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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

Michelle United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great way to see Skagway and the white pass is taking the train isn't your cup of tea. Good sized group and very responsive guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great value for the money! Very scenic and allowed for many stops for picture taking. Stopped at an unusual cemetary but I only wished we were informed that there was a waterfall at the top which only a few persons got to see. Skagway was beautiful and a great alternative tour to the train ride at half the cost! I had no regrets about my choice for this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful experience on this excursion. Our tour guide, Connor, was pleasant, informative and patient. We could not have asked for better weather. The temperature was comfortable, and the sky was clear and blue. We made several stops along the way, which gave us the opportunity to take pictures and really enjoy the sights. We had a memorable experience!

Paula B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a beautiful place. Naturally stunning with vistas second to none. Tabitha was both informative and amusing during our tour. A great way to see a most wonderful part of our world.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour even if it was foggy JJ was very informative and fun to have as a tour guide. Enjoyed getting out and seeing the water fall and the history of Skagway, what and amazing history and some of the people that were in the town. Thanks again to JJ for a wonderful time. I would recommend this tour for any and everyone.

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.

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