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Alaska Northern Lights / Semi-private

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9 days
2 cities
3nights

usAnchorage, United States

Among the northernmost cities on Earth, Anchorage is a place with big-city amenities: fine restaurants, museums, theaters, and an excellent music scene. Creating its backdrop are the salmon-rich waters of Cook Inlet and the 5,000-foot-plus peaks of Chugach State Park. Within a short drive from downtown are dozens of wilderness adventures, and a short plane ride opens up the possibility of almost any type of adventure. Anchorage’s residents embrace both the urban amenities and the wilderness beyond it. Urban and wild are Anchorage’s two defining elements; there is no need to choose one or the other since both are parts of life here. Anchorage is best known for the trails, wildlife, and glaciers, and is the state’s cultural soul as well. Public art fills the city with life-sized murals of bowhead whales and other Alaska marine life, a whole palette of galleries, showrooms, and artist workspaces. Anchorage is home to the state’s largest museum, as well as shops and restaurants, often serving double duty as gallery spaces. Brimming with fun pursuits and awe-inspiring views, Anchorage will undoubtedly leave you wanting to come back!...
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    Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage

    Welcome to Anchorage! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start your independent exploration.

    Day 2: Anchorage City Tour & Northern Lights Tour 

    Fuel on breakfast, as today you begin exploring awe-inspiring Alaska with a city tour of Anchorage. You will discover historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Then your guide will take you to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the Anchorage skyline's stunning view set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.  

    Following the city tour, as the sun sets, your driver will take you and the fellow travelers to a special northern light viewing location*. Prepare to witness the most incredible natural phenomenon in a warm shelter, with snacks, and hot drinks. You won't have to worry about a thing, as your professional Alaskan Aurora guide will make sure you feel comfortable and stay warm while learning all about this spectacular light show in the sky. Bring your camera with you!

    *Arranged only if the weather permits.

    Day 3: Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour 

    Have you ever walked on a thousand-year-old glacier? Well, today is your day. Set your alarm early for today, and don't miss it, as a long and exciting day of hiking in the great Alaskan outdoors is ahead.   

    Following breakfast, you will join a small-group tour and make your way to Alaska's largest glacier - Matanuska, and enjoy a full day of sightseeing and immersive activities. You will walk on the glacial ice, learn about the formation of this outstanding natural monument, spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.

    After the tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local cafe and return to your hotel.

    Day 4: Panoramic Train Ride to Fairbanks

    Following breakfast, you check out and meet the driver for your departure.  

    We hope you love train rides as much as we do, as around 8 in the morning you board the Denali Star train, taking you on one of the most scenic train rides in the world.

    Bringing a book or another way to occupy yourself might not even be needed as the views from the outside will keep you peeled to your big panoramic window.

    You will witness amazing sceneries during your 11-hour train ride from the comfort of your adventure class car. They include winding Indian, Susitna, and Knik Rivers, the expansive sight of Hurricane Gulch from the top of a 296-foot bridge (a view to remember), as well as the backdrop of the Chugach mountains. 

  • Included in your trip
    The Hotel Captain Cook
    4-star hotel
    The Hotel Captain Cook
    Deluxe Double
    Located in downtown Anchorage, this luxury hotel is 7 blocks from the Anchorage Museum. It features 4 restaurants, a conference center, 15 retail stores and spacious rooms with flat-screen cable TVs. Among the various dining options is the Crow’s Nest featuring fine dining French/American cuisine and a wide variety of wine. The Pantry café specializes in Alaskan dishes. Beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet are provided from each room at Captain Cook Hotel. Decorated with rich colors and carpeted floors, all rooms include free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator. Elderberry Park and Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center are both 7-minute walks from the hotel. Anchorage International Airport is 8.9 km away.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Anchorage City Tour
      Explore historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Here, you'll find a thriving urban salmon stream where downtown anglers often catch salmon on their lunch breaks. Then continue to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the Anchorage skyline's stunning view set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Your journey continues into Potter's Marsh and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife habitat home to many migratory birds in the summer. Also, you will see Chugach State Park and the stunning vistas of Flattop Mountain. Get a bird's eye view of the Municipality of Anchorage (which is larger than Rhode Island!) and views of Sleeping Lady, Denali, and the Alaska Range on clear days. As the tour comes to an end, you'll head back downtown, where your guide will point out the best restaurants, bars, gift shops, and art galleries before bidding farewell. A perfect introduction to the diverse area that is Anchorage! Discover historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Here, you'll find a thriving urban salmon stream where downtown anglers often catch salmon on their lunch breaks.
    • Matanuska Glacier Hike
      The Matanuska Glacier is the biggest one in the USA that can be reached by any vehicle. Take a chance to see stunning Ice Falls from up close, and don't forget your camera - an abundance of picture-perfect sites await you!
    • Anchorage Northern Lights Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Anchorage - Fairbanks
Adventure Class

