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Alaskan Adventure (Fall Foliage)

8 days with Cosmos   Rating: Budget

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Day 1 Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2 Fairbanks
Morning sightseeing features highlights of this historic city, a chance to learn about the community’s Gold Rush heritage, and visits the Alyeska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a cruise on the Nenana River, and visit a recreated ATHABASCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. Listen as the ship’s guides discuss the wildlife, history, geology, and customs of the region.
Day 3 Fairbanks–Denali National Park
Today we make our way from Fairbanks to DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. Stop in the town of Nenana, where they drove the golden spike in 1923 to signal the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own. Take advantage of the park service programs, along with optional activities that can be purchased.
Day 4 Denali National Park
A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions.
Day 5 Denali National Park–Anchorage
Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey, winding along the Susitna River to Anchorage. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car and, if the weather cooperates, you will have the opportunity to view Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, from the train.
Day 6 Anchorage
Today begins with city sightseeing in Anchorage. Visit the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM to see a quality display of artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. The afternoon is free to explore.
Day 7 Anchorage. Excursion to Seward
Travel this morning to Seward, “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,” on the Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Visit the ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER, a research facility offering an up-close encounter with marine wildlife from the Gulf of Alaska. Your afternoon is free to join some optional adventures such as a cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, where you travel up to the face of a glacier, or visit the kennels of the Seavey family, winners of the Iditarod Races from 2012-2015, and ride behind a dogsled team at Ididaride. If you choose to stay in Seward, enjoy lunch in the charming downtown area and enjoy a scenic walk along the coastal trail. This evening, return to Anchorage.
Day 8 Anchorage
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Anchorage International Airport are included.
All This Included
From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant—from bald eagles to Dall sheep—and this Alaska tour not only gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery and wildlife, it also gives you the opportunity to learn about Alaska’s history and the Alaska Native people. 

A highlight of this Alaska tour includes two nights spent in Denali National Park & Preserve, a six-million-acre park and home to North America’s highest mountain, Mount Denali. Here, free time gives you the chance to hike along the many wilderness trails or to take advantage of optional outings, such as a raft trip down the Nenana River or a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep, and more. Another highlight of this Alaska tour is a ride on the legendary Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage. You’ll be delighted by the stunning scenery seen through the wide windows and from the domed-roof car. It is nothing short of spectacular! 

In Fairbanks, Alaska’s second-largest city, cruise on the Nenana River aboard a sternwheeler riverboat and visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village, where you’ll learn how the Athabascans lived and survived in the harsh Alaska climate. In Anchorage, visit the Anchorage Museum to see artifacts from Alaska’s Native people. In Seward, one of Alaska’s most scenic towns, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, where you’ll get an up-close encounter with marine wildlife—such as seals and sea lions—from the Gulf of Alaska. 

On this Alaska tour designed for value-minded travelers, you’ll experience fun-filled activities and beautiful scenery. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
  • Journey on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • Sightseeing: In Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward; Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Sealife Center.
  • Scenic Highlights: Alyeska Pipeline, Nenana River, Denali National Park & Preserve, Susitna River, National Scenic Byway, Seward, and a recreated Athabascan Indian village.
Fairbanks: Bridgewater Hotel
Denali National Park: Denali Bluffs
Anchorage: Ramada Anchorage
  • Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska on our special fall foliage departures: August 7 to September 4 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. 
  • While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife 
  • Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information. 
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