About the tour: North by Northwest

Join us on a fantastic journey from Denver to Vancouver then on to San Francisco, seeing some of the most spectacular sights along the way. Discover the “mile high” city of Denver before travelling along America’s highest highway through Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the effortlessly beautiful natural majesty of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, and traverse the Going-to-the-Sun Road in the seemingly untouched Glacier National Park. We’ll then visit Banff, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before experiencing the perfect blend of cityscape and natural beauty with a tour of Vancouver and its harbour front. Enjoy the “Emerald City” of Seattle and witness the majestic landscapes of Mt. Rainier National Park and the Mount St. Helens volcano. The stunning and rugged Oregon coastline then awaits, as we have the opportunity to explore Redwood National Park and touch some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world! With a stop in California’s wine country, taste the world-renowned vintages of Sonoma County before we end our tour in San Francisco.

This remarkable line-up boasts incredible natural beauty and renowned city marvels – the perfect combination for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

Tour Includes

  • 18 nights hotel
  • Flights to Denver and from San Francisco
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Manager

20 days from £4199 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Denver, Colorado where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Welcome to Denver! With the impressive Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver effortlessly blends the city’s Old West heritage with today’s modern skyscrapers and urban energy. Today’s city tour introduces you to the “Mile High City.”

    This afternoon is at leisure for you to explore independently. Why not enjoy one of the many museums or art exhibitions the city offers?


    Included Highlights

    • Denver

    A short distance from Denver, we will enter Rocky Mountain National Park where you will feel like you are on top of the world! Here, 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments.

    Continue through Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city and the nation’s railroad capital, to Casper, where the landscapes are a painter’s dream come true. Casper has a rich and vibrant history as an important outpost of the Old West. The area is steeped in western history, Old West culture and the legacy of pioneers who forged their way through the mountains and plains on their way to Oregon and California.

    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Rocky Mountain National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Casper

    Today, we take an unforgettable journey into America’s first national park and nature’s wonderland – Yellowstone. Here, the Earth is in action with geysers, spectacular mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls and ancient volcanoes. The iconic spots – Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon – will be familiar from photographs, but seeing them in person is a truly humbling experience. They’re not just as good as you’ve heard – they’re better!

    In addition to superb scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves. Home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk and much more, you are bound to see wildlife wherever you go!


    Included Highlights

    • Yellowstone

    Today you will spend time experiencing more of Yellowstone’s natural wonders. Marvel at mudpots, geysers and the hidden power of volcanoes rising up in colourful hot springs. Explore mountains, forests and lakes to discover wildlife, witnessing the drama of the natural world unfold. Or, get active with a walk along one of the many park trails or boardwalks.


    Included Highlights

    • Yellowstone

    Crossing the Continental Divide, we will leave the wonder of Yellowstone behind, making our way alongside the impressive Mission Mountain Range and beautiful shore of Flathead Lake, to Kalispell.

    Flathead Lake
    Flathead Lake

    Included Highlights

    • Flathead Lake

    This morning, we visit the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park. Travel along the famed 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road - a national historic landmark and one of the most epic engineering feats in the world - before crossing the U.S./Canadian border into Calgary.

    Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, Calgary is surrounded by incomparable natural grandeur and offers an unparalleled urban experience.


    Included Highlights

    • Calgary
    • Glacier National Park

    Today, it’s on to Banff, Canada’s first national park and one of the world’s premier destinations. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Banff features snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, forests, meadows, rivers and sweeping vistas. Spend the day exploring this magnificent area before heading to Canmore for the night.


    Included Highlights

    • Banff National Park
    • Canmore

    Today begins with a visit to Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise. Set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, the emerald colours and grandiose setting of Lake Louise render it Canada’s most famous lake, and probably the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies.

    We continue along the Ice-fields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning roadways, to Banff’s northern counterpart, the spectacular Jasper National Park.

    Lake Louise
    Lake Louise

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Louise
    • Jasper National Park

    This morning’s drive along the Yellowhead Highway allows you to enjoy British Columbia’s stunning scenery as we cross the provincial border and enter Mount Robson Provincial Park.

    Mount Robson is the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system and boasts the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

    We then continue to Kamloops and the stunning paradise of Sun Peaks.

    Robson National Park
    Robson National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Kamloops
    • Robson National Park
    • Sun Peaks

    Today we'll wind our way through Fraser Canyon, following the Fraser and Thompson rivers. Discover the trails used by early gold-seekers and relive their journey through steep canyons, raging rivers, high mountain passes and rugged scenery.

