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Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour

On this White Pass railway and city tour, you'll start by boarding a vintage rail car and retracing the original route up to the Yukon's White Pass Summit. The world-famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad promises an unforgettable sightseeing tour along the eastern side of the White Pass as you follow the steps of early gold seekers. This iron trail was built over 100 years ago through some of the North's most rugged terrain.

On arrival at the summit, board a motorcoach for a narrated tour back to Skagway. Your driver/guide will share stories of hardships and daily life struggles the stampeders faced and point out the historical areas of Brackett Wagon Road, Pitch Fork Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and the infamous Tormented Valley.

Upon arriving in Skagway, you can be dropped off to explore the town area or return back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is only available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Passports or US passport cards ARE required for this tour. Passenger coaches are heated and are equipped with restrooms. All passengers are required to climb five steep steps onto the train car.

Photo stops during the bus portion of this tour are both weather and time dependent and no stops can be guaranteed. Sometimes this tour operates in reverse.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal. White Pass train: 2 hours.)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal

Requirements:

  • A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests on this tour
  • All passengers are required to climb five steep steps onto the train car - this tour is not equipped with a wheelchair lift

Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 15 minutes transport to rail depot
  • 2 hours Skagway White Pass Railroad journey to Fraser, BC
  • 15 minutes transfer from train to motorcoach
  • 1.25 hours transfer by motorcoach to Skagway with photo stops

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Small Boat Harbor. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. Guests with limited mobility must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs, walkers and collapsible scooters. There is an ADA compliant train car which can be requested as long as advance notice is given. 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 is required for all guests on this tour.

Is this tour a train ride in both directions?

No, this tour is a scenic train trip in one direction and a scenic bus ride in the other direction. 

What is the seating arrangement on the train?

Each rail car holds approximately 43 passengers, and you will be assigned your car and seat upon checking in at the White Pass and Yukon Route main office.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be able to climb several steps into the train and bus. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is recommended, it is possible for slight temperature drops due to elevation, however the train cars are heated.

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 a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

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Customer Reviews
Sep 2019 - Rochelle I.

Was a nice tour. Scenery was beautiful.

Sep 2019 - Fraser H.

Really unique way to see an amazing landscape. Our whole group enjoyed the journey and would recommend it to others visiting Skagway.

Sep 2019 - MARIA H.

The train ride was quite informative and we saw beautiful sights. The return by bus was a bit disappointing- We thought we were going to make stops to take pictures. But it turned out to be just a bus ride.

Sep 2019 - Kirk H.

Great excursion. Beautiful countryside.

Aug 2019 - Jonnella H.

Absolutely one of the best shore excursions we have taken. Stunning views and very nice guides. Worth every cent we paid!

Aug 2019 - LaRae M.

Pretty ride up to the pass. Always fun to be in a train. Took bus back and stopped for a few photos. Best to do in afternoon so fog will lift.

Aug 2019 - Theresa L.

Was a superb historical trip

Aug 2019 - Greg T.

The train ride had incredible scenery and was breathtaking. Water was provided and was a nice touch. John, our guide, ensured we got on the train and was there when we arrived in Fraser, BC. The bus ride back to Skagway was very informative as John provided an array of history and stories about the various scenery and landmarks as we headed back on our 30-40 minute ride to town. He also stopped at a couple of sites so we could get great pictures. Total tour was approximately 3-3.5 hours. Would definitely recommend this tour if visiting Skagway on any cruise ship! G. Tokessy, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Aug 2019 - Ilya K.

Can I give this railway a 4.5? The scenery is absolutely amazing. Guides are great. Train cars have plenty of space and reasonably comfortable considering the time spent on them. Missed opportunity - snacks and maybe even alcohol. I would've paid premium for a sammich! Also, the loop is not that great as the ride down feels like a choir. There has to be a better way to keep people entertained when they are looking at the same things they already saw on the way up.

Aug 2019 - Russell G.

This was a great tour. The train ride was spectacular and the bus ride stopped several times to let us get out and take lots of pictures. I would recommend everyone to take this trip.

