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Skagway Shore Excursion: Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

  • Round-trip train and bus journey from Skagway to Carcross in Yukon
  • Ride a replica vintage Gold Rush–era train along the route traveled by the Klondike stampeders
  • Enjoy views of the remote Alaskan and Canadian wilderness including mountains, plains, rivers and glaciers
Skagway Shore Excursion: Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail
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9:30 DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 9:30am from Skagway on a deluxe coach. Return to Skagway on the White Pass Yukon Railway. Pickup at 9:15am.
7:30am Departure
Departs at 7:30am from Skagway on the White Pass Yukon Railway. Return to Skagway provided by deluxe coach. Pickup at 7:20am
8:30am Departure
Departs Skagway at 8:30am on a deluxe coach. Return to Skagway provided by the White Pass Yukon Railway. Pickup at 8:15am
Step off your ship in Skagway port and board a vintage Gold Rush–era train on this full-day shore excursion to the Yukon territory. Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway through Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Arrive in the Canadian town of Carcross and explore the Bennett Station House museum for more insight into Gold Rush history. Enjoy lunch on board the train and see the popular attraction of Emerald Lake. This Skagway train excursion includes port transport.
What to Expect
After port pickup in Skagway, a mini-coach whisks you along the Klondike Highway to the train station.

Step aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush–era passenger train. During your 68-mile (109-km) journey to Carcross in the Yukon, you’ll journey along the same route of remote wilderness taken by the Klondike stampeders — including the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, built in 1898 during the Gold Rush. Learn more about these intrepid travels from your guide along the way.

Make a stop at the restored 1900s Bennett Station House, located in an area accessible only by train. Take some time to independently explore the site that’s been converted into a museum.

Back on the train, enjoy lunch (see a sample menu below) en route to Carcross in the Yukon territory. Upon arrival in the Canadian town, visit the Matthew Watson General Store — the oldest operating store in the area — or stroll through historic Carcross.

Then, stop at Emerald Lake to take pictures of the gorgeous lake, one of the most photographed in the Yukon, before your train heads back to Skagway.

Your full-day shore excursion ends with transport back to port.

Please note: You must bring a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Skagway port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great views with history

Train ride offers great views and good history lessons. Worth the time and $. Tour operators friendly and informative.

Thank Thom P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Take a train back in time.....

The minute you get on the train you feel like you are stepping back in time. Some of these train cars are from back in the early 1800’s. The train was spotlessly clean and well kept. The scenery is a nature lovers delight. Lush green...More

Thank cdieffenbach24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
1st time to Alaska

We loved loved this trip, the bus trip up was made very special by our guide. He would stop at sites most buses didn't and the scenery was spectacular. Thank you for making our 1st excursion of our trip memorable!

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Shore Excursion of Our Cruise!

Juneau was nice with Medenhall Glacier; Glacier Bay was only okay in the fact that it was foggy, rainy and overcast; Ketchikan was rather boring. BUT our Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure with Chilkoot Charters and Tours was fantastic. Great views from the train ride...More

Thank Eirejim
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Must do at least once if in Skagway

My wife and I took this trip last Friday and enjoyed every minute on the train. It would be well worth taking again but sitting on the opposite side of the train car. There is just so much to see on both sides of the...More

3  Thank boscobear1950
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8 July 2018|
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Response from boscobear1950 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to bring your children back you better have a passport
21 June 2018|
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Response from Dennis S | Reviewed this property |
about 4 hours; bottled water provided; I don't recall any reference to the Bennett Train Journey, only the White pass Railway I think; it was definitely about 4 hours
17 April 2018|
Response from muchtraveled55 | Reviewed this property |
It was about 8 hours. We left about 8 am and were back about 4pm our ship had a late departure so we were just fine.
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