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Wilderness Express Railway Scenic Tour to Talkeetna from Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness on the railway. Ride the luxurious Wilderness Express and take in the incredible scenery as you travel from Anchorage to Talkeetna.
- Scenic railway experience
- Best views of Alaskan wilderness
What’s included in the tour
- Reclining, leather seating
- Curved glass dome windows
- Guided narration
- Outside viewing platform
About This Anchorage Tour
This railway experience is certainly one of the best ways to discover Alaska’s beautiful scenery! Climb aboard the spacious two-story rail cars of the Wilderness Express for a train ride through nature. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at your own expense. From your comfortable, forward-facing seat, you’ll get a prime viewing opportunity to see rivers, forests, quaint towns, and more. Fall in love with the landscape you’ll only find in Alaska.
You will travel from Anchorage to Talkeetna. Throughout your train experience, you will receive top commentary and narration courtesy of your professional and personable guide. Uncover the history and highlights of the areas outside your window along your journey.
On your route, some of the top natural wonders you’ll pass by include the Chugach Mountains, Knik Arm, and Susitna and Eagle Rivers. This is nature as its most resplendent. If the weather permits, you might be able to catch a glimpse of spectacular Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. It’s quite a visual treat to experience the epic mountain in all its glory.
Alaska is known for its quiet towns. During your railway travel, you’ll pass through Wasilla and Willow, two understated communities that feature some of the best scenery.
Your railway experience concludes upon your arrival at Talkeetna, a charming town.
Please make your way to the Wilderness Express kiosk in the baggage tent at the Railroad Depot at 441 West First Ave, Anchorage, Alaska.
Food and Beverage service onboard is an enjoyable experience and is provided at an additional cost. You are encouraged to visit the dining room during your time onboard and enjoy the menu that highlights local products. The train is a full service restaurant; please refrain from bringing outside food & beverages on board.
A full service no-host bar is located in the dome with prices ranging $2-10. Meals and desserts are available in the dining room, prices ranging $8-29.
This is a "cash-less" train & all purchases require a major debit/credit card (gift cards are not accepted).
Railcars utilize stools and steps to board train as well as to travel between upper and lower levels. Each train car is equipment with elevators and lifts for travelers with limited mobility and/or wheelchairs (ADA Accessible).
Scenic, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife
80-seat 2 story glass dome railcars; 80 all-leather seats upstairs with tray table and power port. Lower level provides viewing platform, restrooms, and dining room.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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