Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country

Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour through Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Washington Wine Country, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Whitefish, and Spokane. A tour highlight is stunning Glacier National Park with its pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll board a vintage 1930s red Jammer bus and drive along the Going – to – the – Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Seattle

Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Day 2: Seattle – Mount Rainier National Park – Washington Wine Country

This morning, visit Mount Rainier National Park for breathtaking views of its 4270 metre (14,000 – foot) peak. Arrive in Washington’s wine country and visit a Winery for a dinner paired with tastings.

Hotel: Red Lion Hanford House

Day 3: Washington Wine Country – Lewiston – Excursion to Hells Canyon

Cross into Idaho and travel along the Snake River on the same route as Lewis & Clark. Today brings a scenic Jetboat ride into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge. Hugging the borders of Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim – rocks, and breathtaking vistas. See ancient petroglyphs left by the Nez Perce Indians and enjoy your captain’s folklore tales. Watch for deer and bighorn sheep, then enjoy a Barbecue Lunch along the river, where you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings.

Hotel: Red Lion Lewiston

Day 4: Lewiston – Coeur D’alene

This morning, visit Nez Perce National Historic Park and learn about the people who have called this home since the beginning of time. Continue to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing Cruise. Tonight, why not explore the quaint downtown area of Coeur d’Alene with its shops, restaurants, and galleries?

Hotel: Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn

Day 5: Coeur D’alene – Wallace – Whitefish

Depart Coeur d’Alene and stop in Wallace and tour the Sierra Silver Mine, where you’ll travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. Continue your travel today along the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake to Whitefish for a 3 – night stay. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a guided tour of the Conrad Mansion, which explores the historic elegance of a bygone era.

Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

Day 6: Whitefish – Excursion to Glacier National Park

Today, explore the wonders of Glacier National Park. Board the vintage Red Jammer buses that take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going – to – the – Sun Road. After crossing 2032 metre (6,664 – foot) high Logan Pass, enter a wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged mountain peaks, deep – green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. Stay alert for the fabled mountain goats that reside on the high cliffs above.

Note: The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid – June to mid – September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.

Day 7: Whitefish

Today, enjoy a morning at leisure. Perhaps join an optional scenic float rafting excur

sion down the Flathead River or take the gondola to the top of Whitefish Mountain for fantastic views and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Maybe play a round of golf, browse the art galleries and boutiques, or just relax at your resort. This evening, enjoy a cowboy sing – along and an old fashioned Western Ranch Barbecue.

Day 8: Whitefish – Sandpoint – Spokane

Today, stop in pretty Sandpoint, where there’s time to browse the boutiques and galleries. Travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Washington. End the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to walk along the banks of the Spokane River or ride the Gondola SkyRide over some of the area’s waterfalls.

Hotel: The Centennial Hotel

Day 9: Spokane – Leavenworth – Seattle

Depart Spokane and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where there’s time to stroll the charming streets of town to shop or sample local fare. Arrive in Seattle later this afternoon. This evening, toast new friends at a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Day 10: Depart Seattle

Your holiday ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 25$4,649.00Price on Application
July: 09, 16, 23, 30$4,709.00Price on Application
August: 13$4,709.00Price on Application
August: 20$4,649.00Price on Application
August: 27$4,709.00Price on Application
September: 03$4,439.00Price on Application
September: 10$4,649.00Price on Application
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Secrets of the Rockies & Glacier National Park

Immerse yourself in the glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada. Your effortlessly delivered journey traverses undulating, unforgiving fields of ice, crosses the Continental Divide in vintage style and follows in the footsteps of brave buffalo runners centuries ago.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

Don your Stetson and buckle up those cowboy boots. You’ve arrived in Stampede country. Get settled into the ways of the Wild West before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Westin Calgary

Day 2: Calgary – Fort MacLeod – Waterton Lakes National Park

This morning, travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were driven off a cliff by buffalo runners centuries ago. Travel on to meet the majestic Rockies at the tranquil Waterton Lakes National Park. Beneath ice-capped peaks, indulge in a memorable dinner.

Hotel: Waterton Lakes Lodge

Day 3: Waterton Lakes National Park – Glacier National Park

The Big Skies of Montana beckon this morning as you cross the international border into Montana’s UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park touted as the Crown of the Continent. Skirt the slopes and cross the Continental Divide over Logan Pass in a restored 1930s vintage touring “jammer” along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Later, we pass the tranquil blue waters of St. Mary’s Lake en route to Lake McDonald.

Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge

Day 4: Glacier National Park – Banff

Continue through Glacier National Park heading back into Canada through the sheer red walls of Sinclair Canyon and scenic Kootenay National Park. The glacial peaks and turquoise waters of Banff National Park offer an ethereal backdrop as we stop to admire Athabasca Falls. Stepping out at Bow Summit, enjoy the views over glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Tonight our ‘Stay with a Story’ is the proud “Castle in the Rockies” located within Banff National Park.

Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs, 2 nights

Day 5: Banff Sightseeing

After a free morning, spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls.

Day 6: Banff – Lake Louise

This morning, travel to glacial Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed sites in all of Canada. Embark on a guided group stroll along its shoreline, as you ramble toward Rock Pile for inspiring views of the Valley of Ten Peaks. In the afternoon continue to Lake Louise and enjoy the lake’s tranquil waters. You have the choice to either join your Travel Director for a walk along the Lakeshore Trail or take a piece of Lake Louise home with you-put paint brush to canvas and create your very own artistic masterpiece.

Hotel: Lake Louise Inn

Day 7: Lake Louise – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper

Blaze a trail through the heart of the Canadian Rockies-a journey through stunning wilderness, passing sparkling mountain lakes, tumbling glaciers and sweeping valleys en route to the Athabasca Glacier. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer, crunching over the white wonderland of the glacier’s surface. Later, head to your home in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Hotel: Chateau Jasper, 2 nights

Day 8: Jasper Sightseeing

Embark on a leisurely walk admiring the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon and learning about the underground river system that flows out to Medicine Lake. Surrounded by a ring of mountains, we cruise the waters of Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Tonight’s Regional Meal delights with views of the lake.

Day 9: Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Kananaskis

Journey south towards the wild lands of Jasper and Banff National Park. Arrive at your resort. This evening, the aroma of sizzling Alberta beef awaits as we Connect with Locals and join the Guinn family on their ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, horse-drawn wagon ride and private dance lesson.

Hotel: Crosswaters Resort

Day 10: Kananaskis – Depart Calgary

A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m.; please be aware when booking your flights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 12$5,150.00$8,620.00
June: 16$5,350.00$8,345.00
June: 19$5,395.00$8,390.00
June: 26$6,825.00$9,820.00
June: 30$6,795.00$9,790.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$5,395.00$8,390.00
August: 07, 14, 21, 28$5,250.00$8,245.00
September: 04, 11, 18$5,275.00$8,270.00
September: 25$5,195.00$8,190.00
October: 02$5,150.00$8,620.00

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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