Alaska Cruise and Land Tours

Adding on a land package (making your getaway a "cruisetour,") is a way to see even more of Alaska. You can go see North America's highest peak, visit charming pioneer towns, hike through Denali National Park, or go rafting. It also gives you an opportunity to check out Alaska's big cities, like Anchorage and Fairbanks. Turning your cruise into a cruisetour really gives you the best of both worlds--land and sea.

Anyone can create a cruisetour by adding a 3-7 day land package after a cruise. However, you get to decide whether you want your land tour to be escorted or independent. On an escorted tour—like on a cruise—transportation, accommodations, and meals will be included, while extras like flightseeing and rafting bring an additional charge.


Pre-Packaged Large Ship Cruisetour

A packaged cruisetour takes all the stress out of your Alaskan vacation. When you make the transition from ship to shore, the transition will be seamless: you’ll stay with the group and, if you travel with a major cruisetour operator like Princess or Holland America Line, you’ll enjoy the same quality of service on land that you received at sea. You’ll never have to worry about a thing. Your luggage will arrive magically at each destination and your transportation will be pre-arranged to include the most luxurious railcars and motorcoaches in Alaska. See a large ship cruisetour itinerary below.

Small Ship Cruise + Land

The small ship cruise + land is a great alternative for those who still want a seamless experience, but also want to stop at less-visited ports where large ships can't go as well as stay at wilderness lodges when on land. The downside is that many such itineraries do not include Denali. However, you will still see equally beautiful destinations. See small ship cruise + land itineraries below.

Small Group Adventure Tour

This option is slightly different than the two above in that you will be dealing with different companies on land and sea. However, it gives you a guided itinerary on land with less of a crowd as group sizes are usually limited to 12 -16, and accommodations include small wilderness lodges. You can book a small group adventure tour after or before any large ship cross-gulf cruise.


After a relaxing cruise, does the possibility of charting your own course intrigue you? Then consider adding a self-guided land tour before or after a large ship cross-gulf cruise. They assure you’ll hit all the top-name attractions, but also have the freedom, flexibility, and choice to get away from the crowds and move at your own pace. Pre-book accommodations and day tours that suit your interests, then travel by rail, motorcoach, or rent a car for maximum flexibility.

Large Ship Cruise + Land Tour

Popular 4-day / 3 night packages to add to any cross-gulf cruise docking or departing from Seward or Whittier

Season: May - September $2199+ per person 12 - 29 days

This flex­i­ble and unique tour lets you take in some of Alaska’s most icon­ic high­lights in a vari­ety of ways. After your amaz­ing Hol­land Amer­i­ca cruise through the Inside Pas­sage, you’ll pick up an RV and start explor­ing Alas­ka. Itin­er­aries range from 1129 days.

Season: Mid - May to Mid - September
From $994
4 Days / 3 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Denali National Park
Land Package Type: Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Tours

After your cruise ends in Seward, take this cruise exten­sion to vis­it Denali Nation­al Park before depart­ing Alaska.

Season: Mid - May to Mid - September
From $1130
4 Days / 3 Nights
Visits: Anchorage, Denali National Park, Seward & Kenai Fjords
Land Package Type: Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Tours

Fly into Anchor­age and ride the rails to Denali Nation­al Park. Spend two nights before trav­el­ing from Denali to Seward via motor­coach where you will board your cruise ship.

Season: Mid - May to Mid - September
From $1230+
4 Days / 3 Nights
Visits: Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Whittier
Land Package Type: Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Tours

Vis­it Tal­keet­na and Denali Nation­al Park before board­ing a cruise in Whittier.


Small Ship Cruise + Land Tour

Extend your small ship cruise with an equally intimate land tour
Season: Jun 05 to Sep 20
From $8550*
5 days / 4 nights
Ports of Call: Anchorage, Whittier, Prince William Sound, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Cruise Ship Type: Small Ship Cruises
Ship Name: Discovery

Explore a wildlife rich slice of Alas­ka, set in the scenic wilder­ness set­tings of Lake Clark Nation­al Park, and the Chugach Nation­al For­est Wilder­ness of Prince William Sound.

Season: Jun 06 to Sep 11
From $3,995*
7 Days
Visits: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy
Land Package Type: Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Tours

Com­plete your UnCruise adven­ture with our pre- or post-cruise land tour into Denali Nation­al Park, the Tal­keet­na Moun­tains, and Anchor­age. Trav­el aboard the Alas­ka Rail­road­’s deluxe Dome Train, hike in the Tal­keet­na Moun­tains, and enjoy pre­sen­ta­tions on nat­ur­al his­to­ry and Alas­ka Native Culture. 


Small Group Adventure Tour

Add these adventure tours to any cross-gulf cruise that docks in Whittier or Seward
Season: ​Early June to Late August
From $5375
6 Nights / 7 Days
Visits: Seward, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

This week­long Alas­ka trip offers an in-depth explo­ration of the mag­i­cal worlds of two amaz­ing and unique­ly dis­tinct nation­al parks: Kenai Fjords & Denali. Trav­el­ers will love this con­ve­nient Mon­day through Sun­day itin­er­ary. Explore Alaska’s spec­tac­u­lar Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park by kayak and small boat tours and then ven­ture deep into the heart of Denali Nation­al Park to the region known as Kan­tish­na. Along the way, vis­it the charm­ing small  ...more

Season: ​Early June to Early September
$4595 adult, $3595 youth
6 Nights / 7 Days
Visits: Cooper Landing, Soldotna, Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

Wilder­ness Alas­ka is expen­sive to access. This All-Inclu­sive adven­ture promis­es an in-depth explo­ration of the spec­tac­u­lar Kenai Penin­su­la and includes stays at three dis­tinc­tive wilder­ness lodges includ­ing Kenai Fjords Glac­i­er Lodge, the only lodge with­in Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park. Along the way, enjoy an array of guid­ed activ­i­ties to match your inter­est and ener­gy lev­el, and relax with the com­forts of deli­cious meals and private  ...more


Self-Guided Land Tour

Classic itineraries from 3 - 10 days add to a cross-gulf cruise departing or docking in Whittier or Seward • Travel independently by car, motorcoach, or rail
Season: May 28 to Sep 11
From $2309
8 days/ 7 nights
Visits: Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

This self-dri­ve tour includes vis­its to two of Alaska’s most pop­u­lar Nation­al Parks – Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park and Denali Nation­al Park in addi­tion to South Denali’s adven­ture based town of Tal­keet­na and Anchorage. 

Season: May 15 to Sep 25
From $661
3 days/ 2 nights
Visits: Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

Vis­it the coastal town of Seward and Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park on this scenic self-dri­ve tour.

Season: May 14 to Sep 11
From $1398
4 days/ 3 nights
Visits: Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Self-Guided Land Tours

A four-day tour pro­vides time in both Denali Nation­al Park and in Tal­keet­na. Trav­el by Alas­ka Rail­road and the Park Con­nec­tion Motorcoach.