America's National Parks

Price per person
from £3,011

Price based on
London Heathrow
28th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Experience the wonders of the West through its best-known national parks and gold-mining towns on this colourful holiday. If you’re interested in seeing stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, this National Parks tour is for you. Stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful as it explodes into the air and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Similarly, in Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains—a dramatic sight indeed. Get back to nature and allow a sense of peace to envelope you as you take in the scenery.

Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. Presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including Rocky Mountain goat, mule deer, and bison. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour of the Sioux Indian chief, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, commemorating the famous battle where Custer was defeated by the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Drive through Black Hills National Forest with its timbered mountains, rugged rock formations, canyons, grasslands, streams, and lakes.

On this National Parks tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Visit Tatanka to learn “The Story of the Bison” and to learn about the Lakota people. Globus has also arranged a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show in Jackson. All of this and more—including time in Jackson—await you on this marvellous holiday through some of the West’s national parks.

At a glance


  • Mount Rushmore Discover the awe-inspiring monument to America's historic presidents and visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the legendary Sioux Indian chief.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield Tour the battlegrounds where General Custer was defeated by more than 7,000 Native American Indians, with free time for a museum visit.
  • Yellowstone National Park Spend a full day exploring the geysers, hot springs, mud pools and epic waterfalls of this incredible conservation area.
  • Jackson Head into Cache Creek Canyon for a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show, before spending a full day in Jackson to explore the Mississippi capital. Have a drink in one of its swing-door salons or take an optional raft trip down Snake River. 
  • Salt Lake City Take a scenic drive along Wyoming's scenic mountain range and arrive in Salt Lake City. See the city's key sights on a sightseeing tour.

What's included

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

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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 VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Experience the wonders of the West through its best-known national parks and gold-mining towns on this colourful holiday. If you’re interested in seeing stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, this National Parks tour is for you. Stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful as it explodes into the air and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Similarly, in Grand Teton National Park, enjoy beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and the rugged mountains—a dramatic sight indeed. Get back to nature and allow a sense of peace to envelope you as you take in the scenery.

Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. Presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including Rocky Mountain goat, mule deer, and bison. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour of the Sioux Indian chief, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, commemorating the famous battle where Custer was defeated by the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Drive through Black Hills National Forest with its timbered mountains, rugged rock formations, canyons, grasslands, streams, and lakes.

On this National Parks tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Visit Tatanka to learn “The Story of the Bison” and to learn about the Lakota people. Globus has also arranged a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show in Jackson. All of this and more—including time in Jackson—await you on this marvellous holiday through some of the West’s national parks.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver and transfer to your hotel for one night.

Welcome to Denver. Explore the “Mile High City” on your own this evening.

Denver-Rapid City

Day
2

Meet your Tour Director this morning and head north to Wyoming, then continue into the Black Hills. At 6 pm, join your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rapid City-Excursion to Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore Memorials

Day
3

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honour of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterward, explore MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which features the monumental likenesses of four U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information Center.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Rapid City-Deadwood-Sheridan

Day
4

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 gold-mining town, and hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Afterward, 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

Sheridan-Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument-Cody

Day
5

Journey 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, and visit the museum. Afterward, continue your 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
  • Dinner

Cody-Yellowstone National Park

Day
6

This morning, visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, a fine museum of historic 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 your hotel, including world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy two nights 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 Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. NOTE: 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Yellowstone National Park

Day
7

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of the Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls—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

Yellowstone National Park-Grand Teton National Park-Jackson

Day
8

Journey south into breathtaking GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Visit beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore. Enjoy a freshly made HUCKLEBERRY SHAKE while enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Continue to the all-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. Feast on slow-cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jackson

Day
9

Spend a full free day 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 swinging-door saloons.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jackson-Salt Lake City

Day
10

Today’s journey 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, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Salt Lake City. - UK

Day
11

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
12

Things to note

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.

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.

Hotels

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

Denver - Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown

These beautifully finished rooms look over the Rocky Mountains you can see this from your comfortable custom-made bed. This hotel provides free WIFI for their guests and the opportunity to use there premium cable channel.

  • Location

    1400 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Pool
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre

Rapid City - The Rushmore Hotel

Elegant rooms have natural carpets and paints making it more traditional, however they have given the hotel a modern touch as they offer free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's. 

  • Location

    445 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre

Sheridan - Best Western Sheridan Centre

Modern and elegant rooms offer flat-screen TVs with hundrads of channels so there will also be something on the TV that you can watch. You can also stay intouch with home by using our free WiFi,

  • Location

    612 N Main St, Sheridan, WY 82801, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Cody - Holiday Inn Buffalo Village Resort

This hotel comes with a high level of comfort as you get to choice your pillows from either a hard of soft pillow you can enjoy your pillow by either taking full advantage of the Flat screen TV with premium cable channels.

  • Location

    1701 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar

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 - Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa

Traditioanl Cosy rooms and cabins also offer a more modern approach as they feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and minifridges. you don't even have to leave your room because this hotel offer 24 hr room service. 

  • Location

    475 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Room Service
    • Spa

Salt Lake City - Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

The colorful modern and elegent rooms gives a welcoming feeling . After a relaxing day you can use the free wifi or you can relax in front of the flat screen TV after your long day.

  • Location

    215 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

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