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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Skagway City and White Pass Summit tour by mini-bus
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Port Of Skagway, Port of, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

Please Note

Please meet at the tour waiting area of your ship pier outside security gates. The representative will be holding a Frontier Excursions sign. Please be there 15 minutes before departure time. Bring all documents needed for border crossing- Original Passports (and USA Visa if required for your citizenship) No copies of documents accepted.

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.

Frontier Excursions & Adventures

Narrated mini-bus tour with Frontier Excursions & Adventures

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center (Pass By)

Driving through historic city center of Skagway that is part of the National Historical Park.

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
  • Original valid passport is required on the day of travel (no copies)
  • For non-US/Canadian citizens USA Visa 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Good for those wanting a general overview of the area.
202 reviews
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tracey_r, May 2022
Guide was very informative Scenery was fantastic Cemetery was good but recommended mozzie spray Would recommended
A great excursion!!
Judith_A, May 2022
Our guide , Connor, was the best!! He shared so many interesting facts, details and points of interest. Showed us so many perfect photo op sites. His personality and humor was a delightful bonus!!
Fab Excursiin.Dont Miss!
Timothy_H, May 2022
Lovely informative driver,Connor,excellent tour.Met us off the Cruise ship.and.took us on a great tour up to the Canadian Border!
You sould never miss this journey when you go to Skagway
WaiKong_K, May 2022
Price wise is cheaper then train and guide will stop at certain spots for you to take picture. Guide boarding system is not clear enough to hear by one sitting behind, need to improve the sound system. lot of good scenic spots along the road.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour. We are sorry the PA system may not have been working the best on that day and bus. If you could send us more info about the bus or guide you had we can certainly address to fix the issue. We strive to have the best experience for all our guests. Please contact us at with more information so we make sure we can repair the issue. Thank you!
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trvler20162016, Sept 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
Response from Host, Sept 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!
Dianna_G, Sept 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!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Bus ride up the mountain
Judy_L, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Skagway Shore Excursion Bus Tour
Rachel_Z, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Skagway City Tour
Susan_S, 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
KenneyM5, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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