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Skagway City and Summit Tour

83 reviews

Excursion Overview

Gold Rush History and Local Highlights

On this city and summit tour, you'll drive up the Klondike Highway which parallels much of the Gold Rush Trail of 1898 where stampeders 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 to 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.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip narrated scenic tour


  • A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests over 16 years of age. No photocopies of any identification are allowed. (USA Visa-if necessary for your nationality)
  • Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport OR an original raised seal birth certificate (USA citizens only). No photocopies of any identification are allowed.

Duration: 2.75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • Pick-up from the cruise pier
  • 2.5 hours - narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
  • Drop-off at the cruise pier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets near the cruise ship pier. 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 you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled with 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.

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.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. We sometimes see bears (more frequently in May/June), but this is not a designated wildlife tour, and wildlife is not guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

No food or drinks are included on this excursion.


Guest Reviews


83 total


Leslie G

On Sep 2023

We really enjoyed this tour up to the Alaskan/Canadian border. We made several photo stops and even traveled parallel to the White Pass train for much of the ride. Beautiful scenery!

Michel Guy Joseph G

On Sep 2023

This excursion was great, enjoyed climbing the mountain, skipped the cemetery as most of the people did not want to stop there, Beverly was excellent in answering questions and guided us and explained all the main points. Did not stop too much going up as too much fog, but we did stop at Alaska sign and took pictures, took lots of pictures and videos from inside the bus from the windows, did cross the border into Canada to the Yukon where the gold rush started, stopped at all stops on the way back as the fog cleared, again Beverly was great and very informative, she dropped us back in downtown Skagway where we could shop before going back to the boat which was a short walk.

Douglas M

On Sep 2023

Garrett did a great job of sharing about Skagway history, adding local color and answering questions. A great way to see Skagway and go up to the summit.

Donato B

On Sep 2023

Fun tour. Many scenic stops. Guide was informative and a great story teller.

Frank M

On Aug 2023

Our tour guide, Garrett, was enjoyable and colorful, as well as informed. He made the experience personal and authentic.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 2.75 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 2.75 hours

Adult: $70.35

Child (2-12): $49.35

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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