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Overview

9nt Tour Begins Salt Lake City, Ends Denver: 1nt Salt Lake City; 1nt Jackson; 2nts Yellowstone National Park; 1nt Billings; 2nts Custer State Park; 1nt Cheyenne; 1nt Denver

Heroes and Villains of the Old West like Wyatt Earp, Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Billy the Kid will come alive on this tour. You’ll also discover great American landmarks and landscapes such as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota with its carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln and impressive natural wonders like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

Details

Day 1

DUBLIN - SALT LAKE CITY
A complimentary transfer is provided to your first hotel where you will meet your Tour Director this afternoon. Join us at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Hotel: Salt Lake City Marriott City Center

Day 2

SALT LAKE CITY - JACKSON
Join an orientation tour of Salt Lake City and view the famous Temple Square, one of Utah’s most popular attractions. Skirting the shores of the Great Salt Lake head north into Wyoming, cross the historic Oregon Trail, climb into the towering Teton Mountains and arrive in the quaint western town of Jackson. For your Dine-Around pleasure this evening, choose between a selection of excellent local restaurants.
Hotel: Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole (B,D)

Day 3

JACKSON - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Explore Grand Teton National Park, stopping at Jenny Lake for the awesome views. Then enter Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Yellowstone is known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Hotel: National Park Lodges (B,D)

Day 4

YELLOWSTONE SIGHTSEEING
Walk among the geysers in Yellowstone National Park and watch them erupt. See colourful bubbling mudpots and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120ft in the air. View free-roaming herds of buffalo, deer, elk and bear in their natural habitat. Then experience the roar of the Lower Yellowstone Falls as they thunder down the steep canyon walls. (B)

Day 5

YELLOWSTONE - BILLINGS
Depart Yellowstone and travel through the Shoshone Canyon and the Absaroka Rocky Mountains. Stop in the historic Wild West town of Cody, and explore the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, built in honor of one of America’s great western legends. Head onward to the old cattle town of Billings, Montana.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings (B)

Day 6

BILLINGS - CUSTER STATE PARK
Relive "Custer’s Last Stand" at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and learn all about Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and the history of the Indian Wars. Keep a lookout for pronghorn antelope while continuing across the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town with a local expert. Relive the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous during the gold rush of the 1870’s. Continue on to Custer State Park, famous for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife. Look out for buffalo, deer and elk, or stroll through the pristine pine forest. After dinner, relax on the porch and take in the serenity of this amazing place. Hotel: The State Game Lodge (B,D)

Day 7

BLACK HILLS EXCURSION
Start the day at Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans, and the world’s largest sculpture. Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the heads of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 8

CUSTER STATE PARK - CHEYENNE
Travel across the grasslands and high plains of South Dakota and Wyoming. Stop at Fort Laramie, a former frontier outpost of the American Cavalry. Continue to the Wild West town of Cheynne, one of the great railroad junctions in America. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at the hotel.
Hotel: Little America Hotel & Resort (B)

Day 9

CHEYENNE - DENVER
Travel south and climb high into breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park, across the Continental Divide and over Trail Ridge Road to follow the beginnings of the great Colorado River (weather permitting). Arrive at the Mile High City of Denver and view the city’s highlights on an orientation tour before arriving at the hotel. In the evening, get together for a farewell dinner to celebrate a fantastic adventure.
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Denver (B,D)

Day 10

RETURN TO UK
Your tour ends with a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport. For the ultimate western experience, this itinerary also forms part of America’s Magnificent National Parks, and can also be combined with the Wonders of the American West on selected departure dates. (B)

Day 11

ARRIVE DUBLIN

What's Included

Included Premium Highlights

  • Stop in the Wild West town of Cody to explore the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, widely regarded as America’s finest Western museum
  • Join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town
  • Visit Fort Laramie, a former frontier outpost of the American Cavalry


Included Personal Insights

  • Relive "Custer’s Last Stand" at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and learn all about Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and the history of the Indian Wars


Included additional Excursions & Sights

  • View Temple Square in Salt Lake City
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park and enjoy fabulous views at Jenny Lake
  • See Old Faithful and the many other natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park
  • Experience the enormous Crazy Horse Memorial and visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Journey along Trail Ridge Road inside Rocky Mountain National Park


Included First Class Services

  • Welcome Drink reception
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on the first and last day of your tour
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director - Maximum group size of 40 people
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with extra legroom
  • First-class hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Document wallet, Welcome on Tour book with map and information pack


Included Quality Dining

  • Choose from a selection of restaurants on a Dine-Around evening in Jackson (DA)
  • 9 Full Breakfasts (B) and 3 Hotel Dinners (D)


VIP Door to Door Transfers

  • Complimentary private door to door transfers included within 100 miles of your local airport

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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