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Geysers to Glaciers with Alaska Cruise (87152017)

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Tour Length: 18 Days
Countries Visited: United States
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Tour Type:
 National Parks Tours
Tour Category: Other Cosmos Tours
Tour Operator: Cosmos Tours
Tour Code: 8715-2017
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Title
Geysers to Glaciers with Alaska Cruise

Vacation Overview
Breathtaking glacier lakes, rugged mountains, stunning waterfalls, fascinating geysers, tremendous slabs of ice breaking off and “calving” into the sea, and the “big sky”—these and much more wait for you on this National Parks tour with an Alaska cruise. Your tour starts in Salt Lake City, ends in Seattle, and overnights along the way in Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Helena, Kalispell, Spokane, and aboard Holland America’s MS Eurodam. Stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Upper and Lower Falls. Witness Old Faithful Geyser as it explodes into the air and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you travel the park. In Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains crested with snow most of the year. In Coeur d’Alene, explore the lakefront town and enjoy Lake Coeur d’Alene, a striking lake with a boardwalk perfect for a stroll! On your Alaska cruise, visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria. A highlight of this western National Parks tour is your ride on the vintage Red Jammer bus in Glacier National Park, with its pristine forests, jagged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, witness stunning scenery along the way. This National Parks tour also includes sightseeing in Salt Lake City and Seattle, a full day of leisure in Jackson, and a stop at the National Bison Range with a chance to watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Scenic drives will let you discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country. For the value-minded traveler, this tour is a dream vacation!

Vacation Type
y

 

Guides
Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s MS Eurodam.

Hotels


SALT LAKE CITY
Comfort Inn Downtown Salt Lake City (ST)

JACKSON
Painted Buffalo Inn (ST)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Yellowstone National Park Lodges (NP)

HELENA
La Quinta Inn & Suites (ST)

KALISPELL
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell (F)

SPOKANE
Red Lion River Inn (F)

SEATTLE
Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center (ST)

ALASKA CRUISE
Holland America’s MS Eurodam

Meals
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transportation
Transportation:Red Jammer buses on Going-to-the-Sun Road; Holland America’s MS Eurodam; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 
Day 1:
Salt Lake City. Welcome to Salt Lake City! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2:
Salt Lake City–Jackson. Salt Lake City is magnificently set on the edge of a salt desert and surrounded by mountains and forests. This is the center of the Mormon religion, where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” Our orientation tour will show you the best of the vibrant capital of Utah, including Temple Square with its impressive six-spired temple and adjacent tabernacle. Continue north to the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show. (B)

Day 3:
Jackson. Today is at leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take a scenic float trip down the Snake River. In the afternoon, explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. This evening, stroll along the old-time boardwalks and have supper at a swing-door saloon. (CB)

Day 4:
Jackson–Grand Teton National Park–Yellowstone National Park. This morning, visit magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in America’s first national park, Yellowstone. (CB)

Day 5:
Yellowstone National Park. Today you will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its Upper and Lower Falls. Watch for herds of bison, and view many of Yellowstone’s geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.

Day 6:
Yellowstone National Park–Helena. Take the west exit out of the park and continue through Montana’s Big Sky Country. Travel past bison, see bighorn sheep and elk habitat, and take in views of Hebgen Lake with its crystal-blue water and picture–perfect mountain backdrop. Marvel at the forces of nature unleashed at Quake Lake and visit the CANYON EARTHQUAKE LAKE VISITORS CENTER, where the results of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the ghostly shadows of the trees and cabins in the bottom of the lake are visible below the enormous rockslide. Finally, drive through the incredible Madison River valley, where “big sky” comes to life and you will discover the great Western town of Ennis. Overnight in Helena, “Queen City of the Rockies.”

Day 7:
Helena–Missoula–Kalispell. Today we make our way to Missoula, a major lumber center and home of the U.S. Forest Service and the Smokejumpers’ training center. Stop by the VISITOR CENTER at the 18,450-acre National Bison Range, and watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Continue along the shores of Flathead Lake, lined with cherry orchards and one of America’s freshwater lakes. (CB)

Day 8:
Kalispell–Glacier National Park–Going-to-the-Sun Road–Kalispell. A highlight awaits as you board the famous vintage RED JAMMER BUSES that will 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 geographical wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged peaks, deep-green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape.

Day 9:
Kalispell–Coeur d’Alene–Spokane. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the Ice Age. There are more than 55 lakes, but none more scenic than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself. There’s time to explore this lakefront town on your own before continuing to Spokane, Washington, for the night.

Day 10:
Spokane–Seattle. This morning we make our way to Seattle, the “Emerald City.” This afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space Needle, and a stop at the colorful Pike Place Market.

Day 11:
Seattle (Embarkation). Embark your cruise ship. (D)

Day 12:
Cruising: at Sea. A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. (B,L,D)

Day 13:
Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)

Day 14:
Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay. This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. (B,L,D)

Day 15:
Sitka. Charming Sitka was capital of Russian America for 100 years. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, meet Native Tlingit people, and see where the U.S. took possession of Alaska. (B,L,D)

Day 16:
Ketchikan. Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)

Day 17:
Victoria. A touch of England awaits in Victoria: Afternoon Tea at the grandiose Empress Hotel, double-decker buses, and the world-famous Butchart Gardens—a brilliant tapestry of colors spread over 50 blooming acres. (B,L,D)

Day 18:
Seattle (Disembarkation). Disembark this morning and transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

 
         
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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

City Highlights
Sightseeing:In Seattle, orientation tour in Salt Lake City, Canyon Earthquake Lake Visitors Center, National Bison Range Visitors Center, and the Red Jammer buses. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Notes
NOTE:Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

Scenic Highlights
Scenic Highlights:Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Montana’s Big Sky Country, Hebgen Lake, Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park, Going-to-the-Sun Road, and Coeur d’Alene.

Ship
MS Eurodam

 

Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2017 early booking. All tours will be open for 2017 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2016. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Pricing is based on inside category J, upgrade to an outside category D for $425, or a verandah cabin category VB from $667 to $875.Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $468 to $479, depending on date, are not included in cruise price.Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement: from $1,800 based on date and cabin category.Triple Room Reduction per person: from $285 based on date and cabin category.Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available

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