Bennett Scenic Journey
Lake Bennett Scenic Journey Train Ride Day Tour in Skagway, Alaska
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 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: Trust Lemke
We absolutely loved this excursion, the train was so cool. We took a van up to the Yukon, our driver was so awesome, she made a lot of stops on the way so we could take pictures. We got on the train They served us a box lunch with sandwich, chips and a cookie bar. Very nice! Going to the Yukon was cool, the only complaint I have is I wish we could have stayed at the little town shopping a while longer before we had to head back down the mountain on the train. The crew on the train did an excellent job narrating. Such a scenic, picturesque photo journey.
This was our favorite excursion on our cruise. We had excellent weather and really enjoyed the views. It was very peaceful and pleasant overlooking Lake Bennett and the lunch was filling. We were able to get great pictures and enjoyed the rushing air between the cars.
Reviewer: E. Godfrey
A great day. Good train trip, personal, scenery and lunch. Bus trip back also enjoyable. Have recommended it already to friends.
Reviewer: Lori Mills
This was an amazing excursion. Our tour guide was extremely friendly. Loved the train ride through the beautiful scenic mountains of Canada and Alaska. Perfect day!
Reviewer: Carolyn Thompson
It was a wonderful adventure. The train ride was great traveling through the wilderness. The mountains and lakes were beautiful. The last part of the trip was a bus ride with frequent photo stops to take pictures. The train crew and our bus driver were really great guides.