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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

8 Day USA Tour of Arizona and Utah

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Zion National Park, Utah
8 Days
1 Country

United States

10 Cities

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Williams, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas

12 Meals

1 Kickoff Party, 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Lunch

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar
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The legends of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy are never far as you awaken your inner cowboy on this National Parks tour. See your Family Fun included highlights and must-sees in the itinerary below.

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Day 1

Enjoy a Scenic Ride to Scottsdale

Howdy folks! Arrive in Phoenix and transfer to Scottsdale on your own. You can spend the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travel partners.

View of Phoenix, USA
Accommodation Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch
Included Meals Kickoff Party

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 with 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.

Desert Trail in Scottsdale, USA
Accommodation Grand Canyon Railway
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of Barbecue at Wild West Junction, Williams USA
Dinner in the Old West

No doubt Williams, Arizona has both a Route 66 and Old West Town. And Wild West Junction screams Old West! California transplants Dan and Judy Curn...

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Red Rock Country, Sedona, USA
The Route to Sedona

Take the scenic route down into the serene, artistic town of Sedona to take in the surrounding red rock and pine forests.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Walk through Red Rock Sedona, Arizona USA
Canyons and Cowboys

Your  Red  Rock  Western  Guide  takes  you  through  a  scenic wonderland  surrounded  by  seven  majestic  canyons  into  historic  Dry  Creek  B...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Bell Rock Of Arizona, Sedona, USA
Easy on the Asphalt (90 minutes)

A “Sedona snapshot” with great photo opportunities! Join us on this informative and relaxing, yet breathtaking tour of some of Sedona's most magnif...

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Optional Experiences

Day 3

Explore Flagstaff

Discover Flagstaff this morning. Get a bird’s eye view from the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course walking among the tall Ponderosa Pines 15 to 60 feet off the ground. Get your adrenaline pumping and see the sights as you adventure on suspended bridges, swings, obstacles, nets and ziplines. With a free afternoon, you can explore Flagstaff's bustling food and beverage scene at your own pace.

Mountain valley in Flagstaff, USA
Accommodation Grand Canyon Railway
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience
Flagstaff Extreme

Get a bird’s eye view from the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course walking among the tall Ponderosa Pines 15 to 60 feet off the ground. Get your adr...

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Iconic Experience

Trafalgar Difference Stays with Stories Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, Williams, Arizona, USA
Stays with Stories: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Step into a bygone era at refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel which was built to serve passengers on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1908. Next door to...

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Trafalgar Difference

Day 4

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.

Girl looking through binoculars at Grand Canyon, USA
Accommodation National Park Lodges Grand Canyon
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Take the Grand Canyon Railway from Grand Canyon Village in Arizona, USA
Journey On The Grand Canyon Railway

Explore Grand Canyon Railway and view Kaibab National Forest on your way to The Grand Canyon.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Toroweap Point at Grand Canyon, USA
Meet Canyon Dave

Meet Canyon Dave, who shares fascinating stories about this extraordinary feat of nature and its development over the past 40 million years.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on a fascinating 45 minute aerial tour, USA
Grand Discovery Air Tour South Rim - 45 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight

There’s no better way to experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim than on a fascinating aerial tour offering unobstructed views. Sit b...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Take a Helicopter ride to the top of Tower butte, Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Soar across the canyon rim on a helicopter flight, watching as the bottom seemingly drops out from under your feet. Gaze deep into the core of the ...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a memorable 25-30 minute helicopter experience over the southern and northern rims of the Grand Canyon, USA
North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft - 25 minutes

The Grand Canyon opens up before you on a memorable helicopter experience over its southern and northern rims. After flying over the Kaibab Nationa...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Explore Desert View and Page

Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as we visit Desert View's Pueblo-style Watch tower and support the development of the Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site. This afternoon, join an optional MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Red Heritage, a Navajo owned and operated Native American Performing Arts Theater, for a show of powwow dancing, flute playing and live drum music while enjoying a tasty lunch. Or choose to take a once-in-a-lifetime flightseeing experience with a helicopter landing atop the iconic Tower Butte. Conclude your day with a fun Lake Powell Pizza Party.

Accommodation Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® View of Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Canyon Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience

Feel good knowing you’re doing good visiting Desert Viewpoint Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site where members of 11 Indigenous tribes share their...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Optional Experiences
Visit Horseshoe Bend

Behold the majestic beauty of Horseshoe Bend, where the mighty Colorado River gracefully curves through the heart of the desert landscape, creating...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy Top of the World Tour on EcoStar Helicopter, landing on Tower Butte, USA
Top of the World Tour with Tower Butte Landing

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing during this incredible tour! Guests lift off on a nar...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy the Red Heritage Native American Dinner and Show in Page, USA
Red Heritage Dinner Show

Navajo owned and operated, Red Heritage is a Native American Performing Arts Theater. Colorful powwow dancing, flute playing and live drum music co...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 6

Journey to Zion National Park

Explore yet another great natural triumph in Zion National Park by shuttle or on foot. Connect to history following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. Soak in the lush vegetation, wild rivers, roaring waterfalls and towering white and pink cliffs. Perhaps challenge yourself with a hike to the Emerald pools before taking the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for 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. Continue the fun over an optional barbeque dinner at Ebenezeer's Show and Dinner feasting on salmon, flat iron steaks and grilled chicken and tasty sides while taking in an energizing live country music show.

