Experience Skagway with Alaska's original city historical tour for an informative fun filled 90 minutes. Skagway character Martin Itjen came here looking for gold in 1898 and became the town's most celebrated storyteller. He gave Alaska's first motorized sightseeing tour on his "Skagway Street Car" for U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1923 and delighted visitors for decades. Today, Martin's tour lives on! Aboard your yellow 1927 sightseeing bus, your costumed "conductor" passes on a century of history, behind-the-scenes tales, and stories.
Explore the waterfront and National Park Historic District, enjoy the panoramic views from the scenic overlook and have your camera ready for the recounting of the Soapy Smith gunfight at the Gold Rush Cemetery. Highlighting the history of this gold rush town and the pioneer families that built it, you'll motor through the residential neighborhoods of Skagway, famous for its flower gardens. A stop is made in town for those who want to get off to shop or explore before the tour continues back to the ship.
Note: For foreign language translation this tour utilizes a GPS activated audio narration. Guests wear comfortable headphones that deliver the complete tour narration in their chosen language. In addition to German, French and Spanish, the audio narration is also available in Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and English.