Grand Journey of America’s West

From a mix of glamour and bohemian charms in San Francisco, to the lush landscapes of the Sierras, this unique trip takes you on an eclectic journey through the heart of America’s West. A combination of our Enchanting Canyonlands and American Parks Trail trips, you’ll experience everything from the mystical healing powers of Sedona, to the world famous Grand Canyon and the Japanese tea gardens of Golden Gate Park. You’ll enhance your experience by staying at lodges within the National Parks themselves, allowing you to not only witness, but wake up to show stopping views.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

California here we come. You’ll be picked up at San Francisco International Airport and whisked straight to your upscale hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, 2 nights

Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Afterwards, take in the city with a few photo stops. Visit the Conservatory of Flowers and Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where the rest of your day is at leisure. Your Travel Director is on hand to make suggestions for making the most of your evening.

Today you’ll witness the mountainous scenery of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelling through California’s Gold Country, you’ll drive through the imposing Sierra Nevada mountains. Explore spectacular waterfalls and striking rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome on a private, ranger-led valley floor tour. Rest up on your free evening at your lodge, located inside the park and close to Yosemite Falls, North America’s highest waterfall. On a clear evening you’ll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Leave Yosemite behind as you take in the Sierras before you are swept through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the “food basket of the world”. Stop at the Merced Fruit Barn which features its diverse produce. In Salinas, the heart of “The Salad Bowl of the World”, enjoy a famer’s agricultural tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Once in Monterey you’ll head to your hotel situated on the waterfront street Cannery Row.

Hotel: InterContinental The Clement Monterey, 2 nights

Today you’ll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you’ll have ample free time. As you travel along Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along 17-Mile Drive. Stop at Pebble Beach and its world-renowned links, as well as Lone Cypress and Seal and Bird Rocks for a glimpse of sunbathing seals and sea lions. A Dine-Around Evening awaits upon your return to Monterey, with your choice of three local restaurants.

Day 6: The American Riviera

Head on to sunny Santa Barbara. Along the way, experience a guided tour and wine tasting served at a Paso Robles winery. On arrival, Santa Barbara greets you with its white buildings, terracotta roofs, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants. Walk along Santa Barbara’s Historic State Street to Stearns Wharf. In the evening, dinner awaits at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Visit iconic Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way to Santa Monica and Venice. A Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the Canals and Walkways and explain Abbot Kinney’s role in the development of the ‘Venice of America’. Continue on to your modern L.A. hotel, in the city’s entertainment district.

Hotel: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 2 nights

Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. Experience a bit of nostalgia in Downtown as you ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel’s Flight Railway. Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace. Visit Hollywood and Highland, where observation decks allow for the best views of the Hollywood sign. See the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive along the famous Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills before walking along Rodeo Drive. Select a visit to either the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a Your Choice experience. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse.

Experience the rugged charms of the Mojave Desert wilderness as you make your way to Scottsdale. Look out for the Joshua trees and wildlife found in the National Park, you might just spot a jackrabbit or coyote. Once in Scottsdale you can relax in the hotel after a long day and replenish for your upcoming adventures.

Hotel: Hotel Valley Ho

Journey north to the bohemian colony of Sedona. Attractive to healers, this spiritual town’s vortexes are rumoured to offer alternative medicines and practices. If retail therapy is more your thing, explore Sedona’s shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty, which makes it a hotspot for hikers, swimmers and eager campers. Journey on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you have the opportunity to take an optional, once-in-a-lifetime, flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane. Join a Local Expert for an informative talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon before ending your day with a tranquil night inside the park and an appetizing Highlight Dinner with wine in the inviting Thunderbird Room of your lodge. Located on the South Rim, this beautiful venue offers a wet-bar, barbeque and private balcony, so you can feast on hearty food while taking in the stunning views.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Head through striking crimson landscapes to the historic Cameron Trading Post where you can familiarize yourself Native American arts and crafts. Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles with open sides(8) to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. Hear about Navajo heritage from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land. Later today, you’ll stop by the Glen Canyon Dam where you’ll learn about its history and impact on the Colorado River, before arriving at your lakefront resort. In the evening relax by your hotel’s swimming pool or simply take in the beautiful views across the lake from the comfort of the hotel’s bar and restaurant.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, 2 nights

Your morning is at leisure. Simply relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities or enjoy some extra time to catch up with your fellow travellers. Later today, a serene cruise through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon awaits. End the day with a breathtaking sunset from your lake view or marina view room.

