Juneau City and Glacier Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour
  • Juneau City and Glacier Tour


3.92 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
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Juneau City and Glacier Tour

Sku: TT46

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Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

One of our popular and most budget-friendly Juneau excursions, the City and Glacier Tour is the perfect casual outing, especially for visitors hoping to also explore other activities. Take a comfortable motor-coach tour of historic Juneau and get up close to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, all in one fun and relaxing half-day excursion. Hop aboard to explore Alaska’s capital city, once the number-one mining town in the world, and take in its stunning place among mountain vistas and meandering waterways. Then get ready for your ride to the Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 massive glaciers in the Juneau ice field, and prepare to be stunned by the ethereal blue ice of its towering face! One of our top Juneau excursions, this Juneau city tour is the best of both worlds!

During your 45-minute Juneau city tour, you’ll pass through the historic downtown district and colorful old port while learning about this modern city, one that still retains elements of its beginnings as a wild frontier town and an epicenter for one of the largest gold rushes in world history. Your local guide will be a native Tlingit Indian, who can also teach you about the origins and culture of the Haida-Tlingit tribes, as well as Russian, European, and American influences on the city and region. Your Juneau city tour will conclude by passing over the Gastineau Channel for sweeping panoramic views of the city (the perfect point for a photo stop!). Your transport will then continue to the Mendenhall Glacier. Here, you’ll have another 45 minutes to walk a short trail around Mendenhall Lake, with its many floating icebergs, toward the face of the glacier itself. You’ll also have the option to get an elevated view of the ice from the Visitor Center, where you’ll find some fascinating interactive geological exhibits. (Note: $3 Visitor Center entrance fee not included). From the Visitor Center, you will be returned to the cruise docks after having combined two very relaxing and enjoyable Juneau excursions in a delightful half-day of exploration.


If you’re looking to explore Juneau as well as get out into nature, you might consider our Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Combo Tour.

Two 45-Minute Tours

For a quick and easy half-day

Bundle and Save Money

By combining two popular tours

Juneau City Tour

A historical snapshot of the Capital

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities




Glacier View, Limited Mobility, Town Tours


2 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$55.00 (ages 3-12)

Infant Rate

Free (2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour. Car seats are available by request for younger children


The bus has a couple of steps and is not equipped with a wheelchair lift. The Visitor Center at Mendenhall Glacier is accessible with boardwalks and ramps.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

Customers' review

Rated 3.92 out of 5 stars
12 reviews

12 reviews for Juneau City and Glacier Tour

  1. 3 out of 5

    Bus tourThis bus tour of the city seemed quickly put together.
    The city part was fine, maybe the driver could drive just a bit slower so passengers can take pics of sights and stop at more points.
    If you have mobility issues you might find it difficult to get to the points of interest at the stops.
    Also, the glacier stop was a madhouse.
    The info center was far too busy.
    The building is too small to accommodate all the tourists when there are so many.
    To get closer to the glacier you have to walk a fair distance.
    And if you have mobility issues this is difficult.

    Was this review helpful to you? 7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  2. 3 out of 5

    Juneau City and Glacier TourThe tour was not as advertised. Expected to be on the same bus for the duration.
    Our driver left after dropping us off at the Glacier but did give us options for return.
    Disappointed in the city part of the tour..perhaps my expectations were too high but would have enjoyed more in-depth visit and information than the generic presentation we received. Different driver on the way back from Glacier who did provide us with a Native history and perspective.

    Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  3. 3 out of 5

    short of timeTime was too short to be able to walk to the waterfall (45 mins.) roundtrip and also see the glacier closer!

    Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  4. 5 out of 5

    Very nice tour of city and glacier. Our guide (Bea) was very informative. We really enjoyed this tour

    Was this review helpful to you? 4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  5. 4 out of 5

    Our guides on the buses out to the glacier were both Native American locals who provided great information and insight into the Juneau area and history. Both were a lot of fun. The glacier was beautiful! There was a slight mix up on our reservation but we were put on the trolley tour and then we went out to the glacier and all worked out for the best.

    Was this review helpful to you? 3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    What if we want to spend more time at the glacier?

    Answer: This narrated tour does operate on a schedule which allocates 45 minutes at Mendenhall Glacier. This tour is designed to leave you with time for other activities in the day and we find this is sufficient time for most guests, but if you would prefer to have more time, there are hop-on shuttles that operate every half-hour which you can reserve upon arrival to Juneau.

    What other tours pair well with this one?

    Answer: The 2.5 hour time frame of this tour allows you to book another excursion before or after. We usually recommend the Alaska Zipline Tour if you are up for adventure. Just under 4 hours, it works for many cruise ship schedules. Booking these 2, you get all of the Juneau highlights along with the #1 rated ziplining tour on TripAdvisor.

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