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Scenic Parks Explorer

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
15 Days from $3,848 per person

The ultimate National Park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… getting a glimpse of the Old West as you are treated to a good ol' fashioned stick-up before a cowboy dinner. You'll be entertained around the campfire by the songs and historical tales of cowboy poet, Happy Pappy.This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.

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  1. Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
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    hotel:Tropicana Las Vegas
  2. Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.
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    hotel:BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
  3. Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young's former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location.
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    hotel:Hilton Salt Lake City Center
  4. Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore.
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    hotel:The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  5. Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.
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    hotel:National Park Lodges
  6. Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 meters) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars.
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  7. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.
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    hotel:Crowne Plaza Billings
  8. Today 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. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.
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    hotel:The Rushmore
  9. Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.
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  10. Cross some of the West's most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled in at your hotel, enjoy the evening to relax.
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    hotel:Sheraton Denver Downtown
  11. Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Then it's on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area's rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours—perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you're in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with an included dinner.
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    hotel:BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
  12. Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Enjoy the evening on your own.
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  13. Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.
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    hotel:Goulding's Lodge
  14. Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.
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    hotel:National Park Lodges
  15. If you would like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky this morning. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the SLS Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.
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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
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

14 nights' accommodations, 14 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest

  • Experience true Western hospitality in Montana.

Local Specialist

  • In Yellowstone National Park and at the Grand Canyon for included sightseeing.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Salt Lake City
  • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley and Las Vegas
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • See Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive

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.

Jackson, WY

Snake River Float Trip through Grand Teton National Park

Adult Price: $81.00 | Child Price: $81.00

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.

Las Vegas

Vegas Night Helicopter Flight (12-15 mins)

Adult Price: $124.00 | Child Price: $124.00

Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – aboard a helicopter, flying from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breathtaking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky." (flight time approximately 12-15 mins) Round-Trip hotel transportation included. Subject to weather conditions.

Rapid City

Badlands National Park

Adult Price: $40.00 | Child 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.

Rapid City

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Adult Price: $25.00 | Child Price: $10.00

"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. "

Salt Lake City

Dinner at the Roof with Tour of the Beehive House and Gardens include transportation

Adult Price: $55.00 | Child Price: $55.00

Start your evening visiting the world-renowned gardens surrounding Temple Square, the 35-acre headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. Next, learn about the Beehive House which was home to Brigham Young and serves as a museum displaying objects belonging to him and his family. Finally, 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.

Grand Canyon

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft

Adult Price: $199.00 | Child Price: $179.00

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 minutes.

Grand Canyon

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: $219.00 | Child Price: $199.00

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 April 1 - October 15

Grand Canyon

Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: $299.00 | Child Price: $279.00

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.

Grand Canyon

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

Adult Price: $159.00 | Child Price: $99.00

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 post card 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.

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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.

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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 48 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.

Reviews

Monday, October 24, 2016
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Service rating : Outstanding tour of National Parks.
Vacation : Tiffany from Trafalgar was an outstanding guide.
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Service rating : Great guided tours
Vacation : Outstanding way to see this part of the country for the first time.
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Service rating : We always receive great service when we want to add days at the beginning or end of our trips. It makes the transition between home and vacation so much less stressful.
Vacation : We had high expectations for this trip and were not disappointed. We feel grateful to be able to experience the wonders of our own country with a guide who made the the sights come alive. This experience is highly recommended!
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is one of our most popular trips and we're so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting us know!

Grand European Travel
Monday, October 24, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
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Service rating : More detailed information about the stops and what is going to happen each day is needed. Paid for, but could not participate in one activity as it required riding in jeeps over very rough terrain. Need the ability to talk directly to Trafalgar as GET staff could not answer my questions.
Vacation : Excellent
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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Service rating : This was a fun trip but facilities in Yellowstone were unsafe with broken bathroom fixtures and no one to contact in case of emergency. Beds poorly made and no lights from lodge to cabins-raining and slick-lucky no one fell.
Vacation : Excellent driver and good tour director. Splendid panoramas of American west. Happy to have taken this trip.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
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Service rating : Booking was easy and very smooth!
Vacation : It was a fabulous trip with 8 National Parks visited and 9 states well traveled. We saw so many beautiful places, and the extras were great. The accommodations were all first rate and the food delicious!!.Our tour director Steve McNally was fabulous and our driver Jose truly amazing!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
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Service rating : The tour director (Tom Williams) was excellent -- experienced, personable, well organized, very service- oriented. Accommodations were good. Administrative person was not helpful when company was called for information.
Vacation : The sites, the videos, the geographic and historical commentary by Tom all combined to make it very enjoyable & memorable.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Service rating : This was a Trafalger tour. I'm not sure what Grand European Travel had to do with it.
Vacation : It was a wonderful trip and we had a great travel director on the tour, Tom Williams. I would highly recommend this tour.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Service rating : Pre-trip information was perfect and the trip was excellent. Rooms, meals, bus driver, coach were all great.
Vacation : Tom Williams, Jr. the tour director was outstanding. He made the tour. Full of enthusiasm and knowledge coupled with an outstanding fun personality made this a very enjoyable experience.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Service rating : could have used better accommodations
Vacation : Great itinerary, excellent tour director and driver
Sunday, October 9, 2016
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Service rating : Well organized tour thanks to the very professional, knowledgeable tour director and coach driver. Excellent hotel accommodations.
Vacation : This tour was just magnificent!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Service rating : Very enjoyable
Vacation : Very enjoyable
Friday, September 16, 2016
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Service rating : The company I traveled with was Trafalgar and they were excellent.
Vacation : Too many days of all day driving.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This trip does cover alot of miles, but we hope that the driving made it worth the sights you were able to see along the way. Thank you for your feedback.

