Iditarod Winter
wonderland Tour 2022

Tour length: 5 days, 4 nights

Price per person$1,111 for double occupancy, $1,479 for single occupancy.

Valid: March 1 to March 6, 2022

This tour is operated by a local Alaskan tour company.

Day 1 – Wednesday, March 2nd

Arrive into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer to hotel on own.

Overnight Anchorage. Meals: N/A

Day 2 – Thursday, March 3rd

Breakfast will be included this morning. Today, enjoy a city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood where 190+ floatplanes take off and land daily, and Earthquake Park to learn about the 1964 Earthquake. There will be time for lunch on own today. Later, travel along the scenic Seward Highway and enjoy an included visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you will have a chance to see Alaska’s Wildlife up close and personal. Tonight, enjoy Iditarod festivities and dinner at the Musher’s Banquet.

Overnight Anchorage. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Friday, March 4th

Breakfast will be included this morning. Today travel north to meet four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his Happy Trails Kennel. Hear personal stories while viewing a glimpse of the grandeur Alaska has to offer along the Iditarod Trail. Later, return to Anchorage with an included stop at the Iditarod Headquarters en route.

Overnight Anchorage. Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – Saturday, March 5th

Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning head to 4th Avenue to get a great spot at the Official Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Spend time cheering on mushers from all over the world. Mushers will depart the starting gate every two minutes. Watch each of them depart or take off early and enjoy other Iditarod festivities in Anchorage. This afternoon, visit the Anchorage Museum, a large art, history, ethnography, ecology, and science museum in the heart of downtown Anchorage.

Overnight Anchorage. Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Sunday, March 6th

Breakfast will be included this morning. This morning, depart from your hotel for the adventure north to Willow for the restart of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Be sure to dress in layers to maximize staying warm as the entire day will be spent outside cheering on your favorite dog teams. En-route, stop at a local grocery store in Wasilla to pick-up on own snack and lunch items.

Prepare for a bit of a walk to find the perfect spot along the fence line of the race. Mushers take off across Willow Lake on their 1,049-mile journey by dog sled to Nome. The Willow Community Center is open and offers a break from the cold with vendors selling food and drink as well as local crafts. Don’t miss out on snacks throughout the day!

The departure time from Willow will depend on weather conditions and guests’ comfort level. It is our goal to see as many of the Mushers depart as possible while still arriving back into Anchorage by 6:00/6:30pm.

Upon return to Anchorage it will be time to say goodbye to your local Tour Director as you are transferred to the Anchorage Airport for your flight.

Alternative Anchorage Day 5 Itinerary: would include a visit to the Alaska Aviation Museum to learn about the huge impact bush
planes and pilots have on the survival of the small villages throughout Alaska, along with meeting a Bush Pilot. Guests will dine in
the atmosphere of warm Alaskan hospitality at a local restaurant for an included lunch and the day will include a stop at the E.
Street Theater where guests will enjoy a 30-minute interactive movie about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

TOUR DETAILS:

– Guaranteed to go from the first person sold on this unique winter program!
– Hand warmers included to ensure your comfort.
– Premier Alaska Tours local Tour Director will be with the group throughout the entire land tour.
– All transfers, luggage handling, all applicable taxes and sightseeing tours as indicated.
– All reserved bookings by 1/1/22, have guaranteed seating at the Mushers’ Banquet.
– Meals are included as indicated each day. No alcohol is included for any meal.
– Hotels and itineraries are finalized at 30 days prior to arrival and based on the following: Anchorage – Sheraton Anchorage or similar
– Tour will operate with a driver guide in a deluxe sprinter van if there are nine or fewer passengers on tour.

**Alaska in the winter is an amazing place to visit. Please keep in mind that winter in Alaska means snow, ice and cold temperatures. Some venues are outdoors, so uneven and icy surfaces may be underfoot. A variety of optional tours from mild to wild may be offered. The local tour director will have details on each available option.**