National Parks & Canyon Country

Offer

Price per person
from £2,624

Price based on
London Heathrow
31st May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

Book a USA tour before 28 February and you can upgrade your inbound flight to premium economy for just £69 per person when you fly with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Offer subject to availability. When booking, click 'view alternative flights' if the first option returned is not a BA or Virgin flight.

More details
  • 16 days

  • Western USA

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Cross Sioux Indian territory to see great granite tributes to US presidents and a fallen tribal leader; journey through a surreal landscape of regal peaks and soundless canyons; and experience the smouldering eruptions of Yellowstone.

At a glance


  • Mount Rushmore See this magnificent granite monument to America's greatest presidents.
  • Old Faithful Geyser Witness the eruptions of Yellowstone’s famous geyser.
  • Grand Tetons Rugged and regal peaks standing nearly 13,770 feet tall.
  • Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon Marvel at these intriguing rock formations.
  • Zion National Park A striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers. 

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.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Trip of a lifetime, magnificent scenery, interesting history, great company...

11th October 2017
Chris West

Trip of a lifetime, magnificent scenery, interesting history, great company

Great tour of exciting places, outstanding geology and landscapes. Great animal...

3rd October 2017
Mr David Fairbank

Great tour of exciting places, outstanding geology and landscapes. Great animal experiences - partic. Yellowstone Great entertainment - eg chuck wagon BBQ at Jackson, visit to Las Vegas.

Reasonable accommodation in 3 star hotels. Lots of coach travel...

11th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Reasonable accommodation in 3 star hotels. Lots of coach travel around states of approximately 3-4000 miles. Wonderful sights including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. Good trip to museum in Cody. Director of tour was satisfactory with planning of trip but poor with often repetitive and confusing instructions for times of meet. A full on sightseeing tour!

Overview

Cross Sioux Indian territory to see great granite tributes to US presidents and a fallen tribal leader; journey through a surreal landscape of regal peaks and soundless canyons; and experience the smouldering eruptions of Yellowstone.

Maximum elevation on this tour is 9,033 ft.

Total meals included:

  • 3 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 also some fine museums and galleries to explore.

No meals included

Denver - Cheyenne - Black Hills of South Dakota - Keystone

Day
3

Meet your tour director this morning and head north to Wyoming; then continue into the Black Hills.

No meals included

Keystone - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood

Day
4

See 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.

No meals included

Deadwood - Cody

Day
5

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
6

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
7

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 National Park - Jackson

Day
8

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
9

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 float trip 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
10

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.

No meals included

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
11

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.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Page

Day
12

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
13

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
14

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 7,000 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
15

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
16

No meals included

Things to note

Special Departures: National Parks & Canyon Country Little Bighorn. Join us on our special departures to visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield that commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles. A special 17 day itinerary on selected departure dates. Please see our website for details.

 

 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Denver: Holiday Inn Cherry Creek
  • Keystone: Mt Rushmore White House Resort
  • Deadwood: Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
  • Cody: Buffalo Bill Village
  • Yellowstone National Park: National Park Lodges
  • Jackson: Mountain Modern Hotel
  • Alpine: Flying Saddle Resort
  • Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn & Suites Downtown
  • Bryce Canyon: Best Western Ruby's Inn
  • Page: Quality Inn Lake Powell
  • Grand Canyon: Yavapai Lodge West
  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Why book with us?