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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is pretty much a full day tour in a small, comfortable custom van/bus. There was plenty of space for back packs, camera bags, etc. The pick-up and drop-off was convenient as advertised. We opted for the very up close and informative glacier cruise. Definitely worth the time and extra expense. Our driver/guide was a very knowledgeable local lady who definitely knew the area, making the tour that much more inclusive and interesting. The highlight of this tour, for us, was the stop at a wild game preserve. We got an up close look at moose, elk, black and brown bears, wolves and porcupine in their natural environment. The entire tour was fun, informative and relaxing.

Kate R L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!

Anthony C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Joseph W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and fun to be with! He treated all the passengers with respect.

Jacqueline R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a great way to see some areas around Anchorage for us who only had one day for it! We saw beluga whales, ascended a mountain in a cable car, took a cruise to see a glacier calve, visited an animal sanctuary for local wildlife, and much more. We traveled as a small group, and our guide was fantastic. The somewhat steep price was well worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great trip, Rebecca was a super guide.

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a wonderful experience traveling with Rebecca our tour guide. She was informative, friendly and really cared for her passengers.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The scenery on the way to and from our stops was spectacular and we learned SO much for our tour guide, Chloe, who had a wealth of knowledge. Lunch was as delicious as promised. No one could do seconds even though it was family style service. The tram ride up Mt. Alyeska was breathtaking and impressive. We did not take the optional glacier cruise as it was already full. Well worth it!! Very comfortable travel coach, too.

Gerard C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great day! Our guide Kevin did an excellent job. Everything about the tour was well organised and even better than we had expected.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We enjoyed the trip immensely. John was a great guide - very personable and knowledgable on all topics throughout the tour.

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