    We then continue through the lower Fraser Valley to the port city of Vancouver. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Vancouver offers visitors an exciting cityscape set within a landscape of stunning, rugged beauty. Upon arrival, a city tour highlights many of Vancouver’s famous sights, including Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Stanley Park and Vancouver Harbour.


    Included Highlights

    • Vancouver
    • Fraser Canyon

    A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in more of Vancouver’s sights and attractions, or, why not enjoy a ferry across the Strait of Georgia, dotted with its many islands, to Vancouver Island (at extra cost)?

    The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria, sits on Vancouver Island, and is a unique blend of old-world charm and new-world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rain-forest backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip!


    Included Highlights

    • Vancouver

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Vancouver Island
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Today’s journey takes us back across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snow-capped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sample of Northwest life.


    Included Highlights

    • Seattle

    We depart this morning for Portland, Oregon’s largest city and one of the world’s best walking cities.

    En route, visit Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest “ring of fire.” Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. Just south, you'll find Mount St. Helens which is the youngest and most active volcano in the contiguous U.S.

    Mount Rainer National Park
    Mount Rainer National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Mount Rainer National Park
    • Mount St. Helens

    Today we enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon’s coastline, where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forests await.

    We continue south through Newport and the heart of the central coast to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Further south is Coos Bay - the largest community on the coast.

    Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
    Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    Included Highlights

    • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    Continuing south again, the rugged Oregon coastline offers stunning views, endless beaches, crashing waves and beautiful lighthouses; while California’s spectacular Redwood Coast offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs!

    Located in the heart of this Redwood Empire, Eureka is one of California’s historic landmarks and an “open-air museum” of Victorian architecture.

    Redwood National Park
    Redwood National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Eureka
    • Redwood National Park

    Today, we continue south en route to northern California’s wine country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the seasons change, and a wonderful Mediterranean climate, this region is home to some of the most famous wineries in the world.

    Sonoma County
    Wine Country

    Included Highlights

    • Wine Country

    This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving in San Francisco where we are transferred to our hotel for an overnight stay.

    Golden Gate Bridge
    Golden Gate Bridge

    Included Highlights

    • San Francisco

    Enjoy time at leisure before being transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. Why not explore The Waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, or, take a ride on a world-famous San Francisco cable car?

    San Francicso
    San Francicso

    Included Highlights

    • San Francicso

    Arrival in the UK.

    All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, ATI, once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. ATI Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.

    This tour requires customers to have a certain degree of fitness as it is a very full itinerary.  Wheelchairs must be prior approved by ATI.  This is due to luggage space being at a premium on the coach.  Customers are subject to 1 piece of hold luggage each, additional pieces are subject to approval by ATI and may be charged at a supplement.  Passengers with medical conditions which impair their travels and may require assistance must make these conditions known at the time of booking. Tour Directors are not permitted to personally intervene or assist in medical emergencies, or assist passengers with prior medical conditions. Passengers with physical challenges must always travel with a companion who can assist them. All coaches are equipped with a lavatory. As facilities for properly serving the lavatory are extremely limited outside major metropolitan areas, the on-board lavatory is principally intended for emergency use. Of course, frequent stops are made throughout the day for the customers comfort. You may find that your tour coach does not have seat belts as American Law doesn't require them.

    Please note, due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be aged 21 years or over.  Persons under 21 years of age cannot enter casinos (including those in hotels) alone in the USA and must be accompanied at all times by an adult aged 21 or over.


    Travel Authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required prior to travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, for which an additional charge of approximately $14 per person is made. Log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application in English. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, DHS recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the correct passport and visa (if required) to enter the United States of America.  If you are in any doubt please contact the appropriate embassy.

    Travel Insurance from £83.00 (20 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £1,199.00 (20 days).

    North by Northwest 20 days from £4199pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay at hotels such as:

    • Sheraton Downtown, Denver
    • Ramkota Hotel, Casper
    • Yellowstone Park Hotel, Yellowstone
    • Red Lion Hotel Kalispell
    • Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
    • Quality Resort Chateau Canmore, Banff/Canmore
    • Tonquin Inn, Jasper
    • Sun Peaks Lodge, Sun Peaks
    • Century Plaza, Vancouver
    • Courtyard Seattle Downtown, Seattle
    • AC Hotel Downtown, Portland
    • Red Lion Coos Bay
    • Red Lion Eureka
    • Sandman Hotel, Sonoma
    • • Hotel Carlton, San Francisco

    Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

    Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (or similar)

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Estimated flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
    Flights to Denver and returning from San Francisco are available from Heathrow.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Customer Reviews