White Pass Summit Rail and Bus Excursion
See White Pass Summit by Rail and Bus
Experience the best Skagway has to offer on this interesting and interactive Skagway White Pass Summit rail and bus excursion. A train 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 scenic journey on a train 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 guests are required to have a valid passport or passport card in order to take this tour. If time permits, there will be one restroom stop during the bus ride or if requested in advance by one of the passengers on the bus.
Collapsible walkers can be accommodated as long as the walker does not exceed the following measurements, when folded up: 30 inches in length by 10 inches in width by 30 inches in height (including wheels). This tour can only accommodate "umbrella" style baby strollers that do not exceed the following measurements when folded up: 45 inches in length by 10 inches in width by 10 inches in height (including wheels). If there is no room on the bus, these items will have to be left behind with the local representative and delivered to the guest at the conclusion of the 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: Audrey Marentette
Taking a side trip from our Alaskan Cruise, we took the bus excursion from Skagway along the Klondike Hwy. Our driver Jessie's knowledge of history with interesting details along with lots of humour made this trip so enjoyable! Returning on the White Pass Summit Rail train had large windows, every seat provided a great view. Opportunity to stand on the platform between the cars provided the best photography. Taking the bus excursion first, then ending with the train back to Stagway gave you the best of both worlds. Highly recommend this excursion!!
Reviewer: Patricia & Vern MacDonal
The train trip appealed to us. It had some historical significance and being a train trip it was a novelty. The train cars were well appointed with heat and a bathroom if needed, the commentary was informative and together with the scenery and historical commentary ensured the trip of some three hours went by fairly quickly. As Canadians, it was unique experience to go from the United States into Canada and back to the United States without too much hassle from border line security in either country. The return bus ride was great. The driver was informative, funny and helpful. He made a point of stopping at a pull out to allow several of his passengers to take a photo of a black bear. Overall, good value for the time and money while on vacation!
Reviewer: Rory tom hoon
The tour operator and their employees were friendly and knowledgeable. We were pleasantly surprised when our train ride ended in Canada (Mt. Frazer) and picked up by a small bus and driven back to Skagway. On the way back, we stopped at several scenic places and took photos. They dropped us off in Skagway or at our ship. That was definitely personal service not given today. I would highly recommend this excursion. Well worth the money and time.
Reviewer: CASSANDRA L HAMILTON
Everything went was stated. Guide was great.
Reviewer: Kathy C
A bus picked us up at the ship and took us to the train. The train trip was very interesting with good commentary. On the way back we were on a bus. Also very good because the driver gave information on the points we passed and stopped a couple of times for us to take pictures. At the “Welcome to Alaska” sign she took pictures of all the passengers in front of the sign.