White Pass Scenic Railway

SGY-200 | Skagway, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $129.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
You will see:

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

Experience the most popular attraction in Skagway! Convenient dockside service allows you to board alongside the ship instead of making your own way to the train depot. Your fully narrated, 40-mile round-trip adventure on the historic, narrow gauge railroad is an unforgettable way to see the beauty of the area and to learn its colorful history.

The White Pass & Yukon Route is unlike any other railroad. Against all odds, the iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898. Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, this engineering wonder is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, an honor shared with the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the Statue of Liberty. Considered an impossible feat, the railway was completed in 26 months by blasting through the mountains with 450 tons of explosives. The 110-mile railroad was officially completed when a final golden spike was hammered into place on July 29, 1900 in Carcross, Yukon.

The fully restored cars, pulled by vintage diesel locomotives, climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and around cliff hanging turns. You'll retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. Take in the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from your large, picture windows. As you travel, the train agent serves as your guide, recounting fascinating tales of Gold Rush history. You'll even see the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.

At the completion of your excursion, convenient dockside service returns you directly to your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Train departs pier & climbs to the White Pass Summit

Details:
Travel time: 01:35 Transport type:Train
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off train

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Arrive at the summit & engine moves from the north to south end

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Train
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Train makes the southbound journey back to Skagway & the cruise ship pier

Details:
Travel time: 01:35 Transport type:Train
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off train

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

No passport required as you do not disembark the train at the summit. Actual tour duration varies between 3 and 3.5 hours depending on traffic on the train tracks.

Provided: All Aboard souvenir magazine, bottled water

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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