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International Broadcasters Idea Bank

Alaska Heritage Tours welcomes the 2005 International Broadcaster's Idea Bank to the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge on May 11 - 14, 2005.

Please review this information as you finalize your travel plans. Details are below.

  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge reservations for May 10 - May 13, 2005
  • Tour information before or after the conference
  • Transportation to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
  • Transportation to Anchorage
  • Post Conference Packages

  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge reservations for May 10 - May 13, 2005
    Contact Robert Baker at 907-357-2944 or online at to book your conference rooms and meals at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

  • Tours before or after the conference
    To make your reservations for pre or post conference tours or book transfers to the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, please contact Alaska Heritage Tours at 1-877-777-2805, [email protected] or visit the web at A detailed decription of the IBIB post conference tour to the Kenai Peninsula can be found further down this page.
    Please note: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will be holding a sold out event to raise money for the American Lung Association Clean Air Challenge on May 14, 2005.

  • Transportation to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
    We are excited for your arrival and encourage you to make your transportation plans prior to arrival in Alaska. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is located 112 miles, approximately 2 1/2 hours north of Anchorage. Since there is no scheduled train or coach to the lodge during the dates of your conference, we have arranged special transportation options to get you from the Anchorage airport to the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with ease.

    Transfers must be booked prior to May 1, 2005 so we may accommodate your needs in the best manner. Based on flight arrival information collected from your group as reservations are finalized, these times may be adjusted to better serve your group. Confirmation of transfer times will be sent with your documents 30 days prior to your arrival and will also be available at the airport visitor centers.

    Where to meet for transfer to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge?
    Please meet by the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau booth located in the South Terminal baggage claim at least 30 minutes prior to the shuttle departure time. Luggage carts are available for rent in the baggage claim area if needed. If your flight arrives into the North Terminal (Delta Airlines) you will need to take the complimentary airport shuttle to the South Terminal to meet your transfer.

    Transfer Anchorage Airport to Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

  • $55.00 Adult, $35.00 Child 2 - 11

    Transfer schedule for May 10, 2005

  • 11:00 am Depart from Inlet Tower Suites & Courtyard by Marriott - Please be in lobby at 10:45 am
  • 5:30 pm Departure from South Terminal for flights arriving prior to 5:00 pm.
  • 9:00 pm Departure from South Terminal for flights arriving prior to 9:00 pm.

    Please contact Alaska Heritage Tours at 1-877-777-2805 for assistance reserving your Anchorage hotels and transfers to / from Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

  • Transportation to Anchorage
    Depart the lodge at 9:00 am for the return to Anchorage. Admission for a stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center is included. Flights should not be scheduled to depart Anchorage prior to 2:00 pm if this mode of transportation is selected.

    Transfer Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge to Anchorage

  • $76.00 Adult, $35.00 Child 2 - 11

    Transfer schedule for May 14, 2005

  • 9:00 am Departure from Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge for Anchorage

    Please contact Alaska Heritage Tours at 1-877-777-2805 for assistance reserving your Anchorage hotels and transfers to / from Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

    International Broadcasters Idea Bank
    Kenai Fjords National Park Post Conference Package: May 14 - 17, 2005

    Day 1 – May 14, 2005

  • Talkeetna to Alyeska Resort in Girdwood
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Depart the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge by chartered coach for a scenic ride to Alyeska Resort, your next overnight. Along the way, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about the Native Cultures in Alaska, see traditional dwellings and watch a Native Dance group perform. A small café sells light items for lunch or a snack. Continue to Alyeska along the spectacular Turnagain Arm. Watch the rocky cliffs to see Dall Sheep. The tides in this area change up to 27’ in 12 hours, revealing a muddy quicksand-like beach at low tide. Upon arrival to the Alyeska Resort, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
    Note: While staying in Girdwood, you may like to visit the Kobuk Valley Jade Company or Crow Creek Mine. Maybe you prefer to pamper yourself in the spa at the resort. Don’t miss taking the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska for dinner with an incredible view of seven glaciers and the Turnagain Arm.

