Grand Alaska Escorted Tour

Grand Alaska Escorted Tour

8 days - 7 nights



May 24-31
SGB $3431 | DBL $2536 | TPL $2281 | QUA $2151

May 31-Jun 07; Jun 28-Jul 05;
Jul 12-19; Jul 26-Aug 02;
Aug 09-16; Aug 23-30;
Sep 06-13
SGB $3599 | DBL $2648 | TPL $2362 | QUA $2226


Explore Alaska in an adventure starting from Anchorage, the state’s largest city. Journey to Valdez through stunning landscapes and the picturesque Prince William Sound. Continuing north, reach Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”, delving into gold rush history and enjoying a Chena River cruise. Proceed to Denali National Park for wilderness adventures and wildlife tours. Return to Anchorage via Talkeetna, marveling at scenic vistas before departure.


DAY 1 – Anchorage Arrival
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska) and overnight in downtown Anchorage.


DAY 2 – Anchorage – Valdez
Enjoy a local city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood, where 190+ float planes take off and land daily, Earthquake Park, to learn about the 1964 earthquake, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where you will have the chance to learn about the history and culture of Alaska. Later, travel south along the scenic Seward Highway to the port town of Whittier. Upon arrival in Whittier, board your marine vessel for a scenic journey through Prince William Sound to the town of Valdez. Enjoy the pristine waters as you look out for marine animals, glaciers, and towering mountains.
Overnight: Valdez
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 3 – Valdez – Fairbanks
Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; better known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S., and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
Overnight: Fairbanks
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 4 – Fairbanks
Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake.
Overnight: Fairbanks
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 5 – Fairbanks – Denali
Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to the award winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6 – Denali
Today, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wildlife Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated, allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spetacular region, and includes a snack on the bus.
Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: Breakfast Buffet and snack on tour


DAY 7 – Denali – Anchorage
Enjoy a morning of leisure for on own exploration. Later, you will be transferred to the Deanli Rail Depot, where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic transfer south to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Upon arrival in Talkeetna, board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to Anchorage. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your fellow travelers at an included closing night dinner.
Overnight: Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


DAY 8 – Anchorage Departure
Your Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska.)
Meals: Breakfast