Prepare for a day of Norse legend, as you head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees, red rock pillars and Thor’s hammer. You’ll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos, before travelling through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. A day of sightseeing deserves some evening festivities. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Highlight Dinner and wine to discuss your take on the ethereal characters of Utah’s famous canyon.

Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge

Depart the tranquil ambiance of Zion National Park Lodge and board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle. Live commentary will take you through the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some downtime to explore on your own. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive in the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With an array of shopping malls, live shows and dining opportunities, this dazzling destination is sure to entertain. And for those looking to hit the casinos, make sure you come with your poker face ready.

Hotel: Caesars Palace

Today you’ll travel to Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, where you’ll spend the night. Lying between Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, this mountainous city is perfect for outdoorsy types, with a strong focus on skiing and fishing. It is also the headquarters of the Mormon faith.

Hotel: Little America Hotel

As you move on from Salt Lake City, take in iconic Temple Square and the State Capitol building, before heading north across the Oregon Trail to historic Jackson. Have your cameras ready for the famous elk antlers that adorn the central square, and for eager shoppers there are a number of charming traditional boutiques to browse. In the evening, relax at Jackson Lake Lodge, where you’ll be presented with the stunning peaks of Grand Teton National Park. Staying in the park itself, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the grounds after hours.

Hotel: Jackson Lake Lodge

Wake up to a mountainous view like no other and witness the striking Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. In keeping with today’s rustic country charm, you’ll enter Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park. Known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife, you’ll experience Wyoming in all its glory. Keep an eye out for black bears or wolves. Tonight you’ll stay in the National Park Lodges, allowing you to experience the park after hours, in its natural glory.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Savour the surreal surroundings of Yellowstone with a relaxed start. Walk among the rainbow tinted hot springs and watch the erupting geysers as you take in the history of the park on an informative stroll with your Travel Director. Catch the renowned colourful bubbling mud pots and observe Old Faithful geyser shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) into the air. You’ll behold the powerful roar of Lower Yellowstone Falls, before heading back to your Park Lodge rooms. The National Park is also famous for its wildlife, so keep an eye out for the Yellowstone ram, wolves, bears and elk.

Set off on your travels through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to the Wild West Town of Cody. Learn more about America’s great Western legends at the Buffalo Bill Centre, known for its Western art collection, firearms and natural history. End the day in Clearmont, Wyoming where you’ll check in to your abode for the night. Here you’ll enjoy an All-American ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Ranch at UCross

Live the American frontier dream and begin your day with a scenic country horseback ride (8). If playing cowboy isn’t your thing, perhaps go fishing or merely relax and take in your beautiful surroundings, the choice is yours. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding the Black Hills. This symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favoured spot among wildlife enthusiasts and one famous for its elvish woodland beauty. The limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon.

Hotel: Spearfish Canyon Lodge

A day for those looking to explore the wild west, try to spot pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Once in Deadwood, you’ll also get to speak to members of the Lakota tribe as they share a fascinating live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. You’ll have the opportunity to join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour, while a Local Expert will talk about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this once lawless town famous during the Gold Rush of the 1870s. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife.

Hotel: The State Game Lodge, 2 nights

What better way to spend your last full day than delving further into the history of this fascinating country? The heart of the Black Hills offers spectacular representations of the nation’s past. You’ll start by viewing Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive Insight Experience awaits as you are taken up to the 641 feet (195 metres) long and 563 feet (172 metres) tall sculpture to stand face to face with the world’s largest mountain carving. Afterwards, travel to iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt overlook the landscape. The rest of the day is yours to explore in Custer State Park. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine, as you reflect on your adventure across the wide-open spaces of America’s national parks.

