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Grand Teton National Park
Las Vegas Sign
Zion National Park, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park
Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park
Buffalo Bill Centre, Cody
Crazy Horse Memorial, America
Mount Rushmore
Sunset, Denver
Vail, America
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Monument Valley, Utah
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas at Night

Scenic Parks Explorer

15 day Escorted Tour – from £5770 £5150

With flights from £5750

An amazing journey through America’s scenic National Parks including; Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and the mighty Grand Canyon.

Highlights:
  • Catch Old Faithfull in Yellowstone National Park
  • Explore the amazing narrows of Zion
  • Soak in the surreal landscapes of Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley
  • Peer into the depths of the Grand Canyon
  • Experience the bright lights of Las Vegas

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Las Vegas Sign

Day 1 – Las Vegas

The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s…

The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s most beloved national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    Horseshoe Las Vegas

    Welcome Reception
Las Vegas Sign
Zion National Park, Utah

Day 2 – Zion National Park

Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today for sightseeing…

Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today for sightseeing and lunch as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies. In the evening join Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill and The Bryce Canyon Wranglers for an unforgettable evening of live country music and a delicious BBQ dinner.

    Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Zion National Park, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Day 3 – Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah’s capital and see its Mormon centre, Temple Square, and discover the basic…

Travel north to Utah’s capital and see its Mormon centre, Temple Square, and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers who settled here. Explore the city to find local dining all surrounded by picturesque mountains.

    Sheraton Salt Lake City

    Breakfast
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Day 4 – Jackson

Take in views of Powder Mountain and Bear Lake as you head north this morning from…

Take in views of Powder Mountain and Bear Lake as you head north this morning from Salt Lake City. You’ll have time for lunch on your own before continuing to Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the Teton Range, whose icy peaks will be your constant backdrop. You’ll have time this afternoon to settle in and explore this mountain town, which has an Old West look with a modern twist.

    Modern Mountain Motel, Jackson

    Breakfast
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park

Day 5 – Grand Teton National Park

Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. Inhabited…

Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. Inhabited first by Native Americans and later American pioneers, Grand Teton is the perfect place to explore over 200 miles of hiking trails and take in views of the Tetons from the Snake River. There is an optional experience to join a gentle Snake River Float Trip in the Park, learning from your guide about the park’s resident wildlife. We overnight at one of the lodges within the National Park.

    National Park Lodges Yellowstone

    Breakfast, Dinner
Grand Teton National Park
Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

Day 6 – Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a full day of exploring one of the world’s oldest national parks. Alongside your Travel…

Enjoy a full day of exploring one of the world’s oldest national parks. Alongside your Travel Director, marvel at Old Faithful, the thousand-year-old geyser which has been catapulting water into the Wyoming sky every 90 minutes for centuries. Exploring much of the park’s geological wonders in this awe-inspiring day, we stop at Lake Yellowstone, which contains the largest number of wild cutthroat trout in North America. We’ll also view Artists Point, a viewpoint from which you look upon the stunning cascade of the Lower Falls. You’ll also see the impressive Fountain Paint Pot area with its bubbling mud pots and geysers.

    National Park Lodges Yellowstone

    Breakfast
Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park
Buffalo Bill Centre, Cody

Day 7 – Cody & The Wild West

Pay tribute to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill…

Pay tribute to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Center to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West.”  You’ll take your wild west adventure to the next level as we make our way towards Big Sky Country. At the historic Billings Depot, you’re treated to a Western dinner Be My Guest experience. Savour every bite of local Chef Jordan Hodson’s three-course menu featuring local produce, a choice of starters, a seasonal dessert, and beer and wine.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

    Breakfast, Dinner
Buffalo Bill Centre, Cody
Crazy Horse Memorial, America

Day 8 – Black Hills, South Dakota

Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led…

Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn about preserving Native American Culture before continuing to Rapid City. There is an optional experience joining Mount Rushmore by Night with a Park Ranger. The sculpture lighting ceremony culminates as the faces of the monument are fully illuminated.

