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Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

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The unforgettable journey on the White Pass Scenic Railway is not just another train ride; built through rugged terrain, the route passes through tunnels and valleys en route to the scenic White Pass Summit.

rollyson

1 review

We took the train up and the motor coach back. The train ride is not to be missed, worth every penny. we also were able to stand out on platform to take pics, they had bottled water on the train also. Sit on left going up, and if you ride back on train sit on right, we took the bus back. It was raining during our trip but it cleared up as we traveled, later that day we heard they cancelled some trains because it got very foggy and raining much more.We stopped at the suspension bridge on the bus ride back, loved it


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

msr6240

1 review

White Pass and Yukon Railway....Beautiful views and a lot of fun learning about the gold rush

Every town has lots and lots and lots and lots of souvenir places. This had the most and Ketchikan was a close second.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Jtangel27

1 review

We booked the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Adventure through Carnival for Skagway, and it was absolutely amazing. The train picks you up literally AT the port, so as soon as you get off the ship, you board the train! The train ride lasts about three or so hours there and back. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the railway takes you up into the scenic mountains and forests of both Alaska as well as the Yukon in British Columbia. We had an absolutely incredible time taking this excursion and seeing just how beautiful The Great North truly is. Our tour guides on board, Seth, John, Eric and Amber did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the White Pass Trail and of Skagway and BC. The ride was breath taking, and so much fun.

There is another excursion that does the same route only it goes farther into Canada, and passengers actually get to get off the train before returning back to port. The train is also a Steam Locomotive, whereas the one we took was a Diesel Locomotive. It’s about one hundred dollars more than the one we took, but honestly, I think you would have about the same amount of fun as we had on the one we took. It is absolutely incredible.

We boarded the train at about 8:00 AM and got back into port at around 11:00 AM, so we had lunch on the ship at Horatios and then got off and walked into Skagway itself. It’s about a fifteen minute walk away from port, but there are also Smart Shuttle services available right off the ship. Skagway itself is a very neat little town full of history and beauty. From the end to the beginning of Broadway Street (Main Street), shops full of Alaskan knick-knacks, goodies, and history line the sidewalks. It’s a fun little place, and we would for sure recommend walking around if you get the chance. And pretty much everything is wheelchair accessible, which is a huge plus.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

NCSuz

2 reviews

Bus driver Jarett was a great tour guide and safe driver. White Pass train ride was fabulous with spectacular views and interesting narration by Cameron, Emily, Avi and Mark.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

North/South

1 review

Our Railway trip was truely a highlight. It is amazing scenery and fun to be on the train. Elle was our guide and did a great job. Since we were the first of several trains for the morning we got to go an extra 7 miles to Fraser, BC to turn around. The landscape for the 7 miles was something out of National Geographic. Above the tree line, barren and beautiful. The views from the train are excellent and the story of the Yukon Gold Rush were amazing and helped one to understand the grit of these early explorers. Rain began on walk back to the ship from train so stayed on board for afternoon and didn't explore the town.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Cooley Consumers

6 reviews

This is a narrow gauge rail trip, and you can say "once I've been on one narrow gauge, I've been on them all", and that is true to some extent. The rail cars were the usual narrow gauge cars.

However the scenery was unforgettable! The narrator/guide Lindsey did a good job of alerting passengers to upcoming photo opportunities. There were toilets in each car, and complimentary water. No coffee (they could have made a FORTUNE selling coffee!!!) was available.

If you want a sample of the trees and topography of Alaska, this is a MUST take tour!


Provider: Princess Cruises

tbrugger7

1 review

We really enjoyed our tour up the mountain by bus to the railroad depot. Our driver gave us some wonderful information on the way up and slowed at beautiful spots so we could get pictures as she pointed things out along the way. And the train ride back down was so much fun and informative. If given the chance to go back we would do this tour again and again.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

squeaky_1974

2 reviews

The White Pass tour is worth doing even in bad weather, but we lucked out and got a beautiful, clear day. The tour guides have a lot of historical information about the area, and point out landmarks as you pass. The views are phenomenal, and although we did not get to ride on the steam engine train (there was fine print about that) it was still a great trip.

There are a very few local restaurants and shops in Skagway that are worth checking out. A lot of the time, the artists whose work is featured on the walls of the shop happen to also be working the register. There's plenty of tourist-trap overpriced jewelry and furs too, if you're into that. I try to make sure at least some of what I'm spending stays in the community.


Provider: Holland America Line

joromay

1 review

We booked the White Pass Scenic Railway and Liarsville Camp Trail Adventure. The railway was amazing, but the camp was a dud for everyone but my 7 year old who loved the hokey show and panning for gold. The views from the railway were spectacular and left me amazed that people actually went to such extremes looking for gold! We were picked up by bus at the pier and after leaving the camp, drove about another half hour to Canada to take the train back. My only complaint about this trip was that my friend and I were going to do it with the kids without our husbands. We knew we needed written consent from them to take the girls to Canada, but it never said it needed to be legalized (notarized), so they ended up changing their plans to come with us (and were happy they did because they loved it as well). Our tour guide was wonderful and we stopped a few times along the way to take pictures and build a "nook-shook" (not sure if that's correctly spelled, probably not), which is a sort of talisman that the Native Inuits built with rocks to ward off evil spirits.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

cbuneo531

1 review

Scenic, however the hour and half ride back is very boring because no announcements are being made and everyone has already seen everything.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

erdrwife

1 review

All the research recommends that you book through the cruise line, which we did. And so glad we did so. We took the late train as we did an earlier 5-hour excursion. I also read that the weather tends to clear in the afternoon, which it also did. The trains were running late, but since we booked through the cruise ship, they held the ship for us. I was the shortest route, round trip. Bring food, they provide water. Excellent trip, you see a lot of things you may have read about if you are smart enough to read Alaska by James Michner before you ever get near the cruise ship. Beautiful scenery, comfortable train, great guides.


Provider: Princess Cruises

cryan

2 reviews

Amazing train trip. If you book it, you want to sit on the left side of the train on the way up. The views were incredible. This was amazing. You travel on cliffs all the way up to the top. WOW. I loved it, but it is long. Bring some snacks and bring your camera. I highly recomment that you step outside while you are on the trip. The views from outside are amazing.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

happygocampy

1 review

Skagway was interesting. Everyone in our group of 31 went on the White Pass Scenic Railway. We were able to get our very own rail cart which was pretty awesome. I didn't realize most of this Expedition would be spent on a bus, if it wasn't for the incredibly good bus driver we had named David, I would give this excursion 4 stars. This guy was great, a real comedian cracking jokes the whole way "We are now entering the financial district of Skagway, to your left is the 1 and only bank here originally opened in ****. We are now leaving the financial district of Skagway...." Ahahahaha classic! After driving around for 3+ hours, going by various lakes and landscapes, entering Canada and having our passports checked by customs, we came to some middle of nowhere restaurant for some BBQ Chicken, it was delicious, they also had homemade Donuts and Bread rolls. It was all very delicious. They had a few shops here and some Malamute dogs you could check out if you wanted. They also had some little golf cart thing you could ride on briefly for $5 or $10 bucks, I didn't go on it. After that we headed to another town, I forget the name, we stopped there for like 20 minutes and some of us got some Ice Cream, did some shopping etc. We finally headed out for an hour long drive to the Train. The driver had quite a bit to tell us about the history and landscape, very informative, if I went through it all hear this would be a book. Finally on the train, the landscape and scenery was indeed great and picturesque, after the train started rolling we were able to go out each end of our cart outside on the platforms and lean over the rails taking pictures. Very cool. The one bad thing about this tour was we ended up with like 40 minutes to walk in the town of Skagway if we wanted, basically no time at all. That was a bummer. Overall not a bad Excursion. Thank you David the Bus driver.


Provider: Princess Cruises

danni_in_pdx

1 review

OH MY GOD. TOO LONG!!! I get it, it's a marvel, but do yourself a favor and take it ONE WAY, and then kayak and take a bus home. It was boring. Just being honest. This was from the point of view of a train geek. Save yourself. Was almost four hours.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Jimboruni

1 review

Great scenary but boarding process at the train was chaos and we did not get to finish the tour as the train had to help a disabled train prior to going into Canada.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Ski Crazy!

1 review

Really interesting. Make sure you sit on the left side for best views.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cruzin4

4 reviews

Nice but same thing as before. Beautiful scenery.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Redbarnphotog

3 reviews


Skagway -Here we booked the 3.5 hour Train/Bus tour ($128 +tax). We took the White Pass Rail train up to the Yukon (Cananda) and took a bus tour back down. Our driver was full of information and stopped several places for photo ops. The train itself kind of dragged on. It was packed full and we had a very loud group of people in our car, so we didn't get to hear much of the narrative and you are allowed to stand on the outside platforms to take pictures but there's really only room for one person, so it was an endless fight. If I ever came to Skagway again, I would take the opportunity to do a private tour or boat/plane ride. You just cannot get the true feeling of this glorious wilderness on a bus of 20 noisy people.


Provider: Independent Operator

ebert52

1 review

Scenery was gorgeous and our guide was very entertaining. Really enjoyed the train ride.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

castles117

1 review

This was the best part of my trip!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

NWLACruiser

1 review

Get ready for a long day but the sights absolutely are worth the trip!

Leaving from the port, we headed up the mountain toward the Yukon and Carcross in a tour bus with our driver stopping a few times along the way to allow us to take pictures. When we arrived in Carcross, there were several choices of activities, from small museums to a small petting zoo. Of course the main attraction was the sled dogs and we were in luck. Not only were we able to see the adult sled dogs but there were two 32 day old puppies which we were able to hold. Lunch is provided at this stop but it is a one size fits all meal consisting of chicken, small baked potato, and a couple of other items. There are all you can eat donuts for dessert. Again, as with the other excursions, time is very limited. We had an hour and twenty minutes to eat and visit the different areas before boarding the bus for another stop.

