Excursion

Round-Trip Motor Coach Transfer to Anchorage

Seward Scenic Highway and downtown Anchorage.

  • Code
    WQF-D
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 7 1/2 - 8 hours

With relatively modest and recent beginnings as a tent camp for the people working on the Alaska Railroad in 1915, Anchorage is now a thriving cultural and commercial hub, with 40% of the state's residents calling it home. Board an air-conditioned motor coach and travel to Anchorage for an overview of Alaska's most dynamic city.

Learn the history of Whittier as you depart the pier and make your way out of town to join the Seward Highway. Officially designated as a National Scenic Highway, the route is one of Alaska's most beautiful.

Arriving in Anchorage, pass Potters Marsh State Game Refuge, where you may spy swans, ducks, geese and other waterfowl.

Enjoy an overview of Anchorage as you drive through the city. In the lively downtown area, step off your motor coach and relish approximately four hours to independently have lunch and explore its interesting avenues. Shop for jade, native basketry and jewelry; see Old City Hall on 4th Avenue, featuring a complimentary exhibit on city history; stop into a trendy café or small bookstore on D Street; or admire the cedar totem poles carved by Ketchikan's Lee Wallace.

Before returning to your Crystal ship, take time to savor the majesty of the city's surroundings. Three of Alaska's 39 mountain ranges can be seen from Anchorage. On a clear day, Mt. McKinley, 130 miles north, can be viewed from downtown.

Note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. It is also recommended that guests bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary.