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America's Greatest Treasures

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,814

Price based on
London Heathrow
27th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 11 days

  • USA

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

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.

At a glance

Black Hills of South Dakota Scenic drive

Mount Rushmore Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Yellowstone National Park Stay overnight inside the park or in West Yellowstone; sightseeing

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

Salt Lake City Sightseeing

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Hawaii extension

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport and port taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Make your own way

For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

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 - 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, immortalised 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 - Sheridan - 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 in the Bighorn Mountains, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

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. The next two nights are inside Yellowstone National Park.

Notes: Accommodations used by Cosmos in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May through late September. Departures before or after these opening dates will stay in West Yellowstone.

Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favourable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.

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.

Yellowstone National Park - 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 with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show. Travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner and entertainment before returning to Jackson.

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, Utah’s vibrant capital

Day
9

Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre 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. Day

Salt Lake City - UK

Day
10

Your holiday ends this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Alternatively, extend your holiday and fly to Hawaii to enjoy extra days at leisure relaxing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
11

Print itinerary

Extend your tour and see even more

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

Hawaii

Welcome to Hawaii. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will quickly learn there is no place on earth like Hawaii.

Hawaii

Enjoy two days at leisure relaxing, or exploring Honolulu and the island of Oahu.

Hawaii

Your Hawaiian extension ends today.

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

Things to note

Cosmos, in partnership with Tourism Cares,™ has funded the protection of wildlife in YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, which you will see on this holiday.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Denver - Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek is just minutes away from all of Denver's major attractions, landmarks, outdoor activities, world class shopping, museums, and events. Travellers can enjoy our newly renovated guest rooms that are spaciously appointed and include modern amenities, plush furnishings, rich colour schemes and stylish architectural features that reflect the lifestyle of historic Denver while offering sweeping skyline views and inspiring vistas of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

  • Location

    455 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Rapid City - Howard Johnson Rapid City

Located within walking distance from bustling downtown Rapid City with great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, the Howard Johnson Rapid City features complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness room, indoor pool, and hot tub.

  • Location

    950 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1149

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Deadwood - Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

The natural beauty of the Black Hills and the comfort of an Award Winning Hotel await you here at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort.

  • Location

    304 Cliff St, Hwy 85 S, Deadwood, SD 57732 

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Cody - Buffalo Bill Village

Located in downtown Cody at the historic Buffalo Bill Village, this hotel features 83 log cabins with a cowboy allure. The amenities include an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and nearby shops.

  • Location

    1701 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Yellowstone NP - Yellowstone National Park Lodges

With nine lodging facilities offering over 2,000 rooms, accommodations in Yellowstone National Park are plentiful for those wishing to experience the national park it its glory.

  • Location

    Yellowstone National Park Wyoming 82190

  • Facilities

    • Facilities may vary depending on accommodation.

Jackson - Mountain Modern Motel

The Painted Buffalo Inn stands out among Jackson for its first class service and ideal location. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, and gift shop. Accommodations are spacious and relaxing and feature cable TV, a coffeemaker and Internet access.

  • Location

    400 W Broadway Jackson, WY USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City, just one mile from Historic Temple Square and near a variety of restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy the unlimited shopping at the new City Creek Center, the Gateway and Trolley Square mall. The hotel has large rooms with microwaves and refrigerators in addition to standard amenities. Enjoy high speed internet access and breakfast daily.

  • Location

    230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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