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Idaho Gems

Nestled against the western side of the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains, Idaho is a vast and diverse state. From emerald green hillsides to rugged mountains, rolling wilderness and sparkling sapphire lakes, Idaho truly is the Gem State. Around every bend you’ll find spectacular scenery and abundant recreational activities, from the world renowned white-water rafting in Salmon to the skiing and snowboarding opportunities in Sun Valley. This 14 night tour aims to give you a taste of the outdoor lifestyle of one of the USA’s lesser known regions. Enjoy!

Highlights Include

  • Boise
  • Lewiston
  • Whitefish & Glacier National Park
  • Jackson & Grand Teton National Park
  • Sun Valley
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Boise

In Boise, you’ll find a mix of beautiful scenery, easily accessible outdoor recreation and an abundant culture. Boise’s vibrant downtown has three main sections, the main historic district, BoDo, a newer area with big-name retailers, and the Basque Block, a charming street that highlights Idaho’s Basque heritage. Make sure to visit the Basque Museum to learn their colourful history; you can easily walk to many of Boise’s museums, including the Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Historical Museum, both located within the Julia Davis Park. The Boise River is at the centre of life during the spring and summer; bike, jog or walk along the 25-mile Greenbelt, fish for rainbow trout or kayak along the river. Eagle Island State Park is also a fun spot, with a beach, water slide and plenty of shade picnicking. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a rodeo, baseball game or live music at Live After Five on Wednesday evenings in downtown Boise. Head to nearby Horseshoe Bend for zip-line adventures and a ride on the historic Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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McCall

106 miles

Located two hours north of Boise, McCall is a vibrant resort town nestled between forested mountains and the shores of Payette Lake. In the summer, McCall buzzes with activity as visitors enjoy the water sports, hiking, biking, dining, and the sunshine McCall is known for. Hire a kayak from within Ponderosa State Park and paddle Payette Lake. Make sure to grab a huge ice cream at Ice Cream Alley too. Spend a day at one of the three scenic golf courses in town or a sunset cruise on Payette Lake is a great way to spend an evening. During winter, the Carnival attracts craftsmen from far and wide to showcase stunning snow sculptures and skiers and boarders ply the slopes at Brundage Mountain Resort. The rink at Manchester Ice Centre is also open year-long.

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Lewiston

160 miles

In Lewiston, you’ll find quaint eateries in a historic, tree-lined downtown and, just a few miles south you can take a look at one of history’s ultimate adventures at the Lewis and Clark Discovery Centre. Hells Gate State Park offers kayak rentals for leisurely paddling or try to spot otters and hawks as you walk or ride the park’s riverside trail. If your visit incorporates a Saturday evening in summer, head to Brackenbury Square for live music and the Lewiston Farmer’s Market. Every September, the Lewiston Roundup brings three days of professional rodeo action to the town. Definitely put Hells Canyon on your must-see list; the rugged landscape along North America’s deepest river gorge is astounding, whether you drive its winding road, take a jet boat tour, angle for monster fish or go rafting through class IV and V rapids.

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Coeur d'Alene

116 miles

Spending time in Coeur d’Alene, on the shores of one of the country’s prettiest lakes, means water-skiing and building sandcastles, roaming in and out of art galleries and sipping wine at sunset. Lake Coeur d’Alene is the major draw, with almost 110 miles of shoreline and crystal blue waters perfect for swimming, sailing, jet-skiing and relaxed cruising tours. Soak it all in from above with a parasailing adventure or sea plane tour. You’ll catch amazing views and see osprey diving for their dinner when you hike Tubbs Hill Peninsula or pedal along the Coeur d’Alene Parkway State Park. Treat the kids to a day of riding, splashing and screaming with pure joy at Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park.

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Whitefish

222 miles

On the way to Whitefish, you may want to make a stop in Wallace, a small town that grew up from the gold rush of the area in 1882. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places; visit the Wallace District Mining Museum and head underground for a guided of the Sierra Silver Mine.

