backcountry Lodge | Anchorage | Alaska Railroad Dome Car | Helicopter Ride A perfect program before a cruise to see Denali National Park staying at a backcountry lodge. Start in Fairbanks and travel south to Denali National Park, visit Anchorage and take a helicopter ride. Complete your journey at the cruise terminal in Seward.

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Departs from Fairbanks
Day 1 Fairbanks to Denali Backcountry Lodge (Rail / Coach)
Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. This afternoon, board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see Grizzlies, moose, caribou and Golden eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. You will arrive in time for dinner at the Lodge. (Breakfast onboard the train & dinner at the lodge is included today)

Day 2 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 3 Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali National Park Entrance (Coach)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance and a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Denali Village. (Breakfast Included today)

Day 4 Denali to Anchorage (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 for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Denali or black bears along the banks of the river. (Lunch & dinner included onboard the train today)

Day 5 Anchorage to Girdwood (Rail). Helicopter Tour
Board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a breathtaking ride to Girdwood. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. Upon arrival in Girdwood, transfer by shuttle to your overnight accommodation at Alyeska Resort. This is where your next adventure begins. A helicopter ride, a glacier landing & dog sledding on snow in the summer in Alaska... there is no better way to see Alaska than from the air, and there’s no better Alaskan activity than dog sledding. Returning to the heliport you will be transferred back to Alyeska Resort. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this scenic alpine resort. We have included air tram tickets for the ride to the peak of Alyeska. (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

Day 6 Girdwood to Seward Cruise Ship Terminal (Coach)
Mid day join your coach for a short drive to your stop for lunch then on to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including: moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, muskox, small mammals, and birds of prey. Lastly, stop at Exit Glacier if time allows. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point; a short and easy walk provides an up-close and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Upon arrival in Seward, at approximately 4 pm, you’ll be transferred directly to your cruise ship and helped with off-loading of your luggage. (Lunch is included today)


Departs from Seward/Whittier/Anchorage
Day 1 Seward Cruise Ship Terminal to Girdwood (Coach)
Disembark the ship and begin your adventure this morning with a stop at Exit Glacier. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point; a short and easy walk provides an up-close and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Then tour north towards Anchorage; you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery through Moose Pass and Turnagain Pass. This area is resplendent with alpine scenery and hanging glaciers. Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including: moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, muskox, small mammals, and birds of prey. After lunch, get ready for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers and the northern-most temperate rainforest. At the base of the tram is your overnight accommodation at Alyeska Resort. (Lunch is included today)

Day 2 Girdwood to Anchorage (Rail). Helicopter Tour
This morning is at leisure to enjoy Alyeska Resort; in early afternoon transfer to the helipad for a helicopter ride, a glacier landing & dog sledding (on snow)! There is no better way to see Alaska than from the air, and there’s no better Alaskan activity than dog sledding! In the evening, board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a ride to Anchorage.

Day 3 Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)
Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar with service to Denali National Park. Watch for views of Mount Denali and keep an eye out for wildlife. Arrive mid-afternoon; the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy an optional activity. (Breakfast & lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 4 Denali National Park Entrance to Denali Backcountry Lodge (Coach)
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. After lunch (not included), board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see Grizzlies, moose, caribou and Golden eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. You will arrive in time for dinner at the Lodge. (Dinner at the lodge is included today)

Day 5 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 6 Denali Backcountry Lodge to Fairbanks (Coach / Rail)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance. After lunch (not included) board the Denali Star Train to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks. (Dinner is included onboard the train today)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 5 nights
    • Kantishna - Denali Backcountry Lodge (Traditional Cabin) Included meals: 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts
    • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)
    • Anchorage - Hilton Anchorage Hotel (Standard Room)
    • Girdwood - Alyeska Resort (Deluxe Room)
  • Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast is included onboard train)
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour from Denali train station to Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Denali National Park entrance fee
  • Activities at Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Coach transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali Entrance Hotel
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Anchorage Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Lunch & dinner onboard train)
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Girdwood Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast onboard train)
  • Glacier Helicopter Tour (Duration 2 hours)
  • Aerial tram ride to the peak of Alyeska
  • Day tour by coach from Girdwood to Seward with lunch
    • Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
    • Photo stop at Exit Glacier
    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off at cruise ship terminal

Not Included:

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

Hotels

Denali Back Country Lodge

Denali

Grande Denali Lodge

Denali

Hilton Anchorage Hotel

Anchorage

The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska

Girdwood

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Departs from Fairbanks
Day 1 Fairbanks to Denali Backcountry Lodge (Rail / Coach)
Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. This afternoon, board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see Grizzlies, moose, caribou and Golden eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. You will arrive in time for dinner at the Lodge. (Breakfast onboard the train & dinner at the lodge is included today)

