Glacier Views and Dog Sled Tales

A private touring program that provides a relaxing addition to your cruise as well as some of Alaska’s favorite activities.

Begin your private tour in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest metropolis before journeying into the fertile Matanuska-Susitna River Valley. Known for record breaking produce and bordered by three mountain ranges the ‘Valley’ is the perfect place to spend a relaxing start or end to your cruise. Learn about Alaska’s official sport with a private visit to a dog kennel. Enjoy a flightseeing tour of Knik River Valley and Lake George before landing on a glacier. Explore the ice formations, see the melt pools, and learn how crevasses start. Your journey finishes with a leisurely morning before traveling to Whittier or Seward prior to boarding your departing cruise ship.

Suggested Route


Arrive Anchorage

Receive a personal greeting upon arrival, followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage

Iditarod Kennel Visit

Travel into the lush Matanuska-Susitna River Valley with your private driver. Stop at the home of Iditarod champion Martin Buser for a private visit and learn about his team and running the Iditarod. Settle into your accommodations this evening overlooking the Knik River Valley.
Overnight Knik

Helicopter Glacier Flightseeing

Board your helicopter before being whisked away over alpine meadows, above the timberline. Look for bears and endless wildflowers. Land on Knik Glacier, extending into the Chugach Mountains, and with an experienced guide explore the glacier formations. Return to the lodge for a restful afternoon or speak to your private driver/guide about additional sightseeing.
Overnight Knik

Knik to Seward or Whittier

Enjoy a leisurely morning before departing by private vehicle to your cruise ship terminal. 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 showing the route between Anchorage and Seward.

Make It Your Own

  • Fly from Anchorage to the lodge on a private helicopter flightseeing tour
  • For an active experience add rafting down the Matanuska River
  • Extend your helicopter tour and include a dog sled ride across a glacier
  • Enjoy a tram ride and lunch en route to your cruise ship

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

Customize this Itinerary