Traveling on a fully guided tour is a perfect way to experience Alaska in the winter. Your transportation is taken care of, a healthy supply of hand warmers provided, and the tour’s dedicated guide there to narrate and assist. At four nights/five days, this trip is also an ideal length: You’ll experience much of Alaska’s wintertime beauty but leave long before you can catch a chill.
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Kick off your winter trip with a tour of Anchorage. Visit historic sites, Earthquake Park, and Lake Hood Seaplane Base. After lunch on your own, you’ll travel down the Turnagain Arm to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Tonight meet some authentic Alaskan characters at the Iditarod Musher’s Banquet. Overnight Anchorage. Breakfast and dinner included.
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Today learn about Alaskan sled dogs from legendary musher Martin Buser. Visit the Happy Trails Kennel and see the route that Iditarod teams travel. Learn more about mushing at the Iditarod Headquarters on the way back to Anchorage. Overnight Anchorage. Breakfast included.
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It’s the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race! Head downtown to see dog teams depart every two minutes from the starting line. Once the last team has gone on their way, you’ll spend the afternoon at the Anchorage Museum. Overnight Anchorage. Breakfast included.
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This morning marks the official Iditarod start in Willow, a village north of Anchorage. From here teams begin their 1,000-mile journey to Nome. Grab snacks and shop from local artists in the community center between team starting. Your escorted winter tour concludes with a return trip to Anchorage. Breakfast and snacks included.