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Scenic Parks Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

15 Days from $5,075 per person
APR - OCT 2023
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  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 Horseshoe 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 for sightseeing and lunch 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, Lunch, 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City
  4. Day 4 North to Jackson

    Travel from Salt Lake City to Blackfoot, Idaho home to the Idaho Potato Museum. Following a self-guided visit, you will be treated to a real Idaho baked potato with all the fixings followed by potato ice cream. Later, we arrive in Jackson where you can enjoy a relaxing 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 of exploring one of the world’s oldest national parks. Alongside your Travel Director, marvel at Old Faithful, the thousand-year-old geyser which has been catapulting water into the Wyoming sky every 90 minutes for centuries, amazing on lookers like clockwork. Exploring much of the park’s geological wonders in this awe-inspiring day, we stop at Lake Yellowstone, which contains the largest number of wild cutthroat trout in North America. We’ll also view Artists Point, a viewpoint from which you look upon the stunning cascade of the Lower Falls. You’ll also see the impressive Fountain Paint Pot area with its bubbling mud pots and geysers.

    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 enjoy an authentic Western Be My Guest 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 battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn about preserving Native American Culture before continuing to Rapid City.

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

    Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then choose to venture into Badlands National Park. This evening we enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®  Experience as we meet 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 Sheraton Denver Downtown
  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. We deepen our connection with the first nations of this land continues as we enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.

    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. Dive Into Culture to 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.

    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. End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport arriving at approximately 3:30 pm, or to Horseshoe Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

    meals Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

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

First class travel Highlights

  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Discover Salt Lake City
  • 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
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • See iconic Delicate Arch
  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive
  • Connect With Locals Experience true Western hospitality in Montana's Big Sky Country.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the highlights of your trip with a Local Specialist.

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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

Available on Day 3

The Garden Restaurant

Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Garden Restaurant offers splendid views of Temple Square and downtown Salt Lake City in a charming, upscale casual setting with Corinthian columns.
Adult Price: $43

Jackson

Available on Day 5

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-Sep, subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $87

Rapid City

Available on Day 8

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. "
Adult Price: $26

Available on Day 9

Badlands National Park

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 the 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.
Adult Price: $46

Grand Canyon

Available on Day 15

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

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

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

You will head toward the Tower of Ra and then fly north through the Dragon Corridor and over the mighty Colorado River towards the North Rim of the canyon. View the Tower of Ra and the Vishnu Schist rock formation as you fly back through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon. From this point, you can see some of the oldest exposed rock layers in the world.
Adult Price: $339

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

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

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Ruben Pe Benito
Sunday, July 3, 2022
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Dave was great and very helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are ecstatic to hear you enjoyed your Scenic Parks tour. It sounds like you made memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback!
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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I, my wife and my friends enjoyed our trip. I met with other people on the trip as if we knew each other for long time. I’m happy to tell you that our twhole trip was safe because we had wonderful Drver-JULIO,excellent driver. On our trip we had also an excellent guide, Manager DAVID who guided us all the way with BRYAN. We had a wonderful experience.
Kanti Shah
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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I have already filled survey out Thanks
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Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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Exceptional travel director that shared lots of information and knew just which locations were worthwhile.
Response from Grand European Travel:
The Scenic Parks Explorer tour is one of our most popular, and it sounds like it didn't disappoint! We are so excited that you enjoyed the parks. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it!
Friday, June 24, 2022
Vacation
We covered a lot of interesting locations in our two week trip.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Service
Talking with the travel agent was easy. She listened to all my questions and gave me all the discounts for which I was entitled.
Vacation
The trip was well planned but the accommodations and the included meals were not very good. Pretty disappointing.
Michael Mcmicken
Friday, May 13, 2022
Service
The process was very good. However, our Tour Director was not made aware of the fact that we were bringing a mobility device with us. We did complete all the required paper work in advance!
Vacation
Very active trip. We got to see all we anticipated and more. Our travel team(TD, Well Being Director, and driver) were superb and always positive and helpful.
Larry Shaw
Thursday, November 4, 2021
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Everything was handled very well. We would go again with GET.
Response from Grand European Travel:
One of the many perks of taking a Guided Vacation is the camaraderie of being in a group and making those wonderful friendships. We love hearing those stories!
Monday, November 22, 2021
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Everything went very well and we are glad to have gone to see all the National parks.
Chuck Smith
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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arranged a great trip
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we had a great tour director
Bryan Smith
Monday, October 4, 2021
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Wonderful tour, excellent Tour Director and very well organized. Hotels and meals very good and we felt safe with the hygiene protocol. The driver did an excellent job too.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Vacation
Saw all the beautiful National Parks and the scenery in between locations. Hotels were all great and we enjoyed having our luggage handled. Tour gave us comfort stops and places to buy food for lunch. All well planned and executed.. Tgsnk you.
Elena Moldovan
Sunday, September 26, 2021
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Travel specialist at GET, was extremely helpful, nice and very professional.
Vacation
One of the best memories, was fabulous, absolutely wonderful trip and very well organized. Travel Director Stephen McNally was very professional with all things. I highly recommend Grand European Travel and Trafalgar.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Service
Completed the reservation process over the phone without incident and all questions were answered without any hesitation, very knowledgeable about what I was trying to do.
Vacation
Accommodations far exceeded our expectations. Food was excellent except with one place, Yellowstone, but not the fault of the GET origination. Over the Labor Day weekend, food deliveries not made and there was a shortage of food. We were all fed but not what was expected
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