    The Rushmore Hotel & Suites

    Breakfast
Crazy Horse Memorial, America
Mount Rushmore

Day 9 – Mount Rushmore

Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face,…

Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then choose to venture into Badlands National Park. This evening, meet meet Lakota Tribe Member Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his passion for his culture over stories of his tribe’s history during a festive evening of singing, dance and music.

    The Rushmore Hotel & Suites

    Breakfast, Dinner
Mount Rushmore
Sunset, Denver

Day 10 – Denver

Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll…

Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    Sheraton Denver Downtown

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sunset, Denver
Vail, America

Day 11 – Rocky Mountains

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the…

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail, renowned for its epic powder-filled alpine basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s. Then discover local organic products and meet local farmers over a one-of-a-kind experience at Field to Fork, a four-season organic farm and boutique fruit stand. You’ll love learning about the local secrets of organic farming over a tour from the owners followed by a meal of farm-fresh ingredients. This evening in Moab, opt for an exhilarating optional experience flying over Canyonlands National Park during sunset.

    Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

    Breakfast, Lunch
Vail, America
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Day 12 – Canyonlands & Arches National Parks

Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of…

Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Next up, the Arches National Park provides an insightful encounter with thousands of natural sandstone arches formed by rain and wind where you may choose to take a short hike to iconic Delicate Arch view point. There is an optional Canyonlands by Night light show, complete with cowboy-style Dutch Oven Dinner and a trip on the Moab Queen II jet boat cruising by the lit-up canyon walls.

    Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

    Breakfast
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Monument Valley, Utah

Day 13 – Mesa Verde & Monument Valley

Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of…

Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park. Deepen your connection with the first nations of this land as we head toward Monument Valley – home to the Navajo Nation and the backdrop of many famous Hollywood Western movies.

    Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley

    Breakfast
Monument Valley, Utah
Grand Canyon

Day 14 – The Grand Canyon

Explore Monument Valley with a Local Specialist as you drive in an open-air vehicle past its…

Explore Monument Valley with a Local Specialist as you drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. Continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post to stretch your legs or find some Indigenous crafts to take home. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, gaze into its mesmerizing multi-coloured depths. Stop at Desert View Intertribal Cultural Heritage Site to hear stories, family histories and cultural demonstrations by tribal members. Lastly, take in the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon on a private nature walk with a geological expert, Canyon Tim. Join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

    National Park Lodges Grand Canyon

    Breakfast, Dinner
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas at Night

Day 15 – Farewell from Las Vegas

Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon. End your journey in…

Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Horseshoe Las Vegas for those whishing to extend their stay.

    Breakfast
Las Vegas at Night

Your Itinerary

You can customise this itinerary by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1

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Las Vegas

The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s most beloved national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    Horseshoe Las Vegas

    Welcome Reception
Las Vegas Sign

Day 2

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today for sightseeing and lunch as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies. In the evening join Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill and The Bryce Canyon Wranglers for an unforgettable evening of live country music and a delicious BBQ dinner.

    Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Zion National Park, Utah

Day 3

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Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah’s capital and see its Mormon centre, Temple Square, and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers who settled here. Explore the city to find local dining all surrounded by picturesque mountains.

    Sheraton Salt Lake City

    Breakfast
Salt Lake City, Utah

Day 4

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Jackson

Take in views of Powder Mountain and Bear Lake as you head north this morning from Salt Lake City. You’ll have time for lunch on your own before continuing to Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the Teton Range, whose icy peaks will be your constant backdrop. You’ll have time this afternoon to settle in and explore this mountain town, which has an Old West look with a modern twist.

    Modern Mountain Motel, Jackson

    Breakfast
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Day 5

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Grand Teton National Park

Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. Inhabited first by Native Americans and later American pioneers, Grand Teton is the perfect place to explore over 200 miles of hiking trails and take in views of the Tetons from the Snake River. There is an optional experience to join a gentle Snake River Float Trip in the Park, learning from your guide about the park’s resident wildlife. We overnight at one of the lodges within the National Park.

