This is a terrific land-only tour or create an incredible cruise tour program by adding this tour to a southbound cruise sailing. This upscale tour program aligns with certain southbound Princess (Saturday) or Holland (Sunday) sailings. Combining the best value in escorted touring with a commitment to the highest level of service, your guests will pay less and get more from a Premier Land Tour. Now select from any of our weekly departures of this top selling tour! Tour can be modified to include enhanced meal plan and align with a cruise sailing.To quickly check availability, please link: 2017 Availability!
ALASKA EXPLORER ESCORTED LAND TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1 - Monday
Fly into Fairbanks. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle and overnight in Fairbanks, the Heart of the Interior (or purchase meet/transfer service from Premier).
Day 2 - Tuesday
Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Travel back to the time when traditional riverboats plied the waterways of Alaska's interior during the late 1800's. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake.
Day 3 - Wednesday
Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing Mt. Denali, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champion Dog Kennel.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Day 4 - Thursday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and sheep. This tour is approximately eight hours and includes a snack box dinner and hot beverage. Open evening in Denali.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: B, S
Day 5 - Friday
Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning travel by motorcoach to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Denali or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on own to explore this quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Railcars.
Day 6 - Saturday
Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal and share tales from the road with your traveling companions.
Meals: B, D
Day 7 - Sunday
Your Alaska Explorer Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport (or purchase meet/transfer service from Premier.
Please note that tour may operate in a reverse format (Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks).
Primary Hotel Listing
As our Guaranteed Departures are very popular, it is necessary to have multiple hotels at each location. Our "Or Similar" disclaimer protects you the Agent from disappointed or confused guests should a hotel change occur last minute.
Primary Hotels by Destination are:
- Fairbanks - Rivers Edge Cottages or Similar
- Denali - Grizzly Bear or Similar
- Anchorage - Quality Suites or Similar
Hotels are confirmed at 30 days prior to the start of the tour and documents for tour are forwarded electronically at that time.
Included meals are noted on the tour itineraries and correspond to the following: