Posted March 22nd, 2012, 11:54 AM
Sunday, July 8
Monday, July 9
Tuesday, July 10
Wednesday, July 11
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
Thursday, July 12
College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
Friday, July 13
Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska
Saturday, July 14
Saturday, July 14
Disembark in Whittier and board the Denali Express rail directly to Denali National Park. Enjoy the evening at leisure at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Sunday, July 15
This morning, take an educational tour into Denali National Park. Then, travel by motorcoach to the south side of Denali for a night at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Monday, July 16
The morning is free to either relax at the lodge or choose one of the many optional excursions. Continue by motorcoach to Anchorage for the night.
Tuesday, July 17
Your tour ends this morning in Anchorage.
With your "cheap" comment- would anyone be receptive to perhaps, another look at other options?? You could also see and do more. I do not see where you are even on the Natural History tour??? Sorry to say, I will speculate your tour is to the visitor center?? Which is a poor choice with all that time involved in the transit.
As only a suggestion- maybe, get the adults in the reality of this tour??
With a group of 6, an extended van could be a superior choice, or, although a tight fit- could also consider a big RV. You have 3 nights.
I would suggest- pick up a rental car, or RV in Anchorage. Drive to Denali Park- allow all day, make a few stops, more details on where available.
Two nights at Denali- take the Eielson shuttle bus first day. other park actives second day.
day 3, drive toward Anchorage. Stop frequently along the way, could overnight in Mat SU,
Depends on when your home flight is?? IF an overnight flight home, could add a glacier trek, touring Anchorage, drive along the arm etc depending on interests.
You could offer to the adults- the cruisetour- is not free, and there may be superior ways to spend the same, or less money. You have some additional information on Alaska. And especially with the big problem of this choice- Denali Park, I doubt you are even going to have the option for the Eielson shuttle bus, which means, 10 hours on the train being your "tour".
is very detailed and informative. Maybe have the adults take a closer look?
Good luck, you will have a great trip anyway. Make the best of it, if it can not be changed.