White Pass Rail & Klondike Highway - Multilingual

3.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-225
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Points of Interest

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This 3.5-hour eye-popping experience offers spectacular views, historic landmarks and plenty of photo opportunities with limited walking required.

Your fully guided tour begins when you board your mini-bus at the port and drive through the boardwalk-lined streets and false-front buildings of Skagway. Once you leave the city behind, you'll head north along the Klondike Highway, which closely parallels the route used by prospectors in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

Large picture windows afford spectacular views of the St. Elias Range, the highest coastal range in the world. As you steadily climb one of North America's most scenic mountain roads your guide will share tales of the hardships endured by earlier travelers in their quest to reach the interior as you pass numerous landmarks, including Dead Horse Trail, the old Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls and Moore Bridge.

Once you reach White Pass Summit, you'll be stunned by the mountaintop's other-worldly appearance. Stretched out before you is a harsh volcanic, rocky, desolate terrain, which was carved by retreating ancient glaciers. At an elevation of over 3,000 feet, this lunar-looking area boasts 300-year-old stunted juniper trees and dwarfed spruces that only stand two or three feet tall, and ice-blue glacier lakes. Marvel at the breathtaking views as you continue on over the pass and on to the train depot in Fraser, British Columbia. Here, you'll transfer to a vintage narrow-gauge railcar for a spectacular trip aboard the world famous White Pass & Yukon Railroad, a designated International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Constructed in 1898 for easy access to the gold fields, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad was built by tens of thousands of men who overcame Alaska's harsh climate and challenging geography to create "the railway built of gold." The vintage cars have been fully restored, with comfortable passenger coaches and large picture windows that frame the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels and trestles. Then, you'll travel onto the opposite side of White Pass, down into the canyon and along cliff-hugging curves and dramatic gorges.

Finally, your vintage parlor car will chug its way into downtown Skagway where you can disembark for shopping or sightseeing before returning to your ship.

Guests wear comfortable headphones that deliver the complete tour narration in their chosen language. The tour is available in the same format in English to accommodate English-speaking guests traveling with foreign-language speaking companions. Tour may operate in reverse order.

Special Notes:

Since this tour enters Canada, all guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. For U.S. citizens these documents include: U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, Trusted Traveler Card and Military ID Card (for U.S. armed forces members on official orders). Citizens of certain countries need a visa to visit Canada – visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to see if this applies. Written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents. Tour order may vary.

Español: Recorra la famosa ruta de la fiebre del oro y descubra la belleza de algunas de las vistas panorámicas más impresionantes de Norteamérica, todo ello con información en varios idiomas. Viaje en autobús por la Autopista Klondike a lo largo de la espectacular Sierra de San Elías que se adentra en la Columbia Británica. A continuación, suba a bordo del famoso Ferrocarril de White Pass y Yukón para disfrutar de unas impresionantes vistas de montañas, glaciares y cascadas.

Deutsch: Präsentiert in verschiedenen Sprachen reisen Sie über die berühmte Goldrausch-Strecke und entdecken die Schönheit einer der schönsten Aussichten Nordamerikas. Sie reisen mit dem Zug den Klondike Highway hinauf, entlang des spektakulären St. Elias Range bis nach British Columbia. Dann steigen Sie in den berühmten White Pass & Yukon Zug und genießen eine atemberaubende Aussicht auf die Berge, Gletscher und Wasserfälle.

Français: Grâce à cette excursion disponible en plusieurs langues, découvrez la fameuse route de la ruée vers l'or et la beauté de certains des paysages les plus pittoresques d'Amérique du Nord. Voyagez en car sur la route Klondike Highway en longeant la magnifique chaîne de montagnes Saint-Élie vers la Colombie-Britannique. Ensuite, montez dans un train de la fameuse ligne de chemin de fer White Pass et Yukon Railway pour observer des vues à couper le souffle des montagnes, glaciers et chutes d'eau.

Português: Apresentado em diversos idiomas, viaje pela famosa rota da Corrida do Ouro e descubra as belezas de algumas das paisagens mais pitorescas da América do Norte. Viaje num ônibus de turismo até a estrada Clondike ao longo do espetacular St. Elias Range na Columbia Britânica. Depois, embarque na famosa estrada de ferro White Pass & Yukon para ter vistas deslumbrantes de montanhas, geleiras e cachoeiras.

het Nederlands: Bereis de Goudkoortsroute en ontdek de schoonheid van een aantal van Noord Amerika's meest schilderachtige uitzichten, die gepresenteerd worden in meerdere talen. Reis per bus over de Klondike Snelweg langs de spectaculaire St. Elias keten naar British Columbia. Ga vervolgens op de beroemde White Pass & Yukon Spoorbaan voor adembenemende uitzichten van bergen, gletsjers en watervallen.

Provided: Headphones with tour narration in chosen language, All Aboard souvenir magazine and bottled water on train

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

Passport Requirements:

Since this tour enters Canada, all guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. Notarized written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Introduction. Distribute headsets and receivers. Depart for Fraser, BC

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Drive through historic downtown Skagway en route to Klondike Highway.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Klondike Highway drive. Multiple photo stops.<br>Fully narrated.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:55
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive Fraser, BC. Clear Canadian Customs. Board the White Pass & Yukon Route for train trip to Skagway.

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Train ride on White Pass & Yukon Route.Clear US Customs onboard train.

Transport type:
Train
Travel time:
01:40
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive Skagway. Transfer back to ship.

Travel time:
00:10