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6 Day Highlights of Alaska

6 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Anchorage
Welcome to Alaska! Arrive in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, where most of the population resides; upon arrival transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get familiar with this thriving city located between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of the Cook Inlet. The downtown area in Anchorage has grown into a prosperous and vibrant center with a world-class museum and plenty of gift shops, galleries, and restaurants. Stop to see the bronze statue of Captain Cook at Resolution Park dedicated to his exploration of Cook Inlet in 1778 or, visit the monument to President Eisenhower commemorating Alaska’s admission to the Union in 1959.

DAY 2, Monday - Alaska Zoo, Travel to Talkeetna
This morning, take an orientation tour of Anchorage. Continue to the Alaska Zoo. Home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals, the Alaska Zoo specializes in the education, research, wildlife conservation, and animal rehabilitation. The zoo has a wide variety of animals native to the state of Alaska, including Dall Sheep, Brown Bears, and Caribou. Meet with your fellow travelers and continue to quaint Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Denali. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and briefing by your tour manager. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3, Tuesday - Travel to Denali
Early morning transfer to Denali National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy time at leisure to explore Denali National Park. (
Breakfast)

DAY 4, Wednesday - Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park, Travel to Fairbanks
Awake in Denali National Park, a vast region of unspoiled beauty, home to awe-inspiring Denali, the highest peak in North America. Today’s Tundra Wilderness tour takes you through the National Park, and if the weather is clear, you'll see Denali. During the early part of the trip, keep a sharp lookout for the most impressive animal in the park - the Alaskan moose, largest in the world, weighing up to 1600 pounds. As you travel over mountain passes, the highest points offer expansive views of the Alaska Range on the horizon. While glaciers cover one-sixth of the park, the sub-arctic wilderness also supports over 650 species of colorful flowering plants. After, continue to the railway station to board the Deluxe Dome rail for the journey to Fairbanks. (
Breakfast)

DAY 5, Thursday - City Tour of Fairbanks, Cruise on the Chena & Tanana Rivers
This morning, enjoy an orientation tour including the 48-inch wide trans-Alaska oil pipeline that traverses nearly 800 miles of frozen tundra, forests, rivers and rugged mountain ranges. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler that takes you into the heart of Alaska along the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Experience the area's history and beauty first-hand with a guided walking tour of an Athabascan Indian village. This evening, a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and newfound friends. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 6, Friday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (
Breakfast)
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All This Included
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 7 meals: 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Hotel porterage
  • Rail service from Denali National Park to Fairbanks
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Highlights
  • Visit the Alaska Zoo providing refuge for orphaned animals
  • Enjoy a magnificent day in Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Board the Deluxe Dome service, for a scenic journey from Denali National Park to Fairbanks
  • In Fairbanks, view the trans-Alaska oil pipeline that traverses nearly 800 miles
  • Cruise on an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler along the Chena and Tanana Rivers
Accommodations
Anchorage: Hilton Hotel Anchorage
Talkeetna: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Denali National Park: Denali Park Village
Fairbanks: Bear Lodge
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
  • This is a moderately active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect up to four hours of walking every touring day. A few early wake-ups are necessary to cover the territory. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs and steps. The altitude in the national parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Flights to Anchorage may arrive very late (red eye).
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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