All About Alaska

Featuring the most popular destinations, you will see the best Alaska has to offer on this 7-day pre-cruise private tour.

Begin your private tour in Fairbanks, the largest city in interior Alaska. Travel to Denali National Park for wildlife viewing and a glimpse of mighty Denali. Continue south on the iconic Alaska Railroad to Talkeetna, a quaint community and the jumping off point for climbers wishing to summit Denali. Travel through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and stop for a night in Anchorage, the largest metropolis in Alaska. Your journey finishes with a leisurely day making your way to Seward or Whittier prior to boarding your departing cruise ship.

Suggested Route


Arrive Fairbanks

Meet your private driver/guide and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Fairbanks

Fairbanks to Kantishna / Denali National Park

Drive south to the Denali National Park Entrance to board your lodge shuttle for the scenic journey into the heart of the park. Enjoy a late dinner as your lodge hosts tell you about tomorrow’s adventure.
Overnight Denali National Park

Kantishna / Denali National Park

Spend the day in the majestic shadow of Denali. Activity choices include guides hikes for all abilities, mountain biking, or gold panning.
Overnight Denali National Park

Kantishna to Talkeetna

Return to the park entrance via lodge shuttle in time to board the iconic Alaska Railroad for passage to Talkeetna. Experience breathtaking views as the train passes through the rugged Alaska Range.
Overnight Talkeetna

Talkeetna to Anchorage

Journey south to Anchorage through the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley, where you will stop to meet an Iditarod musher. Arrive in Anchorage this evening.
Overnight Anchorage


Take a day excursion by float plane for the chance to see Alaskan brown bears in the wild.
Overnight Anchorage

Anchorage to Seward or Whittier

Journey south along the scenic Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway- graced by stunning coastal and mountain views. Watch for moose, bears, and Dall sheep. Arrive at the cruise ship terminal in time for your departing cruise.

NOTE: Itinerary can operate in reverse as a post-cruise land program

A map detailing the most popular southcentral destinations in Alaska.

Make It Your Own

  • Take a Denali Flightseeing Tour while in Talkeetna
  • Return from the lodge to the Denali Park Entrance by plane
  • Extend your stay inside Denali National Park
  • Add a helicopter flightseeing tour and land on a glacier
  • Travel to a remote wilderness lodge from Talkeetna

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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