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Skagway City and White Pass Summit
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The highlight of your Alaskan experience will begin with a guided mini-coach tour of Skagway’s Historic District. Your guide will explain why Skagway was known as the toughest town on earth during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-99. You will visit historic points of interest such as the Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery (AKA Skagway's Boot Hill), where you will learn of the gunfight between Frank Reid and Soapy Smith, the most famous shootout since the OK Corral. A stop will also be made at the Scenic Skagway Overlook where your guide will take your picture with the town below, the mountains in the background.

As you journey up the scenic Klondike Highway you will parallel to the historic White Pass Trail much of the way to the 3,292 foot summit. Along this glacier carved valley are glaciers, thundering waterfalls, majestic mountain vistas and pristine wilderness. Once at the summit, you will descend into the daunting Tormented Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It is this area which inspired the classic authors Robert Service and Jack London. The Tormented Valley is an eco-tone; here two separate ecosystems transform to become the other. After visiting this area of 300 - 400 year old trees known as “Krummholz,” many of which are no taller than chest-high, you will return to Skagway.

During your tour various photo stops will be made to help you maximize your Alaskan experience.

Please Note: This tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. As of June 1, 2009 all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada by land, will be required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" drivers license.) We recommend you bring a photo I.D. as well. U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger may travel with a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (If required).

All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Downtown Skagway. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Dress in warm layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. Outer layer should be waterproof. Guests should wear comfortable waterproofed walking shoes.
Restrictions
All participants must check in for their tour at least 20 minutes before departure. Guests must be able to enter and exit the tour vehicle without assistance. Those wishing to exit the tour vehicle at photo stops should be able to take a few steps on their own. Collapsible walkers or wheelchairs can be stored with advanced notice.

Please Note: The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. As of June 1, 2009 all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada, by land will be required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" drivers license.) Guests 15 or younger must have a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (If required).

Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions or infants under the age of 18 months.

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