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National Parks Wonders with Black Hills Pow Wow

9 Days from $2,475 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

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. On this special departure, experience the Black Hills Pow Wow, one of the premier Native American cultural events in the United States, attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators form across several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

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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. On this special departure, experience the Black Hills Pow Wow, one of the premier Native American cultural events in the United States, attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators form across several U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

  1. The gateway to Utah and center 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 travelers for a Welcome Reception.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Sheraton Salt Lake City
  2. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  3. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  4. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:National Park Lodges
  5. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  6. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Holiday Inn Sheridan
  7. Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America's first national monument, the majestic Devils Tower rises nearly 1,300 feet (396 meters) above the Belle Fourche River. After exploring the area, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the discovery of gold in the 1870s. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town. Join a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous. Journey on to Rapid City, where you will be welcomed by your guide Stephen Yellowhawk (or another tribe member) at the Black Hills Pow Wow. Watch the Grand Entrance Dance Performance before exploring the fine art expo at your leisure. (Day 7 of National Park Wonders will be replaced by this special departure.)

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:The Rushmore
  8. 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. 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 travelers and Dive into Culture during a festive Farewell Dinner and Make a Difference by learning how Stephen Yellowhawk works to preserve Native American heritage. who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:The Rushmore
  9. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: $1,350.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $96 per person.

