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Geysers to Glaciers

Price per person
from £2,122

Price based on
London Heathrow
5th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 11 days

  • USA

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Breathtaking glacier lakes, rugged mountains, stunning waterfalls, fascinating geysers, and the “big sky”—these and much more wait for you on this National Parks tour. Your tour starts in Salt Lake City, ends in Seattle, and overnights along the way in Jackson, West Yellowstone, Helena, Kalispell, and Spokane. Visit Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Upper and Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful Geyser as it explodes into the air, and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you travel the park.

A highlight of this western National Parks tour is your ride on the vintage Red Jammer bus in Glacier National Park, with its pristine forests, jagged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, witness stunning scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person! This National Parks tour also includes sightseeing in Seattle, and a stop at the National Bison Range with a chance to watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Scenic drives will let you discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country. For the value-minded traveller, this tour is the perfect holiday!

At a glance

Salt Lake City Orientation tour

Jackson Visit the Wild West town

Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing; visit the Canyon Earthquake Lake Visitors Centre

Missoula Guided tour of the Smokejumper Visitor Centre; visit the National Bison Range

Glacier National Park Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammer buses

Wallace Guided tour of a silver mine

Seattle Sightseeing; visit Pike Place Market

 

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Great tour ; along with the tour guide and driver...

19th September 2018
Miss Caroline Grady

Great tour ; along with the tour guide and driver

Overview

Breathtaking glacier lakes, rugged mountains, stunning waterfalls, fascinating geysers, and the “big sky”—these and much more wait for you on this National Parks tour. Your tour starts in Salt Lake City, ends in Seattle, and overnights along the way in Jackson, West Yellowstone, Helena, Kalispell, and Spokane. Visit Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Upper and Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful Geyser as it explodes into the air, and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you travel the park.

A highlight of this western National Parks tour is your ride on the vintage Red Jammer bus in Glacier National Park, with its pristine forests, jagged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, witness stunning scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person! This National Parks tour also includes sightseeing in Seattle, and a stop at the National Bison Range with a chance to watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Scenic drives will let you discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country. For the value-minded traveller, this tour is the perfect holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - Salt Lake City

Day
1

Fly to Salt Lake City where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Salt Lake City! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Salt Lake City - Jackson

Day
2

Salt Lake City is the centre 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 with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Free time to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jackson - West Yellowstone

Day
3

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.

West Yellowstone. Day Excursion to Yellowstone National Park

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

West Yellowstone - Virginia City - Helena

Day
5

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 CANYON EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER, where the results of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the ghostly shadows of the trees and cabins in the bottom of the lake are visible below the enormous rockslide.

Finally, drive through the incredible Madison River valley, where “big sky” comes to life and you will discover the well preserved Victorian mining town of Virginia City, once the territory capitol. Overnight in Helena, “Queen City of the Rockies.”

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Helena - Missoula - Kalispell

Day
6

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 .

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Kalispell - Glacier National Park going to the - Sun Road - Kalispell

Day
7

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.

NOTE: 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 done.

Kalispell - Wallace - Spokane

Day
8

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.

Spokane - Seattle

Day
9

This morning, we make our way to Seattle, the “Emerald City.” This afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space Needle, and a stop at the colourful Pike Place Market

Seattle - UK

Day
10

Your holiday ends this morning. You can explore more of Seattle independently with extra nights.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
11

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Things to note

Cosmos, in partnership with US charity Tourism Cares, has funded the protection of wildlife in YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, which you will see on this holiday.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

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.

  • Location

    230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Jackson - Mountain Modern Motel

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.

  • Location

    400 W Broadway Jackson, WY USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

West Yellowstone - Brandin' Iron Inn

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 centre, and Internet access.

  • Location

    201 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room

Helena - La Quinta Inn & Suites

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.

  • Location

    701 Washington Street, Helena, MT 59601, USA 

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Kalispell - Red Lion Hotel Kalispell

The Red Lion Hotel is a western escape with welcoming hospitality, and a 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.

  • Location

    20 North Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA 

  • Facilities

    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Spokane - Red Lion River Inn

Hometown hospitality and peaceful river views greet guests at Red Lion River Inn. 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.

  • Location

    700 N Division Spokane, WA USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Seattle - Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

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 centre. Guestrooms feature a flat-screen HDTV, in-room safe, and other standard amenities.

  • Location

    618 John St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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