Blue Denali Rail Tour – 1 Night – Tour 71B
Blue Anchorage / Denali / Fairbanks Rail Tour - 71B Itinerary
This tour is the best choice for the traveler short on time and departing Anchorage and ending their vacation in Fairbanks. Tour includes rail travel aboard luxury railcar to Denali National Park rail depot, transfer and baggage handling to and from a Denali area hotel, overnight at the hotel and rail travel to the Fairbanks rail depot. For additional time in Denali, we suggest the two-night option Tour 72B
Included in your Tour:
- 1 night hotel accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance
- Rail and hotel transfers in Denali National Park
- Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury railcar
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, click here.
Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.
Anchorage and Fairbanks accommodations and travel to and from the Anchorage and Fairbanks railroad depot are not included.
Day 1: 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. Spend the night at a spacious Denali-area lodge. Overnight Denali-area hotel.
Day 2: Denali – Fairbanks
Take time this morning for a stop at the Denali Visitor Center where you can hike, hop a shuttle to the park’s sled dog kennel or view an award-winning film. Or for a thrilling adventure, try white-water rafting through the dramatic cliffs of the Nenana River Canyon. Later, board Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class* service for your trip north to Fairbanks. 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. Your journey ends upon arrival at the Fairbanks rail depot.
*Upgrade to Alaska Railroad's GoldStar service available.