Exploring America's Great Parks


  • 15 days

  • USA

  • On the go pace

Tour : AR

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£2,576 pp

Tour only

Based on 29th Aug 2019

From

£3,222 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Mother Nature has produced some remarkable scenery, and on this National Parks tour, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of nature’s finest. This tour focuses on some of the West’s great national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparking waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural wonders.

In addition to the scenery offered throughout this National Parks tour, trip highlights include a 2-night stay at the Historic State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge; a visit to Crazy Horse Memorial; a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park; an overnight stay near the rim of the Grand Canyon, offering a rare opportunity for great views; an opportunity for star gazing in Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the best places to see stars due to its remote location and lack of pollution; a visit to Devil's Tower National Monument, an amazing geologic feature protruding out of the prairie and considered sacred to the local tribes; and more.

Globus has also included some wonderful special experiences. Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide and a Navajo cookout. Partake in a lunch and wine tasting in Colorado’s wine country and enjoy a buffalo safari in Custer State Park.

On this tour exploring America’s great parks, sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all the details and driving, so your only concern is taking in the majesty of the scenery and having fun.

Highlights

Las Vegas Farewell dinner

Grand Canyon National Park Stay inside the park, sightseeing

Monument Valley Navajo cookout; 4-wheel-drive tour

Moab Visit Arches National Park

Grand Junction Lunch & wine tasting

Custer State Park Excursion to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial; buffalo safari & cookout

Deadwood Sightseeing

Devils Tower National Monument Sightseeing

Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Yellowstone National Park Stay inside the park, sightseeing

Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing

Salt Lake City Orientation tour

Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Zion National Park 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:

  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

Las Vegas

Day
1

Welcome to the “Entertainment Capital of the World!” At 6 pm, meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming national park adventure.

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
2

Depart the glittering lights and glamour of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Carved through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau over millions of years, the canyon is more than a mile deep and 10 miles wide, revealing billions of years of geological history. Tonight, savour a sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when travelling with Globus.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley

Day
3

This morning, you may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon or enjoy a hike on one of the many trails. We then travel north through Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Tonight will be spent at historic Goulding’s Lodge, where you will be treated to a NAVAJO COOKOUT and learn about the local Dineh (people) who call this land home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Monument Valley - Moab

Day
4

Start this morning with a 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour of Monument Valley. Your local Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share their local legends and lore. We then head north for Moab, the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moab - Arches National Park - Grand Junction - Denver

Day
5

This morning, explore the incredible landscape of ARCHES NATIONAL PARK. The park contains more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and formations, including Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, and Delicate Arch. Stop in Colorado’s wine country, where you’ll enjoy lunch and a WINE TASTING. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the “Mile High City” of Denver. This evening, why not stroll the city’s pedestrian 16th Street Mall and take advantage of the shopping, dining, and entertainment? 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Denver - Custer State Park

Day
6

Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in beautiful CUSTER STATE PARK. Formed in 1897, the park is the second-largest state park in America. Its 73,000 breathtaking acres are home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, wild burros, and elk.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay at the historic State Game Lodge, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge. Relax with a cool drink on the front porch and let Mother Nature entertain you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Custer State Park. Excursion to Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial

Day
7

This morning, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine of democracy. The epic sculpture depicts the faces of four exalted American presidents who symbolise this nation’s rich history, rugged determination, and lasting achievement. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honour of the fearless Sioux Indian chief, whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn. Learn about the sculpture, his family, and the future of the project. Later, return to Custer State Park and be a part of an exciting BUFFALO SAFARI. Have your cameras ready for great photo opportunities. Then, enjoy an old-fashioned CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT, complete with Western entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Custer State Park - Deadwood - Devils Tower National Monument - Sheridan

Day
8

Start today by exploring the Wild West town of DEADWOOD. Take a journey through time as you travel down cobblestone streets and hear stories of all the legendary characters that contributed to the town’s history, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Next stop is DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT, established as America’s first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. The spectacular rock formation and the surrounding countryside are home to a myriad of plant and animal life, and Native Americans consider the area a place for renewal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sheridan - Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
9

This morning, we stop in Buffalo Bill’s Western town of Cody. Visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, which celebrates the spirit of the American West by sharing stories of the Western experience. Learn about natural history, Native culture, art, firearms, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. We then travel to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park.

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, Grant Village, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

NOTE: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Yellowstone National Park

Day
10

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone. See world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pot. Be on the lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton NAtional Park - Jackson

Day
11

Journey south today and visit GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. The park’s world-renowned scenery attracts more than 4 million visitors per year. See beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and stroll along the shore before continuing to Jackson. This evening, why not visit the Antler Arches, enjoy a drink at one of the swinging-door saloons, or shop for the perfect cowboy hat?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
12

Continue your journey south today through Wyoming and into Utah. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon pioneer Brigham Young in 1847. More recently, the city played host to the 2002 Olympics and now offers a vibrant downtown with a variety of stores, attractions, and restaurants. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
13

Today’s highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Here, you’ll discover a breathtaking landscape full of pinnacles of stone and colours that defy the imagination. This evening, why not do some stargazing? Bryce is one of the best places to view stars because of its remote location and lack of pollution. On some nights, more than 7,500 stars are visible

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

Day
14

This morning, visit ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of canyons and soaring cliffs. Enjoy free time to hike taking in views of fantastic rock structures, the Virgin River, and unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Las Vegas

Day
15

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules. Alternatively, you can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Las Vegas and the “Strip” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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

Maximum elevation on tour: 8,300 ft.