Whitefish itself takes you over the Idaho/Montana border and serves up a heaping helping of rustic charm amid the rugged beauty of the Rockies. Nestled at the foot of Big Mountain and within a short distance of Glacier National Park and the Canadian border, the area offers no shortage of outdoor activities for all seasons, from skiing Whitefish Mountain Resort in the winter to cycling, horseback riding and white-water rafting in summer. The town's historic railroad depot and quaint Central Avenue charm visitors with a taste of historic Montana.

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Missoula

133 miles

Missoula's historic downtown boasts unique dining and shopping opportunities and a living nightlife. Just outside the city, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area offers endless mountain trails; here you'll find mountain lakes, waterfalls and slopes of sub-alpine fir, pine and spruce and open parklands. An abundance of wildlife can also be found, from elk and coyotes to black bears and mountain lions. In the city itself, explore the exhibits at the Art Museum of Missoula or take a trip back in time at the Historical Museum. Dragon Hollow, a magical playground that features a hand-carved carousel is a must for families.

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Salmon

140 miles

Salmon confirms why Idaho is called the ‘Whitewater Capital of the World’. The Salmon River, or ‘River of No Return’ runs right through the town, leading to amazing adventures through some of the best rapids and most scenic landscape in the world. Perched on the edge of the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the town provides the opportunity for a wide array of outdoor activities not limited to rafting; go hiking, fishing and big game hunting. Finish your day with a relaxing hot spring soaking. Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark’s translator, companion and guide, was born. The Sacajawea Centre honours her heritage and role in the Corps of Discovery.

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Jackson

235 miles

As you arrive at Jackson, it becomes immediately obvious why the Grand Tetons, the 40-mile long mountain range that surround it, are a National Park. All three Scenic Drives are a must do: the Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, and Signal Mountain Summit Road. We highly recommend taking a Wildlife Expedition, which will take you into the back country of Grand Teton National Park, otherwise inaccessible to traffic. There are also plenty of fly-fishing, skiing and white-water rafting opportunities, depending when you are visiting. Hot air balloon trips are also popular.

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Sun Valley

240 miles

Sun Valley is the West’s storied ski resort, with a long history of movie stars and over royalty escaping to the slopes. Today, people come to experience the old-world charm of this cosy alpine village on the edge of wilderness. Whilst it is known for its slopes, Sun Valley is bustling year-round; hit the greens at its beautiful golf courses or take a guided trail ride. Also, plan to take the Roundhouse Express Gondola up to the top of Mount Baldy, where you can hike, bike or enjoy a meal and a great view at the Roundhouse restaurant. Whilst here, take a trip to Ketchum, less than a mile away, where Ernest Hemingway spent his last years, and browse their many shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. You can also go paragliding or learn to fly-fish here too!

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Boise/Home

160 miles

This morning, make your way back to Boise for your afternoon flight home.


What's included?

  • 14 nights accommodation and room tax.
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required).
  • Fully insured compact car hire (larger vehicles are available).
  • A detailed and comprehensive travel pack with driving directions and maps.

How to book

Daily Departures from May to September.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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Ultimate Coast to Coast Road Trip

The Ultimate Coast to Coast Road Trip is an exciting new 29-night transcontinental fly-drive tour, beginning in the Big Apple itself, New York City and concluding over 2,500 miles later in the City of Angels, California. Definitely an once-in-a-lifetime trip!

During your journey, you will encounter some of the must-see destinations, attractions and experiences that the United States of America has to offer, including seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and feeling the spray of Niagara Falls on your face. Visit the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit and climb the Willis Tower in Chicago. Take in the unique spectacle of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument outside Rapid City and the stunning scenery of Yellowstone National Park. From Kanab, visit Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Lake Powell before heading the bright lights of Las Vegas and glitz and glamour of Santa Monica.

Highlights Include

  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Niagara Falls
  • Chicago
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
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New York

From Park Avenue to Times Square, from Chinatown to Little Italy, New York offers round the clock excitement. The city is home to many of the top restaurants in the world and is well known for its bars and nightclubs. Get great views from the Empire State Building Observatory as it soars a quarter of a mile above the city’s streets; day or night this is a must see on any trip to the city. You could also take a helicopter ride above the towering skyscrapers, or take a boat ride out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which now houses a museum.

