Seward to Anchorage Bus – Full Day Tour
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Seward to Anchorage bus tour – full day
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Seward to Anchorage Bus Tour – Full Day includes all popular attractions and lunch to keep you entertained for the day.
The bus will pick up directly at the cruise ship terminal. Enjoy a city tour of Seward with its small boat harbor on the Resurrection Bay. Next visit Exit Glacier with a short walk to get close to Exit Glacier. Go thru Moose Pass – with many opportunities to view real Alaskan wildlife. Summit Lake for a wonderful view. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center awaits you with its Bears, Moose, Caribou, Bison, Musk-Oxen. Majestic Mt. Alyeska with its seven glaciers (if weather permits). Viewing of wild salmon, sheep, birds, and beluga whales. Tour of Alaska’s metropolis in the middle of wilderness – Anchorage with a visit to the Lake Hood, Ship Creek – salmon viewing, and drop off at any location in town.
Seward to Anchorage bus tour – full day will pick you up directly at the ship, inside the terminal where you pick up your luggage. We will drop you off anywhere in Anchorage (hotels, car rentals or airport).
SEWARD TO ANCHORAGE BUS TOUR DETAILS:
- Fridays: $167 per person
- Mondays: $167 per person
BUS DEPARTURE TIME/ LOCATION
|Bus Departs Seward Cruise Ship Terminal:|
- Fridays: Please arrive by 7:45AM for a prompt departure at 8:00AM
- Mondays: Please arrive by 8:15AM for a prompt departure at 8:30AM
Will I be able to get off the ship on time to make your departure?
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BUS ARRIVAL TIME/ LOCATION
|Bus Arrives Anchorage:|
- Mondays: Arrives Anchorage airport 5:30PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 6:30PM (Norwegian Cruise Line)
- Fridays: Arrives Anchorage airport 5:00PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 6:00PM (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise line)
|Comfortable layered clothing|
|During this Full Day Seward to Anchorage bus tour you will see all of the following:|
- Fully narrated bus tour allows you to learn the history and scenery that surrounds you while traveling on one of the most scenic highways in Alaska with a knowledgeable Alaskan guide,
- Tour of Seward;
- Exit Glacier with a short walk which gets you very close to the glacier;
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – Bear, Moose, Caribou, Bison. See www.alaskawildlife.org
- Majestic Alyeska Mountain Tram with a view of seven Glaciers www.alyeskaresort.com
- Basic lunch included (sandwich, snacks, and water);
- Turnagain Arm with Beluga Whales and Dall Sheep (drive by);
- Tour of Anchorage – Lake Hood, Ship Creek (salmon viewing), downtown;
- All entrance fees to above sites included;
- Mild activity level
- Each tour stop allows plenty of time at each location.
Seward to Anchorage FULL DAY Bus Tour detailed description
Disembark your cruise ship and board the bus about 8:00AM. Start in Seward and enjoy this informative bus tour on your way to Anchorage. Take a quick look at a small-boat harbor that is filled with pleasure craft as well as commercial fishing vessels and tour boats. About 4 miles north of Seward we turn west to reach Exit Glacier, the only glacier accessible by the road. With only a short walk, you can stand right next to this majestic glacier.
Enjoy the ride on Seward Highway through the pristine Kenai Mountains above and below tree line. Pass through Moose Pass with wonderful views of pristine mountains, glaciers, and wildlife.
Next visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you can view bison, elk, eagles, moose, caribou, and musk oxen in a natural setting. Continue on the highway, view the remains of Portage, a small town ravaged in the 1964 earthquake.
Next stop is at Girdwood at Alyeska Ski Resort. Take a tram up the Alyeska Mountain 2,300 feet to enjoy the spectacular views of seven glaciers, majestic mountains and Turnagain Arm (if weather permits). Eat lunch (variety of sandwiches, snacks, and water) on top of the mountain with breathtaking views.
Continuing North on the Seward highway, Turnagain Arm stretches on the left side of the road, where often you can see Dall sheep at Windy point or beluga whales at Beluga point (drive by). Check out the progress of salmon fisherman below the bridges along the Seward highway. Just south of Anchorage, the road borders Potter Marsh, a portion of the Anchorage Coastal Waterfowl Refuge. Arrive in Anchorage – largest city in Alaska.
