The Alaska Explorer Escorted Land Tour is a terrific land-only tour or create an incredible cruise tour program by adding this tour to a southbound cruise sailing. 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. 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 from Whittier or Seward.
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ALASKA EXPLORER ESCORTED LAND TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1 - Sunday
Fly into Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle and overnight in Fairbanks (or purchase meet/transfer service from Premier).
Day 2 - Monday
Breakfast will be included this morning. 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. overnight Fairbanks.
Day 3 - Tuesday
Breakfast will be included this morning. 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 an 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.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Day 4 - Wednesday
Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for unique insight into the animals as well as the flora and fauna of this spectacular region. A snack is included on board. There will be time for an optional tour today. Overnight Denali National Park.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Snack
Day 5 - Thursday
Breakfast will be included this morning. Later, you will be transferred to the Denali Rail Depot where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a a scenic transfer for a scenic transfer south to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to Anchorage. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your fellow travelers at an included closing dinner.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Friday
Breakfast will be included this morning. 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 - SpringHill Suites University Lake, 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 itinerary.