Trail of Gold

12 days from Anchorage

From $3,749 per person + $249 tax

Departs Tue, Thu and Sun

Gold, Gold! These words were instrumental in developing Alaska. On this vacation visit three of the key cities in the discovery of gold. Skagway the jumping off spot, Dawson City where the Trail of ‘98 ended and Fairbanks where the mighty dredges mined tons of this precious metal.


  • Gold Rush Towns Fairbank, Dawson City, Skagway
  • El Dorado/Gold Dredge #8 Tour
  • White Pass Rail Trip
  • Tracy Arm Glacier Cruise
  • Alaska Marine Highway Trip
  • Luxury Dome Rail

Day 1 – Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival, collect your luggage and transfer to your hotel for one night.

Day 2 – Luxury Dome rail to Denali Park

This morning you transfer to Rail Station for your luxury dome rail trip to Denali National Park. Relax and enjoy the scenery, easy to view through the expansive dome windows. Your conductor will keep you posted on points of interest along the way. A no-host, full-service restaurant is available on the lower level and coffee, tea and a no-host bar are available in the dome area for your enjoyment.

Upon arrival you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 – Denali National Park Experience and Options

Today enjoy the Tundra Wilderness Tour that travels deep into the Park. There is also time during your stay to schedule your personal exploration of the Park. Click Here for all the possible tour options you have to customize your stay in the Park.

Day 4 – Luxury Dome rail Denali National Park to Fairbanks

The morning is yours to continue your exploration of Denali National Park. This afternoon reboard the luxury dome rail for your trip to Fairbanks. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 5 – Riverboat Discovery and El Dorado Gold Camp Tours

Today enjoy two great excursions in Fairbanks. On your three-hour cruise, the Discovery will take you into the heart of Alaska and the heart of a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for five generations. You will see a bush floatplane taking off alongside a “bush” style runway; visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher.

Your adventure at El Dorado Gold Camp and Gold Dredge 8 begins with a ride on a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad. Before you board our train, enjoy a close up view of the Trans Alaska Pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. The train ride takes you to the dredge where you will see firsthand how the dredge worked the gold fields. Once the train arrives at the camp, then you will try panning for yourself!

Day 6 – Fairbanks to Dawson City

On your adventure today, you depart Fairbanks and travel the famed Alaska Highway to Tok. After a short stop there you turn and travel the Top-of-the-World Highway. Along the way visit colorful villages; like Chicken. This full day trip will offer many majestic views including the Wrangell-St Elias Mountains and the Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Day 7 – Dawson City Exploration

The discovery of Klondike gold in 1897 led to one of the greatest gold rushes in history. By 1898, Dawson City was one of the biggest cities north of San Francisco and west of Winnipeg, with a population of 40,000. It was nicknamed “the Paris of the North” and boasted bustling dance halls, theaters and hotels, along with the latest fashions from Paris.

Today, visit the Parks Canada Visitor Center to get many ideas of how to explore this area. From trips to Bonanza Creek, listening to “Robert Service”, or just exploring interesting museums. You may also wish to visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s which re-creates the 1898 saloon.

Day 8 – Fly Dawson City to Whitehorse

This morning is free to finish your exploration of Dawson City. Later board your flight for the short hop to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Whitehorse is home to the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, home to the largest and last sternwheeler on the Yukon River.

Day 9 – Whitehorse to Skagway

Today you will fall under “The Spell of the Yukon” with the White Pass & Yukon Route, when you follow the trail of the Sourdoughs between Whitehorse to Skagway. The tour departs Whitehorse via bus to meet the train.

Here you will board the White Pass and Yukon Route train. From here descend the famed White Pass to Skagway. Your conductor will recount the stories of the hardy souls who traversed the White Pass in search of the gold at Dawson City.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 10 – Skagway to Juneau on the Marine Highway

Today travel by the Alaska State Ferry along scenic Lynn Canal. This body of water offers great views, and the open decks of your ferry offer many vantage points.

Day 11 – Tracy Arm Cruise

Today’s excursion will be an unforgettable glacier and fjord cruise. Tracy Arm, a classic fjord, has it all- tidewater and elevated glaciers, breathtaking mountains and sheer rock walls that reach up over a mile high with waterfalls that tumble down to the emerald green water, and Alaska’s largest icebergs.

Watch for whales, bears, mountain goats, hundreds of harbor seals, and a variety of birds such as eagles, arctic terns, kittiwakes, and pigeon guillemots. A full walk-around deck and large cabin windows assure unobstructed views and great photo opportunities.

Day 12 – Juneau

Your tour ends today as you check out from your hotel.


Departure Dates (2022) Double 3rd and 4th Single
May $3,799 $2,549 $5,399
June 1 – August 31 $3,849 $2,549 $5,499
September $3,749 $2,549 $5,299
Taxes $249 $149 $379

* 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.

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Trail of Gold

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Anchorage, AK: 61.216300, -149.895000
Denali National Park: 63.540800, -151.724000
Fairbanks, AK: 64.837800, -147.717000
Dawson City, Canada: 64.060700, -139.432000
Whitehorse, Canada: 60.721600, -135.055000
Skagway, AK: 59.455600, -135.312000
Juneau, AK: 58.301900, -134.420000
Posted in Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Independent, Juneau.