1DEPART SEATTLE ABOARD THE GREAT WESTERN LIMITED
Board the Great Western Limited in Seattle this afternoon and enjoy a welcome reception while riding alongside Puget Sound, a delightful start to your elegant holiday. Later, partake in a delicious dinner as you cross the Cascade Mountains.
Spend the night onboard, eastbound on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
2GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Pull into Glacier National Park and transfer to a historic red open-air “jammer” bus for a spellbinding day traversing the Going to the Sun Road, a gorgeous drive over the Continental Divide (weather permitting).
Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on shimmering Lake McDonald before
checking into the storied Izaak Walton Inn, a charming and intimate hotel built just before the start of WWII by the Great Northern Railroad. (B,D)
3GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS & BOZEMAN
Relax during a picturesque drive south, stopping for a boat cruise through the Missouri River’s Gates of the Mountains, a site described by Lewis & Clark on their epic trip west and a highlight of the trip. Afterward, continue south to historic Bozeman for your overnight stay. (B)
4YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
After a brief morning drive, arrive at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park for an all-day tour including the Upper Loop and awe-inspiring Mammoth Falls — be sure to your camera handy! In late afternoon you’ll arrive to West Yellowstone for the first of two nights in this alluring small frontier town. (B)
5YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Arise for further exploration of America’s first National Park, discovering visual feasts such as Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, all among the most extraordinary scenery on earth. This evening, enjoy a casual hosted dinner with new-found friends. (B.D)
6GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Settle in for a scenic drive south to Grand Teton National Park, a spectacular landscape rich with jagged mountains, glaciers, pristine lakes and wildlife including bison, moose and antelope.
Later today, arrive in the quintessential old west town of Jackson, Wyoming for a two-night stay with plenty of free time. Be sure to check out the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the antler arch across the street. (B)
Visit the Jackson Hole mountain resort and, in the afternoon, thrill to a gentle float trip on the Snake River, with the dramatic Teton Range as your constant companion.
As the Rocky Mountain’s youngest range, the Tetons soar into the sky, with the highest peak at 13,770 feet. Appreciate the evening at leisure to further explore historic Jackson. (B)
8SALT LAKE CITY, UT
After departing Jackson, travel to the acclaimed Oregon Trail Center Museum, where exhibits include a simulation of an 1850’s wagon train experience. Continue south along the Great Salt Lake, with an
afternoon arrival in Salt Lake City, your home for the next two nights. Set against the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountain Range, Salt Lake City boasts numerous attractions including the beautifully lit Temple Square. (B,L)
9LAKESIDE LIMITED & TEMPLE SQUARE
Journey east to the historic Heber Valley Railroad for a trip aboard the Lakeside Limited, a relaxing two-hour train ride along the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir and the base of imposing Mt. Timpanogos.
Back in Salt Lake City, visit the famed Mormon Temple and Temple Square before our hosted farewell dinner. (B,D)
If you wish, extend your stay in Salt Lake City or travel home by air. Alternatively, Amtrak’s California Zephyr train offers services west to California points and east to Chicago and Midwest points from Salt Lake City. (B)