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Scenic Parks Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

15 Days from $4,046 per person

Countries Visited

USA ...more USA

Locations Visited

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

    Las Vegas launches our encounter with America's national parks. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers 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 Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

    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 BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
  3. Day 3 Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

    Travel north to Utah's capital to see its Mormon centre - Temple Square - and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers. This evening, choose to enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
  4. Day 4 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

    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 The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  5. Day 5 Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights)

    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 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

    Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendour 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 Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

    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". Then it's on to Big Sky Country where we 'Connect with Locals' in an effortlessly delivered authentic encounter with true Western hospitality.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings
  8. Day 8 Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights)

    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
  9. Day 9 Black Hills Excursion

    Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. As you gaze at the colossal carved face of this famous war leader, learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' by preserving Native American Culture. 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 Rapid City – Denver

    Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you'll enjoy an evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Denver Downtown
  11. Day 11 Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

    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 BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
  12. Day 12 Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

    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 Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – 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 Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

    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 Grand Canyon – Depart 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
Scenic Parks Explorer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 14 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 7 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Salt Lake City
  • VISIT Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Canyonlands 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
  • VIEW Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • SEE iconic Delicate Arch
  • SCENIC DRIVE along Desert View Drive

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
James Maxey
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Service
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
Service
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.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Service
Easy and kept us well informed
Vacation
Never been to a National Park and was fascinated with what they had to offer. Each park was so unique. Plus I had a bonus experience; it snowed at Yellowstone and South Dakota. I never saw snow falling. Our group was wonderful and made lots of new friends. Our tour director Donard O’Neill was excellent and very knowledgeable. Will travel with GET/ Trafalgar again.
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 24, 2019
Service
It was easy
Vacation
Parks were great. Tour Guide was excellent.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Service
We had a wonderful time...Had a very knowledgeable tour director and excellent bus driver...the people on our tour were very nice and we had a very relaxed and fun time...However, it was quite expensive eating out and I think you should consider including more meals in the price of the trip...dinners were very pricey and toward the end we had to share some meals...but other than that we truly enjoyed our adventure
Vacation
very interesting and enjoyable
Mary Ann Ling
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Service
I would highly recommend GET and have travelled with them before. The booking agent, the tour director, the bus driver.......all excellent
Vacation
I chose GET for this scenic parks tour because it included more national parks than other tour company that I investigated. It was a once in a lifetime journey and Having Donald O’Neill as tour director was amazing. He presented such knowledge with enthusiasm concerning each and every area, every single day, most gracious, some welcome surprises and roses for the ladies on Mother’s Day, just an absolute joy as our guide. Our exceptional bus driver, Jose Lemus, was also courteous, upbeat every day, and a joy. You have 2 of the best working for GET!
Judy Williams
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Service
When I contacted their agents with questions, they were very helpful. Our trips are usually for a week. This was for 15 days.
Response from Grand European Travel:
So excited to hear you had a great time on your Scenic Parks Explorer tour. So many national parks to see all on one trip! We look forward to helping you plan and book your next guided vacation.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation
This trip was for more than I expected. Everything was perfect except for the last day and that was due to the weather which no one has control over. (We missed our Grand Canyon flight.) Also, we had a great Tour Director and a great driver.
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