10 Days
1 Country

United States

14 Cities

Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Billings, Little Big Horn, Crazy Horse Memorial, Rapid City, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park

15 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar

Trafalgar

If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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National Parks Tours

Explore the breathtaking beauty of the National Parks in the USA. See the wonders of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and more with local experts who provide insights into the park's history, geology, and wildlife. From magnific geysers to breathtaking vistas, these guided tours offer an unforgettable experience in the heart of America's natural treasures.

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Your wild west tour at its best. This exploration of the American frontier is filled with local encounters and natural wonders—from the Black Hills to Bryce Canyon's spires and Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore to Cody's Buffalo Bill Center. Two nights in Yellowstone ensure you don’t miss a thing.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

From glitz and glitter to lavish dining, the desert playground of Las Vegas extends a warm welcome. More than a high energy city of tempting nightlife, the soul-stirring surrounding landscapes make up America’s most beloved national parks. Kick off your US National Park tour meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, North America’s tallest observation wheel.

Sign in Las Vegas, USA
Accommodation Horseshoe Las Vegas
Included Meals Welcome Reception
Iconic Experience Visit the High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
High Roller Las Vegas

A true must-see. Live “Viva Las Vegas” from the sky as you hop on the High Roller, North America's tallest observation wheel standing 550 feet tall...

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Day 2

Ride Through Colorful Zion National Park

There’s no better place to admire the Southwest’s multi-color landscape than the towering cream, pink and red cliffs of Zion National Park. Drive through the park hugged by red cliffs and stop for lunch at Zion Lodge. Be sure to keep your camera at-the-ready for the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Feel dwarfed by the otherworldly rusty red limestone hoodoo spires that rise surreally from the desert floor to Utah’s skies. Join Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill and The Bryce Canyon Wranglers for an unforgettable evening of live country music and a delicious BBQ dinner.

River and Mountains in Zion National Park, USA
Accommodation Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Iconic Experience Hiking Trail in Zion National Park, USA
Visit Zion National Park

Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest p...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Bryce Canyon National Park

After stopping at Sunset Point this afternoon, Bryce Canyon awaits. You’re right in the heart of it all with your accommodations just three miles f...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Enjoy BBQ dinner and show at Bryce Canyon, USA
Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Giddy up and get ready for an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food at Ebenezer’s Dinner and Show in Bryc...

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Day 3

Uncover Bryce Canyon and Salt Lake City

Fortunately for you, you have a second day in Bryce Canyon National Park, where you’ll unlock the park’s iconic hoodoos. Next up in Salt Lake City, discover the local secrets of Utah's capital seeing its Mormon center, Temple Square and discovering the beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers who settled here. Salt Lake City is a vibrant and progressive city with cafes, boutiques and new restaurants popping up all the time – so you’ll have plenty of choice as you explore the city today. Ask your Travel Director for recommendations of dining options that suit your mood as you explore the city surrounded by picturesque mountains.

Navajo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon, USA
Accommodation Sheraton Salt Lake City
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Family at Ranch in Salt Lake City, USA
Orientation Tour of Salt Lake City

Get ready for the key features and local secrets of Utah's capital on an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Check out its Mormon center an...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience View of Bryce Canyon National Park, USA
Morning in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise u...

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Iconic Experience

Day 4

North to Jackson

Get ready for a change of scenery on your US National Park tour today, taking in views of Powder Mountain and southeast Idaho as you head north from Salt Lake City to Jackson. Standing in the shadows of the Teton Range’s icy peaks, this mountain town has an Old West look with a modern twist. Get a feel for the outdoor vibe – home to three ski areas and many rugged trails – on your own. Grab dinner this evening in one of the old-timey saloons and steakhouses destined to fuel your adventures through western frontiers.

Challis Wagon in Jackson, USA
Accommodation Modern Mountain Motel, Jackson
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Jackson Wyoming, USA
Jackson, Wyoming

Spend the afternoon exploring the charming cowboy town of Jackson, WY. Stroll through the antler archways at Jackson Town Square before heading to ...

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Day 5

Travel Through Scenic Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park’s alpine landscapes of eight peaks tower over 12,000 feet above you. Learn how, established in 1929, Grand Teton is home to a 40-mile mountain range straddling Idaho and Wyoming with views of wildlife, glacier-carved lakes and alpine terrain. Inhabited first by Native Americans and later American pioneers, Grand Teton is the perfect place to explore over 200 miles of hiking trails and take in views of the Tetons from the Snake River. Get your bearings choosing to join a gentle Snake River Float Trip in the Park, learning from your guide about the park’s resident wildlife. The promise of Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland leads to your next destination. Arriving in Yellowstone, stay right in the heart of it all overnighting at one of the lodges in this iconic national park.

Bison in Grand Teton National Park, USA
Accommodation National Park Lodges Yellowstone
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Moulton Barn in Grand Teton National Park, USA
Visit Grand Teton National Park

Get your cameras ready for Grand Teton National Park’s shimmering peaks of the Teton mountain range rising up above forests and lakes. You’ll love ...

