White Pass Summit Train and City Tour

White Pass Summit Train and City Tour from Skagway
Price: $189.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being waterproof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions This tour cannot accommodate (and is not accessible to) wheelchairs, motorized scooters, or strollers. Guests must be able to pull themselves up onto and down from the train and motorcoach.

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.

White Pass Summit Train and City Tour

Begin your day in Skagway, Alaska with an overview of Skagway's historic downtown area. Your tour guide will show you everything that makes this little city so charming.

Then, fall under "The Spell of the Yukon" with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Departing from Skagway, your train will make the approximate 2 hours and 45 minutes round trip journey, following the Skagway River up to the White Pass Summit.

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this Scenic Railway of the World was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty). The three-foot wide narrow gauge railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles, with an average grade of 2.6%, and up to 3.9% in some locations. It also passes through two tunnels and travels over sky-high trestles and bridges. Comfortable restored and replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.

Please note: Passports are not required for this tour.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  23 ReviewsReview This Tour
White Pass Summit Train and City Tour
October 23, 2022
Loved this excursion. Our guide for the city tour was knowledgeable and seemed to love sharing information about the city and places we were seeing on the tour. The train ride scenery was spectacular!
Reviewer: Catherine A Rhoades
5 Stars
All Aboard
October 11, 2022
What strikes you almost at once is how anyone could possibly have built a railway in this terrain. It is everything one could imagine but the remoteness of the line is what hits you first. Well that and the truly awesome beauty of the surroundings. The train claws its way ever upward on the outbound trip (and, of course, downward on the return leg) passing such scenic splendor that is quite literally breathtaking. And I don't use that word casually. It is magnificent and the running commentary by the trip host adds to the magic of the place. Stories of the Yukon gold rush and the almost improbable construction of this railway fit in well with the journey. And let me not forget to mention the city tour that preceded the rail journey. Well done! Both the city and rail tour were informative and really quite fun. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Ori Siegel
5 Stars
Beautiful train tour
October 04, 2022
The train was very comfortable. Easy to photograph from. The picture opportunities were endless. The beauty was breathtaking. Excellent tour!
Reviewer: Stephen Garner
5 Stars
A must do when in Skagway
October 04, 2022
The small tour was perfect. The van conversion bus was comfortable. The guide was easy to understand, knowledgeable, and funny. The train ride was stunning with views that made you want to ride the rails for hours. Each train car had a heater and bathroom and was very comfortable.
Reviewer: Laura Eichman
5 Stars
Excellent Adventure
September 27, 2022
The excursion included a regional small bus tour before the train ride. Off course the train ride was fantastic, but the tour & our guide presented a lot of great details and insight into Skagway of today and yesteryear - A great combination that we could not have gotten anywhere else! I highly recommend this combination.
Reviewer: Les
5 Stars
Holland American Kroningsdam
September 27, 2022
There was four of us that booked the White Pass Summit Train and City Tour. This excursion was excellent, the people were very friendly and the train was very clean. We lucked out with the weather it was very sunny, warm and clear visibility on the whole train ride. I will tell everyone going to Skagway not to miss this excursion.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Willman
5 Stars