Travel south from Custer State Park where your trip ends on arrival in Denver. A transfer is available to Denver International Airport. Airport arrival in Denver will be at 16:30.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10, 12$12,350.00Price on Application
April: 14$12,450.00Price on Application
May: 01$12,625.00Price on Application
May: 05, 13, 15$12,875.00Price on Application
June: 04, 18$12,950.00Price on Application
July 03, 10$12,795.00Price on Application
August: 21, 22$12,725.00Price on Application
August: 28$12,695.00Price on Application
September: 11. 18$12,550.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 22 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 22 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
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Western Frontiers

Journey through vast national parks and explore the old Wild West, visit Nevada, Utah, Montana and more. This soulful exploration of the American Frontier is filled with local encounters and natural wonders-from the wild Black Hills to Bryce Canyon’s enchanting hoodoos and Crazy Horse to “Happy Pappy”.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

Embark on an epic encounter with the American Frontier. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you’ll take in all the glitz and glamour.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

We leave the shimmering Sin City skyline behind as we journey to the canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park, following the footsteps of brave pioneers and first nation settlers. Then it’s onward to the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire its rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.

Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 3: Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon centre – Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Learn about the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers which brought about the building of the temple and the Tabernacle, home of the Tabernacle Choir. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet dining location.

Hotel:  Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Day 4: Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

Delve into the heritage of thousands of pioneers who braved the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Experience first-hand what life was like along a wagon trail heading west in the 1850s and enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson. Admire the spectacular scenery at the foot of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons as you spend an evening at leisure.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Day 5: Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Journey through the alpine terrain of Grand Teton National Park en route to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) We spend two nights in the world’s oldest national park at one of its cozy lodges, each with their own unique setting and atmosphere.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 6: Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, keeping a keen eye out for bison and elk, before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the park’s bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Old Faithful puts on an spectacular show as its water arcs impressively up into the air. And there amidst the geothermal wonderland, we enjoy a relaxed evening under the canopy of Yellowstone’s stars.

Day 7: Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

Tip your Stetson in tribute to “Buffalo Bill” whose hometown of Cody is our next stop on this pioneer trail. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West”. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country where we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’ in an effortlessly delivered encounter with “Happy Pappy” and some true Western hospitality.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

Day 8: Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City

Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

Hotel: The Rushmore, 2 nights

Day 9: Black Hills Excursion

Venture into the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Drive through the magnificent natural landscape that paves your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn how your visit ‘Makes a Difference’ by preserving Native American Culture. Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then meet Stephen Yellowhawk in Rapid City and ‘Dive into Culture’ as you experience his tribe’s history through dance and song during a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 10: Depart Rapid City

Our foray through the American Frontier at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport to return home.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 30$4,150.00$6,100.00
May: 06, 07, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17$4,275.00$6,225.00
May: 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28$4,395.00$6,345.00
June: 03, 04, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25$4,395.00$6,345.00
July: 09, 21$4,395.00$6,345.00
August: 02, 06, 09, 13, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27$4,350.00$6,300.00
September: 08, 09, 10, 15, 16$4,295.00$6,245.00
September: 17$4,325.00$6,275.00
September: 22$4,295.00$6,245.00
September: 23, 24$4,325.00$6,275.00
September: 29, 30$4,295.00$6,245.00
October: 01, 08$4,275.00$6,225.00
October: 11$4,095.00$6,045.00
October: 18, 22$3,995.00$5,945.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Western Discoverer

Champion happy on this epic encounter with Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the splendour of Yosemite Falls, astounding views of the Grand Canyon and a dazzling playground in the desert, Las Vegas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles

Immerse yourself in the creative energy of the City of Angels – your launch pad to an effortlessly delivered exploration of the iconic sights and sounds of the West, with a bit of sun-kissed California in the mix. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott

Day 2: Los Angeles – San Diego

Ease into the laid-back surfer-style vibes of San Diego. Discover Balboa Park, the Old Town and Victorian Gaslamp Quarter, dating back to the 1850s. Spend some free time exploring “America’s Finest City” on your own terms before joining your newfound friends for a memorable Regional Dinner.