There is a brief stop in another section of Carcross that consists of a few stores and small museums before heading to the US-Canadian border where you board the train for Skagway. Have your camera ready because you will not want to stop taking pictures on the ride down. And your guide on the train will help you find some of the not so obvious historical points as you travel down the mountain.

My husband and I highly recommend this excursion for those who may have limited mobility but wish to experience the beauty of the area.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Trave1er

1 review

We did the Best of Skagway. It began with a bus up White Pass, then the great White Pass train back. Fog on the way up, but a great view on the way back. Very beautiful countryside.


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

56suzy

1 review

This train ride is a must do. We had several people mention doing it. I would not book through Shoremanager.com again. The rail road depot had no record of our booking. Gave us somebody else ticket with the same last name. We had paid with a Discover Card and these folks used a Visa. Contacted ShoreManger via email and they have not responded.


Provider: Independent Operator

Pauline Shirrefs

1 review

Very interesting. Great history. Carriages interesting. Staff gave commentary. Really glad that I went on this.


Provider: Holland America Line

pattiek

1 review

Must do Liarsville Tour - by itself or part of another tour!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

nazarene-lady

1 review

Since we booked with Chilkoot tours we were 2 of 5 people on a train car for 44 people-did afternoon seating and had beautiful weather. I always book independently as the service is so much better.


Provider: Independent Operator

Melbourne Tom

1 review

Not as promised. This excursion was a supposed to be a Motor coach tour to the Klondike Summit, and the White Pass Railroad back to port. First of all, after exiting the ship we asked a Princess person where to meet the tour bus. She pointed us to the direction to the beginning of the pier and told us to go there. Well, we walked back and fourth twice before, we asked another Tour operator for help. He pointed us to a lady who was holding a Tour numbered sign against her chest, instead of holding it high overhead, where everyone could see it. She told the group who gathered around her to wait in a covered area for the contracted ride. What was advertised as a Motor coach with restroom facilities, turned out to be two oversized shuttle busses with no bathrooms. They overloaded the first shuttle bus with 25 people and insufficient seating and the other shuttle bus only had 14 people on it.


Provider: Princess Cruises

crcaldwell

2 reviews

Fantastic trip very well done on well maintained, clean railcars. Scenery was fantastic. Guides were good. Trip was long enough to be absorbing but not too long. About 3 to 3 ½ hours. Cars have bathrooms, potbelly stove and bottled water is provided. Highly recommend this trip!


Provider: Independent Operator

plattwear

2 reviews

Thankfully we were on time to this port as our excursion was at 7:30 am. We road the train up and took the bus back. Despite a little fog we enjoyed awesome views from the train. Early in the season the snow was still on the ground which made for an even more beautiful train ride. The narrative provide a lot of informative facts about the points of interest as well. Our train car was not full so we were able to move from left to right as we wanted. I walked to the back of the car and outside to take photos as well. After the train ride our bus driver Vanessa took us to Caribou Crossing. She did stop once before we got there for us to take photos. We enjoyed our BBQ lunch which was different than the food we had been eating on the cruise (more southern style that we are used to). It was too early for a new batch of sled dog puppies, they were due any day we were told. We did pet the one year old sled dogs and retired sled dogs. The gift shop here was really nice as well. Our bus ride back to town was enjoyable. Vanessa stopped at Carcross but everything appeared to be closed so no one wanted to get off. She was happily drove us on. We stopped at the Welcome to Alaska sign, the Yukon sign and a frozen lake. She dropped us off downtown so that we could shop before boarding the ship. The weather was really nice this day as well.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Guera

1 review

Beautiful, great guide, not happy with White Pass Rail, upon return to Skagway after Border Patrol checked our passports we were let off on the street and not given any directions or information on how to get back to the ship, had to wander our way around to find it, this was annoying, some said there were signs but they were very small, however, for the most part I loved seeing the sights


Provider: Princess Cruises

frawnsay

1 review

-rear car (nice because you could hear you narrator/guides description and THEN see it; also time to prepare for photographs)
-sat on right side (way up, not best views of sights, but pretty streams/falls and may step onto platform between the cars (but not on the bridge and no passing between cars)
-obvious hints at tipping the last 30 minutes (we were planning to tip already, but they said everything but "tip your narrator" directly.
-you don't get off the train, so no need for passport as you never step foot into Canada
-we were train #1 of 3, so for turning around to go down the mountain, we had an extra 7mi trip to the next turnaround loop at a lake on the map (bonus mileage and sights!)
-never saw goats or any other wildlife, but the elevation climb was extraordinary; the difference in vegetation and landscape between the climb and the peak was noted and both views allowed for appreciation of beauty
-highly recommend on ascension standing on the platform prior to entering the first of two tunnels; you're on a bridge that horseshoes around a crevasse--if heights don't bother you, it is a magnificent and exhilarating stance (and the tunnel is short--about 5-10 seconds--so just wait on the platform until you exit the tunnel to return to the train car


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

4myOpinion

1 review

DO NOT BOOK the Skagway White Pass & Yukon Railway shore excursion (SK01). Limited narration which is repeated word-for-word on the way up and again on the way back. Also, you have to step outside the train car to get a good picture but they have no speakers outside the train, so you have to choose -- do you want to take pictures or do you want to know what you are passing? You can't do both. third problem with that excursion is that they never let you off the train. Afterwards, we spoke with other passengers who took an excursion that was van/bus in one direction and train in the other direction and that seemed to be a much better tour. That said, the scenery was beautiful.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

jbar434

1 review

Skagway – This port was COLD and windy. We did the Yukon/ Rail ride excursion with Chilkoot Charters. James was our driver. (more info on Tripadvisor) He did a decent job given the construction. A little preachy at the end, but still a good story teller, very informative, safe, and accommodating. We got to see two bears from a distance.. one on the bus and another on the train. Dog sled camp was interesting .. “puppy” area not what I expected as they dogs are between 6 m to a year or so. Lunch was decent and fast. White Trail Train ride back was outstanding and a “must do” for sure!


Provider: Independent Operator

dosi33

1 review

We took the White Pass railway and Bus tour to Carcross. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! The scenery is gorgeous, and you can learn all about the hardships the hopeful goldminers went through to try to get a piece of the action.
We went up into the Yukon and had lunch at a place that also trains sled dogs and they had a bunch out that you could play with. There were also some puppies that were adorable. Also donkeys, piglets, and goats that you could feed and pet.
We toured a traditional village in Carcross, got to see a desert in the middle of nowhere in the Yukon, and saw some of the most amazing scenery of the whole trip.


Provider: Independent Operator

aksnt11

1 review

Loved being on the train, amazing to be on the trail the 49's used.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ElliottKitsap

2 reviews

We docked at Skagway early in the morning. Another easy disembarkation - just walk sown the gangplank and into town. The location of Skagway is (as usual) spectacular. The town itself, not so much. I'd guess there are about 750 people living in Skagway year-round, but there were four cruise ships docked, with about 10,000 people, so the town was awash with tourists.

And what is it with all the jewelry stores? It seemed like two-thirds of the stores in town sold jewelry, and most of it was Tanzanite. Why would anyone want to go to Alaska to buy a semi-precious stone from Tanzania? I just don't get it.

We joined the tide of tourists into town and did all our tacky souvenir shopping that morning. We then staggered back to the ship under the weight of all that stuff and had lunch before our 12:30 excursion.

The White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway was blasted out of the Coast Range mountainsides in just 26 months to carry supplies to the sourdoughs of the 1898 Yukon gold rush. The route follows the Skagway River, from sea level about 20 miles up to about 2,800 feet at White Pass (hence the name).

The narrow gauge tracks mean that the cars (and the seats) are also narrow, so be prepared to sit VERY close to someone. Or several someones. The trip to the pass takes about 90 minutes or so, and there's an on board guide who narrates what you're seeing, from historic places (like Soapy Smiths grave and the actual trail of the sourdoughs) to the scenery around you (spectacular!).

The train met us at the pier. Boarding is first-come, first served - there are no reserved seats. The round trip is three hours plus. There's no food on board, but they *do* provide water for everyone, and there are restrooms in each car. The scenery is wonderful, and the narration is both educational and entertaining. I highly recommend this excursion. It's the only one we took on our cruise, and it was definitely worth it.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

YVR2dreams

4 reviews

The scenery was pretty cool. The train ride was a nice way to see it.


Provider: Independent Operator

markvchs

2 reviews

Took the White Pass Railway on a pretty nice day. The scenery was amazing. After 3 hours or so I was ready to get off though. Especially since on the way back the wind blew the diesel smoke thru the cabin.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Cruise1958

1 review

bus tour may be better the railway. The route to the train depot in main street is much closer than what it seems to be on Google Map, only 1 block walk. White Pass Railroad offers $10 cheaper railroad ride also at 8:30 AM.


Provider: Princess Cruises

cruz'n bug

1 review

Spectacular!


