White Pass Summit & City Tour

  • Welcome to Alaska
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    The ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign provides a great photo opportunity with the Sawtooth Range in the background
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    Climbing up above treeline in a comfortable, 24-passenger mini-coach exposes alpine tundra and soaring Alaskan peaks
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    Occassionally, wildlife sightings occur right on the side of the highway! Keep you camera on and ready
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    The Sawtooth Range provides almost a protective barrier for the port town of Skagway, nestled at their base
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    Lots of stops along the way provide chances to get out, take in the air, and get some great photos
  • Moore Bridge, Skagway
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    Cross over Moore Bridge as you climb 3,000 feet up the Klondike Highway
  • White Pass railroad overlook
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    The Klondike Highway parallels the White Pass Railway and Gold Rush trail of 1898
  • International Falls
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    Aptly named International Falls is located close to the U.S. / Canada border
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    Typical scenery along this journey – massive Alaskan peaks on both sides
If you're looking for shorter Skagway tours that will leave you with time in the day for other things to do in Skagway, then you might be interested in the White Pass Summit & City Tour. Providing a great overview of the town, the history, and venturing up to the White Pass Summit at 3,292 feet to take in some scenery all combine to form this information packed mini-tour. You won't find anything like this Skagway shore excursion through the cruise lines as this is a strictly local offering narrated by local Skagway guides. Stops along the way include waterfalls, the alpine tundra of Tormented Valley, Summit Lake, the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign and the Gold Rush Cemetery. It's all the highlights of Skagway packed into a 2 ½ hour tour!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Skagway shore excursion

This is one of the most popular Skagway excursions with good reason. The 2.5 hour time frame gives you the opportunity to soak in some of Skagway's rugged history and surrounding scenery, but also gives you time back in Skagway for shopping or even another afternoon adventure such as ziplining or a husky dog ride. Unlike the cruise line tours that depart in 45-passenger buses, this tour is strictly local with between 13-32 passengers in a comfortable mini-coach with lots of window seating, which will come in handy for photographing waterfalls, glacier-formed lakes, and majestic Alaskan peaks.

  • Dock-to-dock transportation
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Fully narrated by local guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • Comfortable mini-coach with lots of windows
  • Lunch is not included

Starting with a pick-up right at the cruise ship pier, you'll meet your guide for the day and board the mini-coach. The guides provide an excellent narrative about the background of Skagway and the history of the Klondike Gold Rush full of rogue characters and unruly outlaws. As the journey begins to climb up the White Pass summit, the narrative takes a backseat to the natural beauty you'll see on both sides of the Klondike Highway. This tour is our recommendation if you want to experience all of the highlights that attract visitors to Skagway but also leave some free time for other tours, shopping, hiking or just relaxing back in town.

Here's a tip: Create a great Inside Passage package with our Juneau Highlights Tour and the Wildlife Sanctuary & Eagle Center in Ketchikan!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.
  • Accessibility: The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around in designated areas.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we will issue a refund. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are non-refundable.
  • What to Wear: In preparing for Skagway excursions, we recommend dressing in layers as Alaskan weather can change quickly. Dress comfortably and pack a rain jacket just in case. Extra items can be stored on the bus at any time throughout the trip. Don’t forget your camera!
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  • Adult Rate: $54
  • Child Rate: $34 (ages 3-12)
  • Infant Rate: Free (ages 2 and under)
  • + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Are there photo opportunities?
Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.
Q:What type of vehicles are used?
For this particular tour comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with 13-to-32 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.
Q:Will we see wildlife?
Typically, of all the different Skagway tours, the Yukon Day Trips have the highest occurrence of wildlife sightings. There are no guarantees for wildlife sightings but definitely bring your camera!
Q:Why are passports required for this tour?
This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.
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Rating of This tour has received an average of 4.8 stars on a total of 20 Ratings

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Panama City, Fl

J.J. was a very informative and friendly tour guide. Found the cemeteries very interesting. The little town of Skagway was like a look at the past. J.J. seemed very happy to have become a permanent resident there. Very enjoyable.

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Mel F
Azusa Calf.

JJ was really informative and personable!!!!

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Jason W
Katy, TX
Skagway Summit and City Tour great sights

This is a great tour to get the most out of your time while in Skagway. The scenery and sights are amazing. The tour is the perfect length to see everything, yet leave a little time for additional exploring. Our tour guide, JJ, was the best!

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Great views!

The tour was breathtaking! Lots of places to take pictures. The most amazing part was that one person in my group left their jacket on the first bus. We called the office and they brought the jacket to our ship before we left the port! They really go above and beyond!!!

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Meriol M.
Australia Norwegian Jewel
FABULOUS day in Skagway

Loved our trip to the Summit we were blessed with great weather and Tyler was very interesting and informative. Our whole day in Skagway was wonderful great port to visit.

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