Yellow Denali Rail Tour – 4 Nights – Tour 94B
Yellow Anchorage / Denali / Fairbanks Rail Tour - 94B Itinerary
This 5-day/4-night tour is packed with unforgettable sights and adventures. Board luxury rail and venture north from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Enjoy scenic vistas and watch for wildlife as you travel. Upon arrival into Denali, transfer to your hotel and enjoy ample time to explore the area. Spend 2 enjoyable nights in the Denali area, get out and explore by taking an optional tour like river rafting or ATV'ing. 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. Later, re-board the train for an enjoyable trip to Fairbanks.
Included in your Tour:
- 1 night hotel accommodations in Anchorage
- 2 nights hotel accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance
- 1 night hotel accommodations in Fairbanks
- Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard our own luxury, glass-domed railcars from Anchorage to Denali
- Travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class railcar (picture window) from Denali to Fairbanks. Upgrade available.
- Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
- Ample time to explore Denali National Park
- Airport, hotel and rail transfers
Available at check-out:
Upgrade your rail experience from Denali to Fairbanks for $100 per person. The standard tour features Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class for this rail component of the tour. When you choose the upgrade, you will travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Goldstar service instead. Adventure Class railcars do not feature a dome and meals are available for purchase. Goldstar service is aboard Alaska Railroad’s domed railcars and dinner aboard the train is included.
With the standard option, rail travel from Anchorage to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Denali is aboard our own luxury, glass-domed rail service (meals not included, but available for purchase) and the upgrade option applies only to the portion of the trip from Denali to Fairbanks.
To learn more about Adventure Class, click here.
To learn more about Goldstar service, click here.
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Day 1: Anchorage
We'll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Anchorage hotel. Overnight in this charming city nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains. For your enjoyment, enjoy an optional flightseeing tour or an activity spotlighting nearby "must-see" attractions like Portage Glacier. Overnight Anchorage hotel.
Day 2: Anchorage – Denali
Enjoy an incomparable sightseeing experience aboard luxurious domed railcars. Take in the wide-open scenery as you travel through the Matanuska Valley, a farming region known for mammoth vegetables; past colorful towns like Wasilla, billed as the "Home of the Iditarod;" and along scenic rivers like the Susitna, which means "Mother River". By afternoon you arrive in Denali National Park. Here, you can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or a self-drive Jeep tour. Spend the night at a spacious Denali-area lodge. Overnight Denali-area hotel.
Day 3: Denali
Enjoy this additional day in Denali any way you choose. You can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or a self-drive Jeep tour. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort. Overnight Denali-area hotel. (D)
Day 4: Denali - Fairbanks
Wake up early for an optional scenic tour of Denali National Park like a sled dog kennel tour or an exciting optional heli-hiking, fly-fishing or golfing excursion. Later, climb aboard the Alaska Railroad and journey to Fairbanks. Enjoy dinner onboard and along the way, you’ll pass through tunnels, cross over massive engineering feats like the Mears Memorial Bridge, and see a variety of natural wonders from deep gorges and lowland marshes to dark seams of lignite coal. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, transfer to your hotel. Overnight Fairbanks hotel. (D)
Day 5: Fairbanks
Transfer to the airport where your vacation in Alaska is complete.