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Scenic Parks Explorer

Duration:15 days 14 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:National Parks
Tour Region:Mountain Region, Southwest Region

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Scenic Parks Explorer

Duration:15 days 14 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:National Parks
Tour Region: Mountain Region, Southwest Region

Tour Information

The Scenic Parks Explorer tour begins in Las Vegas and ends in Las Vegas.

Carve a trail through America's National Parks-past mystical chimneys in Bryce Canyon, imposing mesas rising up from the red floor of Monument Valley, and the rock-hewn faces of former presidents. Complete your adventure with Happy Pappy's cookout and the vast panorama of Grand Canyon before you.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - ARRIVE LAS VEGAS

Day 1

ARRIVE LAS VEGAS

Welcome to Las Vegas. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Tours and holidays in Usa - LAS VEGAS - ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Day 2

LAS VEGAS - ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Depart Las Vegas for the graceful canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos-tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

Tours and holidays in Usa - BRYCE CANYON - SALT LAKE CITY

Day 3

BRYCE CANYON - SALT LAKE CITY

Travel north to Utah's capital to see the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Meet Local Specialists, sister missionaries, who introduce 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - SALT LAKE CITY - MONTPELIER - JACKSON

Day 4

SALT LAKE CITY - MONTPELIER - JACKSON

Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers 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, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore.

Tours and holidays in Usa - JACKSON - GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS

Day 5

JACKSON - GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS

Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, the world's first 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.) Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Tours and holidays in Usa - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Day 6

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join your Travel Director to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air.

Tours and holidays in Usa - YELLOWSTONE - CODY - BILLINGS

Day 7

YELLOWSTONE - CODY - BILLINGS

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.

Tours and holidays in Usa - BILLINGS - LITTLE BIGHORN - RAPID CITY

Day 8

BILLINGS - LITTLE BIGHORN - RAPID CITY

Today 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - BLACK HILLS EXCURSION

Day 9

BLACK HILLS EXCURSION

Discover the wonders of the Black Hills on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial before a visit to Mount Rushmore. This afternoon, gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

Tours and holidays in Usa - RAPID CITY - DENVER

Day 10

RAPID CITY - DENVER

Travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver. Enjoy the evening to relax.

Tours and holidays in Usa - DENVER - VAIL - MOAB

Day 11

DENVER - VAIL - MOAB

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel. Then it's on to Moab where tonight is yours.

Tours and holidays in Usa - CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS EXCURSION

Day 12

CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS EXCURSION

Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into natural arches.

Tours and holidays in Usa - MOAB - MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK - MONUMENT VALLEY

Day 13

MOAB - MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK - MONUMENT VALLEY

Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.

Tours and holidays in Usa - MONUMENT VALLEY - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Day 14

MONUMENT VALLEY - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views hint at the most spectacular of all vistas-the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.

Tours and holidays in Usa - GRAND CANYON - DEPART LAS VEGAS

Day 15

GRAND CANYON - DEPART LAS VEGAS

Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip this morning before hitting the road again. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

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DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
MAY 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 3730
MAY 31 3798
JUNE 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 26, 28 3798
JULY 3, 10, 12, 15 3798
AUG 7, 9, 14, 16, 19, 21, 28, 29 3798
SEP 3, 4, 5, 6 3798
SEP 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19 3730
SEP 26 3708
OCT 2, 4, 9, 11 3708

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES

- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
- Scenic drive along Desert View Drive
- Orientation of Salt Lake City
- View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
- Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley, Las Vegas

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 14 full breakfasts
- 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
- 1 lunch

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- Be My Guest: Experience true Western hospitality in Montana
- Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
- Cultural Insights: Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song
- Local Specialists: For included sightseeing in Salt Lake City, Monument Valley and at the Grand Canyon

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Las Vegas Tropicana Las Vegas
2 Bryce Canyon BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
3 Salt Lake City Hilton Salt Lake City Center
4 Jackson The Lodge at Jackson Hole
5-6 Yellowstone National Park Lodges
7 Billings Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Billings
8-9 Rapid City The Rushmore
10 Denver Sheraton Denver Downtown
11-12 Moab BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
13 Monument Valley Goulding's Lodge
14 Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Las Vegas, Tropicana Las Vegas
POST: Las Vegas, Tropicana Las Vegas

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

We offer a range of optional experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip.