National Parks & Canyon Country - Little Bighorn

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Price per person
from £2,822

Price based on
London Heathrow
26th Aug 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

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  • 17 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Combine five of the USA's most impressive National Parks on this fascinating tour, which includes a visit to the famous Little Bighorn Battlefield, the location of one of America's most significant battles.

At a glance


  • Mount Rushmore See the famous granite monument to America's greatest four presidents.
  • Old Faithful Geyser Witness the eruptions of Yellowstone’s famous geyser, and take in the astonishing natural colours in this important park.
  • Bryce Canyon Marvel at the intriguing rock formations, including 'hoodoos', amphitheatres and spires.
  • Zion National Park Discover a striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers.
  • Little Bighorn Discover the story of the sioux chief Crazy Horse at the site of one of America's most historically important battles

What's included

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

Overview

Combine five of the USA's most impressive National Parks on this spectacular tour, including Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Get up close to a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures including incredible rock formations, deep canyons, sparkling waterfalls, geysers and lakes. Plus, you’ll visit Little Bighorn Battlefield, the site of an important battle in American history.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Your tour starts today.

No meals included

Denver

Day
2

'The Mile High City' of Denver is the capital of Colorado and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. An attractive city with broad streets, a tree-lined pedestrian mall leading to the gold-domed State Capitol and Larimer Square in the city's historic heart. There are some fine museums and galleries to explore.

No meals included

Denver - Cheyenne - Black Hills of South Dakota - Rapid City

Day
3

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.

No meals included

Rapid City - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood

Day
4

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. Afterward, visit TATANKA: The Story of the Bison, and experience the richness of the Lakota people. 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:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Deadwood - Devil's Tower - Sheridan

Day
5

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, a photo stop of 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. Overnight in the town of Sheridan located in the Bighorn Mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sheridan - Little Bighorn Battlefield - Cody

Day
6

This morning, visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles. Here, on June 25 and 26, 1876, two divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle. During the visit at the Battlefield, hear the story of the great-war leader of the Sioux, Crazy Horse, and about the defeat of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry by Lakota (Sioux), Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Afterwards, arrive in Buffalos Bill’s frontier town of Cody. During your free time here, we suggest a visit to the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, home to five unique museums including the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Plains Indians Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Museum telling the life and legend of this bigger-than-life character. Enjoy a stroll down Cody’s main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel for a cold drink in the saloon. You may also wish to join our optional trip down the Shoshone River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
7

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 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.

No meals included

Yellowstone National Park

Day
8

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.

No meals included

Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Jackson

Day
9

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 or independently stroll along the old-time boardwalks and have supper at a swing-door saloon.

No meals included

Jackson - Alpine

Day
10

The day is free in Jackson to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. Maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River? Enjoy an 8-mile cruise that begins at Pritchard Creek and passes nesting areas of bald eagles and ospreys. Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River.

No meals included

Alpine - Salt Lake City

Day
11

Today, travel to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
12

Journey through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours. See some of Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

No meals included

Bryce Canyon - Zion - Page

Day
13

First stop today is Zion National Park with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. Then, head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell, originally built to house workers during the construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of 186-mile-long Lake Powell.

No meals included

Page - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon

Day
14

Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and head through Kaibab National Forest before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience amazing views. You’ll have plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk, as your accommodation is inside the National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Day
15

For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon, with incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, we pass through Williams on famous Route 66, and then the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns. Arrive in Las Vegas—a neon desert oasis packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

No meals included

Las Vegas - UK

Day
16

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
17

No meals included

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