Alaska Adventure

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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 the 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 bears and whales, you’ll get up close and personal with the native flora and fauna on this Alaskan Adventure!

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Anchorage
  • 2 nights in Denali National Park
  • 1 night in Talkeetna
  • 2 nights in Seward
  • 1 night in Anchorage

Tour Highlights

  • Anchorage Museum
  • Deluxe Dome Rail journey to Denali
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour at Denali National Park
  • Independence Gold Mine
  • Kenai Fjords Glacier & Wildlife Cruise
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Local lunch in Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Your Tour Includes

  • 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

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 26 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

Domestic Tour

There are no entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. For non-U.S. passport holders, please visit our Passports & Visas page page to learn more.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! For those who have booked our optional pre-night in Anchorage, this will be your second day in Alaska's largest city. Upon arrival in Anchorage, please make your way to the hotel where you will be welcomed by your local Tour Director.

Accommodations: Hilton Anchorage

Day 2: Anchorage/Denali

Day 3: Denali National Park

Day 4: Denali/Talkeetna

Day 5: Talkeetna/Seward

Day 6: Seward

Day 7: Seward/Anchorage

Day 8: Depart Anchorage

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Pre-Night in Anchorage

Alaska Sealife Center Visit



overall very enjoyable trip


Great trip when you get a sunny day. seeing Denali is once in a lifetime experience. It is a great way to see so many animals and the glaciers.

Willy H

Have enjoyed every voyage with Smart Tours and will again.

Marilyn A

My husband and I visited at the end of June for the longest days. Having sunshine until late at night was amazing (thankfully all hotels had blackout curtains!). The tour covered as much as possible within the one week with a domed train ride and bus to Denali. Breakfast on the train was terrific!!!!!! And we saw the peak of Denali. OUr tour into Denali was excellent although I wish our guide had pointed out more flowers as it was the height of wildflower season and the flower formed a carpet alongside the road. The boat trip on the Kenai Peninsula was excellent with some whales, a family of Orcas, the glacier and SUN!!!!!!! Our guide Liz was bubbly fun and informative. Our driver, Jennie, was amazing and added great information at times. The mine people sent her up an impossible road and we got an extra sightseeing trip along that road even if it was somewhat perilous. Kudos to her. The hotels were fine and what we expected. Gateway was the very best. Was unhappy to be told at the last minute about the hotel change from Hilton to Marriott in Anchorage as it meant changing bus transfer bookings I had already made. The trip was good but we had to get up and be on the bus almost every morning very early which made it difficult and tiring for some of us. Also, SmartTours shouldn't use the first restaurant/bar we went to as it is too crowded and too loud. Second one (TapRoom???) gave us our our room and we could talk and enjoy the evening and the excellent food. I would recommend this tour to people who want to see Alaska on land. Much better than a cruise.


The Alaska Adventure was very enjoyable!! The sites were amazing and such a beautiful place!! As much as we enjoyed Denali, it was a little disappointing that we didn't really see alot of animals (no fault of SmarTours). Maybe it was just not the right time of year. SmarTours did a great job with the Itinerary (places of interest), just maybe re-arrange them (if possible), so the bus ride isn't such a long day. The Kenai Fjords Tour was amazing! Probably a highlight of the tour, next to our Tour Guide, Janet. She was great and very interactive with the group.

Avinash B

Overall the trip was excellent. Weather was excellent. We were amongst the few travelers to the Denali National Park to witness Denali peaks, watched a fully breached humpback whale and watched a school of Orca's breaching at the Kenai bay. Drive between Anchorage and Seward was the most spectacular drive of the trip. Lodging and boarding were average in general but were the best available for the given locations. Denali Village lodge, however, was the most disappointing of the lot for lodging and boarding.
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