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$289 Day Trips & Excursions

Alaska Brewery and Railroad Experience from Anchorage

The fun begins in Anchorage as your board an Alaskan Railroad train for the 3-hour journey to Talkeetna. A delicious breakfast is available for purchase, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the view. This is the perfect opportunity to look for wildlife out the window as you ride through the countryside. At Talkeetna Station, in the shadow of famous Denali, meet up with your expert local guide and begin the beer pilgrimage. First, enjoy a private tour of Denali Brewing Company, the second-largest brewery in the state. After sampling some of the goods it’s time to head 75 miles south to the Mat-Su Valley while enjoying a delicious packed lunch provided by the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Depending on the day of the tour, next up is a stop at either Arkose Brewery in Palmer or Bearpaw River Brewing Company in Wasilla. Both options are located between the majestic peaks of the Chugach and Talkeenta Mountains and are thriving small communities. The third stop will be a short drive to smallest production brewery in the state- Bleeding Heart Brewery. Tucked away on an original colonial homestead farm in Palmer, AK, Bleeding Heart’s mission is to create unique, high quality ales and lagers in order to bring new craft drinkers and seasoned “craft life” veterans together.In Eagle River, a small community near Anchorage, sits one of Alaska’s newest breweries, Odd Man Rush Brewing. Themed after the local love of hockey, this final stop offers a chance to meet the owners, taste the product and learn about the place’s history.  Receiving two Denali Awards from Alaska Business Monthly in 2016 for Best Brewery and Best Start-Up Business in Alaska, Odd Man Rush is ripe for success. Return to Anchorage at the end of the day.

$209 Outdoor Activities

Matanuska Glacier Guided Ice Walk 7-8 Hour Adventure

Our spectacular Matanuska Glacier Ice Walk Tour offers visittors a once-in-a lifetime adventure, the opportunity to walk on thousand-year old ice that began as falling snowflakes high in the Chugach Mountains, then compacted over eons into the blue ice for which Alaska is world-renowned.  Your day tour begins with a meet and greet in Anchorage at one of our three departure points, near ANC airport or in downtown Anchorage.  Departure is approximately 8:15AM, with pick-up scheduled 30-40 minutes prior, depending on chosen departure point.  Then, if's off to the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway for 2.5 hours of spectacular sightseeing, including: • Suburban neighborhoods hanging on the hillsides above the city • Eklutna Flats, Knik River Valley and the front range of the Chugach Mountains  • Pioneer Alaska farming town of Palmer • A brief stop at the supermarket, where you can pick up snacks, lunch and beverages for the ride (on your own) • The spectacular Matanuska River Valley • Alaska village of Chickaloon • Breathtaking views of the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains Upon arrival at the Matanuska Glacier basecamp, you will be greeted by your glacier guides for an introduction and orientation to walking on the ice, including fitment and use of crampons for your safety and comfort.  As you step on to the glacier you will feel secure and sure-footed.  Your group will explore the vast glacier field and peer into crevasses and moulins, marveling at the deep blue color produced by the dense ice and enjoying the contrast in the surrounding terrain and sky. Your return drive, along the same route, allows you to look for wildlife, with moose, bear and eagles among the species that most captivate the imagination.