White Pass Summit and City Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour


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White Pass Summit & City Tour

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Mon - Sun 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Some of the best shore excursions in Alaska are budget-friendly tours suitable for the entire family. Take this one, for example! One of the best-reviewed and most popular of our Skagway tours is the White Pass Summit and City Tour, which showcases all the local highlights in 2 ½ enjoyable hours. On the White Pass Summit and City Tour, you’ll first explore historic Skagway, receiving a great overview of the town with narration from a knowledgeable local guide, before heading up the Klondike Highway to White Pass Summit. On this spectacular scenic drive you’ll pass through stunning alpine scenery: snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, misty white waterfalls, and crystal mountain lakes. You’ll also make stops at points of historic interest along the Gold Rush Trail of 1898, including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and overlooks above the WP & YR railroad. After reaching White Pass Summit at 3292 feet above sea level, you’ll pass through the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the “Tormented Valley” and beside the crystal blue waters of Summit Lake before stopping for a photo opportunity at the famous ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Wildlife sightings are common on this tour, so be ready with your camera when grizzlies appear!

The very popular White Pass Summit and City Tour is not available through the cruise lines. Unlike the cruise line tours that depart in 45-passenger buses, this outing is strictly local, with just 20 passengers aboard a comfortable mini-coach with large viewing windows. At a convenient 2 ½ hours, this tour also gives you ample time to spend some extra hours exploring Skagway; you’ll have time to do some shopping or even to add another unforgettable experience to your itinerary, such as a ziplining, dogsledding, or horseriding. If you’re searching for a comfortable, budget-friendly, and family-appropriate excursion into the wilderness, the White Pass Summit and City Tour is no doubt one of the best shore excursions in Alaska!


Looking for a longer or more customizable tour into the wilderness? You may want to check out one of our private tours, like the Private White Pass Summit Tour or the Private Emerald Lake Tour. They’re some of the most exclusive and best shore excursions in Alaska!

2 ½ Hour Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Great Scenery

Gain roughly 3,000 feet on the scenic Klondike Hwy

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Limited Seats Available

Not available weekends




Limited Mobility, Town Tours


2 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate


Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around at designated areas.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., 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., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour.

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      Are there photo opportunities?

      Answer: Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.

      What type of vehicles are used?

      Answer: For this particular tour comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with a 14-to-28 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.

      Will we see wildlife?

      Answer: Typically, of all the different Skagway tours, the Yukon Day Trips have the highest occurrence of wildlife sightings. There are no guarantees for wildlife sightings but definitely bring your camera!

      Why are passports required for this tour?

      Answer: This tour technically leaves the U.S. and passports are required to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children accompanying parents should have an original or certified copy of birth certificate or a passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also. Every passenger should be informed of the requirements on your confirmation form. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board.

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