2019 Iditarod 6 Day Race Start Tour Package
2019 Iditarod Race Start Tour Package. This tour is designed to let you experience all of the excitement of the race start, enjoy some fabulous sightseeing and wildlife viewing along Turnagain Arm and take a fantastic dog team tour. We start this tour with an incredible 7 hour trip to Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey's kennel. Here you will tour the kennel, learn about dog mushing and take a sled dog ride! At the Iditarod Race Banquet you will mingle with the mushers, have photo ops with them and the opportunity to wish them well. Clients have the option to go through the dog handler certification that allows them to help bring the sled dogs up to the starting line at the Race start. How exciting is that for Iditarod fans! Optional activities at Alyeska include dog sled rides, snowmobiling, helicopter rides and of course skiing. With all the excitement of the Iditarod Race start, 1st rate lodging and meals and the spectacular scenery and dog mushing experience, this Iditarod Race Tour is a wonderful introduction to the Iditarod and one you will truly enjoy.

6 Day Iditarod Race Start Tour Package Highlights Include

  • 7 hour tour to Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey's kennel.
  • Attend the ceremonial Iditarod Race Start in Anchorage .
  • Attend the actual Iditarod Race Start inWillow .
  • Sightseeing excursion to the Alaska Wildlife Center
  • Afternoon visit to beautiful Alyeska ski resort with scenic tram ride up Mount Alyeska.
  • Attend the Musher's Meet and Greet followed by the Musher's Banquet
  • Opportunity to be an Iditarod team dog handler with VIP privileges.
  • Visit to the Iditarod Museum in Wasilla
  • Visit to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • Cost and Details

    February 26- March 4, 2018. $2500 pp. shared accommodation, single supplement $500.

    Tour Includes

    • 6 Nights Accommodation at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel
    • Group meals as indicated on the itinerary
    • Musher's Banquet tickets
  • Tour to the Iditarod Race Headquarters and Dallas Seavey's Kennel
  • Transportation to Alyeska and Willow Restart
  • Admission to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Wildlife Center and tram ride
  • Itinerary

    • Day One Tuesday : Guests arrive and check into the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. Evening group meeting.
    • Day Two Wednesday : Pickup at your hotel and 7 hour excursion to the Iditarod Race Headquarters in Wasilla followed by Dallas Seavey's kennel tour. Here you will learn about dog mushing, tour the kennel and take an exciting dog sled ride. (L)
    • Day Three Thursday : Scenic ride along Turnagain Arm to the Alaska Wildlife Center and Alyeska Ski Resort, including a tram ride up Mount Alyeska. Clients can book optional activities such as downhill or cross-country skiing, flight seeing by plane or helicopter, snowmobiling, dog sledding, exploring the village of Girdwood or just enjoying the hotel amenities. In the afternoon we will head back to Anchorage and attend the Musher's Banquet in the evening. (D)
    • Day Four Friday : Morning visit to the Lakefront Hotel for clients who have signed up for dog handler certification training. Group lunch followed by a visit to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.The evening is free. (L)
    • Day Five Saturday: Iditarod excitement clicks into high gear today with the ceremonial Race start in Anchorage. We will get an early start and watch the mushers unload their teams in the staging area and later join the crowds cheering on their favorite mushers as they race down 4th Ave. Later in the afternoon we will watch the Running of the Reindeer down 4th Avenue followed by a group dinner. (D)
    • Day Six Sunday : Morning departure to the official restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow and another chance to be a part of the Race by working as a dog handler or security personnel. This is the highlight of the tour as we watch the teams begin their 1000 mile trip through some of the most remote country in North America. (D)
    • Day Seven Monday : Clients depart Anchorage.