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12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
All Aboard! Journey the entire 470-mile length of the historic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Seward. Ride to Denali National Park, home of 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, and study the wildlife and natural history of this International Biosphere Reserve through field trips and educational programs. In Anchorage, experience the living cultures of Alaska’s Native groups at the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. At the final stop, the harbor town of Seward, take in the grandeur of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Alaska SeaLife Center.


Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by boat to spot glaciers, marine mammals, birds and the rugged coast.
Meet Mary Shields — the first woman to finish the Iditarod — and her dogs at her home near Fairbanks.
View stunning scenery and wildlife on a day-long journey into the heart of Denali National Park.

Activity Notes

Optional walks up to three miles over trails with elevation gain of up to 250 feet. Elevations of 3,900 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Fairbanks, 2 nights; Denali, 4 nights; Talkeetna, 1 night; Anchorage, 2 night; Seward, 2 nights.

Coordinated by Denali Education Center.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
2 Performances


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