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Getting to & Around Alaska: By Motorcoach

Getting to & Around Alaska: By Motorcoach

Leave the navigating to someone else and enjoy an Alaska road trip on a comfortable motorcoach or charter. Motorcoach and charter tours offer all the convenience of packaged travel, with excellent tour options and stops at off-the-beaten-path destinations. Enjoy the open road of Alaska’s scenic highways without worrying about the details.

Deluxe motorcoaches include amenities like generous space, comfortable seating with large windows, overhead and rear luggage storage, and a PA system for tour guide narration. Motorcoach travel in general is a great option for those looking to visit with traveling companions and to meet fellow travelers.

Some companies offer private charter services in buses or vans, offering a more customized, intimate experience. Multi-day packages include overnights at hotels and lodges along the way and offer excursion options such as rafting, hiking, fishing, flightseeing, and more.

Motorcoaches travel all of Alaska’s highways, including the unpaved 400-mile Dalton Highway and the Top of the World Highway, which links to Canada. Trips available within the state range from one day to weeks at a time and connect some of the top destinations like Denali National Park and PreserveKenai Fjords National ParkTalkeetnaAnchorageFairbanksValdez, and more. Motorcoach tours are a convenient post-cruise land tour option for cruise ship passengers disembarking in AnchorageSeward, and Whittier. Prices vary but are generally very economical. Group discounts are available seasonally.

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