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12-Day Denali by Rail Explorer - Northbound Cruise Tour
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12-Day Denali by Rail Explorer - Northbound Cruise Tour

5-Day Fairbanks, Denali & Anchorage Land Tour
7-Day Glacier Bay Cruise from Vancouver
Starting From
$ 3,553 AUD
Avg Per Person
Ship Norwegian Jewel

For train buffs seeking a Denali and Fairbanks experience, relaxing travel days and three segments on the rails of Alaska Railroad.

Unique to this tour:

  • Three Deluxe Dome Railcar segments on the rails of Alaska Railroad
  • Gold panning at historic Gold Dredge #8
  • Brief city tour of Fairbanks
  • Visit an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher's kennel for a private tour
  • Explore Denali with a 7-hour Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Indigenous animal viewing at Alaska Zoo
  • So much more...

Special Benefits To Norwegian Cruise Tours:

  • All tours are fully escorted by local Alaskan guides
  • {[#12]}- and {[#14]}-day Cruise Tours include a visit with an Iditarod Sled Dog Musher
  • Guaranteed animal sightings
  • All tours feature travel on the rails of Alaska Railroad

*Hotel is subject to change.

12-Day Denali by Rail Explorer - Northbound Cruise Tour

12-Day Denali by Rail Explorer - Northbound Cruise Tour

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Day 0 Vancouver, British Columbia (EMBARK) --- 4:00 pm
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don't miss Queen Elizabeth Park - a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.
Day 1 Cruise Inside Passage --- ---
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Cruise Inside Passage

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage.
Day 2 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 4:00 pm
Ketchikan, Alaska
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    7:00 am
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    4:00 pm

Ketchikan, Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means "spread wings of the eagle." Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.
Day 3 Juneau, Alaska 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Juneau, Alaska
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    11:00 am
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    9:00 pm

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.

Day 4 Skagway, Alaska 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Skagway, Alaska
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    8:00 am
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    8:00 pm

Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travellers come in search of other riches - to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.
Day 5 Cruise Glacier Bay --- ---
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Cruise Glacier Bay

Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. Take an Alaska cruise to experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Day 6 Cruise Hubbard Glacier --- ---
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Cruise Hubbard Glacier

Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska.
Day 7 Seward, Alaska (DISEMBARK) 5:00 am ---
Seward, Alaska
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Seward, Alaska

Best known for its beautiful parks and mountain scenery, Seward, Alaska is not to be missed. There is nearly an endless variety of outdoor activities to enjoy in Seward, from mountain biking and climbing, to rafting, sea kayaking, and dog-sledding, and even skiing, fishing or white water rafting. Explore scenic hiking trails or have a picnic among the pristine landscape. There's no shortage of enjoyable pastimes in Alaska's City of Seward.
Day 7 Seward/Anchorage --- ---
Seward/Anchorage
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Seward/Anchorage

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you in Seward upon debarkation of Norwegian Jewel for your fully escorted tour. Board Norwegian Cruise Line's exclusively chartered Grandview Cruisetrain for the journey from Seward to Anchorage in a single-level glass-domed railcar. During the journey, take in the sprawling views of Alaska's picturesque glaciers. Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and water with many walking trails available for you to explore. Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage and time on your own for lunch at one of the many local restaurants. After lunch, visit the Alaska Zoo to see some of Alaska's indigenous animals such as musk ox, wolves, bears, and caribou. During the extended daylight in the summer months, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy evening activities to suit your personal style.

6:00am Disembark Ship
6:50am Cruisetrain Departs
12:00pm Anchorage City Tour and lunch on your own
2:30pm Alaska Zoo
5:00pm Arrive at Anchorage Hotel

Overnight: Anchorage

Day 8 Anchorage/Denali --- ---
Anchorage/Denali
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Anchorage/Denali

Today you'll ride along the rails fo the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali, with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. 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. Open evening for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flightseeing, hiking, or one of the park service programmes.

8:00am Depart for Talkeetna via motorcoach
11:20am Deluxe Dome Rail, Talkeetna to Denali
4:00pm Arrive at Denali Hotel

Overnight: Denali

Day 9 Denali/Fairbanks --- ---
Denali/Fairbanks
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Denali/Fairbanks

More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. This morning, 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.

Following your park tour, you'll take your third segment along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks in a deluxe dome railcar. As the gorgeous scenery of the Healy Gorge and Canyon rolls into the high tundra plateau, be watchful for wildlife. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

AM Tundra Wilderness Tour
4:00pm Deluxe Dome Rail, Denali to Fairbanks
8:00pm Arrive in Fairbanks

Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 10 Fairbanks --- ---
Fairbanks
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Fairbanks

This morning, 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 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.

9:30am Gold Dredge #8
12:00pm Fairbanks City Tour and lunch on your own
2:30pm Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel Visit
(Afternoon time subject to change)
5:30pm Arrive at hotel

Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 11 Return Home From Fairbanks --- ---
Return Home From Fairbanks
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Return Home From Fairbanks

Transfer to the Fairbanks International Airport for your flight home. The transfer between the hotel and airport is included in the tour.

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
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