National Parks Wonders

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,796 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Panorama of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Jackson (WY), Teton Village, Moose, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Rapid City, Deadwood, Devils Tower, Interior, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse ...more Jackson (WY), Teton Village, Moose, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Rapid City, Deadwood, Devils Tower, Interior, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse
  1. Day 1 Arrive Jackson (2 Nights)

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

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  2. 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.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel National Park Lodges
  4. 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.

    meals Breakfast
  5. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Holiday Inn Sheridan
  6. Day 6 Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (3 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Rushmore
  7. 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.

    meals Breakfast
  8. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. 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.

    meals Breakfast
National Parks Wonders
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • SCENIC DRIVE through Deadwood
  • ORIENTATION of Jackson
  • VIEW Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • VISIT the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, the Black Hills of South Dakota
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Learn about the early 20th century history of the old town of Sheridan with an exclusive dinner at PO News and Flagstaff Café. (Day 5)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Meet Stephen Yellowhawk, a son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance. (Day 8)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Deadwood. (Day 7)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE You'll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native Americans. Learn how Stephen Yellowhawk shares and promotes his tribe's history through traditional song and dance, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. (Days 7, 8)

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Grand Teton National Park

Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late-May – mid-September. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $87

Rapid City

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20-minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool. Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $25

Trip to the top of the mountain

Journey to the top of the monument for an impressive and close-up view of Crazy Horse.
Adult Price: $125

Badlands National Park Excursion

Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed-grass prairie in America. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Sightseers as well as scholarly scientists are attracted to the area for its astounding beauty and the opportunity to peek into an ancient world. And no trip to the Badlands would be complete without a stop at famous Wall Drug. An establishment that became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $45

Independent Reviews
Karen Beasley
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
It was very easy to book with our Travel Specialist at Grand European Travel!! The Travel Specialist answered all of my questions. The updating emails kept us well informed and ready for our tour!!!
This was a fabulous tour!! There were challenges with the snow and ice in Yellowstone that kept us from entering, but our Tour Director did a fabulous job of switching things around so that we got to experience even more of the wonders of the area! We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The Pow Wow was mind blowing!!
Jordan Nielsen
Monday, October 28, 2019
Booking the reservation went smoothly. There were no hiccups or suprises.
The visit to Yellowstone had to be cancelled because of foul weather. The roads into the Park were snow covered and icy for two + days. It was a disappointment for many on the Tour. The Tour was made by many with the anticipation of seeing Yellowstone. Other than the Yellowstone disappointment, the other stops, sights, and history was excellent. Two improvements ………… Name tags for everyone. Trafalgar said, because their tags were plastic, there were no name tags. To remember everyone's name and location was difficult without name tags. Improved communication …………..Trafalgar to cut down on paper and copy costs tried to communicate with all announcements and updates through word of mouth. With everyone on the Tour, having cell phones, it would make sense to try Emails and Texts for important announcements so they are not missed or misunderstood.
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 28, 2019
Overall the experience was very positive. I would have appreciated more information specific to the trip we took. Found the general info not very helpful.
Truly a wonderful experience
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Representatives were helpful and responsive Advice given was spot on
Weather was terrific. Tour guide was outstanding. Hotel with the exception of Yellowstone were all good. Farewell dinner food was only adequate. Consideration of bathroom breaks excellent. Bus driver outstanding. Fellow tourists were all pleasant. Had a wonderful time.
Deborah Scheer
Friday, September 27, 2019
Michelle was great in accommodating the dates we needed and then even changing them for a work conflict. Made making reservations worry free.
Our countries amazingly beautiful, rich in history. Our TG was Donard O'neill and was probably the best we've ever had!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Easy to reach.Was able to answer any question as soon as asked,Sent frequent updates and always polite and upbeat.
The trip was great.Our tour quide,Bob Powell, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the areas from him.Hal was a great driver and always on time with a sparkling clean bus !! Most of the food was very good We had 1 bad meal in Yellowstone.The bison burger and pork chop were so raw they were in edible. Other meals were good. All our fellow passengers were great.Returned on time and very friendly. All& all a great trip We've given our info to others interested in this trip next year.
Lynette Webber
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Kaitlin Fitzpatrick was very helpful in booking our National Parks Wonders tour, and the trip was absolutely outstanding. Even the weather was great! The itinerary was excellent, as were the hotels and meals throughout the trip. Our tour guide, Kristin Jenn, was very extremely knowledgeable about the sites visited, and her fun personality and excellent organizational skills made everything run like clockwork. Hal, our coach driver, was very pleasant and friendly too, and a very capable driver. We absolutely loved this trip.
We saw so many beautiful sites, and so many different types of animals, so it made this trip really special. We were especially impressed with Yellowstone, and the Buffalo Bill Cody museum, and of course Mount Rushmore and The Crazy Horse monument were breathtaking. It was just a fabulous trip, which I highly recommend every time I get the chance.
Thomas Hartsfield
Friday, July 26, 2019
They were very professional and attentive - yes I would recommend them to others. There was a situation where they failed to respond in a timely manor due to personnel being unavailable without sufficient procedures to compensate or the rating would have been a 5.
Very organized and planned out. Guide communication was detailed and precise. Teamwork between driver and guide was superb in spite of the fact it was the first time they worked together. They both went the extra mile.
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 21, 2019
We worked with a girl named Kristin who was very good & helpful
Great trip. Weather couldn't have been better . Our Guide Monte was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure our trip was very memorable.
Arthur Francis
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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