• Location: Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 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

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

Virginia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, worthwhile doing in Skagway as you see everything and the tour guide Candice was terrific.
Can recommend and very reasonable priced for what you get.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our Shore Excursion at Skagway was a great experience, our tour guide made the trip fun and gave us a real good time as we explored the area. Her in sites of the local history was informative as well as entertaining.

Karen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Enjoyed the tour. Very informative guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Enjoyed learning about the city and driving over White Mountain Pass. Guide had lots of information to share with us. Would recommend

tony p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent way to see the Alaskan countryside at a reasonable price. Friendly, helpful guide with a good sense of humour.

Marian W L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great our tour guide was very knowledgeable

Luke K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Tour guide/driver at the best we can expect. Excellent service attitude. History and stories about the place visits were well told. Tried his best to give us opportunities to take photos at all the stops.

Thuan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a wonderful experience with this tour. The tour guide, Jessica, who is also the bus driver, greeted us right after we got off the ship. She was very pleasant and narrated for us throughout the trip. We learned a lot about the history of Alaska, Skagway and the Gold Rush. We made several stops along the way including a short hike to the beautiful Lower Reid Fall. I highly recommended taking the bus instead of the train to explore the town and go up the White Pass. There are more stops with the bus where you can get out and take picture

Randy Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a nice tour up to the White Pass. It was much more economical for our family than taking the steam train. Loved the hike to the waterfall.

Donna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Wonderful tour. Loved all the history and stories. Made our trip great. Thank you..

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