Train Denali Star

Anchorage, United States
11 h 40 min
Fairbanks, United States
5nights

usFairbanks, United States

Set off to explore the authentic sights in Fairbanks and get ready to be bewitched by its charm! The city is one of the major Alaskan hubs, boasting an exceptional amalgam of scenic surroundings, hospitable locals, and magnificent wildlife. The city is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as numerous museums, such as the UAF Museum of the North and the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. In addition to unique museum exhibitions, the city displays its exceptional fauna as well, in such locations as the Running Reindeer Ranch, the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, and the Large Animal Research Station. Local flora is worth exploring as well, thus make sure to add the Chena River State Recreation Area to your Fairbanks itinerary or walk along the scenic Angel Rocks Trail. In addition to mind-boggling natural landscapes, Fairbanks boasts opportunities for Northern Lights hunting, as well as dog sledding, another popular activity in the area. The unique city provides all the necessary ingredients for an unforgettable getaway, from awe-inspiring views to fun outdoor pursuits, making Fairbanks a must-visit while in Alaska....
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    Day 4: Arrival in Fairbanks

    Welcome to Fairbanks! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or enjoy dinner in the city 

    Day 5: Denali National Park 

    Are you familiar with flightseeing activity? Let us introduce you to an exciting experience that is on the agenda for today.

    Together with fellow travelers, prepare to enjoy the world's most incredible mountain flight and explore the spectacular Alaska Range, take in the views of Denali National Park and Mt. Denali from the top. You might even see or meet climbers who prepare/return from their climbs. By the way, your two-hour flight includes an option to land on a glacier, worthy of considering.  

    Day 6: Fairbanks Tour & Aurora Ice Fishing 

    Another well-balanced sightseeing day awaits - a taste of urban city life and another chance to see northern lights.  

    Your day starts with a guided group excursion around Fairbanks. A local tour guide will take you to some of the must-see attractions in the city, including the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North. Besides, you also see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the world’s largest pipeline, and wrap up your tour at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole.

    The real fun is about to begin as your group experiences something new for the first time - Ice Fishing complimented by northern lights show in the sky. This experience will include not only a guide, fishing gear, and license, but also tasty fish snacks, as well as some hot beverages to keep you warm and cozy in the fishing hut.

    Day 7: Dogsledding & Chena's Hot Spring

    By this point in your tour, you would have already seen some of Alaska's best features - the incredible sceneries, northern lights show, majestic wildlife, and engaging cultures of the cities. However, there are a couple of essential Alaskan things left for you to experience - dog sledding and hot springs.  

    Thus, following breakfast, prepare for another incredible day in Alaska. Together with the rest of the group, you will enjoy a tranquil relaxation at the Chena Hotsprings and a memorable ride with a Sprint dog kennel afterward.

    Day 8: Arctic Circle Tour

    Today, we invite you to end your Alaskan exploration on a high, both literally and figuratively speaking.

    You and a group of travelers will board a plane and see the best of the Arctic Circle from above, with a few great stops along the way.  You will have a chance to see Trans Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, and the fascinating arctic tundra during the stops.

    Moreover, your professional guide will tell you all about life in remote Alaska and the Arctic environment.  After the adventure, you will receive a certificate and will be taken back to your hotel.

    Day 9: Departure

    After breakfast, you have a private transfer to the airport. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Alaskan vacation.

    We wish you a safe flight home and hope to see you again on one of our tours in the near future!

  • Included in your trip
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks
    3-star hotel
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks
    King Suite
    Overlooking the Chena River, the Fairbanks Springhill Suites offers an indoor pool, gym and an on-site restaurant in the heart of the city. SpringHill Suites Fairbanks features an indoor pool with separate children’s area. There is also a gym with cardiovascular equipment and a hot tub for guests’ relaxation. The on-site Lavelle's Bistro restaurant offers a diverse mix of cuisines in the evening. NorthStar Golf Club is 8 km from this SpringHill hotel and Fairbanks Ice Museum is just one block away. Free on-site parking is available.... show more
    1 room / 5 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Denali National Park
    • Arctic Circle Tour
    • Aurora Ice Fishing
      Northern Lights viewing and Ice Fishing, two winter activities in a combination you may only experience in Fairbanks! You certainly should not miss out on this very unique opportunity. Great Ice Fishing and Northern Lights viewing from our heated wooden huts. This special tour is ideal to add diversity to your Northern Lights viewing experience.
    • Chena’s Hot Springs and Dogsledding
    • Fairbanks City Highlight Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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