6 Day Alaska with Northern Lights

6 Day Alaska with Northern Lights

Starting at $1,399


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

  • Flights Seattle-Fairbanks, Anchorage-Seattle
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Fairbanks
    • 1 night Healy (Denali)
    • 2 nights Anchorage
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Rail service from Denali National Park to Talkeetna
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
 

Special Features

  • Search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)*, among the most spectacular phenomena on earth
  • Take a city tour of Fairbanks, the “Golden Heart City”
  • Travel on the world-famous Alaska Railroad
  • A chance to view majestic Denali, the tallest mountain in North America
  • Visit the town of Nenana, home of the Nenana Ice Classic
  • Board a scenic tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska with amazing views of the Cook Inlet
  • Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to learn about Alaskan wildlife

*Northern Lights tour is subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Fairbanks
Arrive in Fairbanks, known as the Golden Heart City, and transfer independently to the hotel. This evening, embark on your quest for the Northern Lights* (Aurora Borealis) viewing and enjoy a warm non-alcoholic beverage *Departure from the hotel for Aurora viewing is at 9:30pm. For those arriving later, direct transfer from the airport to aurora viewing will be arranged. Overnight: Fairbanks

DAY 2, Monday - Highlights of Fairbanks, Morris Thompson Center, Welcome Evening
Today, take a city tour of Fairbanks including a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, featuring exhibits about Alaska's people, wildlife and landscapes. Continue to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Viewpoint to get a close-up look at this engineering marvel. Afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and Drink before you head out for another chance to search the skies for the Northern Lights at a different location Overnight: Fairbanks Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Nenana, Denali National Park, Healy
Embark on a scenic drive south to Denali National Park. En route, visit the town of Nenana, home of the Nenana Ice Classic! Upon arrival into Denali, tour the Murie Science and Learning Center which acts as the Denali Visitor’s Center in the wintertime. Watch the National Park Film, “Heartbeats of Denali”, hear from a local ranger about the park, and even have a chance to snowshoe! Overnight: Healy (Denali) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Wednesday - Talkeetna, Anchorage
This morning, transfer to Denali Depot. Board the world-famous Alaska Railroad for your scenic journey south to the community of Talkeetna, believed to be the inspiration for the fictional community of Cicely in the TV show “Northern Exposure”. Afterward, travel by bus to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Keep an eye out for views of majestic Denali, weather permitting. Upon arrival in Anchorage, transfer to your hotel Overnight: Anchorage Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Anchorage, Mt. Alyeska
Begin the day with a city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood, where over 190 floatplanes takeoff and land daily. Continue to Earthquake Park and learn about the 1964 earthquake. Afterward, travel along the scenic Seward Highway and stop for a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center* where you will have a chance to see Alaska’s wildlife up-close. Travel to the resort town of Girdwood, nestled at the base of Mt. Alyeska. Take a scenic tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska and marvel at the stunning views of Cook Inlet. Return to Anchorage in the early evening. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner and share wonderful memories of your adventure in Alaska *Due to seasonal closures, the visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center may be substituted with the Alaska Zoo Overnight: Anchorage Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast