Tour code: 5904PRTSGYBENNETT
Step off your ship in Skagway port and board a vintage Gold Rush–era train on this full-day shore excursion to the Yukon territory. Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway through Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Arrive in the Canadian town of Carcross and explore the Bennett Station House museum for more insight into Gold Rush history. Enjoy lunch on board the train and see the popular attraction of Emerald Lake. This Skagway train excursion includes port transport.


  • Round-trip train and bus journey from Skagway to Carcross in Yukon
  • Ride a replica vintage Gold Rush–era train along the route traveled by the Klondike stampeders
  • Enjoy views of the remote Alaskan and Canadian wilderness including mountains, plains, rivers and glaciers
  • Have lunch on board the train between Bennett and Carcross
  • Visit beautiful Emerald Lake, arguably the most-photographed lake in Yukon!
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This Skagway train ride takes you along the Yukon Route Railway, designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

Bennett Lake

After port pickup in Skagway, a mini-coach whisks you along the Klondike Highway to the train station.

Step aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush–era passenger train. During your 68-mile (109-km) journey to Carcross in the Yukon, you’ll journey along the same route of remote wilderness taken by the Klondike stampeders — including the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, built in 1898 during the Gold Rush. Learn more about these intrepid travels from your guide along the way.

Make a stop at the restored 1900s Bennett Station House, located in an area accessible only by train. Take some time to independently explore the site that’s been converted into a museum.

Back on the train, enjoy lunch (see a sample menu below) en route to Carcross in the Yukon territory. Upon arrival in the Canadian town, visit the Matthew Watson General Store — the oldest operating store in the area — or stroll through historic Carcross.

Then, stop at Emerald Lake to take pictures of the gorgeous lake, one of the most photographed in the Yukon, before your train heads back to Skagway.

Your full-day shore excursion ends with transport back to port.

Please note: You must bring a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Skagway port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Sample Lunch Menu
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Side
  • Chips
  • Dessert

Customer Reviews

W Warren H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Just a gorgeous train ride and comfortable bus ride including Emerald Lake! Great guide who was right on time and very informative. This was a great use of out time!!

Joseph L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent Scenery and great information presented on the tour. I wish the weather could have been a bit better...but not much the tout company can do about that. A must do if you visit Skagway.

Lori E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really a nice trip. Beautiful untouched lakes. Great narration. Great bus ride back to Skagway with time for pictures.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent trip. Fantastic scenery.

deborah f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great trip into the YUKON. Seemed a little long...but very beautiful!

Omar Y. R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was beautiful excellent

Jaswinder K

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Great views, friendly staff

Linda W

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

We had a great time on this trip. We liked to spend time outside on the platform, which unfortunately did not have speakers so we missed a lot of the commentary on what we were seeing.

Susan B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

A wonderful train ride and excellent organisation to get us there.
Superb views but just a shame the train could not stop occassionally for photos!

danice f

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

This trip was mainly for my husband who drives trains and loves it. He really loved the trip as did I. What made it even more special was my husband was able to speak to the engineer driving the train. He also enjoyed talking with the conductor. The lunch was very good. Wish we could have stayed longer in the last town where the train let us off to catch the coach. Emerald lake was absolutely gorgeous.

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