America's Greatest Treasures


  • 10 days

  • Western USA

  • Steady pace

Tour : 8850

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,295 pp

Tour only

Based on 8th May 2020

From

£1,906 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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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 splendor 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.

Highlights

BLACK HILLS Scenic drive; visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

JACKSON Grand Teton National Park sightseeing; glacier-fed Jenny Lake

SALT LAKE CITY Sightseeing

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

DENVER AREA.

Day
1

Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High City,” capital of Colorado and gateway to the Rocky Mountains. This evening is free to explore on your own.

DENVER AREA–CHEYENNE–BLACK HILLS–RAPID CITY

Day
2

Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne, capital of Wyoming. Then, on through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalized in a famous song from the musical Calamity Jane, to the historic frontier town of Custer. Overnight in Rapid City.

RAPID CITY–CRAZY HORSE–MOUNT RUSHMORE–DEADWOOD

Day
3

Visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight here, and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

DEADWOOD–CODY

Day
4

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan and then ascend into the alpine region of the Bighorn Mountains, and site of the Battle of Tongue River. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–WEST YELLOWSTONE

Day
5

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point for views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Overnight in West Yellowstone.
NOTE: Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favorable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.

WEST YELLOWSTONE. DAY EXCURSION TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Day
6

Today, explore more of America’s first national park by returning to visit the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful. In addition to superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

WEST YELLOWSTONE–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON

Day
7

Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show (available May 15 - Sept 30). Travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner and entertainment before returning to Jackson.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

JACKSON

Day
8

Time to relax in Jackson or maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River. Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that passes nesting areas of bald eagles, ospreys and a plethora of other bird species and wildlife. The afternoon is free to explore the historic downtown area of Jackson.

JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY

Day
9

Today, travel to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the beautiful downtown area.

SALT LAKE CITY

Day
10

Your vacation ends this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This vacation visits national parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the standard you expect from Cosmos. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Cosmos hotels.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,295 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£1,906 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport and port taxes

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