Alaskan Winter Adventure

from £1479
excluding flights *
8 nights Nov-Mar

Overview

Explore the wild beauty of Alaska during the snow-covered winter months, travelling by car and by train on the legendary Alaska Railroad, where you may see majestic Denali towering over the Alaskan Ranges. Taking in the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well as two excellent winter resorts, this itinerary offers the chance to try a range of outdoor activities and perhaps view the aurora borealis streaking overhead.

Highlights

  • Combine hot pools and northern lights at the Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • Try skiing or a range of optional activities at Alyeska Resort
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad through the snow-covered landscapes of Alaska

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Alaska railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks
  • Return transfers from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs
  • Evening Aurora viewing excursion
  • 4WD rental for 3 days inclduing unlimited mileage
  • Internal flight between Fairbanks and Anchorage
  • Northern Lights Bradt Guide Book

Full description

Your holiday ends with a flight back to Anchorage, offering a different perspective over the mountains of central Alaska. A final night in the city allows time to reflect on your winter adventures before heading home.

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Prices & Dates *

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.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
27 Nov 2018 8 nights £1,479
04, 11, 18 Dec 2018 8 nights £1,479
21, 23, 25, 28 Dec 2018 8 nights £1,517
01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Jan 2019 8 nights £1,479
01, 03, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19 Feb 2019 8 nights £1,479
22, 24, 26 Feb 2019 8 nights £1,541
01, 03, 05, 08, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24 Mar 2019 8 nights £1,541

What's Included

  • Standard accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 4 hour evening Aurora Viewing excursion
  • 4WD rental for 3 days
  • Unlimited miles, LDW and taxes
  • Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks (standard seating)
  • Return transfers from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs
  • Internal flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage
  • Northern Lights Bradt Guide Book
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and make your own way to your hotel. Overnight: Quality Suites or Westmark Anchorage (or similar)

Day 2: Anchorage - Girdwood (68 km)

This morning pick up your rental car and follow the scenic highway along Turnagain Arm to Girdwood. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps trying one of the many outdoor activities on offer at your resort, take an optional scenic helicopter flight or relax with a spa treatment. Overnight: Alyeska Resort

Day 3: Alyeska Resort

Today is free to explore Girdwood. You might like to purchase a lift pass to give you the opportunity to take advantage of the resort’s ski slopes. Here you can enjoy great downhill or cross country skiing, snowshoe through snow-clad forests or just relax with a treatment at the resort’s spa. This evening we recommend dinner at the excellent Seven Glaciers Restaurant, perched at the top of the mountain high above the hotel. Overnight: Alyeska Resort

Day 4: Girdwood - Anchorage (68 km)

Following a relaxing morning at the resort, make your way back to Anchorage and drop off your rental car this afternoon. Overnight: Quality Suites or Westmark Anchorage (or similar)

Day 5: Anchorage - Fairbanks

This morning take the courtesy shuttle to Anchorage train station to board the famous Alaska Railroad. Travel through a stunning and memorable winter landscape to Fairbanks, taking in spectacular views of the Alaska Ranges and Denali. On arrival in Fairbanks take a shuttle transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Springhill Suites (or simialr)

Day 6: Fairbanks - Chena Hot Springs

This morning transfer from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort. Explore the resort at leisure and enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs. Chena Hot Springs is geographically well-positioned for excellent aurora borealis viewing. An aurora viewing excursion is included this evening, travelling on board heated snow cats in search of the mesmerising northern lights. Overnight: Chena Hot Springs Resort

Day 7: Chena Hot Springs

Today is free to enjoy the hot springs or to try one of the many optional activities the resort has to offer: snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow coach tours, ice skating or snowshoeing (additional cost, payable locally). Overnight: Chena Hot Springs Resort

Day 8: Chena Hot Springs - Fairbanks - Anchorage

Transfer from the resort to Fairbanks Airport for your scenic flight back to Anchorage today. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight: Clarion Suites Downtown

Day 9: Anchorage

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

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