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Train: Denali National Park to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

The southbound Denali Star Train departs Denali for the 265-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Anchorage, with stops in Talkeetna and Wasilla.

Duration: 7.5 hours

Price: $187 per person

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Train: Seward to Anchorage via Coastal Classic Train

Considered by many to be the most scenic rail route, the Coastal Classic is ideally suited for day trips from Seward to Anchorage. Discover for yourself why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Coastal Classic Train among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America.

Duration: 4.25 hours

Price: $119 per person

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Train: Fairbanks to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

Take the 12-hour, 356-mile journey to Anchorage via the Denali Star Train. Along the way are several stops including Denali National Park, Talkeetna, and Wasilla. Travel through two of the five geographic regions in Alaska, the Interior and South Central as you take in plenty of breathtaking views.

Duration: 11.75 hours

Price: $269 per person

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Bus Transfer: Seward to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

Introducing a smarter way to travel from Seward to Anchorage, complete with walk-up views of Exit Glacier, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, lunch in Girdwood, and wild and scenic stops along the way.

Duration: 8 hours

Price: $259 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter Tour

The classic Alaskan adventure and the only dogsled tour in North Anchorage! Experience the thrill of flightseeing via helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. Visit our musher's camp on the Troublesome Glacier. Take the professional dog team for an exhilarating dogsled ride through real snow!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: $579 per person

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Anchorage Winter Dog Sledding Tour

Get ready for a true Alaskan adventure with this dog sledding experience of a lifetime! Start with a beautiful scenic drive as your expert local guide navigates the snowy winter roads from Anchorage to Talkeetna. Once you arrive at the homestead of five-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, you'll be ready to mush the trails with your own team of Alaskan Huskies.

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $440 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter Tour with Transportation

This tour is the same as the Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter Tour but it includes roundtrip transportation from downtown Anchorage. The classic Alaskan adventure and the only dogsled tour in North Anchorage! Experience the thrill of flightseeing via helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. Visit our musher's camp on the Troublesome Glacier. Take the professional dog team for an exhilarating dogsled ride through real snow!

Duration: 3.5+ hours

Price: $665 per person

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Anchorage Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

You will fly over the majestic Chugach Range, Whiteout Glacier, and landing on Knik Glacier. Enjoy the birds-eye views of glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers, and waterfalls! You will have enough time to walk on the glacier and take some impressive photos!

Duration: 1 hours

Price: $409 per person

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Anchorage Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour with Transportation

This tour is the same as the Anchorage Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour but it includes roundtrip transportation from downtown Anchorage. You will fly over the majestic Chugach Range, Whiteout Glacier, and landing on Knik Glacier. Enjoy the birds-eye views of glacial crevasses, moulins, glacial rivers, and waterfalls! You will have enough time to walk on the glacier and take some impressive photos!

Duration: 3+ hours

Price: $490 per person

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Anchorage Prince William Sound Glacier Tour

Explore the Chugach Mountains and the pristine Prince William Sound. Soar above the blue face of a 3,000 ft. thick glacier and view some of Alaska's most rugged mountain peaks on this 3-hour Prince William Sound seaplane tour from Anchorage. The scenery is so varied and the changing weather conditions make every trip unique.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $495 per person

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Anchorage Comet Heli Hiking and Rafting Adventure

If you are looking for a perfect combination of Alaskan adventures, this is the tour for you! This full-day adventure includes a helicopter ride, a guided nature hike, an iceberg rafting adventure, and a relaxing scenic ride on the Alaska Railroad.

Please note: This tour departs from Girdwood, AK. Roundtrip train transportation from Anchorage can be added on at an additional fee.

Duration: 8-12 hours

Price: $849 per person

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Anchorage Ice Climbing

Experience the thrill of ice climbing! Take a flight over the Knik Glacier and land at our ice climbing location. This half day adventure is completely unique to guests visiting Alaska. Your guides will equip you with everything necessary to remain safe including a rope, harness, helmet, boots, crampons, and ice tools to ensure a successful ascent up of frozen waterfall ice near a glacier. If you are an experienced climber or a beginner, this tour can be catered to you.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Price: $999 per person

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Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Experience

Accessible only by air, the Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-famous for its astounding wildlife sightings. Our flightseeing tour focuses on the bears, who at the peak of their feeding season, can be seen catching salmon straight out of Brooks Falls. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXCURSION OPERATES FROM LATE JUNE - LATE JULY ONLY.

