Gold Rush Excursion: Klondike Highway, Historic Railway, and Skagway - Multilingual

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $149 Per Adult (minimum 20) / $120 Per Child

Gold Rush Excursion: Klondike Highway, Historic Railway, and Skagway - Multilingual

3.5 Hours
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From (USD) $149 Per Adult (minimum 20) / $120 Per Child

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      Gold Rush Excursion: Klondike Highway, Historic Railway, and Skagway - Multilingual

      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $149 Per Adult (minimum 20) / $120 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Klondike Highway: Travel one of North America's most scenic mountain roads to a height of 3,290 feet. From coastal rainforests to the summit, views are amazing.  
      • Historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway: Board a vintage narrow gauge railcar, retrace the "Trail of '98," and enjoy views on the other side of the pass. "The Scenic Railway of the World" climbs features steep grades of up to 3.9%, cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees, two tunnels and numerous bridges and trestles.
      • Audio multi-lingual narration available in many languages including Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and English.
      • Skagway: Free time to explore the colorful "gateway to the gold rush," where the romance and excitement of those glory days still linger around every corner.
      About this Skagway, Alaska tour

      It was the most frenzied and fabled gold rush in history. About 100,000 would-be prospectors stampeded into this region in the late 1890s. They were headed 550 miles north to seek their fortune in the Klondike. On this adventurous tour, you'll feel the golden dreams, cruel heartbreak, and raucous spirit of the Klondike Gold Rush. The scenery's not bad either.

      Skagway was the miner's jumping-off point, and it wasn't long before stores, saloons, and brothels lined the streets, making it Alaska's largest (and bawdiest) town back then. You'll have time to explore and see authentic 100-year-old boomtown buildings. The Mascot Saloon Museum, a reminder of notoriously hard-drinking times, displays exhibits from the town's heyday (sorry, it offers not a drop to drink these days).

      Your Klondike Highway drive parallels the arduous trek prospectors took out of Skagway. It winds through White Pass with views of historic landmarks and gorgeous gorges, waterfalls, and glaciers. (Now you know why your minibus has those enormous picture windows.) Before you reach the windblown summit, you'll hear a century's worth of stories and understand why those heavily burdened miners were desperate to get over this pass. But with views like this, you'll want to stay awhile.

      At Fraser, B.C., climb aboard a vintage rail coach for the thrilling ride back to Skagway, complete with cliff-hanging turns, steep grades, and dark tunnels. See the original Klondike Trail worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands who passed here to seek their fortune. Most of those dreamers returned broke. Your odds are much better. You can count on going home loaded with memories. And a few nuggets of history.

      No one packed light for this trip

      The miners who set off from Skagway were well prepared. They had to be. The Canadian government passed the "One Ton Law of 1898," and Mounties manned a checkpoint to enforce it, refusing entry to anyone not outfitted with enough supplies to survive a year in the cold and harsh terrain. This "outfit" consisted of 1,200 pounds of food and 800 pounds of clothes and equipment – that's one ton for each man to carry to the Klondike.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Bring passport Bring passport
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring snack Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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