Skagway City and Summit Tour

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 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: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip narrated scenic tour

Requirements:

  • A valid passport is required for all guests over 16 years of age

Duration: 2.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 2.5 hours guide narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops

Do I need a passport for this tour? 

Yes, a valid passport is required for all guests on this tour.

How many passengers does the tour bus hold?

The maximum capacity for this tour is 14 guests. If your party is larger than 14, 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 inform your tour guide.

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 a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

Are food and drink included?

No food or drinks are included.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?

All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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Duration: 2.5 hours


Number of Passengers *

Adult: $47.25

Child (2-12): $26.25

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489