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 30 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 Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery (aka Skagway's Boot Hill), where you will learn of the gunfight between Frank Reid and Soapy Smith, the most famous shootout since the OK Corral. A stop will also be made at the Scenic Skagway Overlook. Your excursion tour guide will take your picture with the town below, the mountains in the background, and your cruise ship in the harbor.
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: 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: Joseph L Wallace, III
Reviewer: June Babb
This was our final tour in Alaska and its was worth every affordable penny. Our tour guide was entertaining and informative. We liked the size of the bus and time that we chose. The scenery was breathtaking and we got a lot of memorable photos. The town is geared towards tourism and so we were able to browse, shop and move around quickly with the tour guides previous instruction. This is a 5 star tour.
This was really a fun tour. The White Pass was amazing and the history and facts you learned were unreal. a very hard history for the gold seekers. After the tour the 4th of July Parade was really fun. Great little town.
The tour guide made the tour interesting, even though the clouds were very low, and visibility wasn't that good at the summit. He told us a lot if interesting things about Skagway as well.
Reviewer: Bill Trower
Brian, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and funny. The scenery was fantastic. The town is quaint and a different. Quite a school system.