ANCHORAGE, DENALI NATIONAL PARK & SEWARD
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore “The Last Frontier”! Your journey begins in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and continues north as you travel deep into tundra wilderness of Denali National Park. You’ll also travel through the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park where you’ll explore glaciers and meet wildlife face to face. From seals and sea otters to whales and walrus, you’ll get up close and personal with the native flora and fauna on this Alaskan Adventure!
U.S. travelers are welcome to visit Alaska with certain entry requirements including:
- All travelers to Alaska should submit an Alaska Safe Travels form through the Alaska Safe Travels App
- All travelers to Alaska should arrive with proof of a qualifying negative molecular-based (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test
This information is subject to change. Please see the most up-to-date entry requirements for Alaska here.
For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours requires all travelers to provide a negative, viral COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure, documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider, or proof of full vaccination before departure.
Note: Guides and drivers for this tour will be vaccinated. Both smarTours and local sightseeing spots require guests to wear masks while on the bus and during sightseeing visits.
Itinerary Changes: Due to COVID-19, the Alaska Railroad has made a schedule change for their summer season impacting the Talkeetna to Denali section of the itinerary. smarTours has arranged for the following changes:
- Day 3 | Travel by vehicle from Anchorage to Denali, with an Iditarod and Farm visit along the way. Overnight in Denali this evening.
- Day 4 | Tour Denali Park, and overnight in Denali this evening.
- Day 5 | Enjoy the morning at leisure. Later, travel from Denali to Talkeenta by rail. After arrival in Talkeetna, travel by vehicle to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage instead of Seward tonight.
- Day 6 | Depart Anchorage and arrive in Seward for the Kenai Fjords Cruise. Overnight in Seward this evening.
- 2 nights in Anchorage
- 2 nights in Denali National Park
- 2 nights in Seward
- 1 night in Anchorage
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- Porterage (1 bag per person)
- 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional Tour Director
Arrive in Anchorage
Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Upon arrival into Anchorage you will be welcomed by your local Tour Director at the hotel.
Hilton Anchorage or similar
This morning, you’ll enjoy a city tour of Anchorage, featuring the historic downtown area as well as the Anchorage Museum, a world-class museum which seeks to preserve, exhibit, and interpret the art and history of Alaska. You’ll also have time in the afternoon to explore Anchorage on your own. You may also consider the unparalleled experience of flying over a glacier on a floater plane! Tonight, you’ll join the other smarTours travelers and your Tour Guide for a special welcome dinner.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Anchorage/Denali National Park
Today you will travel north to Denali National Park. En route, you’ll enjoy a visit to Iditarod Headquarters, where you will learn about the “Last Great Race”, the official state sport of Alaska and learn about the canine athletes who compete in it. Next, you’ll continue to Talkeetna, where you will board the spectacular deluxe dome rail for your journey north to Denali National Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy the Park at your leisure.
Denali Park Village or similar | Breakfast
Denali National Park
Travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This seven to eight hour journey is narrated and offers insight into the animals as well as the flora and fauna of this unique region. You’ll also have free time for optional tours, such as rafting, flightseeing, hiking, a visit to a local dog musher and much more.
Denali National Park/Seward
This morning, you will head south towards the coastal community of Seward where you’ll enjoy lunch at a local farm in the Matanuska Susitna Valley and learn about the farming history in this area of Alaska. You will then continue south along the scenic Seward Highway as you journey to your final destination of Seward.
Gateway Hotel or similar | Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will travel through the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park on a 6-hour glacier and wildlife cruise. You will explore the face of a glacier and keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales, walrus, bears, eagles, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise.
| Breakfast, Lunch
On your journey back to Anchorage, you’ll enjoy a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you will see Alaska’s wildlife up close. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your traveling companions at a farewell dinner.
Hilton Anchorage or similar | Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, you will begin your journey home filled with lasting memories and, we hope, some new friends.
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
May 19 ’21 & Sep. 8 ’21 Departures: Single room supplement is $799
Jun. – Aug. ’21 Departures: Single room supplement is $999
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Optional tours can be booked direct with your tour director in-destination and are subject to availability. Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may, therefore, be cancelled if this minimum is not met.
Explore Knik Glacier/Wildlife Flightseeing Tour
- From approx. $305 - $360 Per Person
Fly over a Glacier! Take a Knik Glacier tour and experience a glacier and wildlife adventure. Soar over towering Knik Glacier – the centerpiece of Lake George National Natural Landmark. At 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, Knik Glacier is one of Southcentral Alaska’s biggest and most spectacular glaciers and towers above Knik River Valley – an area rich in vegetation, fish and Alaska wildlife. Add a landing at a lakeside inn for refreshments.
Rates: $305 per adult (1 1/2 hours), $360 per adult (2 1/4 hours with lake stop)
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and steam room. Plus, the lobby features an extensive collection of Alaskan art.
500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Denali Park Village
- Denali, Alaska
Our lodge and cozy cabins are located in the heart of Alaska’s magnificent interior, with awe-inspiring views of some of the most pristine geography on earth.
Mile Post 231 George Parks Highway, Denali, AK 99755
- Seward, Alaska
The Seward Gateway Hotel is a brand new hotel in the scenic harbor town of Seward, Alaska. Conveniently located between the Seward harbor and downtown, the Gateway Hotel is the ideal basecamp for visitors looking to explore Kenai Fjords National Park.
1115 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
Airfare is not included on this tour. Upon independent arrival in the destination, please make your own way to the hotel.
REAL ID ACT
Beginning October 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Click here for more information.
Before you depart, we’ll send you detailed tour information including directions, meeting times, routes, places of interest, recommendations, and more. We look forward to being your trusted guide on this remarkable journey.
Please make sure you arrive in Anchorage by the afternoon in order to attend the orientation meeting at approximately 7pm. The smarTours Tour Director will be available in the hotel lobby during the afternoon of Day 1 to assist with local sightseeing or answer any questions. Further details will be provided on the final travel documents.