National Parks Wonders

This Regional Explorer trip blends old west towns, national parks and historic monuments like Mount Rushmore. Journey past the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons, bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone and lawless backwater towns, where the legends of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Crazy Horse once ruled.

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

Day 1: Arrive Jackson

Explore Jackson on your terms before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Holel, 2 nights

Day 2: Grand Teton National Park Free Time

Spend a full day at leisure connecting with the dazzling natural scenery of Grand Teton National Park. If you like, take an optional float trip down Snake River^. Take an aerial tram ride to the peak of Rendezvous Mountain (seasonal) this afternoon. The Bridger Gondola or another activity will be offered when the tram is not in operation. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 3: Jackson – Yellowstone National Park

We continue our exploration of the Tetons this morning before heading to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. Your encounter with its geothermal wonders will leave you in awe. Witness Old Faithful’s waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. We stay amidst the colourful pools of hotsprings, mudpots and geysers tonight at one of the park’s signature lodges.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Keep a keen eye out for bison, grizzlies and elk as you journey through Hayden Valley en route to the rusting walls of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. Drive along Dunraven Pass and past Montana’s Lamar Valley, home to herds of elk, bison and grizzlies. Admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs as they descend into the valley.

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

Head to the infamous town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Gain insights into the history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and delve into the history of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days, and the culture of the Plains Indians. This evening we ‘Connect with Locals’ and enjoy a traditional Western-style ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at a historic café, complete with an old-time tobacco shop.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan

Day 6: Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City

Head through the windswept prairies of the American Frontier and into the Black Hills of South Dakota, admiring the looming fortress of Devils Tower en route. Arriving in the infamous Gold Rush town of Deadwood, we join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour. Meet a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Journey to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the evening illumination ceremony.

Hotel: The Rushmore, 3 nights

Day 7: Black Hills Excursion

This morning, we pay tribute to Crazy Horse, peering at the immortalised face of the famed war chief of the Lakota people etched from the granite rock of the Black Hills. ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how your visit contributes to its preservation. We continue to Mount Rushmore featuring the enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Day 8: Rapid City Free Time

Take an optional trip to Badlands National Park this morning or enjoy free time to explore downtown Rapid City today. This evening, we ‘Dive into Culture’ during a festive Farewell Dinner and ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how Stephen Yellowhawk works to preserve Native American heritage.

Day 9: Depart Rapid City

Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 14$3,925.00$5,950.00
May: 16, 23$4,125.00$6,120.00
May: 28, 30$4,175.00$6,170.00
June: 06, 11, 18, 20, 25, 27$4,195.00$6,190.00
July: 09, 16, 18, 23$4,150.00$6,145.00
August: 08, 13, 15, 20, 23, 27$4,150.00$6,145.00
September: 03, 06, 10, 13, 17$4,150.00$6,145.00
September: 20, 24, 26$4,095.00$6,090.00
September: 27$3,950.00$5,945.00
October: 01$3,950.00$5,945.00
October: 04$3,895.00$5,890.00
October: 04$4,050.00$6,045.00
October: 08, 15$3,795.00$5,790.00

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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Parks & Canyons Spectacular

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi – state holiday. Your National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Rapid City, Sheridan, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon National Park.

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

Day 1: Arrive Denver

Welcome to Denver. Explore the “Mile High City” on your own this evening.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown

Day 2: Denver – Rapid City

Meet your Tour Director this morning and head north to Wyoming, then continue into the Black Hills. At 6 pm, join your fellow travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Rushmore Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Rapid City – Excursion to Crazy Horse & Mount Rushmore Memorials

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour of the fearless Sioux chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Then, on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, featuring the likenesses of U.S. presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt – carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information centre.

Day 4: Rapid City – Deadwood – Sheridan

This morning, enjoy a drive through Black Hills National Forest and experience the area’s colourful history on a guided tour of Deadwood, once a wild gold – mining town, and hear stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Best Western Sheridan Center

Day 5: Sheridan – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument – Cody

Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, 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, arriving in Cody with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village

Day 6: Cody – Yellowstone National Park

This morning, visit the Buffalo Bill centre Of The West, 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, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forests. Enjoy several photo stops on the way to your hotel, including world – famous Old Faithful Geyser.

Special Feature: Enjoy two nights inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Note: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Hotel: Yellowstone Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of the spectacular Lower Falls –  almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk among the steaming limestone terraces.

