Denali National Park
Denali Explorer
Denali National Park
Caribou | Credit: State of Alaska | Michael DeYoung
Alaska Railroad | Credit: Glenn Aronwits
Fairbanks | Credit: State of Alaska | Michael DeYoung
Denali Mountains
Denali National Park | Credit: State of Alaska: Michael DeYoung
GoldStar Service Outdoor Platform | Credit: Glenn Aronwits

Denali Explorer (Tour code: 12347)

Starts and Ends
Fairbanks to
Travel Periods
18 May 24 - 08 Sep 24
Travel Style
Rail Holiday Packages
Embark on an adventure through Alaska's stunning interior via train, as you traverse the renowned inland gems like Fairbanks, Denali, and Anchorage.


Experience Fairbanks, Alaska's unique blend of wilderness and hospitality.

Experience a picturesque journey aboard the Alaska Railroad, featuring dome rail car seating, on your way to Denali National Park.

Explore the iconic Denali National Park which is known as one of the world's last great frontiers for wilderness adventure

5 days
AUD 3,268
per person, twin share
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This Alaska tour begins in Fairbanks in Alaska’s Interior Region and travels south on the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali with a guided bus trip into Denali National Park before continuing by train to Anchorage. You’ll have ample opportunities to search for wildlife and a chance to get a close, panoramic view of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. This rail journey through Alaska’s heartland takes place along one of the most scenic rail routes in the world.


Alaska Railroad GoldStar from Fairbanks to Denali
Alaska Railroad GoldStar from Denali to Anchorage
1 night in Fairbanks at SpringHill Suites or similar
2 nights in Denali at Grande Denali Lodge or similar
1 night in Anchorage at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel or similar
Denali National Park Bus Tour

Rail Onboard Alaska Railroad - GoldStar Service

The Alaska Railroad’s premium class of service offers passengers an exceptional way to travel across Alaska. Glass-dome ceilings allow for panoramic views as Alaska unfolds along the tracks, and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform -- the only of its kind in the world -- offers fresh air and an excellent vantage point for photos.

Onboard Alaska Railroad - GoldStar Service
GoldStar Service | Credit: Alaska Railroad / Travel Alaska

Day 1 Fairbanks

Arrive on your own and witness the beautiful city of Fairbanks. The rest of the day is free to settle into your hotel or start exploring on your own. 

Overnight in Fairbanks at the SpringHill Suites or similar.

Fairbanks | Credit: Travel Alaska

Day 2 Fairbanks Denali

Transfer on your own to the Alaska Railroad station. Depart from Fairbanks at 8:15 am on the train to Denali, arriving at 12:10 pm. This afternoon, you may take time to see the Denali National Park Visitor Center, which offers many exhibits and information about the park. 

Overnight in Denali at the Grande Denali Lodge or similar.

Fairbanks → Denali
Alaska Railroad GoldStar Service | Credit: Glenn Aronwits

Day 3 Denali

Today, depart on a narrated bus tour into Denali National Park. As you travel through the pristine wilderness, look for wildlife, such as bears, caribou, and moose, as well as views of the Mountain. Your experienced driver or guide will provide commentary. The tour is approximately 4 to 6 hours long and takes you approximately 30 to 43 miles into the park, depending on weather and road conditions. Rest of day is at leisure.

Overnight in Denali at the Grande Denali Lodge or similar.

Caribou at Denali National Park

Day 4 Denali Anchorage

Enjoy a leisurely morning on your own. Transfer to the rail station, depart at 12:30 pm and journey southward on the Alaska Railroad. Soak up the breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Alaska Range and Matanuska-Susitna Valley en route to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage at 8:00 pm, the transfer to your hotel is on your own.

Overnight in Anchorage at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel or similar.

Lunch, Dinner
Denali → Anchorage
GoldStar Service | Credit: Alaska Railroad / Michelle Park

Day 5 Anchorage

You might have time to go sightseeing in Anchorage's stunning surroundings this morning. After check-out, transfer to the airport on your own for your departure flight.



Grande Denali Lodge

Denali National Park
The Grande Denali Lodge on Sugarloaf Mountain is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  The interior design highlights the Alaska Native Heritage of its owners while it offers panoramic views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and the Nenana River canyon. You'll find the lodge is a very special place where you can truly relax, meet friends, share a meal, or simply take in the beauty all around you. Grande Denali Lodge offers spacious guest rooms with canyon or hillside views and a selection of Alaskan-style cabins with a range of creature comforts. Our Alpenglow Restaurant features New American cuisine with a focus on fresh Alaskan seafood and tender, all-natural meats combined with seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel

Immerse into the awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska by staying at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Anchorage. After a restful night's sleep on our signature beds, wake to the spectacular city of Cook Inlet or Chugach Mountain views. Rooms and suites seamlessly blend intuitive designs with unparalleled comfort and convenience. Stay in touch with high-speed Wi-Fi access, or relax watching your 42" flat-screen TV. Take advantage of the hotel's enviable location. Enjoy being within walking distance of your conference at either Egan Convention Center or Dena'ina Convention Center.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Discover an incomparable stay at Springhill Suites Fairbanks. Located in the heart of historic downtown Fairbanks and just across from the Chena River, the hotel offers charming guest rooms, meeting rooms, a business centre, laundry facilities and exercise room, an indoor pool and a whirlpool. The hotel is home to one of the best restaurants in town, Lavelle's Bistro. Shops, cafes and other restaurants are nearby and within walking distance. Rooms have 140 spacious suites, all with private bathrooms, air conditioning, phone, free wireless internet, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and alarm clock.

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