Pacific Northwest & Canadian Rockies

July 31, 2019 - August 10, 2019
11 days / 20 meals
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The Rocky Mountains roll on for a thousand miles of snow-capped peaks, thick forests and clear glacial lakes. Banff was the first of the Canadian Rockies’ National Parks established in 1885. Join us as we explore this incredibly majestic region.

Day 1: Arrive in Seattle, Washington
Fly into Seattle for dinner and overnight stay. D

Day 2: Boeing Tour & Vancouver, BC
Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s largest building by volume, the Boeing Factory. Cross the border into Canada and join our local guide for a tour of the bustling British Columbia seaport city of Vancouver. Unpack for a 2-night stay in Richmond. B, D

Day 3: Vancouver Island, BC
Ferry over to Vancouver Island and experience an explosion of color at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of stunning and meticulously kept gardens. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful rose garden before an afternoon of leisure to explore British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, with an ocean or mountain vista around every corner. B, L

Day 4: Revelstoke, BC
Journey along the scenic Trans-Canada Highway to the inland mountains of British Columbia for an overnight stay near Revelstoke. Learn about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its role in building Canada as a nation when you visit the Revelstoke Railway Museum before dinner at a local favorite. B, D

Day 5: Banff, Alberta
Travel through Rogers Pass, Glacier and Yoho National Parks into Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. Enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains while floating on the Bow River with experienced river guides. This leisurely float offers excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk, and osprey complete with up close views of Three Sisters Mountain and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front range. Arrive for a 2-night stay at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa. B, D

Day 6: Athabasca Glacier
Join our local guide for a scenic journey north on the Icefield Parkway into Jasper National Park. Experience the azure blue waters of the glacier-fed Peyto Lake and explore the most photographed spot in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience during a “snow coach” trek onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier, part of the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies. B, D

Day 7: Kootenay National Park, BC
Travel through Kootenay National Park, filled with icy mountain rivers and steamy hot springs, to Radium Hot Springs, BC for a European luncheon at Helna’s Stube Restaurant. Cross back into the United States and unpack for a 2-night stay in Kalispell, Montana. B, L

Day 8: Glacier National Park
Board the narrated “red bus jammers” for a journey along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, the only road that crosses Glacier National Park. Enjoy the fresh air and views of Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes. After lunch in the park, enjoy an afternoon of leisure to experience the laid-back western vibe in Whitefish, MT. B, L

Day 9: Cascade Mountains, Washington
Travel through Coeur D’Alene National Forest to Leavenworth, WA nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy dinner with German entertainment and an overnight stay at the charming Bavarian Lodge. Herzlich Willkommen! B, D

Day 10: Leavenworth and Cashmere, Washington
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning to explore the Bavarian Lodge. Take a guided tour of the historic Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. After scenic drive through the Cascades, enjoy a final overnight stay near Seattle. B, D

Day 11: Return flight
Fly home from Seattle. B

Per person rates*
double $3939
triple/quad $3500
single $5075
* Includes roundtrip airfare from STL

Combine this tour with Northwest Coast (July 21 departure) or Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks and take $450 off the combined per person rate!