Alaska Rail Explorer | Travel the Coastal Classic and Denali Star

Holiday Duration: 8 Nights

"What a beautiful country!"

Enjoying last of many Canadian beers at Vancouver airport, we are so happy after a wonderful holiday! What a beautiful country!
We especially enjoyed Emerald Lake Lodge.
Thanks for your suggestions and arrangements on our behalf.

Mrs Barber - Travelled to British Columbia



This holiday is the best way to see Alaska by rail. Travel aboard the luxurious Alaska railroad in their glass-domed railcars for the best views of the Last Frontier and its wildlife on the way to Fairbanks.

You will be able to enjoy Alaska’s spectacular scenery as well as exploring the national parks and great rivers. There are two main routes covering Anchorage, Seward and Denali National Park where you can view Denali, North America’s tallest mountain.

You will travel in Goldstar where you will appreciate the carriages’ large wrap around windows and glass domed ceilings designed to maximise the stunning views. The dining areas are situated on the lower levels and the Dome cars also include an open air observation platform.

Alternatively, you can add an Alaska cruise, or rearrange the itinerary to combine rail and cruise. Our experts will advise on the best way to do this.

"We explored lots of that south coast"

We have just returned from our week in Nova Scotia and wanted to thank you for organising it all. Both hotels were excellent, the Halliburton was very well placed in the city and their restaurant is really excellent. The Hotel Atlantica's cottage was just what we wanted, by the sea and equipped with all we needed and quiet. We explored lots of that south coast with a quick trip to the north but more to see next time! Your printed driving instructions were a GREAT help, not something we have been given before and greatly appreciated them.

LD - Travelled to Nova Scotia

Itinerary (8 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer from the airport to your hotel. Spend the remainder of...

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Day 2

Anchorage to Seward

Board the train for a 4 hour trip to the seaside town of Seward on...

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Day 3

Seward to Anchorage

Enjoy a cruise into Kenai National Park and walk to Exit Glacier.  Re-board the train to...

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Day 4

Anchorage to Talkeetna

Today catch the train north to Talkeetna. The journey takes 3 hours and will give you great opportunities...

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Day 5

Heading north from Talkeetna today, the train passes over Hurricane Gulch and through Broad Pass before...

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Day 6

Take a bus tour into the National Park and catch a glimpse of its famous...

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Day 7


Fairbanks was founded in the early 1900s as a trading post serving gold traders and...

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Day 8

Board a faster mode of transport today as you travel from Fairbanks to Anchorage by...

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Day 9

Check out of your Anchorage hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back...

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