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Overview

14nt Tour Begins and Ends Las Vegas: 1nt Las Vegas; 1nt Grand Canyon National Park; 1nt Monument Valley; 1nt Moab; 1nt Grand Junction Denver; 2nts Custer State Park; 1nt Sheridan; 2nts Yellowstone National Park; 1nt Jackson; 1nt Salt Lake City; 1nt Bryce Canyon National Park; 1nt Las Vegas.

Optional Las Vegas Extension available - please call for details

Details

DAY 1

Fly to Las Vegas

Welcome to the “Entertainment Capital of the World!” At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming national park adventure.

Overnight: Treasure Island


DAY 2

Las Vegas–Grand Canyon National Park

Depart the glittering lights and glamour of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Carved through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau over millions of years, the canyon is over a mile deep and 10 miles wide, revealing billions of years of geological history. Tonight, savor a sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodges


DAY 3

Grand Canyon National Park–Monument Valley

This morning is at leisure. You may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon or enjoy a hike on one of the many trails. We then travel north through Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Tonight will be spent at historic Goulding’s Lodge, where you will be treated to a NAVAJO COOKOUT and learn about the local Dineh (people) who call this land home. (B,D)

Overnight: Goulding's Lodge


DAY 4

Monument Valley–Moab

Start this morning with a 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour of Monument Valley. Your knowledgeable Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share with you local legends and lore. We then head north for Moab, the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World.” (B)

Overnight: Aarchway Inn

 

DAY 5

Moab–Arches National Park–Grand Junction–Denver

This morning, explore the incredible landscape of ARCHES NATIONAL PARK. The park contains over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and formations, including Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, Double Arch, and Delicate Arch. Stop in Colorado’s wine country, where you’ll enjoy lunch and a WINE TASTING. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the “Mile High City” of Denver. This evening, why not stroll the city’s pedestrian 16th Street Mall and take advantage of the shopping, dining, and entertainment? (B,L)

Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

 

DAY 6

Denver–Custer State Park.

Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in beautiful CUSTER STATE PARK. Formed in 1897, the park is the second-largest state park in America. Its 73,000 breathtaking acres are home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, wild turkeys, and elk. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE Stay at the Historic State Game Lodge, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge. Relax with a cool drink on the front porch and let Mother Nature entertain you.

Overnight: State Game Lodge

 

DAY 7

Custer State Park. Excursion to Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse

This morning, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE, which stands as a shrine of democracy. The epic sculpture depicts the faces of four exalted American presidents that symbolize this nation’s rich history, rugged determination, and lasting achievement. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief, whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn. Learn about the sculpture, his family, and the future of the project. Later, return to Custer State Park and be part of an exciting BUFFALO SAFARI. Have your cameras ready for great photo opportunities. Then, enjoy an old-fashioned CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT, complete with Western entertainment. (B,D)

Overnight: State Game Lodge


DAY 8

Custer State Park–Deadwood–Sheridan

Start today by exploring the Wild West town of DEADWOOD. Take a journey through time as you travel down cobblestone streets and hear stories of all the legendary characters that contributed to the town’s history, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Next stop is DEVIL’S 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. (B)

Overnight: Best Western Sheridan Centre


DAY 9

Sheridan–Cody–Yellowstone National Park

This morning we stop in Buffalo’s Bill Western town of Cody. Visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, which celebrates the spirit of the American West by sharing stories of the Western experience. Learn about natural history, Native culture, art, firearms, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. We then travel to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in
1872 as the world’s first national park. (B,D)


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. SPECIAL FEATURE Enjoy a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Overnight: National Park Lodges


DAY 10

Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone. See worldfamous Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pots. Keep a lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bears, fox, otters, and beaver. (B)

Overnight: National Park Lodges


DAY 11

Yellowstone National Park–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson

Journey south today and visit GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. The park’s world-renowned scenery attracts more than 4 million visitors per year. See beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and stroll along the shore before continuing to Jackson. This evening, why not visit the Antler Arches, enjoy a drink at one of the swing-door saloons, or shop for the perfect cowboy hat? (B)

Overnight: Rustic Inn


DAY 12

Jackson–Salt Lake City

Continue your journey south today through Wyoming and into Utah. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon pioneer Brigham Young in 1847. More recently, Salt Lake City played host to the 2002 Olympics and now offers a vibrant downtown with a variety of stores, attractions, and restaurants. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Overnight: Radisson Hotel


DAY 13

Salt Lake City–Bryce Canyon National Park

Today’s highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Here you’ll discover a breathtaking landscape full of pinnacles of stone and colors that defy the imagination. This evening, why not do some stargazing? Bryce is one of the best places to view stars because of its remote location and lack of pollution. On some nights, over 7,500 stars are visible. (B)

Overnight: Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel


DAY 14

Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park–Las Vegas

This morning, visit ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of canyons and soaring cliffs. On your sightseeing tour, see fantastic rock structures and some unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

Overnight: Treasure Island

 

DAY 15

Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules. Transfers are provided to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. (B)

DAY 16

Arrive back home

 

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic scheduled flights
  • Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior hotel accommodation in hotels listed or of a similar standard
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary


Activities & Sights Included in the price

  • Las Vegas: Orientation tour; farewell dinner
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Sightseeing
  • Monument Valley: Navajo cookout; 4-wheel-drive tour
  • Moab: Visit Arches National Park
  • Grand Junction: Lunch & wine tasting
  • Custer State Park: Excursion to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse; buffalo safari & cookout
  • Deadwood: City sightseeing
  • Devil's Tower National Monument: Sightseeing
  • Cody: Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
  • Yellowstone National Park: Sightseeing
  • Grand Teton National Park: Sightseeing
  • Salt Lake City: Orientation tour
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Sightseeing
  • Zion National Park: Sightseeing

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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