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Alaska Northern Lights / Semi-private

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2 cities
9 days, 8 nights
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Day 1 Anchorage

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.

Breakfast included
Hotel Captain Cook
Hotel Captain Cook
939 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, US, 99501
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 King Bed
33 m²
Breakfast not included
More amenities
Day 2 Anchorage

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.

Anchorage City Tour
Anchorage City Tour
Anchorage Northern Lights Tour
Anchorage Northern Lights Tour
Day 3 Anchorage

 

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.

8h
Matanuska Glacier Hike Group Tour
Matanuska Glacier Hike Group Tour
Day 4 Anchorage

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. 

Hotel Captain Cook
Address
939 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, US, 99501
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Departure
11 h 19 min
Arrival

Description for connection

Weekend Service
Northbound Saturdays / Southbound Sundays
September 18, 2021 - May 8, 2022

Midweek Service
Northbound, Tuesdays: February 15 & 22; March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2022
Southbound, Wednesdays: February 16 & 23; March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2022
Northbound, Thursdays: March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022
Southbound, Fridays: March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2022

Due to the nature of flagstop service, times may vary.

Day 4 Fairbanks

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 

Breakfast included
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
813 Noble St, Fairbanks, Alaska, US, 99701
King Bed Room
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 5 Fairbanks

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.  

Denali National Park
Denali National Park
Day 6 Fairbanks

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.

5h
Fairbanks City Tour
Fairbanks City Tour
7h
Aurora Ice Fishing
Aurora Ice Fishing
Day 7 Fairbanks

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.

Chena’s Hot Springs and Dogsledding
Chena’s Hot Springs and Dogsledding
Day 8 Fairbanks

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.

Arctic Circle Tour
Arctic Circle Tour
Day 9 Fairbanks

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!

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
Address
813 Noble St, Fairbanks, Alaska, US, 99701
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
In-depth exploration of best landmarks
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

As you prepare for your travels, we proudly highlight our 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. Below are reviews from travelers who have enjoyed our award-winning service. Thank you for choosing us—your extraordinary journey awaits!
4.9 / 5
Excellent
962 Reviews
This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
The guides they work with are top-notch.
We had a “trip of a lifetime,” thanks to them.
I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
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3 nights
usFairbanks
5 nights
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