From The Pacific To The Rockies

Big Sky Ranch

Big Sky Ranch

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Yellowstone Ntl. Park

Yellowstone Ntl. Park

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From The Pacific To The Rockies

S5SEA150

18 days/17 nights

From Seattle to Denver

Visiting

Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Denver, Butte, Kalispell, Missoula, West Yellowstone, Deadwood, Hot Springs, Rapid City, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillete, Coeur d''Alene, 320 Guest Ranch, Badlands National Park, Devils Tower, Glacier National Parl, Mammoth Site, Mount Rushmore, Mt. Rainier National Park, Rocky Mountains National Park, Wounded Knee Museum, Yellowstone National Park

Prices Per Person

Standard Rates
Daily Departures
Category
1 Person

(1 Room)

Single
2 People

(1 Room)

Double
3 People

(1 Room)

Triple
4 People

(1 Room)

Quad
3 People

(2 Rooms)

Sgl & Dbl
4 People

(2 Rooms)

2 Dbls
Daily Departures:
01-Jul-2018 - 31-Aug-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4963
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2587
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1908
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1524
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2717
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$2057
Daily Departures:
01-Sep-2018 - 30-Sep-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4806
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2492
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1828
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1459
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2677
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$2019
Daily Departures:
01-Oct-2018 - 31-Oct-2018
Category:
Standard
1 Person / (1 Room) / Single:
$4113
2 People / (1 Room) / Double:
$2149
3 People / (1 Room) / Triple:
$1589
4 People / (1 Room) / Quad:
$1232
3 People / (2 Rooms) / Sgl & Dbl:
$2211
4 People / (2 Rooms) / 2 Dbls:
$1703

Your Tour Package Includes

17 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 17 Days Hertz Compact Car, Including Unlimited Mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), Taxes, Surcharges & Fees. An Explorer Kit containing Maps, Information, Driving Instructions, Mileage, Sights to See and Detailed Directions to your Hotels.

(B) Compact 2 or 4 dr. - Ford Focus or Similar CCAR / CDAR

  • 2 Adults, 2 Children
  • 1 Large Suitcase,2 Small Suitcases
  • Air Conditioning
  • Duel Airbags
  • Standard for parties of 1 and 2

Optional Inclusions

Rental Car Upgrades. Chose from a Convertible, Luxury Cars and from a Range of Vehicles with Off-Road Capability. Hertz Neverlost In-Car Navigation System. Extra Hotel Nights before and after your Tour, and en-route.

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Parks and Attractions unless otherwise stated. One way $300.00 rental car drop-off charge to be paid locally

Itinerary

Seattle

Seattle

Day 1 | Arrive in Seattle, WA

0.00 miles / 0 km*

Arrive at the airport, pick-up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Seattle is known as the “Emerald City” because of the
green hue of the waters that surround it. Situated between the jagged Olympic Mountains to the west
and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range to the east, the city sits on a narrow strip of land between
Puget Sound and the 18?mile?long Lake Washington. The downtown area of Seattle has many excellent
restaurants. You have two nights to enjoy the Seattle area.

Accommodations: (STD) Quality Inn & Suites or similar (2 Nights)

Day 2 | Seattle

0.00 miles / 0 km*

Today, enjoy all the sights and sounds of Seattle. Much of modern Seattle began in 1962 with the
World’s Fair. It helped spark the creation of the Space Needle, the Seattle Center, the Coliseum, and
other local landmarks. The fair prompted the further development of parks, roads, and transportation
systems. One of the city’s major attractions is the Waterfront. Here you will find shops, restaurants and
the Seattle Aquarium, Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center, and Ye Olde Curiosity. Take the time to visit
Boeing’s Museum and Pike Place Market. The Market, which opened August 17, 1907, is one of the
oldest continually?operated public farmer''s markets in the country. After a long day of walking, relax
on a tour boat and enjoy the views of the city from the waters of Puget Sound.