Provider: Holland America Line

0bnxshs

6 reviews

Skagway is a fun little city with lots of excurions. We took the White Pass Scenic Railway and Yukon Adventure which we thoroughly enjoyed. It seems a bit pricey but the train is definitely worth the cost.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Nessa55

1 review

I did not give this a 5 because I felt the price is a little bit to high but the experience is a great one, especially if you are NOT afraid of heights.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Skintman

4 reviews

Poor weather did not help the experience.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Blingz

1 review

We boarded the last car and took the last seat. We spent most of our time on the outside platform taking pictures. It decided to sprinkle off and on during the trip which was fine. Nice effects in the photos! You must stay in your train car, no roaming from car to car. We went up the mountain and back. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


Provider: Princess Cruises

ggroggey

1 review

We booked the White Pass Scenic Railway through Norwegian. It was a beautiful trip and well worth it. Fortunately we had beautiful weather making it all the more enjoyable. Since we booked it with Norwegian, they picked us up near the boat dock. This can be good and bad. Since we had another excursion in the morning and wanted to eat lunch afterwards, we then had to take the shuttle to get back to the ship rather than just go to the terminal directly. We sat on the left side going up and they had you switch sides for the ride down so everyone got a good view. After a busy week, this was a nice relaxing trip. Highly recommended.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

debkaysmith

5 reviews

We took the long excursion up to the Yukon by train and back by bus. The train was comfortable and the scenery was gorgeous. They could make a bundle selling hot cocoa on this train though. Up north we switched to our coach and made the trek to the Yukon. We visited a little place with a delicious bbq lunch, a gift shop, museum, and area with sled puppies. (Someone needs to take a better look at the puppies and their facility.) A great stop for us and we continued on to Carcross for a brief respite. We visited the little coffee shop for hot cocoa and stopped into a few local stores. Cute little visit and clean restrooms. We arrived back in town with enough time to visit Skagway Brewing Co. for a quick beer and some snacks. Great service and great beer too - get the spruce tips for a real beer treat.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Cruising Young Senior

1 review

Everyone must do this at least once in their lifetime. Each car has a heater, restroom, the seats were padded, Sit on left, but at the top they have passengers change so everyone gets a good view. It was 3 1/2 hrs roundtrip. Train right on dock to board. Could have save $9pp if we booked direct.

Then walk around the town after you've had lunch on the ship.


Provider: Princess Cruises

LarBear

2 reviews

Bus ride up was fine. Train ride down was fun. Customs were ridiculous!! Spent 30 minutes at the Canadian border waiting for customs (there was a line of buses). Then, turned around immediately and boarded a train. THEN, at the end of the train-ride, had to wait ANOTHER 30 minutes to get our passports check AGAIN! Of course, now we're running late, so have to cut the rest of our tour short. We were under the supervision of our tour guides or on the train the entire time, why the necessity for all the extra security? Especially since in Victoria, B.C. a couple days later we spent the entire day in Canada and nobody needed to see my passport at all.
Somebody needs to figure this all out, it spoiled our day a little.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Tara Graham

1 review

This is worth doing! Beautiful scenery!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Coco Chanel 1

1 review

Great trip - incredible scenery


Provider: Independent Operator

elpyjabapol

2 reviews

Poor weather: fog, clouds, and drizzle.


Provider: Princess Cruises

redpegcruiser

1 review

GREAT. Walked straight down to train. Plenty of room. Staff was great!


Provider: Princess Cruises

hondo79

1 review

It was beautiful.
Took lots of wonderful photographs.


Provider: Princess Cruises

WEGL81

5 reviews

Bus trip was very informative. Lunch at Caribou Crossing was great. Interacting with sled dogs and puppies was fun. Train ride was fun except that most of the scenery was on one side of the train.


Provider: Princess Cruises

HappyTravelFan

1 review

This tour is costly but fantastic. It appeals to history buffs, fans of old railroads,photographers and anyone who enjoys viewing spectacular outdoor scenery. One plus is you get to see a little of the interior of Alaska and more varied terrain. Our bus ride back was made more enjoyable by our excellent guide.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

cbrown747

1 review

great scenery


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Alaska_addict

1 review

Great trip. left from right by the ship.
beautiful scenery with interesting and entertaining commentary.
wasn't lucky enough to get the steam train but was still a great few hours


Provider: Holland America Line

Grammieof7

1 review

Such beautiful scenery all around and the people on the train telling stories were great and gave such great historical accounts! I was expecting to see more wildlife such as bear, moose or carribou but certainly not the case - so just expect to see spectacular scenery!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Rev T-Bone

1 review

Skagway was the next stop and we took a free walking tour led by the National Park Service. Very informative and the stop at their Interpretive center is well worth it. Many local tour service are available as well, and we heard a lot of positive comments from others about them. After lunch aboard ship we took the White Pass and Yukon Railroad train tour up to the top of White Pass and the Canadian border. It was well worth it! There are a number of options here as well with one-way railroad combined with tour coach drives to different local attractions. The one we would have done, had we heard about it early was the trip up to the top, followed by a bicycle trip back down the road into Skagway. After the train trip we walked around Skagway (it is a small town). We boarded and spent a day at sea.


Provider: Independent Operator

renee_t

1 review

It was a beautiful ride. The cars a wonderful. The narration is great. I'd take this ride again. It was fun to be let off the train in town so we could independently explore.


Provider: Princess Cruises

capecod14

1 review

This was the 3 hour train ride - round trip to the White Hall Pass. We were a little disappointed in the actual train as we thought it was going to be a restored steam locomotive and would go right along the cliff. Perhaps if we had done more "homework" we would have realized the difference - our fault.
The scenery was very nice - a lot of foliage, small waterfalls and scenic vistas. It was good to hear the story of the railroad and understand the process and reasons for building the railroad. Weather, of course can be a factor that impacts all trips and our issue was the fog. This came and went at different points during the trip.

The town itself is (to me) a typical port town - a lot of small shops that you see in every port. The fish and chips and smoked salmon at the Brewery were great.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

pjl1

1 review

The weather started out quite cloudy, so we did not see as much as we wanted on the outbound bus part of the tour. Lunch stop at Carcross was good with some interesting displays of animals and sled dogs. The train ride was a lot of fun, but it only started at Fraser, not at Carcross as I had assumed. It is an expensive trip but everyone had a good time (the prices seemed to be the same going through an independent, so we went with the cruise line for this).

We had several hours back in Skagway after the excursion (contrary to what I had read in others' reviews) so we had ample time to walk around and do some shopping. There would not be enough to do in this port all day without an excursion IMO.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

rubyredvette

1 review

Nice ride, very scenic.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Normsie

1 review

Train ride was enjoyable but a little foggy is spots. We also took the bus tour into the Yukon which was spectacular. The Bus driver was very informative and this was the best part of the excursion. We also enjoyed a delicious BBQ Chicken lunch as part of this excursion.


Provider: Princess Cruises

BURNSMN

7 reviews

White Pass and Yukon Railway Up and then Van Tour with Dyea Dave
Dave took us to the train station and then picked us up in Fraser, Canada. We continued on to each lunch at Carcross and then to Emerald Lake before returning back down to Skagway. Great way to spend the day.


Provider: Independent Operator

TravelerRobMD

1 review

We did the White Pass / Yukon trip. White Pass railway was great (5). We sat on the left side going up and got the full, breathtaking view. Narration was very good...learned a lot. Princess then bused us up to a First Nation village, about an hour north. The scenery along the way was great, but the village was...OK. I give this part a 3 to 4. Enjoyed the bus ride back with some great views of the railroad as we came back.


Provider: Princess Cruises

bandrich

2 reviews

The train ride was lovely and full of unbelievable views. The history lesson by the guides was nice. While we enjoyed the tour, the free ranger guided tour with the museum, hiking at the local park and lunch in town made this port our favorite and I actually tried to figure out how we can return for a week just to explore this town and surrounding areas.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

johnbottsr

1 review

Great ride.
Lots of fun and just long enough.


Provider: Princess Cruises

juliaoh

1 review

Was great.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

mrskliff

1 review

Rayme was our tour guide up the Klondike Highway on the To the Summit tour. The scenery was spectacular and Rayme was full of great information. This is a great tour for those with mobility issues.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

yinittner

1 review

We booked the White Pass/Yukon tour with M&M Tours, at easily a third of the price offered by the cruise line. Paul, our driver, was funny, knowledgable, and just a hoot to be with. LOVE it!


Provider: Independent Operator

Romatalia

1 review

Absolutely delightful. Very good conductor/tour guide who gave us a lot of information. The day was clear and cool and the sights were out of this world. Great to cross over into Canada.


Provider: Princess Cruises

alaskancruiseman

1 review

The zips are kind of short in this experience, but definitely fun. We took a family of 4 (kids ages 17 and 12) and all of us had a blast. The crew operating the zips was safe and fun the entire time. I really like how the tour starts with a treed rope setup that validates your fear (or lack thereof) of heights and your ok-ness with squirrely ropes and perches. This is a fun adventure.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

coopco95843

1 review

The scenery is breathtaking on the train up to Fraser. Make sure you sit on the left on the way up. We took a small van with eight people back to the ship with Frontier Excursions and Adventures. They did a fabulous job and it was great having a small group and make stops along the way back.


Provider: Independent Operator

SoCal Cruise Critic User

1 review

The railroad ride was very enjoyable. The scenery was quite nice and the commentary on the history of the railroad and area was another plus. It takes several hours for the trip and costs over $100, but it is one of the top attractions in Alaska. You can save a few bucks by going to the station in town and buying your ticket directly with the RR, but it may not be worth the effort.


Provider: Princess Cruises

deBeer

1 review

Had a great time. Great vistas. A tad pricey but fun. The train is a worthwhile trip as are the helicopter trips. Skagway is a cruise ship town/stores. The farther away from the ships, the more local owned shops. Red Onion Saloon and Skagway Brewing are fun. Red nmion has good food as well. Alaskan Fudge Company has great fudge. Look to visit the nearby town of Haines by ferry if you have been to Skagway before. Also check small stream if you walk into town. You will be surprised at the large salmon in such a small stream. Also humpbacks were in the harbor when we were there.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Mr. Coffee

1 review

We boarded an old-fashioned railcar and rode along the Trail of '98. The scenery was beautiful, the conductor/guide was funny and knowledgeable about the history of the railroad and the Gold Rush, and each car had a bathroom.


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

cruisesshouldpamper

1 review

Excellent on a beautiful day. My favorite excursion. The town was cute but like all the rest was very shopping-oriented, a tourist trap.