Aug 2019 - Kyle A.

Awesome tour -- best thing was that we could enjoy the Train going up -- and then ride the road coming back down -- Our bus driver was really a host -- he stopped and showed us local berries and foliage - then when we over looked the town on Skagway he identified many points on interest and unique items about their airport (as he is a student pilot). Our 14 year old grandtwins loved the day and the experience. !!!

Aug 2019 - Dennis F.

Nice ride but we had to wait an hour to get a new engine

Aug 2019 - Nancy M.

It was so hard to find the buses to start the excursion. They should let you know that you take the bus firsy.

Jul 2019 - Sonia G.

The company was very accessible with my questions and very accomodating to make sure we got back to our ship on time. Everything was very smooth.

Jul 2019 - Jose N.

We loved this excursion. Tour guides were so nice and friendly. Water was provided. I highly recommend this tour.

Jun 2019 - Jeannie H.

I've done different rail trips around the world and this is in the top 3. Incredible views, history and a new biosphere-the arctic tundra. Worth every penny!

May 2019 - Sherill F.

This was an amazing tour, loved the train ride going up White Pass, the scenery was breathtaking. Then we enjoyed the coach tour back down to Skagway, more beautiful scenery and a bonus to be able to stop and capture them on our camera ,my wife and I have never seen anything like this before. Simply pure Alaska.

May 2019 - Rosemary F.

Breathtaking views and great commentary about the history of White Pass. A truly memorable experience. Rosemary & Garry from QLD Australia.

Dec 2018 - Kenneth M.

Recommend this excursion. Glad we did train ride up and bus back. Gave different viewpoint and photo opportunities.

Sep 2018 - William S.

This train ride was great. Great scenery, narrative, and some exciting landscapes. We would recommend this train ride for sure.

Sep 2018 - Janelle H.

Great guide. City tour consists of a couple of streets. Well worth taking.

Sep 2018 - Diana M.

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Skagway!

Sep 2018 - Mark M.

Excellent, first class

Sep 2018 - Roger W.

Wonderful excursion and excellent value

Sep 2018 - Robert H.

Enjoyed the train ride, WOULD DO IT AGAIN

Sep 2018 - Paul S.

Our group of six could not have asked for more excitement. The rail was thrilling and our guide funny and interesting.

Sep 2018 - Glenis B.

Had a great time,highly recommend to fellow travellers,booked trip from Australia

Sep 2018 - Ellie C.

Tour was terrific, our bus driver Aurora was safe, and kept a sharp dialogue running. All of us wished your directions from our cruise to the meeting place had been clearer.

Sep 2018 - JOHN G.

Took the train up the White Pass and the bus back.Much better than just the train, it's boring on the way back if train only, You come back on the opposite side on the bus. Rep was right where they said they would be with my name on a board! This is much better and cheaper than any ship tour!

Sep 2018 - Eldon O.

This excursions was fun with excellent information given while on board the train. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Sep 2018 - Lori K.

This was a great tour. We were under the impression that we would get out at the end and shop or look around but we just got in the bus and come back. Other than that very fun and beautiful!!!

Sep 2018 - Michelle G.

Great excursion. Informative crew!!

Sep 2018 - Colleen T.

Just as described

Sep 2018 - John Y.

Outstanding. The sights that you see, pictures don't do it justice. The whole day you thought you were back in time. Fantastic.

Sep 2018 - Sue C.

The day we went, the weather was fantastic and made for a memorable trip of beautiful scenery. We especially enjoyed our bus driver Aura, on the way back down the mountain. She was knowledgeable, shared personal stories, and helped make our tour memorable!

Sep 2018 - Joel L.

An absolute joyous ride even with rain. Narrator on the train ride up was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. The bus ride back provided the same experience with a funny and knowledgeable guide. A great value for a great excursion.

Sep 2018 - Christina K.

