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Escorted Denali by Rail Explorer - South Alaska Cruisetour

Cruisetour Itinerary Description
Escorted Denali By Rail South Alaska Cruisetour features a 5 NIGHT LAND TOUR (before the cruise) includes 2 night Fairbanks, 1 night Denali, 1 night Anchorage and 1 night Seward. You will enjoy a Gold Dredge No 8 Tour, Fairbanks City Tour, 2 days on the Alaska Railroad Deluxe Dome Railcar, Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park, Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's Kennel Visit, Alaska Zoo Tour and 1 day on the Grandview Cruisetrain.
Cruisetour Itinerary Detail Information
Detailed Itinerary
This land tour needs to be accompanied by one of the following cruise itineraries
This itinerary starts BEFORE the accompanying cruise itinerary.
Day 1: Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks. Whether you're exploring Alaska's Golden Heart City or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead fully escorted by a local Alaskan guide. Please note the standard hotel check-in time is 3:00pm. Guests who arrive earlier may have to wait to occupy their rooms. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight: Fairbanks
Day 2: Fairbanks
Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you at your Fairbanks hotel this morning. Today, you'll enjoy a visit to the historic Gold Dredge #8 where you will get the chance to do some panning just like the early pioneers of Alaska. Afterwards, board your deluxe motorcoach for a city tour of Fairbanks before stopping in historic downtown for lunch on your own. This afternoon, learn about the Alaska state sport of dog mushing with an included stop at a local Iditarod sled dog kennel. You'll be amazed to learn about this fascinating sport, the musher, the dogs, and even get to hold a future champion puppy in your arms. After this authentic visit, we won't be surprised if you are ready to run "The Last Great Race" yourself. Open evening to explore Fairbanks or take an optional tour. Overnight: Fairbanks
Day 3: Fairbanks to Denali
This morning, enjoy traveling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As you travel through the high tundra plateau into the gorgeous scenery of the Healy Gorge and Canyon, be watchful for wildlife during your rail journey. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey. More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. After lunch on your own, your tour will take you into this pristine region of Alaska on the only road into and out of the park. Along the way, enjoy a fully narrated ride learning about the flora and fauna of the area while looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. While in this beautiful area, set aside time to experience the solitude and tranquility that vast wilderness can provide. During your Tundra Wilderness Tour, you will travel 53 miles into Denali National Park, enjoying the incredible scenery and some of the best opportunities to see wildlife in its natural setting. A light snack is included on the tour. Tour duration is approximately 7 hours. Upon arrival in Alaska, your Tour Director will advise you of your tour time. Overnight: Denali
Day 4: Denali to Anchorage
Your morning is open for optional activities in Denali. Later in the day, you'll take your second segment along the rails of the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna in a deluxe dome railcar. As the gorgeous scenery of Alaska rolls past, be watchful for wildlife, as well as glimpses of Mt McKinley, or, as local Alaskans call it, "The Great One." Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey. Continue via motorcoach from Talkeetna to Anchorage. Overnight: Anchorage
Day 5: Anchorage to Seward
This morning, visit the Alaska Zoo to see some of Alaska's indigenous animals such as musk ox, wolves, bears, and caribou. Early this afternoon, board Norwegian Cruise Line's exclusively chartered Grandview Cruisetrain for the journey from Anchorage to Seward in a single-level glass-domed railcar. During the journey, take in the sprawling views of Alaska's picturesque glaciers. Upon arrival in Seward, board Norwegian Sun for your 7-day Sawyer Glacier cruise.
 
Accompanying Itinerary Information
7 Nights Anchorage to Vancouver
Total Package Duration: 7 Nights(Total of 11 Nights)
Ship(Ratings): Norwegian Sun()
Embarkation:Anchorage (Seward), AK
Disembarkation:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Description:7 night Sawyer Glacier cruise featuring Anchorage, Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, Ketchikan, Inside Passage and Vancouver
 
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