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This look at the days of the Goldrush will make you wish you could go back in time.
We are delighted to offer this combination using the popular train trip one way and a slow, scenic ride in the other direction - both giving you a wonderful display of several temperate zones.
This tour includes:
• 28-mile journey to Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World
• Return bus ride to Skagway
• Narration by professional guide
• Gold panning adventure at Gold Dredge
• Lots of photo opportunities
ALL ABOARD! Skagway's most scenic ALASKAN experience begins with a 28-mile journey between Skagway, Alaska, and Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World. The White Pass Railway, which was completed in 1900, has a narrow gauge track that takes visitors into the White Pass. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, and trestles while listening to historic narration from the comfort of vintage passenger coaches. Climbing up the mountainside, you'll see the extreme changes in vegetation as you pass through several temperate zones before reaching Fraser.
Once a water-stop for the thirsty steam engines and rotary snowplows, Fraser, BC, is now the site of Canadian Customs and Immigration. Upon arrival at the train depot in Fraser, you'll be transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for your return trip to Skagway while being entertained by professional guides with their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era. As you drive down the mountainside, you'll have ample opportunities to take fabulous photos at scenic vistas such as Skagway Scenic Overlook, Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and more.
You'll make an interactive stop at Gold Dredge, a gorgeous new facility that never lets you walk away without a reward of gold from your panning. Here, in a covered area, you can comfortably pan for gold in HEATED water. Since everyone is guaranteed to find gold, you'll walk away with a souvenir hidden in your 'poke'--a velvet pouch used to stash your treasure. This charming end to a perfect tour will bring you lasting memories.
Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport.
• We suggest that you dress in layers and bring rain gear, if necessary, so you can enjoy the stops on the second half of your journey.
• Since this excursion enters Canada, all citizens MUST carry a valid passport. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate. If you plan to travel to Canada with a minor who is not your own child or for whom you do not have full legal custody, you may be required to present a notarized affidavit of consent from the minor's parents. It should include dates of travel, parents' names, and photocopies of their state-issued IDs.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible, but for those guests that are semi-ambulatory, we are happy to assist in boarding and storing the wheelchair. Please notify ShoreTrips prior to booking. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate electric scooters of any kind.
Days offered: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday