Geysers and Glaciers Summer 2018
Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2018
Delve into the raw beauty of the snowcapped peaks, raging rivers and rugged canyons of the Rockies-an epic encounter with Canada and the United States' spectacularly scenic western wilderness, where you'll meet the smokejumpers who risk their lives to protect the remote forests.
- Scenic drive along the Going-the-Sun Road, South Road, Bow Valley Parkway
- View the epic mountains of Grand Teton National Park
- Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mormon Row Historic District, Yellowstone National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise
- 10 full breakfasts
- 5 dinners
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All porterage and local charges included
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- VIP entry to many sights
Call (716) 838-6755 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13495589
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Jackson||Arrive Jackson (2 Nights): Welcome to historic Jackson, Wyoming, gateway to the vast grasslands and towering mountain ranges of the Tetons and Jackson Hole area. Check in to your hotel and start exploring on your own. At 6 p.m. gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception|
The Lodge at Jackson Hole
|Day 2||Jackson||Jackson Sightseeing: Start the day with a relaxing 10 mile (16 kilometre) float trip down the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park and view some of the west's most spectacular mountain scenery including the magnificent jagged peaks of the Tetons. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that lives in the area-these animals frequent the riverbanks and if you look closely, you could see Elk, Moose, Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagles, Ospreys and much more. The day continues with a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, perched on a knoll overlooking the National Elk Refuge just outside downtown Jackson. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon around "Town Square," notable for its elk-antler arches at each corner of the park. Browse through the shops, art galleries and perhaps visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar with its awesome display of the true Wild West. This evening enjoy a taste of cowboy life with a Regional Meal on a local ranch with tall tales and music around the campfire. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal|
|Day 3||Yellowstone National Park||Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights): Today, you'll enjoy more majestic vistas of Grand Teton National Park. Stop at Mormon Row Historic District, a line of homestead complexes on the National Register of Historic Places and the setting for one of the most iconic pictures of Grand Teton National Park. Travel along the scenic Teton Park Road, past Jenny Lake and stop at the Colter Bay Visitor's Center and view the collection of American Indian artefacts. Skirt the shores of Jackson Lake and enter Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. Watch in awe as Old Faithful's waters arc nearly 100 feet (30 metres) into the air-as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Take a walk among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
|Day 4||Yellowstone National Park||Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing: Begin the day by looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley on the way to the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfall. Continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, some of the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, take a stroll and admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.Full Breakfast|
|Day 5||Missoula||Yellowstone National Park - Missoula: Travel through Montana and stop at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site commemorating the Western cattle industry that now functions as a working ranch by the National Park Service. Arrive in the township of Missoula where you visit the Smokejumper Visitor Center and training base. Meet with a Local Specialist to learn how these highly trained smokejumpers parachute into remote areas of national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Hilton Garden Inn
|Day 6||Glacier National Park||Missoula - Glacier National Park (2 Nights): Enter Glacier National Park which was joined in 1932 with Waterton Lakes National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park-a world first and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Cross the park along the scenic Southern Road, and keep an eye out for grizzly and black bears. Stop at Goat Lick Overlook for a chance to see mountain goats across the river. Arrive at your lodge, situated on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake inside Glacier National Park. Full Breakfast|
|Day 7||Glacier National Park||Glacier National Park Sightseeing: This morning enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Twenty-five glaciers remain in spectacular Glacier National Park from the last Ice Age. The most exciting way to see these glaciers, amazing lakes, waterfalls and forests is on board one of the park's original renovated red "jammers" (buses). Make your way along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Landmark considered to be one of the world's most scenic drives. Marvel at cedar forests, rocky cliffs and alpine lakes, wildflower meadows as you wind your way through the park which is often referred to as the "Switzerland of North America."Full Breakfast|
|Day 8||Lake Louise||Glacier National Park - Lake Louise (2 Nights): This morning, cross the International Border and head north to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO-listed prehistoric site that serves as a telling remnant from the time of the First Nations people. Meet with a Blackfoot Native, a Local Specialist, who describes the way of life at the very place where hunters drove buffalo over the cliff. Continue north to the township of Lake Louise, nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Lake Louise Inn
|Day 9||Banff National Park||Banff National Park Sightseeing: Soaring mountains and stunning lakes await you this morning as you explore the most treasured spots of Banff National Park. Enjoy the "Jewel of the Rockies" - stunning Lake Louise where there is time to wander along Lakeshore Trail. Stop at Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Discover why as you are taken on a guided stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the best views. Visit Banff where there is time to explore the quaint shops, art galleries and cafes. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner|
|Day 10||Depart Calgary||Lake Louise - Depart Calgary: After breakfast, bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay. Full Breakfast|
- Note: For optional scenic float trip on Days 2 and 20 and horseback riding on Day 10, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class
From $3,595.00 (USD)
Tour Type: DiscoveryBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Delve into the raw beauty of the snowcapped peaks, raging rivers and rugged canyons of the Rockies-an epic encounter with Canada and the United States' spectacularly scenic western wilderness, whe...