June 23, 2022
Anchorage, Alaska Arrival
Today is the scheduled arrival day into Anchorage, Alaska. Alaskan Tour Guides is happy to assist with additional hotel reservations for those who wish to arrive earlier.
Arrival day is unguided. Meals and activities for this day are at your own expense. The hotel room and tax for this night is included in the tour rate.
Hotel: The Lakefront Anchorage, formerly Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage, offers modern, lodge-like accommodations on the shores of Lake Spenard and Lake Hood. Deluxe rooms feature one King or two Queen beds. This hotel offers complimentary 24/7 airport service and daily shuttle service to the downtown Anchorage area and the Alaska Railroad Depot.
June 24, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: Sled Dog Kennel tour and ride; Denali, Alaska
8:00 am meet and greet your Alaskan Tour guide in the hotel lobby, ready to begin your exciting adventure. Travel in a comfortable executive shuttle, and with an Alaska resident as your driver-guide. Benefit from local resident knowledge and first hand experiences. Your ATG guide provides genuine Alaskan hospitality, and concierge-level service so you have the best vacation possible.
Stop in Willow, the heart of mushing country, to tour Dream a Dream Kennels. Meet a veteran Iditarod musher, along with the huskies who make up this incredible team of athletes. You will also get a chance to meet the newest members of the team, cute puppies abound!
Then take a ride on a multi-seat All Terrain Vehicle, with the option of standing positions. These dog limos are the coolest and most realistic way to ride with a sled dog team in the summer months. This is great training for the dogs, and you’ll see how they love it! Another highlight of your Alaska land tour.
Continue the drive north to Denali National Park.
Hotel: Denali Bluffs Hotel newest rooms in Denali feature spacious river view rooms with two Queen or one King bed.
MEALS: none | DRIVE TIME: 4.5 hours
June 25, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: Denali National Park Shuttle
Denali National Park and Preserve, which is located in Interior Alaska, centers on Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The park encompasses more than 6 million acres, and provides visitors with the experience of a lifetime.
The Denali Park Road parallels the Alaska Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. It is the only road in the park. Along its route, beautiful landscapes can be seen at every turn, and views of Mt Denali – if weather permits. Wildlife can often be seen, though sightings are not guaranteed – they are, after all, wild animals roaming an unfenced land.
The turnaround point for your park experience will be at Mile 43 of the park road.
Spend your second night Denali Bluffs Hotel.
MEALS: none | DRIVE TIME: 15 minutes | PARK SHUTTLE: 5-6 hours – not all drive time
June 26, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska Railroad Goldstar – Denali to Talkeetna; Wasilla, Alaska
Board The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, GoldStar Service from Denali to Talkeetna. Enjoy first-class service aboard double-deck dome cars. Luxury rail travel has never been better. Reserved upper-level dome car seating, upper-level outdoor viewing deck, exclusive lower-level dining room, lunch and two adult beverages included. The train departs at 12:20 and your guide will meet you in Talkeetna with your luggage at 4:40 pm.
Depart for travel south to Wasilla, located in the heart of Matanuska Susitna Valley and the sixth largest town in Alaska.
Lake Lucille Inn guests enjoy beautiful mountain and lake views along with comfortable accommodations. A full hot breakfast buffet is provided each morning. Deluxe rooms feature a lake view.
MEALS: L | RAIL TIME: 4.25 hours | DRIVE TIME: 1.5 hours
June 27, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; Seward, Alaska
Hot breakfast provided by hotel.
Depart Anchorage to travel south along the Seward Highway. This National Scenic Byway passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The landscape varies from the muddy ocean waters of Turnagain Arm to the icy blue glaciers visible in the mountains above.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a non profit organization that cares for rescued wildlife. This is a must-do stop because it is a fantastic opportunity to photograph Alaska wildlife up close. Photograph moose, brown and black bear, wood bison, musk ox and many more rescued animals on this Alaska tour stop.
Hotel: The Gateway Hotel. Seward’s newest hotel with spacious and quiet rooms with either 2 queen beds or one king. Includes continental breakfast room. Easy walking distance to shops, dining, and convenient for a walk along the bay under the late evening sun.
MEALS: B | DRIVE TIME: 2.5 hours
June 28, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: Kenai Fjords Wildlife and Glacier Cruise
Hotel Breakfast room provided.
10:30 am check in for the 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park tour with lunch.
This 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise explores the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park. An experienced captain will fully narrate your journey and point out the spectacular sights, while providing information on the area’s wildlife, history, and geology.
You will spend time in front of a towering tidewater glacier to watch for calving, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and then crash into the water. Cruise around the islands and coves of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to thousands of nesting seabirds. Other possible wildlife sightings include bears, mountain goats, sea otters, seals, sea lions, porpoises, fish, and whales.
A deli style lunch or a vegetarian option is included.
Spend your second night at the The Gateway Hotel.
MEALS: B, L | DRIVE TIME: none | CRUISE TIME: 6 hours
June 29, 2022
HIGHLIGHTS: National Scenic Byway; Anchorage, Alaska
Hotel Breakfast room provided.
Free time in Seward to explore the town and harbor, or visit the Alaska Sealife Center (additional cost).
Travel day north returns along the Seward Highway allowing a second opportunity for magical views and potential wildlife sightings. There is also time to explore some other special points of interest.
3 pm arrival into Anchorage. Departing flights with a check in time of 3:30 or later are advised (recommend at least 2 hours between check-in and departure times).
City tours are dependent on time allowed and weather of the day. Options include visits to Earthquake Park, Ship Creek, and other downtown locations for shopping, dining or to add small attractions.
*Your Alaska tour concludes in Anchorage with pre-arranged drop off at the airport or hotel. Drop times are scheduled and no later than 7 pm.
MEALS: B | DRIVE TIME: 3.5 hours
ALASKA FAMILY TRIP PACKAGE: Each day lists the Drive Time: This is an estimate of your total road time that day. It does not count time to stop for meals, sights, activities and attractions. Every day is a full day. Some have longer travel but all are designed with time to get out of the vehicle and experience Alaska in a personal way.
ATG reserves the right to alter trip times to accommodate any potential changes or events that may occur at the time of travel. Road construction and other unknown events can alter travel time. Any changes will be made and relayed by your ATG guide at the time of travel to ensure that reserved activity times are met.
Meal Package – Meals are NOT included in the tour rate unless provided by lodging or activity as part of their services. Meals that are included are identified at the end of each day as B, L or D. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner