From Biscayne National Park in the Florida Keys to Olympia National Park in northern Washington State, the American National Parks System comprises some of the most stunning tracts of land on Earth. While it might not be possible to experience them all on one trip – there are 59 parks around the country, after all – head out on an adventurous tour around the American West to discover an especially high concentration of these natural wonders.
Begin your tour at Yellowstone National Park, which became the world’s first national park in 1872. Home to Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring, and other famous geothermic features, it gives visitors the chance to admire the beauty and power of nature.
Departing from Yellowstone, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to Grand Teton National Park. Offering uniquely striking vistas, the park encompasses the soaring peaks of the Teton Range as well as the wild expanse of Jackson Hole.
From there, the West is your oyster. On your next tour, visit the russet-hued canyonlands of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Discover the soaring granite domes of Yosemite National Park and the colossal depths of Grand Canyon National Park. With a camera and a sturdy pair of hiking boots, prepare to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Now available without flights: book this holiday from £745pp excluding flights, transfers and private home pick-up. Just call our travel specialists on 0330 0588 237. Discover the captivating landscapes of the American canyonlands on this unforgettable tour of the US National Parks. You’ll begin and end in Las Vegas, and stay along the way inside the mighty Grand Canyon, near Monument Valley, Lake Powell in Page, inside Bryce Canyon National Park and in St George – heart of Mormon county in Utah. You’ll stay in one of the few hotels inside Grand Canyon National Park, just metres from the rim, giving you the opportunity to witness a glorious sunrise – and sunset – over the canyon. In Bryce Canyon, you'll love soaking up the space-age landscapes and eerie rock formations of spires, amphitheatres and 'hoodoos'. Relax in the beauty and tranquility of Zion national park, a valley oasis of green forest surrounded by massive canyon walls that soar forever upwards. You’ll have plenty of time here to unwind, explore, join a park ranger talk or take a gentle amble along its many trails. But the once-in-a-lifetime moments don't end there. In Monument Valley, you'll take a four-wheel-drive tour accompanied by a Navajo guide, who'll reveal all the Native American stories, legends and secrets of the land with all its iconic buttes and pillars – the backdrop of many a Western film. At Navajo National Monument, visit the medieval villages, built by the Puebloan Ancestors. Witness the power of Glen Canyon Dam, the country’s second-highest concrete-arch dam, which holds back Lake Powell – and take an optional cruise through Antelope Canyon for a different view of the desert. Finally, you’ll visit Snow Canyon State Park, a sandstone wonderland at the foot of the red mountains of Utah. A once-in-a-lifetime journey exploring the raw beauty and incredible scenery of the US National Parks, this tour will leave you with a lifetime's worth of spectacular memories to relive time and again.
Price based on 12 Nov 19
12 dates available
Forget the crowds and high prices of the busy season. Now is your time to explore in America’s Canyonlands! On this Canyonlands escorted vacation, you’ll enjoy a night in fabulous Las Vegas, before embarking on an adventure through Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon National Park. See some of the West’s most iconic national parks on this guided tour of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Witness ever changing landscapes and spectacular scenery, and hear legendary stories of Native Americans, early explorers, ranchers and cowboys, and brave frontiersmen. No words can describe the feeling of travelling through the sacred sites of the Navajo Nation and Monument Valley with a local guide. See the world-famous red buttes, mesas, and incredible blue skies made famous in acclaimed Director, John Ford’s movies such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Stagecoach. Continue your Canyonlands adventure with a visit to breathtaking Bryce Canyon National Park. See the spectacular natural amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon National Park with brilliant red, orange, and white sandstone formations called hoodoos. Visit Utah’s oldest and most visited national park, Zion National Park, to see the towering rock monoliths and eroded canyon walls cut by the Virgin River, and explore amazing Arches National Park. Stand at the edge of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy sightseeing and free time to take in the majestic landscape with time to wander along its rim. Toast your adventure with a farewell dinner to conclude your guided tour of America’s stunning southwestern national parks.
Price based on 03 Nov 19
7 dates available
Go west for adventure and treasure on this affordable American vacation through Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah. From the “Mile High City” of Denver to the lofty peaks of the Grand Tetons, you’ll experience the Wild West with its stunning vistas and historic lore. Pass through the black hills of South Dakota where the legends of the frontier made their mark, and stand at the national monuments to presidents at Mount Rushmore, and to Native American legend, Chief Crazy Horse. Follow the trail of pioneers and history-makers to Wyoming—home of Buffalo Bill and the spectacular natural splendour of Yellowstone National Park. From Old Faithful and thundering waterfalls to the desert of the Great Salt Lake, your journey through the American West is a tale to be told for years to come.
Price based on 27 Sep 19
5 dates available
Discover breathtaking scenery and beautiful national parks on this Rocky Mountain Discovery tour. In Colorado Springs, visit the Garden of the Gods, a registered National Natural Landmark with towering red rock formations. As you ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad through the Colorado Rockies, witness stunning scenery, marvel at the steep canyon walls, and keep an eye out for wildlife such as eagles and big horn sheep. Finally, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a legendary coal-fired, steam-powered train that hugs deep canyon walls and offers magnificent beauty travelling through San Juan National Forest. In Taos visit the historic Taos Plaza and in Santa Fe, embark on a guided trolley revealing the town’s Spanish, Indian, and American heritage. Step back in time as you visit Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see how the Ancestral Pueblo people lived in cliff dwellings from 600 to 1300 AD. On this discovery tour, you’ll also visit Rocky Mountain National Park, where a stop at 12,183 feet provides stunning alpine views, and Colorado National Monument, with towering monoliths and red-rock canyons. Visit one of Colorado’s greatest natural wonders, Seven Falls. Be enveloped by cliffs and delighted by the cascade of water that tumbles 181 feet down. Gorgeous scenery and more await you on this Rocky Mountain Discovery tour designed for value-minded travellers. Just be sure to bring your camera!
Price based on 02 Sep 19
6 dates available
Bright lights meet natural wonders on this thrilling Western US tour through California, Nevada and Arizona. Explore the unique rock formations, mighty canyons and shimmering waterfalls of the US National parks on a scenic drive that travels between some of the world’s most famous cities. Your tour begins in Los Angeles, ends in San Francisco, and stays along the way in Scottsdale, Williams, Tulare, Modesto and Palm Springs. You’ll explore two of the world’s most famous national parks: the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Yosemite in California. Stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon and take in its breathtaking scenery – or join in an optional helicopter flight for a unique view of this incredible landscape. Walk the trails in Yosemite national park and enjoy views of its towering granite domes, plunging waterfalls and lush forests, while keeping a weather eye out for black bears and big horn sheep. You’ll travel along some of the world’s most famous routes, such as historic Route 66, and Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon – home to blazing cliffs and sandstone towers. Between Williams and Las Vegas, look out for Joshua trees, huge desert plants that reach heights of 40ft. And fall in love with the barren beauty of the Mojave Desert. In Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing to make the most of your stay. Why not jump aboard one of San Francisco’s cable cars, or enjoy an optional outing to Alcatraz Prison, which once housed the criminal gangster Al Capone? With free time in each city – including Las Vegas – you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own, or join an optional excursion. Incredible scenery, thrilling cities, world-famous drives and much more: this western US tour offers adventures by the bucket-load.
Price based on 10 May 19
22 dates available
On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon National Park. Spectacular scenery awaits you in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous, and on one of America's most beautiful drives through Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. You'll stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, giving you the opportunity to watch the sun set upon the stunning Grand Canyon—sunrise is just as impressive—and to be humbled by the magnificent scenery, great views, and extra time to explore the trails. Photographs cannot adequately do justice to the amazing landscape; you must witness it in person! In Monument Valley and Lake Powell, Globus has arranged special experiences for you. Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide, and marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone. In addition to a cruise in Lake Powell, you’ll visit Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Learn the history of the canyon as you marvel at the beauty created by erosion from wind and water. More splendid views await you in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Watch the colours change on the massive stone formations and be awed by the impressive geology. You’ve heard how remarkable the scenery is in these national parks, and now is your time to experience it for yourself. Sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all of the driving and details.
Price based on 10 Sep 19
18 dates available
Marvel at premier natural wonders on this multi-state tour that focuses on some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures. In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the famous Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to 13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny Lake. More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Zion National Park is home to canyons sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular! This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!
Price based on 21 May 19
10 dates available
Explore the Pacific Northwest to experience the beauty, bounty, and craft beers of the Oregon coast. Your guided tour of Oregon begins in Portland. Enjoy sightseeing in the avant-garde city’s eclectic atmosphere, and be treated to a special Brewer’s Dinner at a famous Portland brewery. You’ll travel east towards Mount Hood, with a stop at incredible Multnomah Falls, and then onto the Hood River Valley known for its bountiful orchards. Relax with an evening of leisure in one of Bend’s many breweries, restaurants, or nightclubs. Take a trip to Crater Lake National Park, and stay overnight in Medford, with plenty of spots for dinner and local craft brews. Pass orchards, creameries, and vineyards on your way to the coastal town of Florence, and take a dune buggy ride along the shore. In Newport, learn about brewing practices, cooperage, and distillery practices of making great craft beer. You’ll also visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory, tour Cape Meares State Park, and take in the spectacular ocean views from Astoria. Your guided holiday of Oregon is a Pacific Northwest experience you won’t want to miss.