Duration: 10-12 hours

Price: $1,145 per person

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Lake Clark National Park Bear Viewing Tour

Enjoy an hour and ten-minute stunning flightseeing tour via floatplane from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. You'll land and meet your bear viewing guide who will escort you by covered pontoon boat to lakeside areas where bears feed on spawning wild Alaska salmon. You'll never forget your visit to one of America's most beautiful national parks!

Duration: 11 hours

Price: $1,095 per person

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Anchorage Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing

Get a birds-eye view of Alaskan black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided, fly-out Alaska bear watching trip at Redoubt Bay Lodge, located on over 171,000-acre habitat area. As your Alaska bear watching trip begins, bear viewing is from a covered pontoon boat with our experienced naturalist guides through the chain of Big River Lakes, host to sockeye and Coho salmon runs and popular feeding site for the resident bears.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $945 per person

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Anchorage Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing Tour

Located on the southern end of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Chinitna Bay is a very active feeding spot for brown bears. They can be seen from May all the way until the end of August! With a breath-taking flight to the Preserve, you will then board a four-wheel-drive bus to find the spot where the brown bears dig for clams, sunbathe, fish for salmon, and play with their cubs!

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $995 per person

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Anchorage Extended Glacier & Wildlife Tour with Lakeside Landing

Fly over the great Alaskan expanse and see the natural wildlife that roams there. With a birds-eye view, you will be able to see the wilderness from the comfort of your own window seat and guided narration from your pilot. A photo stop landing on a remote wilderness lake is available in summer!

Duration: 2.25 hours

Price: $395 per person

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Anchorage Glacier & Wildlife Flightseeing Tour

Fly over the great Alaskan expanse and see the natural wildlife that roams there. With a birds-eye view, you will be able to see the wilderness from the comfort of your own window seat and guided narration from your pilot.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: $345 per person

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Anchorage Discover Denali Flightseeing Tour

Experience Denali's vast and untouched wilderness in one day via floatplane! This 3-hour excursion departing from Anchorage provides a tour around Denali and its amazing landscape. Photo stop lake landing is available in summer.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $495 per person

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Anchorage Flightseeing Tour via Floatplane

Experience the thrill of taking off from the water with this Anchorage floatplane excursion. Head towards either the lower ranges of the Chugach mountains or the valley across the Cook Inlet. This tour is perfect for a quick floatplane experience and an overview of the Greater Anchorage Area. Get a unique perspective of Anchorage from a window seat!

Duration: .5 hours

Price: $145 per person

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Anchorage Flightseeing and Guided Fishing Tour

From new fishermen to the most veteran, Alaska is the dream destination for jumping salmon and plentiful trout. After a scenic 30 minute flight to a crystal clear lake, your dream fishing trip has begun!

Duration: 12 hours

Price: $745 per person

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Anchorage Knik River Valley Half Day ATV Excursion

Looking for an Alaskan off-roading playground? The Knik River Valley is the place to go! This half-day ATV tour allows you to ride halfway to the Knik Glacier, catching glimpses of it in the distance (Alaskan weather permitting). Take winding forest trails, roll through silt dunes and splash through Jim Creek. Enjoy the views of towering mountains as they provide a gorgeous backdrop for your adventure.

Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Price: $245 per person

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Anchorage Dryland Dog Mushing

Join us for a full day trip from Anchorage to the beautiful Talkeetna area. First enjoy a scenic drive with views of North America's tallest peak, Mt. Denali (weather permitting). Savor a complimentary lunch from a local Talkeetna establishment. Learn all about mushing at five-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's homestead before taking off on a 6-mile expedition with your team of huskies!

Duration: 9.5 hours

Price: $349 per person

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Anchorage Denali Glacier Landing and Talkeetna Day Trip

Join us for a full-day tour from downtown Anchorage to quirky Talkeetna, known as the gateway to Denali National Park. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and free time to explore the town before your narrated hour-long bush plane tour of Denali. You'll even have the unforgettable experience of landing on the surface of a magnificent glacier.

