Alaska Discovery Road Trip with Alaska Railroad

8 Days / 7 Nights
Anchorage to Fairbanks or Fairbanks to Anchorage
Price fromUSD$2,878per person


This 8 day Alaska self drive tour combines road tripping the Kenai Peninsula with riding Alaska Railroad between Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks.

Highlights Include a Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise, Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park.

Don't forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, as you are likely to see moose, bears, whales, sea otter and bald eagles. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Anchorage to Seward | 239 km/149 mi | Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise
Day 2
Seward | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 5 Excursions
Option 1. Tonsina Point Resurrection Bay Kayaking Adventure
Option 2. Bear Lake Kayak | Canoe Trip
Option 3. Wilderness Dog Sled ride Tour
Option 4. Exit Glacier Hike
Option 5. Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise
Day 3
Seward to Homer | 270 km/168 mi
Day 4
Homer | Day at Leisure
Day 5
Homer to Anchorage | 355 km/221 mi
Day 6
Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance | Alaska Railroad
Day 7
Denali | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions
Option 1. Denali Highway Jeep Excursion | Self-Drive Guided 4x4 Excursion
Option 2. Tundra Wilderness Tour | Coach Tour
Option 3. Upgrade Option: Denali Summit Flightseeing | Small Aircraft
Option 4. Upgrade Option : Denali Glacier Landing | Helicopter
Day 8
Denali National Park Entrance to Fairbanks | Alaska Railroad


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We saw spectacular sights, met warm and friendly people, saw the Northern Lights, and made a lifetime of memories. We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance and recommendations along the way.

Nick Florida, United States

We had a fantastic time. Everything ran like clock work, the activities we did were extremely well organised, informative and above all fantastically enjoyable. We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills. To top everything off we saw the most amazing display of the Northern Lights, something I will never forget.......we certainly will be back.

Hazel Scotland

Excellent trip. Well planned out. We were able to get all our additional destinations accommodated.

Paul Williams Canada

Alaska by Design created a perfect itinerary for my clients. They returned with great memories and were extremely pleased with all aspects of their trip.

Michael Figueriedo Spain

Nothing was too much trouble for Jennifer or Karen when we were planning our holiday. They were able to tailor our trip to what we wanted. We have recommended Alaska Rail Vacations to our friends and they also had an amazing experience.

Anne Mathews Australia

They were a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and responded timely. Thank you!

Lori S Austin, TX

Alaska Rail Vacations were very helpful and had a quick turn around on price quotes. All my clients have enjoyed their trips thanks to the arrangements made by there amazing team

Tracey Los Angeles, CA

Excellent services!Our clients were extremely satisfied with the itinerary, hotels and tours you have offered.We will contact you again for our next clients.Thanks again for all!

Polona Australia

I enjoyed working with Alaska Rail Vacations, I was introduced to them by Debra Roberts and Karen did a great job for me with a couple of my reservations

Haleh M California, USA

The team at Alaska Rail Vacations never fail to off excellent service. Clients enjoyed a wonderful experience! Our go to company for Alaska

Tina M Los Angeles, CA

We are so grateful for the careful planning and ideal itinerary for our vacation. We had a complete portfolio of maps, places to visit, and reservations. We loved every hotel or mountain cabin we stayed in, the boat ride through the Seward fjords, the sternwheel ride in Fairbanks, the bush ride into Denali Park for a close enough encounter with a mama grizzly and her 2 cubs....and awesome scenery at every curve.

Wayne Michigan, United States

Alaska Discovery Road Trip with Alaska Railroad
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