Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Upon arrival in Anchorage, you are met and transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
GIRDWOOD | INTO THE WILD
Today, you are driven to your hotel in Girdwood, getting the lay of the stunning Alaskan landscape en route. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore your beautiful resort or ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram up to the observation deck for breathtaking views.
CHUGACH MOUNTAINS | ADVENTURE BY RAIL & WATER
After breakfast, set out for a shared visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, keep your camera and binoculars at the ready as you may sight bears, moose, bison, elk and an array of birds. Next, board the Glacier Discovery for a scenic rail journey through the Chugach Mountains; Kenai Mountains; and the Chugach National Forest, a remote wilderness roamed by moose and grizzly bears. Disembark at Spencer Lake for a shared rafting expedition floating among glaciers and icebergs. After your adventure, wind down with a relaxing rail journey back to Girdwood and your hotel.
KENAI PENINSULA | CRUISING KENAI FJORDS
Cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park, and watch for calving glaciers on a six-hour shared experience. You may see humpback whales, orcas, puffins and sea lions at close range, and glimpse bald eagles overhead. Ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside. Enjoy dinner on board, served in true Alaskan settings.
TALKEETNA | IDITAROD CHAMPION SLED-DOG TEAMS
Set out for Talkeetna, stopping en route to privately visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser. Go up close with members of his Alaskan husky sled-dog teams. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village said to have inspired the TV series Northern Exposure, and transfer to your lodge for an evening at leisure.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK | A VAST WILDERNESS REVEALED
After an early breakfast, set out for Denali National Park. Take leave of your private driver-guide at Denali Train Station as you continue your journey independently. After lunch at leisure, set off to your lodge by shared coach, taking in 92 miles of the park’s breathtaking scenery along the way. After dinner, the lodge’s helpful guides can help you plan tomorrow’s adventure.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK | EXPLORE YOUR WAY
This morning, six million acres of pristine Alaskan wilderness beckon a call to adventure — a vast outdoor playground crowned by the towering peaks of Denali. Explore Denali National Park with shared activities, setting out on a guided hike, exploring old mining roads by mountain bike, or reliving the days of the gold rush as you pan a nearby creek.
RIDING THE RAILS | DENALI TO ANCHORAGE
Head to Kantishna Airstrip for a shared flightseeing adventure revealing the grandeur of Denali. Upon landing at the Denali park entrance, board a Deluxe Dome Rail Car for a scenic journey back to Anchorage. Once underway, relax over cocktails as you relive your journey in the domed observation car. Later, enjoy dinner on board as the wilderness gives way to the outskirts of Anchorage. Upon arrival, disembark the train and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Track Bear by Seaplane
Fly by seaplane to Redoubt Bay, where you can watch for bears coming out to feed as you enjoy the rugged scenery and tranquil surroundings. Typically, the best window for bear sightings is from early June through early September.
Helicopter & Glacial Sled-Dog Experience
From Girdwood, lift off by helicopter for an alpine camp in the mountains, where you land and set out on a sled-dog tour across a snow-covered glacier. Learn the basics of mushing from the experienced guides accompanying you, drive the sled yourself or just enjoy the ride.
Private Rafting Excursion
Book the Spencer Lake rafting adventure as a private excursion, treating you and your travelling companions to a stunningly serene wild encounter.
Private Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Book your cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park as a private charter aboard a smaller vessel, its own local captain and crew guiding the way.