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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

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US$ 54.60
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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port of Skagway, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    2h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Skagway City and White Pass Summit tour by mini-bus
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Frontier Excursions & Adventures
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • For non-US/Canadian citizens additional documentation may be required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Train ride comfortable but the guide over the PA system didn’t give us sufficient time to get our cameras ready for taking photos of unique features.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jhanley52
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We opted for this shorter excursion as we loved the town of Skagway. A smaller van took us on a great adventure, explaining the history of the town. Our guide, a man from Monterrey CA was PHENOMENAL!! Lots of interesting facts and great stories while...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dee B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide John was very nice down to earth and was very knowledgeable. We had a great time and took lots of pictures. My youngest son was interested in the plant life and John provided the names of the the different plant life which...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Yb335b
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Thank you to Beverly! We enjoyed our tour. It was just the right amount of time, the smaller group was nice and she shared many stories of Skagway and the area!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank sarahsK9632GC
    Reviewed 23 July 2019

    Mike,our driver/ guide,really made this tour special with his non stop stories about Skagway and the gold rush days and all the slightly dodgy characters that made their fortunes there. All the information was relayed with a hint of dark humour which brought the past...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Karen W
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    14 August 2019|
    Response from FrontierExcursions | Property representative |
    Our buses do not have a wheelchair lift however we take guests that have some mobility but use a folding wheelchair for longer walking distances if they are able to board the bus by going up a few steps into the bus. Please... More
    8 August 2019|
    Response from FrontierExcursions | Property representative |
    Traveling from Haines to reach Skagway for our tours can be done but does involve a roundtrip on the Haines Skagway Fast Ferry and not all tour departure times we offer can work with the Ferry schedule. There is also the... More
    15 July 2019|
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    Response from FrontierExcursions | Property representative |
    Passports are required. Some nationalities require Canadian and/or USA Visa. USA or Canadian citizens do not require Visas, only Passports.
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