updated 4/2/2010 9:04:06 AM ET 2010-04-02T13:04:06

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Travel by: Sept. 15

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The deal
With ice-locked fjords, craggy, snow-capped mountains and an expansive, unspoiled wilderness, Alaska lives up to its nickname as the “Last Frontier.”

And, this spring you can experience complete immersion in an ecosystem you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world, thanks to Princess Tours’ three-day/two-night rail and hotel package.

Valid May 19 through September 15, this deal is priced from $134.50 per person and represents a 50 percent savings on regular rack rates.

The experience: This unforgettable expedition starts in Anchorage and will take you through Alaska’s sprawling forest on a Princess ultra-dome railcar. The three-hour train ride from Anchorage to Talkeetna is sure to provide glimpses of wildlife that will make you think they’ve been torn from the pages of National Geographic.

Once transferred from the rail station to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge via motor coach, you’ll have 2.5 days to become acquainted with your natural surroundings.

Besides having unobstructed views of colossal Mt. McKinley (the highest peak in North America), the lodge offers an array of outdoor activities and excursions, including fly fishing, river rafting, canyon tours, hiking in Denali National Park and more.

The hotel also provides visitors with the opportunity to participate in a summit flight tour of Mt. McKinley — just in case you want to end your Alaskan vacation on a high note, literally.

The dollars
Rates are based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees, optional tours, and meals are additional.

The catch
Photo ops with moose not included.

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