Yellow Denali Rail Tour – 4 Nights – Tour 94C
Yellow Fairbanks / Denali / Anchorage Rail Tour - 94C Itinerary
This 5-day/4-night tour is packed with unforgettable sights and adventures. Board a luxury railcar and journey south from Fairbanks to Denali National Park. Upon arrival into Denali, transfer to your hotel and enjoy ample time to explore the area. The following day, enjoy a morning at leisure or take 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 a luxury railcar at the Denali National Park rail depot and continue south to Anchorage. Experience scenic vistas and watch for wildlife as you travel.
Included in your Tour:
- 1 night hotel accommodations in Fairbanks
- 2 nights hotel accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance
- 1 night hotel accommodations in Anchorage
- Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury, glass-domed railcar (Denaili to Anchorage)
- Travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class service from Fairbanks to Denali (no dome; dome available for upgrade)
- Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
- Ample time to explore Denali National Park
- Airport, hotel and rail transfers
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Available during check-out:
Upgrade your rail experience from Fairbanks to Denali 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 breakfast aboard the train is included.
With the standard option, rail travel from Denali to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Anchorage is aboard our own luxury, glass-domed rail service (meals not included, but available for purchase) and the upgrade applies only to the portion of the trip from Fairbanks to Denali.
To learn more about Adventure Class, click here.
To learn more about Goldstar service, click here.
Day 1: Fairbanks
We'll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Fairbanks hotel. Explore the Golden Heart City by experiencing an optional excursion like Chena Hot Springs or the Alaska Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre. Overnight Fairbanks hotel.
Day 2: Fairbanks – Denali
Board the historic Alaska Railroad this morning en route to Denali National Park and enjoy breakfast onboard as you travel. Pass by the University of Alaska and the gold mining town of Ester before crossing the Mears Memorial Bridge to the town of Nenana, site of the famed Nenana Ice Classic. Also on the route are coal fields, and the beautiful Nenana River Canyon. By afternoon, arrive at Denali National Park where you’ll transfer to your comfortable accommodations. Here, you can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or a jet boat safari. Overnight Denali-area hotel. (B)
Day 3: Denali
Enjoy this additional day in Denali any way you choose. Journey into Denali National Park on an optional Tundra Wilderness tour, your best chance of seeing wildlife in Alaska! Also, keep an eye out for the elusive "Great One". Or, 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 - Anchorage
Wake up early for an optional scenic tour of Denali National Park like a horse-drawn covered wagon tour or an exciting optional heli-hiking, fly-fishing or golfing excursion. Later, board luxury rail and journey in comfort and style back to Anchorage. Overnight Anchorage hotel.
Day 5: Anchorage
Extend your dream Alaska vacation with a variety of exciting Gray Line travel opportunities, or wrap up your tour here. We’ll take you from your hotel to the airport and bid you a fond farewell.