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $575 per person

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Anchorage Scenic City Tour

Check out this lovely scenic tour of Anchorage, highlighted by stunning city views from atop the Chugach Mountains! Relax and enjoy this excursion while you travel through the ages to learn about the Anchorage area's storied past.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $59 per person

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Anchorage Talkeetna Day Trip

Take a scenic drive from Anchorage to the quaint town of Talkeetna, known as the gateway to Denali National Park. Guests will enjoy a complimentary lunch, then you'll have 3-4 hours to explore Talkeetna at your leisure.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.

Duration: 9.5 hours

Price: $249 per person

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Anchorage Wildlife Tour

We'll journey alongside the Turnagain Arm waterway as we travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This 200-acre habitat is home to many of Alaska's wild animal species including musk ox, bears, moose, and more!

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $125 per person

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Hatcher Pass Hike and History Tour

Climb aboard a small group tour for a fully guided Alaskan experience unlike any other! We'll head north from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway to Independence Mine State Park, where you'll experience some true Alaskan wonders with a short scenic hike and a gold panning lesson.

Duration: 5.5 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Anchorage Turnagain Turn Tour

The Seward Highway is classified as an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway, and for good reason! Experience scenic photo opportunities as you traverse the shoreline of the unforgettable Turnagain Arm.

You'll also take in incredible 360 degree views during the aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, then head to the Alaska Wildlife Conversation Center to see bears, musk oxen, moose, and more!

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $179 per person

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Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

The perfect way to travel from Whittier to Anchorage, featuring wildlife viewing at the Alaska Conservation Center, lunch in Girdwood, and wild and scenic overlooks along the way.

Duration: 6-6.5 hours

Price: $199 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Turn Tour

First you'll travel the stunning Seward Highway, considered an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway, along the shoreline of scenic Turnagain Arm! Then you'll head up Mt. Alyeska for 360-degree views in the aerial tram, and later you'll see the Portage Glacier up close on a scenic 1-hour cruise.

Get ready for a true Alaskan adventure on this full-day tour!

Duration: 8 hours

Price: $199 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Blue Kayak Adventure

The Iceberg Kayak tour at Spencer Glacier in the morning is the most serene and consistently magnificent time of day for a paddle. You will kayak around icebergs and even get up close to the Spencer Glacier terminus face. Hike onto the glacier moraine and get up close to the blue wall.

Duration: 12 hours

Price: $438 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Paddle Boarding

Enjoy this 3-4 hour adventure on the Knik Glacier Pools. Guests will be given a dry suit to wear while taking on an adventure in the freezing cold glacier water. You and your guide will participate in a few jumps into the glacial lake to make you feel as comfortable as possible with getting in and out of the water. This will help to understand the drysuit / Personal Flotation Device system in the event you lose your balance on the paddleboard in the lake, and you will feel prepared to get back on. Once you feel ready to take on your paddle, we will connect you to your leash and send you off into the lake for a serene paddle out and back to the end of the lake.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Price: $999 per person

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Anchorage Heli Packrafting

This tour will take you to a remote river between three different glaciers in the South Central Alaska region. After a scenic helicopter flight over the Knik Glacier, float down the Class 1 water and enjoy the mountainous views around you. Learn about the history and nature of the area from your experienced guide while paddling and looking for wildlife. This will be the highlight of your time in Alaska!

Duration: 6+ hours

Price: $999 per person

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Anchorage Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float

Get up close and personal to the icebergs on this mellow float perfect for all ages. Our experienced and professional guides will row you right up to beautiful picturesque icebergs offering stunning panoramic views of Spencer Glacier and surrounding mountains. This trip is one of the most scenic glacier river trips in Alaska!

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $300 per person

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Anchorage Bears, Trains, & Icebergs

Take a ride on the Glacier Discovery Train and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Then, enjoy a 2-hour float by icebergs on Spencer Glacier Lake and travel for 7 river miles down the Placer River Valley on the most scenic river trip in Alaska. You won't see more during an entire day than on this trip. Many of our guests tell us it was their best day in Alaska!