Central Park has lots to offer, including roller blading, boating, taking a horse and carriage ride or just having a picnic and watching the world go by. There are also many museums to visit, including the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History. In the evening take in a Broadway show or visit Greenwich Village and the ever-stylish Meatpacking District, with its many street cafes and bars. New York has so much to see and do and has something for everyone. It certainly is the city that never sleeps.

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Philadelphia

98 miles

Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the USA and remains something of a well-kept secret. Visit the ornate City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, which is a popular European-style marketplace, and the colourful Friendship Gate which marks the entrance to the city’s China Town. The Historic Waterfront has charming courtyards, and brick paved pathways leading to the Society Hill area. Penn’s Landing – the waterfront area where you will find the Moshulu, the largest four-masted sailing ship still afloat, which offers superb cuisine. Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which sits at the top of the steps, made famous by the ‘Rocky’ movies. At the National Constitution Centre, you can walk among life-size statues of the delegates present at the signing of the Constitution in 1787 and take the Presidential Oath of Office.

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Washington D.C.

139 miles

Welcome to America’s Capital! Washington D.C. is a cosmopolitan city, packed with famous sights and free attractions. It is home to some of the world’s best-known museums and art galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution and International Spy Museum. Watch pandas at the National Zoo, or catch a military band playing an outdoor concert on Capitol Hill. Combine this with the hip new restaurants and bars, vibrant nightlife, live music, theatres, charming neighbourhoods and terrific shopping options and you have the building blocks of a great trip!

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Gettysburg

85 miles

Gettysburg is steeped in the history of the Civil War. In 1863, it was the site of the epic Battle of Gettysburg, in which some 50,000 soldiers were killed. It is also, of course, the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered the immortal Gettysburg Address. The town itself is made up of houses and taverns dating back several centuries, but Gettysburg offers more modern travel and leisure activities, as well, like wine tastings, orchard tours, shopping and golfing.

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Corning

203 miles

Corning is best known as the home of Corning Glassware and the Corning Museum of Glass – the museum details the history of glass and the art of glass making as well as the science behind glass making. There is also the opportunity to see a live-glass blowing demonstration and take a stroll around the glass gallery attached to the site. The town itself is very quaint and very walkable. The Gaffer District is the main downtown area and is full of shopping boutiques and restaurants. The area also offers much in the way of outdoor activities and experiences, including many hiking trails, biking and fishing as well as wineries and breweries.

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Niagara Falls

147 miles

Today, make your way to Niagara Falls. A highlight of your stay will of course be the Maid of the Mist boat trip into the spray of the waterfalls – a thrilling experience. Also, on the New York side of the Falls is the ‘Cave of the Winds’ experience, a wooden structure that is re-built yearly to hug the side of the falls – each level takes you closer still to the water, until you reach the ‘Hurricane Deck’; get ready for a soaking! There are also opportunities to take a jet boat white water rafting trip out into the rapids; perfect for the thrill seeking amongst us!

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Detroit

242 miles

Revitalised and reinvigorated after decades of neglect, Detroit is reclaiming its place as a cultural and tourist capital. Everything in this old Midwestern city seems new again; the city has a raw urban energy you won't find anywhere else. They're converting vacant lots into urban farms and abandoned buildings into cafes and museums. The Woodward Avenue theatre district now boasts renovated theatres, the Detroit Tigers have opened their new stadium, Comerica Park and the Henry Ford Museum is a sprawling testament to the spirit of invention that built the city and is refuelling it today. Greektown is now the happening place for food and nightlife. The Motown Museum is also well worth a visit as a low-key tribute to the high-energy sound that defined a city and an era.

