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Glories of the West

 


Four Exclusive Departures Only!
June 14 - 26, July 12 - 24
August 9 - 21,
& September 6 - 18, 2011
Limited to only 30 passengers!


DAY
Day 1
Depart Chicago (D)
  Guests depart Chicago bound for Utah. There is a welcome reception and dinner as we roll west over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in great comfort and style.
Day 2 Overnight Moab, UT (B,L,AT)
  All day is spent traversing the stunning Colorado Rockies with an afternoon arrival in Grand Junction, Colorado. The highlight today is awe- inspiring Glenwood Canyon. We begin our two night stay at the superb Red Cliffs Resort overlooking the Colorado River, a resort so remarkable many consider it the highlight of their holiday. Transfer to the hotel is included.
Day 3 Overnight Moab, UT
(B,D)
  We tour Arches National park this morning, with the afternoon free to enjoy the resort. The forces of nature have acted in concert to create the landscape of Arches, which contain the greatest density of natural arches in the world, over 2100 amazing formations of varying colors. Tonight is our welcome dinner at Red Cliffs Resort.
Day 4 Overnight Salt Lake City
(B)
  Today's highlight is a visit to Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. After another spectacular day of scenery, we drive north to Salt Lake City where rooms await at the acclaimed Little America Hotel.
Day 5 Jackson Hole
(B,L)
  After breakfast, we depart for Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Wonder at this spectacular landscape, rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes and extraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Range contrasts with the horizontal sage covered valley and glacial lakes at their base, creating world-renowned scenery that attracts nearly four million visitors per year. Check into the superbly located 49er Inn to begin our two- night stay. There is time tonight to enjoy Jackson Hole, including the fabled Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
Day 6 Jackson Hole
(B,D)
  After breakfast, we enjoy a morning float trip on the Snake River with the backdrop of the most impressive mountain range in North America, the Grand Tetons. The afternoon is free to explore quaint downtown Jackson and we highly recommend a visit to the storied Silver Dollar Bar. Tonight an old-west treat, an outdoor cowboy cookout with a great view of the Grand Teton Range.
Day 7 Yellowstone
B
  We drive north to Yellowstone. America's first National Park, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. This afternoon we check into the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, located inside Yellowstone National Park. (B)
Day 8 Yellowstone
B
  Today we see all of Yellowstone's majesty with Upper & Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. You will want your camera handy since today is a visual feast of unequaled splendor. (B)
Day 9 Fairmont Hot Springs (B,D)
  Another pretty day as we drive north to picturesque Fairmont Hot Springs, the perfect midtrip indulgence. Admission to the soothing hot springs is included and there is a fine spa as well as a range of outdoor activities.
Day 10 Friday Glacier Park (B)
  A beautiful day as we travel into Glacier National Park with an afternoon visit to Many Glacier, surrounded by the high peaks of the Lewis Range. Overnight is spent at the quaint Izaak Walton Inn, a small hotel of great charm built by the Great Northern Railroad midway between West Glacier and East Glacier National Park. The lovely hotel, on the Main Line of the Burlington Northern Railroad is far and away the best lodge in Glacier National Park with superb food and an intimate scale.
Day 11 Glacier Park (B,D)
  The Big Day! We depart this morning aboard one of the famed red open-air 'jammer buses for a spellbinding day that finds us traversing the breathtaking 'Going to the Sun' Highway over the Continental Divide. Later today, shimmering Lake McDonald where an early evening boat cruise is included. Many of our passengers rate this the prettiest day of the entire tour which is saying quite a lot. Overnight at the Issak Walton Inn.
Day 12 All Aboard! (B,L,D)
  After breakfast, guests depart right from Glacier Park Lodge aboard the ‘Great Western Limited’ which makes a special stop at the hotel. Tonight is our Farewell Dinner as we speed east to Chicago.
Day 13 Journey Home (B,L)
  The ‘Great Western Limited’ arrives in St. Paul Milwaukee and Chicago today. Easy connection with other points can be made in Chicago and we offer attractive hotel add-on rates for added convenience.(Included meals are noted)

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