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Welcome to Salt Lake City! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Salt Lake City is the center of the Mormon religion, where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” Our orientation tour will show you the best of the vibrant capital of Utah, including Temple Square with its impressive six-spired temple and adjacent tabernacle. Continue north to the Wild West town of Jackson. Free time to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.
This morning, make your way into America’s first national park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Spend the next two nights in West Yellowstone, the west entrance and gateway community to the national park.
Today, you will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its Upper and Lower Falls. Watch for herds of bison, and view many of Yellowstone’s geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.
Today, we continue through Montana’s Big Sky Country. Travel past bison, see bighorn sheep and elk habitat, and take in views of Hebgen Lake with its crystal-blue water and picture–perfect mountain backdrop. Marvel at the forces of nature unleashed at Quake Lake and visit the EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER. Upon arrival in Helena, step aboard the LAST CHANCE TROLLEY for a historic tour and experience Helena’s colorful past. See Last Chance Gulch, including the Capital Complex, the historic homes on Helena’s West Side, and the early-day mining district.
Today, we make our way to Missoula, a major lumber center and home of the U.S. Forest Service and the Smokejumpers’ training center. Visit the SMOKEJUMPER Visitor Center for an in-depth guided tour of the jump base and working facility of the smokejumpers. Learn about the jump gear, parachutes, cargo, and aircraft used by the brave men and women in this demanding occupation. Continue along the shores of Flathead Lake, lined with cherry orchards and one of America’s largest freshwater lakes.
Upon entering GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, board the famous vintage RED JAMMER BUSES that will take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged peaks, deep-green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape.
The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing on the Red Jammer buses will be provided.
This morning, visit Wallace, Idaho, and tour the SIERRA SILVER MINE, where you travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. There’s time to explore this small historic city before continuing to Spokane, Washington, for the night.
This morning, we make our way to Seattle, the “Emerald City.” This afternoon, sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space Needle. We’ll also stop at the colorful Pike Place Market.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can explore more of Seattle independently with extra nights.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City, just one mile from Historic Temple Square and near a variety of restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy the unlimited shopping at the new City Creek Center, the Gateway and Trolley Square mall. The hotel has large rooms with microwaves and refrigerators in addition to standard amenities. Enjoy high speed internet access and breakfast daily.
The Painted Buffalo Inn stands out among Jackson for its first class service and ideal location. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, and gift shop. Accommodations are spacious and relaxing and feature cable TV, a coffeemaker and Internet access.
The hotel is located just two blocks from Yellowstone National Park and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. It has a hot tub, guest laundry and excursion desk and features a restaurant, lounge, room service, fitness center, and Internet access.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Helena is located just outside of downtown Helena with amenities including an outdoor pool, fitness center, comfortable guestrooms with pillow top beds, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Red Lion Hotel is a western escape with welcoming hospitality, and bustling casino. The hotel boasts the warmth and ruggedness of Montana through its decor and stone fireplace which greets guests in the lobby. The Red Lion Hotel is a perfect place to relax after exploring Montana's pristine beauty.
Hometown hospitality and peaceful river views greet guests at Ruby River Hotel. On Spokane River, it offers easy access to The Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park, the perfect place for a leisurely walk or bike ride on one of their complimentary bicycles. You can also borrow a racquet for a game of tennis.
The Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center is located within close walking distance to the Seattle Space Needle, Pacific Science as well as easy access to the Seattle Monorail, shopping, restaurants, coffeehouses, galleries and Seattle's vibrant nightlife. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast and access to the fitness center. Guestrooms feature a flat-screen HDTV, in-room safe, and other standard amenities.
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We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.