Great Land Direct

5 Days from Anchorage or Seward / Whittier

From $2,229 per person + $159 Tax

This vacation features direct transfers to Talkeetna. It showcases the “Best of Denali” which combines a full tour of Denali National Park plus a flightseeing trip over the park, allowing guests to view Denali from two unique perspectives.


  • Daily Departures
  • Departure from the Ports of Seward or Whittier
  • Wilderness Jet Boat Safari
  • Best of Denali Tour:
    Full Tour of Park and Flightseeing
  • Luxury Dome Rail
  • Talkeetna, Denali Park, Anchorage

Day 1 – Seward / Whittier to Talkeetna

Arrive in Seward or Whittier via the cruise ship of your choice. Depart to Anchorage by coach arriving in time to enjoy lunch. Depart Anchorage at 3:00 pm and arrive in Talkeetna at 5:30 pm. The scenic trip affords views of Mt. McKinley (weather permitting) and a chance to see and experience the true Alaska.

This evening enjoy a thrilling Wilderness Jetboat Safairi on the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers.

Your two-hour trip will begin aboard the fifty-two passenger “Talkeetna Queen”, or one of her 15 or 20 passenger little sister boats, as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. These are the most technologically advanced river jetboats in Alaska designed to safely navigate rivers that were previously inaccessible. As you travel twenty miles of river your Naturalist will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt McKinley. You will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beaver activity. Weather permitting, stand in the splendor of Denali and the great Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River!

Day 2 – Talkeetna / Denali National Park

Depart via Luxury Dome rail to Denali National Park at midday and arrive in the park late afternoon.

Day 3 – Denali National Park

Today, enjoy the Best of Denali Tour.

This is the best tour of the Park. This full day (10 hour) tour will start with the scenic 95-mile drive through Denali National Park to historic Kantishna in the heart of Denali National Park. A trained naturalist driver-guide provides interpretation all along the way. Spot wildlife that roams freely throughout the park: grizzly bears, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and fox. You arrive at Kantishna and enjoy a hearty lunch at one of the lodges.

There is time for a guided nature walk, or just relaxing in this beautiful setting. Next, you board your small plane and flightsee Denali National Park. This gives you a whole different prospect of this national treasure.

Duration – 10 Hours. (L)

Day 4 – Denali / Anchorage

Transfer to the rail depot and depart midday on the Luxury Dome railcars for a scenic train trip to Anchorage. Arrive in the early evening and transfer to your hotel and spend the night in Anchorage.

Day 5 – Anchorage

Tour ends upon departure from your hotel today.


Departure Dates (2022) Double 3rd and 4th Single
May $2,179 $1,559 $2,969
June 1 – August 31 $2,229 $1,559 $3,069
September $2,129 $1,559 $2,869
Taxes $159 $89 $239

Note: The above itinerary is a post cruise vacation starting on your arrival to Alaska. A reverse itinerary is available to start in Anchorage and end in your cruise departure port of Seward or Whittier.

* Prices are per person based on the occupancy shown.
* 3rd and 4th person rates are based on sharing with two full fare guests.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars.

* Unless otherwise indicated, all rates shown are per person in U.S. Dollars, sharing double occupancy. All rates are subject to change.Unless otherwise indicated all tours are available for daily departure during the effective date range.

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Seward, AK: 60.104200, -149.443000
Talkeetna, AK: 62.323800, -150.109000
Denali National Park: 63.540800, -151.724000
Anchorage, AK: 61.216300, -149.895000
Posted in Alaska Ferry Cruises, Anchorage, Denali National Park, Featured Vacations, Independent, One Way Cruises, Seward, Small Ship Cruises, Whittier.