Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country with Alaska Cruise (NSI)

17 Day Tour from Seattle to Seattle

2019 Tour Details

Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour with an Alaska cruise. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Washington Wine Country, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, and Spokane.

A tour highlight is stunning Glacier National Park with its pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll board a vintage 1930s red Jammer bus and drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person!

More scenic beauty awaits you in Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a cruise on the picturesque lake; in Mount Rainier National Park, where you’ll witness breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak; and in Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. With more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim-rocks, breathtaking vistas, and incredible wildlife, Hells Canyon is nothing short of spectacular! Here, you’ll enjoy a cruise as well as a BBQ lunch along the river—a special experience offered by Globus. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness breathtaking scenery on your 7-night Alaska cruise. Marvel at the slabs of ice breaking off into the sea and enjoy visits to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria.

Other unique experiences Globus offers on this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour are a tour and tasting at a winery in Washington’s Wine Country and a cowboy sing-along and old-fashioned ranch BBQ in Whitefish.

This is just a sampling of the many highlights offered on this tour through Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and Washington’s Wine Country—with an Alaska cruise.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Winery tour and tasting
HELLS CANYON
Scenic cruise and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite barbecue lunch
LEWISTON
Nez Perce National Historic Park
COEUR D’ALENE
Sightseeing cruise
WALLACE
Guided tour of a silver mine
WHITEFISH
Visit the Conrad Mansion; gondola ride; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Western ranch barbecue dinner with sing-along
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammer buses
SPOKANE
Sightseeing
LEAVENWORTH
Visit this Bavarian village
SEATTLE
Farewell dinner
CRUISE
7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Eurodam
Notes:

  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of publishing. Your Travel Documents will contain the most current information.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 10 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Seattle

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SEATTLE

Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 SEATTLE–MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK–WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY

This morning, visit MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK for breathtaking views of its 14,000-foot peak. Arrive in Washington’s wine country and visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINERY for a tour and tasting.

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Day 3 WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY–LEWISTON. EXCURSION TO HELLS CANYON

Cross into Idaho and travel along the Snake River on the same route as Lewis & Clark. Today brings an exciting CRUISE into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge. Hugging the borders of Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim-rocks, and breathtaking vistas. See ancient petroglyphs left by the Nez Perce Indians and enjoy your captain’s folklore tales. Watch for deer and bighorn sheep, then enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BARBECUE LUNCH along the river, where you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings.

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Day 4 LEWISTON–COEUR D’ALENE

This morning, visit NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK and learn about the people who have called this home since the beginning of time. Continue to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing CRUISE. Tonight, why not explore the quaint downtown area of Coeur d’Alene with its shops, restaurants, and galleries?

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Day 5 COEUR D’ALENE–WALLACE–WHITEFISH

Depart Coeur d’Alene and stop in Wallace and tour the SIERRA SILVER MINE, where you’ll travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. Continue your travel today along the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake to Whitefish for a 3-night stay. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a guided tour of the CONRAD MANSION, which explores the historic elegance of a bygone era.

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Day 6 WHITEFISH. EXCURSION TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Take a full day to explore the wonders of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Board the vintage RED JAMMER buses that take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. 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. Stay alert for the fabled mountain goats that reside on the high cliffs above.

NOTE:
The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.

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Day 7 WHITEFISH

This morning, enjoy a GONDOLA ride to the top of Whitefish Mountain for fantastic views and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Maybe play a round of golf, browse the art galleries and boutiques, or just relax at your resort. This evening, enjoy a cowboy sing-along and an old-fashioned Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WESTERN RANCH BARBECUE.

NOTE:
The Whitefish Gondola is unavailable on the September 5 and 12 departures.

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Day 8 WHITEFISH–SANDPOINT–SPOKANE

Today, stop in pretty Sandpoint, where there’s time to browse the boutiques and galleries. Travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Washington. End the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to walk along the banks of the Spokane River or ride the Gondola SkyRide over some of the area’s waterfalls.

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Day 9 SPOKANE–LEAVENWORTH–SEATTLE

Depart Spokane and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where there’s time to stroll the charming streets of town, visit the Nutcracker Museum, or sample local fare. Arrive in Seattle later this afternoon. This evening, toast new friends as you admire fabulous waterfront views at a festive farewell dinner.

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Day 10 SEATTLE (EMBARKATION)

Embark Holland America’s MS Eurodam to begin your cruise.

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Day 11 CRUISING

Your cruise continues north toward Alaska today. Spend the day aboard the ship preparing for the endless scenic surprises that await you as you get closer to the Gulf of Alaska, abundant wildlife, and the many ports of call you’ll enjoy.

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Day 12 JUNEAU

Visit one of the most remote capital cities—Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor’s Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.

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Day 13 SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea—making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day’s events.

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Day 14 SITKA

Step back in time in the charming port of Sitka, which reigned as the capital of Russian America for 100 years. Experience “life under the czars” with majestic onion-domed St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Sheldon Jackson Museum (housing prized Russian and Indian artifacts), and a lively performance by the New Archangel Dancers.

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Day 15 KETCHIKAN

Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques.

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Day 16 VICTORIA

Experience a bit of Britain in this Canadian city with its unique blend of Old World charm and New World experiences. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada, the city is green and beautiful year-round. You’ll find history, architecture, colorful gardens, and traditions like Afternoon Tea mixed with an abundance of outdoor adventure, world-class culinary experiences, and a vibrant art and culture scene. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, stroll along the Inner Harbour, or maybe sample some of Canada’s finest brews.

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Day 17 SEATTLE (DISEMBARKATION)

The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Please schedule flights after Noon.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

AL LEPORE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

After more than two decades in the industry, I've been fortunate to see all aspects of touring by coach. My experiences as a tour director have proven to be my most rewarding in terms of a career. I particularly enjoy showing off America's treasures in our National Parks. I'd love to share our wonderful national parks and help you "find your park" as we travel this great land. When I am not guiding, I enjoy sports and spending time with my friends and family.

Tour Director - AL LEPORE

 Accommodations

Seattle
Richland
Lewiston
Coeur d'Alene
Whitefish
Spokane

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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