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Montana and Glacier National Park

Featuring the Gates of the Mountains and Going-to-the-Sun Road

August 6 - 13, 2021

 

Itinerary       Pricing       Inclusions

   

 

August 6: Arrive in Spokane, Washington

Spokane is Washington's second-largest city but retains a "small town" ambiance. The downtown area is especially attractive with Riverfront Park and Spokane Falls. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 PM in the lobby with dining suggestions.

August 7: Wallace, Idaho and Kalispell, Montana

Wallace, Idaho, is an old mining town and is one of the few places where the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has one of the best collections of turn-of-the-century architecture in the Pacific Northwest. There are several interesting museums that offer a glimpse into the fascinating history of the area. Continue into Montana and travel along the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, Flathead Lake. More than 28 miles long, it occupies a trough dredged out by a great glacier about 12,000 years ago.

Meals: B, D

August 8: Glacier National Park

Welcome to Glacier National Park! Founded in 1910, the park is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. The vistas seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road, named one of the top 100 scenic drives, are breathtaking and a photographer’s paradise. The best way to travel is via the Red Buses whose drivers are known as “Jammers.” The antique red buses are both a symbol of the park and a reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style. The name “jammer” is carried over from the days when the buses had standard transmissions and the drivers could be heard “jamming” the gears as they drove up and down the rugged mountainous highway.

Meals: B, D

August 9: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Travel north into Canada to Waterton Lakes National Park and embark on a boat cruise of Upper Waterton Lake, with its deep scenic bays, sheer vertical mountains and beautiful wilderness surroundings. In the afternoon, visit the Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in the world.

Meals: B, L

August 10: Browning and Great Falls

Browning is headquarters for the Blackfeet Indians. Visit the Museum of the Plains Indian and its’ collection of cultural artifacts and exhibits. Then travel to Great Falls, an area that held great significance for the Lewis & Clark Expedition and visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The explorers were forced to spend nearly a month around the falls in June 1805. Much of the Missouri River in this area is as it was when Lewis and Clark first viewed it over 200 years ago.

Meals: B, D

August 11: The Gates of the Mountain Cruise

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on a journey to the Gates of the Mountains. This historical boat trip along the Missouri River traverses spectacular cliffs towering 1,200 feet on either side.

Meals: B

August 12: Bison Range and Flathead Lake Cruise

This morning a stop is made at the National Bison Range, an 18,500 acre range home to 350-500 American bison. Along with the bison, be on the look-out for the elk, antelope and bighorn sheep that also inhabit the range. In Polson, climb aboard The Shadow Cruiser for a narrated cruise on scenic Flathead Lake. The largest natural freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes, Flathead Lake’s breathtaking splendor is sure to please. Return to Missoula for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager.

Meals: B, D

August 13: Travel Home

Following breakfast a group transfer to the Missoula Airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m.

Meal: B

 

 

 

Tour Rates

Based on Double Occupancy:

From $2,998 pp

Single Supplement: +$1,289

 

Tour Activity Level

Easy 1 2 3 4 5 Active

 

Highlights:

• 12 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
• Round trip airport transfers
• Visit the historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, the “Silver Capital of the World”
• Spend 2 nights at the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier
• Travel the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in a “Jammer” Red Bus through Glacier National Park
• Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Upper Waterton Lake in Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park
• Have lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel in a romantic alpine chalet atmosphere
• Visit the Museum of the Plains Indians on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation
• Trace the footsteps of the two of the nation’s greatest explorers at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
• Embark on a historical boat cruise on the Missouri River to the Gates of the Mountain
• Visit the capital city of Helena and spend free time in the Last Chance Gulch area
• Witness the abundant wildlife at the National Bison Range, an 18,500 acre range home to 350-500 American bison
• Take to the water aboard The Shadow Cruiser for a narrated cruise on scenic Flathead Lake the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes
• $40 in Mayflower Money

 

Hotel Accommodations
Day One – DoubleTree Hotel, Spokane, Washington
Day Two – Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, Montana
Days Three and Four – Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, Montana
Day Five – Hampton Inn, Great Falls, Montana
Days Six and Seven – Best Western PLUS Grant Creek Inn, Missoula,
Montana

 

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Spokane is $249, and in Missoula is $299, tax included.


*All pricing and inclusions subject to change and based on availability. Airfare not included in above pricing.

 

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) – $150 per person land only

This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Cancellation Charges Without Traveler’s Protection Plan (TPP)
• 61 days and more – deposit amount
• 60 – 31 days – 20% of the tour cost
• 30 – 15 days – 30% of the tour cost
• 14 – 1 day prior – 40% of the tour cost
• Day of departure or early departure from tour – 100% of the tour cost
No refund on unused portion

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

 

 

 

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