Scenic 2-Hr City Tour

special offer banner Scenic 2-Hr City Tour in Anchorage (Flat Top Mountain, Ship Creek)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience breathtaking views of Anchorage port and discover its rich history on our Scenic 2-Hr City Tour - a must-see experience!
  • Traverse the busiest seaplane base, Lake Hood, and navigate through Bootleggers Cove to the significant Earthquake Park.
  • Witness the powerful effects of the 1964 earthquake at the Earthquake Park memorial, a unique geological spectacle.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Flat Top Mountain, a wildlife haven, and spot moose in their natural habitat.
  • Cap off your tour with a stunning spectacle of city views from the Chugach Mountains - hurry, spots fill up fast!
Price: $85.00   Sale Price: $75.00   Save: $10.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Several Anchorage locations.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof and sensible walking shoes. A light jacket may be appreciated while at Flat Top.
Restrictions The minimum age to participate is 2 years old. Guests must be able to step up onto and off the tour vehicle, and walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or on an incline. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Scenic 2-Hr City Tour

Start your historical tour from the heart of downtown, exploring the shores of Ship Creek, where Anchorage originated from a modest tent city driven by a desire for industry. During June and July, you may have the opportunity to witness Chinook salmon swimming upstream to spawn in the world’s only urban King salmon fishery. Stroll to the bronze Arctic art installation commemorating Grandma Olga Nikolai Ezi, a highly esteemed Elder of Ahtna Athabascan descent.

From Ship Creek, we'll journey to the west end of Anchorage through Bootleggers Cove. Along the way, we'll pause for a stroll in Earthquake Park. In 1964, a 9.2 earthquake rocked the city for nearly five minutes, causing upheaval of the silty shoreline and bluffs of the town, making it the second-most powerful earthquake ever recorded. After exploring the park, the local representative will drive around Lake Hood, which is home to the world’s busiest seaplane airport and base.

Finally, at the last destination, enjoy a scenic view inside the Chugach State Park system, as the tour makes its way up the Hillside neighborhood of Anchorage. With favorable weather, guests can take panoramic pictures of Anchorage, the nearby mountain ranges, and the breathtaking Cook Inlet. This area is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, while we cannot promise sighting any during the tour through the City of Flowers & Lights, it is not unusual to view a bald eagle or moose on occasion.

From here, we will return downtown to explore the local shops and eateries at your leisure.