Skagway
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  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railway & Private Emerald Lake Tour

    1. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway & Private Emerald Lake Tour

    Meet your guide in the morning, with passports hand, ready to board the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. Once aboard the train, enjoy a 1 hour and 45 minute scenic ride into the White Pass Mountains. View narrow glacial valleys, waterfalls, and raw, scenic landscape during this fully narrated train ride. Once in Fraser, B.C., show your passports to Canadian Customs officers, then meet your tour guide for the van portion of your tour. Your guide will drive you farther north into Yukon, Canada, wowing you with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush, while on the hunt for picture postcard photo ops, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Lunch will be available for purchase in Carcross, Yukon in the afternoon. The turn around point for this tour will be Emerald Lake, a sparkling gem of a lake nestled along the S. Klondike Highway. On the return drive to Skagway, continue the search for wildlife, w...

  • Skagway: 2-Hour Private White Pass Summit Tour

    2. Skagway: 2-Hour Private White Pass Summit Tour

    Start your afternoon with a brief tour through historic downtown Skagway, inside the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Learn about the gold rush, while traveling north on the S. Klondike Highway, following the Trail of '98 over the White Pass Mountains. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, as your guide stops for scenery and photos while narrating the harrowing tale of the stampeders as they crossed the White Pass Mountains. You will have chances to see local wildlife during this tour; these mountains are home to mountain goats, marmot, willow ptarmigan, and black bear. Travel farther north through Canadian Customs, for more chances at wildlife, and deep, clean mountain lakes. On the drive back to Skagway, marvel at the glaciated and snow-capped north faces of the White Pass mountains. Your guide will drop you off at the end of your tour, right back at your ship or hotel...

  • Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

    3. Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

    Start your morning with a drive through historic downtown Skagway, while your guide entertains you with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. Next, head north on the S. Klondike Highway and climb 3200 ft. along the valley to the summit of famous White Pass. Be prepared for Canadian Customs with passports handy, then travel deeper into Canada. Listen to tales of Alaska life while enjoying the stunning scenery and hunting for wildlife along the highway. This stretch of highway is home to black and brown bears, fox, coyote, lynx, moose, and caribou, to name a few. Once at Tutshi Sled Dog Camp, enjoy learning about the art of mushing, pet the Alaskan husky pups, and take part in summer training, while a team of Alaskan Huskies pulls your group along a 2-mile track. Traveling farther north, enjoy views of pristine mountain lakes, stopping for lunch in Carcross, Yukon. Lunch will be available for ...

  • Skagway: Yukon Bridge & Emerald Lake Private Tour

    4. Skagway: Yukon Bridge & Emerald Lake Private Tour

    Meet your guide at the end of your ship’s pier in Skagway, Alaska. Drive down Broadway in Skagway, Alaska and hear the exciting tale of the Klondike Gold Rush. View the authentic historic wooden buildings along the way. Ascend the legendary White Pass, following the South Klondike Highway toward Canada. See snowcapped mountains and glacial views along the way. Drive through the Fraser area. Pass through Canadian customs and continue north toward Yukon. Spot wildlife as you explore the Yukon. The area is home to black bears, moose, foxes, lynx, coyotes, and caribou. Stop at the Yukon Suspension bridge and cross over the gushing whitewater Tutshi River. Afterward, grab a snack and hot drink in the cafe, or browse the gift shop. Pass by the wild and scenic Tutshi and Tagish Lakes, with plenty of stops for photos. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Carcross, Yukon on your own. Head north to explore...

  • Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

    5. Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

    Explore the historic and exciting city of Skagway in the state of Alaska. Home to another major city during the Gold Rush days, you will learn about the boom that took hold of this city whilst you visit the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Museum. On this audio tour you will discover the many walks and trails surrounding the city along with locals dressed in period clothing. You will also see the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Visitors Centre, the Martin Itjen House, Jeff Smith's Parlour, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, the Golden North Hotel, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Depot. This well preserved and historical city of Skagway will take you on an educational audio tour as you learn about its Gold Rush days and historical buildings. You will learn about establishments such as the iconic Red Onion Saloon, as well as the incredible Historic Moore Homestead.

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