Most visitors that come to Alaska to experience the “true wilderness” tend to overlook Anchorage, but it’s well worth spending some time here experiencing the only big-city taste that the state has to offer. First visit the Ulu Factory where you can get some Alaskan chocolate, smoked salmon and other gifts. Take a glance of the original tent city that started in the Ship Creek area and now also occupied by Alaska Railroad Depot. Take a quick look at the salmon in the creek and watch the fish running up the stream. Watch the locals trying to catch the salmon.
Next see the Earthquake Park, which now stands on the land liquefied – swallowing the coast line when the “Good Friday” earthquake rocked Anchorage in March of 1964. Continue on to the stop at Point Woronzof, this is a great opportunity to see Cook Inlet and the whole city from the distance.
Next you will get to see Lake Hood, which is the largest and busiest floatplane base in the world. Lake Hood is a great place to relax and watch the many landings and takeoffs of floatplanes. Then back to downtown where you get to see a whole downtown area. While enjoying the ride make sure to notice Anchorage’s famous flowers and great shopping areas! We will drop off anywhere in Anchorage after the tour ends.
This Full Day Seward to Anchorage bus tour is a shared transfer service in our most comfortable coaches with tinted windows, easy step up (unlike full-size vans that other transfer companies use, you don’t have to bend over or hit your head climbing in and out), air conditioner/heater, large picture-view windows, full size individual bus seats (unlike vans that other transfer companies use, you will have a private seat for yourself and will not be holding somebody else’s bag), DVD player, full narration.
This Seward Anchorage full day bus tour is fully narrated by our wonderful driver Tim, who is also a full time dog musher in the winter time. He and his wife have a dog team that they personally train and support year around. Visit his Facebook page to learn more. Our company is a proud supporter of his team and hope he is able to run in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race some day!
About Seward Alaska
Seward is the easiest place to find fish and see glaciers. The year-round population is about 2,000, but it can swell to about 30,000 around the popular Fourth of July weekend festivities. The town was named after William Seward, secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson, who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. His critics around the country were appalled. The United States had spent $7.2 million, they cried, for icebergs, and polar bears. Cartoonists showed Seward amid glaciers and walruses. They claimed the new territory should more aptly be called “Walrussia” or “Seward’s Folly.” Asked at the end of his long and distinguished career about his single greatest achievement, Seward responded, “The purchase of Alaska! But it will take Congress and the American people a generation to find it out.” That original purchase price has been paid back thousands of times over in fur, gold, fish, timber, and oil. Ironically, now tourists come (and pay) to see icebergs, walruses, polar bears, and glaciers.
While you’ll see plenty of ice in Seward, you won’t see walruses or polar bears this far south, unless you come for a strange event the third week of January, known as the Seward Polar Bear Jump-off Festival. When everyone else is wearing parkas and wool hats, strange characters in costumes and capes – all for charity and the theater of the absurd – plunge into the frigid waters of Resurrection Bay and come flying back out. It’s their entry fee to an elite and wacky club, the Polar Bear Club. Resurrection Bay is the best of Seward, an inviting front yard, attracting boaters, birders, kayakers, fisherman, sailors, and whale watchers. Full of glaciers and incredible wildlife, all the western coast of the bay is in Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward is the beginning of the railroad to Fairbanks and Mile 0 on the old historic Seward to Nome gold rush/mail route, today more familiarly known as the Iditarod Trail.
If you need transportation from Seward to Anchorage or Anchorage to Seward, our full day Seward Anchorage bus tour and direct transfers provide the most reliable, efficient, and overall best way to travel between those cities. Our shuttle service is conveniently coordinated with every cruise ship arrival and departure, our shuttle tour service between Anchorage Seward Alaska offers the professionally narrated tour with stop at Wildlife Park, and other places along the most beautiful Seward highway. The distance between Seward and Anchorage is about 125 miles and covers the most beautiful scenery when driving on the highway. Why take a train or rent a car or taxi in Seward or Anchorage Alaska when you can save money and our environment using our economical shuttle bus service between Anchorage airport or hotels to Seward cruise ship pier. Since Seward Alaska airport is not available for commercial airlines, we provide the bus Seward cruise ship pier to Anchorage Alaska Ted Stevens airport, major hotels and car rentals. Our transportation service between Seward and Anchorage (Whittier to Anchorage) is done via motor coaches with restrooms – which are most comfortable with large windows, much leg room, professional narration and licensed drivers driven to make your vacation the most memorable and comfortable.