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Reviews

Friday, October 12, 2018
Nancy Reigle
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Service rating : The service was excellent. The trip went smoothly and was as described.
Vacation : This is a great way to see three major national parks in 7 days. Our tour guide, Monte, was wonderful and caring. He explained what we were going to see and made sure we had enough rest stops along the way. He also rearranged some sites due to weather concerns. The hotels were very nice and large. The included meals were also very good with the best being the "Be My Guest" dinner towards the end of the trip. Breakfast at the hotel was included daily which made it easier to get ready for the day. There was also enough free time to do some shopping and rest if needed. Our baggage was taken care of throughout, so there was no need to carry bags to and from hotel rooms. I especially liked the Lodge at Jackson Hole. It was very unique and comfortable. The WiFi on the bus did not work well, so I suggest you have your own network. I felt like we had enough time at each site and many opportunities to take great pictures. I highly recommend this tour. Our bus driver, Peggy, was also superb!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Susan Taylor
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Service rating : From Danica setting up our tour to Tyson our tour director & Ken our driver; nothing but outstanding service. Each cared about our trip experience. I've travelled in tours since 2001 & my first through GET/Trafalgar; one of my best. Bucket list trip completed; and will be remembered long after 2018.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're over the moon that we could contribute to your amazing vacation.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Vacation : Trip was better than expected. Tyson took us to beautiful sights other than the monuments. To take in our country's beauty up close was an experience that pictures can't even show. Great hotels and optional tours were worth it. Outstanding tour guide Tyson and driver Ken. We had a great travel group as well. ☆☆☆☆☆
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Deborah Bourgeault
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Service rating : GET sources our to Trafalgar and this has been our 3rd trip with Trafalgar. First being Sights and Sounds of the South. Second being London and Paris. This time we did National Parks. Tour was great. Just enough time at each destination. We intend to looking into future tours with GET. All our expectations have been met on each and every tour.
Vacation : As previous commented, just enough time at each destination. Tour guide, Tyson Whitney was great. Very knowledgeable. He represents you well.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
John Seider
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Service rating : The tour and experience exceeded both mine and my wife's expectations. The tour guide and bus driver were extremely knowledgeable and made us feel at home and safe. The sights were out of this world and the tour took us to the most famous and popular sites. The tour guide also had some unique and not as well known spots that were absolutely beautiful which were additional treats. The accommodations were excellent and meals above average. Overall this was one of the most enjoyable vacations my wife and I have ever had in the 43 years we have been married.
Vacation : Well worth the price we paid
Monday, October 1, 2018
Robert Bannon
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Service rating : Trip was great. Guide and driver were outstanding!
Vacation : Just had a great time and experience.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Margo Obekrom
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Service rating : lodging, travel directors informative, driver was great
Vacation : seen the country that wouldn't have got to see on our own
Friday, September 7, 2018
Laurie Dougherty
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Service rating : Our guide was beyond good! Friendly, thoughtful, kind, good sense of humor, very organized, knowledgeable of all the locations we visited. Yea! More like her! Bus driver was very good. Pleasant, quite knowledgeable of all the terrain. We felt comfortable with his skills.
Vacation : Enjoyed everything! (except the food)
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Service rating : I would recommend to a friend .Helped with suggestions for clothing attire.
Vacation : VALUE SAW IMPORANT LANDMARKS
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Karen Donelan
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Service rating : Great itinerary and great tour guide.
Vacation : We wanted to see the parks without driving cross country or camping. This turned out to be the best way to see America's treasures. We thought the itinerary was excellent, and our tour guide, Tyson, was outstanding. We were impressed with the fact that small details were taken into account to make this trip a wonderful memory.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Joseph Ryan
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Service rating : It was a great tour with an excellent tour guide (Tyson Whitley). The only negatives I can say were the size of the seats on the bus and the lack of leg room. Also, the time spent in Yellowstone park was a day too long. Other than that all was great.
Vacation : See page 1 for my opinion.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
William Robart
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Service rating : great trip
Vacation : good value great tour guide
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Maury Solel
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Service rating : Tyson the guide was knowledgeable and helpful whenever circumstances required it. A real problem solvet with smile on his face.
Vacation : 100% satisfied and will book other trips in future
Sunday, July 8, 2018
James Mills Jr
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Service rating : Booking was easy. Trip was as described, but time at various stops was too short. Not enough time in towns visited. In Cody spending enough time in museum limited time to visit town. Visited Deadwood in the rain, local tour guide was outstanding, but didn't see much of the town. Had to leave before the main attraction at 4:00 pm. No time to see Rapid city. Two optional adventures were cancelled because of weather, float trip on Snake River, and lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore. Our tour director did an excellent job under the circumstances. Maybe adding a day or two to the trip, or eliminating part of it would allow more time for other interests.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize for the changes in your sightseeing and optional experiences due to the weather, but are happy to see that good replacement options were made and that you enjoyed the trip overall.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Vacation : Not the best value for the money.
Monday, July 2, 2018
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Service rating : It was a great trip, Out travel agent was very informative. However he was a little too much of stickler for time. But when you stop to pick up something for lunch, and it may take a little extra time. HE should not try to hurry you when there is only one person at the counter.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for sharing! We're glad to have been a part of such a wonderful trip! We'll pass your comments on to our planning and coordinating teams. Happy travels!
Monday, July 2, 2018
Vacation : It was well worth the money,
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Victor Barnhart
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Service rating : Very good experience, excellent guide, bus and driver were excellent, good hotels and meals, would be a repeat customet
Vacation : Every aspect of our tour was delightful; great experience.
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Service rating : Fabulous trip, very informative tour guide, bus driver was great. Accommodations were top rate.
Vacation : Great value considering all included
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Carmen Cintron
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Service rating : It was excellent service. When issues arose they resolved them in a very satisfactory manner
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time through our nation's national parks! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're happy to know we were there for you when you needed us. Happy travels!