Provider: Holland America Line

Minideb

1 review

A walk back in time. These old train cars bring you back to the 1960's. Free bottled water on board. Great assistance for a handicapped person including our own rail car. Taking the afternoon trip at 12:45 meant that the 290 of us from the ship had no worries as we were delayed the ship had to wait for us. Incredibly views. Extremely comfortable and bathrooms in the cars.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

justretiredlovinit

1 review

The train ride up White Pass is exceptional. The views are breathtaking and the commentary was informative.


Provider: Princess Cruises

shortmac8

1 review

Skagway is a lovely town with lovely old buildings and atmosphere. Friendly people and easy to get around.

We took the White Pass Railway and Liarsville excursion. It was a great excursion and I recommend it to anyone. It's very family oriented. The scenery, going up to the pass on the train was very very beautiful. The train itself is very nice and had lots of big windows for taking amazing pictures. The conductor of the train gave a wealth of information about the area, the railway to the pass and how it helped the gold rush days.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Chris555

1 review

We bought tickets for the 12:30 train of the White Pass Yukon Railway. We bought our tickets on line and it said to pick them up that morning. We walked the 20 minutes to the train station from our ship that morning. We waited in line to find out you needed your passport to pick up the tickets. It did not state anywhere in the paperwork to bring the passports to PICK UP the tickets. We understood we needed it for the trip, but not to pick up the tickets. The train station was way too confusing. No one knew anything. With three different trains leaving at almost the same time and tour groups with different colors trying to stay together it was unorganized. Who is in charge? They said they would make an announcement at 12:15 for the 12:30 train. There were blue groups, purple groups, etc. signs and announcements, but no sign for the White Pass Frasier Rail ticket holders. After asking 4 of the staff, one finally said to stand at Purple. Just put it on the ticket and we would wait where you wanted us to wait. It was a beautiful sunny day to take the train trip. The train was clean and comfortable. They handed out cool bottled water to anyone who wanted it. We saw mountain peaks of every possible mountain around. Our platform was the most crowded of the ones we could see. Men standing in everyone's way, and refusing to move. The vistas were great. I can see why this is the most popular attraction. A couple of steps and you just sit there! It was interesting to see the original trail of the Gold Rush. How difficult the terrain was for those men on foot. The photo platforms need to be 3 times as large. We were glad we didn't do the round trip (Beyond Skagway driving tour on way back). The commentary was excellent with the upcoming views and the voice was very understandable and clear.


Provider: Independent Operator

SarasotaPro

4 reviews

Very nice ride with lots of scenery.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

dredly

4 reviews

We booked the Steam Train tour at $200+ per person. Price is rather steep. Train trip was interesting and scenery was beautful. Well narrated. Sparkling wine served at the summit is a bit corney. Train turns around at loop at the summit so you see both sides so it doesn't matter which side of the train you sit on. A major detraction is the smoke and exhaust from the engines blows intoo the cabin and we all had headaches fom the smell by the end of the trip.
Overall its a nice trip but rather pricey.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Determined34

3 reviews

Great value! This is a rail trip not to be missed. The town is interesting. If you need free WiFi, check out the local library located at 769 State St.


Provider: Holland America Line

nyrxman

2 reviews

Excellent scenic train ride. Well guided, beautiful sites and lots of wildlife that include Bears and Eagles.


Provider: Holland America Line

Ggmck

1 review

Great train ride


Provider: Princess Cruises

reader8855

3 reviews

We rode the White Pass and Yukon Route Train up to the U.S. - Canada border. It was interesting to see the scenery change as we went higher in the mountains. Be aware that you can not change cars during the trip and there are diesel fumes in the first car. The engines move from front to the back for the return trip.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Kreg13

1 review

Wonderful train!


Provider: Holland America Line

gometros

1 review

If you want to see breathtaking scenery, this is the tour to take. We boarded right at the dock and proceeded to climb some 3,000 feet up to the White Pass summit. Along the way we were given an excellent description of what we were seeing by the two tour guides and had plenty of opportunity for pictures. despite the lack of space on the platforms between the cars, the passengers all worked together and shared the time spent there. If I were to make any complaints it would be that while we were provided water, it would have been nice if it was cold. Also, despite some criticism I've read about the bench seats, I found them more not uncomfortable at all.


Provider: Princess Cruises

boomerone

13 reviews

beautiful scenery, interesting narration along the way


Provider: Independent Operator

PattiRA

1 review

Really enjoyed the train ride and the tour guides gave the history of how & why the railroad was built. Lots of great sights, too.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Triciab

1 review

A bit boring.


Provider: Independent Operator

jimagray@flash.net

1 review

Book this on the dock for one way & take a van back to town.
Nice scenery but other train rides have been better (Chama, New Mexico).


Provider: Princess Cruises

Wozzie29

2 reviews

A smaller bus/van to the Yukon territories allowed us to see bears and marmots plus distant goats; spectacular lakes and great stops for photos with an ertaining guide/dirver. Lunch at Carcross (Caribou Crossing actually) was good then returned in the van to Fraser where we took the White Pass & Yukon Train back to Skagway.

Highly recommend this and much better than doing it with the ship.


Provider: Independent Operator

pianomom2

1 review

Beautiful! This is really a nice excursion if you like to look at scenery. You don't get out at all. Lots of information giving about the history of the area.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

mhays

1 review

The train ride was a lot of fun and the views were stunning.


Provider: Holland America Line

Dragonesque

3 reviews

Don't miss it. Really.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Lord Duck

3 reviews

A nice little port although taken over by jewelry sellers in some places. The railroad was impressive. Some of the cars even had wheel chair lifts. A very walkable or "scooterable" little town.


Provider: Oceania Cruises

nigeloz

3 reviews

Our next stop Skagway we did the White Pass Rail trip which was amazing, some beautiful views. But we were lucky with the weather too. Skagway is like a Wild West town, lots of souvenir shops and museums. well worth doing the train ride. the commentators were very good, unfortunately we did have one man that hogged the outside area so he hindered some shots, but still got some great ones.

Provider: Holland America Line

paminoregon

1 review

This is about a 4 hour RT tour up to White Pass, it offers some beautiful vistas and opportunity for great photos. You can stand between railway cars to get some unobstructed views of the landscape. The train guide highlights things along the way. You will go into Canada near the end of the first half of the ride. then shortly return down toward Skagway. Its basically a scenic tour of the land. Small seats if the train is full. We opted for the early ride, and got a seat all to ourselves, noticed later trip was packed. The weather was good, so early ended being great for us, though we hear most early trips are fog laden and hard to see the mountains. After arriving back at the pier,,we decided to have lunch on board the ship, then head out again for some town sightseeing. Decided to visit the only ATM in town at Wells Fargo , needed cash for tipping our room steward, it was odd that when there is up to 10,000 ppl in town that there is only one ATM. Walked the small town, and bought some caramel corn, sat on a bench and enjoyed the sunshine and made some calls home.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

em85976

1 review

Best views that I have seen in a long time, if not ever. The railway brings you up to Canada, (some require a passport, some do not. There are lots of different options) The first train of the day, or the time, (ex. afternoon, and morning) gets to go an additional 7 miles into the mountains, and is worth waking up a little earlier for. The town itself is cute, not very big, but it is great for taking a quite stroll and not having much pressure as most of the ships are there all day, and give you plenty of time to do whatever you would like.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

LuvGod

1 review

25 seater bus that takes you up the White pass paralleling the train with frequent stops for viewing and photos. Highly recommend Brittney the tourguide.


Provider: Independent Operator

Thymless

1 review

I highly recommend short train ride to Fraser with a bus ride back. Longer train ride would have been too much and the drive allowed us stop and do great photo opportunities.


Provider: Independent Operator

kwogni

2 reviews

Worth the cost (over $100 per person) but book tickets once you arrive in Skagway. It should be cheaper that way.


Provider: Holland America Line

Chiguy1957

2 reviews

Beautiful scenery with an interesting historical narrative from the tour guides.


Provider: Princess Cruises

dave n

1 review

Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic scenery!


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Luci Curly Girl

1 review

Great scenic train ride!


Provider: Holland America Line

msfrolic

1 review

A wonderful ride - we were the first of 4 trains that were making their way on the second round of the day. As the first, we were able to go all the way to the top, another 30 minutes of scenic beauty which was a real bonus. Also, being on the later time, we were able to see much more than the early group (according to our guides). A wonderful round trip and glimpse into the past.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Xpert

1 review

Interesting excursion and definitely worth every penny!


Provider: Princess Cruises

sixelatn

1 review

Great experience, best thing we did on the cruise


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

kathleenwalsh

1 review

all I can say is WOW the train itself was a gem and the scenery beyond belief......every turn brought new delights....I was very impressed that at the top of the trip the crew had the passengers switch seating sides of the train.....and that enabled everyone to have the best views possible.....I would recommend this to everyone except for the very young because for them it could get a little boring!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

HeinBloed

13 reviews

Not bad: missing some additional stops to take pictures of the wonderful scenery - lunch at tourist trap.


Provider: Princess Cruises

hippychick925

2 reviews

fun train ride! sit on the left side of the train if you can! better views on the way up!

Provider: Princess Cruises

medic149

1 review

Surprised they wouldn't let us sit in the first or last cars. Good narration. Good pictures even though is was very cloudy. Nice history lesson. Would reccomend.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

barleydog

1 review

A full day trip into the Yukon and then back on the White Pass railway. It was good to see the area where all the Gold Rush history was made. The guide was fun and really enthusiastic.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

DesertWindTX

1 review

Long tour, and lots of things to see. Great way to spend the day!

Provider: Princess Cruises

bigdog1958

4 reviews

This was very nice, starts right outside the ship, and the one we took goes for 3 hours total. The views were great. I would recommend this.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

MSO4STATIV

2 reviews

I stood out on the platform the entire 4 hours taking photos because the scenery was so breathtaking!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

travelbutterfly

1 review

This was the high light for my husband, as he is a Rail Fan; Again, very organized and fun train ride, up to the Canadian Border, and back. Saw lots of mountain ranges, and tour guide knew the whole history of the area! A fun day, on this excursion, too.

