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National Parks Wonders

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,463 per person
JUL - OCT 2022 START JACKSON
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 Welcome To Jackson

    Welcome to Jackson! Home to an array of wildlife and the center of outdoor adventures, explore Jackson on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. Excitement builds as your Travel Director outlines the sites to come in your exploration of national parks.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  2. Day 2 An Adventure In Grand Teton National Park

    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^. Sit back and relax as your expert guide points out the sites and wildlife which may include beaver, cutthroat trout, cliff swallows, pelicans, osprey, and bald eagles. No matter what critters come into view, you’ll surely enjoy the mountain views. This afternoon, we’ll sail into the sky on an aerial tram ride to the peak of Rendezvous Mountain. The Jackson Hole Aerial Tram in Teton Village is the gateway to your national park experience. Soar from the valley to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain rising 4,139 vertical feet as you take in 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole, the Snake River Valley, and Grand Teton National Park. Or, seasonally dependent, we’ll ride the Bridger Gondola taking us 2,700 feet above the valley floor.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Delve Into 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 colorful 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 Journey Through Yellowstone National Park

    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-colored mineral terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs as they descend into the valley.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Get A Taste Of The Wild West

    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 Uncover The Secrets Of Deadwood

    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 seasonal option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the evening illumination ceremony.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
  7. Day 7 Hear The History Of Black Hills

    This morning, we pay tribute to Crazy Horse, peering at the immortalized face of the famed war chief of the Lakota people etched from the granite rock of the Black Hills. We continue to Mount Rushmore featuring the enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Roam Rapid City

    Take an optional trip to Badlands National Park this morning or enjoy free time to explore downtown Rapid City today. This evening, we join a festive Farewell Dinner and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with Stephen Yellowhawk. Learn about how he works to preserve Native American heritage.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Farewell Rapid City

    Bid farewell to your traveling 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

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Discover Jackson
  • Explore Deadwood with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Drive through Deadwood
  • 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.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song.

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 18, 2021
Service
We called and talked with David. He set up the whole trip for us and everything was done in a professional manner.
Vacation
GET always does a wonderful job. The Trip was well organized and we not only saw some wonderful park lands but heard very interesting details from our Director Tyson Whtney. I really enjoy having all the details covered by someone else while I enjoy the vacation. Everything was first class as is typical with GET.
Trusted Customer
Friday, October 15, 2021
Service
The booking agent was knowledgeable, but not very courteous.
Vacation
This was a great trip. The only thing that didn’t meet my expectations was the two nights at the Lodge in Yellowstone, I was disappointed there was no Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning or iron/ironing board in the room.
Response from Grand European Travel:
The Lodge is an authentic and rustic accommodation that celebrates the old fashioned charm and history of the area. Many guests appreciate taking a step back in time and "unplugging" but we apologizing that it wasn't to your liking. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Thank you for your honest feedback.
Friday, October 15, 2021
John Herod
Monday, September 27, 2021
Service
Easy, convenient
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is fantastic to hear! Thank you for sharing your feedback.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
Interesting sites, great Travel Director
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 27, 2021
Service
Better guides that are concerned about meeting the parameters of the outlined trip, upgrading the hotel/lodges that are used during the trip, more information given up front on day one, being given a list of fellow tour attendees and where they live, name tags and personal intros on the greeting night, never having to handle your own bags and much better meals options for those meals that are included. This is my short list.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We thank you for your suggestions and will pass them on to Trafalgar immediately. We hope that there were some memorable parts of your trip as well.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
See previous comments. Al meals that were included were mediocre at best and poor more often, especially the breakfasts.
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 27, 2021
Service
Sometimes I got answers to my emails and sometimes I didn’t.
Vacation
Lack of complete information at the start of the tour. No name tags at welcome reception. No list of other guests. Lots of jokes by the TD but some details and videos left out. Well-being initiative was a joke and incomplete. WBD was absent two days during tour.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your honest feedback and will pass it on to the team at Trafalgar. Traveling during a pandemic is a challenge in itself but we do hope that you were able to enjoy the majority of your trip and the sights of the National Parks.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Trusted Customer
Monday, August 30, 2021
Service
Hassle free. Very accommodative .
Vacation
Very happy. The tour director, his assistant and the bus driver were very good.
Howard Hilley Iii
Monday, August 2, 2021
Service
Everything was fine except I had to call to make a reservation to get picked up in Jackson, Wy. Thought since they had my flight info they could have taken care of that.
Vacation
Our director Drew Walker was fantastic; made all of us happy each day.
Karen Beasley
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Service
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!!!
Vacation
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
Service
Booking the reservation went smoothly. There were no hiccups or suprises.
Vacation
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
Service
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.
Vacation
Truly a wonderful experience
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