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Chicago

282 miles

Chicago, or the “Windy City”, as it is known, boasts one of the world’s most spectacular skylines and one of its tallest buildings – the 108 story Willis Tower. It is definitely worth visiting the SkyDeck here, which features a glass ledge which protrudes straight out into the sky and, on a good day, offers views across four states. The city has 29 miles of lakeshore frontage and a huge variety of attractions. Music is a big part of life here, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the star studded performances of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the massive jazz and blues scene. Chicago is a shoppers’ paradise; start your shopaholic’s safari on centrally located and elegant Michigan Avenue; the Magnificent Mile houses some 240 stores including Bloomingdales and Tiffany.

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Milwaukee

93 miles

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and at the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers, Milwaukee is filled with waterfront excitement. Get out on the water on a river cruise, a sailing expedition on Lake Michigan, or explore the three-mile long RiverWalk that winds through the city. This unique thoroughfare is dotted with eye-catching public art and lined with charming restaurants and shopping. And just for fun, a bronze statue of Happy Days’ “Fonzie” makes the perfect thumbs-up photo op on the RiverWalk. Milwaukee is also home to some of the USA’s most well-known breweries – visit the Miller Valley or Pabst Mansion and Brewhouse for a taste of America’s oldest lagers. The Harley Davidson Museum is a ‘must see’ for anyone interested in motorbikes and Milwaukee has a wealth of galleries and museums for everyone.

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Rochester

277 miles

Rochester, Minnesota is home to the world famous Mayo Clinic, one of the leading medical facilities in the world. Beyond this though, enjoy the vibrancy, beauty, and charm of Rochester, MN when you visit picturesque parks, renowned historical sites, and dynamic galleries and theatres. Then, stop in for a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere at one of the many celebrated hot spots for dining and nightlife.

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Sioux Falls

238 miles

Sioux Falls best known attraction is the gorgeous Falls Park, which covers 123 acres. An average of 7,400 gallons drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. You can enjoy a meal or treat yourself to an ice-cream at Falls Overlook Café, affording you great views of the Falls whilst you eat. St. Joseph’s Cathedral is also worth a visit alongside SculptureWalk Sioux Falls. Stop by a tourist information centre and ask for the sculpture walk map and bring a pen to check off the sculptures you find as you wander through the downtown area. You can also visit the home and museum of Richard Pettigrew who was the first full time senator of the town. The house is fully preserved how it was upon Pettigrew’s death in 1926.

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Rapid City

348 miles

Rapid City is a great base from which to explore the many interesting landscapes and monuments in the area. Badlands National Park is a treasure trove of fossils dating back 37 million years. There are 14 designated stops along the scenic road which overlook the dramatic landforms. Nearby, Wind Cave National Park is an unusual cave formation which resembles honeycombs. Custer State Park is truly one of the last wild places in America. You can enjoy up-close and personal encounters with the wildlife here along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road. Visit the granite "Needles" that dominate the skyline. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is found along another Scenic Byway. On the Byway, the Crazy Horse Memorial is the largest sculptural project in the world. The best time to visit Mount Rushmore is in the evening when the monument is illuminated.

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Buffalo

210 miles

Upon reaching Buffalo, you’ll feel transported to the Old West. Sitting along the Cloud Peak Scenic Byway in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Buffalo is rich in frontier history, allowing visitors to step back in time to the days of cowboys and sheriffs. Have a glass of something in the saloon of the Occidental Hotel, right on Main Street. It’s also only a short drive to Fort Kearney, site of the famous Wagon Box Fight and “Hole in the Wall,” the hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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Yellowstone National Park

235 miles

Yellowstone National Park contains 300 geysers that account for approximately one-half of the world’s total. The geography of Yellowstone is made up of eight distinct areas. Mammoth Hot Springs hosts Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest, oldest and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas. The Old Faithful area is made up of four different basins where 60% of the world’s geysers share a very small space. The Grant Village and Lake areas are both adjacent to Yellowstone Lake, the largest lake at a high elevation in North America. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River is roughly 20 miles long and varies between 800 and 1,200 feet deep and the falls along the river include Tower Falls, which drops 132-foot. Tower Creek is framed by eroded volcanic pinnacles that were documented by the earliest explorers in the region. There are also many excellent museums and visitor centers throughout the park which will put your experiences into perspective.

