GLOBUS 2018: Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country with Alaska Cruise (NSI)
17 days from Seattle to Seattle
Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour with an Alaska cruise. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Whitefish in Montana; Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston in Idaho; and Spokane and the Washington Wine Country in Washington. 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! More scenic beauty awaits you in Coeur d'Alene, where you'll enjoy a cruise on the picturesque lake; in Mount Rainier National Park, where you'll witness breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak; and in Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge. With more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim-rocks, breathtaking vistas, and incredible wildlife, Hells Canyon is nothing short of spectacular! Here, you'll enjoy a cruise as well as a BBQ lunch along the river-a special experience offered by Globus. But that's not all?you'll also witness breathtaking scenery on your 7-night Alaska cruise. Marvel at the slabs of ice breaking off into the sea and enjoy visits to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria. Other unique experiences Globus offers on this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour are a tour and tasting at a winery in Washington's Wine Country and a cowboy sing-along and old-fashioned ranch BBQ in Whitefish. This is just a sampling of the many highlights offered on this tour through Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and Washington's Wine Country-with an Alaska cruise.
|Offer valid through 9/30/2017|
|Day 1||Seattle||Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.|
|Day 2||Spokane||Depart Seattle and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where you'll enjoy an included lunch of local fare. There's time to stroll the charming streets of town or perhaps visit the Nutcracker Museum. Arrive in Spokane later this afternoon for an evening 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. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Whitefish||Start the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. Then, travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Idaho. Stop in pretty Sandpoint, where there's time to browse the boutiques and galleries. Continue to Whitefish, Montana, just outside Glacier National Park, where you have a 3-night stay. (B)|
|Day 4||Whitefish||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. (B,L)|
|Day 5||Whitefish||This morning, a guided tour of the CONRAD MANSION explores the historic elegance of a bygone era. Then, 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 old-fashioned [LF] WESTERN RANCH BARBECUE. (B,D)|
|Day 6||Coeur D'Alene||Depart Whitefish and travel along the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake. Stop in Wallace, Idaho, and tour the SIERRA SILVER MINE, where you'll travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. A short drive brings us 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? (B)|
|Day 7||Coeur D'Alene||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 [LF] BARBECUE LUNCH along the river, where you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings. (B,L)|
|Day 8||Washington Wine Country||This morning, visit NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK and learn about the people who have called this home since the beginning of time. Cross into Washington and travel along the Snake River on the same route as Lewis & Clark. Visit the historic [LF] PATAHA FLOUR MILL, meet the family that works there, and enjoy a homemade lunch. Arrive in Washington's wine country and visit a [LF] WINERY for a tour and tasting. (B,L)|
|Day 9||Seattle||This morning, visit MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK for breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak. This evening, toast new friends as you admire fabulous waterfront views at a festive farewell dinner. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Seattle||Embark Holland America's MS Westerdam to begin your cruise. (B,D)|
|Day 11||Cruising||Your cruise continues north toward Alaska today. Spend the day aboard the ship preparing for the endless scenic surprises that await you as you get closer to the Gulf of Alaska, abundant wildlife, and the many ports of call you'll enjoy. (B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Juneau||Visit one of the most remote capital cities-Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska's Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor's Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. (B,L,D)|
|Day 13||Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park||This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea-making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day's events. (B,L,D)|
|Day 14||Sitka||Step back in time in the charming port of Sitka, which reigned as the capital of Russian America for 100 years. Experience 'life under the czars' with majestic onion-domed St. Michael's Cathedral, the Sheldon Jackson Museum (housing prized Russian and Indian artifacts), and a lively performance by the New Archangel Dancers. (B,L,D)|
|Day 15||Ketchikan||Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques. (B,L,D)|
|Day 16||Victoria||Experience a bit of Britain in this Canadian city with its unique blend of Old World charm and New World experiences. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada, the city is green and beautiful year-round. You'll find history, architecture, colorful gardens, and traditions like Afternoon Tea mixed with an abundance of outdoor adventure, world-class culinary experiences, and a vibrant art and culture scene. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, stroll along the Inner Harbour, or maybe sample some of Canada's finest brews. (B,L,D)|
|Day 17||Seattle||The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.Pricing is based on inside cabin, category J; upgrade to an outside cabin category D for $430 or a verandah cabin category VB from $667 to $875.Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $465 to $479, depending on date, are not included in cruise price.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:from $1,835 depending on date and cabin categoryTriple Room Reduction per person:from $265 depending on date and cabin categoryExtra Nights per person in Seattle:in single room $294; in twin room $166; in triple room $131
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