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WHITE PASS TRAIN AND DRIVE

Per Person $174 USD
Children (Ages 12 and under.) $110 USD
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WHITE PASS TRAIN AND DRIVE

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We are delighted to offer this combination using the popular train trip one way and a slow, scenic mini-bus ride in the other direction--both giving you a wonderful display of Mother Nature at her finest.

This tour operates from May 1 - September 26.

ALL ABOARD! Skagway’s most scenic ALASKAN experience begins with a 28-mile journey between Skagway, Alaska, and Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World. The White Pass Railway, which was completed in 1900, has a narrow gauge track that takes visitors into the White Pass. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, and trestles while listening to historic narration from the comfort of vintage passenger coaches. Climbing up the mountainside, you'll see the extreme changes in vegetation as you pass through several temperate zones before reaching Fraser.

Once a water-stop for the thirsty steam engines and rotary snowplows, Fraser, BC, is now the site of Canadian Customs and Immigration. Upon arrival at the train depot in Fraser, you'll be transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for your return trip to Skagway while being entertained by professional guides with their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era. As you drive down the mountainside, you'll have ample opportunities to take fabulous photos at scenic vistas such as Skagway Scenic Overlook, Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and more.

Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport or passport card.

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the Scenic Railway of the World was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty). The 3-foot wide Narrow Gauge Railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles with an average grade of 2.6%, and up to 3.9% in some locations. It also passes through two tunnels and travels over sky high trestles and bridges.

Comfortable restored and replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • 28-mile journey to Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World
  • Return bus ride to Skagway
  • Narration by professional guide
  • Lots of photo opportunities

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Departures (local time)

  • 7:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Check in time: 7:15 a.m. Tour departs promptly at 7:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Check in time: 8:15 am. Tour departs at 8:30am. Please note: This time does BUS UP and TRAIN DOWN.
  • 12:00 PM (3.5 hrs) Check in time: 11:45 a.m. Tour departs promptly at 12 p.m.
  • 1:00 PM (3.5 hrs) Check in time: 12:45 pm. Tour departs at 1 p.m. Please note: This time does BUS UP and TRAIN DOWN.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• At the time of making your booking request, you can book the 7:30 a.m. departure if your ship arrives at 7 a.m. or earlier.
• We recommend dressing in layers.
• Please note that if you are on the 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. departure, you will take the trip in reverse order. At the end of the train portion of the tour for these times, it is a 2 block walk back to your ship.

Restrictions

Since this excursion enters Canada, all citizens MUST carry a valid passport or valid passport card. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate.
If you plan to travel to Canada with a minor who is not your own child or for whom you do not have full legal custody or one parent is not present, you will be required to present a letter of consent from the minor’s parents including a signature. It should include dates of travel, parents’ names, and photocopies of their state-issued IDs.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible, but for those guests that are semi-ambulatory, we are happy to assist in boarding and storing the wheelchair. Please notify ShoreTrips prior to booking. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate electric scooters of any kind.
Please note that the 1 p.m. departures are only available for ships that depart at 6 p.m. or later.
In 2018, this tour operates from May 1 - September 26.