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Trafalgar Spectacular Canyons and National Parks End Rapid City Summer 2018 (SCNR)

13 Days from Las Vegas (NV) to Rapid City Print
Tour Style: CostSaver
USA and Canada Costsaver 2018
Visits: Flagstaff, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Cody, Sheridan, Keystone (SD), USA

This CostSaver trip takes in the mighty Grand Canyon and the mesmerizing Monument Valley before venturing deep into Yellowstone National Park: look out for wildlife then cross into the Black Hills. The crimson-coloured rocks of Bryce and Zion National Parks will take your breath away. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt Rushmore and discover this area's important place in history.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos in a spectacular natural amphiteatre
  • Marvel at the world's largest mountain carving, a memorial for all Native American tribes
  • Iconic Breakfast at Charley's Pub and Grill at the historic Hotel Weatherford-which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to a civilised oasis in the wild, dusty West
  • Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore this popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing
  • Walk among the giant elk antler arches
  • See the second largest man-made lake in the U.S.
  • See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Explore the treasures of this area sacred to the Navajo people
  • Gape in awe at this massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents
  • Discover this high-elevation capital and see the historic Temple Square
  • Visit the first National Park in the country
  • Have a look at some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States

Dining Highlights

  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Las Vegas
Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Day: 2 Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park – Flagstaff
This morning, head east, travelling along parts of Old Route 66. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the remnants of ancient volcanoes as you drive to Grand Canyon Village, a National Historic District. Enjoy the small town feel, complete with restaurants and shops. Perhaps, take an optional plane or helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Pass through Williams, a charming town nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world, before arriving in Flagstaff.
Day: 3 Flagstaff – Monument Valley – Page
This morning, sample the flavour of Flagstaff's pioneer beginnings at an Iconic Breakfast served up at the historic Hotel Weatherford, built in 1900. After, head out to explore the treasures of Monument Valley as you step aboard an all-terrain vehicle with your private Navajo guide and marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor. Stop and walk in the footsteps of John Ford, John Wayne and countless other historic figures of the Southwest. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell where the evening is yours to relax. Consider joining in an optional Native American Dance Performance with dinner.Iconic Breakfast
Day: 4 Page – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon
Head northwest toward Zion National Park where you get to explore the bottom of the main canyon which showcases a completely different perspective of sheer colourful sandstone walls rising thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Continue onto Bryce Canyon National Park, where your first views of the mesmorising, red sandstone awaits.Continental Breakfast
Day: 5 Bryce Canyon National Park – Salt Lake City
Explore Bryce Canyon National Park, a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations. These hoodoos, created by wind and water erosions, come in all shades of reds, oranges and pinks. Head north to Salt Lake where you'll stop at historic Temple Square, home to the six-spired Salt Lake City Temple and the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The evening is at leisure.
Day: 6 Salt Lake City – Jackson (2 Nights)
Today, head for rugged Wyoming and travel alongside some of the most beautiful mountain ranges before arriving in Jackson. On arrival, stop at Town Square, famous for its four iconic antler arches guarding the corners of George Washington Memorial Park. Wander around the square, lined with restaurants, bars and stores selling genuine cowboy gear before perhaps trying one of the homey restaurants with country cooking.Continental Breakfast
Day: 7 Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Free Time
This morning, there is an optional gentle float trip along Wyoming's Snake River with spectacular mountain scenery. Later this morning, head north for magnificent Grand Teton National Park with stops at the Moran Lookout and along the scenic Jenny Lake Loop. Later, in Jackson, you have free time to relax. This evening, perhaps partake in an optional cowboy cookout complete with horse-drawn covered wagons and Wild West music.Continental Breakfast
Day: 8 Jackson – Yellowstone National Park – 320 Guest Ranch
Enjoy the magnificence of the Teton Range again as you follow the Snake River to Yellowstone National Park. The world's greatest concentration of geysers and mountain wilderness, this park is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Yellowstone's geothermal wonders are the focus of your sightseeing tour as you view Fountain Paint Pots, Lower, Middle and Upper Geyser Basins and, of course, Old Faithful with its roaring plume of boiling water and steam.Continental Breakfast
Day: 9 320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park – Cody
Explore more of America's first national park today with a visit to Mammoth Hot Springs, a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine, created thousands of years ago. See the dramatic Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its turbulent river and 20 miles (32 km) of twisted pink and yellow sheer rock cliffs carved 1,200 feet (365 m) deep and up to 4,000 feet (1,220 m) wide.Continental Breakfast
Day: 10 Cody – Little Bighorn Battlefield – Sheridan
Travel north through Montana's stunning Big Sky Country. Stop at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, memorialising the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Native Americans' last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Continue on to Sheridan, situated in the Bighorn Mountains.
Day: 11 Sheridan – Crazy Horse – Keystone (2 Nights)
Head through high country where open range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. On arrival to beautiful Black Hills, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, commissioned over 50 years ago by Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear to honour the culture, tradition and living heritage of all North American Indians. This evening, perhaps head to Mount Rushmore National Monument for an optional lighting ceremony.Continental Breakfast
Day: 12 Mount Rushmore and Keystone Free Time
Visit magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue-monument in the world. The faces of four American presidents-George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln-are carved into the granite mountainside as a priceless shrine to democracy. This afternoon is free in Keystone; perhaps join an excursion to the rugged Badlands National Park.
Day: 13 Keystone – Depart Rapid City or Denver
Depart independently to the Rapid City Airport at anytime or take a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport. For guests extending their stay, optional overnight accommodation will be available at Best Western Plus Denver Airport.

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