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Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage Cultural Exploration

Excursion Overview

Immerse yourself in Alaska's rich heritage!

Embark on a 5-hour tour from Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal to Anchorage, traveling via the scenic Seward Highway and Portage Pass. Your driver will share the history of Turnagain Arm, Portage Pass, and Whittier—from Indigenous settlement to English exploration and the gold rush, uncovering the origins of Whittier along the way.

Dedicated to preserving and showcasing Alaska’s Native traditions, languages, and art, enjoy a two hour self-guided stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Dive into 10,000 years of culture through vibrant art, mesmerizing dance performances, intriguing exhibits, and hands-on activities that bring history to life. It's more than a tour—it's an unforgettable exploration of Alaska's past and present!

Your local guides will utilize a 50-passenger motorcoach or 15-passenger transit van based on the group's size. If you are flying out of Anchorage on the day of the tour your flight has to be after 4:00 pm.

Drop-off service is available for the following:

- Anchorage International Airport
- Midtown Anchorage
- Downtown Anchorage

Things You Need to Know


  • Transportation from Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal to Anchorage Airport, Midtown and Downtown Anchorage
  • Admission to Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Live tour narration


  • Drop-off is only available at the Anchorage International Airport, Midtown Anchorage, and Downtown Anchorage.
  • All ages are welcome! Children 2 and under who will sit on your lap are free.
  • Guests should be capable of either stepping up into the transit van or climbing four steps to enter and exit the motorcoach. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is available for guests to explore at their own pace.

Duration: 5 hours (Transfer from Whittier to Anchorage)

  • 1.5-1.75 hours - Pick up at Whittier cruise ship terminal and scenic drive to the Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • 2 hours - Self-guided tour of Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • 1.25 hours - Continued transit to Anchorage International Airport and drop-off at Midtown and Downtown Anchorage

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets inside the Whittier Cruise Terminal. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests should be capable of either stepping up into the transit van or climbing four steps to enter and exit the motorcoach. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can go ahead and make your reservation and contact us later to update your pick up location. That way you'll secure your spot before the date fills up. Please update our team at least a week in advance.

No, we do not have any luggage limitations.

The motorcoach holds up to 50 passengers and the transit-van can accommodate up to 15 guests.

There are bathrooms at the cruise terminal and at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Also, the driver can always make an unscheduled stop if there is an urgent need.

Car seats are not provided for this tour. Renting a car seat or bringing your own would be the best option.


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Duration: 5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 5 hours

Adult (18+): $79.00

Child (3-17): $69.00

Infant (Under 3): $0.00

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