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

4-Day Fairbanks, Denali & Anchorage Land Tour
7-Day Sawyer Glacier Cruise from Seward
Starting From
$ 2,298 USD
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 - Southbound Cruise Tour

12-Day Denali by Rail Explorer - Southbound Cruise Tour

Day Land Tours and Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Day 1 Fairbanks --- ---
Fairbanks
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Fairbanks

Welcome to Fairbanks. Whether you're exploring Alaska's Golden Heart City or the wonderful amenities your hotel has to offer, get ready for an unforgettable journey in the days ahead fully escorted by a local Alaskan guide. Please note the standard hotel check-in time is 3:00pm. Guests who arrive earlier may have to wait to occupy their rooms. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Fairbanks

*The transfer from Airport to Hotel is included when arriving flight information is provided to Norwegian Cruise Line at least 10 days prior to tour start date. Transfer is offered only on the starting date of the tour. Guests who do not provide flight information within the guidelines forfeit this service. Unused transfers are nonrefundable.

Day 2 Fairbanks --- ---
Fairbanks
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Fairbanks

Your Norwegian Cruise Line Tour Director will greet you at your Fairbanks hotel this morning. Today, you'll 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 Iditarod 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 3 Fairbanks/Denali --- ---
Fairbanks/Denali
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Fairbanks/Denali

This morning, enjoy travelling along the rails of the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park with 360-degree views from your deluxe dome railcar seats. As you travel through the high tundra plateau into the gorgeous scenery of the Healy Gorge and Canyon, be watchful for wildlife during your rail journey. Full bar and meal service are available for purchase during your rail journey.

More than just the mountain, Denali National Park is six-million acres of wild land. After lunch on your own, 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 whilst looking out for the wild animals that roam freely and call this park home. Whilst 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.

8:15 am Deluxe Dome Rail, Fairbanks to Denali
12:30pm Lunch on your own
1:30pm (approx.) Tundra Wilderness Tour

Overnight: Denali

Day 4 Denali/Anchorage --- ---
Denali/Anchorage
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Denali/Anchorage

Your morning is open for optional activities in Denali. Later in the day, you'll take your second segment along the rails of the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna in a deluxe dome railcar. 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. Continue via motorcoach from Talkeetna to Anchorage.

12:30pm Deluxe Dome Rail, Denali to Talkeetna
5:00pm Depart for Anchorage via motorcoach
8:00pm Arrive in Anchorage

Overnight: Anchorage

Day 4 Seward, Alaska (EMBARK) --- 9:00 pm
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 amongst the pristine landscape. There's no shortage of enjoyable pastimes in Alaska's City of Seward.
Day 5 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 6 Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Icy Strait Point, Alaska
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Icy Strait Point, Alaska

The Icy Strait Point experience combines authentic regional culture with incredible natural beauty. Enjoy Tlingit dancing and art. Or get closer than you'd ever imagine to humpback whales and brown bears in the wild. Work up a wilderness hunger and satisfy it with fresh Dungeness crab. Take a cruise from Icy Strait Point and enjoy Alaska's awe-inspiring scenery and the many excursion options that Norwegian Cruise Line has to offer.
Day 7 Juneau, Alaska 7:00 am 1:15 pm
Juneau, Alaska
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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.

Cruise Sawyer Glacier --- ---
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Cruise Sawyer Glacier

Prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Travel through Tracy Arm Fjord and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Sawyer Glacier.
Day 8 Skagway, Alaska 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Skagway, Alaska
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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 9 Ketchikan, Alaska 1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Ketchikan, Alaska
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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 10 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 11 Vancouver, British Columbia (DISEMBARK) 8:00 am ---
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.

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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