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Jackson

58 miles

As you arrive at Jackson, it becomes immediately obvious why the Grand Tetons, the 40-mile long mountain range that surround it, are a National Park. All three Scenic Drives are a must do: the Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, and Signal Mountain Summit Road. We highly recommend taking a Wildlife Expedition, which will take you into the back country of Grand Teton National Park, otherwise inaccessible to traffic. There are also plenty of fly-fishing, skiing and white-water rafting opportunities, depending when you are visiting. Hot air balloon trips are also popular.

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Salt Lake City

279 miles

The Winter Olympics made Salt Lake City a prime travel destination in 2002. Although the athletes have departed, the revitalisation that was done in preparation for the Games is still very much a part of the area, making a visit a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many major tourist attractions focus on LDS history. Yet with its gorgeous setting between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City is also a prime destination for outdoor sports. In winter, skiing is the most popular sport, but during the remainder of the year, you can enjoy some great hiking, mountain biking and climbing just outside the city.

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Kanab

312 miles

Kanab is 30 minutes on from Zion NP, an hour and 20 minutes from Bryce Canyon NP, 30 minutes from Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and an hour and a half from Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. Zion is a true desert paradise; enjoy horseback rides, take a hike along the valley or rent bikes to explore. Bryce Canyon’s stunning landscape is a photographer’s dream, with its crimson-coloured hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona and a great destination for taking a boat trip, or indulging in water sports such as water-skiing, Kanab is small-town America – a relaxing base from which to explore the area. Don’t miss the Rocking V Café or Chuckwagon Cookout for real local flavour.

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Grand Canyon

211 miles

The Grand Canyon is all that you expect it to be. Vast, breathtaking and ever-changing according to the light and weather. Whilst here, you can take a helicopter trip or a small plane flight over the Canyon for further spectacular views. There are also many hiking, biking and mule-riding excursions available to further enhance your experience of the most famous Canyon in the world. National Park Rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs including talks to learn about the history and nature of the National Park.

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Las Vegas

275 miles

A neon tribute to tinselled affluence, Las Vegas booms 24 hours a day with a heady “get rich quick” atmosphere. The lure of easy money, the whirling wheels and gaming tables, and the numerous plush hotels provide ready entertainment; glitz and escapist fun are supplied in quantity. The MGM Grand has over 5000 rooms and is home to eight restaurants and three showrooms. The New York New York Hotel has its own Statue of Liberty, Park Avenue and Central Park and the Venetian has its own canals that weave through the hotel. As well as the casinos, enjoy theme parks, medieval banquets, musical revues and magic shows.

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Los Angeles

286 miles

Los Angeles cannot fail to entice and entertain you. Check out Hollywood Boulevard, with the Hollywood Walk of fame and the Chinese Theatre, cruise the Sunset Strip or journey through the city’s historic, cultural and architectural roots along Wilshire Boulevard. Enjoy classic boardwalk fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier, visit “the Mouse” at Disneyland, the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, window shop on Rodeo Drive, and take in any number of LA’s fabulous museums and attractions.


What's included?

  • 29 nights' accommodation and room tax
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Fully insured compact car hire (larger vehicles are available
  • A detailed and comprehensive travel pack with driving directions and maps

How to book

Daily Departures from May to September.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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Classic Canada

An ideal first trip to the Great White North; experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia's High Country and Coastal regions on this driving tour of Western Canada. This itinerary showcases the ‘classic’ Canadian route, beginning in Calgary and journeying across the majestic Rocky Mountains to the stunning Banff and Jasper National Parks, stopping off the spend time at Lake Louise, one of the most recognizable vistas in the world. This tour also includes the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Rocky Mountain scenic train to Vancouver.

At the end of your trip, you will truly have seen the best of Western Canada has to offer.

