Skagway, Alaska, US
Skagway Street Car City Tour : Multilingual
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Approximately 1½ Hours
Presented in multiple foreign languages simultaneously, Don't miss the Skagway Street Car for a complete understanding of the city and its colorful century of history. This is your chance to experience Skagway with Alaska's original historic city tour to 'All Points of Interest' -- an informative and fun-filled 90 minutes. Skagway character Martin Itjen came north looking for Klondike gold in 1898, and instead became the town's most celebrated storyteller. The first passenger Martin took on his Skagway Street Car tour was US President Warren G. Harding. Back then, in 1923, he claimed that there was "nothing like it in the world" and he went on to delight visitors with his motorized sightseeing tour and tall tales for many decades. Today, Martin's tour lives on in Skagway.
You'll board a yellow 1927 sightseeing bus with a costumed driver, and sit back and relax as your conductor passes on a century of history, behind-the-scenes tales, and stories of life in small town Alaska.
Explore the waterfront and National Park Historic District; enjoy the panoramic views from the scenic overlook; and have your camera ready for the re-telling of Soapy Smith's gunfight at the Gold Rush Cemetery. To capture the history of this gold rush town and the pioneer families that built it, you will motor through the residential neighborhoods of Skagway, famous for their flower gardens, and pass the early childhood home of Alaska's former Governor, Sarah Palin.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.
The award-winning Skagway Street Car excursion is an old-fashioned city tour and combines well with a second excursion. Ideal for guests with mobility limitations. This tour is available in the following languages; Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, and English.