Very beautiful and scenic experience! The train wasn't that crowded so we all got to see the beautiful view that the train offered. Our tour guide around the city was amazing and he took us to one of the most beautiful views in Skagway. The only complaint was that it was a very long walk from where our cruise ship docked to where the meeting spot was for the excursion.

Sep 2018 - Kayla K.

After my husband booked our bucket list cruise to Alaska, I spent 4 months researching the different ports we would stopping at and the excursions offered at each. For Skagway, the Skagway White Pass Railway and City Tour offered by Alaska Shore Excursions very much appealed to my husband and I because it advertised that once we began the bus portion of the tour, we would make "multiple stops" and would be allowed to get out, take pictures, and explore the area. I could of booked a similar excursion through our cruise line, but I chose to book with Alaska Shore Excursions because I (perhaps naively) thought it was a "local" company, and I very much wanted to support local instead of giving all of my money to the cruise companies. They also have an amazing website and this particular excursion had great reviews so I truly felt I had made the best decision based off the information I was offered. For the Pros - We took the afternoon train and sat on the left side of the train, both of which I highly recommend. There was heavy fog in the morning, which made visibility for the morning trains difficult if not impossible. The fog had mostly cleared by time we boarded. The train operator told a lot of very interesting stories about the area and did a great job of pointing out specific areas as we passed by. If this were a review for the White Pass Railway, it would be five stars, but you can book the train through many different companies including the train company itself. Now to the Cons. Upon arrival at our designated meeting point, our bus to take us to the train was running late (30 minutes to be exact). This caused a lot of anxiety amongst our group to the point where several guests began to question whether they should call a taxi. Our tour operator assured us that the train was running late due to the morning fog so we would not miss the train. Once our bus finally showed up, we took a short ride to the train platform. Our bus driver quickly informed us that she was pregnant and has "pregnancy brain." Needless to say, we did not get much in the way of an informative drive. After we disembarked from the train, we boarded another bus with another driver. Our driver was very friendly and did a great job of driving through the fog, but she spent more time talking about herself than the history of the area. We learned all about her rescue animals, her brothers who are taking care of her animals while she is in Alaska, the various trails in the area she has hiked, the fact that she is getting ready to turn 30, and she wanted a last hoorah before she has kids and settles down which is why she is in Skagway. Far from a local, this was her first time in Alaska and she is only there to work the cruise season. When she did talk about Skagway and the gold rush, it was the same very basic information we had been provided in the "Welcome to Skagway" brochure. We made one stop at the Welcome to Alaska sign. There were 12 guests on the bus, and only my husband, me and 1 other guest got off to take a picture. We were there for maybe 3 minutes - long enough to walk to the sign, take a picture, and walk back to the bus. Our next stop was to be let off at our cruise ship. To say we were highly disappointed in the "multiple stops" and narrated city tour is an understatement. The other guests expressed similar disappointments. Upon returning home, I contacted Alaska Shore Excursions' customer service department regarding our experience. They seemed genuinely shocked by our poor experience and were very prompt and attentive to the situation. They assured us that they will be working with their tour operators to reestablish operating standards. They also updated their website tour description so "future guests will have more accurate expectations." They seemed very sincere so if you choose to book with them, I do hope that you will not share similar experiences as we had. I truly hate writing negative reviews, but because I depended so heavily on the reviews to book with this company, I feel it is my obligation to write an honest review of our experience. If I could do it over, I would book directly through the White Pass Railway, and I would stay on the train as long as possible!

Sep 2018 - Barbara S.

very nice excursion, it would have been better had it been clear and sunny. Overall a great experience. We took the train up and the bus down, the bus driver Jaren was very good and wonderfully funny. His commentary provided a lot of information and kept us laughing - thank you !

Sep 2018 - Denny C.

Beautiful! Loved the scenery!

Aug 2018 - Rafael Arnoldo G.

The pick up at the port was on time and the train ride was excellent! When at Fraser had to wait a little for the motorcoach but were told it was an issue with customs. We took advante of that time to take many pictures. Overall I would recommend this tour.

Aug 2018 - Larry C.

