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National Parks of America

11 Nights Tour from £3,119 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore five fantastic National Parks on this exciting journey through the American West. Enjoy overnight stays in a lodge nestled in the heart of Yellowstone and in a National Historic Landmark inside the Grand Canyon, and two-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Marvel at the magnitude and colour of Zion’s cliffs and enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.

Highlights

  • Visit six of America’s most awe-inspiring national parks on one great tour
  • Discover a world of light and colour on a breakfast cruise on beautiful Lake Powell
  • Spend two nights in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and enjoy an evening of cowboy entertainment

Details

Day 1

Scottsdale, Arizona – tour begins

Your tour opens in Arizona, where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a western-style dinner.

Overnight: Courtyard By Marriott Scottsdale (Dinner Included)

Day 2

Scottsdale - Sedona - Lake Powell

Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona where you will see the amazing rock formations change hue with each turn in the road. Then travel to Lake Powell for a two night stay in this stunning location

Overnight: Lake Powell Resort (Breakfast Included)

Day 3

Lake Powell - Grand Canyon

Enjoy a breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Then travel to Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon Dam and admire panoramic views of Lake Powell. Continue to Marble Canyon and then onto the spectacular Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, relax and take in the breath-taking view at one of the many public-seating areas overlooking the immense and colourful canyon. You will have time before dinner to take a short hike to explore the area if you wish. Dinner this evening takes place in the historic Grand Canyon Lodge, offering fine dining in a casual atmosphere with magnificent views overlooking the canyon.

Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 4

Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon, Utah - Zion National Park

Today you will travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that colour these formations. Your final destination today is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park, one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Marvel at the view from the floor of the canyon as you ride along on the Zion Tram.

Overnight: Majestic View Lodge (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 5

Zion National Park - Salt Lake City

A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the “City of the Saints,” for a two-night stay. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square. This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah's most visited attractions. The centrepiece of the square is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle*, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir* and the great Tabernacle organ.

Overnight: Radisson Hotel Salt Lake Downtown (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6

Salt Lake City

Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Great Salt Lake, the State Capitol and the residential district. Then you have the rest of the day at leisure to relax or independently explore.

Overnight: Radisson Hotel Salt Lake Downtown (Breakfast Included)

Day 7

Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

To you will journey to Wyoming and en route you will have chance to see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Then continue on to the cowboy town of Jackson Hole.

Overnight: Snow King Resort (Breakfast Included)

Day 8

Jackson Hole

The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole, with optional activities including shopping, canoeing, hiking and river-rafting trips. Tonight, experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck-wagon dinner.

Overnight: The Lodge At Jackson Hole (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 9

Jackson Hole - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

Today travel from Jackson Hole and journey through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Later you arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park for an overnight stay at a lodge nestled in the heart of this magnificent park. One of the many highlights is the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 60 feet in the air.

Overnight: Yellowstone Lodges (Breakfast Included)

Day 10

Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan

A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most colourful figures of the Old West, Buffalo Bill Cody. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, you drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Sheridan (Breakfast Included)

Day 11

Sheridan - Keystone - Rapid City, South Dakota

See Mount Rushmore, one of the country’s most famous landmarks, where four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. Then visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Native Americans, and visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn about their culture and customs. Here, Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of wearing different feathers and clothes.

Overnight: Alex Johnson Hotel (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 12

Rapid City - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close, and transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight

Day 13

Arrive home

 

What’s Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines
  • Accommodation in hotels as described above or similar standard
  • 16 meals as described above
  • Dedicated tour manager
  • Sightseeing as described in the above itinerary

What's not Included

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure (these can be arranged for a supplement, please call for details)

 

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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