Trafalgar Tours | National Parks Wonders Summer 2019

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.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 8 full breakfasts
    • 1 lunch
    • 5 dinners
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 22 Aug 19
      • 30 Aug 19
      • $4,295
      • 5 Sep 19
      • 13 Sep 19
      • $4,295
      • 7 Sep 19
      • 15 Sep 19
      • $4,295
      • 12 Sep 19
      • 20 Sep 19
      • $4,195
      • 14 Sep 19
      • 22 Sep 19
      • $4,150
      • 15 Sep 19
      • 23 Sep 19
      • $4,125
      • 19 Sep 19
      • 27 Sep 19
      • $4,125
      • 21 Sep 19
      • 29 Sep 19
      • $4,125
      • 28 Sep 19
      • 6 Oct 19
      • $4,125
    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Salt Lake City

    The gateway to Utah and centre of the Mormon faith extends its signature 'Our City, Your City' warm welcome as you prepare to embark on your in-depth journey through America's West. Explore Salt Lake City on your terms before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

     

    Day 2 - Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson (2 Nights)

    Saddle up for a wild ride back to a time when brave pioneers loaded their wagons and head West. Experience the grueling 2,000 mile trek first-hand at the Oregon Trail Center in Idaho, sit around the campfire and gain insights into the daily lives of America's early explorers. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon-themed restaurant before continuing to Jackson. Ascend to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, boarding an Aerial Tram (seasonal) for staggering panoramic views of Snake River Valley and the Tetons.

     

    Day 3 - Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing

    Spend a full day at leisure connecting with the dazzling natural scenery of Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy a challenging hike or consider an optional guided float trip down the Snake River (seasonal). This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Chuckwagon Regional Meal.

     

    Day 4 - Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

    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.

     

    Day 5 - 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 6 - Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

    Gain insights into the history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. This evening, we Connect with Locals and enjoy a traditional Western-style Be My Guest dinner.

     

    Day 7 - Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (2 Nights)

    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.

     

    Day 8 - 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. Returning to Rapid City, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers and Dive into Culture during a festive Farewell Dinner and Make a Difference with Stephen Yellowhawk. Working to preserve Native American heritage, he shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

     

    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.

     

    National Parks Wonders Summer 2019
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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