Discover Alaska by Rail: A Traveling Adventure

Learn about the Alaska Railroad while journeying its entire length. Explore a cross-section of Alaska life (and wildlife) in Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage and Seward.
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Program No. 1014RJ
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Fabulous trip! Everything was well-planned and well-executed. The staff and our traveling companions were great. The train was the perfect way to see the interior of Alaska. The train plus the boat trip and the segments traveled by bus gave us a wonderful feel for Alaska, its geography, its wildlife and its people. Highly recommend!


A very excellent program, well conceived and well executed. I would definitely do more of their programs.


A great opportunity to see mountains (Denali!!), glaciers, fjords, all sorts of animals while riding the Alaska Railroad, a bus or a boat! A chance to learn about dog teams (from Mary Shields, the first woman to finish the Iditarod), the sub-arctic ecosystem, wildlife in Denali, mountaineering, Alaska's natives and glaciology. Amazing scenery, very educational.


This is a wonderful trip and 'riding the rails' is a great way to see scenic Alaska. The Denali Education Center (where you stay) and Mt. Denali are spectacular as are the fjords of the Kenai. Can't say enough about the things we saw, places we visited and people we interacted with. This is a must do for anyone who wants to experience Alaska beyond a cruise ship. And hopefully you will be lucky enough to have Lori as your guide. She is absolutely amazing!


Wonderful trip!


This program offered a variety of experiences. There was the magnificent scenery of several regions of Alaska; cultural and historical learning opportunities in world-class museums; animal conservation and rescue facilities for land mammals, birds, and sea life; hikes, bus tours, train travel, and a day-long cruise; knowledgeable, engaging, and inspiring speakers; interesting travel companions; and a tour leader who was a pleasure to spend time with and kept everything going smoothly. I am so glad I took this trip!


This was the trip of a lifetime - we learned so much about Alaska's unique human and animal population. It was not just enjoyable and educational, but transformative in my attitude and efforts towards mitigating human effects on the environment and wildlife. Road Scholar and the Denali Education Center did a fabulous job planning and implementing this experience.


Riding through Alaska on a comfortable train is a wonderful way to experience our 49th state.


Alaska By Rail is an amazing introduction to the wonders of Alaska! A must-do and must-see adventure that will answer all burning questions about the beauty, history, and the people of Alaska. And the train was a definite bonus!


What an incredible journey! Learned a lot, meet great people, well taken care of by the leader.

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