We enjoyed the train ride ride and enjoyed the scenery. The coach ride back was really interesting because we learned a lot of history from the bus driver.

Aug 2018 - Annette S.

We are very happy we chose the train ride. Very informative comfortable and relaxing. We purchase a DVD and hats for memories

Aug 2018 - Dudley Edward C.

Fantastic day. Well worth booking this tour. No complaints, day ran like clockwork. Beautiful train ride with exceptional scenery. Just a note to all you avid cruise travellers; no need to book shore excursion with your cruise, Alaska Shore Excursions direct booking is far more competitive and you will find the tours are the same!

Aug 2018 - Daniel S.

Nice train ride with great history information and views. Nice and easy with quick return via bus. Guides were informative.

Aug 2018 - Kathleen K.

We enjoyed the excellent commentary by our porter on the train ride. The scenery amazed us! Next the ride down by bus was equally fantastic! Our guide gave us so much information.

Aug 2018 - Gary B.

excellent excursion. Very organized and professional. Train one way and coach the other is the only way to do this trip!

Aug 2018 - Suzanne W.

Good trip. Would recommend. Lovely views from the train and the commentary about the gold rush history was very interesting. Coach trip less interesting despite the best efforts of a very chatty driver but it was good to have the variety of travelling back by a different route.

Aug 2018 - Frank T.

I particularly like the fact we rode a bus back and had the opportunity to see different sides of the view.

Aug 2018 - Bonnie C.

So beautiful and fun to stand outside

Aug 2018 - Robert M.

Beautiful old style train with great views of the impressive terrain the gold miners traveled through looking for riches. Had good narration on the bus ride and the train. Missed this tour on my first Alaska cruise so made sure to do it this time.

Aug 2018 - Chadwick L.

It was raining and the bus driver/tour guide was kind enough to pick us up closer to our boat the morning of pick up, than at the pre-arranged meeting place. Overall, the tour was better than I expected and the tour guide patiently waited for us while we took pictures along some stops back to town. The Railroad was fun and the scenery was more beautiful than I expected.

Aug 2018 - Doug G.

Great excursion! Great hosts!

Aug 2018 - Alessandra L.

Our tour guide was great!

Aug 2018 - Tom K.

WOW the best!

Aug 2018 - Tina D.

We had a good time and the scenery was beautiful.

Aug 2018 - Michael G.

We were meet at our ship and then into a van for the ride to the depot, along the way our guide Aura pointed out some of the sites in Skagway town. The train ride was fun and some of the best views we've seen. Aura meet us at the end in Canada and brought us back to Skagway with some stops along the way pointing out camps and tragic areas of the stampeders camps. Loved this tour

Aug 2018 - Jody B.

What a wonderful trip! We had amazing weather...sunny and clear! We were being told we could see mountain tops that normally aren't visable for months! Our guide picked us up (just my family of 4) and took us to a lookout above Skagway for a great view of the town- sharing interesting tidbits along the way. We then boarded the train up to Fraser, BC (make sure you have passports to take this ride!) The train is narrated, which my husband enjoyed, but my son and I stood out on the platform and enjoyed the views. We took a bus ride back down the mountain for some different scenery. Again...and entire coach bus for my family of four! Our guide was great and we stopped often and he took our pics. When we arrived back into town, he recommended a restaurant for a good burger and dropped us off very close! So glad we took this trip! Alaska Shore Excursions was well priced, very knowledgeable and helpful and gave great instructions with meeting/times/what to bring etc....highly recommend this group!

Jul 2018 - Pierre C.

It was a bit long before getting to the train, we were asked to get early and had 20 minutes or more, to wait for others. When arrived at the train, we were the last and could not choice a seat together. However passing the time on the back balcon was good. Good informations received from our bus driver.

Jul 2018 - Marvin P.

This was a really good Excursion. The sights were truly amazing.

Jul 2018 - Susan E.

Hi, Tucker was fantastic! So nice and knowledgeable. I actually liked his tour on the way back better than the train ride!

