On this city and summit tour, you'll drive up the Klondike Highway which parallels much of the Gold Rush Trail of 1898 where stampeeders struggled to climb carrying their ton of goods during winter snows. Along the route are spectacular vistas of steep mountains of coastal rainforest and historical stops, including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and views of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and watch for wildlife.
Upon cresting the White Pass Summit (3292 feet, 1003 meters), take in views of the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the 'Tormented' Valley, with its crystal blue Summit Lake and snowcapped mountains. At the US/Canadian border, have a photo opportunity with the Welcome to Alaska sign!
Our return trip takes us the Skagway Scenic Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the town, harbor and cruise ships. Before returning to your ship, drive through the historic downtown streets including a stop at the Gold Rush Cemetery where we'll visit our infamous outlaw, Soapy Smith, and hear tales of the early pioneers. Your guide will bring the Gold Rush to life with many stories of the history of the era.
Saturday and Sunday departures operated in large motorcoach
Please note: Passports or US passport cards ARE required. This tour crosses an international border, all participants over 16 years of age are required to carry a valid original Passport or Passport ID card. Children 15 and younger must have a Passport OR an original raised seal birth certificate (USA citizens only). You may need to show a USA Visa if that is required by your citizenship. Canada Visa is not required for this tour. No photocopies of any identification is allowed.
Children tickets are for ages 2-12. Under 2 are free and must ride on adult's lap.
Duration: 2.75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
- Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
- A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests over 16 years of age
- For children 15 and under, a valid passport or original birth certificate is required
Duration: 2.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 2.5 hours guide narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
- This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
Do I need a passport for this tour?
Yes, a valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests on this tour.
How many passengers does the tour bus hold?
The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled more than 25 or 26). If your party is larger than 28, arrangements can be made to accommodate your group. Please contact us with your group requirements.
What is the seating arrangement of the tour bus?
There is open seating on the tour bus, however if you require a certain seat due to physical impairment then please contact us with your requirements.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Bears are commonly seen, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and wildlife is not guaranteed.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
No food or drinks are included.
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