Day Eight: Kenai Fjords National Park
Today, based on your package (MODERATE or DELUXE),
…..if you booked the DELUXE package, you will board your First Class Gold Star glass-domed train.
…..if you booked the QUALITY package, you will board your vintage Adventure Class rail cars.
Adventure class moderate package passengers are seated on the first level of the train. They have access to a vista dome car, but there is no assigned seating in that dome. Passengers may visit the vista dome car for about 20 minutes at a time, to allow other passengers to sit in the dome. Adventure class passengers may walk through all of the Adventure cars, but may not enter the GoldStar dome. Guests that have Adventure Class Rail will have already enjoyed breakfast provided by your hotel before boarding.
Passengers that purchase the GoldStar deluxe package receive priority check-in at select depots and are seated on the second level of the two-story fully-domed car. GoldStar passengers will ride in the newest and most luxurious, double-decker dome cars on the train. These cars are positioned near the front of the train with the best views from the upper level outdoor viewing platform. This is the only railcar ever built with an upper level outdoor deck. GoldStar passengers receive breakfast on board the dining car, as well as complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip, and two drinks of beer, wine and spirits at the private bar located on the upper level of the GoldStar car. GoldStar passengers also have access to an open air, glass-roofed, viewing deck on the upper level to the rear of the car, and have priority seating in the dining car which is located directly below them on the first level. GoldStar passengers may walk through all of the Alaska Railroad cars and have access to the Adventure class dining area.
Today experience a unique part of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula as you travel south to the port city if Seward! Ride the rail THAT IS AMONG THE MOST SPECTACULAR TRIPS IN THE WORLD. The train travels along the magnificent Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, through mountains and tunnels, over gorges, and within a mile of three majestic glaciers – Spencer, Bartlett and Trail.
SEWARD: This afternoon’s all inclusive adventure begins with a cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, “Alaska’s # 1 Wildlife and Glacier Cruise”. These custom vessels have walk around viewing decks and inside seating with large picture windows for great viewing of the close-up glacier experience. Wildlife and marine life is abundant through out. Listen to narration provided by our experienced Captains and Crew as you explore Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska.
Kenai Fjords Tours’ wildlife and glacier cruises take you deep into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park where you have a chance of seeing an incredible abundance of marine and land-based wildlife –whales, porpoise, Steller sea lion, along with more than 80 different species of birds make Kenai Fjords National Park their home. Enjoy a diverse array of sights, from rugged coastline to emerging rainforests and calving glaciers. Lunch is included with your tour. Upon disembarking this evening, relax at your Seward accommodations.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Seward Area Lodging