Jul 2018 - Maria C.

Beautiful scenery on this train trip - our guide Matt was informative and entertaining

Jul 2018 - Randall N.

Our Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour was truly remarkable. The train ride & scenery was fantastic. Our bus driver/tour guide was witty & knowledgeable and Alaska Shore Excursions was very accommodating in every respect. Highly recommend them. R Nafziger, R & R Tours

Jul 2018 - Ravi R.

Well worth a visit. It is really beautiful & the bus trip back was very entertaining & helpful.

Jul 2018 - Pamela M.

Beautiful views from the train up to the White Pass and various stops along the route back down to Skagway, for the views and waterfalls.

Jul 2018 - Thomas A.

The scenery was beautiful. The train cars were comfortable and bathroom equipped . Was not impressed with the amount of confusion that surrounded the loading process. Was very aggravated also that was n loading by the bus load, having purchased the tickets months ahead and informing the company there were 10 adults in our group, I was told to tell the people when picking up the tickets , and they would ensure our sitting together. Come time to load, they wanted to split us up between two different cars. Overhearing our displeasure a family of five very generously offered to change cars enabling our family to stay together. We enjoyed the trip and our bus driver was witty, informative , very knowledgeable, and safe. I would recommend this excursion just be prepared for the boarding process.

Jul 2018 - Tonya S.

Great train ride and I am actually glad I rode the train in and took the bus back down....

Jul 2018 - John D.

We as a family enjoyed the train ride through the mountains, the views were breath taking, Unlike Florida, which has a flat terrain, the snow covered mountains were impressive. This was a once in a life time adventure which should not be left off the bucket list while visiting Alaska.

Jul 2018 - Alexander B.

Beautiful train ride, well organized, info shared both by bus driver as well as train personnel was entertaining and very informative. My only regret was not allowing enough time before or after the train excursion to explore more of Skagway given our cruise schedule.

Jul 2018 - Tiffany S.

This was a wonderful way to see amazing views and relax at the same time.

Jul 2018 - Brian A.

The train is the same train you get with anything, but with Alaska Shore Excursions, we had our own train car with only about 6 other people. The other ones were packed. Then for the City Tour, we had a private tour back from the train in a van which stopped at more places than we could have ever hoped. Great group.

Jul 2018 - Terry A.

Omgoodness this was so fun. Jus the right amount of time to spend on train. Beautiful scenery. So cool to see areas that you jus can't get to unless u take the train. Tour guide, Lindsey, picked up us half way & stopped several places to take our pics & let us take pics. Was foggy in places but we were high in elevation so to be expected! Definitely recommend

Jul 2018 - Tracey C.

Excellent tour and great guide ... highly recommend to everyone!

Jul 2018 - Doug M.

Train ride was great. What a beautiful area. The bus ride back was just as good. Driver was very good.

Jul 2018 - Robert K.

Our train ride was great but our tour of the city in a van with just us and the tour guide was great. He was such a sweetheart and took so many pictures for us to remember this wonderful day.

Jul 2018 - Kathleen G.

We had a wonderful time on this excursion. The train ride up offered beautiful view. The bus ride back gave us an opportunity to take additional pictures.

Jul 2018 - ANDREW L.

Great experience, good commentary on the train and coach.

Jun 2018 - Clint H.

A+ the scenery and ride was some of the most beautiful things I've ever gazed upon. Totally was a highlight of our trip and a must do in Skagway. Our bus driver (wish I could remember his name) on the way back was an awesome and funny as hell narrator. Had me crackin up.

Jun 2018 - Jennifer R.

Wonderful experience like a step back in time

Jun 2018 - Kati P.

It was such fantastic excursion! My family had a really good time. The view was breathtaking. Will recommend you guys anytime.

Jun 2018 - Richard P.

The train ride was fun and excellent views. Unfortunately for this trip the clouds dropped down as we neared the top but it was still an excellent ride. The bus driver Blake was great and he stopped when he could for the sites to see. Recommend this tour to everyone.