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $375 per person

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Anchorage Matanuska Glacier Walk Tour

Try a local favorite! The Matanuska Glacier is a frozen 27-mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley.

Duration: 9 hours

Price: $299 per person

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Anchorage Greenbelt Bike Tour

Take advantage of all that Alaska's largest city has to offer with this beautiful biking tour. You'll see unbelievable views all around as you pedal through 30 miles of greenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially majestic moose!

Duration: 5 hours

Price: $159 per person

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Anchorage Ebike Rental Turnagain Arm

Gear up and head out on your E-bike through an epic self-guided journey packed full of unique Alaskan scenery. From whale spotting in the silty water to Dall sheep up in the mountains, you'll have the opportunity to spot a vast array of wildlife. Spot the crashing bore tide wave and a few ambitious surfers. The bore tide wave of the Turnagain Arm is one of the largest in the world and has some of the most diverse surrounding geological features. Stop at some unique shops special to the area. These are just a few of the highlights that set this trail apart from many others making it an unforgettable experience.

Duration: 1-days

Price: $135 per person

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Anchorage Coastal Cruise Bike Tour

Take a leisurely bike ride through the Cook Inlet forested hills on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Learn about the history of Anchorage and the surrounding area. Keep your eyes open for chances to see Denali, moose, and other wildlife while gazing at the five mountain ranges that surround Anchorage.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier Half Day Turnagain Arm Tour

This is the perfect way to start your Alaska cruise. Visit the Alaska Conservation Center on your way to Whittier. Pick ups are available from the airport and the selected hotels in Anchorage. Enjoy the photo stops at Beluga Point and Portage Lake along the way.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Price: $60 per person

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Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Whittier with Scenic Tour

Your Alaskan adventure begins as you tour the scenic city of Anchorage and depart for Whittier. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have the opportunity to view and photograph Alaska's largest land animals. At Portage Glacier, view icebergs in the lake as well as hanging glaciers. You'll want to keep your camera handy!

Duration: 6-6.5 hours

Price: $199 per person

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Anchorage Deluxe City Trolley Tour

Come check out the highlights and experience Anchorage like a local. This 1.5-2 hour deluxe trolley tour will teach you about Alaska's largest city's rich history and natural beauty. Ride the trolley to 4+ stops throughout downtown Anchorage, including the Lake Hood small airplane airport. Visit iconic locations such as Ship Creek, Earthquake Park, and Point Wornzoff.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Price: $50 per person

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Anchorage City Trolley Tour

Hop on our enclosed heated trolley to explore Alaska's largest city. This historic and scenic 15-mile Anchorage trolley tour will take you to the cultural and historical sites of Anchorage. Relax while your Alaskan guide shares the heart and history of the town.

Duration: 1 hours

Price: $25 per person

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Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward with Scenic Tour

Travel from Anchorage in our comfy van while you experience Turnagain Arm, Girdwood, Alaska, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and Exit Glacier on your way to Seward!

Duration: 8 hours

Price: $259 per person

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Bus Transfer: Anchorage to Seward with Wildlife Tour

Start your cruise off right with this easy transfer from your hotel in Anchorage (or the airport) to the Seward Cruise Terminal. This tour includes a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see their resident animals and learn about local conservation efforts.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS.

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Price: $80 per person

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Train: Anchorage to Seward via Coastal Classic Train

Considered by many to be the most scenic rail route, the Coastal Classic is ideally suited for day trips from Anchorage to Seward. Discover for yourself why National Geographic Traveler ranked the Coastal Classic Train among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America.

Duration: 4.25 hours

Price: $119 per person

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Train: Anchorage to Denali National Park via Denali Star Train

Have you been asking, how do I get to Denali National Park? Your answer is this flagship train. The northbound Denali Star Train departs Anchorage for the 356-mile, 7.5-hour journey to Denali, with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna.

Duration: 7.5 hours

Price: $187 per person

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Train: Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali Star Train

Take the 356-mile, 12-hour journey to Fairbanks. There are stops along the way in Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park. Take in the beauty that Alaska offers and get your cameras ready for a chance to see the tallest mountain, Denali, that resides in North America.

