4 Day – Girdwood Family Package
This package includes all Rail and shuttle transportation needed, 1 night tent accommodation at Spencer Glacier, and 2 nights of hotel accommodations in Girdwood. If you’d like an additional day(s) in Girdwood or Seward, please call us up and we can provide additional tours and accommodations as needed for your Alaska trip.
Day 1: Overnight Glacier Camping
You’ll get to stay the night at one of our favorite places! Board the Glacier Discovery Train in Anchorage and ride through the longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel in North America to Whittier and then onto the Spencer Whistle Stop. Then, join us for a fully outfitted overnight at Spencer Glacier. Kayak on Spencer Lake, explore the glacier moraine, step onto Spencer Glacier, and end your stay with a 7 Mile scenic float down the Placer River. This overnight trip encompasses both the Spencer Glacier Lake Tour& the Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float. Dinner on the first day, and breakfast and lunch provided on the 2nd day.
Day 2: Spencer Iceberg Float
After coffee (or tea), breakfast, and a morning activity, raft 7 river miles down the pristine Placer River. Here, the river meets back up with the train tracks and the Glacier Discovery train will stop to pick us up and you’ll be on your way to your first night in the beautiful town of Girdwood, AK.
Day 3: Crow Creek Dog Sled Sled Tour & Winner Creek Hike with Chugach Adventure Guide
Get picked up at your accommodations by a Pinzgauer (an off-road vehicle developed and built in Austria for the Swiss Army during the cold war) and make your way up Crow Creek Road to the Girdwood Mushing Company’s dog kennel. Here you will meet 5 time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing sled dogs. Nick will tell stories about the Iditarod, and you will get to interact with the dogs that ran 1049 miles from Anchorage to Nome―truly incredible athletes. After you meet the dogs, Nick hooks them up for your dog sled cart ride. You can feel the raw power of these sled dogs as you ride through trails high up in the mountains. It’s a sight to see, and an experience you will never forget! After your cart ride, you will be able to return the Hotel Alyeska via the Winner Creek Trail with a Chugach Adventures guide. Learn about the lush forests of Girdwood, and pull yourselves across Glacier Creek via a handtram.
Day 4: Coastal Classic Train to Seward and Kenai Fjords Cruise with return rail to Anchorage
Ride the Coastal Classic AK Railroad Train to Seward in the morning for a Glacier Cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park to view calving tidewater glaciers. Watch out for whales, sea otters, lots of birds, and many more!
Includes Round Trip Rail Return in the Evening to Anchorage or Girdwood.
Accommodations & Lodging:
Accommodations and lodging included in the above package price for 2 Nights at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood Evenings of Day 2 & Day 3. Cost per person assumes double occupancy per room required. If you are traveling solo, require more than one room, or have more than two guests per room than there may be a slight price change. Please call us up direct for your quote including accommodations.
If you don’t need accommodations, please call us up at 907-783-1860, and we can provide a tour & rail only (minus accommodations) quote.
Other Girdwood Options:
Girdwood Bed & Breakfast – Many great local options.
Captain Cook– Anchorage’s Finest, Close to the Anchorage train station.
Copper Whale Inn– Anchorage B-n-B also close to the Anchorage train station
Lakefront Hotel– Excellent Hotel headquarters for the Iditarod, and very close proximity to Anchorage International Airport. Free Morning Shuttle to Anchorage Downtown and Train Station.
Chugach Adventures / AK Railroad Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation made up to 14 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. For cancellations within 48 hours, NO refund will be given. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance will receive a full refund minus a 5% transaction fee.