2018: Geysers to Glaciers with Alaska Cruise (8715)
17 days from Salt Lake City to Seattle
Breathtaking glacier lakes, rugged mountains, stunning waterfalls, fascinating geysers, tremendous slabs of ice breaking off and 'calving' into the sea, and the 'big sky'-these and much more wait for you on this National Parks tour with an Alaska cruise. Your tour starts in Salt Lake City, ends in Seattle, and overnights along the way in Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Helena, Kalispell, Spokane, and aboard Holland America's MS Eurodam. Stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where you'll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone's impressive Upper and Lower 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. In Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains crested with snow most of the year. In Coeur d'Alene, explore the lakefront town and enjoy Lake Coeur d'Alene, a striking lake with a boardwalk perfect for a stroll! On your Alaska cruise, visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria. 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. This National Parks tour also includes sightseeing in Salt Lake City and Seattle, a full day of leisure in Jackson, 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 traveler, this tour is a dream vacation!
SALT LAKE CITY Comfort Inn Downtown Salt Lake City (ST)JACKSON Mountain Modern Hotel (ST) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Yellowstone National Park Lodges (NP)HELENA La Quinta Inn & Suites (ST)KALISPELL Red Lion Hotel Kalispell (F) SPOKANE Red Lion River Inn (F)SEATTLE Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center (ST)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America's MS Eurodam
|Call (203) 238-1251 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13597411|
|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Salt Lake City||Welcome to Salt Lake City! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.|
|Day 2||Jackson||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 with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Free time to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. (B)|
|Day 3||Yellowstone National Park||This morning, visit magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America's last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in America's first national park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.|
|Day 4||Yellowstone 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.|
|Day 5||Helena||Take the west exit out of the park and 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 great Western town of Ennis. Overnight in Helena, 'Queen City of the Rockies.'|
|Day 6||Kalispell||Today, we make our way to Missoula, a major lumber center and home of the U.S. Forest Service and the Smokejumpers' training center. Stop by the VISITOR CENTER at the 18,450-acre National Bison Range, and watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Continue along the shores of Flathead Lake, lined with cherry orchards and one of America's largest freshwater lakes. (CB)|
|Day 7||Kalispell||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. |
|Day 8||Spokane||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the Ice Age. There are more than 55 lakes, but none more scenic than Lake Coeur d'Alene itself. There's time to explore this lakefront town on your own before continuing to Spokane, Washington, for the night.|
|Day 9||Seattle||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 colorful Pike Place Market.|
|Day 10||Seattle||Embark your cruise ship. (D)|
|Day 11||Cruising: At Sea||A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship's many amenities. (B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Juneau||Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)|
|Day 13||SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY||This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea. (B,L,D)|
|Day 14||Sitka||Charming Sitka was capital of Russian America for 100 years. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, meet Native Tlingit people, and see where the U.S. took possession of Alaska. (B,L,D)|
|Day 15||Ketchikan||Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed 'Salmon Capital of the World' boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)|
|Day 16||Victoria||A touch of England awaits in Victoria: Afternoon Tea at the grandiose Empress Hotel, double-decker buses, and the world-famous Butchart Gardens-a brilliant tapestry of colors spread over 50 blooming acres. (B,L,D)|
|Day 17||Seattle||Disembark this morning and transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.Pricing is based on inside category J, upgrade to an outside category D for $430, or a verandah cabin category VB from $563 to $875.Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $460 to $465, depending on date, are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement: from $1,955 based on date and cabin category.Triple Room Reduction per person: from $320 based on date and cabin category.Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available
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