2016 Alaska Railroad Vacation Packages

Glaciers, Rail & Trails                             

9 Days/9 Nights, Available May 30 - August 29, 2016

Vacation Package Highlights:

  • Ride the Coastal Classic, Glacier Discovery and Denali Star Trains
  • Glacier & wildlife cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Glacial iceberg float trip
  • Backcountry stay in Denali National Park
  • Jetboat tour of National Wild River Park

Adventure Class: $3,665    GoldStar Service: $4,335

Book Now: 800.544.0552



Anchorage, Alaska

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Book an excursion, or explore shops, museums and restaurants at your leisure. Overnight in Anchorage.

Alyeska Hotel, Girdwood Alaska

Day 2

Depart on the Glacier Discovery Train for a full day adventure. Your first stop is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to bears, moose and more. Re-board the train to continue on to the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop, where you’ll disembark to raft amid glacial icebergs before enjoying an authentic Alaskan salmon bake in full view of Spencer Glacier. Ride the rail to Girdwood and overnight at the Hotel Alyeska. 

Day 3

Enjoy spectacular views of backcountry glaciers aboard the Coastal Classic Train to the charming port town of Seward. Travel by boat to your home for the evening: the island getaway of Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.   


Glacier Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park

Day 4

Watch for wildlife and glaciers aboard a day cruise of stunning Resurrection Bay. Upon your return to Seward, board the Coastal Classic Train for a late evening arrival into Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.


Denali Star Train, Alaska Railroad

Day 5

Travel to Denali National Park aboard the Denali Star Train. This scenic, full-day trip from Anchorage offers views of Denali along with wildlife and backcountry beauty. The late afternoon arrival at the Park leaves time for exploration. Overnight in Denali.

 Optional: add on a Denali excursion.

Denali National Park, Brown Bear

Day 6

Take advantage of the best wildlife viewing as you travel 92 miles into the farthest reaches of the Park on the restricted access Park road. Incredible wildlife sightings are common, including grizzly bears, moose, wolves, foxes, caribou, eagles and much more. Spend the night at Denali Backcountry Lodge.


Denali National Park

Day 7

This day is completely dedicated to enjoying the Denali backcountry, with options to hike, pan for gold, fish for grayling, mountain bike or just relax. Overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge.


Talkeetna, Alaska. Denali Star Train, Alaska Railroad

Day 8

After a hearty breakfast, guests return to the Denali Train depot for the short train trip to Talkeetna. This funky little village is known for its spectacular views of Denali. Arriving late in the afternoon, travelers can stretch their legs with a short guided hike, spotting wildlife and learning about old-growth forests. Overnight in Talkeetna.


Talkeetna Jetboat

Day 9

In Talkeetna, a jetboat ride takes you deep into the National Wild River Park of Devil's Gorge. Depart on the Denali Star Train for the final leg from Talkeetna to Anchorage, arriving in the evening. Overnight in Anchorage.


Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Package prices may vary from the published rates with hotel and tour selections. All prices are subject to change without notice. Cancellation policy for Glaciers, Rails & Trails: 59-35 days prior, 50% fee; 35 days or less, non-refundable. Please call for quote: 800.544.0552.