Price based on 06 Sep 19
3 dates available
This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. In Canada, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps. Also in Canada, stay two nights in both Banff and Jasper National Parks. In Banff, enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. As you head to Jasper National Park, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. In Jasper National Park, journey to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, and take a cruise to Spirit Island. Also visit gorgeous Lake Louise, another highlight of your tour. In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a famous, vintage red “Jammer" bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of North America’s most spectacular drives. It crosses 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass and offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. A breathtaking experience indeed! On this Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In Glacier National Park, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region’s Western heritage will come alive through the cowboy poet’s stories and songs. From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this holiday is sure to delight!
Price based on 23 Sep 19
11 dates available
Discover the best of Western America on this exhilarating adventure that explores its exciting cities, dramatic mountains, epic drives and unique rocky landscapes. This western US tour starts and finishes in Los Angeles, and includes overnight stays in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Williams, Fresno, Tulare, Modesto, Monterey and Solvang. You’ll spend time in the mighty Grand Canyon National Park, where you can hike around the rim and enjoy the dramatic views; and Yosemite, where cascading waterfalls, granite domes, climactic peaks and wild meadows soothe and inspire. Drive along Oak Canyon Creek, one of the most photographed drives in the US, and stop in the New Age hotspot of Sedona, surrounded by its red-rock formations. And then cool down as you journey along the coastal route of 17-Mile Drive, where you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, dotted with pretty golf courses and million-dollar homes. Get to know Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas on this western us tour with plenty of time to explore independently. Why not jump on board one a San Francisco cable car, or join an optional outing to a Las Vegas show? You’ll also relax in the charming smaller towns, exploring the historic waterfront and wharf of Monterey, walking around Little Denmark in Solvang, and making Carmel and Santa Barbara your own. For those eager for a full Western US experience, this is the tour you’ve been looking for.
Price based on 17 Sep 19
17 dates available
Breathtaking scenery, spectacular wildlife, and incomparable photo opportunities await you on this national park tour through the West’s best-known national and state parks. Tour highlights include your overnight stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, where you can witness the stunning scenery at sunset and sunrise. In Yellowstone National Park, stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Witness Old Faithful as it erupts and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including mule deer and mountain goats. Also, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, carved out of the mountain in honour of the Sioux Indian chief, and enjoy a scenic ride in Custer State Park, with its spectacular landscape and abundant wildlife. Have your camera ready for the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos" in Bryce Canyon National Park, and marvel at the sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs in Zion National Park. But that’s not all…visit Monument Valley, one of the world’s most photographed places with its red-rock canyons, mesas, iconic buttes, and windblown sand. See the massive formations during your 4-wheel-drive tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide. All of this—and much more—are included on this national park tour designed for savvy, value-minded travellers.
Price based on 01 Oct 19
10 dates available
Mother Nature has loaded the West with stunning scenery, and on this National Parks tour, you’ll witness some of nature’s finest. From red-rock formations and breathtaking canyons to free-flowing rivers and alpine landscapes, you’ll marvel at magnificent scenery throughout this tour. This National Parks tour features Colorado National Monument, with its towering monoliths and canyons; Arches National Park, with its 2,000 preserved sandstone arches; Canyonlands National Park, with its canyons, mesas, and buttes; Dead Horse Point State Park, where massive vertical cliffs intersect with canyons carved by ice and water; Capitol Reef National Park, with one of the most scenic drives in the U.S.; Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, with its spectacular cliffs and terraces; Bryce Canyon National Park, where slow erosion over the ages has created fantastically sculpted rock formations; Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations; breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park; Monument Valley, where you’ll see the massive formations on a 4-wheel-drive tour; and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, with its spectacular narrow opening and sheer walls. Step back in time as you visit Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll see the cliff dwellings that Ancestral Puebloans called home from 600 to 1300 AD. Just imagine what life was like living there! Other tour highlights include a scenic ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad through San Juan National Forest and a visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where you can trace the footsteps of some of our nation's most respected leaders. These are just a few of the many highlights of this value-minded, picturesque holiday!
Price based on 06 Sep 19
5 dates available
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