Alaska by Car – Tour 1CC

Alaska by Car – Tour 1CC

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
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Alaska By Car - 1CC Itinerary

Explore Alaska from the comfort of your own rental car. This enticing 8-day Alaska tour is convenient and at your own leisure. Experience Alaska's two premier cities and visit two of the state's most popular national parks, Kenai Fjords and Denali.

Included in your Tour:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • 7-day car rental
  • Portage Glacier Cruise
  • Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise with lunch
  • Guided tour into Denali National Park
  • Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler Cruise with Lunch
  • Airport transfer to Anchorage hotel

Prices include a compact car.  During checkout you will have the ability to upgrade to a full-size car or a small SUV for an additional charge.

Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.

Day 1: Anchorage

Overnight: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and we’ll transfer you from the airport to your hotel and provide you with your copy of The Milepost. Overnight Anchorage hotel.

Day 2: Anchorage – Cooper Landing (100 miles)

Overnight: Cooper Landing

This morning, pick up your rental car at the downtown Avis. Then, journey south towards the charming town of Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula. But first make a stop for an included one-hour cruise aboard the mv Ptarmigan to the face of Portage Glacier. Continue along the Turnagain Arm and stop for the evening at your inviting lodge overlooking the Kenai River. Overnight Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Day 3: Cooper Landing - Seward (47 miles)

Overnight: Seward

Drive to Seward, nestled on the coast of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. Embark on a scenic glacier & wildlife cruise with the opportunity to view marine mammals.  Enjoy lunch on the go on this narrated tour through the mountains and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park. The crew will point out whales, seals, sea otters, porpoises and other colorful species of seabirds along the way. Don’t be surprised if the boat veers off course to witness the magic of a breeching humpback or killer whale. Halfway through the cruise, the boat will pull up to an active calving glacier. Be sure to dress warm and step out on the deck to hear the thunderous sound of ice crashing into the water! Back on shore, travel just a few miles to your destination for the evening. Overnight Seward hotel. (L)

Day 4: Seward - Talkeetna (240 miles)

Overnight: McKinley

Drive north to Talkeetna and explore the town that serves as a base camp for Denali climbers. Overnight at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, 50 miles north of Talkeetna in Denali State Park.

Day 5: Talkeetna - Denali (105 miles)

Overnight: Denali

Today, explore Denali’s south side or depart early for the drive to Denali National Park. Overnight Denali hotel.

Day 6: Denali

Overnight: Denali

Embark on a guided tour into Denali National Park for opportunities to see bears, caribou, moose, wolves and Dall sheep. The bus will pick you up at your hotel. Overnight Denali hotel. (S)

Day 7: Denali - Fairbanks (123 miles)

Overnight: Fairbanks

This morning, drive north to Fairbanks, Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Make your way to the Riverboat Landing for your lunch and cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard an authentic sternwheeler. Overnight Fairbanks hotel. (L)

Day 8: Fairbanks

This morning, drop your car at the airport Avis office at the conclusion of your tour.

Key for Meals Included:
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
S - Snack
D - Dinner

To view more availability on a similar itinerary, view the southbound Alaska by Car - Compact Car - Southbound (1CR), which operates in reverse from Fairbanks to Anchorage.


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