Alaska Express (6 Day Land Tour)

Alaska Express (6 Day Land Tour)
Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
to
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021
  • • "Triple" : 2 beds: $3350
  • • "Quad" : 2 beds: $3300
  • • "Single" : 1 bed: $4160
"Double":

1 or 2 beds: $3400

Fly to Anchorage, Alaska for a 5 Day Motorcoach Tour of Interior Alaska Featuring Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks!  Also includes a day ride on the Alaska Railroad! 

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*



Tour Highlights:

Talkeetna
Alaska Railroad 
Tundra Wildlife Tour of Denali National Park
"Mildwater" River Rafting
Cabin Nite Dinner Theater
Trans-Alask Oil Pipeline Viewing
Gold Dredge #8
Riverboat Discovery Cruise
All-You-Can-Eat Salmon Bake
"Golden Heart Review" Show

Price Includes:
All Accommodations, Attractions, RT Airfare from MSP & One Checked Bag

Day 1 Anchorage, AK
Our journey to the great state of Alaska begins with our flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, a Riley motor coach will be awaiting our arrival.

Day 2 Denali National Park, AK
We head north on the Parks Highway. Our first stop will be in Wasilla, home to the Iditarod Headquarters, which features a museum and gift shop. Next, we’ll continue to the historic village of Talkeetna which is nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak, Denali. We will board the Denali Star and travel the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali National Park. We’ll follow the banks of the Susitna River, and maybe get a view the famous mountain, Denali across the river (weather permitting). After the Indian River Canyon, the track climbs toward tree line, crossing Hurricane Gulch, the longest bridge on the railroad at 914 feet long and hangs 296 feet above Hurricane Creek. The train will move into Broad Pass, at 2,363 feet, the highest point on the railroad. We’ll be traveling in style with Glass-dome ceilings and Upper-level outdoor viewing platforms for panoramic views of Alaska’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy an included lunch while onboard. Upon arrival to Denali National Park, our motorcoach will be waiting our arrival. Our entertainment this evening is at the Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater. The show tells the story of Fanny Quigley, a real pioneer in Kantishna back in the gold-rush days of the early 1900s—the same area that is now deep inside Denali National Park. The story is performed in an authentic, log-paneled roadhouse, and the actors and actresses do double-duty as your servers for the all-you-can-eat dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Denali National Park, AK
Today’s adventure is one you will never forget! “Mildwater” River Rafting down the Nenana River. You may see moose, sheep, caribou and bear, as you raft downstream 11 miles. Hold on and enjoy this mild water introduction to rafting in Alaska. The most scenic portion of the river gives you a thrilling yet pleasant rafting experience. Afterwards, the day is at your leisure to relax at the hotel, explore the town or do an excursion such as flight seeing, ATV tour, Dog Sledding, biking and more! (B)

Day 4 Fairbanks, AK
Today will be spent aboard a special bus for the Tundra Wilderness Tour of Denali National Park. We will travel 63 miles into the park to Stony Hill Overlook and hopefully see the famous Denali-the highest mountain peak in North America. We’ll also see incredible scenery, learn history of the park road and have some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife on this 6-8 hour tour. Keep an eye out for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears. Afterwards, we will continue our trek north to Fairbanks on the Parks Highway, where we will spend the next two nights. (B)

Day 5 Fairbanks, AK
Our Alaskan adventure continues this morning! After a short tour of Fairbanks, we’ll stop at the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. It was built as a means of transporting crude oil from the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s North Slope to Valdez. Then we will head out to Gold Dredge 8 and strike it rich! Ride a replica of the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad while the conductor tell tales of prospectors who arrived by the thousands during the gold rush. We will see first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields, then receive a brief but informative course on gold panning before panning for ourselves. This afternoon we will have an included lunch before we board the Riverboat Discovery to cruise along the Chena and Tanana Rivers. We’ll experience a real Alaskan Bush Pilot in action as he takes off from the river; see the home and kennels of Iditarod Champion, the late Susan Butcher and see her champion sled dogs in action; learn about the area’s Native cultures, lifestyles and experience frontier living first hand with a tour of an Athabascan Indian Village. Tonight, dinner is included at the All-you-can-eat Alaska Salmon Bake. Your salmon is fire cooked on an open wood grill while the Prime Rib is slow roasted. The Bering Sea Cod is directly from icy Alaskan waters and is beer battered to perfection. Included with our meal is a salad bar, soft drink and a yummy dessert! Afterwards, we’ll walk over to Pioneer Park and see the “Golden Heart Review” a lighthearted, comic look at the colorful characters from early and present day Fairbanks. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Home
Today we say goodbye to our new friends and to this spectacular place. We will never forget the time we enjoyed in “the last frontier.”
2 dinners 
2 lunches and 
4 continental breakfasts

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