Grand European Travel
Friday, September 16, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
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Service rating : You never confirmed that the trip was a go, I had to call and ask if it trip was a go. When I called in May I was told yes it was and my money was needed immediately. I never I got a notice from you the trip was a go and my money was due.
Vacation : The trip with Trafalgar was wonderful, great tours, wonderful and knowledgeable tour director. Would go with Trafalgar again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding. We will only contact people if there is a change to any departure or itinerary. If you did not hear from us, you can be assured that the trip was definitely operating. We are glad to see that you enjoyed yourself when all was said and done.

Grand European Travel
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Service rating : Great tour director, Greg, was very knowledgeable, helpful, made the trip very memorable.
Vacation : Loved all the sights and parks. I think our favorite was Jackson hole and the Grand Tetons.
Monday, July 11, 2016
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Service rating : Processing and conduct of this tour were satisfactory.
Vacation : Met expectations.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
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Service rating : Excellent +
Vacation : We were on a Trafalgar bus. Our Tour Director, Donald O'Neal was the absolute best. Our entire trip was a Class A +++++.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Service rating : My only complaint is that the seating arrangement does not take into consideration the ADA. It took begging for our guide to assign seats on the right side of the coach for my husband so that he could extend his leg that otherwise suffers from spasms. He was told to stand up overtime he needed to which is not safe while the coach is in motion and he has poor balance already.
Vacation : Excellent
Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Service rating : Arrangements were great, but travel host was fantastic.
Vacation : 3500 miles on bus was exhausting, but wonderful
Saturday, July 2, 2016
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Service rating : Hotels are nice. Rooms clean, food good. Hectic schedule but saw a lot.
Vacation : Enjoyed the scenery when we made a detour due to tunnel closure for renovation. Enjoyed "Red Rock" in Denver. Not part of our itinerary but our driver,Tim, suggested it & it was all worth it. The "Lighting of Mt. Rushmore" (optional tour) was very patriotic but didn't find it exciting. "Be my guest dinner " & the outdoor dinner in Monument Valley were great- good steaks!
Monday, June 27, 2016
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Service rating : Everything from the brochure describing the trip and the process to book was exceptional.
Vacation : The trip was perfect - from the locations visited and hotels to the travel director and coach driver.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Service rating : This is our second time using GET and we would have no qualms about using them again.
Vacation : The tour covered some great locations, both those in the itinerary and the “hidden treasures” that Trafalgar offered. Tyson Whitney and driver, Roland, were excellent, as were the two optional river trips. Here are some of the problem points. •Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas: rooms positioned miles away from the hub and restaurants. No coffee-maker in room, no fridge. First room had rips in carpet and a shower we could not make work. •No warning given that several hotels were not licensed for alcohol sales. No beer or wine provided at cook-outs. •Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon: Sunday morning breakfast service was a disaster. Only one chef on duty so very slow line at the counter (not buffet-style). No fresh fruit – although they were selling tubs of fresh fruit at the adjacent convenience store. Plated meal was unappetizing and cooled quickly. •Farewell dinner at Grand Canyon was cafeteria-style physically and gastronomically. Not a good final impression. •Coach: seat backs need hooks on the side to hang bags/equipment needed on the road and more storage space in the netting compartments. One-door coaches are very bad for the passengers. Please only use 2-door coaches. •I would have preferred to see Devil’s Tower/Deadwood rather than the site of Little Bighorn.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate the time you took to let us know abut your trip and the issues you encountered at some of the hotels. We will be sharing this feedback with Trafalgar's Quality Control team right away so they can work on making improvements. Thank you for your honesty and your business!

Grand European Travel
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
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Service rating : Every aspect of the trip was first class. It is true, "you get what you pay for".
Vacation : Tyson, our guide was wonderful. Totally knowledgeable in all areas and great with handling logistics and the travelers. The route to cover the 10 National; Parks was fantastic. Excellent trip.
Friday, June 17, 2016
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Service rating : The service was excellent. All details were presented clearly and were informative. Itinerary was superb and detailed. All communications with Grand European were clear and concise. Excellent Service.
Vacation : This was trip of a lifetime. Every detail was taken care of. Tour guide, Tyson Whitney was terrific. He was well informed, had a great sense of humor, was caring, compassionate, and saw to our individual needs. Highly recommend this vacation.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Service rating : So far I have been very pleased with Grand European travel.
Vacation : Great trip. Beautiful scenery. I would upgrade the accommodations in Yellowstone tho. I imagine a lot of people would pay a little extra to stay at the Yellowstone Hotel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your suggestions. We will be sure to share them with our planning teams and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

Grand European Travel
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Service rating : Tour Guide, Korie Goff, was OUTSTANDING. Everyone wanted her for their next trip.
Vacation : Fabulous, awesome, extraordinary - a little exhausting at my age. So glad I did it.

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First Class

National Parks Wonders

9 Days from $2,351
Spectacular Canyons and National Parks
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Spectacular Canyons and National Parks

13 Days from $1,795
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