Gray Line of Alaska offers a variety of modes of
transportation and itinerary:
Gray Line tours are offered in major cities of Alaska. Below
are a few for Fairbanks.
Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre & Saloon -
The Salmon Bake is located in the Mining Valley in Pioneer Park
(formerly Alaskaland). Enter through an old mining tunnel and see
sluice boxes, gold dredge buckets, & log cabins and relive those Gold
Rush days of old. Enjoy a dinner of juicy halibut, King salmon and
ribs or porterhouse steak.
Take a short walk
through Alaskaland to the Palace Theatre and Saloon. The
Golden Heart Revue is known for its lighthearted charm and
delightful, original music. Complimentary roundtrip
transfers to Pioneer Park from your hotel. (Dinner is served
nightly between 5pm-9pm. Palace theater shows are at
6:30pm and 8:15pm)
3 1/2 Hours
Circle: A Journey to Bush Alaska - Fly
north from Fairbanks with Warbelow's Air across the Arctic
Circle and land along the banks of the Yukon River for a
visit to the Native Village of Fort Yukon, a village
accessible only by air. Today, this Athabascan village is
the largest in Alaska's Interior region. Your narrated
flight above the Arctic Circle, follows the Bush Mail
Route, while you enjoy the spectacular scenery of the
Interior. Athabascan guides show you their village and
share tales of historic and contemporary cultural life in
a bush village. Following your return to Fairbanks, Arctic
Circle Certificates will be presented.
3 1/2 Hours
the Gold & Sternwheeler Cruise/Tour - see
below, combination of two tours.
the Gold Tour - Fairbanks owes
its founding to the discovery of gold. Your driver-guide
will bring those early days to life explaining the
misadventures of one Capt. E.T. Barnette and how a rumor
of gold actually panned out. Included are stops at Gold
Dredge No. 8, the historic structure that dug the river
bedrock of Goldstream and Engineer Creeks for Alaskan
miners right up until 1959; and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline,
an 800-mile engineering miracle that carries Alaskan crude
from Prudhoe Bay in the Arctic to the seacoast at Valdez.
Tour includes a miner's lunch at Gold Dredge No. 8.
Cruise - Take an authentic sternwheeler on
a scenic 20-mile roundtrip cruise down the Chena and
Tanana Rivers. Enjoy
lively narration, stop at a reconstructed Athabascan
Indian Village to learn about native hunting and fishing
techniques and watch a dogsled demonstration. Coffee and
donuts served on board. Roundtrip transfers included.
Gray Line of Alaska and the Yukon offers luxury LX Explorer
Coaches™ equipped with
huge tinted windows, reclining seats, air conditioning, onboard restrooms
and air-soft suspension, the
glass-domed McKinley Explorer railcars; and dayboats for day excursions on
Portage Lake and the Yukon River.
Along the way, driver-guides give a complete narrated story on the
history, culture and geography of Alaska. They have over 50 sightseeing
tours and dozens of pre-constructed, customizable package tours. Their number is 1-800-544-2206. Check their web site
for prices and up-to-date
information. Below is a sample of some of the longer tours offered:
3 days, 2 nights.
Featuring Denali National Park, Anchorage and
Fairbanks, with a variety of tour options for exploring this great wilderness park.
McKinley Explorer: 5
days, 4 nights. Featuring travel aboard the luxurious railcars of the McKinley Explorer.
Denali-Prince William Sound
days, 5 nights. Featuring Prince William Sound, Denali National
Park and Preserve, Fairbanks and the
luxurious McKinley Explorer railcars.
All Alaska Tour: 10 days, 9
nights. A comprehensive tour that includes the best of Alaska: Anchorage,
Denali National Park and Preserve, Fairbanks, Canada's Yukon Territory and
Skagway, and Juneau.