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Alaska Railroad, Anchorage

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Take a train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Seward, or Whittier on Alaska Railroad, which also organizes optional excursions. From hiking, canoeing, and helicopter rides to wildlife, iceberg, and glacier viewing, tours cover many sides of Alaska. Take in the beauty of the land as you travel, and learn about Alaska’s history and landscape as your commentator narrates parts of the journey. Trains operate seasonally, so check the schedule online. A visit to Alaska Railroad represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Anchorage trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We took the Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic Train to Seward and back and it was an absolutely amazing train trip. We started early from Anchorage train station and boarded and were treated to delightf...  more »
  • We did not pay extra for the Gold car and are glad we didn't. Our plain tickets gave us access to a domed car where you were not supposed to spend more than 15 minutes, but on our very uncrowded ride ...  more »
  • If you have time, it's worth after arriving by plane in Anchorage of embracar on this railroad to go to Fairbanks, enjoying beautiful landscapes and nature on the way, it takes exactly 12 hours. On the train there is a cafeteria with snacks and porntos dishes with very reasonable prices. The denominda Vista Dome car does not accept reservations, but is open to anyone who wants to stay in it with an even better view since he's all glazed. Some assntos in the vistadome even has a table, the downside is that the seat does not recline like the seats normally bought, but the view makes up for in too. On the way a guide will pointing the microphone the attractions of each location that are passing, and alert for animals that are long, detail, all in English.
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  • My first train trip was on the Alaska Railroad and this train is wonderful . Very well done and my experience was beyond fantastic. Every Alaska trip I will be taking a train trip is was so enjoyable.
  • Excellent vacation package arranged by the ARR. Trains were clean and onetime. Staff was exceptional and informative
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Anchorage hotels increase room rates during the height of the tourist season, but you can visit the area economically any time of year by choosing a budget-friendly bed and breakfast or small inn. The city's downtown area contains the priciest rooms; most are offered by chain hotels. You can find less expensive rooms at a cluster of hotels located in Midtown, a largely commercial neighborhood with a good selection of restaurants and shops.
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