National Parks & Canyon Country - Little Bighorn


  • USA

  • Active pace

Tour : 8611

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Overview

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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.

Highlights

  • Denver
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Tatanka 'Story of the Bison'
  • Deadwood
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Lake Powell
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Las Vegas
National Parks & Canyon Country - Little Bighorn

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Find a like-for-like tour that's cheaper elsewhere and we'll match its price and give you £100 off. That's how confident we are that we offer the best possible value for money on our touring holidays.

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.

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Private home pick-up service

You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.

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.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

No meals included

UK - Denver

Day
1

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

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.

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

Day
3

Travel first through Cheyenne, the state 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. Continue to Rapid City.

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 once Sioux Indian territory, to see the magnificent granite face of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Afterwards visit Tatanka, 'The Story of the Bison', and experience the richness of the Lakota Indian life as it was around the 1840's. Next it's on to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Wild Bill Hickok was murdered. Stay overnight in this historic town.

Deadwood - Devil's Tower - Sheridan

Day
5

This morning, head through the rich high country where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890's. There is a stop en route at Devil's Tower 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.

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. It was here on 25,26 June 1876, that 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 US 7th Cavalry by Lakota (Sioux), Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors. Afterwards, arrive in Buffalo Bill's frontier town of Cody. There is time at leisure but be sure to make time to visit the Buffalo Bill Historic Centre, 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.

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
7

Travel to magnificent Yellowstone National Park, America's largest nature reserve, which contains more than 3,000 geysers and hot springs. Drive along the Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, twice the height of Niagara Falls.

Yellowstone National Park

Day
8

Today, explore America's first National Park further by returning to the geyser basins with bubbling mud pots and the regular "blow" of Old Faithful at the West Thumb geyser basin. In addition to the superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world's principle wildlife preserves and a photographer's paradise.

Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Jackson

Day
9

Head to the magnificent Grand Tetons. With saw-toothed, 13,770 feet high ridges crested with snow most of the year, it's one of America's last preserves of wild solitude. Arrive in the Wild West town of Jackson which with its wooden sidewalks and saloons with bat-wing doors, is just like a living film set! In the evening there is an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

Jackson

Day
10

Time to relax in Jackson or how about joining a scenic raft trip down the snake river?

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
11

Leave Jackson and drive to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Magnificently set on the edge of a salt desert and surrounded by mountains and forests, this is the centre of the Mormon religion where Brigham Young declared to his followers "This is the place". Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City including the Capital Building and the beautiful downtown area of the city.

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
12

Journey through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park, with its 20 miles of breathtaking sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours. Marvel at some of the earth's most brilliant shades of rock, which have been sculpted by erosion into pillars called 'hoodoos'.

Bryce Canyon - Zion - Page

Day
13

First stop today is Zion National Park, its striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers carved out by rushing streams over a period of millions of years. Then head to Page, 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.

Page - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon

Day
14

How about starting the day with an optional scenic flight over stunning Monument Valley? Then take a scenic drive through the Painted Desert and across the Kaibab National Forest, before arriving at the Grand Canyon in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience breathtaking views. There is plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk as your accommodation is inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Day
15

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional 'flightseeing' excursion: a helicopter flight over the heart of the 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, to Las Vegas - a neon desert oasis, packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

Las Vegas - UK

Day
16

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

Home landing in the UK

Day
17

Things to note

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.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

Denver

Day
1

Your tour starts today.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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.

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

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.

Las Vegas

Day
16

Your tour ends today.

Things to note

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.

What's included

Tour only

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
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

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

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