Day 2 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 3 Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali National Park Entrance (Coach)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance and a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Denali Village. (Breakfast Included today)

Day 4 Denali to Anchorage (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 for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Denali or black bears along the banks of the river. (Lunch & dinner included onboard the train today)

Day 5 Anchorage to Girdwood (Rail). Helicopter Tour
Board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a breathtaking ride to Girdwood. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. Upon arrival in Girdwood, transfer by shuttle to your overnight accommodation at Alyeska Resort. This is where your next adventure begins. A helicopter ride, a glacier landing & dog sledding on snow in the summer in Alaska... there is no better way to see Alaska than from the air, and there’s no better Alaskan activity than dog sledding. Returning to the heliport you will be transferred back to Alyeska Resort. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this scenic alpine resort. We have included air tram tickets for the ride to the peak of Alyeska. (Breakfast is included onboard the train today)

Day 6 Girdwood to Seward Cruise Ship Terminal (Coach)
Mid day join your coach for a short drive to your stop for lunch then on to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including: moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, muskox, small mammals, and birds of prey. Lastly, stop at Exit Glacier if time allows. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point; a short and easy walk provides an up-close and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Upon arrival in Seward, at approximately 4 pm, you’ll be transferred directly to your cruise ship and helped with off-loading of your luggage. (Lunch is included today)


Departs from Seward/Whittier/Anchorage
Day 1 Seward Cruise Ship Terminal to Girdwood (Coach)
Disembark the ship and begin your adventure this morning with a stop at Exit Glacier. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point; a short and easy walk provides an up-close and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Then tour north towards Anchorage; you will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery through Moose Pass and Turnagain Pass. This area is resplendent with alpine scenery and hanging glaciers. Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals including: moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, muskox, small mammals, and birds of prey. After lunch, get ready for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers and the northern-most temperate rainforest. At the base of the tram is your overnight accommodation at Alyeska Resort. (Lunch is included today)

Day 2 Girdwood to Anchorage (Rail). Helicopter Tour
This morning is at leisure to enjoy Alyeska Resort; in early afternoon transfer to the helipad for a helicopter ride, a glacier landing & dog sledding (on snow)! There is no better way to see Alaska than from the air, and there’s no better Alaskan activity than dog sledding! In the evening, board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a ride to Anchorage.

Day 3 Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)
Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar with service to Denali National Park. Watch for views of Mount Denali and keep an eye out for wildlife. Arrive mid-afternoon; the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy an optional activity. (Breakfast & lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 4 Denali National Park Entrance to Denali Backcountry Lodge (Coach)
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. After lunch (not included), board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see Grizzlies, moose, caribou and Golden eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. You will arrive in time for dinner at the Lodge. (Dinner at the lodge is included today)

Day 5 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 6 Denali Backcountry Lodge to Fairbanks (Coach / Rail)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance. After lunch (not included) board the Denali Star Train to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks. (Dinner is included onboard the train today)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 5 nights
    • Kantishna - Denali Backcountry Lodge (Traditional Cabin) Included meals: 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts
    • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)
    • Anchorage - Hilton Anchorage Hotel (Standard Room)
    • Girdwood - Alyeska Resort (Deluxe Room)
  • Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast is included onboard train)
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour from Denali train station to Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Denali National Park entrance fee
  • Activities at Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Coach transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali Entrance Hotel
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Anchorage Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Lunch & dinner onboard train)
  • Alaska Railroad - Anchorage to Girdwood Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast onboard train)
  • Glacier Helicopter Tour (Duration 2 hours)
  • Aerial tram ride to the peak of Alyeska
  • Day tour by coach from Girdwood to Seward with lunch
    • Admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
    • Photo stop at Exit Glacier
    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off at cruise ship terminal

Not Included:

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

Hotels

Denali Back Country Lodge

Denali

Grande Denali Lodge

Denali

Hilton Anchorage Hotel

Anchorage

The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska

Girdwood

Departure dates

(Tour Code: MPFAI05) Departs from Fairbanks: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD

Departs Fairbanks
04 Jun - 27 Aug, 2019
Departs Seward/Whittier/Anchorage
01 Jun - 05 Jun, 2019
06 Jun - 30 Aug, 2019

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$4,074
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$3,888
$4,073

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$5,049
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$4,677
$5,048

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$3,792
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$3,668
$3,791

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$2,697
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$2,681
$2,681

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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