Hotel: Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown

Day 3: San Diego – Scottsdale

Spot the sanguaros as you traverse the great Sonoran Desert en route to the trendy Arizona town of Scottsdale. This evening, the Valley of the Sun shines brightly as you enjoy free time to explore its galleries, boutiques and chic eateries.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

Day 4: Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Journey to the artists’ enclave of Sedona – your rocky red gateway to an unforgettable encounter with the epic natural beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. We arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon this afternoon where we’ll meet a Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon’s geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs and peer down into its depths to see the Colorado River as you skirt the South Rim.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

We leave the world’s largest canyon behind and head towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where we’ll spend the next two nights. The Entertainment Capital of the World blooms in the midst of the desert and you’ll have an opportunity to explore it over the next two nights.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas, 2 nights

Day 6: Las Vegas Free Time

Shrug off the shackles of responsibility and embrace fun and games in the city that never sleeps. Break the bank at one of the casinos, enjoy some retail therapy or have lunch at one of the city’s larger-than-life restaurants. This evening, we enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Dinner buffets for which Las Vegas is renowned.

Day 7: Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes

We leave Sin City behind, travelling through the vast arid landscapes of the Mojave Desert, to Mammoth Lakes, an outdoor adventure playground amidst the rolling peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate overnight city and entry point to Yosemite will be used.)

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 8: Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. We journey through Yosemite Valley, admiring the natural wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan’s imposing granite cliffs. Spend the rest of the day delving into the natural history, flora and fauna of one of the world’s oldest national parks.

Hotel: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

Day 9: Yosemite National Park – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco

We head north to Northern California’s original wine country this morning, past Napa and on to Sonoma, where we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ and visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. A short journey down the coast sees us arrive in San Francisco. Travel beneath the glowing orange arches of the Golden Gate Bridge into “The City”, where you’ll enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

Hotel: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2 nights

Day 10: San Francisco Sightseeing

Embark on an exploration of San Francisco and its iconic sights, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Indulge in the Bay Area’s best artisan foods and fresh farm produce, then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the city’s cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, including the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.

Day 11: San Francisco – Monterey

A leisurely start to our morning sees us enjoy a final encounter with San Francisco, before continuing along the rugged, remote Pacific coastline to Monterey where we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’ for a ‘Be My Guest’ dinner crafted from the freshest farm-to-table local ingredients.

Hotel: Hotel Pacific, 2 nights

Day 12: Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Sightseeing

Admire the inspiring natural scenery as you continue along the iconic 17-Mile Drive, past the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. We will stop by the Carmel Mission and then the rest of the day is free to explore Monterey’s strong coastal heritage. Visit the historic waterfront district and Cannery Row, immortalised by the John Steinbeck novel bearing the same name – the choice is yours.

Day 13: Monterey – Santa Barbara

We journey south onto idyllic Santa Barbara. Spend some time discovering the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. This evening, join our newfound friend to toast our holiday during a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara

Day 14: Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles

Head to Hollywood to see Tinseltown’s most famous icons: Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. We continue to Beverly Hills for those extending their stay or take a transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 16$5,350.00$8,300.00
May: 07, 14$5,550.00$8,500.00
May: 21$5,575.00$8,525.00
June: 11, 18$5,495.00$8,445.00
July: 02, 09$5,495.00$8,445.00
July: 30$5,450.00$8,400.00
August: 20$5,425.00$8,375.00
September: 03$5,425.00$8,375.00
September: 17$5,375.00$8,295.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Scenic Parks Explorer

Take in the amazing scenic parks of America including Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon. Your iconic and unexpected journey, culminating at the Grand Canyon, takes you past mystical chimneys, imposing mesas in Monument Valley and the rock-hewn faces of former presidents.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s most beloved national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.

Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 3: Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon centre – Temple Square – and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers. This evening, choose to enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah’s premier gourmet dining location.

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Day 4: Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

Imagine a time when brave pioneers travelled West in search of a better life as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Teton Range. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Day 5: Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. We overnight at one of the lodges within the national park.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 6: Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendour of one of the world’s oldest national parks. See the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then join your Travel Director to explore the park’s bubbling hot springs, mud paint pots and Old Faithful as its waters shoot impressively up into the air.

Day 7: Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

Pay tribute to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody, where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West”. Then it’s on to Big Sky Country where we ‘Connect with Locals’ in an effortlessly delivered authentic encounter with true Western hospitality dinner.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

Day 8: Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City

Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Continue east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

Hotel: The Rushmore, 2 nights

Day 9: Black Hills Excursion

Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. As you gaze at the colossal carved face of this famous war leader, learn how your visit ‘Makes a Difference’ by preserving Native American Culture. We continue to Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then ‘Dive into Culture’ with Stephen Yellowhawk, who will regale you with stories of his tribe’s history during a festive dinner.