Provider: Holland America Line

JudyA_TX

1 review

I have to rate this down a bit due to the weather. If you don't have perfectly clear weather, it's really nothing more than just a train ride. The narrator kept saying "If it weren't so foggy, you'd have a fantastic view of ..." I heard from others on the ship who took the train in the afternoon rave about the gorgeous views. So my advice is to book it so you can ride in the afternoon.

Provider: Princess Cruises

lindie15

2 reviews

Had an excellent excursion with a very good guide on our train car.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

CruiseLoverNW

1 review

Amazing views on the train up the White Pass Mountain. The highlight was opting to take bike ride down. Mostly down hill and a nice pace to really enjoy the the nature around you.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

jimmy&sharon

1 review

Most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. Old rail tracks, mountain goats, snow capped mountains beautiful sight. Nothing compares. The train ride was 3 hours long. So much to see. You step out on the platforms between rail cars and take a deep breath of mountain air, pine filled scents that tingle your nose and lungs. $129. Per person, priceless.

Provider: Princess Cruises

lilmsmuffet

1 review

OMGosh this was by far the best excursion..The train is amazing and the ride is like being in a living picture..The air is so crisp and clean..The fog laying low over the valleys..I do not think you could take a picture that would truly capture the feeling of actually being there..I want to go again..now..lol..I know I just tried to freeze as many as I could into my mind..This ride will truly give you a once in a lifetime experience..

Provider: Princess Cruises

QQuester

1 review

Our original booking was "lost" somewhere in space, so we took a more expensive tour which included Liarsville. We thought this addition was the best part of the whole experience! The train was interesting (not our first narrow gauge train) and the historical detail was worth hearing although some of it was repetitious from the bus ride up. Again, the trip was expensive, and therefore most train cars were only half full. A nice little town, clean and well marked historical spots. We found a few Geocaches in Skagway. We wonder why these small towns don't do more with this for the many cachers who travel north.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

orilliaguys

1 review

I give it a three as we did Mt. Mckinley and Denali pre cruise, had we not, then this may have rated higher, but after seeing the scenery in-land this was only so-so.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Gibson08

1 review

Oh man what a train ride, this could be the most scenic trip I've ever been on.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Amremti25

1 review

The railroad excursion was excellent. We were lucky to have the steam train. The views were very beautiful and although we had a little period of rain, it did not hurt. We received a beautiful metal for going up the rail and are part of the White Pass and Yukon rail club. The toast at the top of the mountain was very nice. Train ride was very smooth

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Thoth

10 reviews

White Pass Railroad and Yukon tour. The train is perhaps my all time favorite shore excursion out of 14 cruises. The bus then took us to Carcross Yukon. This is an excellent tour !!!

Provider: Princess Cruises

Kodiaktexas

1 review

Great views, not crowded, good narration and easy boarding.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rickyace33

1 review

This train ride was very unique. The scenery was nothing special on one side of the train, but they make you switch sides on the return trip, so everyone gets to see both sides. We enjoyed it, though younger people may think it boring.

Provider: Princess Cruises

knwnsav

1 review

White Pass Train up; Bike down. Loved it! Exhilirating! I ride a bike with 24 gears all of the time. If you are not a bike rider, don't do it.

Provider: Holland America Line

Cruiseinful

2 reviews

This was a great ride. The train was fun to ride on and easy to get great pictures. We booked with the ship and didn't feel like we got ripped off. The narrator was very helpful and educational. I left thinking how much I enjoyed it.

Provider: Princess Cruises

kickboxrca

1 review

We booked the bus/rail tour. We went by bus up to the station, and then took the train back down. The bus met us just at the end of the dock, and drove us through town, giving us a history of the area, and some of the more interesting people that lived there. We stopped a number of times on the way up to the train station to allow us to take pictures. Our driver gave us a running commentary about the gold rush and the Chilkoot Trail. It was a great trip up, and we had ample opportunity to ask questions and see the sights. At the Alaska/Canada border, our driver even took our picture for us by the Welcome to Alaska sign :) The train ride down was interesting, and we learned even more about the area and history. The scenery was beautiful, and there was much to see from the train - especially the one side. We couldn't get very good pictures, though, because the windows were difficult to shoot through - although we were invited to stand on the platforms between the rail cars, these could only hold a couple of people who once set up there weren't going to move for others. The train dropped us off downtown, a short five minute walk back to the ship.

Provider: Independent Operator

Tigerlily70

1 review

Ok. Not too exciting.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

mocruzn

1 review

We saw many great sites while riding on this engineering marvel. The narrators do a good job of letting you know what to look for and when. The photos that we took, or attempted to take, simple couldn't do the scenery justice.

Provider: Princess Cruises

db0917

1 review

Beautiful scenery for pictures enthusiasts. Some people were saying the walk form port to town was far, but I enjoyed it. After the train ride we walked into through town to get some food and drinks. We headed over the Red Onion, but unfortunately so did everyone else. It was packed and did not feel like waiting. So we headed down the street to Skagway Brewing. Definitely a good choice. Since we had such a large group(23) they set us up outside on the back area and it was great. The kids could run around and release all that energy from being on the train ride. If you are in for trying their beers, go for the Spruce Tip Blonde, if I could get it shipped to me I would. after that we did a little more walking around town and some shopping before heading back to the boat.

Provider: Princess Cruises

7Kitty31

1 review

Fantastic!

Provider: Princess Cruises

myracle777

1 review

Beautiful. Very enjoyable.Loved being able to stand between the cars and get great pictures. Good narrative.

Provider: Holland America Line

SjGoebel

1 review

the train ride was awesome really scenic

Provider: Princess Cruises

baruchgershom

4 reviews

Beautiful vistas. Be sure to sit on left side of car for the best views going up. Best photos will come if you stand on the railing outside the car.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ShamrockFL

1 review

Our driver, Bruce, picked us up in his van at the dock and took us to the train station where he got us our tickets and our train left at 8:15 for Fraser. He said he would meet us up there for the continuation of our trip and return by van. As advised by everyone we chose our seats on the left side of the train to take advantage of the scenery which was spectacular. One thing that struck me in Alaska is that nature is supersized, the mountains are huge and even the trees can be enormous. As with yesterday's boat breakdown, wouldn't you know it, our train broke down!! However we were lucky too in that there was another train right behind us and amazingly that train had the power to pull its own load as well as push us up the slope ahead of it! Fortunately we did not have far to go to get to a double track section where they were able to bring in new engines to complete our trip. I was amazed at the speed with which they were able to get us going again, considering we were miles up the side of a huge mountain. The tour was very scenic and Bruce met us as planned and we continued on to the Yukon, Caribou Crossing and Emerald Lake which was lovely. On the way we stopped for an included lunch which gets just an OK. That stop also included a dog sled ride which was optional for either 15 or 30 minutes. We hadn't bought it and watching them hitch the dogs and take off, we didn't want to add it either. They say the dogs love to run and pull and indeed some seemed to be that way inclined, but others were much less enthusiastic and we really did not like the way they were handled or the conditions in which they were kept. I think a visit from the Canadian equivalent of the ASPCA was long overdue. On the way down Bruce made as many stops as were warranted for photo ops. Unfortunately we never did see any wild life that wanted to be photographed although he did tell us they were out there. It was 4 pm when we returned to the ship so we really didn't have time to make a stop in town which was now up and running (unlike the way it was at 8 am), which was unfortunate as, on our drive through town it looked cute and interesting. Regarding this excursion I had read in a couple of places, that it is best to take the train up and the can down as quite often the trains tend to run late. That could well have been our situation of course, though it turned out that we weren't delayed that much, but on the way back through Fraser, Bruce noted that the train which should have been in the station at that time had not yet arrived! A word to the wise.

Provider: Independent Operator

lredwards

2 reviews

We had early excursions this morning. Four of our group took an independent excursion with Packer Expeditions to Laughton Glacier, and three of us (myself included) took the Yukon Expedition & White Pass Railway. This review is only for the latter, as I did not take the hike to the Glacier, but my family seemed to really enjoy themselves on that hike. If you are taking the Yukon tour, I'd advise you to get off the boat early because the busses leave for this tour when they are full (there were probably 4-5 busses for this tour), so if you are on an early departing bus you have more time to see things on the way out to the Yukon. Our guide made two extra stops than busses that left later, including a stop at Emerald Lake, which is beautiful. I really enjoyed this tour -- you take a bus up the Klondike Highway to the Yukon Territory, and made a number of stops along the way (including at the "Welcome to Yukon" sign). We also saw a bear at the side of the road! At Carcross, you can get your passport stamped at the local post office. On the way back you take the wonderful White Pass Railway (sit on the right side of the train coming down). We were lucky again in Skagway with weather -- about 55 and partly cloudy.

Provider: Holland America Line

Wakeraker

1 review

Really scenic.

Provider: Holland America Line

ISLABONITA

2 reviews

Mike was great..in a small van we had him to ourselves for 1-1/2 hours while we drove up to meet the train passengers. Lots of photo stops and wildlife spotting. Lunch at Carcross was good, seeing the Iditarod puppies was very educational and the taxidermist exhibition was incredible. Emerald lake was absolutely beautiful!

Provider: Independent Operator

Lilu12323

1 review

Sit on left side of train going up. Better photo ops because train travels slower uphill. Bundle up, it's cold up there. Don't bother booking privately, you only save $5.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

ROZANDRU

1 review

It was really pretty- but it was a rainy/cloudy day which took away from the scenery. If you love trains you will love this tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

usermom

3 reviews

We did the 7.5 hr Yukon excursion with dog cart rides where we rode the White Pass RR to Fraser BC from Skagway. It was a rainy foggy day so the views were limited, but the narratives along the train ride were great. We gained a good understanding of what the people during the Gold Rush years endured.

