I emigrantenes fotspor 2010




Midwest to the West Coast

September 10 - 23, 2010

Day 1 – Friday –September 10, 2010Minneapolis, MN

Arrive at the Lindbergh Terminal in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Meet chartered motor coach for transfer to hotel. Overnight at the Sheraton Midtown Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.

Day 2 - Saturday - September 11- Mpls -Alexandria- Fargo, ND B, D Breakfast at hotel. Drive along Cedar Avenue, location where Norwegian immigrants lived and started businesses in the early 1900’s. Tour the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, a beautiful Italian Renaissance building, featuring one of the world’s tallest unsupported marble domes. See the statue of Knute Nelson, a Norwegian immigrant and noted politician who was the first Governor of Minnesota. Depart for Alexandria to visit the early home of Knute Nelson. Tour the Runestone Museum that displays the controversial stone and its detailing of a Vikings journey to the area in 1362. Continue to Fargo. Dinner. Overnight at the Expressway Suites Hotel.

Day 3 – Sunday – September 12Fargo- Bismarck, ND. B, D

Breakfast at hotel. Get a look at life in the pioneer days with a visit to Bonanzaville. Tour Hjemkomst Center and replica of Hopperstad Stave Church. Drive to Jamestown and see the world’s largest buffalo statue. Continue to Bismarck. Dinner. Overnight at the Expressway Suites Hotel.

Day 4 – Monday – September 13– Bismarck, ND-Glendive, MT B, D

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the ND Historical Center. Drive to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the historic western town of Medora. Enjoy the wildlife, including bison and prairie dogs along the road, as the bus drives through the “scenic loop” of Teddy Roosevelt State Park. Continue to Glendive, MT. Dinner. Overnight at Best Western Glendive Inn.

Day 5 - Tuesday – September 14Glendive – Billings, MT B, D

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Little Bighorn Battlefield and learn of the historic battle between the native American tribes and General Custer’s unit. Continue to Billings, MT. Experience the “cowboy life” in a wagon train ride to a camp where the group has a steak dinner cookout. Enjoy a “cowboy concert” by the campfire before returning to the hotel. Overnight at the Holiday Inn.

Day 6 – Wednesday – September 15 - Billings – Bozeman/Livingston, MT B, L

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Yellowstone County Museum. Drive to Big Timber for lunch at local restaurant. Continue to Bozeman. Tour area. Possible visit to Sons of Norway group. Overnight at the Holiday Inn.

Day 7 – Thursday – September 16 – Bozeman/Livingston - Helena B

Breakfast at hotel. Stop at the Missouri River Headwaters Park, near Three Forks, MT, to learn about the 1805 discovery of Lewis and Clark as they found the three rivers converging to form the Missouri River. Drive to Helena. Visit Sons of Norway lodge. Overnight at the Wingate Hotel by Wyndham.

Day 8 – Friday – September 17 – Helena - Missoula, MT B, D

Breakfast. Visit the state Capitol building, Tour Montana Historical Society Museum. Drive through Macdonald Pass and continue to Missoula. Overnight at the Hawthorn Suites in Missoula.

Day 9 – Saturday – September 18 – B, D Missoula, MT – Trout Creek, MT B, L,D

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through a portion of the Flathead Indian Reservation and visit the National Bison Range, one of the oldest wildlife preserves in the US, where 500 head of buffalo are visible as they roam the terrain. Continue on Highway 200 through National Forest wilderness. Lunch. Arrive at the beautiful location of Trout Creek. Dinner. Overnight at the Lakeside and Trout Creek Motels.

Day 10 – Sunday – September 19 - Trout Creek, MT – Spokane, WA (via Sandpoint & US hiway 2) B, L

Breakfast at hotel. Continue drive through Bitterroot Mountain range and pass Lake Pend Oreille, a 43 mile long, 1150 foot deep freshwater lake formed by glaciers. Arrive at Sandpoint for lunch. Continue to Spokane. Tour the historical Davenport Hotel, built during the days of railroad development in 1914. Visit Sons of Norway. Overnight at the Davenport Hotel.

Day 11 – Monday – September 20 – Spokane, WA – Wenatchee, WA B, D

Breakfast. Drive west over the flat plateau of western Washington. Cross over the Grand Coulee, part of a network of gashes caused by glacial flooding. Continue to Wenatchee. Explore the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy wine tasting at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery with dinner to follow in its restaurant, La Bonne Terre, in Wenatchee. Overnight at the Comfort Inn.

Day 12 – Tuesday – September 21- Wenatchee, WA – Seattle, WA B, L

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive over the Cascade Mountains to Seattle. Arrive in Ballard district of Seattle. Visit Fort Lawton and other historical sites in area. Meet with Sons of Norway. Overnight at Red Lion Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Day 13 – Wednesday – September 22 – Seattle, WA B, D

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Ballard area. Tour the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Hiram Chittenden locks and canal. Walk through Pike Place Market and other sites on Fisherman’s Wharf. Dinner at Ivar’s on Pier 54. Overnight at the Red Lion Hotel.

Day 14 – Thursday – September 23 – Seattle, WA – Norway B

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to SEA-TAC airport for departure flight (11:00 AM)


802 N. 43rd St.

Grand Forks, ND 58203

701-772-8999 1-800-437-5302

E-Mail: molly@brekketours.com


Add on from Oslo: NOK 565

Minimum 20-24 paying persons NOK 23,600

Minimum 25-29 paying persons NOK 22,100

Minimum 30-34 paying persons NOK 21,100

Minimum 35-39 paying persons NOK 20,400

Minimum 40+ paying persons NOK 19,800

Single supplement: NOK 4735


v Roundtrip air, coach class, from Stavanger to Minneapolis, and return from Seattle to Stavanger.

- Departure out of Oslo to Minneapolis, and return Seattle to Oslo, add on NOK 565.

v 13 nights hotel accommodations, double occupancy in double or twin-bedded rooms, with the exception of Day 9 in Trout Creek, MT, where accommodations will be a combination of motel rooms and cabins, all double occupancy, with private bath.

v 13 daily breakfasts (American style), 4 lunches, and 8 dinners (including a “cowboy cookout”)

v Hire of 1st class motor coach, for:

· Day 1: Transfer from Lindbergh airport to hotel in Minneapolis

· Day 2-13: Itinerary as stated above

· Days 14: Transfer from hotel in downtown Seattle to SEA-TAC airport

v Entrance to:

· Runestone Museum

· Knute Nelson home

· Bonanzaville

· Hjemkomst Center

· Theodore Roosevelt Park and “scenic loop” drive

· Cowboy “cookout” and wagon train ride

· Little Bighorn Battlefield

· Missouri River Headwaters Park

· Montana Historical Society Museum

· Wine tasting at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

· Nordic Heritage Museum

v Leader/guide Museum Director Knut Djupedal, The Norwegian Emigrant Museum

Price is subject to availability and final confirmation of proposal. Tour price is based on a minimum of 15 paid hotel rooms. If tour booking is less than 15 rooms, surcharge may apply. Please see Terms and Conditions for Tour sent in separate document.