Day 10: Rapid City – Denver

Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy an evening with a light dinner.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Downtown

Day 11: Denver – Vail – Moab

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail, renowned for its epic powder-filled alpine basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s. We continue to Moab for an evening on your terms.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn, 2 nights

Day 12: Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Next up, the Arches National Park provides an insightful encounter with thousands of natural sandstone arches formed by rain and wind where you may choose to take a short hike to iconic Delicate Arch view point.

Day 13: Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park. Our connection with the first nations of this land continues as we enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley.

Hotel: Gouldings Lodge

Day 14: Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

Explore the red valley floor of Monument Valley in a special open-air vehicle, accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at the historic Cameron Trading Post, before arriving at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon where you’ll meet a Local Specialist. Gain a deeper understanding of into how this immense canyon came to be and why, as Theodore Roosevelt once proclaimed, “it is beyond comparison-beyond description”. Toast to the Trafalgar Highlights of America’s national parks and enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends inside the park.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 15: Grand Canyon – Depart Las Vegas

Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon before hitting the road again. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Harrah’s Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 30$6,475.00$9,470.00
May: 06, 07$6,595.00$9,545.00
May: 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28$6,675.00$9,625.00
June: 03, 04, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25$6,650.00$9,600.00
July: 09, 21$6,475.00$9,470.00
August: 02, 06, 09, 13, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27$6,475.00$9,470.00
September: 08, 09, 10, 15, 16$6,695.00$9,645.00
September: 17$6,675.00$9,625.00
September: 22$6,695.00$9,645.00
September: 23, 24$6,675.00$9,625.00
September: 29, 30$6,575.00$9,525.00
October: 01, 08, 11$6,550.00$9,500.00
October: 18$6,450.00$9,400.00
October: 22$6,425.00$9,375.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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America’s Great Desert National Parks

Delve beneath the desert sands and see first-hand the abundant life that flourishes in its midst as you chart a course through some of America’s beautiful landscapes and soul-stirring sights.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

America’s captivating desert landscapes take centre stage on this epic journey which begins in the playground of Las Vegas. Relax after your journey or tame Lady Luck. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, for sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Red Rock Canyon – Death Valley National Park

Admire the towering red cliffs and sandstone peaks of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this morning. Keep a keen eye out for its highest peak, La Madre Mountain, before continuing to Death Valley, on of the largest national parks in the USA. Aptly named for its unforgiving landscapes, Death Valley is a stunningly beautiful land of extremes. Join your travel companions for dinner with wine, before settling into your oasis hotel, located within the borders of the national park.

Hotel: The Ranch at Death Valley, 2 nights

Day 3: Death Valley National Park Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley on a guided tour of the park’s most famous sites including Zabriskie Point, and of course Badwater Basin and its massive salt flats – the lowest point below sea level in the western hemisphere. Today will be a photographer’s dream so bring your cameras. Free time this afternoon to enjoy our desert oasis and relax at one of the most remarkable spring fed swimming pools in the world.

Day 4: Death Valley – Palm Springs

Heading south today you leave Death Valley and travel along the Mojave National Preserve, visit the desert Ghost Town of Calico. Our destination tonight is gorgeous Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Tonight, you’ll have a your choice dining experience at one of three local restaurants.

Hotel: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa, 3 nights

Day 5: Palm Springs Free Time and Sightseeing

Start your morning with a celebrity and lifestyle tour of Palm Springs shedding light on the city’s unique mid-century architecture, featuring an amazing collection of custom homes. This afternoon, join a ride on the Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway and walk along the top of the mountain, with spectacular views of the valley. Then, don’t miss VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs this evening. A festive pedestrian street fair is located just across the street from the hotel.

Day 6: Joshua Tree National Park – Free Time

See the peculiar outstretched boughs of the Joshua Tree when you explore the national park that bears the name of this unusual-looking desert plant. Learn how the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems come together here and keep an eye out for the incredible variety of plants and animals that find sanctuary in its vast protected wilderness. You’ll have some free time at the resort this afternoon to soothe body and mind at the Spa before an evening at leisure.