Mt. Rainier Ntl. Park

Mt. Rainier Ntl. Park

Day 3 | Seattle – Mt. Rainier National Park – Yakima, WA

181.00 miles / 291.29 km*

Via a scenic route the tour continues toward Mount Rainier. This active cascade volcano is encased in
over 35 square miles of snow and glacial ice. The 14,410’ mountain is surrounded by lush old?growth
forests, spectacular subalpine meadows and a National Historic Landmark District. There are a variety
of hiking trails available for all skill levels. Visit the Longmire Museum. Pioneer James Longmire
discovered mineral springs here in 1883 and built Mt. Rainier’s first hotel; his ads for miraculous water
cures helped generate early tourism and a constituency for the creation of the park. Take time for the
easy 0.5?mile (0.8?kilometer) Trail of the Shadows that starts on the opposite side of the main road.
While in Longmire, also visit the Wilderness Information Center for trail and weather information. Drive by Mt. St. Helen where an
earthquake in 1980 preceded her eruption blanketing towns, hundreds of miles away, in volcanic ash and permanently altering
the mountain''s face. Plants and animals in the blast zone were destroyed instantly. Since then, visitors have been able to see the
volcanic cone and surrounding area for a personal look at the damage and recovery process. After visiting the National Park
continue toward Yakima, known as Washington’s wine country, for an overnight stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center or similar (1 Night)

Spokane

Spokane

Day 4 | Yakima – Spokane – Coeur d’Alene, ID

235.00 miles / 378.19 km*

Northwest, this mountain?side city is considered a Mecca of outdoor recreational opportunities. You''ll
find mountains for skiing, hiking and biking, lakes and rivers for swimming, boating and fishing, and
golf courses with challenging holes and unmatched scenery. Broadway performances, intriguing art
galleries, world?class museums and powerful stage performances will capture your imagination. From
eclectic to classic, you can shop in sparkling new malls, renovated historic buildings, unique boutiques
and well?known department stores. And when it’s time for a little refreshment, you''ll find distinctively
regional tastes paired with familiar favorites. Spokane has the recipe for your new favorite meal! Continue to Coeur d’Alene for an
overnight stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Shilo Inn Suites Coeur d’Alene or similar (1 Night)

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

Day 5 | Coeur d’Alene – Kalispell, MT

205.00 miles / 329.91 km*

Get to know the beautiful city of Coeur d’Alene before departing to Kalispell today. Coeur d’Alene is
recognized as the center for business and recreational activities in the Inland Northwest complete with
festivals, fairs, concerts, unique bistros, and elegant restaurants, main street and mall shopping. In the
afternoon, continue to Kalispell. Established in the early 1890s as a result of railway expansion,
Kalispell enjoyed moderate growth throughout the 1900s, serving as the commercial center for much
of the county. Since 2000 however, the city has more than doubled in size and now benefits from a
flourishing art community with more than two dozen art galleries and studios spread throughout the
city. Antique stores and gift shops offer additional opportunity for shopping. The city features two museums: the Hockaday
Museum of Art, featuring exhibits, lectures, classes and events year?round and the 1894 Central School Museum, Kalispell’s first
school, which now serves as an historical museum.

Accommodations: (STD) Best Western Rocky Mountains or similar (2 Nights)

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Day 6 | Kalispell – Glacier National Park – Kalispell, MT

65.00 miles / 104.61 km*

Visit Glacier National Park today. Situated in northwestern Montana and bordering the Canadian
provinces of Alberta and British Columbia to the North and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to the
East, Glacier International Park contains 2,000 square miles of some of the most beautiful and
dramatic natural scenery on the continent. Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges which
are sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies. Comprised of multihued
summits and peaks carved out by ancient glaciers, the mountains of Glacier National Park rise
abruptly from gently rolling plains. Some 762 lakes, dozens of glaciers, and innumerable waterfalls
glisten in forested valleys. A scenic highway crosses the park, making the surrounding beauty accessible to the casual traveler.

Day 7 | Kalispell – Missoula – Butte, MT

243.00 miles / 391.07 km*

This morning, head south on Highway 93 for a stunningly beautiful drive along the shores of Flathead
Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Stop by the city of Missoula for a visit
to the Hellgate Trading Post, which was initially established in 1860 to trade with Indians, miners
traveling through the area, ranchers, and farmers settled in adjoining valleys. Continue via the Pintler
Scenic Byway for a brief stop in the small town of Philipsburg where you can mine for saphires before
continuing to Butte. As a small city nestled in the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, Butte
serves as a springboard to almost 4 million acres of state and federal public land. Butte has great
restaurants, spirited night spots, unique places to visit and a countryside that all of Montana envies; because of its setting, it
provides a wealth of outdoor opportunities.

Accommodations: (STD) Best Western Plus Butte Plaza Inn or similar (1 night)

Big Sky Ranch

Big Sky Ranch

Day 8 | Butte – Big Sky, MT

116.00 miles / 186.68 km*

Leave Butte behind as you travel south to Big Sky, Montana for a memorable two?night stay at the 320
Guest Ranch. Experience a 110 year old homestead, reshaped into a Montana guest ranch. Relive the
early western atmosphere and down?home hospitality, all in one big beautiful, historic property. This
historical guest ranch occupies 320 pristine acres along the Gallatin River amidst Gallatin National
Forest and surrounded by mountains. Depending on your time of arrival you may be able to join some
of the included ranch activities and make plans to be included for the next day’s excitements.

