Alaska Rail Holidays
A rail journey through Alaska is one of the most relaxing ways of getting around as well as offering stunning views of mountains, coastline and wilderness rolling past the windows. Nowhere is this truer than Alaska with its excellent Alaska Railroad.
This iconic railroad extends 470 miles from the coastal community of Seward to the interior city of Fairbanks. Travelling through some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery, it’s a relaxing and scenic journey taking in Whittier, Anchorage, Talkeetna and Denali National Park en route. This makes the train an ideal alternative to driving, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your surroundings in comfort.
Head north and look out for Mt McKinley, North America’s highest peak, which sits in Denali National Park, or if you travel south from Anchorage to Seward, it’s possible to see belugas swimming in the bay. Rail travel in one direction can be combined with coach or rental vehicle for a comprehensive exploration of Alaska.
The Alaska Railroad offers a choice of Standard Rail Cars, in single storey carriages with standard seating, and a Gold Star Service, which features plush upper level seating with a domed glass roof and open air viewing platform. Gold Star Service also includes complimentary soft drinks, a pay bar, and a downstairs dining area.
Our collection of Alaska holidays include self drives, independent holidays and escorted tours some of which make use of the Alaskan Railroad to travel around, through national parks and between cities. Of course travelling by rail can also be included in our tailor made holidays, just talk to our travel specialists and they will put together a trip for you to suit your interests and budget.