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Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, Montana Big Sky, 320 Guest Ranch, Mount Rushmore

 

Day 1 Home to Medora

Our luxury motorcoach takes us through some beautiful country on our way to Medora, North Dakota for our first night. We’ll enjoy the Medora Musical after their famous “Pitchfork Fondue.”

Included Meals: Dinner

Hotel: Badlands Hotel


Day 2 Medora to Glacier NP

We’ll board our luxury Motorcoach for a beautiful journey across Montana’s Big Sky Country. Enjoy the scenery along the way as we skirt the Missouri River on our travel westward. Prepare yourself for one of the most scenic National Parks in America, Glacier National Park. We spend the night at St Mary Lodge with views of Glacier Park in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: St Mary’s Lodge


Day 3 Glacier National Park

Today we take a journey over the breathtaking Going-to-the-Sun Highway aboard the park’s vintage touring buses. We’ll motor along the shores of St. Mary Lake, then cross the Continental Divide with sweeping vistas of mountains and valleys. We’ll enjoy a late lunch at Lake McDonald Lodge before we travel to Whitefish for the night.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Rocky Mountain Lodge


Day 4 Whitefish to Helena

This morning, we will take a beautiful drive through Montana Rocky Mountain country. We’ll travel along the south border of Glacier National Park enjoying the scenery along the way. This afternoon we’ll take a cruise on the Missouri River through the “Gates of the Mountains”. This area was discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who described their finding this way: “Suddenly, there loomed before them towering rock formations unlike any they had ever seen. From both sides of the river, limestone cliffs rose to a spectacular height of 1200 feet. ‘In many places,’ wrote Meriwether Lewis, ‘the rocks seem ready to tumble on us.’” This evening we stay in Helena and enjoy an included dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn, Helena


Day 5 Helena to 320 Ranch

After breakfast today we will take a scenic drive south headed for the 320 Guest Ranch. This Ranch located on the Gallatin River will be our stop for the evening. We’ll arrive early so you can enjoy the amenities of this working ranch. Later, after we check into our fine ranch accomodations, we will enjoy a hayride and cookout along the river. You will sleep great with the sound of the river running nearby.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: 320 Guest Ranch


Day 6 320 Ranch to Jackson Lake

Journey into America’s Oldest National Park, Yellowstone. We’ll travel along the Madison River, enjoying the beauty of the park and the wildlife along the way. Some stops to enjoy the thermal features of this park will prepare us for the most famous of all, “Old Faithful”. We’ll enjoy lunch and some time exploring the area before we continue south out of Yellowstone and into Grand Teton National Park where we will check into the Jackson Lake Lodge for a two nights stay. Dinner tonight is in the famous Mural Dining Room with its spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Jackson Lake Lodge


Day 7 Teton National Park

Take a float trip down the Snake River. We will watch for wildlife around every turn and rising to our west will be the Teton Mountain Range. This will be a float trip you will remember for years and years. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Then we’ll board our coach for more sight seeing as we journey through the park enjoying it’s beauty, returning to the Lodge for a restful evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 8 Jackson Lake to Gardiner

We motor back into Yellowstone National Park today where we visit more of this spectacular park. We will travel along the Yellowstone River and enjoy the wildlife along the way. Then it will be a stop at Yellowstone Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in America. We will continue our drive through the park with a stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and other viewpoints. Tonight we stay just north of Yellowstone in the town of Gardiner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Comfort Inn


Day 9 Gardiner to Buffalo, WY

Today is another spectacular Rocky Mountain High! We travel back through parts of Yellowstone on our way out the Northeast entrance of the park. Then it’s a scenic drive on our way into Cody for lunch. After lunch we travel through the Big Horn Mountains. We’ll drive up one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Wyoming with scenic Vistas and plenty of “Awe” moments! On to Buffalo where we will spend the night.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express


Day 10 Buffalo to Rapid City

Our travels today will take us along mountain ranges, through beautiful valleys, and past ghost towns. We’ll stop at Devil’s Tower, a monolithic igneous intrusion, or in otherwords, it is the core of a volcano exposed from erosion. It is located in northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,112 feet above sea level. It is truly a spectacular sight. This afternoon we will check into our hotel before we travel to the KBar Ranch in Keystone, SD for a delightful farewell dinner. Then it’s on to Mount Rushmore for the evening lighting ceremony before we return to our hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites


Day 11 Rapid City to Home

Travel across South Dakota and into Minnesota. We will be sharing together many of the “Highs” we experienced on this Rocky Mountain High Adventure!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,599
Single: $3,489
Triple: $2,479
Quad: $2,349

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $156
Single: $219

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Price Includes

20 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 83°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
63°
Minneapolis, Mn
21°
Rocky Mountain High: Montana & Wyoming
Motorcoach Departure Date:
07/09/2012
Motorcoach Return Date:
07/19/2012

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Tour Highlights

Glacier National Park
Going-to-the-Sun Highway aboard vintage Red Buses
Yellowstone National Park Sights
with a Local Expert Guide
“Old Faithful”
“Gates of the Mountains” Missouri River Cruise
Grand Tetons National Park
Peaceful Snake River Float Raft trip
Mount Rushmore National Memorial



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
63°
Minneapolis, Mn
21°
Rocky Mountain High: Montana & Wyoming
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 83°
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