Hiking Trail in Zion National Park, USA
Accommodation Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience Hiking Trail in Zion National Park, USA
Visit Zion National Park

Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest p...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy BBQ dinner and show at Bryce Canyon, USA
Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Giddy up and get ready for an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food at Ebenezer’s Dinner and Show in Bryc...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Get Immersed in Colorful Bryce Canyon

Take your seat in an amphitheater of the must-see, towering sandstone spires of Bryce Canyon. Bask in these pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, that seem to rise from the desert floor. Explore the rim, learning how the canyon was formed over millennia by the erosion of sandstone and limestone, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Choose to blaze your own trail on a one-hour horseback ride in the Dixie National Forest, climbing Bristlecone Pine Ridge with 1,500-year-old Bristlecone Pines (one of the oldest living things on the North American continent). Our adventure through the Old West almost at its end, we get gussied up for a dinner.

Boy and Girl at Bryce Canyon, USA
Accommodation Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience View of Bryce Canyon National Park, USA
Morning in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise u...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences View of Bryce Canyon National Park, USA
Ruby's Horseback Adventures

If you’re looking for a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, our 1-hour horseback ride takes in the Dixie National Forest and the rim of Water Can...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Farewell to the Old West

Hoodoos to your back and high-living ahead, depart on the last leg of your journey to Las Vegas with a stop in St. George, Utah for lunch on your own. Make your way to Las Vegas International Airport, or your hotel if you're extending your stay.

View of Las Vegas, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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Be My Guest
Dinner in the Old West

No doubt Williams, Arizona has both a Route 66 and Old West Town. And Wild West Junction screams Old West! California transplants Dan and Judy Curn...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
The Route to Sedona

Take the scenic route down into the serene, artistic town of Sedona to take in the surrounding red rock and pine forests.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Flagstaff Extreme

Get a bird’s eye view from the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course walking among the tall Ponderosa Pines 15 to 60 feet off the ground. Get your adr...

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Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Stays with Stories: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

Step into a bygone era at refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel which was built to serve passengers on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1908. Next door to...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Journey On The Grand Canyon Railway

Explore Grand Canyon Railway and view Kaibab National Forest on your way to The Grand Canyon.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Meet Canyon Dave

Meet Canyon Dave, who shares fascinating stories about this extraordinary feat of nature and its development over the past 40 million years.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Grand Canyon Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience

Feel good knowing you’re doing good visiting Desert Viewpoint Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site where members of 11 Indigenous tribes share their...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Zion National Park

Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest p...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Morning in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise u...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

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

What to expect

Explore the Grand Canyon with 'Canyon Tim', local geologist
Visit Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Wild West Junction, Flagstaff and Page
Scenic Drive in Red Rock Country, Oak Creek Canyon and Desert View in Arizona, Grand Canyon Railway journey through the Kaibab Forest
Iconic Train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Canyons and Cowboys

Your  Red  Rock  Western  Guide  takes  you  through  a  scenic wonderland  surrounded  by  seven  majestic  canyons  into  historic  Dry  Creek  B...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Easy on the Asphalt (90 minutes)

A “Sedona snapshot” with great photo opportunities! Join us on this informative and relaxing, yet breathtaking tour of some of Sedona's most magnif...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Grand Discovery Air Tour South Rim - 45 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight

There’s no better way to experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim than on a fascinating aerial tour offering unobstructed views. Sit b...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Soar across the canyon rim on a helicopter flight, watching as the bottom seemingly drops out from under your feet. Gaze deep into the core of the ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft - 25 minutes

The Grand Canyon opens up before you on a memorable helicopter experience over its southern and northern rims. After flying over the Kaibab Nationa...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Visit Horseshoe Bend

Behold the majestic beauty of Horseshoe Bend, where the mighty Colorado River gracefully curves through the heart of the desert landscape, creating...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Top of the World Tour with Tower Butte Landing

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing during this incredible tour! Guests lift off on a nar...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Red Heritage Dinner Show

Navajo owned and operated, Red Heritage is a Native American Performing Arts Theater. Colorful powwow dancing, flute playing and live drum music co...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Giddy up and get ready for an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food at Ebenezer’s Dinner and Show in Bryc...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Ruby's Horseback Adventures

If you’re looking for a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, our 1-hour horseback ride takes in the Dixie National Forest and the rim of Water Can...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across USA: English the official language of USA.
  • Currency used in USA: The currency of USA is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital:: The capital of USA is Washington, DC.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA: Several time zones are used across different regions of the USAs to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

 

The climate and weather in the United States vary greatly due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a wide range of climate types, including temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical, arid, and alpine climates. In general, the eastern and central parts of the United States have a humid continental climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters. The western coastal regions, such as California and the Pacific Northwest, have a more Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The southern states have a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The southwestern and western regions, including states like Arizona and Nevada, have a desert or arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The northernmost parts of the country, particularly Alaska, have a subarctic and alpine climate, with extremely cold winters and cool summers.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. North and Central America, along with Canada, offer a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling on Hawaii's beaches to dining at a sophisticated restaurant in Toronto.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Modest attire: In some religious sites, modest clothing is required, so we suggest carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while traveling.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include COVID, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Vacation
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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