Monday, June 11, 2018
Vacation : This is an incredible tour! Everyone should do it!
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
William Orrico
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Service rating : GREAT TOUR GUIDE DAVE & DRIVER NYLAND, ENJOYED EVERY STOP ALONG THE WAY. SPAIN LAST YEAR, NATIONAL PARKS THIS YEAR, GREAT SERVICE EACH TIME. WILL BOOK FOR NEXT YEAR SOON.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for being a part of our travel family and for sharing your experience. So glad you had an excellent time on your national parks vacation. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos as well. Most certainly looks like a trip of a lifetime.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Vacation : BEAUTIFUL PART OF OUR COUNTRY, ENJOYED SEEING IT ALL.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Service rating : Jeannine was very knowledgeable and was willing to go the extra mile to find answers to all questions asked.
Vacation : GET personnel are always helpful.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Patricia Watson
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Service rating : Great trip. I found the cost worth while Joseph Breishart and Lane Sheppard did a wonderful job putting us first and foremost. It is not easy keeping 49 people happy and safe. Joseph did not disappoint and made adjustments for the snow. Trip we will remember for a lifetime.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review and your kind words about our staff. We're glad you had a great time on our National Parks Wonders trip and enjoyed the PowWow!
Monday, October 30, 2017
Vacation : The cost was reasonable, and so much more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Joyce Mcnally
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Service rating : The daily schedule was well-paced and a decent balance between sights to be seen and free time to absorb all the information shared by the Tour Director. The accommodations were wonderful, the meals offered a wide selection of choices. Especially appreciated the regional food offerings. Added a welcome dimension to the tour.
Vacation : Met all my expectations and more. The Tour Director was outstanding!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your detailed review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your tour of America's National Parks, and were able to experience the regional food, scenery, and historic lodges. We hope to see you on another tour soon!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Linda Milks
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Service rating : You hired a great tour guide. J P Smith was wonderful. He made the trip so much fun and very interesting. We would go on a tour again in the future. I have recommended the tour company to others.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your kind words and recommendation.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Vacation : We bought special thing as a remembrance of our trip like a blanket, t-shirts, mugs. All were wonderful things.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Eileen Mcclure
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Service rating : The tour was given by Trafalgar, but I went through Grand European which arranged it. The guide was outstanding. I never thought I would see and do so much.
Vacation : Beautiful scenery and overwhelming wonders of nature. It was a great learning, cultural and enjoyable experience.
Friday, October 13, 2017
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Service rating : Excellent service, tour guide and itinerary. Very good value for the cost.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We hope to see you on another trip very soon.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Vacation : Great itinerary and all transportation and services excellent.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Jeffrey Anderson
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Service rating : Well organized, totally prepared guide ( J P, best ever, many, many years of travel)!
Vacation : Great trip for the money! Perks for being a returning traveler, early sign up and AARP? Wonderful lodging too!
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Service rating : Link with Trafalgar, that operated the tour, was efficient, organized, and very reassuring with regards to having all details attended to, and itinerary adapted as needed associated with unavoidable travel delays (e.g., road construction & animals in the road) and restaurant closures (e.g., staff shortages/summer hires gone after Labor Day); alternative and accommodating plans made by the Travel Director.
Vacation : Fabulous Trafalgar tour (very good to excellent) with unique stops along the way as well as the usual spots within Jackson/Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Cody, Rapid City, with the best travel director I've ever experienced & an excellent, thoughtful driver, both of whom attended to the needs of the travelers from timely rest stops, pointing out animal sites, stopping to allow better visualization & photography, and providing snacks when construction or animals created unavoidable travel delays. I would highly recommend taking the optional outings of Snake River raft float (very relaxing, excellent navigator, attention to safety & pointing out sights, including nesting Bald Eagles); evening lighting of Mt. Rushmore (emotionally moving, historically informative & patriotic); and Badlands (awesome scenery, observation @ visitor center of researchers cleaning excavated fossils from Badlands, stop @ historic Wall Drugs) - all worth the extra cost. Overall the purchase price for the National Parks Wonders was reasonable for the extensive travel sites, excursions & overall excellent to very good hotels & eating venues; however, I struggled with the decision to "accept" the additional cost of a single supplement, that in most tour ranges from 35% to 60% more per person than everyone else. Thus my score of "Good" for the purchase of this tour. As a person traveling alone I felt a certain discrimination with the requirement of a very high additional cost of $1,125 for a single supplement. I stayed in the same hotels & received the same transportation and amenities as everyone else, using only single-use everything, from towels, water, soap & a bed in hotels, to meals/consumption of food in restaurants & a single seat on any excursion, but I paid >1/3 more than everyone else paid per person for this trip. Some accommodation needs to be devised or investigated that will not disadvantage and discourage future single travelers from enjoying travel rather than having to resort to fares that are unfairly applied because a person does not have a travel buddy or spouse. For example, consider hotels with optional single, smaller rooms for singles. I will certainly take into consideration single supplement costs in choosing any future travel with Grand European Travel & Trafalgar Tours despite my fabulous experience, in order to balance costs with all else..
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of National Park Wonders.  We couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed it and appreciate you sharing your experience. 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Marcia Leeman
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Service rating : This was the best trip! Excellent guide Ty. New motor coach with the best driver. He kept the bus immaculate. Ty was always one step ahead to make everything run perfectly. Not one issue about anything. Great group of interesting people. Wonderful memories of a super trip!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your National Parks Wonders tour and discovering some of America's greatest national parks! 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Vacation : Not one complaint! Wish all group tours were run this way.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Louis Korpar
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Service rating : Saw many of the many of the iconic and spectacular sights associated with our historic frontier. Our ****** was most attentive and knowledgeable and our driver was a magician. Itinerary was full with little time for individual exploration and made hitting the pillow essential each night before the next early start.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for the good review.  National Parks Wonders is certainly a "busy" tour, and we're glad to hear it lived up to your expectations.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Vacation : Saw a bunch for the money and accommodations were good and sometimes superior.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Irina Adams
