The the legendary Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward. Enjoy onboard the incredible vistas of the Chugach Mountains, complemented by narrated onboard history information. Overnight in Seward, situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula and one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. Take a scenic narrated wildlife and glacier cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park before returning the next day to Anchorage. The tour package includes the railroad transportation, a full day of glacier and wildlife viewing, delicious lunch buffet, your choice of hotel accommodation and individual program extension or combinations. Travel in style – travel by railroad!
Anchorage - Seward
Board the Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic Train for your departure at 6.45 am to Seward. Our onboard restaurant serves a tasty american breakfast (optional). Enjoy the panoramic views from your standard reclining seat or upgrade (optional) to the luxurious vista-dome car. The tour offers incomparable vistas of fjords, glaciers and mountains as you follow the Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Shortly thereafter the train climbs steeply into the Chugach mountains to cross Moose Pass. Two glaciers are closely visible enroute too and the ancient ice seems to reach almost the railroad tracks! Arrive in Seward at 11.05 am. Short transfer to the boat harbour in time for the 11:30 am full day cruise departure into the Kenai Fjords National Park. The 110-mile cruise takes you deep into Kenai Fjords National Park and to the unique Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This cruise is hosted by a National Park Ranger, who will provide narration during your journey and point out the many spectacular sights while answering any questions you may have additionally. Marine wildlife such as whales, sea lions, seals and sea otters are abundant throughout the National Park and the tidewater glaciers are massive. You'll visit the mighty Holgate Glacier where guests often witness calving - a process by which the glacier sheds giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice - from a close distance. Onboard enjoy a all-you-can-eat delicious Salmon and Prime Rib lunch buffet. With photo opportunities galore, your cruise will be unforgettable. Return to Seward at 5:30 pm. Check into your hotel. Evening at leisure: explore Seward, flanked by rugged mountains to one side and sparkling Resurrection Bay on the other - and enjoy some fresh Alaska seafood in one of the harborfront restaurants. Overnight: Seward
Seward - Anchorage
Like many towns in Southcentral Alaska, for Seward began a new era of history in 1964 after the Good Friday Earthquake caused fires and tidal waves that destroyed 90 percent of the town. Spend the day in Seward. Visit the SeaLife Center - the first coldwater research facilities in the world, try your luck halibut or salmon fishing, kayak from Lowell Point or hike to Exit Glacier - the choice is yours. At 6.00 pm the Alaska Railroad departs for a scenic return trip to Anchorage. On your return trip enjoy the sun setting over Cook Inlet before arriving in Anchorage at 10.25 pm. A journey not to miss!
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