Sightseeing Excursion on the Historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $122 Per Adult / $61 Per Child

Sightseeing Excursion on the Historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

3.5 Hours
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From (USD) $122 Per Adult / $61 Per Child

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      Sightseeing Excursion on the Historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $122 Per Adult / $61 Per Child
      Highlights
      • White Pass & Yukon Road: This 40-mile round trip on a narrow gauge railroad was built in 1898, and is still the "The Scenic Railway of the World." Your vintage passenger car climbs almost 3000 feet in just 20 miles and features steep grades of up to 3.9%, cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees, two tunnels and numerous bridges and trestles.
      • Astonishing vistas: As you retrace the original route high up the mountain, you'll have incredible views of glaciers, gorges, cascading waterfalls, and historic sights.
      • Amazing tales: As you enjoy the scenery, your guide regales you with lively tales about prospectors, the gold rush, and the construction of this legendary railway.
      About this Skagway, Alaska tour

      All aboard! Find your seat in a vintage parlor car and settle in for an exciting expedition. You're riding the rails with White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR), the railway that symbolizes adventure, pioneering – and triumph over challenge.

      It took tens of thousands of men and 450 tons of explosives to overcome a harsh climate and challenging terrain to create this railway during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially considered an impossible task, the WP&YR was literally blasted through coastal mountains in just 26 months. (Perhaps dreams of gold rushed the task?) Now, more than a century later, you relive every hard-won mile of this triumph.

      You'll climb a 2,865-foot elevation in just 20 miles. Get ready for the thrill of cliff-hanging turns, steep grades, shadowy tunnels, and numerous crossings over bridges and trestles. Prepare for breathtaking panoramas among the mountains and see the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands who passed this way in search of their fortune.

      The WP&YR was vital during the gold rush, and it continued to be a lifeline in this area until a highway was completed in 1982. Then the railway closed and it seemed like the end of the line. But visitors like you still longed to travel Alaska the authentic way. Optimistically, WP&YR reopened in 1988, carrying 35,000 passengers its first year. It now has more business than it had back when it was carrying miners to the Klondike. For this little railroad, the glory days – and gold rush – are back.

      Trains, planes, and paddlewheelers

      The White Pass & Yukon Route was a full-on transportation company, operating stage coaches, sleighs, buses, paddlewheelers, trucks, ships, airplanes, and hotels. But the narrow gauge railroad endures as its most famous accomplishment. It's now a designated International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, an honor shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Statue of Liberty.

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      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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