Our driver/guide Mike Swayze took us up the highway to White Pass describing all of the points of significance and stopping at many points along the way to give us picture taking opportunities. In the course of the ride we crossed over into the Yukon Territory of Canada and we had to show our passports. We saw all of the things the brochure promised including Emerald Lake which does look like an emerald, the world's smallest 'desert', the Mounty Museum, the Arctic Wildlife museum and we got to see the dogs pulling the sleds. There were some husky puppies available for adoption as well as for petting. This was at Caribou Crossing where we also had a delicious chicken BBQ lunch. A stop was also made at Carcross, which had a really interesting store with a lot of memorabilia as well as souvenirs for sale. On the way back we stopped at the various location signs for picture taking. It was a wonderful six and a half hour trip.
Terrific in every way. There is a lot of different opportunities where the van stops for pictures. We stopped at a sled dog training facility where there is also a taxidermy museum of Smithsonian quality. Plenty of animals in the petting zoo.
Lunch was fall off of the bone BBQ chicken with cole slaw, bread and homemade donuts. Very well worth every penny. The driver, Tyler, was fun, informative and a great guide.
Bus driver was very good at telling us of the history of the town.
Tour through historic district to Skagway Overlook - an old town, some good history
Visit Skagway Overlook - Nice overlook of the town and glaciers in the distance
Tour to City of Skagway Museum & Skagway Sculpture Garden - more history.
Visit Skagway Museum & Sculpture Garden - Small, but need more time (can go back)
Tour to The Days of '98 Show - more history
Watch The Days of '98 Show - If you like community theater, this is good
Tour back to cruise ship pier - a bit more about the town
Our guide Renee was so knowledgeable since she was a local and stopped at a lot of places for pictures (as well as taking pics of us!). She was also great with time management getting us through the Canadian checkpoint before the rest of the tour buses and charter buses as there was an hour+ wait the week prior. Also, Emerald lake is BEAUTIFUL! Would highly recommend this tour!!
We took the train up to Fraser, then took a van tour to Emerald Lake, Bridal Veil Falls, Carcross. We had a delicious BBQ lunch and a dog sled run at a summer training camp. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining.
This was a jeep caravan to the Yukon. Trip was beautiful. The end point in the Yukon was off rode and up a rocky road. This part could be eliminated. No worthwhile point. They travel so fast and wildlife is few. If you saw something you don't have the opportunity for photos. Scenery awesome.
Our tour guide that took us up to the Yukon was Kevin, he was a wealth of knowledge of the area, very entertaining and was very considerate at making numerous stops along the way for those perfect photo opportunities! When we stopped at the mushing station just out of Carcross we treated to a delicious barbeque lunch and a chance to walk through the wilderness museum. I was just a little disappointed that we ran out of time to visit the sled dogs.
We opted not to take the Railway because we wanted the option to get out and smell the roses (or, feel the waterfalls) along the way. Dyea Dave told us when we called that we would see the same scenery from the motorcoach as we would from the train.....and he was correct.
We were picked up right on the dock, led by our excellent tour guide Renee to the comfortable coach, and guided up to White Pass, Across to the Yukon, to Corcross and to Emerald lake. It was gorgeous. We were dropped off in town after the tour and we had some time to walk through the charming town of Skagway before returning to the cruise shipl
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