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Bus Transfer: Whittier to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

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Excursion Overview

Travel from Whittier to Anchorage while enjoying wildlife viewing

Your adventure begins with a ride through the 2.5-mile Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest one-way train and vehicle tunnel in North America. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is located 50 miles southeast of Anchorage, near Portage Glacier, and connects the port city of Whittier on Prince William Sound to the Seward Highway and Southcentral Alaska.

First, we'll drive through Portage Valley, home to several hanging glaciers and beautiful alpine scenery. Depending on the season, we may be able to view salmon as they complete their lifecycle and spawn in one of the valley's rivers.

Then we'll visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which opened to the public in 1993 and has been providing up close and personal Alaska wildlife experiences ever since. It is located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm and the entrance to Portage Valley. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provides wildlife education and awareness, and care and rehabilitation for Alaska's wildlife. Get close, safely observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, and musk ox. Our guests also enjoy seeing small mammals like lynx, and stunning birds of prey, such as bald and golden eagles.

We'll visit the quaint town of Girdwood for a complimentary lunch. After lunch, get ready for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers and the farthest northern reaches of a temperate rainforest that stretches from here all the way south to Northern California. On select days our guests visit the Roundhouse Museum. This mountainside museum features a panoramic viewing deck for incredible views.

Next, we'll continue the scenic drive into Anchorage, along the Turnagain Arm, watching for wildlife and taking stops at scenic viewpoints. Upon arrival in Anchorage, between 2 pm and 3 pm, you'll be transferred to your hotel or the airport.

Drop-off Location Request: Please provide us with the name of the hotel you will be staying at in Anchorage. If you would like to be taken to the airport, please list the Airport as your location.

Note: for a round trip, add the Anchorage to Whittier bus or the Anchorage to Whittier train.

Things You Need to Know


  • Admission to the Mt. Aleyska Aeriel Tram
  • Admission to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Complimentary snacks/water


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book

Duration: 6-6.5 hours (Transfer from Whittier to Anchorage Hotel of Airport.)

  • 6~6.5 hours - Transfer Whittier to Anchorage with Scenic Tour

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. 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

Complimentary snacks and bottled glacier water are included on this tour.

Gratuities are not included. The suggested gratuity for our tour guides is 10 USD per guide.

Our tour vans are able to accommodate 1 full-size suitcase per person as well as 2 personal items. If you or your party is expected to have additional luggage, then please leave us a comment. We will contact and review your options.

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Lori S

On Jul 2022

Wonderful excursion!! Patty was wonderful. She taught us so much on the tour. We enjoyed evey part of the tour. We loved the AWCC. She went to each exhibit with us and shared so much about the animals and the Center. Lunch was amazing! Highly recommend this excursion.

Amanda C

On Jun 2019

Our guide Chad was wonderful. We had a great time in Anchorage.

Debbie R

On Sep 2018

Enjoyed the transfer & because we were a smaller group driver asked us what we'd like to stop & see & offered options.


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Duration: 6-6.5 hours

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Duration: 6-6.5 hours

Min of 2 Required to Book

Adult (12+): $199.00

Child (2-11): $159.00

Infant (Under 2): $0.00

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