5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

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  • Location:Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration:6-8 Hours

Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise

Get ready for one of the best road trips ever: This guided day trip from Anchorage to Mt Alyeska takes you along Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Marvel at mountains, marshes, rocky outcrops and dramatic coastlines. Ride an aerial tram up to the top of Mt Alyeska, and enjoy a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Upgrade to include a 1-hour cruise to the popular Portage Glacier. Lunch and hotel transport are included.

Highlights

  • Turnagain Arm and Mt Alyeska tour from Anchorage
  • Travel along Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway
  • Take a tram ride up Mt Alyeska for alpine glacier views
  • See bears, moose, elk and more on a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Visit the famous Portage Glacier on a 1-hour cruise (if option selected)
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise

Take an optional cruise to Portage Glacier

Turnagain Arm, an extension of Cook Inlet, stretches toward Anchorage and then splits into two branches that nearly envelop the city. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful sections of Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 roads in the US designated as an All-American Road. Enjoy hotel pickup by minivan from downtown Anchorage and experience some of the best views you’ll ever encounter from the road.

En route to Mt Alyeska, drive past jaw-dropping backdrops of marshes, mountain slopes, rocky outcrops and rugged coastlines. When you arrive at the mountain, an aerial tram takes you up to the summit. Capture vistas of alpine glaciers as your guide points out geological highlights. Spend some time inside the Roundhouse Museum, Alaska's only mountaintop museum.

Sit down for lunch at The Bake Shop, located at the mountain base (typical lunch includes soup, sourdough bread and desserts). Afterward, your guide takes you to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you’ll see caribou, bears, elk, moose and other Alaskan animals that were brought to the center orphaned or injured.

Back in your van, travel along Cook Inlet and around Turnagain Arm, known for remarkable tides. Keep your eyes open for the incoming tide, which can reach 40 feet (12 meters), and you might just spot beluga whales and eagles. Admire the scenery here before returning along Seward Highway back to Anchorage.

Optional Cruise to Portage Glacier
Upgrade to include a 1-hour cruise across Portage Lake to Portage Glacier, a popular attraction located an hour from Anchorage. Your captain navigates close to the sheer glacier face, giving you amazing photo ops. Hear commentary about the surrounding area and wildlife as you keep watch for ice fracturing from the glacier and crashing into the water below.

Customer Reviews

Norman D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great tour. Excellent customer service and tour guide. I highly recommend it.

Raymond G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour and guides

Julia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed it except for weather. Tour driver and director was great.

Melissa I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Everyone at the tour group was very nice and helpful. The tour itself was very beautiful and worth more than it cost. I recommend it to everyone.

Douglas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip. Sue was great and the scenery was awesome.

Charles G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great trip! The weather wasn't the best, but Kevin, our tour guide and driver, made the trip interesting. He was happy to answer lots of questions, and he provided lots of information at each of our stops. We would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing a few things in one day.

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is the best tour i have ever seen in my life

Susan Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was FANTASTIC! I would like to make a super awesome shout out to Suzanne, our guide. She was TOP NOTCH! She new her stuff and a whole lot more. This was my first tour in Alaska and it was Breathtaking every where you look. Hats off to everyonein the office ats
I will book with the local tour company again and again.

Donald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I had a great time on this tour. The guide was very well informed about all the sight we went to see. We were not rushed at any time. A great way to see Alaska by letting someone else drive. The tour van was very clean and well equipped with drinks and snacks.

eva2wally

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was an amazing tour.
getting close to the glaciers. highly recommend this tour.

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