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Seward Anchorage Full Day Bus Tour

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Seward Anchorage full day bus tour

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Seward Anchorage Full Day Bus Tour includes all popular attractions and lunch to keep you entertained for the day.

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 Anchorage full day bus tour 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).

PRICES

  • Fridays: $149 per person
  • Mondays: $149 per person
  • Sundays: $140 per person

DEPARTURE LOCATION

Seward cruise ship terminal

DEPARTURE TIME

  • 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
  • Sundays: 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?

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for answer to this question.

ARRIVAL TIME/ LOCATION

  • Mondays: Arrives Anchorage airport 5:00PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:45PM (Norwegian Cruise Line)
  • Fridays: Arrives Anchorage airport 4:30PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:15PM (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise line)
  • Sundays: Arrives Anchorage airport 5:00PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:45PM (Holland America Cruise Line)

WEAR

Comfortable layered clothing

INCLUDED

During this wonderful Seward Anchorage Full Day bus tour you will see all of the following:
  • Fully narrated 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 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 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 enjoy the ride through the pristine Kenai Mountains above and below tree line. Pass thru Moose Pass with wonderful views of pristine mountains, glaciers, and wildlife. We will make stops for pictures at the Summit Lake.

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, 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 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 Alaska Wildberry Products 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 waters 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, 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 Seward Anchorage full day 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.Tim dog mushing

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! If you would like to support his team, anything helps to feed those hard working dogs, you can do so via Paypal:

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 Seward Anchorage full day bus tour and shuttles 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.

This service is available only on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. Any other days only private transfers, call directly for rates.

Our tour/transfer is directly coordinated with the cruise line schedule and place. We will meet you when you are able to get off the ship, will take care of your luggage, and drop off at most locations in Anchorage.

Mondays:

Departs Seward 8:30AM – arrives Anchorage airport 5:00PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:45PM (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Fridays:

Departs Seward 8:00AM – arrives Anchorage airport 4:30PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:15PM (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise line)

Sundays:

Departs Seward 8:30AM – arrives Anchorage airport 5:00PM, drop off at Anchorage hotels till 5:45PM (Holland America Cruise Line)

All ships dock at Seward port early morning 5:00AM and start disembarkation at 7:00AM the same morning.

Whittier to Anchorage All Day Bus Tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 17 reviews
July 3, 2016

Tim did a GREAT JOB. Couldn’t ask for anyone better.

August 19, 2016

We also had Tim as our guide for the Seward/Anchorage All Day Tour and he did a great job! He was informative, friendly, and a very genuine person. Tim also has the patience of Job as two people on our tour were over 30 minutes late returning to the bus but he handled the situation beautifully.

June 2, 2017

Enjoy your long trip to the airport

This seven-hour diversion was awesome. Our driver and tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and entertaining, pointed out many of the beautiful sights and aspects of Alaskan life. A visit to AWCC, a project benefiting Alaskan wildlife gave us “up close” access to bears, musk ox, moose, wolves, and other indigenous animals. Lunch at Alyeska Resort and the tram ride – just perfect on a sunny day in Alaska. Further, we received a capsule of history and daily life in Anchorage. My favorite was watching people catching salmon in creek. All worth the price – and we got to the airport, too.

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June 26, 2017

Better than the train!

Alan, our tour guide, was super. From being picked up at the terminal to being delivered in plenty of time to the airport, every detail in between was fabulous. Not only was the price a huge reason for us to choose this, but also the opportunities to take advantage of our last day in Alaska and feel like tourists was a huge plus. There is no way the train could have allowed us to see everything that Alan showed us. Loved the small group setting, this was such a personal tour. Also, Alan was full of such interesting information, I would highly recommend this tour.

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July 3, 2017

Alan was great. I enjoyed his knowledge of the area we covered from Seward to Anchorage

The Kenai peninsula is awesome. The stops were educational, interesting and beautiful . We visited Exit glacier, the animal conservation compound which takes in injured animals of all species, Alyeska ski resort and the tram ride there and an overall view of both Seward and Anchorage.

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July 13, 2017

Fun Full Day Transfer

Great way to spend the day before an evening flight out of Anchorage. Picked us up right at the port after our cruise. Allen, our tour guide, was packed full of info about the area. We stopped at Alyeska Ski Resort for lunch (included) and rode the tram up the mtn. (Also included). We were promptly dropped off at the airport at 4:30pm. Fun day!

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July 22, 2017

Great way to experience some land when only taking an cruise in Alaska:
My husband and I took the full 8 hour bus tour upon disembarkation of our cruise which ended in Seward where we needed to head to Anchorage to catch a flight home the next day. This bus tour was a great option as it included many fun stops along our way to Anchorage. My husband and I wanted to take a land tour with our trip but unfortunately did not have the time to take off of work to allow for the full Alaskan experience. While I understand this was not considered a land tour we feel like we got a taste of what a land could be like with the stop along the way and the beautiful scenery on the bus ride to Anchorage. This tour was a great way to spend the day to get back to Anchorage as it also allowed us to see the non-commercialized side of Alaska which we were saturated with at almost every cruise port. In addition our bus driver Tim was great he kept the ride moving with wonderful stories along the way. I would absolutely recommend this trip as for everything we got it was a great value and a great way to end our trip.