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Service rating : It was an awesome trip with incredible tour guide Stephen McNally and so skilled bus driver.. I will do it again! Great ppl skills of a guide, approachable, knowledgeable and always available to assist.
Vacation : Such a memorable experience!
Monday, July 10, 2017
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Service rating : good accomidations ,good choice of sites , well origanizied
Vacation : rafting on the snake river was spectaculiar
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Connie Barna
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Service rating : Tour director, Korie and coach driver Dwayne were very friendly, knowledgeable about the trip and made it a fun trip.
Vacation : A lot of activity in the 7 days of traveling. In fact we were too tired some days.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Diane Lancaster
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Service rating : Our Tour Director(Korie) was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, energetic, and very organized. Our bus driver did a very good job in driving the mountain roads and was always helpful. The hotel room at Yellowstone was very, very tired. The restaurant staff was friendly and energetic but poorly trained. The hotel in Rapid City was noisy but ideally located and the breakfast buffet was marginal. The tour of Deadwood should be optional or removed from the tour's itinerary. The time spent at Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone was great and informative.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your detailed review.  We hope that you enjoyed your trip overall and will be sure to share your feedback with our Quality Control team for further review regarding the quality of meals and hotels.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Vacation : See comment in the above question.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Katherine Duffy
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Service rating : We enjoyed every place we went and felt we had adequate time in each place. Tom Williams is a very knowledgeable, personable, flexible, kind and efficient Tour Director and Ricardo is a wonderful safe driver, and also very personable. He actually saved me from falling backwards down the steps of the Coach from the seating area because I was taking a picture and not paying attention!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to write us.  We're very glad to hear you enjoyed the services of our Travel Director and Driver.  We look forward to having you on a trip with us again soon!
Friday, June 9, 2017
Vacation : Every place we visited was enjoyable and the side excursions were worth taking and enhanced the trip.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
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Service rating : Excellent customer service in booking and a top quality trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for traveling with us to our beautiful National Parks!
Friday, June 9, 2017
Vacation : Very enjoyable trip with an outstanding trip director.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gene Zanor
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Service rating : The trip to the National Parks was awesome and included way more than I even thought it would. Once again Trafalgar had an excellent tour director and coach driver. Our tour could have been derailed a day due to snow in Yellowstone park that closed all the roads except for one. But we made it out, thanks to the incredible driving skills of our coach driver Ricardo. We also had to miss going to Cody Wyoming because of a snowy pass, but thanks to our tour director JP Smith, he immediately searched for an alternative stop and we went to the site of The Battle of Little Bighorn. This was truly a very moving "substitute" that I was happy to see (maybe even more than Cody!).
Vacation : I really cannot believe how much we see and do on the cost of this tour! It is jam-packed with beautiful sights, and tons of information while we ride on the coach. Our coach driver told us we traveled nearly 1400 miles on our journey from Salt Lake City to Rapid City South Dakota! The extra excursions were very reasonable for what they included! I loved the raft trip by the Tetons, Bear Country, and the Badlands.
Friday, October 14, 2016
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Service rating : does middleman increase the cost?
Vacation : lot covered in short time, some time spent at lesser spots could have been shorter
Friday, October 14, 2016
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Service rating : Tour guide was outstanding. Enjoyed the variety of locations and sites. Bus was very comfortable and driver was excellent in navigating mountain terrain.
Vacation : Excellent
Sunday, October 9, 2016
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Service rating : Everything was planned perfectly. The tour director was great. The bus driver couldn't have been better.
Vacation : I got to see a lot of places and parks in a well planned time frame.
Friday, October 7, 2016
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Service rating : This was our first guided vacation and it will not be our last. We had a wonderful time. Randy Ley was an excellent tour director, very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The tour was well organized and we felt like we saw a great deal in nine days. Our coach driver Peggy was also very good. We felt safe with her abilities.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's wonderful to hear! We appreciate you taking the time to write and look forward to helping you plan your next trip. Grand European Travel
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Vacation : This is a great tour of some of our countries beautiful parks. The pace was comfortable and the lodgings very nice. We particularly enjoyed the Snake River float along the Teton mountains and Mt. Rushmore. We look forward to traveling with Trafalgar again.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
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Service rating : The service was excellent, everything was taken care of and we were able to see so many wonderful sites.
Vacation : We were able to see so much in a short time, it was wonderful. All the hotels were great and the side trips were so much fun. Good food, the tour director "Ann" was wonderful. the coach driver " Ricardo" was great!
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  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
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Meal Summary

14 meals: 8 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Cultural Insight

  • 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

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

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Deadwood

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Jackson
  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center, 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
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • Scenic drive through Deadwood
  • Experience the Black Hills Pow Wow
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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.

JACKSON

*Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

Adult Price: 83.00

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 Sep, subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours

RAPID CITY

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Adult Price: 25.00

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

Badlands National Park Excursion

Adult Price: 40.00

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 which 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

Bear Country USA

Adult Price: 29.00

Nestled between towering pines and along rolling meadows over 250 acres just eight miles south of Rapid City, Bear Country U.S.A. offers visitors intimate views of most North American mammals. Take a leisurely three-mile journey aboard your coach through several enclosures and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, Dall sheep and buffalo. You’ll watch these clowns of nature frolic in a pool, climb trees and amble across the road. At this “home of the largest collection of privately owned black bear in the world,” you’re guaranteed to see more wildlife than you expected. Approx. tour length: 2 hours

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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