Anchorage - Fairbanks - Denali National Park - Talkeetna
August 25 - September 2, 2021
Join us for an 8 day land tour of beautiful Alaska. See wildlife from moose, caribou, and sheep to wolves and brown bears. Experience the Fall Foliage of the state plus a visit to the annual Alaska State Fair.
Motor coach to the Pittsburgh airport and flights to Anchorage - a city with so much to offer. Welcome dinner upon arrival before overnight stay at The Lakefront Hotel.
Travel to Valdez and sail aboard the Stan Stephens family vessels - an escorted adventure into stunning Columbia Bay, where crystal blue icebergs tower over you. Keep your cameras ready for photos of whales, sea otters, harbor seals, eagles, and other birds.
Tonight your home will be Valdez, the “Little Switzerland” of Alaska.
Continue to Fairbanks - your home for the next two nights. Begin with a journey aboard the Riverboat Discovery for a three hour narrated tour along the Chena waterways. Make a stop in an authentic Athabascan village where you will learn about the Alaska Natives’ ability to live off the land and cope with the extremes of Mother Nature. Visit Trail Breaker Kennels where you will enjoy an exclusive, educational Iditarod show and luncheon. Dine with an Alaska Salmon Bake followed by the Palace Theatre Saloon show this evening.
All Aboard the Alaska Railroad for a trip from Fairbanks to Denali. Upon arrival, get ready for adventure! Hop back on the motor coach for a trip to the entrance of Denali National Park. Board a sightseeing bus which will take you 92.5 miles deep into the National Park. During the 5 hour ride, keep your eyes open and cameras ready to capture moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, brown bears and of course Mt. Denali. Before you reach the destination of Kantishna, you will pass by the reflective waters of Wonder Lake.
Wake up to true nature this morning. This wilderness setting is what so many dream of when they visit Denali and Alaska each year. You are one of the lucky few who actually get to go face to face with Mother Nature. Enjoy a day of relaxation or spend your day hiking, mountain biking, or gold panning.
Optional flightseeing tour of Mt. Denali is available.
Travel out of Denali to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Dinner this evening at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, your accommodations for the evening.
Head back to Anchorage for a visit to the annual Alaska State Fair featuring record-setting giant vegetables, beautiful flower gardens, concerts, plus Alaskan and Alaska Native culture. Motor coach to the airport before overnight flights home.
Includes: Round trip motor coach and flights, 8 nights hotel, listed tours, ALL meals and ALL gratuities,
plus and Alaska jacket.
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