2016 Holiday Hours

Q: We want to contact you during the holidays to finalize our travel plans to Alaska. Are you going to be open?

A: We are going to be open Monday through Friday all but during the following times and days…

Christmas
Friday, December 23rd Open 8:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 24th Closed
Sunday, December 25th Closed
Monday, December 26th Closed

New Years
Saturday, December 31st Closed
Sunday, January 1st Closed
Monday, January 2nd Closed

Happy Holidays, we look forward to helping you plan your vacation to Alaska!

Meals on Denali and Kenai Fjords Tour Package

Q: Are there any meals included in the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords Combo tour?

A: Generally speaking, most of the land packages on our website are self-guided and do not include meals, however two activities on the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords vacation package include a meal. The Kantishna Wilderness trails tour and the Kenai Fjords day cruise include meals.

Aurora Borealis Alaska

Q: When is the best time to see the aurora borealis?

A: The best time to view the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) is during the winter months in Fairbanks, Alaska. However, if you want to see the wildlife in Denali National Park and the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park in addition to the aurora borealis then I would recommend visiting Alaska in early to mid-September. We offer a tour to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks that would offer you the best opportunity to see the northern lights.

Whale Watching Cruise

Q: How far is Prince William Sound from Anchorage hotels? Will we be able to do a whale watching tour there?

A: To do one of the Prince William Sound day cruises the closest town to Anchorage you could do that out of would be Whittier, which is about 60 miles south of Anchorage. There are several wildlife and glacier cruises you can choose from. If you wanted to do a day cruise you could rent a car and drive, take the train, or there is van transfer from Anchorage to Whittier. The day cruises from Prince William Sound focus on glacier viewing and occasionally whales are spotted but there are no cruises specifically geared to whale watching.

Anchorage Motorcoach Drop Offs

Q: I understand that the motorcoach from Denali to Anchorage goes to downtown Anchorage. Does it also continue to the airport?

A: The Park Connection motorcoach service to Anchorage does drop off at the Anchorage airport. However, downtown is always the first drop off in Anchorage. The downtown drop off location for the morning departure from Denali is the Anchorage Museum and for the afternoon departure, the motorcoach drops off at the Anchorage Egan Center before continuiing on to the airport.

Alaska Park Connection Destinations

Q: Does the Park Connection go to Wasilla?

A: The Park Connection motorcoach service does not have any drop off or pick ups in the Wasilla area. We offer transportation to Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali, Seward and Whittier.

Alaska Travel Packages Start Dates

Q: How do I know what dates the tours you offer depart? Is there a way of finding out this information without requesting a quote?

A: You can select the start date for the package you are interested in, and any of our packages can be modified to suit your needs. There is not a specific date you start the package on, it’s up to you. The vacation packages are customizable land packages that operate from mid May through mid September.

We do also offer fully escorted tours which do have specific start dates that can be found on our website.

Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Q: Is there a tour of the oil pipeline from Anchorage or Denali?

A: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline can be seen on the city tour in Fairbanks and in route to the town of Valdez. Unfortunately, you are unable to see the Pipeline from the Anchorage or Denali areas. There is a great exhibit of the pipeline at the Anchorage Museum.

Alaska Travel Reservations

Q: How far in advance should I book my trip to Alaska?

A: We recommend confirming your reservation prior to the New Year for the best availability. The peak of our reservation season is January and February. Reservations continue through the travel season however, the earlier you book the better chance of getting the hotels and tours that you want, particularly in Denali.

When to Visit Alaska

Q: What are the pros and cons for visiting in either May or mid August/September?

A: Deciding when to visit Alaska is challenging as each season offers something a little different and weather is difficult to predict. Read our blog on the “best months to visit Alaska” to find the pros and cons of each month.

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