Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Approximately 6½ Hours
Take an unforgettable journey aboard The Scenic Railway of the World to Skagway's White Pass Summit. Carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain, this 1898 engineering marvel climbs nearly 3,000 feet for spectacular views.
Board a high-speed catamaran for a scenic 45-minute cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord, past waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks, to Skagway.
Today's 40-mile round-trip adventure on the historic, narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is an unforgettable way to see this area. Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, this engineering wonder is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark -- an honor shared with the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the Statue of Liberty. The 110-mile railroad was officially completed in 1900. Restored cars pulled by vintage diesel locomotives climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns. Watch for Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch, mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites.
A meal is included on this full-day tour. If time allows between the train trip and the ferry ride, you may have some free time to shop and explore downtown Skagway before you return to Haines via fast ferry.
Participants do not disembark the train at the summit. Tour duration and free time in Skagway will vary. Tidal conditions can make the catamaran ramp very steep. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.