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National Parks Wonders

9 day Escorted Tour - from £2115

Journey past the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons, bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone and lawless backwater towns, where the legends of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Crazy Horse once ruled.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Orientation of Jackson
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • The towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park
  • The Black Hills of South Dakota
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Jackson

Welcome to Jackson. Explore Jackson on your terms before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Grand Teton National Park

Spend a full day at leisure connecting with the dazzling natural scenery of Grand Teton National Park. If you like, take an optional float trip down Snake River^. Take an aerial tram ride to the peak of Rendezvous Mountain (seasonal) this afternoon. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Regional Dinner.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Yellowstone National Park

We continue our exploration of the Tetons this morning before heading to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. Your encounter with its geothermal wonders will leave you in awe. Witness Old Faithful’s waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. We stay amidst the colourful pools of hotsprings, mudpots and geysers tonight at one of the park’s signature lodges.

Hotel: National Parks Lodges, Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Yellowstone National Park

Keep a keen eye out for bison, grizzlies and elk as you journey through Hayden Valley en route to the rusting walls of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. Drive along Dunraven Pass and past Montana’s Lamar Valley, home to herds of elk, bison and grizzlies. Admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs as they descend into the valley.

Hotel: National Parks Lodges, Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Sheridan

Head to the infamous town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Gain insights into the history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West and delve into the history of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days, and the culture of the Plains Indians. This evening we ‘Connect with Locals’ and enjoy a traditional Western-style ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at a historic café, complete with an old-time tobacco shop.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Rapid City

Head through the windswept prairies of the American Frontier and into the Black Hills of South Dakota, admiring the looming fortress of Devils Tower en route. Arriving in the infamous Gold Rush town of Deadwood, we join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour. Meet a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Journey to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the evening illumination ceremony.

Hotel: The Rushmore
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Black Hills

This morning, we pay tribute to Crazy Horse, peering at the immortalised face of the famed war chief of the Lakota people etched from the granite rock of the Black Hills. ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how your visit contributes to its preservation. We continue to Mount Rushmore featuring the enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Returning to Rapid City, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers and Dive into Culture during a festive Farewell Dinner and Make a Difference by learning how Stephen Yellowhawk works to preserve Native American heritage. who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song.

Hotel: The Rushmore
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Rapid City

Take an optional trip to Badlands National Park this morning or enjoy free time to explore downtown Rapid City today. This evening, we ‘Dive into Culture’ during a festive Farewell Dinner and ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how Stephen Yellowhawk works to preserve Native American heritage.

Hotel: The Rushmore
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Depart Rapid City

Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

9 day Escorted Tour - from £2115

With flights from £2739

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OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Rapid City – from £105
  • Add a beach stay in Miami – from £83
  • Add a New York City Stay – from £335
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 Departures
14, 16, 23, 28 & 30 May 2020
6, 11, 18, 20, 25 & 27 June 2020
9, 16, 18 & 23 July 2020
8, 13, 15, 20, 23 &27 August 2020
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26 & 27 September 2020
1, 4, 8 & 15 October 2020

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.

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**Early Bird Offer – Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Escorted Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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