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Scenic Parks Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

15 Days from $5,145 per person
APR - OCT 2022
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Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City (UT), Montpelier (ID), Jackson (WY), Moose, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Billings, Rapid City, Crow Agency, Interior, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse, Denver (CO), Moab, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde National Park, Grand Canyon ...more Las Vegas (NV), Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City (UT), Montpelier (ID), Jackson (WY), Moose, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Billings, Rapid City, Crow Agency, Interior, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse, Denver (CO), Moab, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde National Park, Grand Canyon
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

    The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s most beloved national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Harrah's Las Vegas
  2. Day 2 Ride Through Colourful Zion National Park

    Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are our first stop today as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
  3. Day 3 Uncover The History Of Salt Lake City

    Travel north to Utah's capital to see its Mormon center – Temple Square – and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers. This evening, choose to enjoy an optional dinner at Temple Square.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City
  4. Day 4 Venture Along The Oregon Trail

    Imagine a time when brave pioneers travelled West in search of a better life as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Teton Range. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Modern Mountain Motel
  5. Day 5 Travel Through Scenic Grand Teton National Park

    Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. We overnight at one of the lodges within the national park.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel National Park Lodges
  6. Day 6 See The Grandeur Of Yellowstone National Park

    Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendor of one of the world’s oldest national parks. See the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then join your Travel Director to explore the park’s bubbling hot springs, mud paint pots and Old Faithful as its waters shoot impressively up into the air.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Experience Blue Skies And The Wild West

    Pay tribute to "Buffalo Bill" in his hometown of Cody where you'll visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the "Spirit of the American West." You’ll take your wild west adventure to the next level as we make our way towards Big Sky Country where we Connect With Locals in an authentic Be My Guest Western dinner. At the historic Billings Depot built in 1903 as a hub for three major railroads, you’ll learn all about Billing's railroad history from a local historian from the nearby Western Heritage Center while you get your fix of western hospitality. Savor every bite of local Chef Jordan Hodson’s three-course menu featuring local produce, a choice of entrees, a seasonal dessert, and beer and wine.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Doubletree by Hilton Billings
  8. Day 8 Unlock The History Of Little Big Horn

    Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Continue east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
  9. Day 9 Delve Into Native American Culture

    Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. We continue to Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then Dive Into Culture with Stephen Yellowhawk, who will regale you with stories of his tribe’s history during a festive dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  10. Day 10 Journey Through The Prairies To Denver

    Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy a light dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
  11. Day 11 Roam The Rockies

    Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail, renowned for its epic powder-filled alpine basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s. We continue to Moab for an evening on your terms.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn
  12. Day 12 Take In The Views Of The Canyonlands

    Our national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Next up, the Arches National Park provides an insightful encounter with thousands of natural sandstone arches formed by rain and wind where you may choose to take a short hike to iconic Delicate Arch view point.

    meals Breakfast
  13. Day 13 Journey To The Heart Of Monument Valley

    Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park. Our connection with the first nations of this land continues as we enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Gouldings Lodge
  14. Day 14 Tour The Remarkable Grand Canyon

    Explore the red valley floor of Monument Valley in a special open-air vehicle, accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at the historic Cameron Trading Post, before arriving at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon where you’ll meet a Local Specialist. Gain a deeper understanding of into how this immense canyon came to be and why, as Theodore Roosevelt once proclaimed, “it is beyond comparison—beyond description”. Toast to the Trafalgar Highlights of America’s national parks and enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends inside the park.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel National Park Lodges
  15. Day 15 End Your Journey In Las Vegas

    Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip over the canyon before hitting the road again. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to Harrah's Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners

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 Salt Lake City
  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive
  • See iconic Delicate Arch
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield, The Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley, Las Vegas
  • Connect With Locals Experience true Western hospitality in Montana's Big Sky Country.
  • 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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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.

Salt Lake City

The Roof Restaurant

Enjoy dinner at The Roof Restaurant- Utah’s premier gourmet buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where you can take in breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $59

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

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

Grand Canyon

North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 25-30 min
Adult Price: $219

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour

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 allows 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: $159

Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes
Adult Price: $319

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Gary Hanagami
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Service
Our travel Director, Donald, was excellent! He added so much value to our experience (keeping everyone on track, providing both historical and delightful trivia of the area, inhabitants and geography). The side trips and. dinners were fun and insightful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is a fantastic tour and we are so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
Great trip and wonderful travel companions aided by an experional staff!
Meryl Hanagami
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Service
Very long trip but very informative and entertaining due to our marvelous tour guide Don O’Neil and his driver Luther. I learned as much as I saw at the National Parks. I am still in awe as to what this country has to offer. Loved it❤️
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so pleased to see how much you loved your trip! Thank you for taking the time to write and share your memories.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Vacation
Every detail was planned and so much was packed in the tour. So organized and great people to travel with.
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 7, 2019
Service
Actual 4* hotels and no dives, fulfill bed size requests, and be honest about bad food
Vacation
Cheap hotels included and repetitive terrible food. 4000 miles in 14 days on a coach packed with 50 guests is brutal
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment. This tour does cover a lot of ground and the only way to see it all is by motor coach. Many of the destinations and accommodations are rustic and in rural parts of the states visited. We apologize if this was not made clear to you at the time you booked.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Just a fabulous trip. Itinerary perfect and trip the best because of Donard O’Neil. He was a thousand per cent perfect. Full of valuable information throughout the trip. He is a wealth of knowledge. I am currently reading one of the books he recommended. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Treat him well Trafalgar. It is because of Donard and Julio that the trip was absolutely amazing! Julio our driver kept us safe for over the 3900 miles he drove. I cannot be more thankful that Julio was our driver. Treat Julio very well too please. We are so fortunate to have such grand memories. Hunnie Robert Klein
Response from Grand European Travel:
You can't get much better than that! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
Thanks to Donard and Julio- The Perfect Trip
Osvaldo Castellanos
Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Very through and well explained.Very polite and good servy
Vacation
Lots of great iconic parks
James Maxey
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Booking the tour was simple and we were helped by Rob Rainwater throughout our pretour phase. This was our first bus tour and we were somewhat apprehensive, but we found the tour to be comfortable and exciting. Our tour guide was highly informative and helpful. The meals supplied and the hotels were all better than we expected. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. By the way, we met many nice people on this tour that we expect to have future activities with.
Vacation
The tour was wonderful in all respects.
Sigrid Polanek
Thursday, June 27, 2019
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The agents I spoke to very helpful in answering any questions I had.
Vacation
Our travel director was the most informed guide we have ever had. Besides that,he was efficient,very friendly and had a great personality.He handled any problem that he came across i.e. Not being able to get into our hotel because the Vice President was staying there and we all had to be screened by the secret service. He was totally unflappable. And our bus driver was the best, especially considering the mountain roads that we were. They were a perfect duo!
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Service
I would certainly go with GET again and recommend them to others.
Vacation
The Tour director and driver could not have been more professional and knowledgeable throughout the whole trip around the National Parks.
Winifred Farrell
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Service
GET booking service was excellent! Explanations & follow ups were timely & helpful.
Vacation
The tour director & driver was the best! They both did everything possible towards our comfort & enjoyment. The weather did not cooperate, however, & we missed seeing Mt. Rushmore due to whiteout conditions.
Barbara Rowland
Friday, May 31, 2019
Service
I had a friendly, available contact when I had a question. Her name is Tess Diaz. After first call to book tour, she gave me a direct number to call, never had trouble reaching her.
Vacation
Our tour director, Dave, was outstanding in knowledge, time management, people relating and overall ability in this position. We enjoyed the tour very much.
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