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The Wonders of the US National Parks

17 days from £3,499pp

Offer highlights

See for yourself some of America's greatest views and most striking natural wonders, on a tour that captures the spirit of the West.

On this epic journey, you'll take in the startling landscapes of Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the majestic Grand Canyon, and follow in the tracks of the pioneers and cattle herders. Discover some of America's most extraordinary sights on a tour filled with the history, the vast sweep, and the sheer majesty of the West, then complete your unforgettable adventure with a stay in the glittering man-made oasis of Las Vegas.

 

  • Gaze in awe at Mount Rushmore's famous carvings
  • Two nights to explore Las Vegas
  • Cross classic cowboy country to Cheyenne 



Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to the USA

Your tour manager will meet you when you arrive in Denver, the gateway to the Rockies and the Great Plains of the American West, and together you'll journey north into Wyoming to stay in state capital, Cheyenne.

Day 2 Journey into South Dakota

Continue heading north, today, stopping in historic Fort Laramie - a historic Oregon Trail landmark - and passing into South Dakota. Here the Black Hills formed the background to one of North America’s most famous gold rushes, and you'll spend two nights in charming, small-town-feel, Rapid City.

Day 3 Included visit to Mount Rushmore

Head into the hills to see two of America’s most iconic monuments. First is Mount Rushmore, with its four giant presidential faces, followed by the Crazy Horse Memorial, the towering tribute to the Sioux leader that was started in 1948 and that still remains incomplete to this day. Afterwards, you'll travel back to Rapid City through beautiful Custer State Park.

Day 4 Included visit to Deadwood

Discover Deadwood, "wildest of the Wild West towns" and stomping ground of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, before travelling through the High Plains to stay in the classic western town of Sheridan beneath the Bighorn Mountains.

Day 5 Included visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield

Visit the site of Custer’s famous Last Stand against Crazy Horse and his warriors in 1876, then head on to Buffalo Bill's hometown, Cody, Wyoming. Here rodeo shows, lively saloons and a fantastic museum funded by Buffalo Bill's estate ensure that the town's colourful past is never forgotten.

Day 6 Included visit to Yellowstone National Park

See Mother Nature in all her glory as you journey into majestic Yellowstone to explore its lakes, canyons and bubbling cauldrons and geysers. See the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, which roars through a 24-mile-long gash in an ancient plateau, and visit the park headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs.

Day 7 Journey through Grand Teton National Park

Today you'll continue south through Yellowstone, hopefully witnessing an eruption of Old Faithful as you pass, and head through equally breathtaking Grand Teton National Park to Jackson, in its forest setting, for a two-night stay.

Day 8 Rest and relax in Jackson

Spend a day enjoy this charming western town, its shops and stores, restaurants and bars arrayed along its wooden boardwalks.

Day 9 Journey to Salt Lake City

Head south into Utah on to Salt Lake City, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and hometown of the Mormon Church whose multi-spired Temple and adjacent Tabernacle lie at its heart. Stay overnight in this friendly, easy-going place.

Day 10 Travel to Bryce Canyon

Drive further south across stunning Utah, passing from desert scrubland into wooded hills as you head to Bryce Canyon, where millions of years of erosion by ice and water have left hundreds of towering red, yellow and orange pinnacles pointing skywards. Spend two nights in these spectacular surroundings.

Day 11 Included visit to Zion National Park

Your fascinating day begins with a morning in otherworldly Bryce Canyon, before an afternoon spent in beautiful Zion National Park, where forests and plunging waterfalls make a lush contrast to Bryce's weather-worn stone.

Day 12 Travel past Lake Powell to Monument Valley

Head through yet more spectacular scenery, passing the shores of Lake Powell, as you journey to Monument Valley. Here you'll see the towering red sandstone mesas rising from the desert floor that have become one of the most iconic of all American images.

Stay overnight in nearby Kayenta.

Day 13 Included Monument Valley tour

Take in the beauty of Monument Valley, see its sandstone formations up close and learn about the lives of the local Navajo people on today's tour of the Park. Later, head west into Arizona, to the edge of the vast astonishing abyss of the Grand Canyon.

Day 14 Optional helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

Why not take an unforgettable flight over the Grand Canyon, this morning, before you begin your last cross-country journey - to Las Vegas?

Day 15 Optional night-time helicopter flight over Las Vegas and Las Vegas dinner show

The last day of your tour is left free so you can rest and relax in your hotel, head out to explore Las Vegas's famous Strip and some of the city's incredible distractions. And, this evening, why not take to the skies again on our optional night-time helicopter flight, or enjoy an optional dinner and entertainment from the stars of the nostalgic The Rat Pack is Back show?

Day 16 Fly back to the UK

This morning our coach will transfer you to Los Angeles airport to catch your overnight flight home.

Day 17 Arrive in the UK

Arrive home, early this morning, at the end of a wonderful adventure.
 
 

What's included

  • 15-nights room-only hotel accommodation
  • Five breakfasts
  • Return flights to Denver from London Heathrow, returning from Los Angeles
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
  • Activities as stated
  • Based on 2 adults sharing 

When can I go?

This offer is based on departing 8th September 2021. For alternative dates or airports, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.

 

Ready to book your USA adventure? Get in touch with your Personal Travel Consultant today!

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