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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

4,637 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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53 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
89 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
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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$218.99 per adult
120 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 2 days ago

We took the return trip on the White Pass Railway to the Summit and back as a cruise ship excursion. We had already had the opportunity to have a look around the historic station & it's displays earlier in the day, so we were excited...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Toowoombatourist
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the bus tour to Yukon with train ride back. Lovely. Wife and I loved it. Beautiful scenery. Would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled from Skagway to Fraser on the White Pass Railroad as part of our Alaska tour. The first few miles is through typical west coast forest, but soon gives way to some steeper grades that cling to the mountain sides. The tracks wind through...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views, relaxing train ride, and tons of information. We were able to ride the White Pass Train during an excursion on our Alaska cruise. If you need help with steps, call their main office and let them know exactly what your needs are. They will...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank CruisePlannerAgent
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to relax on the train after hiking the 52 km historic Chilkoot Trail. Bring something to eat and drink; you can only get a lunch if you preorder it for $20 USD (it looked average). The train could use a beer cart, especially for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank P6036VNlisah
Reviewed 3 days ago

a slow leisurely ride thru awesome country, scenic,,old brides, tunnels, a few scary spots looking down. worth the time.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stephen p
Reviewed 3 days ago

You board the train right at the port. It could not of been more conveinent. I loved the old fashion train ride. And you were able to get up from your seat to go outside too. Beautiful pictures and you go way high into the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The day before we had driven over the White Pass into Skagway in our RV. It was a beautiful drive but the last 18km were a 11% grade so my husband had to keep his eyes on the road. The train to the summit gave...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank OurWanderingCasa
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an amazing journey, we did the summit tour st the 1pm time slot. The price was fair, the staff were fantastic and knowledgeable. I was a little concerned of altitude sickness sk we took dramamine and we were fine. Water bottles are provided,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank canuckb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible views along the route fortune seekers took to the Yukon. Our family of eight were able to gets seats in the back of one of the trains cars and enjoy the ride and views along the way. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2019
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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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