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While in port, explore Skagway and White Pass Summit during this 2.5-hour sightseeing shore excursion. See city highlights like Pitchfork Falls and the WP&YR railroad, travel along the Klondike Highway, and take photos at the Gold Rush Cemetery, Skagway Scenic Overlook and the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Breathe in crisp mountain air and enjoy sweeping views of coastal rain forests and Tormented Valley. Along the way, hear entertaining tales of the Klondike Gold Rush.


  • Shore excursion of White Pass Summit and Skagway city tour
  • Follow the Klondike Highway by vehicle on a tour of the scenic White Pass Summit area
  • See top landmarks including the Gold Rush Cemetery and the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign
  • Pass by Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge and the WP&YR railroad
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass and Skagway City Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

tony s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tomas was a great tour guide. Very informative and great sense of humor. Nice size of group- much better than big bus.

Erwin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Nice to hear of the adventures and living during the gold rush.

Lillian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide was Brooke. She was fantastic, funny and informative and never ran out of stories. I liked the smaller bus, it felt more personal. Our group had people from three different cruise ships, but the way that our guide worked, we felt we were all there together as a group, not just tourists.

Kevin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beautiful breath taking sights. Great tour guide. Lots of energy and very knowledgeable. Very professional and well organized.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Wonderful price. The ship would have charged double. Beautiful scenery and lots of stops for pictures which you can't do on the train.

Cynthia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was very interesting and fun, due in large part to the tour guide , Connor. He was well informed, upbeat and friendly.

Gloria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

our bus driver/tour guide Conner was full of great information. the bus tour was much better than a rail tour because Conner stopped at different places and allowed for photo opts. one of the guests spied a bear on the side of the road and Conner made a U-turn to allow us to all see the Cinnamon bear and take pics.

Christopher G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our excursion was great and our tour guide Jessica was awesome! My family of seven fell in love with Skagway and all the beautiful scenery. Did I mention that our guide was awesome? Jessica was extremely knowledgable, entertaining, and funny and made the tour even better. This was by far the best excursion on our Alaska cruise.

Mara V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I booked this excursion as my mom had been to Skagway before and loved it but had not seen the White Pass Summit. This was my first time to Skagway so had not seen either and was looking forward to it. Thanks to JJ for making it great!
We were impressed with Frontier Excursions and Adventures from the start and JJ made us feel valued and comfortable. She clearly loves Skagway and her job and wants everyone else to enjoy Skagway as much as she does.
We know time did not permit but had it done we would have loved to have seen and learned more of the town in the town.

Maria Belen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Could not agree more with the reviews that made me decide to get this tour

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