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Alaska Railroad - Day Trips

411 W. First Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
907-265-2494
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Ranked #6 of 57 Activities in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Alaska Railroad is Alaska's premier regularly scheduled public transportation service, traversing 500 miles of the most scenic stretches in... more » Owner description: The Alaska Railroad is Alaska's premier regularly scheduled public transportation service, traversing 500 miles of the most scenic stretches in Alaska. The ARR services the port communities of Seward and Whittier as well as the northern communities of Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. We run daily in the summer and weekends in the winter. The Alaska Railroad offers fabulous, comprehensive train vacations and day tours through every season. The ARR is considered a "must-do" while in Alaska. Come see why our authentic Alaskan Hospitality and incredible scenery shown through large picture windows draws thousands of passengers yearly! Our friendly, Alaska-based reservation agents are here to answer your questions and assist you in creating the best Alaska rail experience. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We travelled from Seward to Anchorage on the Coastal Classic Gold Star Rail and then from Anchorage to Denali on the Denali Star Gold Star Rail. We had arrived into Seward on a cruise ship and did a Kenai Fjords cruise during the day before boarding the train. Major Marine made life very easy for us by taking our luggage... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The extra fare to go Gold Class is worth it for the viewing pleasure under the glass dome. A very pleasant trip over 12 hours I think........ only downside...couldn't find a decent coffee on board. In fact in the coffee shop it was 'nasty' but apart from this it was an excellent experience well worth it!

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was my second trip to Alaska and one of the things I definitely wanted to do again was travel by the beautiful Alaska Railroad. It is comfortable and scenic and from my experience punctual and reliable. I love the views from the big windows in the cafe car and find it a delightful way to travel.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

it is a good ride on the train...besides the restroom is smelly...other than that, everything was perfect. awesome scencery which good for photo takings. love the weather in june.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband always wanted to go to DENALI ALASKA, so we decided to go for his birthday. We found out that we had to go in September, even though his birthday is in October, because the tours stop the last week of September. We flew into Anchorage and caught the train the next morning. We left on the train about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As an Alaskan resident, my family took advantage of the off season rates while taking a trip to Talkeetna. The age range of our group was from 1 to 80 years old. Everyone in the group loved the trip. Not only was there plenty to see, but there was also a full service menu to buy breakfast, lunch, or dinner... More

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you like rail travel and you're in to spectacular vistas, this is the trip for you! The Alaska Railroad offers a number of options- two of which I will cover here. 1. Fairbanks to Anchorage on the "Denali Star" (approximately 12 hours one-way) Personally, I enjoyed Fairbanks much more than Anchorage. It is smaller, more remote, and much more... More

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brooklinnorth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I travelled from Anchorage to Seward via the Coastal Classic train with the Gold Star Service. I had booked the tickets online in early November for our voyage July 2. Little did I know by booking so early I was getting us seats 1 & 2 on the first car, great seats. We took a taxi from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the Wilderness Express from Denali to Anchorage. I was surprised at the excellent food that was prepared in the Dome cars. Choice of Alaskan food that was available, it was excellent. The views from the dome cars, you can not see from a car, breathtaking!!!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We split the trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a stay in Denali. The trip from Anchorage to Danali was fabulous, even in the rain. We sat in a dome car. The mountain views were spectacular. We saw moose beside the track. The train had an elevator up to the dome car which the staff were very willing to operate... More

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