National Parks & Canyon Country

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Price per person
from £2,656

Price based on
London Heathrow
23rd May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 days

  • Western USA

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Cross Sioux Indian territory to see great granite tributes to US presidents and a fallen tribal leader; journey through a surreal landscape of regal peaks and soundless canyons; and experience the smouldering eruptions of Yellowstone.

At a glance


  • Mount Rushmore See this magnificent granite monument to America's greatest presidents.
  • Old Faithful Geyser Witness the eruptions of Yellowstone’s famous geyser.
  • Grand Tetons Rugged and regal peaks standing nearly 13,770 feet tall.
  • Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon Marvel at these intriguing rock formations.
  • Zion National Park A striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers. 
National Parks & Canyon Country

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

It was a wonderful holiday with beautiful scenery...

25th October 2017
Mrs Denise Rooney

It was a wonderful holiday with beautiful scenery

Generally an excellent holiday with a full itinerary and not...

23rd October 2017
Trusted Customer

Generally an excellent holiday with a full itinerary and not rushed. The tour director was informative, personable and well organised. We had every confidence in the driver and the guests got on very well. Some hotels were better than others but all met necessary standards. The only change we would suggest is the rest day at Jackson: very little to do.

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4th October 2017
Mr John Glaister

Hotels could have been better in some cases/...

25th September 2017
Mr Malcolm Edward Gallimore

Hotels could have been better in some cases/

Poor hotel in Cody otherwise ok...

4th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Poor hotel in Cody otherwise ok

Certainly not the most expensive Tour I've been on, I...

10th August 2017
Mr Billy Firmin

Certainly not the most expensive Tour I've been on, I suppose for the amount of ground you cover it was reasonable, possibly more time in Bryce and Zion would of been better.

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19th June 2017
Mr David Buchan

This was a fantastic tour visiting several stand out landmarks...

18th June 2017
Trusted Customer

This was a fantastic tour visiting several stand out landmarks

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7th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Hard work sometimes but worth it...

22nd May 2017
Mr Peter Ford

Hard work sometimes but worth it

Overview

Cross Sioux Indian territory to see great granite tributes to US presidents and a fallen tribal leader; journey through a surreal landscape of regal peaks and soundless canyons; and experience the smouldering eruptions of Yellowstone.

Maximum elevation on this tour is 9,033 ft.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

No meals included

Denver

Day
2

'The Mile High City' of Denver is the capital of Colorado and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. An attractive city with broad streets, a tree-lined pedestrian mall leading to the gold-domed State Capitol and Larimer Square in the city's historic heart. There are also some fine museums and galleries to explore.

No meals included

Denver - Cheyenne - Black Hills of South Dakota - Keystone

Day
3

This morning, travel through Cheyenne, the state capital of Wyoming, on through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalised in a famous song from the musical 'Calamity Jane', to the historic frontier town of Custer.

No meals included

Keystone - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood

Day
4

See Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument being carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was once Sioux Indian territory, to see the magnificent granite face of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Afterwards visit Tatanka, 'The Story of the Bison', and experience the richness of the Lakota Indian life as it was around the 1840's. Next it's on to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Wild Bill Hickok was murdered. Stay overnight.

No meals included

Deadwood - Cody

Day
5

This morning, head through the rich high country where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890's. Driving past Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains, the scene of many fierce battles between the US Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, arrive in Buffalo Bill's frontier town Cody, for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
6

Travel to incomparable Yellowstone National Park, America's largest nature reserve, which contains more than 10,000 geysers and hot springs. Drive along the Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of 'The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park' and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls.

No meals included

Yellowstone National Park

Day
7

Today, explore America's first National Park further by returning to the geyser basins with bubbling mud pots and the regular "blow" of Old Faithful at the Upper Geyser Basin. In addition to the superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world's principle wildlife preserves and a photographer's paradise.

No meals included

Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Day
8

Head to the Grand Tetons. With saw-toothed, 13,770 feet high ridges crested with snow most of the year, it's one of America's last preserves of wild solitude. Arrive in the Wild West town of Jackson which with its wooden sidewalks and saloons with bat-wing doors, is just like a living film set! In the evening there's an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

No meals included

Jackson - Alpine

Day
9

Time to relax in Jackson or how about joining an optional scenic raft trip down the Snake River? Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River.

No meals included

Alpine - Salt Lake City

Day
10

Continue to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Magnificently set on the edge of a salt desert and surrounded by mountains and forests, this is the centre of the Mormon religion where Brigham Young declared to his followers "This is the place". Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City including the Capital Building and the beautiful downtown area of the city.

No meals included

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
11

Journey through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park, with its 20 miles of breathtaking sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours. Marvel at some of the earth's most brilliant shades of rock, which have been sculpted by erosion into pillars called 'hoodoos'.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Page

Day
12

First stop today is Zion National Park, its striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers carved out by rushing streams over a period of millions of years. Then head to Page, originally built to house workers during the construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of 186 mile long Lake Powell.

No meals included

Page - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon

Day
13

How about starting your day with an optional scenic flight over stunning Monument Valley? Then take a scenic drive through the Painted Desert and across the Kaibab National Forest, before arriving at the Grand Canyon in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World and experience the most breathtaking views. There will be plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk as your accommodation is inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Day
14

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional 'flightseeing' excursion: a helicopter flight over the heart of the canyon with incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, pass through Williams on famous Route 66 and then the old Mojave gold strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns, to Las Vegas - a neon desert oasis, packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

No meals included

Las Vegas - UK

Day
15

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

No meals included

Things to note

Maximum elevation on this tour is 9,033 ft

Special Departures: National Parks & Canyon Country Little Bighorn. Join us on our special departures to visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield that commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles. A special 17 day itinerary on selected departure dates. Please see our website for details

Accommodations in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May to late September. Departures before or after this period will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited are subject to favourable weather, gate access and road conditions and thus routes may be adjusted.

 

2017 - Departures before or after this period will stay in West Yellowstone. The following departures will be accommodated in West Yellowstone just outside the West Gate:

West Yellowstone -  Brandin’ Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, MT: 06 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep, 27 Sep, 28 Sep 

Three Bear Lodge, MT: 13 Sep

 

Yellowstone National Park - Grant Village: 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 07 Sep, 14 Sep

2017 - Grand Canyon National Park Lodges: Yavapai West:  23 Aug, 24 Aug, 30 Aug, 31 Aug, 06 Sep, 07 Sep, 13 Sep, 14 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep, 27 Sep, 28 Sep

2018 - National Park Lodges for Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park will be confirmed as soon as possible

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Denver: Holiday Inn Cherry Creek
  • Keystone: Mt Rushmore White House Resort
  • Deadwood: Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
  • Cody: Buffalo Bill Village
  • Yellowstone National Park: National Park Lodges
  • Jackson: Mountain Modern Hotel
  • Alpine: Flying Saddle Resort
  • Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn & Suites Downtown
  • Bryce Canyon: Best Western Ruby's Inn
  • Page: Quality Inn Lake Powell
  • Grand Canyon: Yavapai Lodge West
  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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