Alaska Rail Explorer | Travel the Coastal Classic and Denali Star

Holiday Duration: 8 Nights



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.

"The excursions were also perfect"

I would like to thank whoever put together the itinerary, chose the hotels and wrote the information for us to use en route. Everything was excellent! Each hotel was very good quality, but very different from the others. We saw such a variety of things. Our information led us to places we would never have found without it. The excursions were also perfect (canoeing, whale watching, sea kayaking), each of them very small businesses but with very friendly staff. Everything was very remote, which is what we expected, but we were so glad that we found it and were able to enjoy the essence of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Overall, we couldn't fault anything and we would be very keen to use your services again in the future.

Sue Garner - Travelled to Atlantic Canada

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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