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Montana: Exploring Big Sky Country

featuring Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks
11 DAYS
$8,599 pp*
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.

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Step outside, take a deep breath in, and look towards the mountains – you’re in the big sky country of Montana, now. Explore both the Northern and Southern Loops of Yellowstone National Park, and visit Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, and more. Venture to Helena, the “Queen City of the Rockies.” Cruise on the Missouri River through the Gates of the Mountains, named by legendary explorers Lewis and Clark. Spend time in the mountain town of St. Mary Village before heading in to explore Glacier National Park. Take an adventurous white water rafting trip or a calm, scenic float down the Flathead River. Meet a descendant of the last Kootenai chief and learn about the importance of the land in native life. Get a glimpse into the heroic and dangerous life of a Smokejumper. A land of wilderness, adventure, and beauty, Montana is waiting for you.

Your Tour Includes
  • 6 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 16 Meals
  • 4 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Bozeman
  • Yellowstone
  • Old Faithful
  • Mammoth Hot Springs

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

11 Days

10 Nights


Meals

16 Meals

10 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

5 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Accommodation

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Pre Night: AC Hotel Bozeman Downtown
From $310 per night

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AC Hotel Bozeman Downtown

Night 1

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The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone

Nights 2-3

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DoubleTree by Hilton Helena Downtown

Nights 4-5

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Great Bear Lodge at St. Mary Village

Night 6

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Grouse Mountain Lodge Whitefish

Nights 7-8

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DoubleTree Missoula Edgewater

Nights 9-10

Trip Reviews

Live, Unedited, & Independent Traveler Reviews

Rating

13 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.8
Out of 5
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Based on 13 independent reviews
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Beautiful trip breataking scenery
    Robert Mcculloch
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Most beautiful trip we've ever been on
    Rosemary Mcculloch
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Misleading tour itinerary with no agent to greet us and no Welcome Board. Experienced park ranger tour guide arrived end of Day 1. Only one city tour (Helena) with most hotels far from city center or not up to standard expected. Had to use Uber (not cheap) to visit Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman) and Door Dash for $30 pizza dinner in Helena on Labor Day as Double-Tree hotel and nearly all restaurants were closed. Yellowstone & Glacier Nat'l Park views were hazy from wildfires. Saw only a few bison, 2 elk, and no bear. Saw no animals on "Scenic" 2 hour boat "option" which was actually a pontoon raft sitting in cold water up to your ankles. Either option was pre-paid so hard to skip. Upon arrival, transfer vehicle had a huge horizontal cracked front windshield "to be fixed on Friday". What a way to start. Very memorable trip for all the wrong reasons. Just glad to go home.
    Barbara Brown
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Very well planned. From the Places we visited, the tour manager and guide, the tour was excellently done
    Peter Forness
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Joel Hoadley was excellent, excellent. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, clear voice (easy to understand), interesting, took care of everyone (several seniors) and great to be with. Joel recognized my birthday and made the day special. Josh (bus driver) was excellent, excellent. He was an excellent driver (felt very safe), thoughtful, took care of everyone (several seniors) and great to be with.
    Hubert Stoy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    IT was a great experience. Joel made it so interesting. Got away from all the commercial side.
    Patricia McTee
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    We had a very knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic guide. Her knowledge of Yellowstone based on her work there gave us a very good insight into geology, animal life, forestry and the Park Service responsibilities. There were only a few tours that could be changed or eliminated. The "Gates of Heaven" boat ride was too long, too hot and too crowded. One other tour worth mentioning is the luncheon and information session given by a Native American woman. After reading about her family and their success we think it would have been so informative for her to talk about the family businesses - they own and run hotels and other accommodations on Glacier Lake. We'd like to learn about how they got started in business, what hurdles they had to overcome, etc.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Excellent tour, excellent tour manage, a beautiful part of our country that you must see!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Beautiful country, friendly people, fun destinations.
    Barbara Tankus
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Great tour, tour manager, driver, and travel mates. My best tour with Collette. Visiting the State Capital on a Sunday, the visit to the Cathedral and to St. Ignatius were perfect. Also the lunch and history lesson at the Camp ground. The barbecue dinner with the raft crew. And all the huckleberry ice cream. Just loved it!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Well organized. It was also the best group of travelers I’ve ever been with.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5star
    Visiting Glacier National Park was wonderful!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    We were unaware that we were the maiden tour. There were a lot of "kinks" in the plans. Hotels were just ok, food was just ok. It was a little too slow for us.

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