Highlights Include

  • Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Vancouver
  • Vancouver Island
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Calgary

Calgary is an attractive and dynamic city situated on the banks of the Bow River and close to Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains. Crisscrossing downtown is the ‘Plus 15’ walking system – a series of interconnecting, enclosed sidewalks five metres above ground that link downtown areas, making it a truly pedestrian friendly city. The Calgary Tower, a landmark symbol of the city, is also well worth a visit. The 191 metre tower houses a revolving restaurant, observation gallery and cocktail lounge offering spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and Olympic Park. The Calgary Stampede, held in every July, is undoubtedly Calgary’s best known visitor attraction and features a large parade and a world class rodeo that is a must on any visit at this time of year.

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Banff

80 miles

Surrounded by one of the most beautiful parks in the world, Banff has an excellent system of hiking trails that lead to alpine lakes, along glacial valleys and to spectacular viewpoints where crowds are scarce and human impact minimal. Head up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for fantastic views of Banff, Bow Valley, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka. There are many outdoor activities including canoeing, skiing and horse-riding to be enjoyed here; end your day with a long soak in the Hot Springs at Sulphur Mountain. When considering hiking in this region, always visit the Banff Visitor Centre at 224 Banff Avenue where staff can advise you on the condition of the trails and any closures.

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Lake Louise

36 miles

Lake Louise is just a short drive from Banff. The village is still quite small, with a shopping mall, a few hotels and a visitor centre. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, situated on the lakes shore, is a tourist attraction in itself and is visited by the millions who come to photograph the lake with Mt Victoria in the background. Rent a canoe from the boathouse and glide through the lake - take care not to fall in as even in August the lake only reaches about 4C! Moraine Lake, though half the size of Lake Louise is just as spectacular.

For another fantastic view, take the Lake Louise Gondola on the 20 minute journey up the face of Mt. Whitehorn to Whitehorn Lodge where you can see Bow Valley, Lake Louise and the Continental Divide. Also from Lake Louise, you can explore to the west of the Rockies into Glacier Park, Yoho Valley, Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and the amazing Spiral Tunnels, built to keep the trains slow on their descent on the mountains.

 

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Jasper

145 miles

Today, heading towards Jasper, you will be on the Icefields Parkway which is 300km long. This road takes about 4-5 hours to travel but try not to rush as it is one of the most scenic and inspiring mountain roads ever built; there are 13 viewpoints along the trail. Bow Summit is the highest point along the parkway at 2088m and offers great views of Peyto Lake. The most popular attractions along the parkway are the glaciers that spill down from the Columbia Icefield. Stop at the Icefields Centre to take an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. There are also other stunning places to visit including, Bow Lake, Sunwapta Falls, Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This journey is one worth starting early so you can be sure of seeing all that you want to.

Jasper is surrounded by the peaks of Jasper National Park, which allows it to play host to plenty of outdoor pursuits. Take the Jasper Tramway up Whistlers Mountain for great views of the mountain and valley from above the tree line. Walk the Maligne Canyon trail that crosses the canyon six times and Maligne Lake, the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you can take the popular narrated cruise on a glass bottomed boat to the picturesque Spirit Island. Another great trip is to Miette Hot Springs. This road is one of the best animal spotting routes in the park, so if you haven’t seen any wildlife on your trip so far, this could be the best trip to take!

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Rocky Mountaineer train

Today, you will embark on one of the most famous and exclusive rail journeys in the world. The Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It's the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. Travel through scenic valleys, the Coast Mountains range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water rapids and dramatic landscape. You will follow the route of the Fraser River, home of British Columbia’s largest salmon run, pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls, and hopefully see wildlife on the way. The highlight of this route is majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Departing Jasper first thing in the morning you will spend two days travelling through stunning scenery, spending the night in Kamloops. You will travel in comfortable glass-domed carriages with gourmet meals, snacks and drinks served along the way.

