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Alaskan Railroad Adventure

from £2933 excluding flights

  • 8 nights
  • May-Aug
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Humpback whale breaching, Kenai Fjords

Search for marine wildlife in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Take in the spectacular views along the Alaskan Railroad

Caribou in Denali National Park

Experience the wildlife wonders of Denali National Park

Anchorage skyline

Visit the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks

Why this trip...

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How you travel

This holiday features transport that is an integral part of the overall experience

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Activities included

This itinerary features a range of included activities

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No surcharge guarantee

When you book we guarantee there will be no price increases or additional fees to be paid


This memorable independent holiday makes use of the iconic Alaskan Railroad, providing access to the scenery and wildlife of the Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park, as well as the highlights of the modern, cultural city of Anchorage and historic Fairbanks.

Included sightseeing excursions range from jet boating to glacier cruising, allowing for different perspectives on the natural wonders of this vast landscape. Offering a unique alternative to self-drive touring, this well-paced itinerary offers a good balance of action and comfort. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy all that Alaska has to offer.


Arrive in Anchorage and make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Alaska’s largest city, which sits on the edge of Cook Inlet in the shadow of the Chugach Mountains.

Embark your train on the Alaska Railroad south to the scenic Kenai Peninsula and the port town of Seward.

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A 6-hour cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park is included today – keep watch for whales and other marine wildlife as you marvel at calving glaciers and sparkling icebergs. Later board the train back to Anchorage.

Humpback whale breaching, Kenai Fjords
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Kenai Fjords cruise

Continue your rail journey north to Talkeetna – on arrival this afternoon you will join a jet boat excursion into the wilderness. You may spot beavers, moose or bald eagles, and weather permitting enjoy views of Mt McKinley and the Alaska Range in the distance.

Board the train to Denali – your accommodation tonight is located near the entrance to Denali National Park.

Enjoy a guided excursion into Denali National Park today. Take in spectacular views and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, which may include bears, moose, herds of caribou or even a lone wolf. Later, continue by rail to the city of Fairbanks.

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Guided tour, Denali National Park
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Enjoy exploring Fairbanks today, where a half-day sightseeing tour has been included. An authentic sternwheeler riverboat provides the ideal way to cruise the Chena and Tanana Rivers, taking in some of the local Athabascan Native Indian culture and the area’s natural history.

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Board a flight back to Anchorage for your final night in Alaska.

Make your way back to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation Options

With a wide choice of accommodation in Alaska, we can mix and match different grades and styles to suit your personal preference – from motels and hotels to wilderness lodges in stunning locations.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £2933 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £1,000 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom (standard or superior)
  • Alaska Railroad as per itinerary (standard package includes Standard Adventure Class Carriage; Superior package includes GoldStar Dome Carriage)
  • 6 hour cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park with lunch
  • 2 hour wilderness jetboat tour from Talkeetna
  • Guided bus tour into Denali National Park
  • Half-day Fairbanks sightseeing tour with Riverboat Cruise
  • Internal flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage (economy class)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection


This itinerary starts from £2,933 per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom. Prices may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates and style of accommodation, or to tailor this itinerary.

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To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.