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Skagway White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure cruise excursion
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Step back in time as you explore this abandoned, gold rush town on a self-guided walking tour.
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1 review
May 2016
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Provider: Frontier
Member Image Houstonguy62
1 review
Jul 2015
I booked the Bennett Scenic Journey using Chilkoot Charters which lasts about 8 hours. If you book a train excursion through the cruise ship, you can get onto the train right on the dock. For us, Chilkoot picked us up at the dock and drove us to the train station. The Chilkoot tour group was assigned our own passenger train car. Our car was about half full. This is one of the reasons I chose Chilkoot because I had read that the passenger cars for the NCL booked excursions were crowded. There was also a tour guide assigned to each passenger car who provided a narration of where we were and what we were seeing. I assumed we’d just be looking out the window and admiring the scenery so this was great. In Bennett, we stopped and had a homemade beef stew lunch with bread and apple pie. We also had a little time to explore in Bennett. In Carcross we switched to a shuttle bus and returned to Skagway in the bus with our driver/tour guide pointing out things to see. We saw a mother black bear and her two cubs foraging for food on the side of the road. Our tour guide turned the bus around and stopped alongside the road for us to watch. When we returned to Skagway, we still had plenty of time to shop and we ate dinner at the Skagway Brewing Company.
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Provider: Chilkoot Charters
Member Image db7425
1 review
Jun 2015
Must do..
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image drref
2 reviews
Aug 2014

Tour guide was great and it was fun

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image tam753
1 review
Aug 2014

This really was all one excursion, White Pass Yukon route to Cargross.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Peaker4k
1 review
Aug 2013

White Pass Scenic RR
Low clouds limited the otherwise expansive views from parts of this historic route to White Pass. The train passes over trestles and through tunnels along the original route conceived and built at the end of the Klondike Gold Rush. Be sure to sit on the left side if ascending, right side when descending. Pictures are also possible from the platforms so try to sit near either end of the car. The Canadian Customs passport inspection delays boarding of the bus if you're continuing on to Bennett Lake. The bus portion (not included in all excursions) really rounds out the experience and is highly recommended.

Yukon Expedition
With stops at Bennett Lake in Carcross and the Carcross Desert, as well as other scenic outlooks, this portion of the trip made up for the limited views from the train. The lunch stop at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post was nothing special but the separate ice cream parlor was good. The museum featured stuffed indigenous wildlife including a mastodon and a buffalo being attacked by two mountain lions. Carcross had an informative visitor center and I regretted not being able to spend more time here. If there's a next time, I'll rent a car and drive there myself!

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image KSpen
1 review
Jul 2013

We both did this tour. Our tour bus driver was friendly and knowledable. The train was fun! It was an all day ride, stopping at Bennet Lake for lunch. Its a beautiful ride, Bennett Lake is very pretty, our tour guide was great! It was a very fun day. We would do this again sometime, and highly recommend it to others.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image RetiredTravelerTN
1 review
Jul 2013

Chilkoot Charters and Tours provided a great Bennett Scenic Journey.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image bbbradk
3 reviews
Jun 2013

We sat in a parking lot for a while, (Princess was not very organied) then were called to a bus that was nearly full and driven to Carcross in the Yukon, the bus windoiws fogged up, so there wasn't much scenery to see, when we arrived in Carcross, there was no time to see the town, we had to get right on the train.
The train ride was really good, it had less to do with Princess and more to do with how well the train was run.
The busride was bad, foggy windows, and nobody telling us what to expect (the people who booked the tour were all freaking out when they announced on the train that they would be collecting tickets (a small thing, but the people running this tour should have told us this, and that the train would be stopping for lunch).

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Provider: Princess Cruises

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