Skagway City and White Pass Summit

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Children (Ages 2 and under) are free on an adult's lap
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 20 minute walk, or an approximately 10 to 15 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $2 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in warm layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. The outer layer should be waterproof. Guests should wear comfortable waterproof walking shoes or boots.
Restrictions All participants must check in for their tour at least 20 minutes before departure. Guests must be able to enter and exit the tour vehicle without assistance. Those wishing to exit the tour vehicle at photo stops should be able to take a few steps on their own. Collapsible walkers or wheelchairs can be stored with advanced notice. 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.

Skagway City and White Pass Summit

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 excursion, 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; 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 excursion, 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, currently issued in MI, MN, NY, VT, and WA.) 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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  290 ReviewsReview This Tour
Skagway City and White Pass Summit
November 08, 2022
We had a wonderful time on this tour!! Skagway is a really cool town in southeast Alaska that has gold-rush-era style buildings. Instead of taking the train on the White Pass Summit, we had a guided tour via van which was awesome! Our guide stopped many times along the way which gave us the opportunity to walk around and take lots of pictures. I'm not sure if the train makes stops like the van did. Our guide was very personable, knowledgeable and flexible to stop whenever we asked! We definitely would recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Dennis & Joan Telmanik
5 Stars
October 27, 2022
I truly loved my adventure and thank you.. our tour guide /driver made our day, He was very friendly, knowledgeable, funny which made for a perfect day, it helped our weather was incredible so we got to see the beauty of our countries at its best, I have now done both the train and bus tours and honestly loved both but would travelling in a an/bus was better. Thanks again
Reviewer: Susan Rae
5 Stars
Bus Tour
October 25, 2022
Best of three tours that we experienced in Alaska! I am very happy that I did not book the train as there had been an avalanche that prevented people from going on the excursion. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and literally went the extra mile to provide a memorable experience!
Reviewer: Marilyn Miles
5 Stars
Skagway and white pass summit
October 19, 2022
Brian was an excellent tour guide. The tour covered the entire city as well as the top of the summit. He stopped several times to take pictures and he described the area as well.
Reviewer: Glenn Millar
5 Stars
picture perfect
October 18, 2022
the drive along the way and the stops were so wonderful to take in all the views and photo ops. The driver was very personable and took great photos of us and the entire group, truly lucky to have had him be our guide. We got to take photo op with the falls and the summit lake and the entering into Alaska because you go to Canada for a bit and return to ALASKA and that sign pic op was nice too, scenic.
Reviewer: Cathy Flanigan
5 Stars
Brian is the best tour guide ever
October 17, 2022
On a rainy cold day we left early to drive to white pass summit. The mountains were covered in clouds, but we saw the train making its way up to the Pass, as well as waterfalls and the Skagway sign. The scenery was spectacular and different around every corner. Brian made the tour very enjoyable by telling stories of the area and he had made everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
Reviewer: amanda
5 Stars