Luxury Family Journeys: Family Alaska
8 days | Roundtrip from Anchorage
On this Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Family Alaska Journey, you’ll cruise along the wild Kenai Fjords, ride on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, search for wildlife on a floatplane wilderness trip, and fly over Denali National Park, landing on a glacier at the foot of North America’s tallest peak.
If you like, you can customize your Family Alaska itinerary to your specific interests and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your family, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way.
Peace of Mind Travel: This Tailor Made Journey provides the famous Abercrombie & Kent insider access in the safety of your private group of family and friends. All aspects of these journeys will incorporate CDC recommendations as well as local health regulations.
Embark a breathtaking float trip down the Portage River, where you may spot wildlife against the mountains and hanging glaciers
Witness calving glaciers and marine wildlife, including humpback whales and harbor seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise
Cast a line on a private fishing trip in Talkeetna, with the opportunity to reel in salmon and other Alaskan game fish
Flightsee over Denali National Park before landing on a glacier at the base of Denali
Learn about Alaskan huskies and dogsledding at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod champion
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive Anchorage, Alaska
Arrive in Anchorage where you are met and transferred along the scenic Turnagain Arm to Girdwood, to check in to your resort. Enjoy activities on offer at your resort, such as a ride up Mount Alyeska on the Alyeska Aerial Tram to take in breathtaking views.
DAY 2: Kenai Peninsula | Scenic Float Trip
This morning, set out to experience Alaska’s jaw-dropping landscapes on a family float trip down the Portage River. Savor Alaska’s prized fish during a lunchtime salmon bake. Later, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. This evening, enjoy a festive welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 3: Kenai Peninsula | Along the Coast of the Kenai Fjords
Set sail for a cruise along the coast of the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, where you may spy calving glaciers as well as wildlife that may include orcas, puffins, sea lions, and bald eagles. Later, ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside.
DAY 4: Redoubt Bay | Bear Country
Approximately 90% of Alaska is not served by roads, which is why aviation plays such an important role in everyday life. Fly southwest to Redoubt Bay Lodge and then embark by boat through “bear country,” looking for black and brown bears. Later, continue to your accommodations in a rustic-modern lodge that overlooks Denali National Park and North America’s tallest peak, Denali (formerly Mt McKinley).
DAY 5: Talkeetna | Epic Alaska River Fishing
Explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna and visit the family-run Kahiltna Birchworks. Learn about birch sap and enjoy tastings of birch-made candy and ice cream. Then, head out on a privately guided angling experience, trying your hand at fishing on local rivers teeming with salmon, trout and char, and lined with towering fir trees. In the evening, enjoy time together at your wilderness lodge with views of endless mountain scenery and a giant river rock fireplace.
DAY 6: Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk
Enjoy a kayak trip on placid Byers Lake and then join a naturalist guide on a hike through Alaska’s abundant flora and fauna. Later, take off on another thrilling flight, this time over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park. Land – and walk – on a glacier’s surface (weather permitting). Then, make an A&K-exclusive visit to the Talkeetna Roadhouse, and take away a box of sweet treats to decorate and enjoy.
DAY 7: Anchorage | Huskies & Iditarod Champions
Depart for Anchorage, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his Alaskan husky team, who are always eager for a gentle pat on the head. Learn how they are prepared to compete in the annual endurance race. Tonight, meet the chef who prepares your farewell dinner, and then feast and share favorite stories from your journey.
DAY 8: Depart Anchorage, Alaska
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
The Hotel Alyeska | Girdwood, Alaska
Alaska’s signature year-round resort destination, offering stunning mountain and glacier views.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Talkeetna, Alaska
Set on a ridge just above the town of Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers majestic views of Denali, the tallest peak in North America.
Hotel Captain Cook | Anchorage, Alaska
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage with views of Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains.
Dates and Pricing
June – August 2021 | From $6,995 per person
(Children 17 and under save $500)
Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability. Pricing reflects A&K’s recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. Air not included.
- English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
- Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations
- Family Discovery Activities and a Family Foodie Experience
- Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
- Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
- Full Breakfast Daily, Select Lunches and Dinners
- Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
- 24/7 On-Call Support
About A&K Luxury Family Journeys
Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Family Journeys allow you to experience A&K’s hallmark blend of insider access and style in more than 100 countries around the world, on an itinerary uniquely created for you and your family or friends. From arrival to departure, every detail is anticipated and every effort made to ensure a seamless, unforgettable travel experience.
Hand-picked, English-speaking A&K local guides join you at each step on your journey, bringing your destination to life through authentic, beyond-the-guidebook knowledge.
We work closely with you and in conjunction with A&K to create a made-to-order journey of a lifetime, optimized to make sure you get the most out of every moment.
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