Duration: 11.75 hours

Price: $269 per person

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Train: Anchorage to Whittier via Glacier Discovery Train

Scenic views and glaciers galore is what you can expect on this beautiful train ride from Anchorage to the port of Whittier. You'll have a photo stop at the famed Portage Glacier before arriving at your final destination of Whittier.

Duration: 2.25 hours

Price: $98 per person

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Anchorage 5 Night 'Just the Basics' Tour Package

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Experience 'Just the Basics' as the Denali Star train transports you between adventures along your 5-day journey. Some highlights include a visit to downtown Anchorage, the climbing base camp town of Talkeetna, and the freedom to explore Denali.

Duration: 5-days/5-nights

Price: $1,185 per person

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Anchorage 5 Night 'Taste of Alaska' Tour Package

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Experience the 'Taste of Alaska' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery and Denali Star trains transport you between adventures along your 5-day journey. Some highlights include a glacier & wildlife cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, a flight-seeing tour of Denali, and a Talkeetna jet boat tour.

Duration: 5-days/5-nights

Price: $1,965 per person

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Anchorage 6 Night Active Alaska Adventure Tour Package

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Experience the 'Active Alaska Adventure' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, and Denali Star trains to transport you between adventures along your 6-day journey. Some highlights include fly-in backcountry hiking in Denali National Park, rafting the Nenana River, traversing the Spencer Glacier, and zip-lining through a glacier-carved valley

Duration: 6-days/6-nights

Price: $2,805 per person

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Anchorage 7 Night Deluxe Alaska Sampler Tour Package

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Experience the 'Deluxe Alaska Sampler' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery and Denali Star trains to transport you between adventures along your 7-day journey. Some highlights include glacier and wildlife cruises through Kenai Fjords National Park, as well as a glacial float trip and a bus tour into the heart of Denali National Park.

Duration: 7-days/7-nights

Price: $2,839 per person

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Anchorage 10 Night Alaska by Daylight Tour Package

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Experience 'Alaska by Daylight' as the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery, and Denali Star trains to transport you between adventures along your 10-day journey. Some highlights include glacier and wildlife cruises through Kenai Fjords National Park and Prince William Sound, as well as a Riverboat Discovery tour in Fairbanks, a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park, and a Talkeetna Jetboat Safari.

Duration: 10-days/10-nights

Price: $3,405 per person

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Anchorage Eco Tour

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2023 SEASON**

This eco-tour takes guests through the boreal forest trails to learn about local plants and animal species and onto the Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery to take a closer look at the influences on the Alaskan ecosystem - all within the city limits of Anchorage! The ecological adventure continues onto the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge for guests to observe the birds and plant species along the Cook Inlet before their return journey complimented with delicious local snacks.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $125 per person

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Anchorage Glacier Trek & Iceberg Kayak

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2023 SEASON**

Paddle up to Spencer Glacier via raft/kayak and venture out onto the Glacier Ice for a Glacier Trek exploring moulins, blue pools, crevasses and more. Access to Spencer Glacier is always changing. We will explore as much of the glacier as possible and take you onto the ice as access allows. PLEASE NOTE - THIS TOUR OPERATES SATURDAY - WEDNESDAY ONLY.

Duration: 12 hours

Price: $529 per person

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Additional Port Info

Best Anchorage Tours & Excursions:

1. Anchorage Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

2. Knik Glacier Helicopter Tour

3. Anchorage City Trolley Tour

4. Anchorage Wildlife Tour at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

5. Turnagain Turn Tour

6. Mantuska Glacier Walk

7. Coastal Cruise Bike Tour

8.Anchorage Eco Tour 

9. Mountains & Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley Tour

10. Bike and Tram Girdwood Tour

In addition to everything you can see within and near Anchorage, some of the best train tours in Alaska on the Alaska Railroad depart from here. You can travel to Denali or Fairbanks via the Denali Star Train. You can also check out our guide for all the best things to do in Anchorage.

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Anchorage?

The best Anchorage tours are:

 

Can I see bears in Anchorage?

Yes! Anchorage is a great place to view bears and other wildlife. The top tours are:

 

What are the best Anchorage train routes?

The Alaska Railroad departs from Anchorage. The best Anchorage train routes are:

 

 

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