Discover Glacier National Park – Nature’s Masterpiece

Trips & Tours // Western Adventures // 7 Days

Culture/History, National Parks, Eco/Nature/Garden

Western Leisure


Discover Glacier National Park – Nature’s Masterpiece

Experience nature on a grand scale as you spend seven days exploring Northern Idaho and Montana with a focus on Glacier National Park!

Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Step back in time through historic towns, lodges, transportation, and stories of the people who made this rugged country their home. Discover what awaits you in Glacier National Park!

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Spokane
  • Historic Wallace Idaho
  • Smokejumpers Base
  • Scenic Float Trip on the Flathead River
  • Glacier National Park
  • Historic Many Glacier Hotel
  • Scenic Cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake & Lake Josephine
  • Red Jammer Touring Cars & Going to the Sun Road
  • Silver Mountain
  • Lake Coeur D' Alene

Day 1 – Arrive Spokane 
Fly into Spokane, Washington today and transfer to your hotel by shuttle.  Upon arrival at the Red Lion, located on the banks of the Spokane River and in the heart of downtown, meet your Western Leisure tour director who will assist with hotel check in and information on how to spend your free time.  This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow passengers. Hotel RL, Spokane, WA  (D)

Day 2 – Wallace - Missoula

This morning depart Spokane and travel east into Idaho to the historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho where every building in town is listed in the U.S. National Historic Register.  Enjoy the Sierra Silver Mine tour which offers a rare and exciting opportunity to personally experience the underground world of mining in the richest silver district on earth.  Enjoy lunch at the historic Jameson Hotel, then continue your journey eastward entering Montana for touring of the Smokejumpers Base Aerial Fire Depot near Missoula.  Forest Service Smokejumpers give guided tours of the base and offer firsthand accounts of firefighting and smokejumping.  Arrive at your hotel in Missoula with the evening free for dinner on own. BW Plus Grant Creek Inn, Missoula, MT  (B,L)

Day 3 – Big Fork – Flathead River – Glacier

Depart Missoula and enter the Flathead Indian Reservation with a stop at the St. Ignatius Mission.  This National Historic Site was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries.  Adorning its walls and ceilings are 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano, a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook and handyman.  Continue north to the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake for a scatter lunch on own in Big Fork, the “Village by the Bay,” which is home to wonderful art galleries and restaurants.  This afternoon get your first taste of Glacier Country as you enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  You'll pass through a steep walled canyon and see where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead come together to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. This is a relaxing trip for all ages.  After a fun filled experience, continue along the boundary of Glacier NP on the way Many Glacier Hotel located on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake.  This beautiful Swiss style lodge was constructed in 1915 and is now a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience.  Dinner included. Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, MT  (B,D)

Day 4 – Many Glacier

See and feel the grandeur that makes Glacier National Park "The Crown of the Continent." Board the sightseeing boat "Chief Two Guns" for a cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake, then take a short 300 yard walk over the hill to Lake Josephine. Here the "Morning Eagle" awaits your arrival for a cruise on this pristine lake.  After a morning filled with stunning beauty, return to Many Glacier Lodge with the rest of the day free to enjoy the scenery, do some optional activities or just relax and soak it all in.  Your guide will assist with optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, jeep tours, canoeing, etc. Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, MT  (B)

Day 5 – Going to the Sun

Today experience Glacier National Park via the world famous "Going to the Sun Road," amid magnificent snow-capped peaks, gleaming lakes, and the virgin forests of the McDonald Valley.  First, travel to beautiful St. Mary Valley, then board vintage Red Jammer Touring Cars that will take you on a 52-mile drive that crests the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and is famous for its majestic mountains and deep valley floors.  After a stunning ride, stop at Lake McDonald Lodge located on the west side of the park with free time to explore and have lunch on you own.  Optional boat cruises on Lake McDonald are available.  Continue to the small town of Kalispell and your hotel with the evening free. Red Lion, Kalispell, MT  (B)

Day 6 – Silver Mountain - Coeur d’Alene

After breakfast, depart and travel west returning to Idaho.  Arrive at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg and enjoy a Scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Silver Mountain on North America's longest gondola, a 3.1 mile journey from Kellogg to the Mountain House.  Enjoy fresh mountain air, nature's beauty and a delicious lunch at the top.  This afternoon arrive at “the most picturesque lake of them all,” Lake Coeur D' Alene, with a little free time to explore the fun lakeside village.  After this exciting day, it is just a short drive to your hotel in Spokane. Tonight, join the group for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.  Hotel RL, Spokane, WA (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Home

