It may be the same locomotive pulling all the cars on the scenery-rich ride from Anchorage to Fairbanks, but Gray Line of Alaska's private luxury cars include multiple routes: chug into the eclectic, whistle-stop town of Talkeetna; take in the vast forests of the Interior on a trip from Fairbanks to Denali; or ride through the massive peaks of the Alaska Range, en route to Denali National Park. Options range from two days and one night to five days and four nights.
While many passengers on these cars are on a cruise-tour package, independent travelers can still book seats for this comfortable, amenity-laden service in a double-decker domed car.
Double Level Cars with Domed Windows
Every seat takes advantage of the 360-degree dome view, and all of them face forward—a plus for those who don't like riding backwards. The glass is high overhead and there's plenty of leg room. Around you, you'll find wide aisles, tasty cuisine, and great service.
When it's time to dine, go downstairs to the seating area. With lots of space and only two sittings, you'll be able to eat at a convenient time. Depending on the leg you are on they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is bar service under the dome from the friendly bar keep or in the dining room.
Your car manager will also be your tour guide. Providing an interesting and informative narration throughout your trip. Check out the GPS-assisted monitor in each car that tracks your exact location along with things like average speed. Or go out to the covered viewing platform, for a breath of fresh air. There is even a gift shop so you can pick up that perfect gift for someone back home.
|Depart Anchorage||9:15 AM|
|Arrive Denali park||4:40 PM|
|Depart Denali Park||10:15 AM|
|Arrive Talkeetna||2:15 PM|
|Arrive Anchorage||5:30 PM|