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Overview

12nt Tour Begins Rapid City, Ends Las Vegas; 2nts Rapid City; 1nt Sheridan; 1nt Cody; 1nt Yellowstone National Park; 2nts Jackson; 1nt Salt Lake City; 1nt Bryce Canyon; 1nt Lake Powell; 1nt Grand Canyon; 1nt Las Vegas

Optional Denver pre-tour extension or Las Vegas post-tour extension available - please call for details

Details

Day 1

Fly from Dublin – Rapid City
Arrive in Rapid City. Welcome to the heart of America! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Overnight Radisson Rapid City

Day 2

Rapid City.
After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterward, explore MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which features the monumental likenesses of four U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information Center. (B)
Overnight Radisson Rapid City

Day 3

Rapid City – Deadwood – Sheridan.
This morning, enjoy a drive through BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST and experience the area’s colorful history with a guided tour of DEADWOOD, once a wild gold-mining town, and hear the 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, a Plains Indian buffalo culture. Then, continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. (B,D)
Overnight Holiday Inn

Day 4

Sheridan – Little Bighorn Battlefield – Cody.
Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD, 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, stopping at Shell Falls en route to Cody, with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River. (B)
Overnight Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village

Day 5

Cody – Yellowstone National Park.
This morning, visit the BUFFALO BILL HISTORICAL CENTER, 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. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point on the south rim with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Next, stop at Fountain Paint Pots to see the bubbling mud. Rejoin Grand Loop Road and enjoy several photo stops along the way to your hotel, including world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. (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.
Overnight Yellowstone Lodges/Annex

Day 6

Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson.
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 before ending the day in the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, experience dinner at the BAR T-5 CHUCK WAGON COOKOUT and Wild West show. (B,D)
Overnight Rustic Inn

Day 7

Jackson.
Full 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 swing-door saloons. (B)
Overnight Rustic Inn

Day 8

Jackson – Salt Lake City.
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. (B)
Overnight Radisson Hotel

Day 9

Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon.
Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to BRYCE CANYON, 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 leisure and your overnight is at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. (B,D)
Overnight Ruby’s Inn

Day 10

Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Lake Powell.
Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. With your sightseeing tour you’ll have an opportunity to experience the park up-close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell. Appreciate its majestic beauty on an afternoon CRUISE to Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon. (B,D)
Overnight Lake Powell Resort

Day 11

Lake Powell – Painted Desert – Grand Canyon.
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 color scheme, and catch your first glimpse of the world-famous GRAND CANYON, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. An afternoon arrival allows plenty of free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savor the magnificent sunset. (B,D)
Special Feature: Your hotel tonight is located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views.
Overnight Grand Canyon Lodges

Day 12

Grand Canyon – Las Vegas.
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. (B,D)
Overnight Treasure Island

Day 13

Las Vegas.
Your holiday ends this morning. Transfer back to the airport for your return flight. (B)

Day 14

Arrival back to Dublin

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

  • Rapid City: Orientation
  • Mount Rushmore: Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy
  • Horse Memorial
  • Black Hills National Forest: Scenic drive
  • Deadwood: Sightseeing tour; visit Tatanka
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield: Sightseeing tour and visit museum
  • Cody: Visit Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • Yellowstone: Sightseeing tour
  • Jackson: Grand Teton National Park tour; chuck wagon cookout
  • Salt Lake City: Sightseeing tour
  • Bryce Canyon: Sightseeing tour
  • Zion: Sightseeing tour
  • Lake Powell: Cruise
  • Grand Canyon: Sightseeing; overnight lodging on the rim
  • Las Vegas: Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner

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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