National Parks: Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone with Mary Rose

Jun 28-Jul 8, 2018 / 11 DAYS

Uncover the beauty and variety of North America’s national parks.

Take in the highlights of some of North America’s most alluring national parks on this immersive, multi-country journey. Discover breathtaking wildlif…

Your package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Calgary Tower, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Glacier National Park, Old Faithful, The Grand Tetons

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1 hour daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and ice, with some steep inclines and …

Itinerary

Map of tour of the United States

Calgary, Alberta / 1 NIGHT

Jun 28: Arrival in Calgary

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Canada! Arrive at your hotel in Calgary and settle in before getting to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Banff, Alberta / 3 NIGHTS

Jun 29: Sightseeing tour of Calgary

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Head out on a sightseeing coach tour of Calgary, a lively city that served as the site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. • Enjoy panoramic city views from the observation deck at the top of Calgary Tower • Drive by City Hall, Canada Olympic Park and the winding Bow River • Make a photo stop at the vast Calgary Stampede grounds, where an annual festival and tournament-style rodeo are hosted Later, drive into the mountains to get to know Banff’s dramatic landscapes as you explore on your own.

Jun 30: Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

Included meals: Breakfast

Journey into Banff National Park to Lake Louise, a mirror-like glacial lake known as Canada’s “diamond in the wilderness.” • Discover a landscape rich in wildlife and history • Stroll along the glittering shores of Lake Louise and take in staggering vistas of the towering Victoria Glacier • Visit the grand Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, an iconic hotel located on the lake’s eastern shore Later this afternoon, explore on your own or add an excursion.

Jul 01: Free day in Banff

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Banff to explore on your own or add an excursion.

Glacier County, Montana / 1 NIGHT

Jul 02: Glacier County via Waterton Lakes National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer into the United States to Montana today. Before crossing the border, stop to admire some of Alberta’s scenic gems. • Drive south to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO-listed site that serves as a telling remnant from the time of the First Nations people • Continue on to Waterton Lakes National Park, a picturesque area dotted with rugged mountains and dense wilderness  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the charming Prince of Wales Hotel, which is perched on a bluff and flanked by a curtain of mountains

Missoula, Montana / 1 NIGHT

Jul 03: Missoula via Glacier National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hop in a Red Jammer car and make your way along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a national landmark considered to be one of the world’s most scenic drives. (Please note: Activities in Glacier National Park may vary depending on the season and weather conditions.) • Marvel at cedar forests, rocky cliffs, and glacial lakes as you wind your way through Glacier National Park, which makes up a portion of the UNESCO-listed International Peace Park • Appreciate the wilderness of the park and take in the sight of melting glaciers that experts estimate will be gone within the coming decades  Then, take in views of the changing landscape as you continue on to Missoula for dinner. (Please note: Early June and September departures may overnight in Kalispell instead of Missoula.)

Yellowstone Region, Montana / 2 NIGHTS

Jul 04: Transfer to the Yellowstone Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer through Montana to the town of West Yellowstone today, and enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own.

Jul 05: Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Drive into Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, designated the world’s first national park in 1872, to discover its unique landscape and vast array of animal life with a local guide leading the way. • Make a photo stop at the Fountain Paint Pot, a colorful, geothermal mudpot located in the Lower Geyser Basin  • Stroll along the boardwalks around Old Faithful, a famous, frequently erupting cone-type geyser that reaches between 100 and 200 feet high • Head to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which was created by the erosive forces of water thousands of years ago • Stop at the canyon’s Upper and Lower Falls for sweeping perspectives of the area at Inspiration Point and Artist Point • Drive further north to spend free time at the ethereal, terraced Mammoth Hot Springs before making your way back to West Yellowstone

Jackson, Wyoming / 2 NIGHTS

Jul 06: Jackson via Grand Teton National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a scenic drive to Jackson, one of the West’s premier arts communities. Stop along the way for photo ops in Grand Teton National Park, an area that has a human history dating back over 10,000 years. • Explore the Grand Tetons, the youngest mountain range in the Rockies • Try to spot elk, coyotes, black bears, wolves, bison and the elusive mountain lion Upon arrival in Jackson, take a free afternoon to explore on your own.

Jul 07: Free day in Jackson

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a full free day in Jackson or add excursions. Then, say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Jul 08: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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