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Alaska’s Aurora Borealis


Featuring small group travel with unique winter attractions that are truly out-of-this world


  • Small group: 27 people maximum
  • View the Aurora Borealis in the dark sky outside Fairbanks
  • BP Ice Art Championship sculptures in Fairbanks
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Denali
  • Dogsled at Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey's kennel
  • Star Lady Aurora presentation
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Door-to-door airport transportation
  • Roundtrip air to/from Anchorage/Fairbanks
  • 7 meals: 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 5550/6400 Gold Passport Points


Please note: You must be prepared for cold weather (0 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit is typical) throughout this tour. Winter jackets and boots are provided if you do not have your own. This tour is strictly limited to 24 participants. The aurora is weather and solar flare dependent - it takes clear skies and active solar activity combined to make for a great viewing experience. 



Daily Itinerary

Day 1 

Fly to Anchorage. Lunch is hosted before checking into our hotel. Winter jackets and boots are provided for you to use during the tour at no extra cost if you do not have your own. Captain Cook Hotel - 2 nights (L)

Day 2 

This morning take a scenic drive along the Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic byways in America! This all-American road will be a highlight today as we travel between the ocean and the towering Chugach Mountains. We will explore the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a 200-acre animal rescue and rehabilitation center for Alaskan wildlife. Here we will meet moose, wood bison, musk ox herd, caribou herd, and other Alaskan animals that call the Portage Glacier Valley home.  (L)

Day 3 

Travel to the town of Talkeetna, a quaint "mountain climbing" town, the inspiration for the TV show "Northern Exposure." Visit the homestead of Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey where you'll learn what it takes to train and race in the Last Great Race, the Iditarod.  Tour the kennel and go on a wilderness ride on a real dog sled with Iditarod Champion sled dogs!  Tonight the Star Lady will make an Aurora presentation. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge - 2 nights (L)

Day 4 

Wake up and look out your window and hopefully view the majestic Alaska Range and North America's highest mountain Denali! Today will be spent in Talkeetna with a local speaker sharing information about the area, and free time to shop or visit the local museum. (L)

Day 5 

Today, journey on the Alaskan Railroad for an amazing snow train ride. We will depart the train near Denali National Park and continue by bus to Fairbanks.  After checking into our hotel we travel to a remote location that will allow us to get away from the city lights of Fairbanks to enjoy the aurora and photograph this spectacular show! NOTE: The Aurora is weather and solar flare dependent - it takes clear skies and active solar activity combined to make for a great viewing experience.  Pike's Waterfront Lodge- 3 nights (L)

Day 6

Sleep in this morning. This afternoon get ready to be amazed at the BP World Ice Art Championships. Single and multi-blocks of ice are sculpted into exquisite masterpieces - the detail will astound you!  Dinner is hosted before heading back to the Ice Park to see the sculptures all lit up!  Tonight we head out for more Aurora viewing. (D)

Day 7

Sleep in again this morning. In the afternoon we will visit up close the Alaska Pipeline and stop at the North Pole to shop for everything Christmas.  Dinner is once again hosted at a historic restaurant before heading out one more time to see the lights. According to the averages, if you spend 3 nights in Fairbanks you have a 90% chance of seeing the lights.) (D)

Day 8

You will not soon forget the magic you experienced in the Great North. It is time to take our photos and memories back home to share with our families and loved ones. Depart Fairbanks International Airport for Sacramento.

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Tuesday, March 18, 2025 to Tuesday, March 25, 2025

8 Days, 7 Meals

5 lunches, 2 dinners


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