Denali-Kenai Explorer – Tour 3KN

Denali-Kenai Explorer – Tour 3KN

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Denali - Kenai Explorer - 3KN Itinerary

Experience some of Alaska’s most spectacular destinations throughout this 7-day motor coach and rail tour with the perfect mix of urban sightseeing and wilderness exploration. Discover all that Anchorage has to offer, from superb dining and a vibrant art and culture scene to a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities before heading north to Denali National Park and Preserve. Immerse yourself in the solitude and uninterrupted beauty of the six-million-acre park on a guided tour.  Enjoy dinner and a show at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort featuring family-style dining and a spirited original musical about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. The second half of your Alaska adventure takes on another of the state’s picturesque highways as you travel along Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway south to the quaint port community of Seward and its magnificent views of Kenai Fjords National Park. Bring along a pair of binoculars for a once-in-a-lifetime whale and glacier-viewing cruise.


Included in your Tour:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Portage Glacier Cruise
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury, glass-domed railcar from Anchorage to Denali
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
  • Guided tour into Denali National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park Tour with Lunch
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage
  • Airport, hotel and rail transfers

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

Day 1: Anchorage

Overnight: Anchorage

We’ll transfer you from the airport to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Anchorage

Departs From: Anchorage
Arrives At: Anchorage

Explore Anchorage in the moring, then travel to Portage Lake for a glacier cruise aboard the mv Ptarmigan. You'll also stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a self-guided tour.  Return to Anchorage for the night. Overnight Anchorage hotel.

Day 3: Anchorage - Denali

Departs From: Anchorage, 9:15 AM (Train Departs Anchorage Depot)
Arrives At: Denali, 4:50 PM (Train Arrives Denali Depot)

Hop aboard a luxury glass-domed railcar for a leisurely ride to Denali in the interior region of Alaska. Once settled in the comfort of your hotel near the park entrance, the rest of the day is yours to explore the surrounding wilderness through one of many optional excursions offered around the park. ATV rides and guided hikes are a great way to explore the pristine outdoors. Overnight Denali-area hotel.

Day 4: Denali

Overnight: Denali

Spanning six million acres of rolling tundra-covered hills, low elevation taiga forests and glistening bodies of water, Denali National Park and Preserve is no average park. With the majestic Denali towering above, a tour through this scenic gem is Alaska’s own unique safari. Keep your eyes open and your camera near as you travel along the park road on board the Denali Park Tour bus. The park’s wildlife inhabitants include grizzly and black bears, moose, caribou, foxes, arctic ground squirrels, marmots, Dall sheep and bald eagles. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort. Overnight at a Denali-area hotel. (S, D)

Day 5: Denali - Seward

Departs From: Denali
Arrives At: Seward

This morning, travel by motor coach back to Southcentral Alaska, past Turnagain Arm and down through the Kenai Peninsula to the community of Seward. The route along the Seward Highway is a destination in and of itself and was named by the U.S. government an All-American Road thanks to the magnificent views of forested, snow-capped mountains, green slopes, canyon creeks and sparkling lakes that accompany your ride along the way. The town of Seward is no less impressive, nestled on the coast of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. During summer months, Seward’s harbor is the place to be; bustling with life and offering exciting adventures such as sea kayaking, salmon and halibut fishing charters and glacier cruises. Take a stroll down Fourth Avenue in downtown Seward and sample fudge, gelato or scrumptious baked goods at the eclectic shops and galleries along the way. Overnight at a Seward hotel.

Day 6: Seward - Anchorage

Departs From: Seward, 6:00 PM (Train Departs Seward Depot)
Arrives At: Anchorage, 10:15 PM (Train Arrives Anchorage Depot)

Explore Seward in the morning, then embark on your Kenai Fjords National Park cruise along the rugged Kenai Peninsula with lunch included. You'll cruise by glaciers and be on the lookout for a variety of marine wildlife. Later, travel via Alaska Railroad back to Anchorage for the night. Overnight Anchorage Hotel.  (L)

Day 7: Anchorage

On the final day of your trip, we will transfer you from your hotel to the airport before bidding you farewell.

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


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