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Skagway Grand Slam Town and Summit Tour

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Excursion Overview

Come explore the highlights of historic Skagway!

Depart on a small group bus tour to explore the historic district of downtown Skagway. Home to some 33 original buildings straight out of the Gold Rush era dating back to the late 1800s. After a crash course on Skagway's rich history, a drive up the mountain summit begins.

This drive is a feast for the eyes as you take in the mountain vistas, waterfalls, and natural splendors. The Yukon route will have you traveling in the footsteps of the Gold Rushers! Your guide will share stories of this grueling trek made by Gold Rushers as well as natural history specific to the area.

After the drive to the top, seeing the boarder of USA and Canada, and taking memory making photos at the "Welcome to Alaska" Sign, your journey continues back down the Klondike Highway as you make your way to the Gold Rush Cemetery. If you so choose, this is your chance to hike to a beautiful waterfall and hear what unique aspects the cemetery holds. The Cemetery recognizes the perils of Skagway with heroes and villains alike buried here.

At the conclusion of your bus tour, your guide will take you back into town and guests will have the option of returning to town or ship. Please note that stops may change depending on weather or traffic. Passports are required for this excursion. While you do not travel into Canada, you will cross through the USA border control and will need to treat the crossing as if you have left the country.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Expert, live commentary
  • Multiple scenic stops along the Yukon highway for photos

Requirements:

  • Passport required. While you do not travel into Canada, you will cross through the USA border control and will need to treat the crossing as if you have left the country.
  • Recommendations: sunscreen, binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, camera
  • Minimum of 6 to operate - groups may be combined. If the minimum is not met - you will be contacted and refunded accordingly.

Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from a central meeting location near the cruise ship docks.)

  • 1.15 hours on the summit, 3 photo stop along the way about 10 to 15 minutes at each
  • 30 minutes transportation to the Overlook, including a 10 minute stop there.
  • 45 minutes drive to the Cemetery, stop there for 20 minutes and a short 10 minutes drive back to the city or port.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets a short distance, central to the cruise ship docks. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • Guests must be able to climb 3 stairs into and out of the bus. There is very limited space for walkers or wheelchairs on the bus. There is no storage for motorized scooters. Please be advised the Cemetary is a gravel uneven walkway with a short 5 stairs to access. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

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

Yes, a passport is required. While you do not travel into Canada, you will cross through the USA border control and will need to treat the crossing as if you have left the country.

The maximum number of guests is 24.

We recommend that you dress in layers. It can be cold enough that you want a wool cap, gloves, and a jacket, or it could be so warm you will be in a T-shirt with sunscreen and sunglasses. The weather can change quickly.

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.

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

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Sherri G

On May 2024

Marissa was a great tour guide! Very clear, interesting information. Comfortable bus, great driver, fair price. We had time to go to the Cemetery, and tour the town. Highly recommend this 2.5 hr tour.

Thomas C

On May 2024

Awesome and informative.

Theresa W

On May 2024

Amazing tour with the owner/tour guide Marissa! You can tell she enjoys sharing her life and knowledge of Skagway! Went out of her way to make sure we experienced and enjoyed the best of Skagway and White Pass Summit.

$60.00

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$60.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

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Duration: 2.5 hours



Ages: 13+

Adult: $60.00

Child (3-12): $50.00

Infant (Under 2): $0.00

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