Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure

Yukon Rail and Bus Excursion Adventure from Skagway
Price: $240.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided A barbecue chicken lunch is included. A vegetarian option is available with advanced notice at least 24 hours prior to your tour.
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 The minimum age to attend the tour is 3 years old. 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. 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 under 16 years of age 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. If they are traveling with someone else, they must have a letter of consent signed by all of the minor's 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.

Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure

Fall under "The Spell of the Yukon" with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, while following the trail of the sourdoughs between Skagway, Alaska, and Yukon Territory, Canada. Welcome to the Yukon Rail & Bus Excursion in Skagway!

Departing from Skagway, your train will make the approximate 1 hour and 45 minute climb, 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.

After arriving at Fraser, British Columbia, you will be transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle where you will begin your amazing scenic journey on the famous Klondike Highway. During this Skagway excursion, you will make several stops at various points of interest for memorable photo opportunities. Some of these stops include the "Welcome to the Yukon" sign, Bove Island lookout, Carcross, the world's smallest desert, and Emerald Lake, the Yukon's most widely photographed lake.

A 1 hour 15 minute layover at Caribou Crossing Trading Post offers guests a piping hot barbecue chicken meal; vegetarian meals are also offered. At this lunch facility you will also be able to enjoy free admission to the Husky Puppy Camp and the Yukon Wildlife Museum.

At the foot of Lake Bennett is Carcross, historically known as "Caribou Crossing." The Carcross Station, situated on the edge of the lake, was built in 1910 and is a designated Heritage Railway Station.

During the return to Skagway, you will be entertained by professional guides with their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era. On the excursion, there will be stops along the way and opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and capture the unparalleled beauty of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers, historic sites and panoramic vistas..

Please note: All guests are required to have a valid passport in their possession in order to take this tour. This Skagway tour sometimes operates in reverse order with a bus first departure.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  115 ReviewsReview This Tour
yukon adventure
October 15, 2019
This adventure was great! The scenery was unreal. The crew on the train were great and our guide was excellent.
Reviewer: George Paris
5 Stars
Amazing Excursion
October 14, 2019
The railway experience was spectacular and the bus adventure was remarkable. James Coleman MADE the trip. His stories and appreciation of the beauty and history of the land was incredible. The lunch at Carabou Crossing was great. The scenery was breath-taking and James told the best stories ever! James is the best. I can't imagine doing this excursion again without James Coleman!
Reviewer: Lori Croasdell
5 Stars
Worth the Experience
October 09, 2019
This is a nice train ride and you can observe a lot of nature going thru the mountains. I found the excursion to be a little bit long. Our driver was nice . I think it is a must do.
Reviewer: Juan C. Franceschini
4 Stars
Yukon Rail and bus adventure
October 06, 2019
Our bus driver was excellent and entertaining. The train ride was breathtaking but two stops to pick up hikers (first stop was over half and hour to wait for two hikers that were not at the stop) made it impossible for us to see Skagway as we needed to get back to our ship by a certain time.
Reviewer: Bruce Kutcher
4 Stars
Great tour
October 05, 2019
We really enjoyed the train ride from Skagway. The veiws were spectacular. Then the bus ride was wonderful. The driver was informative and friendly. Our lunch was very good. We enjoyed our stops along the way and the beautiful fall colors in all their brilliance.
Reviewer: Barbara Scheuter
5 Stars
Yukon train trip
October 03, 2019
Great excursion. The train trip is not too long and the trip back is beautiful. Our driver had a very good grasp on the history of the Yukon and knew the best places to stop for pictures. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: mike martin
5 Stars