Denali Explorer

7-Day land tour from Fairbanks to Anchorage featuring Alaska's best experiences and sights

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THE GOLDEN HEART CITY, DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

Spend 7 days experiencing the highlights of Alaska’s best – dog mushing, mountains, history, Alaska Railroad, Alaska’s land and marine wildlife all await. This tour has the best of the best and is suitable for all ages and mobility levels. There is something for everyone and is specifically designed for multigenerational travel adventures.

  • Fairbanks history through Riverboat Discovery, Trail Breaker Kennel and Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum experiences
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities in Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Luxury transportation service onboard Alaska Railroad with GoldStar service
  • Travel 2,300 feet high in Alyeska Aeriel Tram
  • Itinerary geared towards multigenerational and family travel experiences

Included land highlights:

Fairbanks City Tour
Riverboat Discovery
Trail Breaker Kennel Experience
Salmon Bake
Palace Theatre
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
“Pick Your Adventure” day in Denali National Park
Alaska Railroad GoldStar Service
Kenai Fjords National Park
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alyeska Aeriel Tram
Anchorage Museum

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Accommodations:

2 Nights – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks
1 Night – Denali Bluffs Hotel, Denali
2 Nights – Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
1 Night – Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward

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Active Rating:

MEETS MOST MOBILITY LEVELS
Guests must be able to board motorcoach with 4-5 stairs

Included Meals:

17
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on full tour days, plus arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 40

Itinerary

Day 1FAIRBANKS

Welcome to Fairbanks and Alaska’s Golden Heart City, located in the center of Alaska. After a warm welcome from the team at John Hall’s Alaska, transfer to the hotel accommodations for the next two evenings.

Dinner 

Day 2FAIRBANKS

Begin the day with a Welcome Breakfast with fellow traveling companions, followed by the historic Riverboat Discovery cruising on the Chena River. Visit Trail Breaker Kennel – home to the late four-time Iditarod Champion Susan Butcher – for an exclusive look at the Iditarod mushing lifestyle and what it takes to be successful. You will have plenty of time to see the puppies! Stop at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum before an evening at the Alaska Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3DENALI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at a Fairbanks favorite, board the luxury motorcoach to travel to Denali National Park. Spend time at the Denali Visitor Center before traveling 42 miles into one of Alaska’s highlights, Denali National Park. Dinner this evening is at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4ANCHORAGE

Spend the morning with a “Pick Your Adventure” activity to enhance the time in Denali National Park, choosing between rafting, ATV, Zipline or a helicopter experience. Following lunch, travel to Anchorage via motorcoach for an evening at the historic downtown Hotel Captain Cook.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5KENAI PENINSULA & SEWARD

Early this morning, depart for the Anchorage train depot for what is said to be the most beautiful train ride in Alaska. Witness Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm from the Alaska Railroad GoldStar glass-domed cars on the 4.5 hour journey to Seward. Join your vessel for a 6-hour cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, keeping an eye open for a variety of wildlife. After a busy day, retire to the Seward Windsong Lodge with dinner at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6ANCHORAGE

Relax this morning enjoying the serenity of the property before starting the journey back to Anchorage. En route, stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Travel over 2300 feet vertically on the Alyeska Aeriel Tram and enjoy lunch overlooking Turnagain Arm before returning to Anchorage for one more evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 7FLY HOME

Following breakfast, transfer to the Anchorage International Airport to catch a departure flight from Anchorage, Alaska.

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing IncludesAccommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land and airport transfers; activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s signature windbreaker.

June 13, 2025
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June 13 – June 19, 2025

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July 4, 2025
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July 4 – July 10, 2025

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July 25, 2025
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July 25 – July 31, 2025

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August 15, 2025
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August 15 – August 21, 2025

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2025 Tour Savings

Booking Discount
Book by December 31, 2024 and SAVE:
SAVE $500 per person on your John Hall’s Alaska land tour departing May-September 2025.
SAVE $800 per person when you book a 2025 John Hall’s Alaska land tour + a Southeast Alaska experience.

Group Discount
Applies to first 2 individuals in each room:
SAVE $50 per person – book 2-3 rooms
SAVE $100 per person – book 4-7 rooms
SAVE $150 per person – book 8-11 rooms
SAVE $200 per person – book 12+ rooms

Check Discount
SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash. $500 per person tour deposits may still be made by credit card.

How To Reserve This Tour

A deposit of $500.00 USD per person is required within ten days of booking your reservation. Deposits are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to departure.

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks are acceptable forms of deposit payment. To confirm your space by credit card, please contact our office: 800.325.2270. Alaska Specialists are available for tour bookings 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arranging Your Flights

This tour begins in Fairbanks, Alaska, and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Flights are recommended to arrive before 9pm on Day 1; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 7, flights may depart Anchorage after 8am. Transportation will be provided to and from the airport. We highly recommend guests consider arriving into Alaska a day early.

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