Geysers to Glaciers


  • 10 days

  • Western USA

  • Steady pace

Tour : 8710

Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

From

£1,841 pp

Tour only

Based on 27th Aug 2020

From

£3,270 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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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 visit to the Smokejumper’s Visitor Center for an in-depth guided tour of the jump base. Scenic drives will let you discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country.

For the value-minded traveler, this tour is the perfect vacation!

Highlights

SALT LAKE CITY Orientation tour

JACKSON Visit the Wild West town

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing; visit the Earthquake Lake Visitors Center

HELENA Sightseeing by trolley

MISSOULA Guided tour of the Smokejumper Visitor Center

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammer buses

WALLACE Guided tour of the Sierra Silver Mine

SEATTLE Sightseeing; visit Pike Place Market

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10% off tour-only prices on Globus-operated tours, or £50pp off Cosmos-operated tours. Offer ends 26 November 2019.

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Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

Single Share available

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts

SALT LAKE CITY

Day
1

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 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.

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–EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER–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 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.

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:

  • 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 provided.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SPOKANE–SEATTLE

Day
9

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.

SEATTLE

Day
10

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

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,841 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£3,270 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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