Montana
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $1,998 / person
  • ($380 single supplement) Children: $1,598-$1,798

MONTANA FAMILY VACATION

Pack the kids and your favorite cowboy hat and get ready for an invigorating, all-inclusive dream trip to Montana and Yellowstone National Park. With roots deep in Montana soil, it’s no surprise that Austin Adventures is the leading provider of best-in-class travel from Red Lodge to Lamar Valley and beyond. From gurgling geysers to lofty mountaintops, discover the perfect backdrop of your next family photo on this intimate journey through Big Sky Country. Our expert guides can’t wait to introduce you and your family to the remarkable treasures of the wild, wild west as you explore pine-studded forests, get rowdy at a rip-roaring rodeo and ride horseback across pristine meadows with a couple of bona fide cowboys. Each day, enjoy the finest in western hospitality and regional fare complemented with Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. You and your buckaroos won’t soon forget this adventure of a lifetime! Voted one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2014, this Montana family vacation is the perfect combination of history, adventure and jaw-dropping landscapes.

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  • Family Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Horseback

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

From Little Big Horn and the Beartooth Mountains to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and Cody’s rollicking Rodeo, there’s no better place to garner a true taste of the Wild West than here in Austin Adventures’ own backyard. Our expert guides can't wait to share the fascinating folklore and endless outdoor offerings of Big Sky Country on this six-day, exclusive journey through one of our favorite places on earth. This Montana vacation package is sure to delight adventurers of all ages and send you home with a collection of unforgettable photos and memories-to-last-a-lifetime.

  • Step back in time on a visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield, a memorial to the Sioux and Cheyenne, and to the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry
  • Get up-close-and-personal with a giant grizzly, a friendly lynx and a great horned owl on a private tour of Billings' ZooMontana
  • Hike into Montana's beautiful backcountry working up an appetite for a bison burger at the famous Grizzly Bar in Roscoe
  • Journey to the “Top of the World” on the Beartooth Highway for spectacular 360-degree views and the chance to play in the snow in the middle of summer!
  • Channel your inner cowboy as you ride horseback through Montana’s prairieland
  • Soak up the sunrise over Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in search of wolves, bears, bison, elk and antelope
  • Hoot and holler at the Cody Stampede Rodeo
Elk Crossing
Photo: Elk Crossing
Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Billings, Montana

  • Day 1: Billings
  • Day 2: Red Lodge
  • Day 3: Cooke City
  • Day 4: Lamar Valley
  • Day 5: Cody
  • Day 6: Billings

Night 1: Northern Hotel

This Four-Star hotel is located in the heart of downtown Billings.  Reopened in early 2013, the Northern invites you to relax in the luxuriously-renovated guest rooms featuring warm, contemporary interiors by award-winning designer, Mitch Thompson. With 24-hour room service and unique in-room amenities (do you like aquariums?), the hotel has dotted every I and crossed every T in creating a luxurious Western experience.

Night 2: Pollard Hotel

Steeped in history, The Pollard is located in the former mining town of Red Lodge at the edge of the Rocky Mountains and is the destination hotel near Yellowstone’s east entrance. Open the French doors in your suite to a private balcony, or relax by the fire with a rich coffee in The Gallery, or appreciate a single malt scotch and a good book in the History Room.

Nights 3 & 4: Alpine Motel

Located in Cooke City right near the Northeast entrance to Yellowstone, the Alpine Motel's rustic charm mirrors the stunning scenery surrounding it.

Night 5: Irma Hotel

Step back in time into the old west of today at the Irma Hotel, a place the famous hunter and showman Buffalo Bill Cody called “a gem.” Here, you can stay in historic rooms that housed some of the most iconic figures of the West: Frederic Remington, Annie Oakley, and Calamity Jane. Fancy enough for royalty and comfortable enough for cowboys and cowgirls, the Irma Hotel exemplifies the spirit of Cody, Wyoming!

Dates, Rates
& Details

Stop daydreaming and start planning your adventure today. Confirmed departure dates and rates are listed below. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $1,998 / person
  • ($380 single supplement) Children: $1,598-$1,798

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Wide open spaces: In Montana, 39 of the 50 counties are considered “frontier counties,” meaning they have 6 or fewer residents per square mile. Compare that to New York County (the borough of Manhattan) where over 69,000 people reside per square mile!
  • 2. The wildlife: Did you ever challenge your sibling to see who could hold their head under water longest? Don’t challenge a moose! They can hold their heads under water for three minutes!
  • 3. Thermal wonderland: Think you can see all the thermal features Yellowstone has to offer? Think again. There are over 10,000! Let us show you the best ones.
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Northern Hotel, indulge in ultimate relaxation in the midst of Big Sky Country.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From getting your kids excited about the great outdoors to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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