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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

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Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the top rail rides in the USA. We have done the Durango and Silverton and the Cumbres and Toltec and the Alaska Railroad, White Pass and Yukon is right up there with these.

Thank stephencR7956VP
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The train ride was comfortable. The windows do not open and actually have 3 original cars. Handicap accessible. You will need to bring snacks as water is all that is available. The guide was great. Announcing in plenty of time to be “picture ready” for...More

Thank 2casagatos
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views are amazing, out of a movie, very entertaining and also a learning experience. Reasonable price as well.

Thank dabella2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I took a 7-day Alaskan cruise on the Norwegian Pearl (Seattle-Juneau-Skagway-Glacier Bay-Ketchikan-Victoria-Seattle) and opted to take the 3.5-hour trip from Skagway up and over a mountain to milepost 20.4. Once there, the engine was switched to the other end and we went...More

Thank RichardSTigard
Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride on the What Pass was fun, but would have liked to see a little more. I wanted to go to the very top, but the train didn't go that far. There were a lot of beautiful sites and mountain views.

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the White Pass & Yukon Railroad for the half day excursion to the White Pass summit. It is an old style narrow-gauge railway with historic carriages that do have heat, fortunately. Great ride up to the summit – great views, tunnels, switch backs,...More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time is the charm, but so were the first and second times. Always something new to see. Narrators are wonderful. The vistas are breathtaking. I cannot say enough about this. I hope that one day I will be able to do this tour again...More

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing journey following the route carved from the mountain's rock. A commentary guides passengers sitting in the old style carriages. Points of interest mixed with the fascinating history of this line are linked to key points on identified on the map provided at the...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery. Guides dialog very interesting. Trip is about 2 hours + and lots to see. really enjoyed it. Bright sunny day.

Thank Lorry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to spend some time. The scenery was awesome so have the cameras ready. A great amount of history is given during the trip.

Thank Miffy M
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Response from SueMoorheadMN | Reviewed this property |
The the White Pass and Yukon goes into the Yukon- 28 miles or so before ending in the Yukon where passports are checked. Then a motorcoach picks you up for the balance of the tour which takes you to Carcross Canada and the... More
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Wally R | Reviewed this property |
Contact Princess shore excursions directly. They will provide answers to all your questions. Call Princess reservations and ask to talk to shore excursions. Enjoy the train is exceptional.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from AmNotRay | Reviewed this property |
Bought the tickets at the train stop - thought I would get better fare than buying on the ship - turned out to be same fare - so much so the coductor/station manager charged them to the room. If I am not mistaken it was $145... More