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Yukon Discovery Coach Tour

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Yukon Discovery Coach Tour

Has any one been on this tour by the Frontier Excursion Tour Company ?

We have a cruise stop on 08/26 at Skagway ... can we book a tour on arrival or do we have to pre book?

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1. Re: Yukon Discovery Coach Tour

Frontier Excursion Tour Company did not book through the cruise ships last summer, they decided to be independent. You can book directly with them by finding the link at the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau website, or you can wait until the day you arrive and find their office on Broadway. Most of the bus tour companies in town run about the same price: $40 and up, but it depends on how far you want to go - the furthest point they drive is Emerald Lake, and some include horseback riding there, which I would suggest over the local company (that ONLY books through the cruise ships).

The advantage of a bus tour is that they stop along the way for views and pictures and you can get out and stretch your legs. On the train you are confined to one car, and you cannot leave or get out for over 3 hours. Also, if it is foggy, forget it, you will not see a thing after the first mile. A further note is that the cruise ships charge differently than booking directly through the White Pass office and there is a big difference for kids. Some charge full price for kids for the summit tour ($102 now through the railroad ticket office and half price for kids).

Renting a car through Avis or Sourdough is possible unless you are Canadian which is illegal for Canadians to rent a US car and drive into Canada (go figure?!). They both have mini-vans and a few SUV's which is fun to be on your own for a day.

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2. Re: Yukon Discovery Coach Tour

Thanks. I availed the services of Frontier Excursion on August 26th as scheduled.

Excellent service! We were only 4 of us in the coach & the coach driver who doubled up as the guide was knowledgeable & cooperative.

We took plenty of stops at our convenience in addition to the scheduled stops. Coach trip for the Yukon Discovery, is certainly better than the train ride where you get locked in for 3 hours & cannot get the panoramic view of the area, which is a must.

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