Departing from Skagway's glacially-carved coastline by van, you will ride over the coastal mountain range through the White Pass Summit Area known as the Tormented Valley. And that's just the beginning of your memorable Skagway Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tour.
Making your way across the northwest corner of British Columbia and into the southwest corner of the Yukon, you will savor majestic mountain vistas, pristine lakes, and crisp, clean air. A photo stop will be made at Emerald Lake before traveling on to Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum.
During your time at the Trading Post, you can relax and enjoy a tasty Yukon-style lunch and visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in North America. The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age specimens to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. There are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world.
Your Skagway port tour continues on to the shores of crystal-clear Bennett Lake. At this point of the Skagway tour, you will have an opportunity to skip a few stones across the water, take pictures, and ask your tour guide questions about the historic Klondike Gold Rush.
If time permits, your next excursion stop will be the Carcross Desert, which is the world's smallest desert. Here, you will be able to get some sand in your shoes and take pictures that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Photo stops and possible wildlife sightings await as you journey back to Skagway. Once there, your tour guide will drop you off in the center of the Skagway shopping district or return you to your cruise ship.
For those in your party who would like to learn more about sled dogs and the art of mushing, they can opt for the Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour at the same time. Both tours travel on the same van to and from Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum.
Please Note: The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport. It is suggested to bring a photo I.D. as well. U.S. 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 I.D., a passport, and visa (if required).
All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Children that are 2 years old or younger are free when occupying an adult's lap (this does not include lunch). If you would like your child to have his/her own seat or meal, you are required to count them as an adult while booking.
The tour will be crossing the U.S. and Canadian border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age or older are required to have in their possession a valid passport. Guests 15 or younger must have a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (If required). 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 or infants under the age of 20 months.
Our tour guide is nice and knowledgeable. We saw beautiful Emerald Lake. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Penny Reynolds
We were a little apprehensive about this tour, since we always book our excursions with the cruise line. We were so pleased! Meeting place was so easy to find, great small group and a wonderful driver/guide! Will certainly be open to book through Direct Line Tours in the future.
Reviewer: Rebecca Rosas
We had a wonderful time on our deluxe yukon sightseeing tour and would recommend this tour to all that come to Alaska. Our tour guide Byran Terrell was great he explain a lot history on Alaska during our drive to the yukon.
Reviewer: William Lewis
Amazing views! Our Tour Guide was most accommodating with details, and helping us all take spectacular photos at each stop. He took us to remote places and gave his personal touch. Best tour!!!
Reviewer: Bill High
After talking to people that took the train ride I am most thankful that we took the Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tour. We got to go farther, see more and thanks to our bus driver, JOHN, get a lot of history of the local area. I highly recommend this trip and if you can get John as your driver he will make it a very enjoyable and memorable experience. The barbecue chicken lunch was great also.