July 23, 2017

Great Choice for Our Transfer from Seward

We did the full-day tour with transfer from Seward off the Radiance of the Seas. It was easy to find the ACT representative in the Seward terminal. Royal Caribbean had a special bag tag number for ACT guests, so we were off the ship in plenty of time to meet out group. Allen was our driver/guide, and we could not have asked for a better guide. He knew when to speak and when to let the scenery do the speaking. He was entertaining, knowledgeable and friendly. The stops were great, too. We hiked to the face of Exit Glacier, had a great time at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and enjoyed the lunch at Aleyeska. We would book with ACT again should we do another Alaska cruise.

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August 3, 2017

Perfect end to a terrific cruise

We used Alaska Cruise Transportation for our transfer from Seward to Anchorage following our Holland America cruise. It included city tours of both Seward and Anchorage and stops at the Exit Glacier, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and a ride on the aerial tram at the Alyeska ski resort. The tour guide was informative and entertaining and provided a comfortable, safe ride. A gourmet box lunch was included, which was delicious and hearty. Admission to each of the attractions was included in the cost of the package.

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August 10, 2017

Full day narrated tour

We were in Bus # 5, on Aug 21, from Seward. I forget the young lady’s name ( tour guide) but she was excellent. She provided so much of interesting information, you could tell that she genuinely cared about the places visited and it seemed like it was more than just a job for her. We were very impressed that she went the extra mile to cater to some other families that had dietary restrictions. She also went on the longer hike with us at the Exit Glacier despite the rain and covered some noteworthy points along the way.
The tour covered interesting sightseeing points and was time well spent from Seward to Anchorage.
Bus was comfortable and clean and the samples of the silt, animal hide and Alaska trivia scrapbook were informative.
Lunch portions and variety were much better than expected.
Only dampener was the weather, but not their fault.
All in all, I would say well worth the price!

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August 17, 2017

Driver made this trip!

Our driver, Allen, made this trip! He was informative and friendly. The coach was comfortable! And we enjoyed the tour stops. We traveled with 3 generations (20s,50s and 70s) and we were all happy.

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August 26, 2017

Great trip after the cruise

After our Holland America cruise, we used ACT to take us from Seward to Anchorage. We had a great tour guide and a fantastic day seeing several sights in Alaska. From the Exit Glacier, wildlife conservatory, Alyeska ski resort, and sights around anchorage, our tour guide gave us some great and interesting info, while keeping the ride light hearted and entertaining. I recommend this trip highly for your transportation needs before or after a cruise.

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August 31, 2017

Compliments to Alan the tour guide!

On August 23, 2017 we got off of the island princess in Alaska. Alan our tour director and driver with a CT tors greeted us with a warm welcoming. He had given us so much information about Alaska That we were just amazed. I own a travel agency and I was so impressed by his knowledge. I will be sure to spread the word to my travel agent about the super of service that a CT tours represents . And they are very experienced tour guide/driver Alan .thank you very much Di @ Let’s go travel.

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September 2, 2017

MUST take Tour- Ask for Alan!
We finished our tour of the Inner Passage on our Royal Caribbean “Radiance of the Seas” Alaskan cruise on September 1st, 2017. We had allot of “favorites” on our cruise from Whale Watching, Bald Eagle sightings, Lumber Jack show, Hubbard Glacier and many other incredible experiences. Then we met Alan! So proud and knowledgeable of his Alaskan home and so good at sharing his knowledge and his interesting and entertaining humor! Alan was a one man show. Driver, Tour Guide, Meal host and he provided the tickets needed for tram lifts and the wild life center. Highly recommend you take this tour if you are traveling from Seward to Anchorage. Thank you Alan for an incredible day and the cherry on top of our amazing Alaskan holiday!

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September 2, 2017

Seward to Anchorage Bus Tour/Transfer

We needed transportation from the Cruise Dock in Seward to Anchorage, roughly a 3 hr trip, but did not want to spend a whole day in the airport waiting for a red-eye flight. ACT offered a transfer / tour combination where we cld stop at some points of interest along the way. Alan, our Tour Guide was EXCELLENT ! Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional ! We stopped at a glacier viewing area and had an opportunity to hike back to the glacier’s edge; stopped at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and toured their rehab facility, and then on to the Alyeska Ski Resort for lunch. Information Alan provided about the towns, earthquake of 1964 and his personal connection to Alaska made the trip exceptionally enjoyable ! Excellent value for the money !

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September 3, 2017

Enroute to Anchorage Airport!

MUST take Alaska Cruise Transportation (ACT) tour from seaport to the airport. Nicely timed to enjoy a morning hike to a glacier, viewing rescued wildlife, a tram ride to high peaks and arrive at airport for leisurely timed check-in
Oh, and a great tour guide – Allan! Enjoyed his humour and personality as he shared his knowledge and love of Alaska. Interesting to hear and see the results of the tsunami/earthquake of 1964 in the Seward/Anchorage area.
Compliments for the itinerary and tasty gourmet sandwich lunch. A great way to fill your departure day!

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September 5, 2017

Very Informative Guide!

I had booked a bus tour from Seward to Anchorage after our cruise. We had Alan as a bus driver and he by far exceeded my expectations as a tour guide. He was very informative, and even his jokes got some giggles. Overall, the experience of booking ACT and the guide was seamless. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a bus/cruise transfer!

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