Welcome to Klondike Highway

North of Whitehorse, the road passes through often-gentle terrain that has been scorched by wildfires through the years. Signs showing the dates let you chart nature's recovery.

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$54.60 Shore Excursions

Skagway, White Pass Summit, Tormented Valley Shore Excursion

Spend time in port in Skagway breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the great outdoors! Glimpse amazing views of spectacular mountains and coastal rainforests, and see historic landmarks including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and views of the WP&YR railroad route. Included is the Skagway City Overlook, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the town, harbor and cruise ships. At the Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery, hear the tale of Frank Reid and "Soapy" Smith and the gunfight that changed the future of Skagway. Leaving Skagway for the White Pass Summit area, you'll journey along the Klondike Highway by mini-bus which parallels the White Pass Railroad, a popular tourist attraction today. In between visiting historic points of interest, distant glacier views, thundering waterfalls and majestic mountain vistas, you can relive the Klondike Gold Rush with stories from your guide. Continue traveling parallel to the White Pass Trail and White Pass Railroad, climbing 3,292-feet (1,003-meter) to the summit before descending into the upper portion of the daunting Tormented Valley. The Tormented Valley contains large areas with an almost lunar appearance, making this one of the most unique eco-systems in North America. Explore a forest-tundra ecotone with a stunted forest of 300-year old trees and alpine tundra.The final leg will be through the Tormented Valley, with a stop at Summit Lake. As you survey the landscape of the White Pass Summit Area, admire unforgiving wilderness that inspired such classic authors as Jack London and Robert Service. Returning to Skagway, stop at the "Welcome to Alaska" sign, the most popular photo stop on this bus tour.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$122 Tours & Sightseeing

Yukon Driving Tour from Skagway

Your journey begins just a short walk from your cruise ship. After a brief orientation and discussion about the goals for your upcoming tour, you’ll be escorted to your tour vehicle. Take a drive through historic downtown Skagway which is a part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. You’ll learn about the town’s gold rush history and enjoy stories about the stampeders who passed through town in hopes of striking it rich in the Yukon. From town you’ll head up to the town overlook to get a different perspective on present day Skagway. Once you’ve had a chance to take photos, continue north up the Klondike Highway toward the summit of the White Pass. On the way you'll will pass through lush rain forest and drive by multiple waterfalls. There are many photo opportunities of beautiful alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, and towering snow-capped peaks. At the summit you’ll be able to get out and stretch your legs and take in the dramatic alpine landscape. The ride then continues through Canadian customs into British Columbia. The tour will make multiple stops throughout the ride ensuring ample photo opportunities including the “Yukon Territory” sign.  After about an hour on the road you’ll reach Carcross, Yukon on the banks of Lake Bennett. Here you’ll have free time to explore the small local shops and enjoy great view of the lake made famous by the Klondike Gold Rush. From Carcross, start your journey back south toward Skagway, making a stop at the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign for photos and then return through the U.S. border station on other way back to Skagway.

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