Get acquainted with the culture and character of Alaska—and its magnificent landscapes—on a journey from Fairbanks to Anchorage aboard the Alaska Railroad that includes three days in Denali National Park and Preserve.

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 Mt. Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska  Caribou in Denali National Park  The city of Anchorage

Alaska: A Tailor-Made Journey along the Alaska Railroad

8 days from $4,375

Get acquainted with the culture and character of Alaska—and its magnificent landscapes—on a journey from Fairbanks to Anchorage aboard the Alaska Railroad that includes three days in Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Accommodations

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Springhill Suites Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Located in downtown Fairbanks, next to the Chena River, the Springhill Suites Fairbanks offers visitors comfortable accommodation in 140 spacious suites with separate sitting areas. The hotel has a restaurant, a small market, laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool with a hot tub, and a fitness center.  A courtesy shuttle to the airport and train station is provided. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet is also included.

Number of nights: 2

Kantishna Roadhouse

Denali National Park and Preserve, United States

Located deep in the heart of Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, the Kantishna Roadhouse was built in 1905 when the region was a remote gold mining outpost. There is no TV, phone coverage or internet at this Native Alaskan-owned property, allowing guests to immerse themselves completely in the backcountry experience. Rooms are set within in traditional log cabins and are rustic and comfortable, with handcrafted furniture and warm quilts. All meals and snacks are included in your stay, along with daily guided and self-guided activities, and evening naturalist presentations. Along with hiking, biking, and fishing, guests can learn about Athabascan history and culture, enjoy a massage, watch a dogsled demonstration, try panning for gold, or simply sit on the deck and soak up the views.

Number of nights: 3

Hotel Captain Cook

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

The Hotel Captain Cook is one of Anchorage's most celebrated hotels, situated in the bustling city center and offering views of the Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains from every room.

Guests can follow the adventures of Captain James Cook, depicted in the hotel’s private art collection, which includes stained glass, paintings, and sculptures that tell the story of the legendary seafarer.  The hotel features a number of lounges and gift shops, as well as men’s and women’s athletic clubs with pools, saunas, and steam rooms. The Crow's Nest restaurant, located on the top floor of the building, is one of the finest restaurants in the city and also boasts some of the best views. Other dining options include an English pub that serves Italian fare, a breakfast restaurant, and a coffee shop.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.