Bennett Scenic Journey
Experience the Bennett Scenic Journey
Travel along the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898 from Skagway to Yukon Territory. Following with a scenic ride along the Klondike Highway to and from Skagway. This Skagway day tour is a great option to combine the best of your Canadian and Alaskan getaway.
Along the Skagway excursion journey, you will enjoy a 45-minute visit at Lake Bennett. This area is special and unique in that it can only be reached via the White Pass Train or by directly hiking the famous Chilkoot Trail. Once there, enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and the 1910 Bennett Station historical museum in Skagway.
A hearty turkey sandwich boxed lunch with chips, a side, and dessert is provided along the train portion of your journey between Bennett and Carcross. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request at time of booking this scenic Alaska tour. You'll spend about 4 hours and 15 minutes on the train, enjoying the picturesque Alaskan scenery as you travel through this beautiful part of the world.
Carcross, also known as "Caribou Crossing", is located at the foot of Lake Bennett. Once at Carcross, passengers are transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for a visit to Emerald Lake, the most photographed lake in the Yukon Territory. The approximately 2 and a half hour trip back to Skagway by bus will include various stops which will provide many photo opportunities of the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls, rivers, majestic mountains, vast glaciers, historic sites, and panoramic landscapes. This tour in Skagway is also operated in reverse order with a "bus first" departure on certain days of the week. Book this tour and escape into the heart of history!
Please Note: All guests are required to have a valid passport in their possession in order to take this tour.
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. It is suggested to bring a photo ID as well. Any guest unable to produce the proper identification will not be able to participate.
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 or if they are traveling with someone else they must have a letter of consent signed by all of the minors legal guardians. 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: Debra Captain
This excursion was one of the highlights of our cruise. The train itself was beautiful and the scenery all the way up the pass was breathtaking. The car we were in was crowded so we asked if we could move up to next car and they were kind enough to accommodate us.All of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, making it interesting as well as beautiful. They served a really good lunch too. This trip is a must if you're in Skagway!
Reviewer: jeanne anderson
this excursion was definitely worth the money and the time. our guides both on the train and on the bus were interesting and captivating, and made the journey memorable. definitely recommend!
Reviewer: Lisa Warner
Our driver was the best! Train ride was awesome. Got to see lots of Alaska! The driver stopped at more nature sites than stopping at signs to take pictures.
Reviewer: Jon Rossmiller
Loved this trip. Rode in a small bus up the hillside with stops for wildlife sightings and picture stops. Got on the train, had a nice lunch and rode down the hills and valleys back to town. Interesting train, historical restored train cars, can't imagine how they built the tracks in this remote, rugged terrain.
Reviewer: Dewey Johns
This excursion was very pleasant. It started with a nearly to hour bus ride to the train Depot, with a driver who was very knowledgeable about the area. She told us a lot of interesting stories about the people who settled in the area we traveled through and was very considerate about pulling over at scenic overlooks to allow people to get out and take pictures. The train ride itself was full of wonderful sightseeing and we even had a nice box lunch. The engineer and conductor also told us about the area we passed through and we were lucky enough that our train car was not even a third full, so we really could move about for the best viewing. It was a nice way to spend the day.