Spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife are the highlights of this rail journey through Alaska. Visit two of Alaska's most beautiful national parks on this six day trip; from the fjords, coastal landscapes and marine animals of Kenai Fjords National Park to the pristine wilderness, mountain peaks, bears, caribou and moose of Denali National Park.

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Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park to Fox Island

Spectacular rail journeys on the Alaska Railroad

Wildlife viewing in Denali National Park

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Day 1

Seward

Arrive in Seward and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Between Mount Marathon and Resurrection Bay, the scenic town is an embarkation point for cruises, rail journeys and road trips along the Seward Highway.

Day 2

Seward

Cruise through the beautiful fjords and stunning coastal landscapes of Kenai Fjords National Park. Look out for marine animals such as orcas and humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, and birdlife. Visit Aialik or Holgate Glacier before dinner on Fox Island within the national park.

Day 3

Seward - Anchorage

Choose an optional hike to Exit Glacier or a flightseeing tour to majestic Godwin Glacier for a dog-sled ride. This evening, board the Coastal Classic train and take in breathtaking views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains on the scenic journey to Anchorage. Keep an eye out for beluga whales and bald eagles as you travel along Turnagain Arm.

Day 4

Anchorage - Denali National Park

Board the Denali Star train for the beautiful journey north to the Denali National Park entrance. There are plenty of opportunities for photos as you travel. The afternoon is free for optional activities such as whitewater rafting.

Day 5

Denali National Park

Travel into the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park on a guided tour down the park road. Look out for wildlife such as bears, caribou and moose along the way.

Day 6

Denali National Park

Return to Anchorage on the scenic Denali Star train. Your rail journey concludes on arrival.

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