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Scenic Parks Explorer

15 day Escorted Tour - from £3465

From Mesa Verde’s carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon’s towering hoodoos, this once-in-a-lifetime experience visits seven parks in the west and mid-west and gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See iconic Mount Rushmore
  • Bryce Canyon & Monument Valley
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • The magnificent Grand Canyon
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Las Vegas

Las Vegas launches our encounter with America’s 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.

Hotel: Harrahs Las Vegas
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.

Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon centre – Temple Square – and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers. This evening, choose to enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet dining location.

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Jackson

Imagine a time when brave pioneers travelled West in search of a better life as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Centre. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Teton Range. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

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

Day 5 - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. We overnight at one of the lodges within the national park.

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

Day 6 - Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendour of one of the world’s oldest national parks. See the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then join your Travel Director to explore the park’s bubbling hot springs, mud paint pots and Old Faithful as its waters shoot impressively up into the air.

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

Day 7 - Billings

Pay tribute to ‘Buffalo Bill’ in his hometown of Cody, where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West”. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country where we ‘Connect with Locals’ in an effortlessly delivered authentic encounter with true Western hospitality.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Billings
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Rapid City

Our day 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. Continue east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

Hotel: The Rushmore
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Black Hills

Discover the wonders of the Black Hills on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial before a visit to Mount Rushmore. This afternoon, gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe’s history through dance and song.

Hotel: The Rushmore
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Denver

Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Moab

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. Continue to Moab for an evening on your terms.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - 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.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - 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. Our connection with the first nations of this land continues as we enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley.

Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14 - Grand Canyon National Park

Explore the red valley floor of Monument Valley in a special open-air vehicle, accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at the historic Cameron Trading Post, before arriving at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon where you’ll meet a Local Specialist. Gain a deeper understanding of into how this immense canyon came to be and why, as Theodore Roosevelt once proclaimed, ‘it is beyond comparison-beyond description’. Toast to the Trafalgar Highlights of America’s national parks and enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends inside the park.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canoyon
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 15 - Depart Las Vegas

Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon before hitting the road again. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Harrah’s Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

Meals:Breakfast

15 day Escorted Tour - from £3465

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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
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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