Day 7: Palm Springs – Yuma

This morning, visit Salvation Mountain, a hillside visionary environment created by local resident, Leonard Knight, whose passion has lovingly created this brilliant “outsider art” masterpiece resplendent with flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Travel on through the Coachella Valley and past the Salton Sea, before heading through the shifting patterns of the stunning Imperial Sand Dunes. ‘Connect With Locals’ at the Imperial Date Gardens in the Bard Valley, and you’ll enjoy an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ dinner where Medjool dates are the star of the show, all washed down with date beer, of course.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Yuma Pivot Point

Day 8: Sonoran Desert National Monument – Tucson

Spot the saguaros as you travel through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Touted as the most biologically diverse of all North America’s deserts, the Sonoran Desert is also home to an array of significant archaeological and historic sites. Our next stop is Tucson, a culturally diverse town surrounded by mountains, which holds the distinction of being a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Indulge in desert flavours during an unforgettable guided Gastronomy Tasting Tour before enjoying the evening at leisure.

Hotel – El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Saguaro National Park and Kartchner Caverns State Park

Celebrate the symbol of America’s west. The giant saguaro is America’s largest species of cacti and you’ll learn how this national park strives to protect this majestic plant. We trade the desert for caverns during our visit to Kartchner Caverns State Park with its colossal and colourful cave formations. Tonight, savour a Farewell Dinner followed by an evening with the stars. Gaze up at the Arizona skies and embark on an exclusive tour of the universe with a professional astronomer and a telescope that’s all yours for the night.

Day 10: Depart Phoenix

Our journey through desert landscapes is at its end as you take a transfer to Phoenix Airport, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please be aware when booking your flights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 19$4,075.00$5,470.00
February: 23$4,150.00$5,545.00
March: 15$4,195.00$5,590.00
September: 20$3,995.00$5,390.00
October: 11$3,995.00$5,390.00
December: 06$3,895.00$5,290.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 10$4,125.00$5,520.00
January: 24$4,295.00$5,690.00
February: 21$4,225.00$5,620.00
February: 28$4,250.00$5,645.00
March: 14, 28$4,250.00$5,645.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Trailblazer

Visit glitzy Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the rugged desert landscapes of Arizona and more on this trip. See the golden pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon, the red and lavender shades of the Painted Desert’s red rock cliffs and buttes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America’s most iconic natural sights-a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you’ll see all the glitz and glamour of Sin City.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

Say goodbye to Vegas and journey east to Grand Canyon National Park. We hit the “Mother Road” as we journey past fifties-style diners, motels and general stores – colourful highlights on a journey that will take you through stunning desert landscapes. From the iconic to the unexpected, the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Meet your Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon’s geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs, revealing a different story at every vantage point. Later, take a mental snapshot as you watch a mesmerising sunset over one of the world’s seven natural wonders – its grandeur lingering far longer in our minds than the fading light glinting off its ancient rock-face.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

This morning opt for a birds-eye view of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the canyon. Heading south take in Arizona’s most scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon, before arriving in stunning Sedona known for its towering red rock formations, new age movement, and popular arts scene. This evening connect with Locals over a hosted Be My Guest dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality.

Hotel: Sky Rock Inn of Sedona

Day 4: Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell

Today we venture to the badlands of the Painted Desert en route to Monument Valley. On the way, stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. We’ll board open-air vehicles, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas, 2 nights

Day 5: Lake Powell Free Time

Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer at Lake Powell. In the morning consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River. This afternoon enjoy an included lunch followed by a visit to one of the most photographed spots in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend. Conclude the day with an optional scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park

Continue your journey to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor – the world’s largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park’s rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale, 2 nights

Day 7: Zion National Park Free Time

A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America’s early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park’s resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Head west and wind along the interstate that skirts the Virgin River Gorge traversing the vast arid expanses of the Mojave Desert. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Harrah’s Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 22$3,425.00$4,920.00
April: 14, 19$3,450.00$4,945.00
May: 05, 10, 12, 24, 26$3,495.00$4,990.00
June: 16, 21, 30$3,495.00$4,990.00
August: 04, 23$3,450.00$4,945.00
September: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,450.00$4,945.00
October: 06, 11$3,450.00$4,945.00
October: 18$3,275.00$4,770.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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California’s Great National Parks

