New tour of the West follows itinerary crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns

Where in the West would documentary filmmaker Ken Burns recommend you visit? Burns and Connecticut-based Tauck travel company have crafted a tour to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone that’s equal parts cultural history and natural wonders.

and the Teton Mountains are the focus of this eight-day tour, which adds a lot of little extras along the way, such as a private visit to a wildlife photographer’s home; a lecture at the Western Heritage Center in Billings, Mont.; a demonstration of cowboy skills; and a rafting trip on the Snake River.

Also, participants will see film vignettes about the West made for the tour by Burns and Dayton Duncan, who wrote and co-produced the “National Parks” series.

Stops along the way include , a rock formation in south central Montana; the , where Gen. George Custer and the U.S. Army squared off with Native Americans; guided tours of Yellowstone; the in Jackson, Wyo.; and more. (Burns does not appear on this tour.)

When: June 10 and 24; July 15 and 22; Aug. 5, 12 and 26; Sept. 9 and 16

Price: $4,690 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, meals, tours, exclusive sessions and ground transportation. Airfare to and from Billings is extra.

Info: , or call a travel agent

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