Travel by Rail with Gray Line Alaska – All Aboard!
Traveling to Alaska can be the trip of a lifetime, and we take pride in helping our guests experience as much of the Last Frontier as possible during their Alaska vacation.
All aboard Gray Line Alaska’s Rail Tours! Take in the pristine Alaska wilderness from the comfort of a luxury rail car, which conveniently offers tours starting in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Taking visitors where the road cannot, the railroad track lies between the mountains of the breathtaking Alaska and Talkeetna ranges and journeys past rushing rivers and through the historic Matanuska Valley. Between Denali and Fairbanks, you’ll cross over the Mears Memorial Bridge and pass through deep gorges and lowland marshes. You’ll be treated to a knowledgeable tour guide pointing out all of the notable sights along the way while aboard your railcar.
If you’re looking to experience the best of Alaska, stopping in Denali National Park and Preserve is essential. The park encompasses an expansive six million acres — the size of the state of Massachusetts! Whether you have just one night or five days to spend on the train, you can find the perfect Gray Line luxury rail tour to take you into the park and to the foot of the tallest mountain in North America — Denali.
Whether on the front or back end of your rail trip, don’t forget to plan for some time in Anchorage and Fairbanks, which both offer their fair share of only-in-Alaska sights and activities.
Known as the Golden Heart City, Fairbanks earned its nickname from its role in the gold rush. You can relive the Alaska gold rush by adding the Discover the Gold & Riverboat Discovery Cruise Tour to your itinerary. When you arrive, you’ll board the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad and hear the conductor tell tales about the prospectors who arrived in Fairbanks by the thousands during the famed gold rush of the early 20th century. The tour isn’t complete until you board the Riverboat Discovery, an authentic sternwheeler on the Chena River. For dinner head to the Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre Revue, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat prime rib as well as fresh Alaska salmon and Bering Sea cod. Then cap off your evening at the Palace Theatre with a special rendition of Fairbanks’ history and folklore told through original songs and stories.
At the opposite end of the Railbelt from Fairbanks, Anchorage is a perfect mix of beautiful wilderness and modern excitement. In Anchorage, it’s commonplace to see a moose or bald eagle taking refuge in the middle of downtown. With Cook Inlet to one side and the Chugach Mountains to the other, stunning views are hard to avoid in Anchorage. The city is also prized as the state’s epicenter of fine dining and tasty microbrews; and many of these treats can be found within walking distance of the Westmark Anchorage Hotel, located right in the heart of downtown.
Please be advised that Gray Line Alaska rail tours book up quickly. Book now to take advantage of our web specials.
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