Parks and Canyons Spectacular


  • 15 days

  • USA

  • On the go pace

Tour : APG

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£2,766 pp

Tour only

Based on 20th Sep 2019

From

£3,360 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Marvel at the West's premier natural wonders on this multi-state holiday. Your National Parks tour starts in Rapid City, South Dakota, and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Sheridan, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon National Park.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the famous Sioux Indian leader; the incomparable Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town. Visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana and tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

Get ready for stunning scenery in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Have your camera ready in Zion National Park, with its sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy an overnight near the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you an amazing opportunity to see great views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. It's spectacular!

On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In the all-Western town of Jackson, travel via a horse-drawn covered wagon to a chuckwagon cookout and Wild West show. In Deadwood, visit Tatanka to learn about the bison and the richness of the Lakota people.

This holiday through some of the West’s premier national parks offers all of this and more. Wait until you see the breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else!

Highlights

Rapid City Orientation tour

Mount Rushmore Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial

Black Hills National Forest Scenic drive

Deadwood Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Tatanka

Little Bighorn Battlefield Sightseeing; visit the museum

Cody Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Yellowstone National Park Stay inside the park; sightseeing

Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing; enjoy a huckleberry shake

Jackson Chuckwagon cookout

Salt Lake City Sightseeing

Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Zion National Park Sightseeing

Grand Canyon National Park Sightseeing; overnight lodging in the park

Las Vegas Sightseeing; farewell dinner

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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, 6 dinners

Denver

Day
1

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 fellow travelling 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 chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Then, on to MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, featuring the likenesses of U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and 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 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. Continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Cody with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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 forests. Enjoy several photo stops on 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 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, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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 Yellowstone 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 among the steaming limestone terraces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Day
8

Journey south this morning 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 admiring the beautiful surroundings. Then continue to the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagons 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 specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jackson

Day
9

Enjoy an entire day at leisure 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 before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
11

Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, a national park with a beauty all its own. Take a leisurely drive with photo stops to capture the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” The balance of the day is at your leisure, and your overnight is at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Lake Powell

Day
12

Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. Your sightseeing tour gives you the chance to experience the park up close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lake Powell - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
13

This morning, you may wish to join our optional flight over Monument Valley for a bird’s-eye view of the red-sandstone monoliths, made famous by many Western movies and TV shows. Afterward, cross the Painted Desert with its ever-changing colours, and catch your first glimpse of the world-famous GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Afternoon arrival allows free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savour the magnificent sunset. SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra by travelling with Globus.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Day
14

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional ‘flightseeing’ tour over the Grand Canyon. Then, travel on part of legendary Route 66 to Las Vegas, one of America’s most famous cities. Enjoy a sightseeing tour while en route to your resort hotel, located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega-casinos and amusement parks. 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 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.

Day 6 -The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the West on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 13-September 28 (if Mother Nature permits).

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,033 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.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 6 dinners

DENVER.

Day
1

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 & MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIALS.

Day
3

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Then, on to MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, featuring the likenesses of U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and 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 colorful history on a guided tour of DEADWOOD, once a wild gold-mining town, and hear stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Cody with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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 forests. Enjoy several photo stops on 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 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
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 spectacular Lower Falls—almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk among the steaming limestone terraces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON

Day
8

Journey south this morning 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 admiring the beautiful surroundings. Then, continue to the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagons 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 an entire day at leisure to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks, enjoy a drink at one of the local saloons, or shop for your favorite western wear.

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 before arriving at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Day
11

Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, a national park with a beauty all its own. Take a leisurely drive with photo stops to capture the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” The balance of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK– LAKE POWELL

Day
12

Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. Your sightseeing tour gives you the chance to experience the park up close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LAKE POWELL–PAINTED DESERT–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Day
13

This morning, you may wish to join our optional flight over Monument Valley for a bird’s-eye view of the red-sandstone monoliths, made famous by many Western movies and TV shows. Afterward, cross the Painted Desert with its ever-changing colors, and catch your first glimpse of the world-famous GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Afternoon arrival allows free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savor the magnificent sunset.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra by traveling with Globus.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS

Day
14

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Then, travel on a stretch of legendary Route 66 to Las Vegas, one of America’s most famous cities. Enjoy a sightseeing tour while en route to your resort hotel, located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega-casinos and attractions. 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

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the West on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 10- 24 2020 (if Mother Nature permits).

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

This vacation 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: 9,033 ft.

What's included

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From

£2,766 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

£3,360 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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