    Day 2 – May 15, 2005

  • Alyeska Resort to Seward
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Take the hotel shuttle to the Alaska Railroad Depot. (Please reconfirm shuttle transfer time with bell staff.) Board the Alaska Railroad for a breathtaking journey through the Portage Valley, past Spencer and Grandview Glaciers, through a series of five tunnels and over the pass to Seward. Keep a sharp look out for moose, mountain goats and black bears this time of year!
    Upon arrival in Seward, meet the Seward Windsong Lodge shuttle with your luggage. The shuttle driver will take you to the Alaska SeaLife Center and deliver your luggage to the lodge. While at the Alaska SeaLife Center, explore beneath the surface on this self-guided tour through the only cold water marine research facility in the western hemisphere! Learn about the research and rehabilitation of marine wildlife rescued in Alaska. Stop by the touch tank and feel the rough edge of a sea star or the prickly sea urchin, soft sea cucumbers or sea anemones and more! The lodge shuttle will transfer you to the Resurrection Roadhouse for a delicious lunch. Following lunch, visit the sled dog kennel of 2004 Iditarod Champion, Mitch Seavey. See how an Alaskan musher trains their sled dogs and continues the great tradition of mushing in Alaska! You will even have the opportunity to ride behind a team of dogs through a training course set up to keep the dogs in shape all year long.
    After the tour, transfer to the Seward Windsong Lodge for a two night stay. Our on site restaurant - the Resurrection Roadhouse, complimentary shuttle and warm fireplace in the lobby will make you feel right at home at this Alaskan lodge.
    Note: Resurrection Roadhouse specials often include Baby Back ribs with mango BBQ sauce, smoked chicken breast, halibut, Alaskan salmon, gourmet pizzas and burgers along with delicious salads and desserts. Extensive wine list and large variety of microbrews on tap.

    Day 3 – May 16, 2005

  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Transfer to Kenai Fjords Tours and board our custom sightseeing vessel for our most popular tour! Go where the action is with our experienced captain and crew. This exciting wildlife and glacier cruise takes passengers into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Visit one of the largest tidewater glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park. Sightings of bald eagles, common murres, cormorants, kittiwakes, and various other sea birds are common as we cruise through the Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge, the summer nesting area for thousands of horned and tufted puffins. Cruise near the Chiswell Islands, view Steller sea lions in their natural habitat. Sea otters, harbor seals and Dall porpoise are also common sights. Quite often our guests watch as orca, or “killer whales,” and humpback whales play and feed. A hot lunch is served on board and later in the day we stop at our exclusive Fox Island Day Lodge for freshly grilled Alaskan salmon. Return to the Seward Windsong Lodge for another relaxing overnight.

    Day 4 – May 17, 2005

  • Seward day at leisure and transfer to Anchorage
  • Alaska Railroad 6:00 pm - 10:25 PM
    Today is at leisure before your flight home. You may want to sleep in and then spend the afternoon shopping or take a tour to Exit Glacier if the weather permits. If you are the early bird of the group, take a morning fishing excursion so you’ll have time to get the fish packed before you head home. Whatever you decide, make sure you enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Alaska before you depart this magical place!

    Day 4's optional activities:

  • Shopping: Seward is home to many talented artisans who have their watercolors, pottery, glass work and more displayed in several of the local gift shops. Get your Christmas shopping done early this year by taking home handcrafted gifts from Alaska. Note: The lodge shuttle will take you to town and back.

  • Exit Glacier Hike: Meet our naturalist at the Seward Windsong Lodge and travel the route of the Resurrection River toward Exit Glacier. Your guide will provide narration about the effects of glaciers on the topography of the area. At the glacier, learn about vegetation and natural habitats surrounding a glacial environment. Walking routes vary based on tour departure and may include the Overlook Loop Trail and/or the Nature Trail complete with Interpretive signs. Please consult the tour desk at the lodge. Not included in package price. Note: Due to snow conditions in late April or early May, this tour may not be available.

  • Saltwater Fishing: Tackle the might halibut or reel in an Alaskan salmon that will be the envy of your friends back home! Half day charters are available from $145 & up. All gear is provided by the captain. Fishing licenses and king salmon tags are additional. Note: You may book this tour through the tour desk at the Seward Windsong Lodge upon arrival. Not included in package price.

  • Rail Seward to Anchorage 6:00 pm - 10:15 pm: The Seward Windsong Lodge will transfer you and your luggage to the Alaska Railroad Depot in Seward. (Please reconfirm the transfer time with the lodge bell staff.) The comfortable seats will allow you to stretch out and relax before your arrive to Anchorage. Upon arrival to Anchorage, you will need to take a taxi from the Alaska Railroad Depot to the airport for your flight home or to a hotel in Anchorage.
    Note: Taxi fare is generally $15 - $20 from depot to airport / hotels. This fare was not included in package price.

    IBIB post conference package: from $675 per adult, $165 per child (2-11)

    The IBIB post conference package is only available for travel May 14 - May 17, 2005. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees not included. Additional activities are not included. Rates and Dates are subject to change without notice.

    Please contact Alaska Heritage Tours at 1-877-777-2805 for assistance reserving your IBIB post conference package.

    Thank you for Exploring the Great Land with Alaska Heritage Tours!

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