Provider: Independent Operator

Lazywaste

1 review

Lol, please save your money and do something else. $129 dollars per person price for this 3 1/2 hour 45'ish mile train ride was a big waste of time. The views are not all at impressive and for the price we paid it was nothing more than a profit maker for the cruiselines. Before expenses I estimate that they make $100,000 per run on this cash cow. With 2 runs per day thats a nice $200,000 haul.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Vietri Sul Mare

2 reviews

Very nice, but the rain kept fogging up the windows so, it was a bit hard to see out the windows.

Provider: Princess Cruises

aspenohio

1 review

Very enjoyable trip, nice ride on the train, clean restrooms. The scenery was great and knowledgeable guides on the train.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

behoppy2

1 review

Fabulous scenery all of the way up with a good narrative of the history. The weather was clear and sunny. Squealing of brakes most of the way back down--a little hairy.

Provider: Independent Operator

cdnjma

2 reviews

This has been given a "3" rating due to the weather. The early excursion should have been cancelled, like the helicopter flights in Juneau the day prior. Most of the views as we traversed the rails were blocked by heavy fog. Occasional photos were not distorted by the low-lying fog. On the return leg, the sun started to burn through the fog about half-way back to Skagway. People who had signed up for the later excursions would have gotten a much better scenic ride. After that, we walked into town for a short look-see, then wandered back to the ship.

Provider: Princess Cruises

shrimp56

1 review

The train picks you up right at the pier and there is the option to get off at 2nd & Broadway on the way back, which cuts off a lot of walking. In Skagway we did the RT White Rail Pass train ride, which was just perfect. It was also our best weather day, although it did turn cloudy later. I'm glad we took the advice that the morning train tour tends to have better weather. The guide on the train PA system was excellent.

Provider: Holland America Line

esp13

2 reviews

This was a very good excursion. The train trip is about 3 hours round trip and includes spectacular scenic views. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

416christina

1 review

Boring...

Provider: Independent Operator

orangetaxi

1 review

Took train as our method to get to the Yukon. It was a pleasant experience with good scenery.

Provider: Holland America Line

Retired-Cruiser

1 review

Wonderful views on this Railway. You get to sit on one side going up, and the other side coming back, so you won't miss any of the great views. Opportunity to stand on inter-coach "balcony" outside, and take photos. A must-do for anyone taking the cruise.

Provider: Holland America Line

frisbee dog fan

1 review

Beautiful views. Hard wooden benches. Bring a little travel pillow and save your back. When the train turns around, everybody switches places with the people on the opposite side so that everyone gets a good view. You can also stand outside the car.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Peng You

1 review

The weather was perfect so the views were spectacular. The narration was excellent and much appreciated.

Provider: Independent Operator

cruisecriticfan2

2 reviews

Next day we were in Skagway. The weather cooperated and it was sunny but cold. We took the White Pass Senic Railway Tour. The ride through the mountains was breathtaking. This is a must do excursion. There were four ships in port so the town was very busy and crowded.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

BMKguy

1 review

If I had it to do over I'd buy the video and skip the tour. Due to the weather, getting good pix was problematic. Also, unless you can secure a spot outside at either end of the car, you have to shoot through a window; although very clean, they don't open.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Rusty Stumps

1 review

Took the Steam Train and it was fantastic. Town is great, people are very friendly. Very scenic and well worth the price. Everyone else that took an excursion here was satisfied as far as we know.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

fourtimecruiser

1 review

Would be nice on a clear day but when it is foggy and rainy you really can't see anything

Provider: Princess Cruises

CruisingAg01

3 reviews

White Pass and Yukon Railway (through Carnival) was nice. We had some fog and snow at the very end of the line (is it accurate to say the top?) but the cars were well heated and each included a toilet. I spent most of my time outside on the platform taking pictures. This route did not stop in Canada or go by the Emerald Lake. I would have preferred to do so, but was traveling with people who did not possess passports. Still, the route was interesting (tunnels, bridges and waterfalls) and the scenery got better the higher up we went. Also, this shorter trip (only three hours) allowed us time to walk around town, eat and do some shopping afterwards. This was the only port where I had time to shop. Only negatives: there were no signs directing us to the train when we first got off the ship. Many of us ended up in a Princess line until someone sorted us out and directed us further down the pier. Also, the train was a bit crowded and there was sometimes a crowd standing on the outside platform trying to take pictures.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

RetiringProf

1 review

Fabulous 3 hours up into the mtns, too cloudy at top for good pics, but what a great ride.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Cruiseman616

3 reviews

A very relaxing excursion. Some rude photographers seemed to always want to hog the best photo spots on the train but this one is well worth it (and I don't say that about too many $99 train rides). Go and enjoy!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Freedom58

1 review

On the White Pass and Yukon Rail, a narrator told us about the Gold Rush, how the rail was built, as we went up the grade to the Summit, just inside Canada, beautiful scenery, coming back was alittle more interesting as the brakes squeeled and the cars kept banging together because of the accordian effect

Provider: Holland America Line

weatherBroker

1 review

Super easy access off the ship. Ride was fine. Pretty. Agree that the short ride is plenty. I took many photo's, despite gray skies.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

KDvacation

1 review

Beautiful scenery. Sit on left side of train. Took bus back.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ckellyne

1 review

Fun trip and they even provided bottled drinking water for the tour which was nice. Fantastic scenery that you will only be able to experience on this train. Worth the trip.

Provider: Princess Cruises

golfer4798

1 review

Not to be missed scenery and wildlife viewing. Cruising in and out of Skagway is fantastic scenery.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Gcjcruisers

1 review

This tour was our favorite. Strongly recommend taking the bus up to Frasier and the train back to Skagway. You'll see much more scenery going this route. There are plenty of places for the bus to pull off to allow for picture taking. Our favorite shot was the White Pass train traveling over the waterfall from Goat Lake. This tour provided some amazing photos.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

QuilterGirl

4 reviews

All seven of us went on the WPYR excursion to the Yukon. This consisted of boarding the train in Skagway; taking a bus from Fraser to Caribou Crossing; lunch and free time at Caribou Crossing; busing to Carcross and free time there; busing back to Skagway with stops for photo ops. The bus driver was happy to take your photo next to a scenic view or "ALASKA" sign, and was very entertaining. There was a vegetarian entree available at Caribou Crossing. We only wished we'd had more time in town; this excursion took all of our day in Skagway.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rajeevfromca

1 review

The town is pretty bland, with a couple of streets full of souvenir shops. The train is over-hyped. Yes, it is scenic, going through mountains. But that is it. After 30-minutes, it all seems the same. Sitting through it for 3 hrs, and paying $120 per person seems like an overkill. Ship was in port from 7a-5p which is too long for such a boring town.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

CruiseGal999

1 review

Gorgeous views. Great info and history. Great train ride. Somewhat adventerous with the elevated, narrow rails and wood trestles.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

limeyjohnny

1 review

Way too long....only provided us water. No snacks or other drinks for four hours. Great scenery...but one way would have been fine

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

vanman1010

1 review

We really enjoyed the White Pass Yukon railway trip in Skagway. The trip is fun, the scenery is impressive, and the landscape is awesome!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

ashjt

1 review

Awesome views, would definitely do this again!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

JayinAZ

8 reviews

3 hours train ride with lots of incredible scenery. Snacks and drinks (other than bottled water) would have made it perfect.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Molliemcgree

1 review

Excellent. Fascinating history and beautiful scenery. (Glad I didn't have to hike it!)

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

dutchboy2

1 review

Very good, both in experience and the quality of the information from the guide

Provider: Holland America Line

Jaymndad

1 review

My wife, 17 y/o daughter and 4 y/o son did this excursion. We enjoyed it and took a lot of pictures. The train staff was very informative and pointed out a lot of different things to us. On the way back - we saw a BEAR walking along the tracks. Needless to say we took a lot of pictures and had a GREAT time.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

GICNJC

2 reviews

bus out of port was fine, rained on train trip back, reduced visibility.

Provider: Princess Cruises

jwally99

1 review

I thought this trip went well. It was a little confusing when we left the ship because there are several train trips leaving from the port. We were picked up by our bus driver who took us to our train. We had a bus trip extension into the Yukon after our train trip. The train trip was very scenic. I stood on one of he platforms between the cars for much of the trip to take pictures. I was glad I had dressed for being outside. The bus extension into the Yukon was very scenic. Even the tourist place where we stopped for lunch was fun. The bus driver did a good job narrating our trip and making appropriate stops for us to take pictures as we made our way back to Skagway.

Provider: Princess Cruises

alaskajames

1 review

This is a must tour for anyone coming to Skagway. This 3 hour round trip is scenic and breath taking around every turn. Words can hardly describe this adventure on a narrow gauge railroad. Do Not Miss out on this tour and book early before your cruise.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Bramcruiser

1 review

What can one say? All the superlatives thrown out by those who travelled the White Pass and Yukon Railway just cannot do it justice. The scenery was amongst the best in all of Alaska.

