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Alaska Walking tours

Our most recommended Alaska Walking tours

Anchorage: 1-Hour Trolley Tour

1. Anchorage: 1-Hour Trolley Tour

Enjoy a fully narrated tour of historic Anchorage from the comfort of an enclosed, heated trolley with panoramic windows. Travel a 15-mile circuit through Alaska's largest city, while a lively and informative Alaskan guide shares the history of the city, their family stories, and more. Departing from the corner of 4th and F Street, the tour includes many highlights, such as the Mysterious Earthquake Park, and Westchester Lagoon, where waterfowl abound, and moose and small mammals forage. See the Alaska Railroad, and float planes departing from Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountain ranges, wildlife sightings, and historic neighborhoods In addition, get a coupon book serving more than 20 restaurants, gift shops, tours, and attractions in downtown Anchorage.

Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

Step into a winter wonderland, no matter the season with this guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. Admire stunning ice-sculptures and stay warm with the use of a cozy parka. Have the option to select a tour with or without a tasty appletini that is served in an ice glass. Meet your guide at the Chena Hot Springs and head over to the museum to begin your chilly adventure. Step into environment that is kept continually at a cool 25° Fahrenheit (-7° Celsius) by a special absorption chiller. Go over some of the iconic ice sculptures and interesting facts about the museum with your guide before having the chance to free roam and take pictures of the fantastical ice shapes that are vibrantly lit.

Anchorage: Downtown Food & History Walking Tour

3. Anchorage: Downtown Food & History Walking Tour

Starting in the present day we will “wonder” back through the past to the late 1800s, learning about Anchorage and Alaska through the stories of the individuals who lived here. The tour starts on the back patio of the famous Kobuk Gift Shop. Meet up with your local Alaskan guide who will regale you with their storytelling skills where they share untold Alaskan history, and tell about unique Alaskan characters you won't get on other tours. Walk a bit between the stops and get a feel for the city. Rest assured knowing they'll be plenty of chances to sit and relax as well. Visits to the restaurants and shops will last about 15 to 20 minutes each. Sample a wide range of food and drinks significant to Anchorage's past and present, from seafood to ice cream to Russian dumplings to locally brewed beer. Relax, soak up the atmosphere, and pick up local insights from your guide. The tour ends a few blocks away from the meeting point at a local eatery.

Alaskan Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis Lodges

4. Alaskan Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis Lodges

Book a visit to one of these luxurious Fairbanks lodges for a stunning view of Aurora Borealis. The viewing night begins right at the Fairbanks accommodation where guests marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights from the comfort of these cozy lodges. Guests are picked up and transported to one of the best viewing lodges in the Fairbanks, Alaska area. The lodge is carefully selected to ensure that guests can gaze upon the Northern Lights with ease. Trust the experts to provide you with an incredible vantage point for spying the famous phenomenon. Outside of Fairbanks and away from the city lights, these wide open areas ensure a perfect way to take in Alaska's winter sky. Enjoy the sights from inside the lodge, or even step outside to snap some photographs of the brilliant sky.

Ketchikan: Husky Walking Tour

5. Ketchikan: Husky Walking Tour

There are many things that constitute a quintessential Alaskan life…rugged individualism, self reliance, survival instincts, and resourcefulness, just to name a few. Throughout time, Ketchikan has been home to various and sundry Alaskans that fit this profile and prove, without a doubt, that Alaskans are made from tougher stuff. A walking tour with Ketchikan On Foot takes you into the lives and times of these Alaskans. As we walk through town, your human and canine guides will regale you with stories and demonstrations of the Alaskan life as we know it through our experiences, and as we’ve learned it from other Alaskans. We will introduce you to local food, artists, and businesses who can offer the most authentic Ketchikan experiences and mementos. With luck, you will witness the same wildlife as have been spotted on our beaches and in our forests for thousands of years. You will have a conversation with huskies who have Alaskan experiences just as interesting and exciting as the human ones. Best of all, you’ll leave our shores with greater appreciation for the uniqueness of this amazing Alaskan life.

