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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

  • Shore excursion of White Pass Summit and Skagway city tour by Mini-bus
  • Stops at top landmarks including Skagway Overlook, Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Welcome to Alaska' sign
  • Views of Denver Glacier valley, Brackett Wagon Road, Moore Creek Bridge and the WP&YR railroad tracks
Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour
From US$54.60
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8:30am Departure
Skagway White Pass Summit and City Tour departs at 8:30am
From US$54.60

While in port, explore Skagway's local highlights and the White Pass Summit during this 2.5 hour mini-bus sightseeing shore excursion. Travel along the Klondike highway with sweeping views of coastal rainforest cloaked mountains and rugged mountain valleys. Stops include waterfalls and a classic photo at the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Breathe in crisp mountain air near the Summit and sweeping dramatic views at Tormented Valley. Along the way, hear entertaining tales of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush narrated by your experienced guide.

What to Expect
After port pickup, your 2.5-hour shore excursion begins with a city tour of Skagway. At the Skagway City Overlook, enjoy bird’s-eye views of the town, harbor and cruise ships. Against the backdrop of mountains and rain forests, see historic landmarks including the WP&YR railroad, Moore Creek Bridge, Brackett Wagon Road and Pitchfork Falls. Your informative guide shares tales at the Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery — hear about Frank Reid, ‘Soapy’ Smith and the gunfight that forever transformed Skagway.

Next, speed along the Klondike Highway, which parallels the White Pass Railroad and White Pass Trail, and listen to stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. As waterfalls, mountains and glaciers pass within view, imagine hopeful prospectors crossing this unforgiving terrain.

Ascend an elevation of 3,292 feet (1,003 meters) before reaching Tormented Valley, a desolate lunar-like landscape of 300-year-old trees and alpine tundra. Traverse the valley and then stretch your legs at Summit Lake. Take in the beautiful but harsh wilderness in the White Pass Summit Area that inspired writers like Robert Service and Jack London.

En route back to Skagway port, stop at the iconic ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign and snap a commemorative shot of your journey.

Please note: All passengers must have a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviews (195)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stunning scenery

We heard a lot about this trip before we left for our holiday. We loved it train trip ,Amazing history of how this was built ,,it's a experience you must go

Thank expom2015
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Beautiful country

This tour is amazing. Our guide, Beverly, was knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to see a bear up close and personal. The country side is indescribable - you have to see it to believe it.

Thank Denise R
Cris S, Owner at Frontier Excursions & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review about the tour in Skagway with Beverly, isn't she a hoot, we are so lucky to work with her....We agree that terrain is spectacular and we are so glad you joined Frontier on a tour in Alaska. Best in your travels.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
If you like scenery this trip is great

Goes for about 3 hours. Narrow guage railway going up to ~2500 feet. A really great little trip and rougly follows the path of the early gold rush miners. One of the steepest rail inclines around.

Thank BGS2013
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Our driver was really good with lots of interesting narration and great photo stops! Cruise line didn’t offer this trip, but we knew about it and found it here!

Thank Randi L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Breath taking views. Great commentary by driver. Had plenty of stops for pictures. A definite stop in Skagway is the Skagway Brewery.

1  Thank Drew S
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Yoram S | Reviewed this property |
It's much cheaper to buy it NOT from the ship. I bought my excursion online here on tripadvisor.
11 August 2018|
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Response from dianebS2450BE | Reviewed this property |
We booked once off the ship and in town. I did not pay attention to all those “trip agents” when I got off. But we DID load back by ship so we had to walk back to that area.
Sandra S
18 July 2018|
Response from Luv-2-Travel284 | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question. When you get off the shop there will be tour guides with their company name on their shirt OR on a placard close to them. If you can't find them ask any of the other tour guides - they all know... More
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