Accommodations: (STD) 320 Guest Ranch or similar (2 Nights)

Day 9 | 320 Guest Ranch, Big Sky, MT

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Today is your to explore and enjoy some of the many activities offered in and around the ranch. Some
of the favorites are fly fishing, horseback riding, hayrides, and hiking in the summer, snowmobiling,
wildlife viewing, and more in the winter. It’s all waiting for you just outside your cabin door. You also
have the option of kicking up your heels and relaxing by lounging about the quieter areas of the ranch.
Dining is always special when you visit the Steak House restaurant and Saloon, located within the
ranch’s property; cowboy?gourmet food and a thoughtfully?selected wine list awaits you there.

Yellowstone Ntl. Park

Yellowstone Ntl. Park

Day 10 | Big Sky – West Yellowstone, MT

50.00 miles / 80.47 km*

After a good night’s rest, continue the journey to West Yellowstone where you will spend two nights.
Yellowstone was the first national park in the world, the example on which parks everywhere are
modeled. One of the most famous park features is Old Faithful. This famous geyser got its name
because of its punctuality and predictability. Eruptions at Old Faithful last anywhere from 1 to 5
minutes, and spray water and steam up to 184 feet vertically. Yellowstone also has freely roaming
herds of buffalo. It also includes the nation''s largest wildlife preserve, an enormous lake, the
Continental Divide, some 10,000 hydrothermal features, and over 1,000 miles of trails. Upon arrival,
choose to do either the Northern or Southern Loop before night fall.

Accommodations: (STD) Yellowstone Lodging* or similar (1 night)
(* 1 night in-park accommodations are offered on a first-come, first served basis depending on availability.
Early booking is essential; otherwise, similar accommodations near the park will be provided)

Day 11 | West Yellowstone – Cody, WY

133.00 miles / 214.04 km*

Today you have the chance to do the remaining Loop which you didn’t do yesterday. This park’s
diversity of attractions is a match for any location on the planet. Explore the interesting park locations
and the hydrothermal features by strolling the boardwalks built over top them. Yellowstone''s wildlife
is as spectacular as the hydrothermal features. Because of the park''s remote location, and because of
its large size, animals roam freely and are able to live in a natural way much as their kind has lived for
centuries. Moose, elk and buffalo are among the most populous of inhabitants. Continue to Cody,
known as “the rodeo capital of the world” for an overnight stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Comfort Inn Buffalo Bill Village Resort or similar (1 Night)

Day 12 | Cody – Gillette, WY

250.00 miles / 402.34 km*

Take this morning to visit Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which is probably the most complete
museum about the American West in the nation. This is actually five museums in one offering a
comprehensive look at the history, art and culture of America’s west. There is The Whitney Gallery of
Western Art, The Plains Indian Museum, The Cody Firearms Museum, The Drapper Museum of
Natural History, and The Harold McCracken Research Library. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a
large and modern facility located near the center of the city. Proceed to Gillette for an overnight stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Best Western Tower West Lodge or similar (1 Night)

Day 13 | Gillette – Devils Tower – Deadwood – Rapid City, SD

183.00 miles / 294.51 km*

Depart Gillet this morning and travel northeast to visit Devils Tower National Monument. The nearly vertical monolith known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Known by
several northern plains tribes as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site of worship for many American Indians.
Your next stop is the historic town of Deadwood. Located in the Black Hills, this old mining town is still
as wild at heart as it was in the 1800s when the outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers ruled the streets.
Today, the entire town is a National Historic Landmark and an ideal place to release your inner outlaw.
Visit Saloon No. 10, famous for being the site where Wild Bill Hicoch was shot to death. Continue to
Rapid City for a two?night stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Mount Rushmore''s Washington Inn or similar (2 Nights)

Big Horn Sheep

Big Horn Sheep

Day 14 | Rapid City – Wounded Knee Museum – Badlands National Park – Rapid City, SD

