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: We were planning to come in March but everything I see online talks about the summer months. What time of the year is the best time to come?

A: The most popular time of year to come to Alaska is during the summer travel season from mid May to mid September. We specialize in summer travel to Alaska. Check out our blog on what each month has to offer.

For winter travel information check with the Anchorage and Fairbanks visitors sites and the Northern Alaska tour company website.

Flights Included?

Q: We are considering the 9 day guided tour that starts and ends in Anchorage. Are flights included in the price?

A: The price listed on our website for any of our tour packages do not include airfare. We do not book airfare so you will need to book that on your own.

Alaska Railroad Lap Riders

Q: Is a one year old who will be a lap rider charged the same price ticket for a train ride from Anchorage to Seward as a child, or is the one year old discounted?

A: A child rate is for anyone that is 11 years old and younger. Adults rates would be for anyone 12 years and older. However, if you intend to keep a child under the age of 2 on your lap there would be no fee for them on the Alaska Railroad. The Park Connection does charge for children under 2 because they are required to have their own seat in a car seat.

Alaska Railroad to Denali

Q: Does the Alaska Railroad offer a one day round trip to Denali and back to Anchorage?

A: The Alaska Railroad does not offer a round trip train service to Denali. The one way trip is 8 hours long, departing Anchorage at 8:00am and arriving at 4:00pm. The train returns the following day, departing Denali at 12:25pm and arriving back in Anchorage about 8:00pm. You can take a round trip train from Anchorage to Talkeetna, which is on the south side of Denali Park and an excellent location to see Mt. McKinley if the weather is clear.  See our blog for information on a great day trip to Talkeetna!

Alaska Bus Travel Pricing

Q: Are the prices we see listed for bus travel one way or round trip?

A: The prices listed for motorcoach travel with Alaska Tour & Travel are all one way fares. We do however have a roundtrip special between Anchorage and Seward if you go there and back in the same day.

Alaska Accommodations

Q: Do you have accommodations (cabins) that can handle a party of 7 ?

A: All of the cabins and hotels we sell in Denali National Park will only accommodate a maximum of four guests. You may want to consider booking two cabins or two rooms.

Seward to Anchorage Transportation

Q: I plan on taking the Alaska railroad from Anchorage to Seward. Is there a bus or train that will take me back to Anchorage the next day?

A: I would recommend taking a bus back to Anchorage as it follows a different route than the train for a portion of the trip. This will allow you to see the most scenery. The Park Connection Motorcoach departs twice daily from Seward, once at 10:30am and once at 6:30pm. The train runs back to Anchorage once per day at 6:00pm.

Fairbanks to Vancouver

Q: How can I get from Fairbanks to Vancouver BC without driving or flying?

A: I would recommend taking the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Whittier and a 7-day Alaska cruise between Whittier and Vancouver. You would need two days to do the rail travel with an overnight in Anchorage. The rail from Fairbanks to Anchorage is a twelve hour trip arriving into Anchorage at about 8pm. The next morning you could take the rail from Anchorage to Whittier to board the cruise ship.

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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