White Pass Scenic Railway - Luxury Class

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-210
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Min. age: 21 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

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

What You Will Visit:

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Built in 1898 as a way to expedite travel during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a three-foot-wide narrow gauge railroad that climbs from sea level to almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles. An engineering marvel, it features two tunnels and travels over sky-high trestles and bridges. 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. Fully restored, luxury-class passengers relax in comfort surrounded by custom woodwork, plush carpeting, and extremely comfortable leather chairs.

What You See Along The Way:
The railway excursion is enhanced by the breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and unforgettable Klondike Trail of '98, a tribute to the optimistic prospectors in search of their fortune. 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 majestic panorama and historic sites from your large picture windows.

Photo Opportunities:
Be sure to grab your camera, as the train winds its way along jaw-dropping hairpin curves, over amazing plunging gorges, past sparkling waterfalls and sky-high trestles. You'll even see the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of gold seekers who passed this way in search of fortune.

Snack:
On board, indulge in refreshments and savory appetizers while listening to your personal guide weave tales of Gold Rush history.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 21 years, ID required to consume alcohol. Passport is not 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. Cars hold a maximum of 14 passengers. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Snack: Assorted regionally sourced appetizers, beer, wine, coffee, bottled water and specialty drinks

Provided: All Aboard souvenir magazine

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Train departs pier & climbs to the White Pass Summit

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
01:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

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

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

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

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
01:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes