Enjoy four tours in one! This fully guided trip gives you the best of Juneau`s history with an exclusive downtown tour, ride on an aerial tram and an easy walk in the timberline wilderness atop Mount Roberts.
Ride the Mount Roberts Tramway to a height of 550 m
Learn about the historic town of Juneau
Go on a hike and possibly spot black bear and bald eagles
Sample local products made from the rainforest
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket
Explore downtown Juneau and ride the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
Board a shuttle with an interpretive guide and set off through Juneau’s historic district. You'll pass by the State Capitol Building and the Governor's Mansion while listening to tales of Juneau past and present. A unique picture stop will give you the opportunity to frame your ship against the dramatic backdrop of Mt Roberts and downtown Juneau. Next, board a modern gondola for the smooth ride to an altitude of 550 metres above the city. Spectacular vistas appear as you soar over the tall spruce trees and jagged rock outcroppings.
Next, it's out to the trail with your naturalist-guide, where you will experience the quiet solitude of a temperate rainforest, lushness of alpine meadows, and splendour of mountain cirques. You may spot a wandering black bear, bald eagle or whistling marmot at any time during the hike. Frequent stops will provide time for interpretation about the medicinal and edible uses of the forest's flora. These activities culminate with a short interpretive presentation within the Alpine Tea House. Here you will sample Alaskan-made herbal teas, fireweed honey and other interesting products derived from the bounty of the Alaskan rainforest.
Finish the guided tour at the Nature Centre as you finish your cup of tea over interpretive displays and unique outdoor gifts. You may choose to extend your stay on the mountain and view the complimentary native cultural film `Seeing Daylight`, venture to the Raptor Centre for a closer look at a live bald eagle or check out the various mountaintop shops.
Your tram ticket is valid for unlimited rides all day. Best of all, the tram is conveniently located in the heart of the Juneau shopping district making for an easy transition from wilderness adventure to retail therapy.
Included: Variety of locally-sourced jams, jellies, crackers, and hot teas
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket
Walking information: Approx. 1.5 kilometres within an hour