Jun 2018 - Michelle D.

Wow! The service was as regal as the view! We were met by a representative on time just as described with our name on their sign. We saved money compared to booking through the ship. Everything was as promised with personal touches exceeding expectations. This was the best highlight of my vacation and I will advise anyone going to Skagway to book this majestic tour.

Jun 2018 - Sheri D.

Very good excursion. Had a bit of trouble finding the tour host at the meet up point, but it all worked out. Train was a bit scary for this afraid of heights gal, but really worth it!

Jun 2018 - Verick B.

My wife and I enjoyed the train ride to from Skagway AK to Fraser BC. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The bus ride from Fraser BC to Skagway AK was also fun. Our bus driver/tour guide was pleasant and also knowledgeable as well as funny.

Jun 2018 - Ruth A.

Just returned from our cruise to Alaska. Had a great time! A highlight of our trip was the Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour. The office staff were very accommodating and even went out of their way to assure that our group of six were on the same tour together!

Jun 2018 - Patrick T.

Great train ride. They picked us at the cruise ship and brought us back with no problem. Both the town and train ride had great insights on the history and land marks. I would definitely recommend this excursion.

Jun 2018 - Gregory J.

Excellent trip. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Scenery absolutely stunning and breathtaking.

Jun 2018 - Delanie J.

The train portion of this tour was canceled due to mother nature (rockslide), but it was arranged for us to continue with the tour, but only on the bus. We still had a great time, the views are spectacular, and we felt well taken care of. A hefty refund was given for the canceled portion of the tour, and it was processed smooth and fast.

Jun 2018 - Paul C.

We were unable to do the daily due to a rock slide but the bus tour was very enjoyable. We saw bears and beautiful scenery. The cemetery with the waterfall was amazing! Our driver/ guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Terrific experience for our family. Would recommend this tour definitely?

Jun 2018 - Judith V.

We were unable to take the train due to a rock slide on the track but the bus ride was a great alternative. We got to see a mother bear and her cubs.

Jun 2018 - David B.

This was a spectacular excursion. The photo opportunities were abundant, and the narration on the trip was very very informative. Getting to our excursion was worry-free due to the very professional service we received. Would definitely use this service again.

Jun 2018 - Patricia M.

We enjoyed our excursion very much.. It was a beautiful sunny day with spectacular views. Both guides on the train and the bus back were great. We even saw a black bear cub alongside the road!

Jun 2018 - Lois G.

We had a beautiful sunny day. Rail and bus part both were fantastic.

Jun 2018 - William P.

The weather wasn't great for our trip but this did not detract too much from an enjoyable excursion. The train journey up into Canada was easily the best part of the trip with rugged mountain scenery all around. There were numerous viewpoints where our bus could have stopped for passengers to take photos on the road back to Skagway but no one wanted to due to poor visibility.

Jun 2018 - Christy B.

Enjoyed the train ride and all the interesting information and beautiful sites.

May 2018 - Brenda T.

A bit too long but worth it. Just make sure you have all your proper documentation or else you won t be able to get on the train. It does stop at the border of Canada & USA

May 2018 - Marsha V.

Was great. Everything went smooth. Andy was the best driver/guide of all of our tours.

May 2018 - Joseph B.

Great tour. Loved it. Thanks

May 2018 - RENA M.

Great trip with amazing views. Driver was excellent, did a good job of showing us - my sister & I were her only passengers on this trip - around Skagway, then meeting us at the summit for the return trip to Skagway. Very pleased with the excursion.

May 2018 - Calogero G.

Amazing.

May 2018 - Lise M.

The view was wonderful / worthwhile to take this excursion.

May 2018 - Christopher C.

The perfect way to see and experience the beautiful scenery is definitely by railway! Highly recommend and would definitely do it again.

Sep 2017 - Thomas Q.

This was a great excursion. The train ride was awesome, and the scenery was beautiful. The bus ride back down was terrific as the tour guid was very informative professional.

Sep 2017 - Kevin K.

Beautiful ride.

