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Denali Park Tours

Denali Park Tours

Choose your own park tour! Most Princess Alaska Land & Sea Vacations include an exciting tour through Denali National Park, plus Princess offers the flexibility to choose your preferred experience from four unique tour options. If your cruisetour does not include a Denali Park tour, you can reserve it separately through Princess.

Park tour options include: Denali Natural History Tour, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Kantishna Experience and Windows into Wilderness Tour.

Denali Natural History Tour

Duration: Approximately 5 hours
2014 Price: $99 per person
2015 Price: TBA
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Fully narrated tour that focuses on the rich history of Denali National Park
  • Travels to Primrose Ridge (Mile 17) for scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Includes a screening of "Across Time and Tundra", a film that depicts development of the park road and early visitor experiences. Stop at Savage Cabin to visit a rustic, back-country shelter used by rangers for decades
  • Alaskan Native Presentation
  • Possible opportunity to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)

Recommended For:

  • Passengers who are interested in Denali's history, culture and nature
  • Passengers who have limited time in Denali and want to more throroughly experience their lodge and/or land excursions

Tundra wilderness tour

Duration: Approximately 7-8 hours
2014 Price: $159 per person
2015 Price: TBA
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Comprehensive, fully narrated tour that travels deep into Denali National park (Mile 53)
  • In-depth information about the history of the park with plentiful wildlife and photography opportunities
  • Travels over Sable Pass to scenic Polychrome Overlook
  • Stony Hill overlook provides opportunities to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)
  • Note: The Teklanika Tundra Wilderness Tour is seasonally offered in place of the Tundra Wilderness Tour when the park road is not fully accessible due to weather. The tour is 4-5 hours and travels 30 Miles into the park to the Teklanika River rest stop. The price is $109 per person.

Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want a deep Denali Park experience
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel

Kantishna Experience

Duration: Approximately 11-12 hours
2014 Price: $205 per person
2015 Price: TBA
 

Tour Highlights:

  • All day tour that travels to the end of the park road (Mile 91)
  • This tour is guided by a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger
  • Explore the old gold mining town of Kantishna and learn about its history
  • Stop at the restored home of Fannie Quigley and learn about the early settlers
  • Visit the Eielson Visitor Center and Wonder Lake
  • Abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • Possible opportunities to see Mt. McKinley (weather permitting)
  • Limited space availability
  • Note: This tour does not operate when the park road is not fully accessible due to weather

Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want to travel to the end of the park road
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel

Windows into Wilderness Tour

Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours
2014 Price: $139 per person
2015 Price: TBA
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Travels 30 miles of the park road to the Teklanika Rest Stop
  • Stop at mile 12 at the Mountain Vista Trailhead
  • 90-minute guided hike on the ¾ mile maintained trail
  • Presentations by science educators from the Murie Science and Learning Center and Doyon cultural interpreters
  • Learn about Athabascan culture and see a demonstration of traditional beadwork
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    Recommended For:

  • Passengers who want to learn about the subarctic ecosystem and Athabascan culture
  • Passengers who have limited time in Denali and want to more thoroughly experience their lodge and/or land excursions
  • Passengers who prefer to have more free time in Denali
  • Passengers who can walk at a slight incline for up to 90 minutes

Other helpful information

  • To change the Denali Park tour on an existing Alaska cruisetour booking, please have your Travel Agent call Princess. The price difference will be applied to your booking. Changes must be made 14 days prior to departure
  • You may also choose to opt out of the tour altogether. The price will be credited to your booking
  • Don't wait; availability is limited. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Not all requests can be accommodated
  • A snack and hot beverage is provided on the Natural History tour
  • Box lunches and beverages are provided on the Tundra Wilderness tour and Kantishna Experience
  • Wheelchair accessible buses are available, and all stops are wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 4 years and/or 40 pounds are required to be in a child safety device (car seat) to ride on buses. Passengers must bring their own child safety device
  • Tour buses are school buses and are not equipped with restrooms. Buses will stop approximately every 90 minutes for restroom breaks
  • Park road is not paved and travels through beautiful Alaska wilderness - wildlife is not guaranteed
  • Privately owned vehicles are not permitted into the National Park
  • Suggested items to bring include warm clothes, rainwear, insect repellant, camera, binoculars, and personal medications as necessary