Denali National Park, Anchorage & Kenai Peninsula

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Discover the beauty and majesty of “the last frontier” on an Alaska family vacation. Home to Denali, the highest point in North America, as well as volcanic islands, over 3 million lakes, and 16,000 square miles (41,439 square km) of glacier ice — you'll explore some of the most stunning landscapes and terrains in the world — by train, jet boat, and bike.
Alaska Family Vacation Highlights
  • Revel in Alaskan splendor during a private tour deep into Denali National Park. Join your naturalist guide for hiking, a picnic lunch and other amazing experiences along the way.
  • Bike along the Coastal Trail to spot moose and local wildlife. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Native Alaskan customs, culture and traditions.
  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the glacier-fed Susitna River into the Alaskan wilderness. Afterward, enjoy dinner in Denali National Park.
  • Cool your tracks at Happy Trails Kennels and go behind the scenes to learn the history of the Iditarod, the world's most famous sled race. Meet the racing dogs and the season's litter of eager puppies!
  • Hop aboard the Alaska Railroad for a scenic ride along the Kenai Peninsula. Cruise through gorgeous Resurrection Bay and get an up-close view of otters, seals, porpoises and other sea life.

Flight Information

  • Arrive: ANC (Anchorage)
  • Return: ANC (Anchorage)


  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners


  • Minimum Age: 4
  • Suggested Age: 6+

Itinerary: Day 1
Arrive at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Welcome to The Last Frontier! Upon arrival, an Adventures by Disney representative escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and shuttles you to the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. 

Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Unwind as your Adventure Guide checks you into your spacious room at this modern, full-service hotel. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions as you take the remainder of the day to explore Anchorage on your own. 

Welcome Reception and Dinner 
Celebrate your first night in Alaska and the beginning of your trek with a true Alaskan seafood feast! Take a coach to Bridge Seafood, a unique restaurant that spans the waters of an urban salmon stream.
Meal(s) included: Dinner

Itinerary: Day 2
Breakfast and Bike Riding
Fuel up on breakfast at the hotel this morning before heading out to the scenic trail of Cook Inlet. Bike along the coastline and soak up stunning views of the Chugach Mountains. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, like bald eagles soaring overhead and moose ambling on the shore. 

Bald Eagle Presentation
After the bike ride, meet a bald eagle up close at this fascinating presentation in the park. A handler from the local rehabilitation center introduces you to one of these majestic birds as you learn all about the habits of the general population, as well as the particular bird at hand. Take the opportunity to ask questions and snap photos of this amazing creature, the national bird of the United States of America.

Lunch at the Alaska Native Heritage Center 
Join your fellow Adventurers for lunch at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and share your first impressions of The Last Frontier!

Alaska Native Heritage Center
Celebrate the heritage of Native Alaskan cultures as you learn about the ancient traditions and stories of Alaska's first people. Explore the center with a guide and then be blown away by feats of balance, strength and dexterity at a private demonstration of the Native Youth Olympics! 

Afterward, Junior Adventurers explore the village sites in a whole new way as they embark on an outdoor scavenger hunt for various Native items. 

On Your Own in Anchorage
Explore the city below the majestic Chugach Mountains, where the midnight sun smolders on the summer horizon. If you need recommendations for dinner, ask your Adventure Guides!
Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 3
Travel to Talkeetna
Depart Anchorage by coach and voyage to the charming village of Talkeetna. Rich with natural beauty and local color, this small town at the edge of Denali National Park boasts some of the best outdoor sporting in Alaska! Spend some time on your own before lunch exploring the town.

Lunch at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Relax with a hearty lunch served on an outdoor deck with sweeping views of Mount McKinley.

Jet Boat Cruise 
Board a jet boat for an exhilarating scenic cruise along the glacier-fed Susitna River and into the Alaskan wilderness. Then, continue by coach to your next hotel, the Grande Denali Lodge, perched high above the spectacular Denali Valley.

Dinner at the Alehouse
Gather at the Prospectors Historic Pizzeria & Alehouse for a hearty pizza dinner and generous portions of rustic charm. Check out the collection of antique Alaskan photos, artifacts and maps for a special peek into the past. Salute Alaska as the 49th state with their 49 beers on tap.
Accommodations: Grande Denali Lodge
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 4
Private Excursion: 30 Miles (48.28 km) of Denali Wilderness 
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Denali National Park on this private bus tour that takes you and your naturalist guide deeper into the wilderness where you'll hike among the local wildlife.

Lunch in Denali National Park
Stop for a picnic lunch amid the beauty and serenity of the pristine wilderness that surrounds you.

On Your Own in Denali
Following lunch, take some time to see Denali National Park on your own. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife, including roaming Dall sheep and soaring golden eagles. Hike through novice or expert trails, or take the rest of the day to relax back at the lodge, enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the landscape. 

