Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country Escorted Tour
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Group Size: Large Group
Tour Type: General
Physical Demands: Low
Departure date: 06/27/2019
Return date: 07/06/2019
Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour through Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Washington Wine Country, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, and Spokane. A tour highlight is stunning Glacier National Park with its pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll board a vintage 1930s red Jammer bus and drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person!
Day 1-2 : SEATTLE–MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK–WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY
Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
This morning, visit MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK for breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak. Arrive in Washington’s wine country and visit a WINERY for a tour and tasting.
Day 3 : WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY–LEWISTON. EXCURSION TO HELLS CANYON
Cross into Idaho and travel along the Snake River on the same route as Lewis & Clark. Today brings an exciting CRUISE into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge. Hugging the borders of Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim-rocks, and breathtaking vistas. See ancient petroglyphs left by the Nez Perce Indians and enjoy your captain’s folklore tales. Watch for deer and bighorn sheep, then enjoy a BARBECUE LUNCH along the river, where you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings.
Day 4 : LEWISTON–COEUR D’ALENE
This morning, visit NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK and learn about the people who have called this home since the beginning of time. Continue to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing CRUISE. Tonight, why not explore the quaint downtown area of Coeur d’Alene with its shops, restaurants, and galleries?
Day 5 : COEUR D’ALENE–WALLACE–WHITEFISH
Depart Coeur d’Alene and stop in Wallace and tour the SIERRA SILVER MINE, where you’ll travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. Continue your travel today along the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake to Whitefish for a 3-night stay. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a guided tour of the CONRAD MANSION, which explores the historic elegance of a bygone era.
Day 6 : WHITEFISH. EXCURSION TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
A full day to explore the wonders of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Board the vintage RED JAMMER buses that 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 wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged mountain peaks, deep-green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape.
Day 7-8 : WHITEFISH–SANDPOINT–SPOKANE
This morning, enjoy a GONDOLA ride to the top of Whitefish Mountain for fantastic views and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Maybe play a round of golf, browse the art galleries and boutiques, or just relax at your resort. This evening, enjoy a cowboy sing-along and an old-fashioned WESTERN RANCH BARBECUE.
Today, stop in pretty Sandpoint, where there’s time to browse the boutiques and galleries. Travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Washington. End the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to walk along the banks of the Spokane River or ride the Gondola Skyride over some of the area’s waterfalls.
Day 9-10 : SPOKANE–LEAVENWORTH–SEATTLE
Depart Spokane and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where there’s time to stroll the charming streets of town, visit the Nutcracker Museum, or sample local fare. Arrive in Seattle later this afternoon. This evening, toast new friends as you admire fabulous waterfront views at a festive farewell dinner.
Your vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.