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Globus escorted tours
Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.
Follow in the pioneer spirit of the wild frontier with a guided tour of the American West. Your escorted tour through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming’s American West starts in the “Mile High City” of Denver to see its historic sites at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum. Head north to spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park to explore the alpine vistas from Trail Ridge Road over the Continental Divide. Stay overnight in the old-world charm of Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel—inspiration for Stephen King’s thriller, The Shining. Continue to the black hills of South Dakota to see the spectacular monument to four U.S. presidents, carved into historic Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
You’ll be introduced to the rich history of Native American tribes, including the Lakota people, as you travel through the Badlands of South Dakota to Custer State Park and the Chief Crazy Horse Memorial. Visit the Wild West town of Deadwood—known as a lawless frontier town of the legendary Gold Rush days. Your escorted vacation through the American West explores South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado—where legends were made in fur trading, cattle ranching, cowboys, rodeos, railroads, and magnificent wildlife of the western plains and mountain peaks of the United States.
Denver Sightseeing including Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Buffalo Bill Grave & Museum; dinner at the historic Buckhorn Exchange
Rocky Mountain National Park Sightseeing
Estes Park Orientation tour
Mount Rushmore Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit the Red Cloud Indian School & Heritage Centre
Badlands National Park Sightseeing
Custer State Park Buffalo safari
Crazy Horse Memorial Sightseeing
Deadwood Sightseeing with a Local Guide
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Sightseeing
Medicine Bow National Forest Scenic drive
Steamboat Springs Sightseeing; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
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.
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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Fly to Denver where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.
Welcome to colourful Colorado! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of the “Mile High City,” includes Union Station, historic neighborhoods, and RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER to view the naturally formed acoustic stage. Here, visit the Colorado Music Hall of Fame to learn of the legendary music acts that played here, from Johnny Cash to the Beatles. Then, visit BUFFALO BILL’S GRAVE & MUSEUM to learn about the life of William F. Cody who brought the Wild West alive through his travelling show in the late 1800s. This evening, dine at the BUCKHORN EXCHANGE, Denver’s original steakhouse serving Old West fare since 1893.
Leave Denver for Grand Lake and the western entrance of ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. Take scenic Trail Ridge Road, once known as the “Dog Trail” by the Arapaho people, and travel over the Continental Divide through high alpine fields. As you travel along the national scenic byway, watch for the regal elk that call this region home.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Tonight, stay at the Stanley Hotel, known for its old-world charm, modern accommodations, and as the inspiration for American horror novelist, Stephen King’s, The Shining. Enjoy panoramic views of Estes Lake and the Colorado Rocky Mountains while exploring the hotel’s iconic past guest list. Another special feature by Globus.
Today, travel north through the grasslands of Wyoming and into the majestic black hills of South Dakota. Visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
After breakfast, visit PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION where a local Lakota guide will discuss the history of these great historic people. Visit the Red Cloud Indian School and Heritage Center to learn more about the school’s purpose, the reservation, and challenges faced by the Lakota people. Afterward, continue to BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK to see spectacular scenery in the region.
This morning, visit CUSTER STATE PARK and enjoy a BUFFALO SAFARI. Along the way, watch for free-roaming bison, elk, or charismatic burros. Next, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain paying respect to the great Lakota leader, Chief Crazy Horse. Then, off to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush for a guided tour highlighting the towns colourful past and characters. Overnight, discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok.
Today, return to Wyoming for a visit to the FORT LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. Originally established as a fur-trading fort where caravans of Lakota would trade buffalo robes each spring, it eventually became known as a military post playing a key role in the Indian Wars. Later, continue south to Laramie where the Wild West culture still lives.
After breakfast, travel along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway through MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST and enter northern Colorado. Along the way, look for moose, pronghorn sheep, bears, and even wolverines that call this region home. Later, arrive in Steamboat Springs, once the summertime hunting ground for the Native American Ute and more recently settled by generations of cattle ranchers creating today’s well-known authentic cowboy culture. This evening, you may wish to attend the weekly famous Jackpot Pro Rodeo.
Today is at leisure. Perhaps, take a stroll around town to learn about Steamboat’s remarkable Olympic heritage. Visit the many quaint shops on Lincoln Avenue, soak in the hot springs, or take the Steamboat Gondola for endless hikes and chances to spot Rocky Mountain wildlife. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.
This morning, travel to Denver International Airport for guests who have homebound flights. The tour ends at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center hotel in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights.
