Introduction to Alaska

from £1366
excluding flights *
7 nights May-Sep


This self drive holiday is the ideal introduction to Alaska's highlights and takes in the mountains and wildlife of Denali National Park and the glaciers and marine wonders of the Kenai Peninsula. Following a circular route from Anchorage, this well-paced itinerary focuses on South Alaska, the home of North America's highest peak, Denali.


  • Spot icebergs, whales and seals in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Watch for brown and black bears in Denali National Park
  • Spot Denali rising in the distance from Talkeetna

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Bus tour into Denali National Park
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Starting and ending in Anchorage, this self drive itinerary is ideal for those short on time and provides a great contrast between Alaska's coastal splendours and the towering peaks of the state's interior.

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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. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Accommodation Car Category Twin Price (pp)
16 May - 05 Sep 2020 7 nights Standard Compact £1,366
16 May - 05 Sep 2020 7 nights Superior Compact £1,757

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom (standard or superior)
  • Car rental throughout (compact, midsize, full size or 4WD)
  • Bus tour into Denali National Park including snack
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation


The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and make your own way to your hotel.

Day 2: Anchorage - Seward (204 km)

Collect your rental car today and drive south to the scenic Kenai Peninsula. Your destination for today is the port town of Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Day 3 Seward

Full day at leisure. You may wish to visit the fascinating Alaska SeaLife Center, explore Exit Glacier or join a scenic cruise out through the fjords - weaving between icebergs you may spot sea lions and whales against a spectacular backdrop of glaciers.

Day 4: Seward - Talkeetna (384 km)

Departing the coast, today you will head inland and north to the quirky town of Talkeetna. A clear day may afford views of Denali in the distance.

Day 5: Talkeetna - Denali (245 km)

Continue your journey north to Denali - your accommodation tonight is at Denali Village, just outside the national park.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: Denali - Anchorage (379 km)

Travel back to Anchorage today for your final night in Alaska.

Day 8: Anchorage

Drop off your rental car at the airport and depart Alaska.

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Complete with 370 guestrooms, the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel boasts some of the finest lodgings to be found in Alaska's largest city.

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Seward Windsong Lodge


Grade: Standard

Type: Unique And Boutique

Not far from the entrance to Kenai Fjords National Park lies the 180 room Seward Windsong Lodge.

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

With Denali National Park on the doorstep, the 212 room Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is set on a ridge to the south of Mt. McKinley.

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Denali Grizzly Bear Resort


Grade: Simple

Type: Hotel

With 20 cabins and 72 hotel rooms, the Grizzly Bear Resort is well stocked for visitors to Denali.

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