On holidays that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the travelling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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.

Post tour

+3 days Las Vegas stay

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

Days
1-2

Two full days to explore “Sin City.” Take in one of Las Vegas’ incredible shows, try your luck at a roulette table, visit revitalized downtown Las Vegas and see the incredible light show at the Fremont Street Experience, shop the designer boutiques, or just relax at your hotel’s swimming pool. Your Las Vegas extension includes a trip on the HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL, which gives you broad views of Las Vegas and the Strip and eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Las Vegas

Day
3

Your tour ends this morning. Transfers are provided to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS

Day
1

Welcome to the “Entertainment Capital of the World!” At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming national park adventure.

LAS VEGAS–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Day
2

Depart the glittering lights and glamour of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Carved through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau over millions of years, the canyon is more than a mile deep and 10 miles wide, revealing billions of years of geological history. Tonight, savor a sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–MONUMENT VALLEY.

Day
3

This morning, you may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon or enjoy a hike on one of the many trails. We then travel north through Arizona and into the Navajo Nation for a 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour of Monument Valley. Your local Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share their local legends and lore. Tonight will be spent at historic Goulding’s Lodge, where you will be treated to a NAVAJO COOKOUT and learn about the local Dineh (people) who call this land home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONUMENT VALLEY– ARCHES NATIONAL PARK–MOAB

Day
4

Today, continue north to Moab to explore the incredible landscape of ARCHES NATIONAL PARK. The park contains more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and formations, including Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, and Delicate Arch. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure by visiting one of the many shops on Main Street.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MOAB–COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT–GRAND JUNCTION–DENVER

Day
5

This morning, travel east into Colorado and visit the COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT for sweeping views of sheer-walled canyons and the desert land of the high Colorado Plateau below. Stop in Colorado’s wine country, where you’ll enjoy lunch and a WINE TASTING. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the “Mile High City” of Denver. This evening, why not stroll the city’s pedestrian 16th Street Mall and take advantage of the shopping, dining, and entertainment?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DENVER–CUSTER STATE PARK

Day
6

Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in beautiful CUSTER STATE PARK. Formed in 1897, the park is the second-largest state park in America. Its 73,000 breathtaking acres are home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, wild burros, and elk.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay at the historic State Game Lodge, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge. Relax with a cool drink on the front porch and let Mother Nature entertain you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CUSTER STATE PARK. EXCURSION TO MOUNT RUSHMORE & CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

Day
7

This morning, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine to democracy. The epic sculpture depicts the faces of four legendary American presidents who symbolize this nation’s rich history, rugged determination, and lasting achievement. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief, whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn. Learn about the sculpture, his family, and the future of the project. Later, return to Custer State Park and be a part of an exciting BUFFALO SAFARI. Have your camera ready for great photo opportunities. Then, enjoy an old-fashioned CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT, complete with Western entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CUSTER STATE PARK–DEADWOOD–SHERIDAN

Day
8

Start today by exploring the Wild West town of DEADWOOD. Take a journey through time as you travel down cobblestone streets and hear stories of all the legendary characters that contributed to the town’s history, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Next enjoy a photo stop of infamous Devil’s Tower, before continuing west to the frontier town of Sheridan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SHERIDAN–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Day
9

This morning, travel to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Spend the next two days exploring the beauty of this National treasure, spanning nearly 3,500 square miles atop a volcanic hot spot.
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, Grant Village, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.
NOTE:
The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Day
10

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone. See world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pot. Be on the lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON

Day
11

Journey south today and visit GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. The park’s world-renowned scenery attracts more than 4 million visitors per year. See beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and stroll along the shore before continuing to Jackson. This evening, why not visit the Antler Arches, enjoy a drink at one of the swinging-door saloons, or shop for the perfect cowboy hat?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY

Day
12

Continue your journey south today through Wyoming and into Utah. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon pioneer Brigham Young in 1847. More recently, the city played host to the 2002 Olympics and now offers a vibrant downtown with a variety of stores, attractions, and restaurants. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK.

Day
13

Today’s highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Here, you’ll discover a breathtaking landscape full of pinnacles of stone and colors that defy the imagination. This evening, why not do some stargazing? Bryce is one of the best places to view stars because of its remote location and lack of pollution. On some nights, more than 7,500 stars are visible.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS

Day
14

This morning, visit ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of canyons and soaring cliffs. Enjoy free time to hike taking in views of fantastic rock structures, the Virgin River, and unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LAS VEGAS

Day
15

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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

Maximum elevation on tour: 8,300 ft.

On holidays that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the travelling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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.

Post tour

+3 days Las Vegas Extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

Days
1-2

Two full days to explore “Sin City.” Take in one of Las Vegas’ incredible shows, try your luck at a roulette table, visit revitalized downtown Las Vegas and see the incredible light show at the Fremont Street Experience, shop the designer boutiques, or just relax at your hotel’s swimming pool. Your Las Vegas extension includes a trip on the HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL, which gives you broad views of Las Vegas and the Strip and eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Las Vegas

Day
3

Your tour ends this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,576 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

£3,222 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 taxes

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