For dinner, the local cuisine of Denali favors fresh seafood and delicious grills. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. 

Mountain Climber Presentation
Be swept off your feet by the stunning, panoramic views of the Denali Valley as a mountain climber joins you to share his experiences climbing Mt. McKinley. Feel free to check out his climbing gear and ask questions!
Accommodations: Grande Denali Lodge
Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 5
Depart Denali for Girdwood
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding the coach for your trip to Big Lake, home of Happy Trails Kennels! 

Iditarod Experience
As you blaze through the great frontier of Alaska, cool your tracks at Happy Trails Kennels owned by award-winning dog musher, Martin Buser. Your visit includes an exciting sledding demonstration, plus an up-close encounter with the racing dogs and this season's litter of puppies. After lunch, continue your guided visit to the kennel. Learn about the history of Iditarod and the loving care the dogs receive. 

Travel to Girdwood 
Take in the sights along Turnagain Arm on this stunning drive to the grand Hotel Alyeska in the historic mining town of Girdwood. When you arrive, stretch your legs as your Adventure Guides check you into the hotel. 

Adult Dinner at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant
Take a tram up to the mountaintop perch where this restaurant offers jaw-dropping views of the Cook inlet and surrounding glaciers. If the sights don't knock you off your feet, the food will! Adults will enjoy dinner at their leisure, while kids set off for a special Junior Adventurer's meal.

Junior Adventurer Dinner and Activity Night
After a private dinner at the hotel, Junior Adventurers head outside for an active night full of entertainment with the Adventure Guides. Kids will learn to spin an Eskimo yo-yo, play soccer or join any one of the other lively games planned for the evening.
Accommodations: The Hotel Alyeska
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 6
Scenic Alaska Railroad Ride to Seward
All aboard! Wind through the stunning stretch of wilderness between Girdwood and Seward in a well-appointed car that includes an outdoor viewing deck—the only one of its kind in the world! Your journey will take you through Placer River Valley and Moose Pass, a former railroad construction camp, before arriving at your destination of Seward for a full day of sightseeing and exploration.

Resurrection Bay Cruise
Cruise along the jagged cliffs and alpine glaciers of Resurrection Bay on this 4.5 hour, fully-narrated tour where you'll learn about the area's rich history while keeping an eye out for marine wildlife — including whales!

Lunch on Fox Island 
Enjoy the finest flavors of the area with a buffet style lunch of wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib.

On Your Own Time & Dinner in Seward 
Take to the scenic streets of one of Alaska's oldest communities where you can check out the local art galleries or the Alaska SeaLife Center. Be sure to look for the hand-painted murals throughout the town, and ask your Adventure Guides for some tasty dinner recommendations.
Accommodations: The Hotel Alyeska
Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Lunch

Itinerary: Day 7
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Visit
Surrounded by mountains and hanging glaciers, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is the perfect setting to see firsthand the conservation efforts taking place in Alaska. After exploring the Center with a naturalist and getting up close and personal with bears, moose and bison, learn how they have been rescued and rehabilitated. Get a good seat when one of the Center's rescued family members makes a special appearance.

On Your Own in Girdwood 
Lunch and the afternoon are yours as you explore the year-round resort community of Girdwood. Charming shops and friendly folks are just a few of the things you'll come across as you leisurely stroll the streets of this historic gold mining town on your own. Ask your Adventure Guides for dining ideas. 

Farewell Dinner at the Hotel Alyeska
As your Alaskan vacation comes to a close, join your travel friends back at the resort for a farewell dinner. Get into the rhythm during a performance of traditional dancers and drummers as Alaska's Native heritage comes to life before your eyes.
Accommodations: The Hotel Alyeska
Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Dinner

Itinerary: Day 8
Breakfast and Transfer to Airport
After your last breakfast in the Land of the Midnight Sun, board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and bid each other farewell.

Accommodations: The Hotel Alyeska
Meal(s) included: Breakfast
Prices are based on double occupancy.

AIRFARE TO AND FROM DESTINATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR LAND PACKAGE PRICES. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Your land package pricing, which will be confirmed once we receive your $300 per person deposit, is guaranteed at the time of booking for your party. Government fees or taxes are subject to change. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added. The child rate applies to Guests under 12 at the time of travel when accompanied by an adult in the same room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are traveling with children, check this trip's minimum eligibility age and recommended minimum age, which you can find in the Overview, FAQs and Itinerary. Room configurations are subject to availability. Please see "Notes on Accommodations" for room configurations. 

Previous Itinerary*
This departure date is part of a previous version of this itinerary and may contain different activities and accommodations than those currently listed for this itinerary. Click here for a list of activities and accommodations on this previous itinerary.


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