Skagway City and White Pass Summit
Sale Price: $55.00
Visit Beautiful White Pass Summit and Skagway
Sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan experience, the Skagway City and White Pass Summit Tour begins with a guided tour of Skagway's Historic District in a mini-coach holding no more than 32 passengers. Your guide will explain why Skagway was known as the toughest town on earth during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-99.
On this Skagway cruise tour, you will visit historic points of interest such as the Pitchfork Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Bridal Veil Falls are the trailhead for the "Valdez Goat Trail", which is a section of the Trans Alaska Military Packtrain Trail, created during the Klondike Gold Rush.
As you journey up the scenic Klondike Highway, you will travel parallel to the historic White Pass Trail much of the way to the 3,292 foot summit. Along this glacier carved valley are glaciers, thundering waterfalls, majestic mountain vistas and pristine wilderness. Once at the summit, you will descend into the daunting Tormented Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It is this area which inspired the classic authors Robert Service and Jack London. The Tormented Valley is an eco-tone; here, two separate ecosystems transform to become the other. After visiting this area of 300 to 400-year-old trees known as "Krummholz", many of which are no taller than chest-high, you will return to Skagway.
During your Skagway tour, various photo stops will be made to help you maximize your Alaskan experience.
PLEASE NOTE: All tour stops are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. This tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" driver's license.) We recommend you 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 citizenship 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. If you would like your child to have his/her own seat, you are required to count them as an adult while booking.
If placed on an 11:30 AM departure, your tour will depart from Downtown, about a 10 minute walk from the pier or short shuttle ride. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Please Note: The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. As of June 1, 2009 all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada, by land will be required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" drivers license.) Guests 15 or younger must have a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenship 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 18 months.
Reviewer: Maria Totty
I enjoyed this tour because is was smaller than the large buses with 50 people. I was able to take the photos I wanted without having to get around so many people.
Reviewer: Darryl Parry
The summit was well worthwhile. Beautiful scenery. The guide did an excellent job. We throughly enjoyed this excursion
Reviewer: Sean Aberman
This excursion is a very good value for the money spent since the tour bus takes you to the summit of white pass in a timely manner which is a faster way than the train excursion. The sceneary is breath taken with stops along the way to take it all in and take pictures. The tour bus drivers are very knowledgeable about the history and area and are very nice. You could see some wild life like two brown bears playing along the side of the highway like we did during our tour. I would highly recommend it if your on a budget but still want the experience of seeing the Yukon territory with its majestic rugged beauty. It's a very wild rugged area like the old wes.
Reviewer: Pamela/Washington DC
Be sure to check this tour out with Shore Excursions. Great value; wonderful experience and very professional tour operator.
Reviewer: Kim Yepez
Brian was very enthusiastic and informative.