Fairbanks City Highlight Tour
  • Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

    Enjoy a day out on the town in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit the main highlights and attractions in the "Golden Heart City". Travel through time as you explore the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Stop at the famous Trans-Alaska-Pipeline Viewpoint and learn how this massive project was completed. Then, head uphill to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to take in the wonders of the Museum of the North. (Will visit Antique Auto Museum instead when the Museum of the North is not open.)

    Finally, end the day with a trip to the Santa Claus House in the North Pole!

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point, 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99712

    The pipeline viewpoint is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Claus House, 101 Saint Nicholas Dr, North Pole, AK 99705-7695

    Visit Santa at his home in North Pole. The Santa Claus House is full with Alaska souvenirs.
    * Please note a Santa Claus sighting is not guaranteed.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806

    The Morris Thompson Cultural Center welcomes you with great exhibits about Interior Alaska.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: University of Alaska Museum of the North, 1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702

    Dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries make the museum an extraordinary destination.

    Discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s cultures, places, and wildlife.
    * Closed on Sunday (Sept. & Oct.)

    Duration: 1 hour

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
    "Please note Santa may not be present every day. His hours and appearances are subject to change without notice. A visit with Santa is not guaranteed."
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

    • Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered

    • Duración: 5 hours 30 minutes
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - University of Alaska Museum of the North

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 15 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • David K
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de julio del 2018

      We did this tour with our 10 year old granddaughter. We were the only ones on the tour this day but our Guide, Gary Tupper, was excellent, sharing a lot of local knowledge as well. The museums were interesting and informative for us all. We found the pipeline very interesting and unfortunately did hit one of Santa's days off, but nonetheless, the shop was extensive. We also stopped at a wood shop Gary knew and it was interesting how the can make bowls and decorative items from wood. We did purchase a bowl commemorating how home state's statehood. Gary never rushed us and made the trip even more interesting with his local knowledge. I recommend both the tour and particularly Gary. We would definitely do it again if we return to Fairbanks.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Richard S
      Publicado el Sábado, 05 de agosto del 2017

      Brandon, our guide arrived promptly at 8 and it turned out that we were the only two people on this tour. He was very enthusiastic and exceptionally knowledgeable about the Fairbanks area as well as the native people who originally inhabited Alaska.

      We visited the Fairbanks native peoples cultural center and learned more about the people who originally inhabited Alaska. Brandon guided us through the exhibits and explained how the artifacts related to the very survival of the original Alaskan people. We then visited the Alaskan Pipeline and saw how it was constructed. We also visited University of Alaska at Fairbanks where they had a very fine museum of more recent Alaskan history. Our last stop was to the city of the North Pole where we visited and took pictures with Santa Claus. Surprisingly, they also had a Christmas Gift Shop there too.

      It was a great day tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • James P
      Publicado el Martes, 25 de julio del 2017

      Excellent tour with interesting information very well presented by Tristen. It was great that Tristen was a native of Fairbanks and had many valuable pieces of historical information. He was able to put them into context so that we were able to get a very good picture of Fairbanks and how it came to be, from founding to the present. He also was able to discuss how it might evolve as future events might impact the future of Fairbanks.

      Tristen was very patient and thorough in his descriptions at the various stops and along the way between stops. He was able to present an excellent overview of Fairbanks over the course of this tour. FIVE STARS earned.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Phil F
      Publicado el Lunes, 10 de julio del 2017

      Worth the money the tour takes the worry out of driving, parking and sightseeing. The very knowledgeable driver/tour guide adds tremendously to the visit to Fairbanks

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mary W
      Publicado el Viernes, 16 de septiembre del 2016

      Aug 24,2016 this is a really great tour. we saw a lot and our guide Ricky was very interesting and knew a lot about the area. OH travelers

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ccpenderghest
      Publicado el Domingo, 28 de agosto del 2016

      Prompt, friendly and accommodating. Barbara adjusted our tour to our needs. She is knowledgeable about her city and shared that with us. The Morris cultural center is especially good. It was well worth seeing.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ellen A
      Publicado el Martes, 21 de junio del 2016

      Excellent tour. Very informative Randy did a first rate job

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Teacher472
      Publicado el Sábado, 18 de junio del 2016

      Our tour of Fairbanks was excellent.
      Our driver/guide was Randy, and we learned so much about life in Alaska.
      Both museums were very interesting, and it was a lot of fun to visit the North Pole and help Santa to mail customized letters to our grandchildren.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mary M
      Publicado el Miércoles, 22 de junio del 2016

      Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to show us a good time!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Luis R
      Publicado el Miércoles, 09 de mayo del 2018

      It was a good tour. Our tour guide Randy was very informative and quite a character. He was our guide the day before going to the arctic circle. I really enjoyed going to the North Pole and meeting Santa.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Ee Him O
      Publicado el Lunes, 02 de octubre del 2017

      This is a good tour for snapshot of the city plus drive down to see the trans-Alaska pipeline and the Santa Claus house. Guide provides info of the city during the trip.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Midji R
      Publicado el Lunes, 28 de agosto del 2017

      This is a very worthwhile tour, our tour guide is very knowledgeable, he picked us up promptly at 8 am in the hotel. We went to North Pole to see Santa's house which is also a gift shop, then to Santa's barn to see his 8 beautiful Reindeers! We also visited Trans Alaska Pipeline, a couple of museum, one is a Community museum at down town Fairbanks, and the second one is a modern and beautiful Museum of the North - managed by University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Our guide accompanied us during the museum visit, and gave us further inside knowledge of the local terrains during different season, and how the native Alaskan travel during those time.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • mtcarl716
      Publicado el Martes, 09 de agosto del 2016

      Tour was very nice - only the 3 of us and the guide, but very disappointed Santa and mrs. Claus were not at home.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Linda C
      Publicado el Viernes, 01 de junio del 2018

      Our tour guide was at our hotel promptly. He took us on a brief tour of Fairbanks, the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, a segment of the Alaskan pipeline, the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska, and a visit to North Pole, a town outside of Fairbanks that has a year-round Christmas shop. He walked us through the Morris Thompson Cultural Center. The highlight was the Museum of the North. Admission was included in the tour, but it was self-guided. They have a magnificent collection of artifacts, bones, art, and more. The pipeline segment was interesting. I could have done without the Christmas Shop.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Cynthia V
      Publicado el Martes, 29 de agosto del 2017

      Santa Clause has day offs that can change without notice. That information should have been posted on the disclaimers and the ads. The visiting sites are just ok, no wow factors. The van smells heavy cigarette smoke. The tour is way over price.
      We went on a day when there was no Santa Clause at Santa Clause house. We was not aware when we booked the tour.

        Calificación General: 2/10

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