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Alaska Explorer Escorted - tour 9816 (6 night)

Alaska Explorer Escorted - tour 9816 (6 night)

The Alaska Explorer Escorted Tour is a six-night, seven-day land tour featuring travel to Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Anchorage. Highlights include the Alaska Railroad, Denali Park Tundra Wilderness Tour, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and the Riverboat Discovery. A local guide will escort your group throughout the entire trip. Meals are included as indicated. Note all departures end on a Sunday so this trip is an excellent pre-cruise land tour for those passengers departing on a gulf of Alaska cruise with Holland America Line from Seward. Give us a call at 800-208-0200 if you have any questions or would like a no obligation quote, you can also use our online package request form.

Please note, this tour itinerary may operate in a reverse pattern.

Tour departs on the following Mondays:

  • May 13, 20
  • June 3, 17
  • July 1, 15, 29
  • August 12, 26
  • September 9

Alaska Explorer Escorted - tour 9816 (6 night)

Day 1

Fly into Fairbanks. Hotel courtesy transportation is provided to the hotel and overnight in Fairbanks, the Heart of the Interior.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, meet your local Alaskan tour director and learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a city sightseeing adventure of Fairbanks 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 the grand sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III which will transfer you back to the time when rivers were used as transportation. During the cruise, learn about Alaska Native culture on a tour of an Athabaskan Indian village, hear a professional racer discuss dog mushing, and see a bush pilot take off and land. This evening, take an optional trip to Pioneer Park and enjoy the famous salmon bake dinner. Overnight Fairbanks. Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Ride the motorcoach south along the Parks Highway to Denali National Park. Afternoon free at Denali Park to experience the many optional attractions in Denali including rafting, flightseeing, helicopter tours, hiking, Park Service programs or the Denali Dinner Theater. Overnight at Denali. Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness 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 spectacular region including a snack on the bus. Early May & September tours are shortened due to road conditions. Overnight at Denali. Meals: Breakfast, Snack Box

Day 5

Travel by motorcoach to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Denali or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on your own to explore the quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Railcars. Overnight in Anchorage. Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a brief tour of Anchorage, with a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal, and share tales of your journey with your traveling companions. Overnight in Anchorage. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Your Alaska Explorer Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the central cruise line meeting point in downtown Anchorage or to the airport for flight connections. Meals: Breakfast

More Information

We have 40 different guaranteed departures for escorted tours this season, many are just perfect for pre cruise land tours. See tours 9815, 9800, 9808 for additional information or check out our Alaska Escorted Tours page.


The price for this package ranges from $1,544 in the shoulder season to a peak season rate of $1,850 per person, based on double occupancy. Significant discounts are available for travel in May and September. Rates DO include tax and are subject to change without notice. Single, triple and quad rates are available on request.


To requests this package, or to receive a no obligation quote, please fill out a vacation package request form, click on the button below or give us a call at (800)208-0200.

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Payment and Cancellation Policy

A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. Within 45 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.


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