    National Park Lodges Yellowstone

    Breakfast, Dinner
Grand Teton National Park

Day 6

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Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a full day of exploring one of the world’s oldest national parks. Alongside your Travel Director, marvel at Old Faithful, the thousand-year-old geyser which has been catapulting water into the Wyoming sky every 90 minutes for centuries. Exploring much of the park’s geological wonders in this awe-inspiring day, we stop at Lake Yellowstone, which contains the largest number of wild cutthroat trout in North America. We’ll also view Artists Point, a viewpoint from which you look upon the stunning cascade of the Lower Falls. You’ll also see the impressive Fountain Paint Pot area with its bubbling mud pots and geysers.

    National Park Lodges Yellowstone

    Breakfast
Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

Day 7

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Cody & The Wild West

Pay tribute to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Center to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West.”  You’ll take your wild west adventure to the next level as we make our way towards Big Sky Country. At the historic Billings Depot, you’re treated to a Western dinner Be My Guest experience. Savour every bite of local Chef Jordan Hodson’s three-course menu featuring local produce, a choice of starters, a seasonal dessert, and beer and wine.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

    Breakfast, Dinner
Buffalo Bill Centre, Cody

Day 8

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Black Hills, South Dakota

Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn about preserving Native American Culture before continuing to Rapid City. There is an optional experience joining Mount Rushmore by Night with a Park Ranger. The sculpture lighting ceremony culminates as the faces of the monument are fully illuminated.

    The Rushmore Hotel & Suites

    Breakfast
Crazy Horse Memorial, America

Day 9

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Mount Rushmore

Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then choose to venture into Badlands National Park. This evening, meet meet Lakota Tribe Member Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his passion for his culture over stories of his tribe’s history during a festive evening of singing, dance and music.

    The Rushmore Hotel & Suites

    Breakfast, Dinner
Mount Rushmore

Day 10

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Denver

Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    Sheraton Denver Downtown

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sunset, Denver

Day 11

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Rocky Mountains

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail, renowned for its epic powder-filled alpine basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s. Then discover local organic products and meet local farmers over a one-of-a-kind experience at Field to Fork, a four-season organic farm and boutique fruit stand. You’ll love learning about the local secrets of organic farming over a tour from the owners followed by a meal of farm-fresh ingredients. This evening in Moab, opt for an exhilarating optional experience flying over Canyonlands National Park during sunset.

    Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

    Breakfast, Lunch
Vail, America

Day 12

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Canyonlands & Arches National Parks

Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Next up, the Arches National Park provides an insightful encounter with thousands of natural sandstone arches formed by rain and wind where you may choose to take a short hike to iconic Delicate Arch view point. There is an optional Canyonlands by Night light show, complete with cowboy-style Dutch Oven Dinner and a trip on the Moab Queen II jet boat cruising by the lit-up canyon walls.

    Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

    Breakfast
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Day 13

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Mesa Verde & Monument Valley

Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park. Deepen your connection with the first nations of this land as we head toward Monument Valley – home to the Navajo Nation and the backdrop of many famous Hollywood Western movies.

    Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley

    Breakfast
Monument Valley, Utah

Day 14

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The Grand Canyon

Explore Monument Valley with a Local Specialist as you drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. Continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post to stretch your legs or find some Indigenous crafts to take home. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, gaze into its mesmerizing multi-coloured depths. Stop at Desert View Intertribal Cultural Heritage Site to hear stories, family histories and cultural demonstrations by tribal members. Lastly, take in the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon on a private nature walk with a geological expert, Canyon Tim. Join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

    National Park Lodges Grand Canyon

    Breakfast, Dinner
Grand Canyon

Day 15

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Farewell from Las Vegas

Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Horseshoe Las Vegas for those whishing to extend their stay.

    Breakfast
Las Vegas at Night

This Tour Includes

14 nights hotel accommodation
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners and 1 Welcome Reception
Expert Travel Director
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
Professional and experienced driver

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  • Extra nights in Las Vegas before or after your tour

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Scenic Parks Explorer

15 day Escorted Tour – from £5770 £5150

With flights from £5750

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