Blue Denali Rail Tour – 1 Night – Tour 71C
Blue Fairbanks / Denali / Anchorage Rail Tour - 71C Itinerary
Journey between the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges on an incomparable sightseeing experience from Fairbanks to Anchorage. This tour includes rail travel aboard luxury railcar to Denali National Park rail depot, transfer and baggage handling to and from Denali area lodge, overnight at the hotel and rail travel to Anchorage. For additional time in Denali, we suggest the two-night option Tour 72C
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 our own luxury, glass-domed railcar from Denali to Anchorage
- Travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class service (picture window) from Fairbanks to Denali (upgrade available).
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.
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: Fairbanks – Denali
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. 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 or a jet boat safari. For the perfect end to your day, check out Music of Denali Dinner Theater, complete with delicious BBQ dinner and entertaining show. Overnight Denali-area hotel.
Day 2: Denali – Anchorage
Enjoy a morning at leisure or purchase an optional Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. Later, re-board the train and journey between the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges on an incomparable sightseeing experience aboard luxury railcar. Take in the forests, mountains, rivers and valleys and cross the amazing engineering feat that appears at Hurricane Gulch where the train slows to 5 miles per hour to cross the trestle built over the creek 296 feet below—it’s a special thrill from out on the open-air viewing platform! Your vacation ends at the Anchorage railroad depot.