Bison and Old Faithful Geyser

Glacier & Yellowstone with Rail

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach and professional Driver
  • Rail transportation
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • ;$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Seattle

We fly to Seattle and check-in to our hotel, then enjoy the evening at your leisure to discover the city.

Day 2 : All Aboard the Empire Builder

A knowledgeable local guide joins us this morning for a wonderful tour of Seattle. We make our way to famous Pike Place Market to savor local delicacies and browse handcrafted items. After Pike Place Market, we head to the Space Needle for an included ride to the top. Adorning the Seattle Skyline for decades, the Space Needle is a must visit attraction with unforgettable views. This afternoon we board the Amtrak Empire Builder Superliner train. Our private accommodations are comfortable sitting rooms by day that convert to cozy sleepers at night. Enjoy an included dinner in the dining car. B,D

Day 3 : Scenic Gondola Ride

We travel through Washington and Idaho into Montana's "Big Sky Country" and view some of the most spectacular scenery our nation has to offer. This morning Amtrak's Empire Builder arrives in East Glacier, Montana. We will drive to the Whitefish Mountain Resort for a spectacular gondola ride up to the summit. From the top we have stunning views of lush forests and spectacular mountains that reach 6,000 feet in elevation. Accommodations are at the Grouse Mountain Lodge this evening. B

Day 4 : Going-To-The-Sun Road

After an included breakfast, we board vintage red touring cars for a journey on one of the world’s most scenic routes, the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Glacier National Park features over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes as standing reminders of the last ice age. Wildlife in Glacier National Park includes bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and moose. Enjoy lunch today at St. Mary's Lodge, then continue our journey with a scenic trek to Great Falls, where we enjoy our overnight accommodations. B,L


Day 5 : Lewis & Clark And C.M. Russell

We begin our day with a tour of the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail Interpretive Center and relive the explorers’ brave journey. After an included lunch on site, we depart for the C.M. Russell Museum. The first museum of Western art in the US, the C.M. Russell Museum Complex now encompasses 65,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and the Russell's original house and studio. Our next two nights are in Helena, Montana's capital city. B,L

Day 6 : Gates of the Mountains

After a relaxing morning, we depart for the capitol building of Montana. During our visit, we learn all about the storied history of Montana's capital city. Afterwards we make a stop at the Cathedral of St. Helena. Built in 1908, this Gothic-style structure rivals cathedrals in Europe with its stunning towers and stained glass windows. Majestic scenery envelopes us this afternoon during a boat tour through the Gates of the Mountains. These spectacular limestone cliffs and sheer rock walls were described by Lewis as "a most sublime and extraordinary spectacle." B,D

Day 7 : Yellowstone

This afternoon we arrive in Gardner, Montana, the original gateway to America’s first national park. We have lunch on our own and free time in the Mammoth Hot Springs area before departing through the northern loop of Yellowstone. Yellowstone was established in 1872 to protect a large variety of wildlife and preserve the world’s most extraordinary collection of geysers and hot springs. We stay inside the park this evening. B

Day 8 : Old Faithful

A park guide joins us today to explore Yellowstone National Park. We stop at Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, before viewing the paintpots, bubbling hot springs mixed with clay. Have your camera ready to capture stunning views of the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls and the multicolored Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Our scenic drive takes us through Hayden Valley, a region of lush forest meadows. Watch for bison and other wildlife! We depart Yellowstone this afternoon and settle in for a comfortable two-night stay in Jackson, Wyoming.

Day 9 : The Grand Tetons

This morning we visit Grand Teton National Park. At the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, there is time to view a video and explore the fantastic exhibit on the history of Grand Teton National Park. We make several photo stops and visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, a rustic log church with glorious views of the majestic Tetons. Our included dinner tonight features a covered wagon ride in Cache Creek Canyon. Enjoy a tasty barbecue cookout along with the music and songs of the old West! B,D

Day 10 : Salt Lake City

Another scenic drive takes us from Jackson into Utah and Salt Lake City. Tonight we celebrate with our new friends at a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at Christopher's Steak House & Grill. Our accommodations this evening are in downtown Salt Lake City.

Day 11 : Fly Home

We return home from Salt Lake City with photos and memories of scenic western America.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & local guides
  • Motorcoach and professional Driver
  • Rail transportation
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • ;$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

Tour Dates & Pricing

August 24th, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Bedroom


Double Roomette


Single Bedroom


Single Roomette


Final Payment Date: 06/10/2018

Departure Cities

KOLN/KGIN TV Pickup Locations:

Aurora, NE - Ken's Budget Host Motel

Grand Island, NE - Quality Inn & Conf Center

Omaha, NE - Eppley Airfield

Land Only

Preferred Departure Approved

Lincoln, NE - Country Inn & Suites

York, NE - York Hotel & Conference Center