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Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is an intriguing mixture of steel, concrete, mirrored glass buildings, modern sculptures and old-fashioned fountains. There is so much to see and do in the city. You can rent a bike to ride around the Seawall in Stanley Park or try rollerblading if you are feeling adventurous! Dinner can be taken at the top of Grouse Mountain for a spectacular view of the city lit up at night and you can reach the summit by the Skyride Gondola. Take the ferry across False Creek to the refurbished Granville Island - the place to be on a sunny day. Here you can shop in the Public Market, walk round the marina, browse in the gift shops or sample some of the local food.

A visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge is well worth it for the spectacular views and stunning forest scenery. Alternatively spend some time at the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge nearby. Take along your bathing suit and you can have a dip in Lynn Creek after a short walk in the forest. There will be plenty of time for shopping on Robson Street in its trendy shops and the Robson Public Market. Visit Chinatown - the second largest Chinese community in North America and home to the beautiful and peaceful Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden. No visit is complete without wandering through Gastown where Vancouver started. The brightly painted buildings date back to 1886 and old gas lamps and trees line the red cobblestone streets. There are many galleries, restaurants and gift shops here The Boathouse Restaurant is a great place for dinner, while watching the sunset over English Bay and people watching all the evening strollers.

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Victoria

71 miles with ferry

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada.The area is also home to some of the country's most exhilarating scenery: there's an ocean or mountain vista around every corner, and the city's flower gardens are famous the world over. Whether your taste runs to golfing, hiking, biking and fishing, or you're more the shopping, dining and theatre type, Victoria has you covered.

Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria's British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. However, there’s more to it than that; driven by the younger generation, the city has sprouted a collection of cool shops, authentic coffee bars and unique restaurants. It also has more cycling routes than any other Canadian city, providing a great way to explore the picturesque location.

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Vancouver/Home

71 miles with ferry

Make your way back to Vancouver today for your evening flight home.


What's included?

  • 14 nights' accommodation and room tax.
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required).
  • Silverleaf Rocky Mountaineer train (Goldleaf is also available if preferred).
  • Ferries between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
  • Fully insured compact car hire (larger vehicles are available).
  • A detailed and comprehensive travel pack with driving directions and maps.

How to book

Daily Departures from May to September.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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The Great American West 

This great new fly-drive itinerary takes in the five states that together make up 'The Great American West' - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. With some of the USA's most stunning scenery and wildlife you'll visit  famous national parks, infamous Wild West towns and historic sites and soak up the Western and Native American heritage and culture 

 

Highlights Include

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Deadwood
  • Glacier National Park
  • Jackson Hole
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Rapid City

Collect your hire car on arrival and take the short drive to your hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota for 3 nights

Rapid City is a great base from which to explore the many interesting landscapes and monuments in the area. Badlands National Park is a treasure trove of fossils dating back 37 million years. There are 14 designated stops along the scenic road which overlook the dramatic landforms. Nearby, Wind Cave National Park is an unusual cave formation which resembles honeycombs. Custer State Park is truly one of the last wild places in America. You can enjoy up-close and personal encounters with the wildlife here along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road. Visit the granite "Needles" that dominate the skyline. Nearby is Mount Rushmore National Memorial- the best time to visit is in the evening when the monument is illuminated. It’s easily combined with Crazy Horse Memorial - the largest sculptural project in the world.

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Deadwood

 42 miles

Deadwood, named for the dead trees that were found in Deadwood Gulch, was home to Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickock. Gold was discovered in 1876 and the years that followed were rough and tumble. Today, the entire city of Deadwood is a national historic landmark. Visit Wild Bill and Calamity Jane's graves in Mount Moriah Cemetery, tour the historic Adams’ House, a family home preserved entirely as it was left in 1934. Tour the Broken Boot Mine, a 100-year-old mine where visitors can even pan for their own gold. Motorcycle fans should visit nearby Sturgis, the venue for America’s biggest annual motorbike rally and home to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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Medora

219 miles

As you leave Deadwood, take the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway with its waterfalls and winding river. Drive on to North Dakota’s Badlands and the town of Medora. Nearby the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park features a 36-mile scenic loop with views of buffalo herds, wild horses and prairie dogs. Medora Musical is a western show that takes place nightly throughout the summer and a visit to the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is a must, showcasing the history of trail drivers, homesteaders and Native Americans of the area.

