America's National Parks

  • 12 Days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

Discover the Wild West and world famous National Parks along with some of the most amazing scenery on this 'Select by Globus' tour that crosses Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming and ending in Utah.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

of 12 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 12th May 2018

Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Overview

Discover the Wild West and world famous National Parks along with some of the most amazing scenery on this 'Select by Globus' tour that crosses Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming and ending in Utah.

At a glance

  • Denver Rapid City Orientation tour
  • Mount Rushmore Visit Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Black Hills National ForestDeadwood Sightseeing, Tatanka
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield Sightseeing, museum visit
  • Cody Buffalo Bill Centre of the West
  • Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing
  • Jackson Grand Teton National Park, Chuckwagon Cookout
  • Salt Lake City Sightseeing

Day 1

UK - Denver

Fly to Denver where on arrival transfer to your hotel for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Denver - Rapid City

This morning, travel north to Rapid City. The rest of the day will be at leisure before meeting with your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Rapid City - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse Memorial - Deadwood - Rapid City

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour of the Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterwards, explore Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where four U.S. Presidents; Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt faces are carved on the face of a mountain.There will be time to follow the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information Centre.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Rapid City - Deadwood - Sheridan

This morning, enjoy a drive through Black Hills National Forest and experience the area’s colourful history on a guided tour of Deadwood, once a wild west gold-mining town and hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Afterwards, visit Tatanka to learn 'The Story of the Bison' and experience the richness of the Lakota people, a Plains Indian buffalo culture. Then, continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Sheridan - Little Bighorn Battlefield - Cody

Travel this morning into southern Montana to visit Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The site commemorating one of America's most famous battles. Tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated by approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors. There will be time to visit the museum. Afterwards, continue on a scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains, arriving in Buffalo Bill's Cody, with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

This morning, visit the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, a museum of weapons and Western art. Then, continue through Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world's first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest. Enjoy several photo stops along the way to the hotel, including world-famous Old Faithful Geyser.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pots to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls that are almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk through steaming limestone terraces.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Travel south this morning into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy a visit to beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore before arriving in the Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the BAR T-5 Chuckwagon Cookout and Wild West show.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Jackson

Full day at leisure to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks and enjoy a drink at one of the swing-door saloons.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Today’s route continues alongside some of Wyoming’s most beautiful mountain ranges into Utah, home to five national parks. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Brigham Young in 1847. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city and its historic monuments. This evening, the Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at Temple Square.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Salt Lake City - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Denver: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
  • Rapid City: The Rushmore Hotel
  • Sheridan: Best Western Sheridan Centre
  • Cody Holiday Inn at the Buffalo Bill Village Resort
  • Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone National Park Lodges
  • Jackson: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa
  • Salt Lake City: Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown

Notes

Yellowstone National Park: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, routing may be adjusted accordingly. Enjoy a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Accommodation as stated or alternative

This holiday visits National Parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard expected from a Globus tour. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, T.Vs and other amenities expected from most Globus hotels.

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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