Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2017
The ultimate National Park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos.You'll enjoy Insider moments like- getting a glimpse of the Old West as you are treated to a good ol' fashioned stick-up before a cowboy dinner. You'll be entertained around the campfire by the songs and historical tales of cowboy poet, Happy Pappy.This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.
- Scenic drive along Desert View Drive
- Orientation of Salt Lake City
- See Little Bighorn Battlefield
- View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
- Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley and Las Vegas
- 14 full breakfasts.
- 6 dinners (includingÂ Be My Guest).
- 1 lunch.
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- Porterage and local charges included
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- VIP entry to many sights
Call (317) 736-0528 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13153668
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 3/31/2017
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Las Vegas||Arrive Las Vegas: Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception|
Tropicana Las Vegas
|Day 2||ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS||Las Vegas - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks: Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos-tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
|Day 3||Salt Lake City||Bryce Canyon - Salt Lake City: Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young's former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location. Full Breakfast|
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
|Day 4||Jackson||Salt Lake City - Montpelier - Jackson: Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore.Full Breakfast, Lunch|
The Lodge at Jackson Hole
|Day 5||GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS||Jackson - Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights): Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
National Park Lodges
|Day 6||Yellowstone National Park||Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time: Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars.Full Breakfast|
|Day 7||Billings||Yellowstone - Cody - Billings: Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining|
Crowne Plaza Billings
|Day 8||Rapid City||Billings - Little Bighorn - Rapid City (2 Nights): Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.Full Breakfast|
|Day 9||Rapid City||Black Hills Excursion: Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe's history through dance and song. Full Breakfast, Dinner|
|Day 10||Denver||Rapid City - Denver: Cross some of the West's most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled in at your hotel, enjoy the evening to relax.Full Breakfast|
Sheraton Denver Downtown
|Day 11||Moab||Denver - Vail - Moab (2 Nights): Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Then it's on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area's rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours-perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you're in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with an included dinner.Full Breakfast|
BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
|Day 12||Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion||Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion: Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Enjoy the evening on your own.Full Breakfast|
|Day 13||Monument Valley||Moab - Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley: Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal|
|Day 14||Grand Canyon National Park||Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park: Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas-the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner|
National Park Lodges
|Day 15||Depart Las Vegas||Grand Canyon - Depart Las Vegas: If you would like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky this morning. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.Full Breakfast|
- Enjoy the unforgettable sight of stunning "Fall Foliage" during our September 3 - October 3 departures (as determined by Mother Nature).
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class