Local Connections: Skagway Street Car City Tour with Storyteller

SGY-150 | Skagway, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $44.95*

*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:

  • Gold Rush History Gold Rush History
  • Gold Rush Cemetery

You will see:

  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Excursion Length:
Approx. 1.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 26

Tour Overview

See more of Skagway and learn about its captivating history with Alaska's first sightseeing company on this entertaining city tour where the residents show you their town.

Skagway character Martin Itjen came looking for Klondike gold in 1898, and became the town's most celebrated storyteller. He gave Alaska's first motorized sightseeing tour on his "Skagway Street Car" for U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1923, and delighted visitors for decades.

Today, Martin's tour lives on, painstakingly researched and recreated by local storyteller Steve Hites. Aboard your yellow 1927 sightseeing bus, your costumed "conductor" passes on a century of history, behind-the-scenes tales, and stories of life in small-town Alaska, just like Martin did himself.

Tour the waterfront and the National Park Historic District, enjoy the panoramic views from the Scenic Overlook, and have your camera ready for the recounting of the Soapy Smith gunfight at the Gold Rush Cemetery. Highlighting the history of this gold rush town and the pioneer families that built it, you will motor through the residential neighborhoods of Skagway- famous for its flower gardens - and past the early childhood home of Alaska's most famous resident, former Gov. Sarah Palin. A stop is made in town for those who want to get off to shop or explore before the tour continues back to the ship.
All aboard the Skagway Street Car!

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


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:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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