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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

Skagway, United States
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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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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.
  • 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
  • Waterfalls at Bridal Veil and Pitchfork Falls
  • Lots of Scenic photo stops along the Klondike Highway route
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Rush and nature of the area on this narrated tour
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Skagway City and White Pass Summit tour by mini-bus
Professional guide
Port pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Port of Skagway, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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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Frontier Excursions & Adventures
Narrated mini-bus tour with Frontier Excursions & Adventures
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center
Driving through historic city center of Skagway that is part of the National Historical Park.
Pass By:  
Pitchfork Falls
View of Waterfall
Stop At:  
Bridal Veil Falls
View roadside Waterfall
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Welcome to Alaska sign
Photo stop at White Pass Summit with Welcome to Alaska sign
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • For non-US/Canadian citizens additional documentation may be required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Frontier Excursions & Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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  • "Good for those wanting a general overview of the area." See review


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Bus Tour From Frontier
, Sep 2019
The tor guide was nice but there was a lot of talk about the cost of living hardships etc. people in Skagway faced, due to the economy being based on cruise ship income...I wanted to be happy but instead ended up felling said for the people that lived there and there financial situations
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks for taking the tour with us in Skagway. We are sorry if the guide spent too much time talking about the cost of living in Alaska. It definitely is higher than the lower 48 states. But by visiting us in Skagway you provide income to the city, local businesses, and residents by your purchases. Thank you for traveling and we appreciate your comments.
Great tour!
, Sep 2019
We booked this tour late. We were hoping to do rail/ bus combo tour. We were glad we did this one instead. Our tour guide , Andy was exceptional. He was so informative and thoughtful . Our tour started with a visit to the cemetery where Soapy Smith was buried. After telling us the history behind the famous shootout and touring the cemetery, we took the short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Andy was always willing to go the extras mile for us, taking pictures, explaining things, pointing out different locations and making stops for pictures or just a special view. The drive to the Yukon was just beautiful. On the way back to town, Andy took us to an overlook of the city. Then upon returning he pointed out local restaurants, shops,etc. All in all it was simply a wonderful tour!
Bus ride up the mountain
, Aug 2019
Basically it was a small bus ride up to the summit. Beverly was our guide and gave info during the ride. We stopped a few times to get out for pics. Stopped by a small waterfall. I kind of thought there would be more to it. Pretty scenery.
Skagway Shore Excursion Bus Tour
, Aug 2019
Beverly, our driver, was awesome - funny, informative and good driving skills. Spent just enough time to see things. Good for those wanting a general overview of the area.
The Skagway City Tour
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed the tour very much. It was very interesting and informative. My husband and I enjoyed it very much.
White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour
, Aug 2019
I had a train excursion at Skagway last Alaska cruise. That was a wonderful tour. This time we had a city tour by car. Tour guide was excellent and everything was very good.
Bus City tour
, Jul 2019
This excursion went to the same places as another excursion we went on so it was disappointing for me. Felt like I wasted my money. Only thing that was different was the little hike to the water falls. That was very pretty.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
We are sorry your two tours overlapped in itinerary. If anyone ever has questions about their tours please contact us directly and we are happy to help you. Glad you did enjoy Lower Reid Falls, it is a lovely spot!
Skagway Shore Excursion - White Pass Summit & City Tour
Robert D
, Jul 2019
Very enjoyable tour...our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodated anyone who needed to stop for photos....
Just as Advertised
, Sep 2018
Personable guide, small group, lots of opportunities to take pictures. Reasonable cost. We enjoyed it!
mick verrette
, Aug 2018
this was one of the highlights of the cruise very informative great weather and the guide was proud of here area and her job

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