Sep 2017 - John F.

Nice slow ride up the mountains to Frasier, BC. Scenery is nice (sit on the left side of the train), but low clouds hindered our view in several areas, this is the real Alaska. Shuttle ride back was good also, with a very nice, educated guide who knew what to show us and made several stops for photos. Nice overall experience, it's just that we enjoy a little more stimulating activity when visiting Alaska.

Sep 2017 - David T.

Excellent trip

Aug 2017 - Mary H.

Really interesting tour and enjoyed it all.

Aug 2017 - Patricia J.

It was a little difficult to find the place to meet the excursion and required some walking to find it and that's the only reason I gave this excursion 4 stars instead of 5 stars. Otherwise, the tour guides were very accomodating and knowledgeable. One caution, the seats on the train aren't really comfortable for people of size and going up, the left side of the train is much better than the right. The right front seat is right in front of the restroom on the train and makes it hard to see much. The bus is very comfortable regardless of size and both sides are good. The driver will even take your picture for you.

Aug 2017 - Alan N.

Well executed, but make no mistakes, this is a scenic tour. You probably will not see animals or anything else but scenery.

Aug 2017 - Martin W.

Lovely trip. Fascinated by the history surrounding the line. Spectacular scenery . Lindsey our bus driver was exceptional.

Aug 2017 - Kristi D.

Beautiful scenery!! One of the best values of our tours in Alaska. Learned a lot about the history of the area from the train ride but learned even more from our tour guide on the bus.

Jul 2017 - Tommy S.

Excellent had a great time! One recommendation, the tour guide should on train explain more of sites you are seeing the bus driver did well in this area his name was Max!

Jul 2017 - Carolyn E.

Great trip with different views from train on the way and from the bus on return journey. A very good commentary from bus driver who made frequent stops for photographs which were much appreciated. The guide on the train spoke rather quickly and unfortunately it was difficult to hear all he said.

Jul 2017 - Jill D.

The place where we have to go was quite a ways away from where the cruise ships got off and no one at the cruise ships knew where the place was, so we went on a wild goose chase to go to the train station and then around to where we needed to go. The tour guide was great, though, but we did not get any time to hang out at Frasier or go look inside the buildings because we were hustled back in because they had to get people back to their ship, which wasn't really fair to everyone, but it is what it is.

Jul 2017 - Karen S.

Words seem inadequate for this tour. Our driver for the city tour was awesome.He was very knowledgeable on local history and a good communicator. I would recommend this tour to everyone who visits Skagway!

Jul 2017 - Krishti A.

Excellent trip! Good tour guide/s. Great views. Value for money. Would highly recommend.

Jul 2017 - Victor S.

This was a nice trans ride. It went on into Canada and we came back by bus, stopping at nice scenic spots for pictures.

Jul 2017 - Clive F.

Good train ride .Tour could have been a little longer

Jul 2017 - Bryan J.

The train ride was a nice way to see the Alaskan scenery! The bus ride was just so so. Nice tour guide but didn't really want to hear about her life experiences. We wanted to hear about Alaska!! The entire excursion was shortened by 40 minutes to boot! We were back into town and dropped off at 3:30 when the tour was to end at 4:10. Too expensive to have the experience shortened.

Jul 2017 - Julie N.

excellent bus driver, very friendly train ride beautiful

Jul 2017 - Beth J.

Enjoyed the scenery. We were too late to get a good seat on the train.

Jul 2017 - William L.

Excellent excursion. Beautiful scenary; just the right amount of commentary.

Jul 2017 - Sean K.

This trip was so much fun. The scenery is beautiful and all of the train employees are just a lot of fun (loved Annabelle's commentary). Matt, our bus driver went above an beyond to make sure we got on our train -- we were misdirected to our meeting point and he waited for us, even though he wasn't able to get in contact. This train ride was a highlight of our Alaska vacation.

Jul 2017 - Michael M.

Awesome train ride! The bus driver for the trip back did a great job, allowing us to stop and get some pictures along the way.

