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Experience a great overview of Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier on this half-day shore excursion while your ship is in port. A comfy coach takes you around Juneau’s historic downtown, Douglas Island and then to Mendenhall Glacier. You get free time to explore the glacier’s trails on your own before boarding an aerial gondola in downtown Juneau up Mt Roberts. Dig into a satisfying seafood meal at a mountaintop restaurant while surrounded by stunning views.

Highlights

  • Juneau shore excursion including city sightseeing, Mendenhall Glacier and Mt Roberts
  • See Juneau’s historical attractions like St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
  • Enjoy a scenic drive around Douglas Island
  • Be wowed by the imposing Mendenhall Glacier and beautiful Mendenhall Lake
  • Ride up Mt Roberts by aerial gondola
  • Dine on a lunch or dinner of grilled salmon at Timberline Bar & Grill
  • Choose one of five tour start times to best suit your ship’s schedule

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt Roberts

City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Tram and Salmon Lunch or Dinner on Mt Roberts

Begin your 3.5-hour shore excursion with a 45-minute tour of the Juneau city aboard a coach bus. Wind through Juneau’s downtown historic district, and learn about the sites you including the St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and the capitol building.

Cross Gastineau Channel and get to know neighboring Douglas Island, which offers beautiful views of surrounding forests and mountains and Juneau’s harbor.

Continue to Mendenhall Glacier, about 12 miles (20 km) northwest of Juneau, part of Tongass National Forest. Spend 45 minutes here to discover on your own the various trails that abound the 12-mile-long (20-km-long) glacier. Check out Photo Point Trail, for views of the glacier face, or try Nugget Creek Falls and the visitor center.

After the glacier, your coach takes you back to downtown Juneau to the gondola station. An aerial gondola whisks you up Mt Roberts. Settle in at Timberline Bar & Grill for a delicious meal of Coho grilled salmon served with seasonal vegetables. Enjoy views of Gastineau Channel from 1,800 feet (550 meters) high.

While your guided tour concludes after your lunch or dinner, feel free to explore Mt Roberts further on your own. Ride the gondola back down when you’re ready to walk back to Juneau port.

Please note: This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy. It can take up to 20 minutes to walk from the gondola station to the cruise terminal, so please allow yourself enough time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port.

Customer Reviews

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The glacier was an amazing sight the view from Mt. Roberts was impressive

Abraham L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A wonderful experience.

vshorten

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

All I can say is you should go and do this trip it is amazing.

Alaska trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

sr_a13

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good service. Although Carnival delay for 2 hours, their people still waiting and complete the tour.

Dan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We very much enjoyed this combination and the quality of this excursion. The bus to Mendenhall Glacier was comfortable and the driver Fred shared enjoyable narrations and stories. Once at the Glacier, we could stay as long as desired and take one of the regularly scheduled buses back. The trolley tour was very informative and well done. The Tram ride and views from the visitor center at top of Mt. Roberts were great. At the restaurant, it was barely busy we visited in mid-May, our waitress was awesome and the salmon lunch was absolutely perfect. Tip: Order the hot chocolate!

Jeannne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour! Caught city tour bus in plaza right off cruise ship, then switch buses and go to glacier. Could spend as much time as we wanted there with return shuttles every 30 minutes. Then ride the cool Mt. Roberts tram and lunch at ?Timberline restaurant. It was the best meal we had off the ship. Salmon was delicious! Tour was worth the money.

Leasa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was great!! The Mendenhall Glacier was amazing. While we were there we saw a black bear. It was amazing!! The beauty of the area is amazing. The tram ride was great as well!!

Bonnie J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a rainy, but well worth the trip. Ben the driver was very informative about the history and culture of the Native people there. The glacier was beautiful, the visitor's center was informative and the dinner on Mt.Roberts was great.

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