Notes: Enjoy spectacular fall colours on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 20 & September 27 (if Mother Nature permits)
The drive through Rocky Mountain National Park is subject to favourable road and weather conditions.
The Snowy Range Scenic Byway route is subject to favourable road and weather conditions.
The Jackpot Pro Rodeo operates Friday and Saturdays from mid-June through mid-August.
Maximum elevation on tour: 12,183 ft.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Located in the historic Colorado National Bank building in downtown Denver, the hotel's gorgeous hotel lobby features sixteen original murals created by famous Colorado artist Allen Tupper True installed in 1925. Just steps away from everything Denver has to offer, the hotel is within walking distance of vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife.
918 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm. Built in 1909 by inventor F.O. Stanley, the stately Georgian-revival hotel famously inspired Stephen King's bestseller The Shining. Today, the hotel celebrates its historic past with daily ghost and history tours.
333 Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Nestled in the Black Hills just minutes from Mount Rushmore, K Bar S Lodge features spectacular mountains views and cozy rooms making the perfect base for exploring the Black Hills.
434 Old Hill City Road Keystone SD 57751, USA
Located steps away from historic Main Street, Tru by Hilton features intuitive, smartly designed rooms with platform beds, open closets, a mini-fridge, and hardwood-like floors. The hotel offers complimentary wireless internet, 24 hour Pavilion Pantry Market, fitness room, and gift shop.
376 Main Street, Deadwood, SD, USA
Conveniently located in downtown Laramie, Holiday Inn University Area features comfortable and contemporary guestrooms, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
204 S 30th St, Laramie, WY 82070-5133
Located at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas features spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Rocky Mountain Day Spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, bar, and cafe.
2200 Village Inn Court, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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From the gorgeous national parks to the thrilling cities, this western U.S. tour through California, Arizona, and Nevada features unique rock formations, scenic drives, deep canyons, and sparkling waterfalls and lakes—not to mention fun in some of the world’s most famous cities. Your tour starts in Los Angeles, ends in San Francisco, and overnights along the way in Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Williams, Las Vegas, Tulare, Modesto, and San Francisco.
You’ll visit two of the West’s most famous and beautiful national parks, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Yosemite National Park in California. Stroll the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and stand in awe as you witness the breathtaking scenery. In Yosemite National Park, have your camera ready for the giant granite domes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and more. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness spectacular scenery on your drives. Between Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon, you’ll see Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, known as one of America’s most beautiful drives and home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone, and you’ll stop in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous. Between Williams and Las Vegas, watch for Joshua trees, which can grow to be more than 40 feet tall. Between Las Vegas and Tulare, you’ll witness the vast Mojave Desert.
Enjoy sightseeing in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Perhaps take a ride on San Francisco’s historic cable cars or enjoy an optional outing to Alcatraz Prison, the federal penitentiary that once housed Al Capone and other notorious criminals—the choice is yours! Free time in each city—including Las Vegas—gives you time to explore on your own or to take optional excursions.
Breathtaking scenery, exciting cities, scenic drives, and more…this western U.S. tour is a perfect holiday for savvy, value-minded travellers.
Price based on 12 Apr 19
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Price based on April 12, 2019 - April 25, 2019
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An inspiring experience of North American natural wonders and iconic city sightseeing that spirits you down the boulevards of LA, through the blinking neon of Las Vegas, to the edge of the Grand Canyon and into the serene forests of Yosemite.
Price based on 20 May 19
7 dates available
Price based on May 20, 2019 - June 5, 2019
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A sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and San Francisco make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Start your Pacific Coast tour in charming Seattle, end in San Francisco, and overnight also in Portland, Newport, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes the must-see sights, such as a visit to Seattle’s Space Needle for spectacular views of the city and Portland’s International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland.
Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with wind-sculpted sand dunes stretching 500 feet above sea level; the beautiful Multnomah Falls; and the many majestic views and scenic lighthouses along the Oregon Coast. Also, experience a cruise on Oregon’s scenic Rogue River. Follow the path just as Rogue River pioneers have done since 1895, when road access did not exist. You’ll also have the chance to experience wildlife, pristine wilderness and fascinating mail boat history. Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged is a traditional Coquille Indian salmon bake.
In California, view the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You’ll even have the opportunity to see a 1,800-year-old redwood!
From its vibrant cities to its spectacular scenery, this Pacific Coast tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
Price based on 27 Sep 19
13 dates available
Price based on September 27, 2019 - October 7, 2019
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