Jun 2017 - Martin L.

Loved the scenery but price was too high

Jun 2017 - Pedro L.

fabulose views

Jun 2017 - Wilma H.

Great views and would do again.

Jun 2017 - Gordon R.

Fantastic trip would highly recommend bus driver was great

Jun 2017 - Oscar J.

This excursion was well worth the money. We had a great time on the train ride and we were able to take wonderful pictures of the mountains on the way up.

Jun 2017 - Jacqueline B.

We had a wonderful time. Saul was very personable and knowledgeable about the area. Please convey our thanks to him.

Jun 2017 - Bette P.

Definitely a must do in Skagway. Beautiful scenery & a lot of history.

Jun 2017 - Richard J.

Excellent tour by both train and bus. Our bus driver was excellent.

Jun 2017 - Rishita P.

Amazing tour!!

Jun 2017 - Christopher D.

Great ride over the mountains . Awesome scenery . The city tour was just seeing more of the country instead of ridding the train back and getting a different perspective. Guide was great and very accomading

Jun 2017 - Stephen S.

Amazing views and a good history lesson. Appropriate duration and good combination of train and motor coach

Jun 2017 - Shannon B.

The train car wasn't crowded. The views were spectacular! The bus ride down was informative, too.

Jun 2017 - Vinod S.

It was well narrated and worth the money.

Jun 2017 - Marion S.

Must do excursion of White Pass

Jun 2017 - Michael L.

Love the train ride it was the best

May 2017 - Wendell F.

Magnificent is the only word for the scenery and experience of tracing the Yukon Gold Rushers. Very comfortable and informative. Highly recommend this trip.

May 2017 - Joel A.

great exerience

May 2017 - Elizabeth B.

Spectacular view. Tour went well. Staff were great and ride was smooth. Just enough time.

May 2017 - Elsie B.

the view is breathtaking. staff are very nice

May 2017 - Debbie D.

This was an excellent and enjoyable trip. The staff member met us on the pier, just as the tickets stated. The short bus ride to the depot was comfortable and the driver was a delight. There were only us 4 on the bus, which was a pleasant surprise. but guess many others booked through the cruise line and it was only the second week of cruise ships arriving, so perhaps things were just getting started for the season. The train ride was enjoyable, as expected from other trip on it before. The staff coming and going through the car during the ride were all friendly and helpful, as needed. The scenery was breathtaking and wondrous. I would do the trip again and would recommend this tour company to anyone. The price beat the cruise line's price and actually offered a longer ride than the one offered by the cruise line.

Sep 2016 - Margaret A R.

i had a good time. we will be coming back to alaska

Sep 2016 - MELISSA H.

The train ride up was good. The bus ride down was just "ok". The driver acted like he was in a hurry to get back and didn't want to make any stops. I chose the bus so we could stop, learn more history and make beautiful pictures. That did not happen

Sep 2016 - Gustavo F.

The bus driver was very very good. And speaked our language (Portuguese). Perfect.

Aug 2016 - DelRoy G.

The train ride was great, the bus ride down even better, with Brian's wonderful description of the sights, and chances to stop and get off and take pictures. The only thing I would suggest is to send a little map of the city with the tickets so we would know where the "small boat harbor" was and how to get there, and how long it would take to walk there. When we exited our boat (at the far away dock) we had no idea if we should take the shuttle into town, or walk, or where we were going. Finally, in town, we asked a store worker, and they gave us directions, but we still underestimated the time and distance to get there. It's a little confusing, because there are many tour companies all selling tickets for the same train ride, all,meeting at different places. A map would have been nice. . . .

Aug 2016 - Nikhil A.

Very scenic railway with great narration! The motorcoach return trip made for amazing and different vantage points to view the scenery. We made it back to town with no worries about reaching our cruise in time.

Aug 2016 - Jae Lynn S.

Very good tour. Very friendly staff, very knowledgeable. One of the best tours we took

Aug 2016 - Jen K.

Fantastic views. Very well organised Tour.

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