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The Trailblazer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days
JAN - OCT 2022
Zion National Park, Utah

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Grand Canyon, Sedona, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Springdale (UT), Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park ...more Las Vegas (NV), Grand Canyon, Sedona, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Springdale (UT), Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park
  1. Day 1 Greetings From Glamourous Las Vegas

    The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America’s most iconic natural sights—a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. 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. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you'll see all the glitz and glamour of Sin City.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Ballys Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
  2. Day 2 Witness The Majestic Grand Canyon

    Say goodbye to Vegas and journey east to Grand Canyon National Park. We hit the "Mother Road" as we journey past 50s-style diners, motels and general stores – colorful highlights on a journey that will take you through stunning desert landscapes. From the iconic to the unexpected, the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Meet your Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon’s geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs, revealing a different story at every vantage point. Later, take a mental snapshot as you watch a mesmerizing sunset over one of the world’s seven natural wonders – its grandeur lingering far longer in our minds than the fading light glinting off its ancient rock-face.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel National Park Lodges
  3. Day 3 Take A Scenic Drive To Sedona

    This morning opt for a birds-eye view of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the canyon. Heading south take in Arizona's most scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon, before arriving in stunning Sedona known for its towering red rock formations, new age movement, and popular arts scene. This evening Connect With Locals over a hosted Be My Guest experience dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Sky Rock Inn of Sedona
  4. Day 4 See Majestic Monument Valley

    Today we venture to the badlands of the Painted Desert en route to Monument Valley. On the way, stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts. Then enjoy a traditional Navajo lunch including fry bread and Navajo Tacos and Navajo Tacos while you watch traditional dance and hear the traditional songs of this ancient people. Afterwards we'll board open-air vehicles with a Local Specialist, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
  5. Day 5 Experience The Beauty Of Lake Powell

    Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer at Lake Powell. In the morning consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River. This afternoon visit one of the most photographed spots in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend. Conclude the day with an optional scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Venture Into Colorful Bryce Canyon National Park

    Continue your journey to the mesmerizing pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor – the world’s largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park’s rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn Express Springdale
  7. Day 7 Stroll Through Zion National Park

    A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once traveled by America’s early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park’s resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Goodbye Las Vegas

    Head west and wind along the interstate that skirts the Virgin River Gorge traversing the vast arid expanses of the Mojave Desert. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Harrah's Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay.

    meals Breakfast
The Trailblazer
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 7 Breakfasts

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

  • Explore the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Drive through Oak Creek Canyon, in Monument Valley and along a portion of Route 66
  • See glittering Lake Powell
  • Visit Grand Canyon, Sedona, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality.

Dates & Prices

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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 28, 2019
Booked with David he had excellent advice and was very helpful.
Pace of the Trailblazer was perfect. Not a significant amount of time on the coach. Great stops, views.
Nancy Kline
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Service was great! Mike, our tour guide and our bus driver, Roderick, made the trip very enjoyable.
This is a trip not to be missed! Bryce and Zion National Parks provide breathtaking scenery. Lake Powell is just gorgeous!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We completely agree - The Trailblazer is a wonderful tour through America's West and we are glad you enjoyed it!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 31, 2016
Our trip was actually handled by Traflagar and the arrangements couldn't have been more perfect.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We'll take near perfection any day of the week! Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to write. Grand European Travel
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Near perfection! We would love to have been aware of a couple of sightseeing activities that were outside the general arrangements, but other than that, we have no complaints. Our tour director, Tyson W., was fantastic and I would consider, in a heartbeat, taking another trip where he is in charge. Thank you.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The service that was provided was all very good.
We really enjoyed our trip. However, we would have liked more time to hike in the Grand Canyon. Could have done without the stops in Sedona although it is very nice (and especially in Seligman which actually was a waste of time).
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 3, 2016
The trip was with sister group, Trafalgar. The tour director was excellent, young and enthusiastic and made the trip a lot of fun. We covered a lot of ground over 1,300 miles in 8 days and saw a lot. I am 80 so might have been a little too fast for me.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounded like you had a wonderful time. We will look into the poor meals at some locations and try to make improvements. Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Grand European Travel
Friday, June 3, 2016
The Sedona facilities were outstanding and food excellent. Our breakfast at Grand Canyon was bad. Also enjoyed the facilities at Lake Powell and good food, but dinners were rather slow. Overall I would do the trip again.
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 12, 2015
Wonderful trip! I loved it!
Very well planned and easy way to travel. Thank you!
Trusted Customer
Friday, September 18, 2015
Too many people on the bus; lost so much time waiting to get off. Never reached front of bus.
Liked everything except Grand Canyon accommodations and dirt buggy ride in Monument Valley. Very much enjoyed other travelers. As a single, would have liked own seat or rotating seatsMates.
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 3, 2015
They made everything so easy, all we had to do was show up.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Bob Powell is one of the most loved Travel Directors on the Trafalgar team. We're so pleased you could see him in action and that he made the trip so much better for you. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Grand European Travel
Monday, July 6, 2015
I am hooked, going to book the Northern California tour. The guide Bob Powell, was excellent.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, May 23, 2015
I appreciate your referral to Trafalgar for this vacation. They were gracious and welcoming.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Our sister company Trafalgar Tours does a fantastic job with The Trailblazer Vacation. We're so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Grand European Travel
Monday, May 25, 2015
Well organized. Top notch guide/driver.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Things were well planned and the guide was terrific.
Worthwhile sites to see.
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