Denali Park Tours

Explore Denali National Park on one of our Denali Park Tours

Denali Park Tours

For many Alaska visitors, Denali National Park is a must-see. At over six million acres of unspoiled wilderness, this Alaska treasure is unrivaled for wildlife viewing including spotting “The Big 5”: brown bear, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep, or glimpsing the soaring peak of Denali, the centerpiece of Denali National Park.

Choose your own park tour! Most Princess Alaska cruisetours include a tour into 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 the Cruise Personalizer or by calling Princess at 1-800-774-6237.

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

Denali Natural History Tour

Duration: Approximately 5 hours
2017 Price: $99 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Fully narrated tour that focuses on the rich history of Denali National Park
  • Travels to the Teklanika River (Mile 30), for scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Stop at Savage Cabin to visit a rustic, back-country shelter used by rangers for decades
  • Experience an Alaskan Native Presentation at Primrose Ridge
  • Possible opportunity to see Denali (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 thoroughly experience their lodge and/or land excursions
  • Passengers who prefer to have more free time in Denali
Take a bus ride through Denali National Park

Tundra Wilderness Tour

Duration: Approximately 8 1/2 hours
2017 Price: $165 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Comprehensive, fully narrated tour that travels deep into Denali National park (Mile 63)
  • In-depth information about the history of the park with plentiful wildlife and photography opportunities
  • Travels over Sable Pass to scenic Stony Hill Overlook
  • Provides opportunities to see Denali (weather permitting)
  • Note: The Toklat Tundra Wilderness Tour is offered in the spring (May 20-May 31 2017) when the park road is not fully accessible due to weather. The tour is 7.25 hours and travels 52 miles into the park to the Toklat River Rest stop. The price is $145 per person.

Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want a deep Denali Park experience
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel
Family of bears on a Tundra Wilderness tour

Eielson Excursion

Duration: Approximately 9 1/2 hours
2017 Price: $180 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • Comprehensive, fully narrated tour that travels deep into Denali National Park (Mile 66)
  • In-depth information about the history of the park with plentiful wildlife and photography opportunities
  • Travels over Sable Pass to scenic Stony Hill Overlook
  • Stops at Eielson Visitors Center
  • Provides opportunities to see Denali (weather permitting)
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    Recommended For:

  • Passengers with 2-night stays at Denali
  • Passengers who want a deep Denali Park experience
  • Passengers who prefer to have more free time in Denali
  • Passengers who enjoy motorcoach travel
Wildlife in Denali National Park

Kantishna Experience

Duration: Approximately 11-12 hours
2017 Price: $239 per person
 

Tour Highlights:

  • All day tour that travels to the end of the park road (Mile 91)
  • This tour is guided by a certified Interpretive guide driver/naturalist
  • 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
  • A National Park Service Interpretive Ranger will join the tour at Wonder Lake
  • Abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • Possible opportunities to see Denali (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
Alaska wilderness image

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, Eielson Excursion 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