Sitka: Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown

6. Sitka: Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown

Make the most of your time in Sitka by taking a 1-hour guided tour of the Alaskan fishing town that was once the capital of Russian America. You will gain a unique local perspective of Sitka as you are lead through the historic downtown of a city rich with Tlingit indigenous culture. You will experience a carefully crafted itinerary including: -totem poles -a prominent harbor for fishing boats -the Russian Bishop's House -St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral -and much, much more. In addition you will hear personal stories from your resident guide about commercial fishing, industry, education, and daily life in Sitka, Alaska.

Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

7. Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

Learn all about the local wildlife and nature of Alaska with a guided walk through Anchorage's Botanical Garden. Stroll along the paved path and admire the many beds, flowers in bloom, and try to spot some local animals around. Explore a hidden spot in Anchorage and meet your guide at the mailbox for a brief wildlife safety talk as bears and moose are known to wander around the area. Walk with your guide and take note of the entry beds, which host a mix of ornamentals and edibles. Make your way to the gate and enter the plaza area where you can admire one of the first flowers in bloom. As you embark on the trail, talk about the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden, including the dedicated volunteers and staff that helped establish it over 34 years ago. Visit several perennial gardens, view research plots, and marvel at the outdoor classroom. Finish the tour in the greenhouse, before exiting through the nursery and gift shop. Choose your timing wisely, as different plants will be visible depending on the season. Leave the tour with newfound knowledge about the hardy plants of Alaska, its fierce wildlife, and the many stunning flowers that call this place home.

Anchorage: Spenard Area True Crime Walking Tour

8. Anchorage: Spenard Area True Crime Walking Tour

During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Anchorage was wild and dangerous. Flush with oil money from the pipeline being built, working men from all over the country arrived in masses. Where there is an excess of working men & women with pockets full of cash and who are living in the fast lane places like brothels, bars, strip clubs, and gambling joints pop up overnight. Organized crime and gangs brought in illegal substances which poured into the city to feed everyone’s addictions. Dangerous men were plenty and it’s easy to disappear in the wilderness of Alaska, especially when you have a helping hand. Intriguing stories can come about because of debauchery, and we are here to tell you the sultry details. This tour is all about the true crime of Anchorage during this time period. Our focus is placed specifically on the notorious Spenard neighborhood, which was known as the center of it all. This is not for the faint of heart, children, or the pious amongst us. This Spenard True Crime Tour covers some of the history and people mentioned in Johnny’s Girl, a nationally acclaimed memoir by Kim M. Rich. This fascinating book tells the tale of an ordinary girl living an extraordinary childhood in Anchorage, AK during this time period. Kim’s father, John F. “Johnny” Rich was a major player in the underworld of Anchorage, Alaska in the 1960’s. Her mother was Frances “Ginger” Rich, an exotic dancer and B-girl who suffered from mental illness. Kim’s father was brutally murdered when she was 15, a consequence of his lifestyle. This true story is the perfect companion piece for this Alaska food tour. We will end our night at two of the most famous bars in Alaskan history for a drink. If you're lucky, and on your worst behavior, you might have the great pleasure of meeting the infamous Wicked Wanda. Content Warning: This tour includes stories that some may find disturbing. While we do talk about factual true crime events which were terrible, guides do not go into graphic detail. Our goal is to maintain an accurate retailing of historical events in a tasteful and intriguing manner.

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What people are saying about Alaska

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I think it is a very good alternative for the first timers to attend to. They have a nice cabin in the woods without city lights. Our guides name was Joe, very friendly and local. They offer hot water, cookies, tea and coffee. You can alternatively bring a can of soup and warm it there. As an alternative for the second timers or if it feels expensive and you want to explore yourself, you can pick a spot from google maps and drive there with your rental car. After all sky watching is free. You just need to find a nice spot.

We took the 1pm food tour and we were not disappointed. Dan told excellent stories and kept us in stitches throughout. The food was outstanding. Dan did a wonderful job choosing the restaurants and shops and we could see that he has established long term relationships with the chefs and owners. I live in Anchorage and I will bring my future visitors on this tour.

While the sky didn’t behave, Jeff was wonderful. He’s a native and a tremendous ambassador for Fairbanks. He was entertaining, had so many stories about the area, and he was just a delight! And he knows how to drive on those icy roads. We felt super safe at all times. Thanks for salvaging a fun evening, Jeff!

The tour was great. Our guide was charismatic and the museum was wonderful. I highly recommend it.

SO FRIGGEN COOL...onky 7 in the crowd, it was an international smorgasbord.