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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

4,658 reviews
Skagway, AK, USA
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About White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars. Rail service between Skagway, Alaska, Fraser, BC, Carcross, Yukon, and Whitehorse, Yukon.
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57 reviews
Explore Skagway without the hassle of planning on a tour with convenient transport from the Skagway cruise port. Your guide, who navigates for you, stops at top landmarks and secluded locations off the beaten path, from Bridal Veil Falls to a Robin Williams film location. Throughout the tour, listen to little–known anecdotes about the area’s history and enjoy plenty of frame–worthy photo opportunities.
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$51.45 per adult
12 reviews
Discover the best that Skagway has to offer with a train ride along the White Pass Summit Railroad. Take in the beautiful Alaskan scenery on this 1 hour and 45-minute train ride and see famous landmarks such as Bridal Veil Falls, the Gold Rush Cemetery, Tormented Valley, the Skagway Scenic Overlook, and more. Snap some photos along the way as you sit back and enjoy this relaxing ride.
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$221.84 per adult
92 reviews
Enjoy a half-day of active wilderness fun in Alaska on a rock climbing and ziplining tour from Skagway. Head up the Klondike Highway to a majestic rock cliff where your guide instructs you on the basics of rock climbing and rappelling. Choose from a number of routes that range from easy to challenging, and take in sweeping views of the Skagway River, White Pass, and the Yukon Route Railway. Next, soar along a zipline course that threads through the lush forest canopy. Includes guide, transportation, and use of equipment.
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$165.00 per adult
121 reviews
Ride the White Pass and Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, then join a guided, 15-mile bike ride for the scenic return trip from the mountains to the coast. Experience a remarkable landscape of rugged peaks, glaciers, and waterfalls, on a train built for the Klondike gold rush, now a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. This 4.5-hour train and bike tour departs from downtown Skagway, and is limited to 12 people for individual service from the guides.
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$219.00 per adult
42 reviews
Embark on an exciting 2-hour Skagway gold-panning shore excursion while your ship is docked in port. Discover Liarsville, named after the tall tales that originated during the Klondike Gold Rush, and learn how to pan for treasure on your own in the town’s gold fields. See fascinating relics from the gold-mining era, and in the fresh air of the woods, dig into a hearty, all-you-can-eat feast of Alaskan fare featuring wild salmon. Port transport included.
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$61.95 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

This train ride deserves the best reviews possibe. It was realxing andthe comments were very informative The roundrip from beautiful Skagway makes awesome and unforgettable photos, especially from the plattform. We had extrelely good weather with lots of sunshine. I highly recommend this train trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angie H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife, two sons and visiting in-laws from Japan found this trip very pleasant and relaxing. The vistas on every turn were breathtaking. If you’re looking for a way spend three-hours getting in some fresh mountain air, pictures and a bit of Skagway Yukon history...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 401stanh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

LOVED this train ride. I read the bad reviews before we went on our trip and was a little nervous about this one. We intended to book the one way train and the one way bus down the Klondike Highway to get out and take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EricaDaniS
Reviewed yesterday

If you decide to ride the rails make sure you sit on the left side of the passenger car on the ride to the summit and if at all possible on the right side on the way back to Skagway. Best views are on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank llcat105
Reviewed 2 days ago

was an excellent train ride very informative great scenery and info on what happened back in the gold rush days.highly recommend this trip

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rusty M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion on the vintage train. The views were impeccable and a great way to experience the Skagway area. This is a must-do excursion!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 130kentn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took this trip from the Holland America Cruise Line. Very enjoyable and excellent narration. Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank twistercoachz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the train ride while on our Princess cruise. We booked it through the cruise line. Beautiful scenery. Well worth the money

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nanbobb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent small gauge railroad ride through the mountains of Skagway, following the route of the Alaska gold rush stampede of the late 1800’s. Spectacular views and informational journey.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 1313dbo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This 2 hr and forty-five minute train trip was a lot of fun. It was very interesting and narrated very well. It was interesting to see where the actual trail where the Gold Rush Miners walked. Well worth the money and would definitely go again.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Connie E
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Laura C
August 4, 2019|
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Response from mdvmdfaafp | Reviewed this property |
Do *I* have a train excursion? No. I’m just a traveler, like you. I do not know all the options that this company provides. The train trip to the summit and back took our group around 5 hours.
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themikeworner
July 18, 2019|
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Response from Eileen B | Reviewed this property |
It was in the low 60s during July 13-19. I would look into September rather than Octover. You will need a fleece, but definitely pleasant weather. If you are taking a cruise, bring a warmer jacket and hat/gloves for the... More
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Gina L
July 15, 2019|
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Response from 894lynettel | Reviewed this property |
I think it is too long for a little one.
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