Visit Must-See Destinations

Featuring the most popular destinations in Southcentral Alaska, you will see the best Alaska has to offer on this 8-day private tour.

As you board the Alaska Railroad traveling south to Seward, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Turnagain Arm and majestic mountain ridges. Explore the Kenai Fjords National Park by water to view glaciers, sea lions, puffins, and whales. Journey into the interior of Alaska, where the scenery changes from the lush forests in Girdwood to carved, braided rivers and vast tundra in Denali National Park.

Suggested Route

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Arrive Anchorage

Meet your private driver/guide upon arrival at the Anchorage International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage
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Anchorage to Girdwood

Travel south by private vehicle along the scenic Seward Highway – graced by stunning coastal and mountain views. Watch for moose, bears, and Dall sheep.
Overnight Girdwood
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Kenai Fjords National Park

Travel by private vehicle to Seward. Board a small cruiser and sail through Kenai Fjords National Park. Scout for sea otters, sea lions, and whales and experience a tidewater glacier up-close. Return to Girdwood by rail along Alaska's most scenic rail segment.
Overnight Girdwood

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Girdwood to Talkeetna

Journey north past Anchorage and through the Matanuska-Susitna river Valley – an important agricultural area for the state.
Overnight Talkeetna
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Talkeetna to Kantishna / Denali National Park

From Talkeetna travel by private vehicle to the Denali Park Entrance. Meet the lodge shuttle for the scenic journey through Denali National Park to Kantishna. Along the way watch for caribou, moose, grizzly bears, and Dall sheep. With luck you will also have views of mighty Denali – North America’s tallest peak.
Overnight Denali National Park

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Kantishna / Denali National Park

Spend the day exploring Alaska's most famous National Park. Choose from a variety of activities including various guided hikes, mountain biking, gold panning, or catch-and-release fishing.
Overnight Denali National Park
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Kantishna to Anchorage

Return to the Denali Park Entrance by lodge shuttle, then continue to Anchorage by deluxe dome rail. Transfer to hotel by private vehicle upon arrival in Anchorage.
Overnight Anchorage
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Depart Anchorage

A private transfer to the Anchorage International Airport is included.
Map of Alaska Highlights itinerary showing highway and rail routes

Make It Your Own

  • Add a day excursion from Anchorage for bear viewing.
  • Upgrade your Kenai Fjords visit to a private charter.
  • Add a visit to an Iditarod musher’s kennel.
  • Extend your visit inside Denali National Park.
  • Return from Kantishna to Denali Park Entrance by bush plane.

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

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