This morning, transfer to the Spokane Airport for your flights home.  (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
D
S
T
June 25, 2017 Sold Out Guaranteed$1,995$2,680$1,815
August 24, 2017 Available Guaranteed$1,995$2,680$1,815
June 20, 2018 Available Guaranteed$2,055$2,785$1,835

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Spokane, WA by 3:00pm via Spokane Airport (GEG)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Spokane, WA after Anytime via Spokane Airport (GEG)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 100.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 30 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Required 30 days prior to departure

 Transportation by Motorcoach
 Services of a professional Tour Director
 Airport transfers on arrival and departure
 6 Nights Accommodations
 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners
 Admissions as listed in the itinerary
 Luggage Handling - one suitcase per person
 Gratuity for included meals

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Spokane 
Fly into Spokane, Washington today and transfer to your hotel by shuttle.  Upon arrival at the Red Lion, located on the banks of the Spokane River and in the heart of downtown, meet your Western Leisure tour director who will assist with hotel check in and information on how to spend your free time.  This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow passengers. Hotel RL, Spokane, WA  (D)

Day 2 – Wallace - Missoula

This morning depart Spokane and travel east into Idaho to the historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho where every building in town is listed in the U.S. National Historic Register.  Enjoy the Sierra Silver Mine tour which offers a rare and exciting opportunity to personally experience the underground world of mining in the richest silver district on earth.  Enjoy lunch at the historic Jameson Hotel, then continue your journey eastward entering Montana for touring of the Smokejumpers Base Aerial Fire Depot near Missoula.  Forest Service Smokejumpers give guided tours of the base and offer firsthand accounts of firefighting and smokejumping.  Arrive at your hotel in Missoula with the evening free for dinner on own. BW Plus Grant Creek Inn, Missoula, MT  (B,L)

Day 3 – Big Fork – Flathead River – Glacier

Depart Missoula and enter the Flathead Indian Reservation with a stop at the St. Ignatius Mission.  This National Historic Site was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries.  Adorning its walls and ceilings are 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano, a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook and handyman.  Continue north to the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake for a scatter lunch on own in Big Fork, the “Village by the Bay,” which is home to wonderful art galleries and restaurants.  This afternoon get your first taste of Glacier Country as you enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  You'll pass through a steep walled canyon and see where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead come together to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. This is a relaxing trip for all ages.  After a fun filled experience, continue along the boundary of Glacier NP on the way Many Glacier Hotel located on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake.  This beautiful Swiss style lodge was constructed in 1915 and is now a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience.  Dinner included. Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, MT  (B,D)

Day 4 – Many Glacier

See and feel the grandeur that makes Glacier National Park "The Crown of the Continent." Board the sightseeing boat "Chief Two Guns" for a cruise on Swiftcurrent Lake, then take a short 300 yard walk over the hill to Lake Josephine. Here the "Morning Eagle" awaits your arrival for a cruise on this pristine lake.  After a morning filled with stunning beauty, return to Many Glacier Lodge with the rest of the day free to enjoy the scenery, do some optional activities or just relax and soak it all in.  Your guide will assist with optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, jeep tours, canoeing, etc. Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, MT  (B)

Day 5 – Going to the Sun

Today experience Glacier National Park via the world famous "Going to the Sun Road," amid magnificent snow-capped peaks, gleaming lakes, and the virgin forests of the McDonald Valley.  First, travel to beautiful St. Mary Valley, then board vintage Red Jammer Touring Cars that will take you on a 52-mile drive that crests the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and is famous for its majestic mountains and deep valley floors.  After a stunning ride, stop at Lake McDonald Lodge located on the west side of the park with free time to explore and have lunch on you own.  Optional boat cruises on Lake McDonald are available.  Continue to the small town of Kalispell and your hotel with the evening free. Red Lion, Kalispell, MT  (B)

Day 6 – Silver Mountain - Coeur d’Alene

After breakfast, depart and travel west returning to Idaho.  Arrive at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg and enjoy a Scenic Gondola Ride to the top of Silver Mountain on North America's longest gondola, a 3.1 mile journey from Kellogg to the Mountain House.  Enjoy fresh mountain air, nature's beauty and a delicious lunch at the top.  This afternoon arrive at “the most picturesque lake of them all,” Lake Coeur D' Alene, with a little free time to explore the fun lakeside village.  After this exciting day, it is just a short drive to your hotel in Spokane. Tonight, join the group for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.  Hotel RL, Spokane, WA (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Home

This morning, transfer to the Spokane Airport for your flights home.  (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

 Transportation by Motorcoach
 Services of a professional Tour Director
 Airport transfers on arrival and departure
 6 Nights Accommodations
 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners
 Admissions as listed in the itinerary
 Luggage Handling - one suitcase per person
 Gratuity for included meals



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