Discover the Majestic Mountain Loop, linking Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. Groves of larger-than-life sequoias frame your path through the Land of Giants and the natural wonders of California, from the inferno of Death Valley to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

Begin your exploration of California’s national parks in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at The LINQ. In the evening you will find yourself soaring 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for part of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley’s unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin. After lunch at 1849 Buffet at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 3: Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Take a scenic Gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, we journey to Yosemite Valley where we’ll embark on a special valley floor tour. View Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Our ‘Stay with a Story’ tonight exudes a cosy, ski-lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Yosemite Free Time

Explore the Yosemite National Park today, famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees and grand meadows, there is plenty to explore here. Join a Local Specialist Park Ranger to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. Our tour takes us out to view Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. The rest of the day is free to go for a walk or hike and take in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite.

Day 5: Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Stretch your legs in Kings Canyon and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park, where we’ll spend the night in our ‘Stay with a Story’ surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the constellations.

Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Sequoia National Park Excursion

Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world’s largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surrounds. Immerse yourself in the pioneer history of the Old West, joining a living-history reenactor and Local Specialist for a barbecue lunch and stories of early life in the mountains. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

Day 7: Sequoia National Park – Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles, where you’ll stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, considered America’s epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle. As our invigorating encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott

Day 8: Depart Los Angeles

After our tremendous journey through California’s national parks, the time has come for us to say goodbye. Prepare to leave Los Angeles and take your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09, 16$4,075.00$6,125.00
June: 06, 13, 20$4,125.00$6,175.00
June: 27$4,175.00$6,225.00
June: 29$4,250.00$6,300.00
July: 01$4,295.00$6,345.00
July: 03$4,695.00$6,745.00
July: 05$4,325.00$6,375.00
July: 08$3,995.00$6,045.00
August: 01, 08, 15$3,995.00$6,045.00
September: 12$4,125.00$6,175.00
October: 03$4,125.00$6,175.00
October: 10, 24, 31$3,825.00$5,875.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Five Epic National Parks

Delve into the stories and natural splendour of the Old West, from the peaks of the Grand Tetons, the bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone, the eerie hoodoos of Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Jackson

Your journey through the Old West and epic national landmarks begins in the intrepid adventurer’s town of Jackson. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort, 2 nights

Day 2: Jackson Sightseeing

Begin your journey with breakfast in Jackson before you head out to your first national park. The dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park take centre stage today as you float down the Snake River^. Keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears amidst the pine-clad river banks as well as the beautiful views the park has to offer. This evening, return back to Jackson and indulge in a Regional Dinner.

Day 3: Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – West Yellowstone

Explore the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park keeping your camera at hand to capture the mountain meadows and towering peaks that provide a picturesque backdrop for today’s drive to West Yellowstone, the gateway to the world’s oldest national park and a boon for outdoors enthusiasts of all ages.

Hotel: Grey Wolf Inn & Suites, 2 nights

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Journey to Yellowstone, the America’s first national park, where you’ll encounter a geothermal wonderland of spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs. Pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air, and try to spot the park’s resident bison, grizzlies and elk as you navigate passes and valleys during this full day of sightseeing.

Day 5: West Yellowstone – Salt Lake City

Travel south to Utah’s capital, the centre of the Mormon religion. Delve into history at the Salt Lake City Temple Square and take this time to explore at your leisure. This evening, join your fellow travellers at the Roof Restaurant to enjoy a regional dinner.

Hotel – Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City – Downtown

Day 6: Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park

The eerie hoodoo landscapes of Bryce Canyon are our first stop today. Admire its fairytale castles, cathedrals and secret hideaways amidst an amphitheatre of rusty red limestone spires. We’ll continue to Zion National Park with its towering cream, pink and red cliffs and unusual biodiversity.

Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park/Springdale

Day 7: Zion National Park – Williams

Prior to starting your day, enjoy yourself breakfast at your hotel. Then, head on a tram ride through Zion Canyon, against the backdrop of soaring canyon walls and along the Virgin River, delving into some of the park’s most treasured spots. We continue to the historic railroad town of Williams, stopping en route at Cameron Trading Post to browse local Navajo handicrafts and perhaps taste some traditional fry bread.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 2 nights

Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Embark on the ride of a lifetime, boarding the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the South Rim of the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visit Grand Canyon National Park and learn how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years. This evening, we return to Williams and enjoy a special ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at South Rims Beer & Wine. A former Route 66 service station featuring local craft beers, Arizona wines, and arguably the best food in Williams.

Day 9: Williams – Depart Las Vegas

Slice through desert landscapes bound for the desert playground of Las Vegas where you will be transferred to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09, 16,23$3,775.00$5,550.00
June: 06, 13$4,050.00$5,825.00
June: 20$4,075.00$5,850.00
June: 27$3,975.00$5,750.00
July: 04, 11, 18$3,925.00$5,700.00
July: 25$3,950.00$5,725.00
August: 22, 29$4,050.00$5,825.00
September: 12$3,995.00$5,770.00
September: 19$3,975.00$5,750.00
September: 26$3,775.00$5,550.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of the Canyonlands

Take in the Mile High City of Denver and Canyonlands National Park on this Regional Explorer trip. Descend from the Mile High City, into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Denver

Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our expedition in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at your leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Downtown

Day 2: Denver – Vail – Moab

Start off your trip with breakfast as you prepare for the day of exploration ahead. Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail’s enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalised on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn, 2 nights

Day 3: Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature’s profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today’s encounter with two soul-stirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

This morning, we’ll arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, we’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the once-flourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

Hotel: Gouldings Lodge

Day 5: Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerising multi-coloured depths before meeting another Local Specialist to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 7: Depart Las Vegas

Our exhilarating adventure through the canyon lands has unfortunately come to an end. Grab some breakfast as you prepare to say farewell to your friends, then take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at Harrah’s.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 23$2,795.00$4,090.00
May: 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30$2,825.00$4,120.00
June: 04, 05, 06, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27$2,825.00$4,120.00
July: 02, 03, 04, 18, 30$2,775.00$4,070.00
August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 27, 29$2,675.00$3,970.00
September: 01, 03$2,795.00$4,090.00
September: 05, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25$2,850.00$4,145.00
September: 26$2,825.00$4,120.00
October: 01, 02, 03, 08, 09, 10, 17, 20$2,795.00$4,090.00
October: 27$2,650.00$3,945.00
October: 31$2,625.00$3,920.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Canyon Country Adventure

On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Scottsdale

Welcome to sunny Scottsdale! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain

Day 2: Scottsdale – Sedona – Oak Creek Canyon – Grand Canyon National Park

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus – studded scenery for an orientation tour of Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. Enjoy an orientation tour with a visit to Desert View before arriving at your hotel for a 2 – night stay. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges, 2 nights

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park

If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, you may want to enjoy optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon – definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and you may wish to take the popular Rim Walk. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger to learn about the region’s native flora and fauna.

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley –  Lake Powell

This morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. Enjoy a 4 – Wheel – Drive Tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares his or her culture and how it is influenced by the area. Explore the area’s oddly shaped red – sandstone monoliths, buttes, and mesas – the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable western films. On to Lake Powell for a 2 – night stay, with free time to relax or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, 2 nights

Day 5: Lake Powell                                   

This morning, explore Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Be mesmerised by an amazing fantasy world of stone, created by wind and water. Learn the history of this amazing canyon and be sure to take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities. Later, enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red – rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast manmade lake can be appreciated on the afternoon Cruise. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and travel Utah’s scenic backroads. Hear the humorous stories of the local business owners while enjoying a local TREAT at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colourful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Today, see nearby Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colours change with the light of the day and the season. To the Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and cathedrals. Continue to Las Vegas for a brief orientation tour. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Depart Las Vegas

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$3,479.00Price on Application
May: 05, 08, 15, 19, 22, 29$3,549.00Price on Application
June: 02, 05, 12, 19$3,549.00Price on Application
July: 17, 24$3,559.00Price on Application
August: 07, 11, 14, 25, 28$3,559.00Price on Application
September: 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25$3,559.00Price on Application
October: 02, 06, 09$3,549.00Price on Application
October: 13$3,479.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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