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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,453 per person
APR - SEP 2022
Zion National Park, Utah

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Scottsdale, Sedona, Williams, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park ...more Scottsdale, Sedona, Williams, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park
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  1. Day 1 Enjoy A Scenic Ride To Scottsdale

    Howdy folks! Saddle up for a ride from Phoenix to Scottsdale, spending the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travel partners.

    meals Kickoff Party
    hotel Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch
  2. Day 2 Roam Red Rock Country

    Your trek through America's frontier history begins in the Sonoran Desert. Stampede through the luminous orange and red landscapes of Sedona for Your Choice Sightseeing. Then, it’s on through Oak Creek Canyon to the historic railroad town of Williams, where we’ll Connect With Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest experience dinner hosted by the owners of local western restaurants.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Grand Canyon Railway
  3. Day 3 All Aboard The Old West Train

    Cut dirt and board your train to the Grand Canyon for some Family Fun, passing the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest. Tales of Old West legends are brought back to life as they travel with you along the rugged landscapes. We arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and learn from a Local Specialist how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel National Park Lodges
  4. Day 4 Explore The Vast Monument Valley

    Start your historic passage to Navajo country with a mesmerizing sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Trace the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American crafts and the taste of traditional fry bread. We join our Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle, bouncing past the imposing mesas and buttes rising up from Monument Valley’s red valley floor toward a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at the scenic family holiday hotspot of Lake Powell.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
  5. Day 5 Relax And Drift On Lake Powell

    Even cowboys need a day off now and then, but if you're at a loose end, choose to take an optional float down the Colorado River, visit the "Top of the World" with Papillion, or spend the day learning how to wakeboard, kayak or zip around Lake Powell on a ski tube.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Journey To Zion National Park

    Polish those chaps for a ride toward Zion Canyon, tracing yet another great natural triumph by park shuttle or on foot. Bundle up your brood for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools – the lush landscape a veritable oasis for pioneers traversing the desert just days before. Drive the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring the sweeping views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. The red-orange-pink hued hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are your final stop for today.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  7. Day 7 Get Immersed In Colorful Bryce Canyon

    Take your seat in an amphitheater of tall sandstone spires—the same vantage point the Paiute people used to admire the colorful carvings of Mother Nature by day, by night, winter and summer centuries ago. Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, before spending the afternoon at leisure to blaze your own trail. Our adventure through the Old West almost at its end, we get gussied up for a Western Farewell hoedown filled with good food and fun.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Farewell To The Old West

    Hoodoos to our back and high-living ahead, we depart on the last leg of our journey to Las Vegas, through the scenic Virgin River Gorge. A transfer will take you to Las Vegas International Airport, or your hotel if you're extending your stay. Y'all come back now, y'hear?

    meals Breakfast
Pioneer Adventures of the Old West
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Kickoff Party
  • 7 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

  • Explore the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley with a Local Specialist
  • Iconic Train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway
  • Scenic Drive in Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley, drive through Oak Creek Canyon, Desert View Drive in Arizona and Mount Carmel Highway
  • Visit Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy Route 66 hospitality at a western-themed dinner.
  • Family Fun Explore Grand Canyon Railway and view Kaibab National Forest on your way to The Grand Canyon.

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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 Canyon

Available on Day 3

Grand Discovery Air Tour South Rim - 45 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight GGG-1

The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allow for postcard quality pictures! This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence, and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.
Adult Price: $164

Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight HGG-2

Experience exhilarating helicopter sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. This Grand Canyon helicopter tour departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon over the Kaibab National Forest.
Adult Price: $339

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft. PGG-1 (April 1 - October 31)

Experience exhilarating helicopter sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. This Grand Canyon helicopter tour departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon over the Kaibab National Forest.
Adult Price: $229


Available on Day 5

Horseshoe Bend Rafting

This float trip lets you enjoy all the sights and stops of Glen Canyon in a convenient half-day format. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your river craft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermillion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way.
Adult Price: $109

Red Heritage Dinner Show

Navajo-owned and operated; Red Heritage is a Native American Performing Arts Theater. They showcase local dancers talented in colorful powwow dancing, flute playing, and live drum music; PLUS culturally inspired food and an unforgettable show!  A buffet with base options of frybread, rice or lettuce. Then there will be southwest-inspired chicken, pork, beef, traditional chili, and vegetarian chili for protein. Sauteed vegetables with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and green chili offered as toppings or sides. Served with pudding parfait for dessert. No alcoholic drinks included. Cash bar available. This is part of TreadRight's Make Travel Matter global initiative for sustainable tourism.
Adult Price: $65

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Great planning
Dan our driver was awesome, felt very comfortable and safe 👌..job well done..thank you Stephen and Dan
Trusted Customer
Sunday, August 29, 2021
R Rainwater is very efficient, clear, listens, and responds very well to questions.
Very well organized and conducted. Tour Director is excellent and ripe for higher challenges. All sites were most desirable
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The specialist was knowledgeable and very helpful to answer our questions. We were unsure about the 3- day COVID PSA rest before leaving. She also gave us highlights of our trip and travel and security advice.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to see that everything went smoothly and that you enjoyed the Pioneer Adventures of the Old West. Thank you!
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Our wellness coordinator and travel guide was an expert about the areas we traveled through. They provided video to enhance our knowledge before we got to our destination each and every time. They both were easy to work with and answered questions we had whatever it may have been.
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