We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

  • Shore excursion of White Pass Summit and Skagway city tour by Mini-bus
  • Stops at top landmarks including Skagway Overlook, Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Welcome to Alaska' sign
  • Views of Denver Glacier valley, Brackett Wagon Road, Moore Creek Bridge and the WP&YR railroad tracks
Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour
From US$54.60
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
8:30am Departure
Skagway White Pass Summit and City Tour departs at 8:30am
From US$54.60

While in port, explore Skagway's local highlights and the White Pass Summit during this 2.5 hour mini-bus sightseeing shore excursion. Travel along the Klondike highway with sweeping views of coastal rainforest cloaked mountains and rugged mountain valleys. Stops include waterfalls and a classic photo at the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Breathe in crisp mountain air near the Summit and sweeping dramatic views at Tormented Valley. Along the way, hear entertaining tales of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush narrated by your experienced guide.

What to Expect
After port pickup, your 2.5-hour shore excursion begins with a city tour of Skagway. At the Skagway City Overlook, enjoy bird’s-eye views of the town, harbor and cruise ships. Against the backdrop of mountains and rain forests, see historic landmarks including the WP&YR railroad, Moore Creek Bridge, Brackett Wagon Road and Pitchfork Falls. Your informative guide shares tales at the Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery — hear about Frank Reid, ‘Soapy’ Smith and the gunfight that forever transformed Skagway.

Next, speed along the Klondike Highway, which parallels the White Pass Railroad and White Pass Trail, and listen to stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. As waterfalls, mountains and glaciers pass within view, imagine hopeful prospectors crossing this unforgiving terrain.

Ascend an elevation of 3,292 feet (1,003 meters) before reaching Tormented Valley, a desolate lunar-like landscape of 300-year-old trees and alpine tundra. Traverse the valley and then stretch your legs at Summit Lake. Take in the beautiful but harsh wilderness in the White Pass Summit Area that inspired writers like Robert Service and Jack London.

En route back to Skagway port, stop at the iconic ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign and snap a commemorative shot of your journey.

Please note: All passengers must have a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Show More
Reviews (196)
1 - 5 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Excursion

Sights that only God can create, what a great excursion. This trip explored areas around Skagway and into Canada where we saw wildlife, birds, and waterfalls that were breathtaking. The lakes along the trip gave us an opportunity to see reflects you could reach out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fhsjr15
Reviewed 13 October 2018
Stunning scenery

We heard a lot about this trip before we left for our holiday. We loved it train trip ,Amazing history of how this was built ,,it's a experience you must go

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank expom2015
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Beautiful country

This tour is amazing. Our guide, Beverly, was knowledgeable and helpful. I was able to see a bear up close and personal. The country side is indescribable - you have to see it to believe it.

Thank Denise R
Cris S, Owner at Frontier Excursions & Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks for your review about the tour in Skagway with Beverly, isn't she a hoot, we are so lucky to work with her....We agree that terrain is spectacular and we are so glad you joined Frontier on a tour in Alaska. Best in your travels.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
If you like scenery this trip is great

Goes for about 3 hours. Narrow guage railway going up to ~2500 feet. A really great little trip and rougly follows the path of the early gold rush miners. One of the steepest rail inclines around.

Thank BGS2013
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Our driver was really good with lots of interesting narration and great photo stops! Cruise line didn’t offer this trip, but we knew about it and found it here!

Thank Randi L
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lee I
25 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from CrisSiegel | Property representative |
You do need Passports to take this tour option. Children 15 and younger can use an original birth certificate or Passport. You can review TripAdvisor for other tour options that do not need Passports. Generally any tour that... More
Lee I
25 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from CrisSiegel | Property representative |
Yes you do need Passports for the tour. Children 15 and younger can use an original birth certificate or Passport.
11 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from CrisSiegel | Property representative |
We recommend you book in advance as many tour dates and options sell out ahead of time. You can always call to see about last minute seats the morning of the tour.