161.00 miles / 259.1 km*

Depart rapid City this morning for a round trip that will take you through the Badlands National Park
and the neighboring city of Wall for a visit to the Wounded Knee Museum. Millions of years of wind,
water and erosion have created the chiseled spires, deep canyons and jagged buttes of Badlands
National Park. Covering 244,000 acres, Badlands National Park is one of the largest protected mixedgrass
prairies in the United States. The park is home to many species of wildlife including bighorn
sheep, bison, the swift fox and the endangered black?footed ferret. Antelope and deer are commonly
seen roaming near roadways and picnic areas. From here take scenic Route 44 to the Badlands. Take
the first hour to watch the Park’s informational video and tour the exhibit at the Visitor Center; then, drive the 240 Loop Road
(approximately 60min.) making stops as needed for picture taking. Depart the Badlands via I?90 to the historic town of Wall for a
visit to the Wounded Knee Museum. Have lunch at Wollies, a local favorite on the way in. At the Wounded Knee Museum exhibits
and photographs provide a vivid picture of what really happened at the famous battle of Wounded Knee. This narrative museum
offers an authentic recount of the story behind the legendary massacre. Allow at least 2 hours to enjoy this experience before
returning to Rapid City.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Day 15 | Rapid City – Mount Rushmore – Crazy Horse Memorial – Custer State Park – Hot Springs, SD

75.00 miles / 120.7 km*

Start this morning with a visit to Mount Rushmore. The four figures carved in stone represent the first
150 years of American History. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore
Roosevelt are captured in stone as the visionaries who individually contributed to the foundation of
the United States. In addition to the carved granite faces, here you will find an amphitheater,
museum/theater complex, Visitor Orientation Center, Presidential Trail, gift shop, bookstore, and
dining facilities. To complete your Rushmore experience, view the evening lighting ceremony. You
might also consider a visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world’s largest mountain
sculpture in progress. It tells the story in granite of the great and patriotic Native American hero, Crazy Horse, who died in 1877.
The Memorial''s visitor complex includes the 40,000 square foot Welcome Center and theaters, the Indian Museum of North
America, the Native American Educational & Cultural Center, the sculptor’s log home studio and workshop, indoor and outdoor
galleries, museum gift shop, restaurant and snack bar areas and expansive viewing veranda. On your way to Hot Springs for the
night, you may choose to pass by Custer State Park, the second largest State Park in America and home to a variety of wildlife and
magnificent scenery

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Accommodations: (STD) Super 8 Hot Springs or similar (1 Night)

Day 16 | Hot Springs – Mammoth Site – Cheyenne, WY

250.00 miles / 402.34 km*

Start the day with a visit to the famous Mammoth site where you can see history being uncovered right
before your eyes. It is the only display of mammoth fossils in the US. In 1974, building of a housing
project came to an abrupt halt when a tractor driver unearthed a seven?foot tusk. Paleontologists soon
declared that the workers had discovered the 26,000?year?old grave of Columbian and Woolly
mammoths, 52 have been found to date. Inside the dome, fascinating tours explain how these 10?ton
mammoths, along with camels, bears and rodents, were trapped in a steep?sided sinkhole and were
gradually covered by sediment. At the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, you can see wild mustangs in
their natural habitat with their heads held proudly high and hear their pounding hoof beats as they freely gallop over the open
range. Proceed to Cheyenne for an overnight stay.

Accommodations: (STD) Holiday Inn Cheyenne or similar (1 Night)

Rocky Mountains Ntl. Park

Rocky Mountains Ntl. Park

Day 17 | Cheyenne – Rocky Mountain National Park – Denver, CO

194.00 miles / 312.21 km*

This morning go for a brief visit to Cheyenne’s State Capitol Building for a first?hand look at its famous
gold dome. Continue to Rocky Mountain National Park. Here the Rocky Mountains keep a watchful eye
on the dramatic landscape below. There are forests of pine and fir and fields of wildflowers which
make for spectacular vistas. Rocky Mountain National Park is unique because of its diverse terrain
caused in large part by the extremes of elevation that exist within it. A prime wildlife?viewing area, the
park is home to elk, mule deer, beavers, coyotes, river otters, moose, bighorn sheep, and an abundance
of songbirds. Trail Ridge Road, which cuts west through the middle of the park, is rated among the
most scenic highways in America. It was designated an All?American Road in 1996, one of the first six in the nation. Climbing to
12,187 feet near Fall River Pass, Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved highway in the United States. Exhibits at the
Alpine Visitor Center at Fall River Pass, 11,800 feet above sea level, explain life on the alpine tundra. Keep traveling to Denver for
the last night of the tour.

Accommodations: (STD) Best Western Plus Denver Hotel or similar (1 Night)

Denver

Denver

Day 18 | Denver – Denver International Airport, CO

26.00 miles / 41.84 km*

Depart at leisure to Denver International Airport. Drop-off rental car

  1. * Mileage is approximate.
  2. ** Prices subject to change without notice. For up to date pricing, please submit a quote request.
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