Day 8: 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. Enjoy a freshly made Huckleberry Shake while admiring the beautiful surroundings. Then, continue to the all – Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse – drawn covered wagons into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the Bar T – 5 Chuckwagon Cookout and Wild West show. Feast on slow – cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.

Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Jackson                 

Spend an entire day at leisure to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks, enjoy a drink at one of the local saloons, or shop for your favourite western wear.

Day 10: 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 before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Day 11: Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park

Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park, 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 your leisure.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 12: Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Lake Powell

Travel to Zion National Park with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. Your sightseeing tour gives you the chance to experience the park up close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

Day 13: Lake Powell – Painted Desert – Grand Canyon National Park

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 colours, and catch your first glimpse of the world – famous Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Afternoon arrival allows free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savour the magnificent sunset.

Special Feature: Your hotel tonight located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra by travelling with Globus.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges

Day 14: Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

For a once – in – a – lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Then, travel on a stretch 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 attractions. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Hotel: Treasure Island

Day 15: Depart Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 15$6,279.00Price on Application
May: 21$6,289.00Price on Application
May: 29$6,489.00Price on Application
June: 05. 19$6,469.00Price on Application
July: 10$6,469.00Price on Application
August: 21$6,499.00Price on Application
August: 27$6,469.00Price on Application
September: 03. 04, 10, 11$6,399.00Price on Application
September: 17, 18$6,429.00Price on Application
September: 24$6,329.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 14 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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Exploring America’s Great Parks

Mother Nature has produced some remarkable scenery, and on this National Parks tour, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some of nature’s finest. This tour focuses on the West’s great national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural wonders.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Las Vegas

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

Hotel: 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, Grand Canyon National Park. Carved through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau over millions of years, the canyon is more than a mile deep and 16 kilometres (10 miles) wide, revealing billions of years of geological history. Tonight, savour a sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Special Feature: Your hotel is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when travelling with Globus.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley

This morning, 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 for a 4 – Wheel – Drive tour of Monument Valley. Your local Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share their local legends and lore. 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.

Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

Day 4: Monument Valley – Arches National Park – Moab

Today, continue north to Moab to explore the incredible landscape of Arches National Park. The park contains more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and formations, including Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, and Delicate Arch. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure by visiting one of the many shops on Main Street.

Hotel: Aarchway Inn

Day 5: Moab – Colorado National Monument – Grand Junction – Denver

This morning, travel east into Colorado and visit the Colorado National Monument for sweeping views of sheer – walled canyons and the desert land of the high Colorado Plateau below. 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?

Hotel: 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 burros, and elk.

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.

Hotel: State Game Lodge, 2 nights

Day 7: Custer State Park – Excursion To Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial

This morning, visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which stands as a shrine to democracy. The epic sculpture depicts the faces of four legendary American presidents who symbolise this nation’s rich history, rugged determination, and lasting achievement. Then, visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour 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 a part of an exciting Buffalo Safari. Have your camera ready for great photo opportunities. Then, enjoy an old – fashioned Chuckwagon Cookout, complete with Western entertainment.

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 enjoy a photo stop of infamous Devil’s Tower, before continuing west to the frontier town of Sheridan.

Hotel: Best Western Sheridan Center

Day 9: Sheridan – Yellowstone National Park

This morning, travel to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Spend the next two days exploring the beauty of this National treasure, spanning nearly 5600 square kilometres (3,500 square miles) atop a volcanic hot spot.

Special Feature: Enjoy two nights inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Grant Village, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Note: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 10: Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone. See worldfamous Old Faithful Geyser, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pot. Be on the lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver.

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 swinging – door saloons, or shop for the perfect cowboy hat?

Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort

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, the 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.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

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 colours 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, more than 7,500 stars are visible.

Hotel: Best Western Plus 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. Enjoy free time to hike taking in views of fantastic rock structures, the Virgin River, and 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.

Hotel: Treasure Island

Day 15: Depart Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 07$6,399.00Price on Application
May: 12, 14$6,469.00Price on Application
May: 21, 26, 28$6,499.00Price on Application
June: 04, 11, 16$6,499.00Price on Application
June: 18, 26$6,559.00Price on Application
July: 02, 09, 16, 23$6,559.00Price on Application
August: 13, 18, 27$6,559.00Price on Application
September: 01, 03, 08, 10$6,559.00Price on Application
September: 15$6,399.00Price on Application
September: 24$6,329.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 14 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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