Sunny Days, Starry Nights: America’s Rocky Mountains By Design ( F8A)

8 days from Billings to Spokane

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Get outward-bound on an 8-day adventure in the Rocky Mountains. How will you indulge your inner mountaineer? Rafting on a river with a big smile on your face or riding on a chairlift in Big Sky country? Mixing up herbs like a medicine man or mixing with the locals for local beers? With complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you decide how to set your spirit free.

Why This Trip Rocks Our World:
•An amazing adventure into the wild places of America’s northwest National Parks.
•Rocky Mountain highs and breathtaking sighs under Montana skies.
•Included YourChoice Excursions in Big Sky and Whitefish.
•Altitude adjustment!

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Notes:

We encourage all guests to prebook their YourChoice Excursions to ensure your preference is available. YourChoice Excursions booked on-tour are subject to availability and vendor terms.

This vacation visits National Parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.

Routes and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to weather and/or road conditions.

The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing on the Red Jammer buses will be done.

Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions.

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Get outward-bound on an 8-day adventure in the Rocky Mountains. How will you indulge your inner mountaineer? Rafting on a river with a big smile on your face or riding on a chairlift in Big Sky country? Mixing up herbs like a medicine man or mixing with the locals for local beers? With complimentary YourChoice Excursions, you decide how to set your spirit free.

Why This Trip Rocks Our World:

  • An amazing adventure into the wild places of America’s northwest National Parks.
  • Rocky Mountain highs and breathtaking sighs under Montana skies.
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Big Sky and Whitefish.
  • Altitude adjustment!

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, 2 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BILLINGS Welcome to Billings! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

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Day 2

BILLINGS–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK BILLINGS Orientation tour of Billings. Drive to Yellowstone National Park.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes Mammoth Hot Springs, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and more. Overnight stay inside the park with free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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Day 3

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–WEST YELLOWSTONE–BIG SKY YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park continues with visits to Old Faithful and Fountain Paint Pots. Scenic drive continues to West Yellowstone.
WEST YELLOWSTONE Free time this afternoon.
BIG SKY YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice.

SOAR: Mountain Climes
Take a ride on Big Sky's scenic chair lift for a bird's eye view of magnificent mountain views. Beginning at the Big Sky Mountain Village 7,500 feet above sea level, the scenic lift rises 1,600 vertical feet to an elevation of 9,000 feet. Enjoy the thrill of open-air multi-passenger chairs and join your local Naturalist Guide for a walk to learn about this remarkable region's storied history and ecology.
TREK: The Little Dipper of Big Sky
Take a leisurely hike to Ousel Falls, which plummets nearly 40 feet before flowing through the heart of Big Sky. Named for the Ousel bird (aka American Dipper), the falls provide the perfect nesting place for this little trilling songbird of Big Sky. (Note: This nearly 2-mile hike follows well-groomed, gentle trails with frequent picnic and shaded rest areas. At 6,500 feet, be prepared for the effects of high altitude by bringing a personal water bottle and snacks).
CREATE: Secret Family Remedies
Experience the healing power of nature found hidden in Montana's mountain plants and flowers. Join in a fascinating workshop at 320 Guest Ranch to learn to identify medicinal mountain flora, known for their medicinal qualities for centuries by generations of mountain folk here. You'll forage for particular plants and learn how to infuse them into oils for use as a soothing topical salve. Take your own creation home with you to use for what ails ya!



Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 4

BIG SKY–NEVADA CITY–VIRGINIA CITY–MISSOULA BIG SKY Scenic drive to Nevada City and Virginia City to visit two Western ghost towns.
NEVADA CITY Guided walking tour of the historic ghost town and outdoor museum.
VIRGINIA CITY Free time in this thriving historic ghost town.
MISSOULA Guided orientation tour. Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 5

MISSOULA–WHITEFISH MISSOULA Morning drive along Flathead Lake en route to Whitefish.
WHITEFISH YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice. Free time this evening.

DELVE: Roosevelt Slept Here
Visit Kalispell's 1895 Conrad Mansion for a glimpse into the life of its founding namesake and the hospitality enjoyed by such guests as President Teddy Roosevelt.
FLOAT: Down the Lazy River
Enjoy a scenic float trip as you paddle along with your guide on a calm and peaceful stretch of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park.
TASTE: Brews Crews
Travel to the historic town of Kalispell for an orientation tour and behind-the-scenes Beer 101 experience and tasting.



Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 6

WHITEFISH EXCURSION TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Drive to Lake McDonald Village for a scenic ride along the Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a historic Red Jammer bus. 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. Return to Whitefish in the afternoon.
WHITEFISH Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

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Day 7

WHITEFISH–SANDPOINT–SPOKANE WHITEFISH Morning scenic drive to picturesque Sandpoint, Idaho.
SANDPOINT Free time to explore the shops, pubs, and galleries. Scenic drive along the Pend Oreille River into Washington en route to Spokane.
SPOKANE Guided sightseeing tour includes Manito Park Gardens, followed by free time and a farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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Day 8

SPOKANE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Spokane and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase.

Breakfast Breakfast

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STEVE OSTEN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be."

Tour Director -  STEVE OSTEN

 Accommodations

BILLINGS

THE DOUBLETREE BILLINGS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK LODGES

Hotel as shown or similar
National Park
  Free Wifi

BIG SKY

HUNTLEY LODGE AT BIG SKY RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

MISSOULA

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MISSOULA EDGEWATER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

WHITEFISH

GROUSE MOUNTAIN LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

SPOKANE

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SPOKANE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).
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