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Iconic National Parks of the American & Canadian Rockies

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,595 per person
Yellowstone National Park

Countries Visited

USA, Canada

Locations Visited

Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Old Faithful Geyser of California, Yell… more Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Old Faithful Geyser of California, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park West, Banff, Calgary
  1. Day 1 Arrive Jackson (2 Nights)

    The Old West gateway to Yellowstone and the Tetons launches our epic journey through towering mountain ranges and inspiring landscapes. Check in to your Jackson hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  2. Day 2 Jackson Sightseeing

    Admire the dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park by raft as you float down the Snake River, keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears. You'll visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, featuring pieces that date back as far as 2500 b.c. Then, walk through the town's signature elk-antler arches in Town Square as you enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, indulge in a true taste of cowboy life, joining your companions for a Regional Meal at a local camp, paired with stories and music.

    meals Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  3. Day 3 Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks – West Yellowstone (2 Nights)

    Learn about the Mormon settlers who battled the harsh conditions of Jackson Hole to sustain their community in Mormon Row, an Historic District we'll have an opportunity to visit as we chart our course through Grand Teton National Park. Travel along the scenic Teton Park Road and stop at the Colter Bay Visitor's Center to view a collection of American Indian artefacts. Arriving in Yellowstone National Park, you'll pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. Encounter first-hand Yellowstone's spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about this geothermal wonderland.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
  4. Day 4 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

    Our day begins the expansive landscapes of Hayden Valley, home to herds of bison, scattered elk and the occasional grizzly bear. Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Springs, admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces, resembling frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.

    meals Full Breakfast
  5. Day 5 West Yellowstone – Missoula

    Big Sky Country beckons next as we travel through Montana and stop at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Gain insights into the heritage of cowboys and cattlemen at this working ranch which celebrates the Western cattle industry. Our final stop in Glacier Country today is the Western Montana township of Missoula where we'll visit the Smokejumper Visitor Center and training base. Join a Local Specialist who will reveal how the highly trained smokejumpers parachute into remote areas of national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hilton Garden Inn
  6. Day 6 Missoula – Whitefish (2 Nights)

    Enter UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent and the world's first International Peace Park. Cross the park along its scenic Southern Road, keeping an eye out for its resident bears. Stop at Goat Lick Overlook to see if you can spot the mountain goats that flock to the river to lick the surrounding mineral-laden cliffs.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge
  7. Day 7 Glacier National Park Sightseeing

    Journey deep into the Rockies this morning, weaving through spectacular glacial landscapes and mountain scenery on board the park's original renovated red "jammers" (buses). Cross the Continental Divide in vintage style, winding along the Going-to-the-Sun Road past such iconic sites as Rising Sun and Logan Pass.

    meals Full Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Whitefish – Banff (2 Nights)

    We venture across the Canadian border this morning and head to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Meet a Blackfoot Native and Local Specialist who'll take you back to a time when brave hunters would dress up as coyotes and drive herds of buffalo over the cliff. We'll continue north to another UNESCO-listed site, Banff National Park, where tonight we'll stay in the township of Lake Louise.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Canalta Lodge
  9. Day 9 Banff National Park Sightseeing

    Embark on a spiritual encounter with the iconic and unexpected highlights of Banff National Park. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Rockies", as you gaze into its vivid reflection of Victoria Glacier should you choose to take a Lakeshore Trail walk. Connect with the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Then, visit Banff where you'll have some free time to explore its art galleries and cafés before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Banff – 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.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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

Dates & Prices
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Trusted Customer
Travel date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Service
Great itinerary and TD.
Vacation
Well done tour...........
Benjamin Fisher
Travel date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Service
The Geysers and Glaciers tour was outstanding. Our tour guide Dave and bus driver Dave were excellent and really helped make the trip enjoyable!
Vacation
We got to see and experience a lot of amazing things for the price.
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