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 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.
I can’t say enough about the beauty that I saw on this train excursion. We were in the last car and were able to go out the back door and take pictures and video. The driver that took us to the train and took us back on the small bus was funny, informative and personable. It was mid May and we hit snow which even added more to the beauty. If you want to see untouched wilderness and waterfalls go on this great excursion!
Reviewer: Edgar Ball
Was afraid this might be boring. Not so. Magnificent scenery and interesting historical context. Really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Shauna Inglis
Took bus and train ride, 1/2 day.. that was good for us.. bus ride guide was very funny and knowledgeable, had lots of laughs ... train ride very scenic worth the trip
Reviewer: Murray Hoffman
Our tour guide, Morgan, was just fabulous. So knowledgeable and accommodating. The train ride was wonderful. Breath-taking scenery... the commentary during the trip was fascinating … the hardships and challenges of the 'stampeders'... a great excursion.
This excursion was good but just not my speed for the price. It was definitely much better than the train ride both ways option. While I realize pricing is out of the booking groups control as even direct train prices are high, its just not worth it for a train ride. The scenery was beautiful and it was one of the few things to do in Skagway but if we were to go again we would prefer to just tour the town. I will say our van driver was phenomenal on the way back down. Id try to get this excursion with the train going up and bus going down if I had to do it again.