Provider: Independent Operator

rosie1019

1 review

We had seen this trip on a tv show and were really looking forward to it and really enjoyed it. City of Skagway very touristy. We did have lunch in the Red Onion (an old brothel) and lots of fun.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

allig565

1 review

Okay. Possibly due to the car companions we had, but not sure if I would do again or recommend for what I actually saw. Great history though.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Just Me in SLC

1 review

My husband and son are Railroad fanatics so this was a must for us. I was worried it would be too crowded or sold out, so it was nice that they made room for everyone by having a long train. (Ours was 13 cars long!)We have a daughter who does not enjoy trains, yet she liked this ride. It was the most amazing scenery all the way up and back, and going in early June there were tons of waterfalls all along the way. Once you get out of the city limits you can go out on the platform to ride outside of the train car, the only drawback to that is you can't hear the tour guide as he gives the history and points out the best places along the route to get photo's. Yep you guessed it the two train buffs never sat down! The shuffle at the top of the line was just fun! It was also nice to get to see the scenery from both sides of the train. I really felt this excursion was well worth the price we paid for it. (And if you like to ride out in the open, they do give each rider a pamphlet with the history in it, so you can find out what you missed latter!) Skagway was a beautiful little town, it really felt to me like we had gone back to the old west, it was complete with wooden sidewalks. Lots of places to shop. My favorite was the popcorn shop where they make fresh popcorn and have every flavor of popcorn, (I loved the Carmel corn!) And the Russian store. I just love the nesting dolls and they have every price range from $15 and up. The really intricate ones where quite expensive since they are all painted by hand.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

daisybertie

2 reviews

This was the most wonderful day, with blue skies and sunshine. The train up to Fraser was not crowded so plenty of room to see everything. Lots of snow and ice and magnificent scenery. Back to Skagway by bus, the guide/driver was so obliging and informative, stopping at several places of interest. Even saw some bears on the side of the road.

Provider: Independent Operator

teriwinkle

3 reviews

The railway is a must-do!

Provider: Princess Cruises

newcruiserATL

1 review

Looooong ride. Nice views. Could not get off the train.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

music*mom*2

1 review

Wow! Beautiful setting, even saw a Bear on the way :)Liked how much the tour director pointed out the things to look for (wouldn't have seen the bear)and the history of the early Gold-Rushers. The wooden trestle bridge is fantastic1

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

osuwarman

1 review

Very beautiful. Everyone was nice and they whisked away or son so my wife and I could enjoy the scenery together.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

momklaus

1 review

This is a must do trip! Scenery was amazing! Went to top of mountain! Words can't describe how beautiful it was on this trip. You would never see what we experienced from the coast line! I even bought the video to share with our family and friends

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

jt1120

9 reviews

The only downside was sitting on the right side of the train on the way up, where you really don't see much of anything. In the end, I got up and stood outside on the small landing between the cars, which improved my view greatly. If you go on this excursion, sit on the left side of the train!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

12rudy0169

1 review

I thought the train ride was fun, but I actually got better views on the motorcoach ride. My husband thought the train ride had more dramatic views. It does depend on which side of the train you sit on. From our side, we couldn't see the big drops.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

tanda3

2 reviews

This was a great ride and we had the most beautiful day for it. If you can, stand outside between cars to experience the views. If you are in the cars, the windows are so large, you will think you are outside. Know that the train does not stop so you never get out. All your pictures will be taken on the move. There is a bus that takes a similar ride and they do stop for "photo ops".

Provider: Princess Cruises

BenjiRodney

7 reviews

BEST EXCURSION EVER. The ride and the views were amazing.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

busyone

3 reviews

After exiting the train, we continued with a great guide in a motor-coach. He told the history of the Klondike trail with story after story about the area. He was constantly looking for wildlife, and we were fortunate enough to have three different bear sightings. The final one was fantastic. A mother bear with three cubs played near the road. He stopped the coach and let us watch the bears for over 10 minutes. Everyone could see, and I was glad we had booked independently. That would never happen with one of the big buses. We also stopped at Emerald Lake, the Yukon sign, the Alaska sign, and several other locations. We even made a stop in Carcross for people to buy ice cream! It was a wonderful day.

Provider: Independent Operator

bram48

1 review

It was a long train ride. Coming back was boring. Senery was breathtaking

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

LOU

2 reviews

NICE EXCURSION, GREAT SCENERY.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

CoZach Cruiser

1 review

SKAGWAY - Chilkoot Yukon and Train Tour. Absolutely loved this day. This was a 7 hour tour aboard a 25 passenger shuttle vs the 60+ passenger coach bus. More flexible, easy loading on and off and if we saw a bear along the way, we could pull over quickly where a large coach bus doesn't have that capability. We did see a black bear and a cinnamon bear along the way. Too much to write about, check out their website. Tour includes a drive through Yukon, a visit at Caribou Crossing to see a private museum of animals (taxidermy) from the Yukon, a great BBQ chicken lunch - LOVED the donuts, a puppy training camp for dog sledding and you can have the sled dogs pull you as well - this is how they train and then a train ride. Highly recommend this excursion for adults, kids would be bored I think with the drive and would not appreciate the scenery like adults would. NOTE: If you ride the train first, sit on the LEFT side. If the train is the second leg of your excursion, sit on the RIGHT side! When booking, try to ride the train first because your drive "home" is a bit more flexible as you do not have to make it to Frasier to board the train at a specific time. If you see wildlife, you can stop and take your time. If the train is your 2nd leg, you are on a schedule. Either is ok, but something to keep in mind. You will thank me for this tidbit! And yes, you have time to shop in Skagway after your excursion!

Provider: Independent Operator

bonvoyagie

1 review

My wife and mother-in-law took the roundtrip summit tour and saw some bears and goats along with eagles.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

2streets

1 review

Was a great ride lots of information on how the gold miners were transported up there and the problems building the railroad. Had a great time. However this was by far the coldest day of the trip.

Provider: Holland America Line

IamKelly

1 review

Sensational trip, we road motor coach up after a brief city tour and informative lecture, and train down from Fraser, B.C. on opposite side of the gorge / ravine. Was a 4 hour trip. It was great, beautiful vistas and scenery, gorgeous mountain scenes, dramatic straight down drops along edges of mountain, brwathtaking moments and stunning views . . very invigorating in every respect. No food or drink is available ( wierd ) so bring your own ! And bring your passport, as you cross into Canada for a few miles. They check.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

neptune14

1 review

Cruise tour doesn't go all the way into Canada-this one went to the summit, then transported you by van about 20 minutes down & we rode bikes the rest of the way (coasted very fast, mostly). They had pants, jackets, gloves, which you needed at the top. Stopped a few times for pics.

Provider: Independent Operator

hawco458

1 review

What a cute town - fun to walk around and never felt pressured, plus a great little brewery. The steam train ride sounds a little "touristy"...but it was well worth it. The scenery was breathtaking.

Provider: Silversea Cruises

USAFSS20290

1 review

It might seem pricey but don't miss it!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Swissie

1 review

We did the White Pass Rail and Bus Excursion which was fabulous. We were picked up at the port and driven to the train station. We took the train to Fraser BC and then were picked up again by our driver Mike and drove further into the Yukon to Emerald Lake. Mike as a guide and driver performed above and beyond what was expected of him. He was extremely helpful during the entire trip and very accommodating. We were in a small mini bus which made all the difference and allowed him to stop, u-turn and reverse to get the absolute best views of all the wild life that we encountered and it was never an issue for Mike the driver to go out of his way to provide the best possible viewing positions. We saw numerous bears along the side of the road. MIke also took us to a lookout just out of Skagway on the way back and provided us with some very interesting local town information. All in all, it was an awesome day and most to the credit of MIke! It was very important to both myself and my husband to note what an exceptional driver and tour guide Mike is!

Provider: Princess Cruises

coastalkate

1 review

We took the train back to Skagway as a return following a day trip into the Yukon. It is a wonderful way to experience some beautiful scenery! The pace of the train allows for photography, although it also makes the ride a bit long and small children may not find it as engaging as the adults in our group. The narrative over the speakers is helpful, but is not played for those outside on the viewing platforms taking pictures. Therefore, we had "listeners" and "clickers" in our group who worked together to get the good shots. We even had a black bear sighting - which was very exciting! There are bathroom facilities.

Provider: Independent Operator

Godisgood

1 review

Amazing scenery. We had to book through Princess because other independent tours were fully booked. Thought our bus driver and guide was really good & funny. But didn't like having a huge bus load of people everywhere we went.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Retired Educator

1 review

The short walk to the train was a great way to start our day in port! We had pre-purchased on line the half day to the summit and back trip and again took along my oxygen as we would be climbing to 3,200'. Because it was all done sitting the oxygen wasn't needed, again! Throughout the ride we were entertained and informed by delightful, personable "guides" who told us about the history, personalities, hardships, and wonders of what we were seeing. The vistas were breathtaking and aweinspiring and we probably have about 100 pictures to select from when we put the gallery of our Alaska trip together on SmugMug later this summer. One thing I will mention is the fun game we played at the summit when everyone had to stand in the aisle and work together to flip the seats for the downhill trip back (no backward facing ride thank heavens) then being good neighbors we offered to swap sides of the train with those across the aisle from us. Going up we were on the "drop off" side, while our friends were looking at the sheer cliff faces and waterfalls. We did buy the DVD and only after we returned home and watched that did we really see just how beautiful the trip was. We were too close to really enjoy the views so to speak. It was well worth the cost for the ride and more than worth the price of the DVD! If we do this next trip we might make it the whole day experience of bus/train trip into Canada.

Provider: Princess Cruises

pnay

1 review

Exhilarating view of nature at its best. If you can only do one excursion in Alaska, do this. You can also book it directly from the White Pass Rail website and save $16 per person, although the website encourages getting it as cruise excursion for the dockside service. Left seat going up, and platform viewing on the way down for better views.

Provider: Princess Cruises

brock!1

1 review

Awesome scenery and history

Provider: Independent Operator

lmfan9

1 review

I booked the White Pass train excursion through Princess. There is only one train track. Our train was the 3rd one out, so we were sitting and waiting for at least 30 minutes. Then, our train had an engine problem. They had to switch it out immediately which took another 30 minutes. All the passengers were all bored out by then. Overall, the train ride was fine. The view was ok. We saw 2 bears. But it was definitely hard to get some good pictures through those glass windows. White Pass was nice. But this would be a one-time thing, I wouldn't do it again. Because of our delay, every passenger got a free cap! Yea!

