Alaska Express (6 Day Land Tour)

Alaska Express (6 Day Land Tour)
Sat, Jul 20th, 2024
to
Thu, Jul 25th, 2024
  • • "Triple" : Three People/Two Beds: $3550 Per Person
  • • "Quad" : Four People/Two Beds: $3500 Per Person
  • • "Single" : One Person/One Bed: $4075 Per Person
"Double":

Two People/One or Two Beds: $3600 Per Person

Fly to Anchorage, Alaska for a Motorcoach Tour of Interior Alaska Featuring Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks!  

Optional Trip Insurance available for purchase at my.travelinsure.com/uma/rileytours



Tour Highlights:

Anchorage, AK
Happy Trails Kennels
Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater
Denali National Park Tour
"Mildwater" River Rafting
Fairbanks, AK
Riverboat Discovery
Gold Dredge 8
Alaskan Salmon Bake
Golden Heart Review

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
Our morning will be spent at Happy Trails Kennels, home of the four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his family. We’ll see the training facility and kennel along with get the opportunity to meet the athletes, the stars of Happy Trails, the dogs! Next, we’ll continue to the historic village of Talkeetna which is nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak, Denali. Lunch will be on your own here. We will continue to Denali, our home for two nights. After getting settle in our rooms, we’ll head out for some fun 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, 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 Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. 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 Alaska Salmon Bake. 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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