June 18 – 28, 2017
11 Days / 10 Nights
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Price Per Person:
$1,485 Double / Occupancy
$2,091 Single / Occupancy
$1,460 Triple / Occupancy
$1,435 Quad / Occupancy
This incredible price for 2017 Wilder Wild West – Take Two Tour includes:
- Motorcoach Transportation
- 10 nights lodging with 2 consecutive nights in Seattle area
- 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 dinners
- WALL DRUG, SD VISIT
- TOUR MOSS MANSION
- VISIT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WITH A BOAT CRUISE
- Guided TOUR OF SEATTLE with LOTS of stops
- BALLARD LOCKS
- VIEWING VARIOUS POINTS of SEATTLE
- Visit to PIONEER SQUARE
- Visit LESCHI MARINA
- PIKE PUBLIC MARKET Visit and Free Time
- Experience SEATTLE’S WATER TAXI WITH AMAZING VIEWS
- Get you feet wet with FREE TIME on the BEACH
- Visit the SPACE NEEDLE – 520 feet up with a 360 degree view
- FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION & BOEING TOUR
- VIEW COEUR D’ALENE LAKE – nice picture-taking stop
- SILVER MOUNTAIN RESORT GONDOLA RIDE
- Leisurely drive through YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK with stops at Old Faithful and more
- DC BOOTH HISTORIC NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY
- On board Tour Leader
Day 1: Sunday, June 18– Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick up locations for a nice ride across the states to our first en route hotel for the evening in South Dakota.
Day 2: Monday, June 19 – Enjoy breakfast at our hotel before departing for Wall Drug Store, SD. Time for shopping and lunch before traveling on to our hotel in Billings, MT.
Day 3: Tuesday, June 20 – Enjoy breakfast at hotel before we’re on our way to see Moss Mansion, capturing the turn-of-the-century life as the prominent Moss Family lived. See original draperies, furniture, fixtures, Persian carpets and artifacts displayed in the 1903 red sandstone structure designed by New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh. We will continue our drive until we arrive to our Missoula, MT hotel.
Day 4: Wednesday, June 21 – Let’s have breakfast at the hotel and then be on our way to Glacier National Park. We will stop at the Apgar’s Visitor Center where we will have some free time and shopping. Then we will drive through a portion of the park and stop at Lake MacDonald where we will take an hour long cruise. The majesty of the Continental Divide and the tranquility of the emerald-hued lake are a must-see as you cruise along Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park . We will climb aboard the historic vessel, DeSmet, the flagship vessel and see the beauty of the park. We will return and have lunch on own at the Visitors center prior to leaving for our Washington hotel.
Day 5: Thursday, June 22 – After breakfast at hotel, we’ll depart for Seattle, WA. We will arrive early afternoon. Stop at Hotel and drop luggage, have lunch before meeting our guide to tour the beautiful city of Seattle. Residing in Seattle one is very aware of water’s presence. The city is bounded east and west by water and bisected by a waterway. So how we co-exist with water will be highlighted. We will plan stops at a viewpoint in the Magnolia neighborhood and at the Ballard Locks (fresh/salt water junction and fish ladder). These stops will lead to Gas Works Park at the north-end of our large in-city lake (Lake Union). The view is impressive. Then for a special unique experience, we will go to The West Seattle water taxi who will provide a water experience and great views. Then depart for dinner (pre-paid) before visiting the Chihuly Gardens and Glass then proceeding over to the Space Needle next door where we will see the beautiful city of Seattle in the evening from 520 Feet up, enjoying 360 degree views.
Day 6: Friday, June 23 – Enjoy breakfast at hotel and the we will continue our tour of Seattle. Seattle’s early history revolves around Pioneer Square (a historic neighborhood). The stop will allow facets of the city’s evolution to be observed. Adjacent are our sport’s stadiums for football/soccer and for baseball. Scooting through the International District we will head east toward Lake Washington (forms Seattle’s eastern boundary). Stopping at Leschi Marina has historical significance. Traveling a bit along the shoreline will lead to the Madrona neighborhood and toward the city center. The Pike/Pine corridor is our “hip” urban area and the location of the Starbucks Roastery (a Willy Wonka coffee emporium). It is one-of-a-kind and a great break area. From the Roastery, it is a short distance to the Pike Public Market where we stop for exploration and lunch. Then we’ll take a short coach ride to their beach area for a stop. Then back toward hotel stopping for dinner.
Day 7: Saturday, June 24 – After a nice hot breakfast before leaving for the Future of Flight Aviation & Boeing, where we will take a guided tour. The Boeing Tour is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view 747, 777, and 787 Dreamliners being assembled on the Everett production line before they take to the sky. After our tour, we can visit The Strato Deck atop the Future of Flight in Mukilteo, WA, offering sweeping views of Paine Field, the Cascades from Mount Baker to Mount Rainier. It is the perfect place for aviation enthusiasts to spot airplanes. Then we will continue to our WA hotel.
Day 8: Sunday, June 25 – After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Spokane, WA. We will have a picture-taking stop at Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID. This natural lake spans 25 miles in length. The area is widely used by seaplanes and you may see several coming and going. After our stop, we will go to Silver Mountain Resort, where we will go on North America’s Longest Gondola Ride which is 3.1 miles up Silver Mountain. Enjoy fresh mountain air and nature’s beauty. Later, we’ll have dinner and arrive to our Butte, MT hotel.
Day 9: Monday, June 26 – We’ll enjoy a breakfast at hotel before departing for a drive through Yellowstone National Park. We will grab box lunches before driving through with multiple stops including Old Faithful, Lake Village and more taking our time to see all we can see. After, we’ll have dinner before arriving to our hotel in Buffalo, WY area.
Day 10: Tuesday, June 27 – Enjoy breakfast at hotel before departing for our South Dakota hotel. We will make a stop at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Between 20,000-30,000 rainbow trout are stocked out of D.C. Booth each year by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks into nearby lakes and streams for anglers to enjoy. During the Fish Car Era, ten specifically designed railcars were constructed; and by 1920, fish cars had carried over 72 billion fish across 2 million miles of railroad track. Visit the Pond Gift Shop, Von Bayer Museum, Railcar, and Booth House. Then to dinner and hotel.
Day 11: Wednesday, June 28 – Enjoy our last breakfast together before we arrive home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home!