Provider: Princess Cruises

supergrandmother

1 review

I am a real railfan so taking this trip was a no-brainer for me. I was very disappointed. You could only see from one side of the train so the folks on the mountain side were bored half the trip. Going up the mountain, the guide gave us warning about when photo opportunities would appear but he did not do so on the way back so the folks who rode on the "good" side on the return trip missed most of the sights because they didn't know when they would appear. When we returned, I heard from the folks who took the bus trip that they stopped to see bears and were able to get out at the border and take photos. Next time, I will take the bus.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Pink35

2 reviews

First took a city tour and heard about the history of gold mining in and around Skagway, AK. Bus tour drove us up the mountain and over the Canadian boarder to Praiser. We picked up the White Pass Scenic Railway to go back down the mountain about 1.5 hours to Skagway, AK. Scenery was beautiful and we saw a lot of wildlife.

Provider: Independent Operator

jackbettyr

1 review

3 1/2 hour ride through mountains with rivers, mountains and bears. The train engineer spoke to us as we traveled through the area. Very beautiful area and a pleasant ride.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

pablo312

1 review

We enjoyed the WP&Y train ride. Riding on a train that is cut on the side of a mountain is awesome. We rode from Frazer to Skagway and would recommend that route.

Provider: Independent Operator

texastraveler28

1 review

We did the White Pass Railway and Yukon Adventure in Skagway. For the first part, we rode the train to Canada. The sights and views were absolutely beautiful. The train was comfy too. After the train ride, we were greeted by our motor coach which then took us further into Canada to the Yukon Territory sign. We stopped a couple of times to take scenic pictures or pictures with signs. We stopped for lunch at a little cafe that served bison chili, which was pretty good and then the motor coach took us back to the ship. We were really happy with this excursion.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

vvacation

3 reviews

Some of our group did the Yukon White Pass train which is spectacular. DH and I took a plane ride over the glaciers with Mountain Flying Service, which was the highlight of the cruise for us, as this was our third Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.

Provider: Princess Cruises

treinke

3 reviews

We booked with Chilkoot tours and took a bus to Frazier and rode the train back. It ended up just three couples on a minibus that would hold 30. Mike was our driver and he was the best tour driver we've ever had. The train ride was ok but after Mike everything was a letdown. Another sunny day here. We wandered around town the rest of the day. I think the time there was too long.

Provider: Independent Operator

ridgerunner51

1 review

Train ride was fun and the scenery was beautiful.

Provider: Princess Cruises

aliceinparis

1 review

Skagway was our favorite port. This is an adorable town with lots to see and do. The White Pass and Yukon Railroad is the main attraction, and it is worth every penny! The views are incredible! The small museum in Skagway is worthwhile, as is the Red Onion Saloon and brothel tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

foxtraveler

5 reviews

Winter Wonderland! Great views and amazing history! Worth the $$

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Binary Bonnie

1 review

Great little ride with some lovely photo ops, but pricey.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

eastmountain

6 reviews

Hope for good weather so you can see. We had sunshine and it was breath takingly beautiful.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

travellover3868

1 review

A fairytale type of trip with amazing scenery and so much snow! Pituresque and incredibly fun!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

mrell345

1 review

If you love trains and spectacular scenery then this is the tour for you.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

jaf24

1 review

Dramatic train trip on a historic train over awesome terrain!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

peacey

1 review

Took a bus ride up and through the White Pass into the Yukon in Canada. Saw some bear and mountain sheep along the way and lots of snow in the higher elevation. Had lunch in Caribou Crossing, Yukon and then a bus ride back to Fraser where we boarded the train to Skagway. Spectacular views from this train. You'll want to sit on the right side when going down the mountain and sit on the left side if you start in Skagway and go up the mountain.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Hoiiip

2 reviews

Don't visit Skagway without riding the White Pass and Yukon!

Provider: Princess Cruises

memjan

1 review

The boarding process seemed unorganized but don't worry, everyone gets on in the end and finds a seat. We rode the train up and back, but if we were to do it again we would ride the train up, and then take the bus back. It will allow you to get back to Skagway quicker. If you decide to take the bus back make sure you get a seat on the left side of the train going up. That side is where all the spectacular views are. If you take the train up and back, it doesn't matter what side you sit on because you switch seats and the other side gets the great views on the way back. We REALLY enjoyed the train! Even if it is cold spend some time on the outside platform on the train to see the views unblocked by windows. In Skagway, go to the information center, and go on the free, short ranger-directed walking tour. It lasts about 45 minutes and our ranger was a hoot. She was really historically astute and funny. Also, there is a FABULOUS quilt store in Skagway. If you are a quilter, you won't want to miss it. The Christmas store was great as well. The whole ambiance of Skagway exudes the 1890s. We thought it was a fun place and interesting historically. We wished we had more time to spend there.

Provider: Princess Cruises

TNCruiser2011

2 reviews

Scenery was fabulous. Driver not so great - young and didn't have his "patter" down well. I think we could have learned more about the Klondike Gold Rush.

Provider: Princess Cruises

refswife

1 review

Took the seven hour (actually ended up being eight) combination bus/train tour up to the Yukon. The small 20 passenger bus was perfect as it stopped a ton of times for us to get out for photos. Also the driver was able to maneuver the bus (even turn around!) to get great photo opportunities of the many bears we encountered. The BBQ lunch they served at the sled dog/wildlife museum stop was very nice as was the short stop at Carcross and Emerald Lake. The scenery was spectacular and the train ride back was as well as it passed thru beautiful gorges and mountains.

Provider: Independent Operator

nwcruzertoo

1 review

The train ride up is very slow which allows lots of time for photos if you can get a spot on the tiny platform outside the car (good luck). The windows don't open so there's no reason to try to take a photo. It will be affected by the glass. You are not allowed off the train at the summit so there are no photo-ops there. On the way back, the train is moving much, much faster. Without a high speed camera, you won't get many good pictures. Also they ask people to switch their seats from one side to the other at the top so everyone gets a chance to see out the "good" side. Unfortunately, some people didn't give up their seats to allow others to switch. It was sad, really.

Provider: Independent Operator

aew516

1 review

Since Dog Sledding was cancelled, this was a second choice. It was okay and good information about the gold rush was given.

Provider: Princess Cruises

flexurmind

1 review

skagway is not a large port of call. The train ride was recommend by friends and so off we went. It was just a train ride. Three hours long. Bring food if you are going at lunch time. They do provide water. If you are from a northern state in the US the scenery is the same as looking out your window in January. Snow covered mountains. This is not a cheap excursion. $129.00 pp.

Provider: Princess Cruises

TheValkyrie

1 review

Very educational, I got great pics from this trip. After the train trip we walked the town and checked out the old graveyard. Lots of history.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

matted

1 review

The White Pass is what everyone does. It offers some splendid views but found the operation disorganized. For most of the trip all 3 of the onboard guides were sitting in my rail car (where the announcer was sitting). They want alot of money for these trips and it just isn't kept in the best condition.

Provider: Independent Operator

katie1023

1 review

Skagway was my favorite port this time around. The first time we visited it was a very cloudy day and ended up raining. We took a hike & float excursion and walked around the town. This trip we were blessed with picture perfect weather. We took a private tour - through Shore Trips - and took the train up to Fraser, BC and then a private bus tour. The train ride was very scenic and fun (although we got stuck for about 45 minutes because our engine was having issues and the next train had to come save us). Once we got to Fraser we hoped onto our private bus (there were 8 people in our group and about 8 others). We had the BEST driver (Mike) and he took us to some spots the big buses aren't able to visit. We were also the only people at every spot because he knew how to time it. We made a couple stops (welcome to the Yukon sign, a few scenic lake spots) and then he took us into Carcross where we had our lunch that was included. We had chicken, coleslaw, potatoes and homemade bread and cinnamon sugar donuts. We had about an hour & a half of free time at this stop and there was a museum (free) that had all kinds of "stuffed" animals, a gift shop, sled dog rides, husky puppies, goats, and an ice cream stop. We got there before the big buses so it wasn't too crowded. On the way back he took us out to Emerald Lake (most beautiful place I've ever seen) before heading back to Skagway. We made a few stops on the way back for pictures and even followed a bear on the side of the road for about 30 minutes. The bear was about 10 feet from our bus and could have cared less. We watched all the big buses drive by as they missed out!! Once we got back to Skagway we walked around the town and headed back to the boat. Perfect day!! I would recommend booking a shore excursion in Skagway because there is not a lot to do in the little town.

Provider: Independent Operator

Eileen Townend

1 review

We booked this trip with cruise line and it was very good and scenic.The train carriages are warm (with coke? filled furnaces every so often)-and you can stand outside carriage and use cameras as well. Would have liked time to visit cemetery with old Klondyke adventurers in there.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

ChillKat

1 review

We caught the train in Fraser for the ride down the mountain after taking a driving tour up. The train is remarkable and we saw beautiful scenery while riding along cliffsides. A must do in Skagway!

Provider: Princess Cruises

Alaskanb

1 review

Highly scenic trip on railway and by bus into the Yukon. Loads of wildlife visible.

Provider: Independent Operator

wismergirl

3 reviews

Lunch at Caribou Crossing was chicken leg and potato with dessert and coffee. We just walked around the trading post, took some pictures with the training dogs, but didn't fancy going on a dog sled. There was a very big indoor museum with great displays of lots of Arctic animals. After lunch, we went to the town of Carcross, visited the General Store and bought some souvenirs before boarding the train at Fraser, B.C.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

wismergirl

3 reviews

The railway was a masterpiece in civil engineering. In 1994, the American and Canadian society of Engineers jointly declared the White Pass and Yukon Route an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark -- one of only 34 worldwide. Other such landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and the Panama Canal (quoted from pg. 14 of White Pass & Yukon Route Guide Book). It started to rain when we were boarding, making most of the pictures blurry and dull. So we bought a DVD and a White Pass & Yukon Route Guide Book for $20 and got a White Pass and Yukon Route cap as a free gift. The scenery was still amazingly beautiful in the heavy rain.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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