Alaska Railroad Announces 2010 Packages

Two- to 10-day tours of Alaska’s coast, interior and backcountry are available

By: By Crystal Lie

Alaska Railroad // © 2010 Alaska Railroad Corporation

Alaska Railroad // © 2010 Alaska Railroad Corporation

Traveling by rail is an excellent way for clients to take in the sights of Alaska’s coastal wonders while also giving them opportunities to get up close and personal with the scenic surroundings. Clients looking to book a railroad vacation can turn to some of Alaska Railroad’s new packages for 2010, which range in length from two- to 10-day itineraries.

The 10-day Alaska by Daylight package is one of Alaska Railroad’s premier packages, taking travelers from south central Alaska to the state’s interior. From Anchorage to Whittier and Seward, travelers can admire Prince William Sound, Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park. The train returns for an additional night in Anchorage before heading north to Talkeetna and Denali National Park and Preserve, home to North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley. Before heading back to Anchorage, travelers are taken to the northernmost destination of the tour, Fairbanks. The package is available from May 14 to Sept. 4.

From June 2 to Sept. 8, clients can also tour Alaska’s national parks by rail with a six-day trip showcasing Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park. The first few days of the tour are spent in Denali, including 12 hours on a backcountry adventure through the heart of the park. The train then heads south to Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park via Resurrection Bay. The trip tops off with a raft trip to Spencer Glacier and a ride down Placer River.

For clients with only a few days to spare, the two-day Real Alaska Tour takes travelers to many of Alaska’s iconic spots, including one of the most scenic portions of the 500-mile line to Seward, Alaska. The tour, which runs from May 22 to Sept. 6, has ample hiking, fishing, shopping, glacier-viewing and day-cruising opportunities in the Resurrection Bay area and Kenai Fjords National Park.

Packages start at $549 per person. Peak fares begin June 1 – Aug 31.

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