America & Canada

Iconic Rockies National Parks

10 day Escorted Tour - from £3295 £2965

With flights from £3719

An epic encounter with the stunningly scenic wilderness of western Canada and the USA. Imposing mountain ranges, steaming geysers, emerald lakes and more!

Highlights:

  • View the towering mountains of Grand Teton National Park
  • Watch Old Faithful burst into life in Yellowstone National Park
  • Meet the smokejumpers who risk their lives to protect remote forests
  • Drive along the Bow Valley Parkway in the heart of Canadian Rockies
  • Gaze upon the breathtaking Lake Louise
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Jackson

The Old West gateway to Yellowstone and the Tetons launches our epic journey through towering mountain ranges and inspiring landscapes. Check in to your Jackson hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception this evening.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Jackson

Admire the dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park by raft as you float down the Snake River, keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears. You’ll visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, featuring pieces that date back as far as 2500 b.c. Then, walk through the town’s signature elk-antler arches in Town Square as you enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, indulge in a true taste of cowboy life, joining your companions for a meal at a local camp, paired with stories and music.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

Learn about the Mormon settlers who battled the harsh conditions of Jackson Hole to sustain their community in Mormon Row, a Historic District where you’ll have an opportunity to visit as you chart your course through Grand Teton National Park. Travel along the scenic Teton Park Road and stop at the Colter Bay Visitor’s Center to view a collection of American Indian artefacts. Arriving in Yellowstone National Park, you’ll pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. Encounter first-hand Yellowstone’s spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about this geothermal wonderland.

Hotel: Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Yellowstone National Park

Your day begins with the expansive landscapes of Hayden Valley, home to herds of bison, scattered elk and the occasional grizzly bear. Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and then continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Springs, admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces, resembling frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.

Hotel: Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Missoula

Big Sky Country beckons next as you travel through Montana and stop at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Gain insights into the heritage of cowboys and cattlemen at this working ranch which celebrates the Western cattle industry. The final stop in Glacier Country today is the Western Montana township of Missoula where you’ll visit the Smokejumper Visitor Center and training base. Join a local specialist who will reveal how the highly trained smokejumpers parachute into remote areas of national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires.

Hotel: Doubletree Missoula – Edgewater
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Whitefish

Enter UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park and journey along its scenic Southern Road with a stop at stop at Lake McDonald Lodge, a National Historic Landmark built in 1913.

Hotel: Pine Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Glacier National Park

Journey deep into the Rockies this morning, weaving through spectacular glacial landscapes and mountain scenery on board the park’s original renovated red ‘jammers’ (buses). Cross the Continental Divide in vintage style, winding along the Going-to-the-Sun Road past such iconic sites as Rising Sun and Logan Pass.

Hotel: Pine Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Banff National Park

Today you traverse the border and leave the USA for Canada, continuing north to another UNESCO-listed site, Banff National Park. Your hotel is located in the heart of downtown and easy walk to many shops and restaurants.

Hotel: Banff Park Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Banff National Park

Embark on a spiritual encounter with the iconic and unexpected highlights of Banff National Park. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, as you gaze into its vivid reflection of Victoria Glacier should you choose to take a Lakeshore Trail walk. Connect with the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Then, visit Banff where you’ll have some free time to explore its art galleries and cafés before joining your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Canalta Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Farewell from Calgary

After breakfast, bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you have chosen to extend your stay here in Calgary.

Meals: Breakfast

10 day Escorted Tour - from £3295 £2965

With flights from £3719

SAVING 10% – BOOK NOW FOR 2021!

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Calgary from £93
  • Add a 3 night city stay in Los Angeles from £379
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

2021 Early Bird Discount: A 10% discount is available on selected 2021 tour departure dates. A deposit for the tour must be paid on booking and the balance paid by 15 February 2021 or 10 weeks before travel, whichever is earlier. Discount applies to the tour only. It does not apply to flights, extra nights accommodation, taxes, or other fees. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy first class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Expert Travel Director
  • Dedicated Wellbeing Director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2021-06-23

2021-07-14

2021-07-21

2021-08-04

2021-08-18

2021-09-08

2021-09-22

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