White Pass Summit Rail and Bus Excursion
See White Pass Summit by Rail
Experience the best Skagway has to offer on this interesting and interactive Skagway tour. A ride on the White Pass Summit Rail will take you through history and some of the best natural scenery in the world. This bus and rail combination tour provides a view of the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different tour perspectives--one way by train and the other by bus.
Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour and 45 minute train ride from Skagway to the top of the White Pass Summit. Along your journey you will pass Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Gold Rush Cemetery, William Moore Bridge & Overlook, Skagway Scenic Overlook, Fraser Train Depot, Tormented Valley, and the "Welcome to Alaska" Sign. You will also make a stop at the Skagway Scenic Overlook to stretch your legs, take pictures, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Alaskan wilderness. Please be advised that this Skagway port tour might alternate between operating with the bus portion first or the train portion first.
Please Note: All participants are required to have a valid passport or an "enhanced" driver's license in their possession.
Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions.
The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. All US and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older will be required to present a valid passport or an "enhanced" driver's license. It is suggested to bring a photo ID as well. US and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger may travel with a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo ID, a passport, and visa (If required) in their possession when crossing the border.
All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Any single adult traveling with a child under 18, must provide a death certificate for the non-accompanying parent(s) OR a certified letter from the non-accompanying parent(s) stating:
1) The accompanying parent has permission to take the child across the border,
2) The accompanying parent has the authority to make any and all decisions regarding any medical care required by the child,
3) Provide a daytime telephone number for the non-accompanying parent where they can be reached if there are any questions.
Reviewer: Bob Dubbert
We really enjoyed the sites and the trip along this historic railway, even though it was a cloudy, drizzly day. Informative narration along the trip was a nice bonus
Reviewer: bill turchinetz
Fantastic. Tour guide on the train was the best. Very informative without taking away from the experience. The bus ride returning was also excellent. Guide / driver was funny and a long time resident who had deep knowledge of the area. DO IT!!!
Reviewer: Brad Harris
This trip was excellent. Our tour guide on the bus was very informative and quite entertaining! The scenery was breathtaking!
Reviewer: Susan Fernandez
Beautiful sights, lots of fun, interesting guides and history......all around fabulous excursion!! I highly recommend this, it was our favorite of our entire vacation!
Reviewer: Rudy C'Dealva
This was one of the best excursions to take. The vintage train was a treat to ride on. The story and history of the rail was simply amazing. And of course the views of the trees, mountains and rivers are stunning! Having the bus ride back offered a different perspective for the rail and we were able to bet off and snap some cool pictures. The Bus driver was super knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor which made it fun. This is a MUST DO for anyone.