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Scenic City Tour

A historical tour to Anchorage's most popular attractions, including photo stops and quick walks!

Price Per Person
2.5 Hours
Group Size
9:00AM - 11:30AM

Scenic City Tour

Description, Itinerary, Tour Map, Details, Cancellation Policy, Travel Insurance

Take a two and a half hour tour of Anchorage with our local Alaskan guide to gain a better understanding of place. Learn about our city's pioneer past and proud present! 

  • Port of Anchorage at Ship Creek
  • Grandma Olga Ezi Bronze Arctic Art Installation
  • Earthquake Park
  • Lake Hood
  • Chugach Mountains Scenic Overlook at Flat


  • Local Alaskan Guide(s)

Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide (English Speaking)

  • Small Group

A more personal experience of up to 13 guests in our clean and comfortable sprinter vans

  • All Inclusive

Port of Anchorage at Ship Creek

Grandma Olga Ezi Bronze Arctic Art Installation

Earthquake Park

Lake Hood

Chugach Mountains

  • Photo Stops

Stretch your legs for up close views or simply look through our panoramic windows

  • Snacks & Water

An assortment of complimentary snacks and water are available throughout the tour

  • Gear (Complimentary)

Access to our gently used gear (boots, snowpants, winter coats, raincoats, umbrellas, mittens, hats, etc.) is available

*Gear must be requested at time of booking to assure gear available during your tour

  • Hotel Pick Up (3 Hotels Per Tour)

Pick up available from major hotels located within Anchorage

*Please note that we do limit pick ups to 3 hotels per tour. BOOK NOW TO CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP

  • Office Pick Up

Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage

*Please select "Meet at Salmon Berry Tours Office" at time of booking to confirm

  • Drop Off

Drop off is available from major hotels located within Anchorage


  • Guide Gratuity

Tipping Recommendation: 10% - 15% of Tour Price

Begin your historical tour from the heart of downtown where we will visit the Port of Anchorage at the banks of Ship Creek, where Alaska's metropolitan was born as a tent city. In June and July, you might be able to view Chinook Salmon swimming in the world's only urban King Salmon fishery. Here, we will walk to the bronze Arctic art installation honoring Grandma Olga Ezi, learning the story about the Dena’ina matriarch who settled the Alaska Native village of Eklutna. Next we will travel through Bootleggers Cove, stopping for a walk in Earthquake Park where you’ll see signs of the 1964 earthquake: the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history, and the world's second most powerful earthquake ever recorded! Then, we will take a drive around Lake Hood, home to the world's busiest seaplane airport and base. Lastly, a scenic overlook within the Chugach Mountains is our final stop. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to take panoramic photos of Anchorage and the several surrounding mountain ranges as well as the Cook Inlet! While we can't guarantee wildlife viewing during this tour through the City of Flowers & Lights, we are known for our big wildlife and it is not uncommon to see an occasional moose or bald eagle.

Return downtown to explore the local shops and eateries or join us for an afternoon tour for guaranteed wildlife viewing! Complimentary snacks and water are provided during your tour. 

Day Tour Cancellation Policy:

For direct booking cancellations outside 24 hours before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside 24 hours, no refund applies. 

Salmon Berry Travel & Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry guest is instructive:

Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.

She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately. 

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