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Billings

282 miles

Once in Billings, visit the Western Heritage Centre, which features over 17,000 American Indian objects and artefacts. Be sure to visit Moss Mansion, designed by the same architect behind the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and the MetraPark, which offers horse racing and rodeos. Outside Billings, drive through the Crow Reservation and visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, just south of Hardin – home of the Bighorn County Museum and the site of General Custer’s infamous ‘Last Stand’.

8

Bozeman

144 miles

Arriving in Bozeman, you'll be amazed by the majestic peaks and steep canyons that ring the town. Founded in 1864, Bozeman marked the beginning of the Bozeman Trail that lead to the gold fields 80 miles west. The Museum of the Rockies, on the Montana State University campus, houses one of the world's largest collections of dinosaurs, along with exhibits on Native American and Western history and a 104-seat domed planetarium. An 89-mile scenic route takes you to the Gallatin Petrified Forest and Gallatin National Forest. Nearby Virginia City, a mining ghost town, stands as it did in its heyday, with 150 buildings certified as authentic historic structures.

9

Glacier National Park

282 miles

Glacier encompasses more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows, lakes, mountains and glacial-carved valleys. It is named for its prominent glacier-carved terrain, dating back some 10,000 years to the Ice Age, creating some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. This diverse landscape is home to more than 70 species of mammal including grizzly bears and grey wolves over 260 bird species including golden eagles, and an incredible variety of plant life. To the east of Glacier is the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Take the 70-mile self-drive tour of Blackfeet Country, following the historical “Blackfeet Trail”, and you’ll understand why the Blackfeet felt so at home here. Between East and West Glacier is the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, truly the scenic drive of a lifetime. Whilst here, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities from hiking to rafting and horse riding to rock climbing.

14

Missoula

116 miles

Missoula's historic downtown boasts unique dining and shopping opportunities and a lively nightlife. Just outside the city, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area offers endless mountain trails; here you’ll find mountain lakes, waterfalls, and slopes of sub-alpine fir, pine and spruce and open parklands. An abundance of wildlife can also be found, from elk and coyotes to black bears and mountain lions. In the city itself, explore the exhibits at the Art Museum of Missoula or take a trip back in time at the Historical Museum. Dragon Hollow, a magical playground that features a hand-carved carousel is a must for families.

15

Salmon

140 miles

Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark’s translator, companion and guide, was born in what today is the mountain town of Salmon, Idaho. The Sacajawea Centre honours her heritage and role in the Corps of Discovery. Perched on the edge of the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Salmon, Idaho is home to a vibrant collection of art galleries and restaurants and provides the opportunity for a wide array of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, exhilarating white-water rafting and relaxing in natural hot springs.

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Yellowstone National Park

220 miles

Yellowstone National Park contains almost 60% of the world’s geysers. Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas while the Old Faithful area is made up of four different basins where there are at least 150 geysers within one square mile. The Grant Village and Lake areas are both adjacent to Yellowstone Lake, the largest lake at a high elevation in North America. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River is roughly 20 miles long and varies between 800 and 1,200 feet deep and the falls along the river include Tower Falls, which drops 132-foot. Tower Creek is framed by eroded volcanic pinnacles that were documented by the earliest explorers in the region. The abundant wildlife throughout Yellowstone is almost as famous as its geysers so keep your eye out for bear, elk, moose, wolves, bison and much more. There are also many excellent museums and visitor centres throughout the park which will put your experiences into perspective.

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Jackson Hole

130 miles

As you arrive in Jackson, it becomes immediately obvious why the Tetons, the 40-mile long mountain range that surround it, are a National Park. All three Scenic Drives are a must do: the Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, and Signal Mountain Summit Road. We highly recommend taking a Wildlife Expedition, which will take you into the back country of Grand Teton National Park, otherwise inaccessible to traffic. There are also plenty of fly-fishing, mountain biking and white-water rafting opportunities. Hot air balloon trips are also popular.


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  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Car rental
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