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Iconic Experience

Stays With Stories Exterior 1, Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone, USA
Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Nothing beats staying close to all the action. Your accommodation for the next two nights is inside the National Park granting you all day access t...

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Stays With Stories

Optional Experiences Enjoy a Snake River Float ride through Grand Teton National Park and see wildlife along the way, USA
Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

Ready for relaxation? This gentle 10-mile float trip inside Grand Teton National Park covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jack...

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Day 6

See the Grandeur of Yellowstone National Park

See how Yellowstone National Park - one of the world’s oldest national parks with over 500 geysers – is in a league of its own. At the end of your visit, you’ll surely appreciate its vastness, variety of landscapes and terrains, wildlife, vegetation, lakes and geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Alongside your Travel Director, marvel at Old Faithful, the thousand-year-old geyser which has been shooting water into the sky every 90 minutes for centuries. Stop at Lake Yellowstone, containing the largest number of wild cutthroat trout in North America, before viewing Artists Point. Savor a quiet moment at this viewpoint to watch the stunning cascade of the Lower Falls. Finish off an epic day of sightseeing at the impressive Fountain Paint Pot area where bubbling mud pots and geysers invite you to stand back and watch the show.

Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, USA
Accommodation National Park Lodges Yellowstone
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, USA
Visit Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park. A bucket list destination and a must-see icon. Established as America's first National Park by President Grant in 1872, ...

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Iconic Experience

Day 7

Experience Big Sky and the Wild West

Welcome to "Buffalo Bill’s" hometown of Cody where the "Spirit of the American West" lives on. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum to unlock the town’s history before taking your wild west adventure to the next level in Big Sky Country. At the historic Billings Depot, you're treated to a Western dinner Be My Guest experience. Meet a local historian from the nearby Western Heritage Center who’ll share Billing’s railroad history from how the depot was built in 1903 as a hub for three major railroads. Get your fix of western hospitality and fare enjoying local Chef Stephen Hindman's three-course menu featuring local produce, a choice of entrees, a seasonal dessert and beer and wine.

Cowboy Lassoing a Bull in Cody, USA
Accommodation DoubleTree by Hilton Billings
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Visit the Buffalo Bill Center, Cody, USA
Visit The Buffalo Bill Center

Jump into the playground of the wild west. Glimpse into the "Spirit of the West" at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West Museum complex. Boasting f...

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Iconic Experience

Be My Guest Visit Billings depot in the Historic District of downtown Billings, USA
Billings History BMG Experience

Learn all about Billing's railroad history during a Be My Guest dinner at the historic Billings Depot. The facility was built in 1903 to serve as a...

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Be My Guest

Day 8

Unlock The History of Little Big Horn

Today on your US National Park tour, explore history and living traditions starting with a visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors now known as Custer’s last stand. From battlefields to the Black Hills, make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, an iconic monument representing the Oglala Lakota warrior 'Crazy Horse'. Admire the colossal carved face and learn about its origins during a walk-through of The Indian Museum of North America before arriving in Rapid City. Light up your night on an Optional Experience joining Mount Rushmore by Night with a Park Ranger. The sculpture lighting ceremony culminates as the faces of the monument are fully illuminated.

Native American Memorial in Little Bighorn Battlefield, USA
Accommodation The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience See Little Bighorn National Monument Montana USA
Visit Little Bighorn National Monument

There’s no better place to learn about the Battle of Little Bighorn than visiting the famous historical site itself. Explore the Visitor Center to ...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial in Black Hills, USA
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial

Unlock the history of Crazy Horse Memorial. Learn how construction began in 1948 after Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, commissioned Korczak Zi...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for an evening lighting ceremony, USA
Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Mount Rushmore springs to life as you join a Park Ranger in an outdoor amphitheater for a moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony....

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Optional Experiences

Day 9

Delve Into the Black Hills of South Dakota

Whether or not you caught the show last night, the must-see sight of Mount Rushmore National Memorial makes a dramatic start to your day with the opportunity to take the perfect picture. View the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face. Later, you could join an Optional Experience venturing into Badlands National Park to explore 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America feeling like you’ve entered an ancient world. A special MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience awaits this evening as you meet Lakota Tribe Member Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his passion for his culture over stories of his tribe’s history during a festive evening of singing, dance and music.

Native American Moccasins in Rapid City, USA
Accommodation The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience View of Mount Rushmore, USA
Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The grand faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial await. View the faces of four of America’s most important presidents - George Washington, Thoma...

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Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Native American Moccasins in Rapid City, USA
Discover Lakota Culture through Song and Dance

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind-experience meeting Stephen Yellowhawk to discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Optional Experiences Visit Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota and see 244,000 acres of pinnacles and spires, USA
Badlands National Park Excursion

A hidden gem in the national park system, the beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Badlands National Park preserves 244,000 acres of ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 10

Farewell Rapid City

Your journey through the Western Frontiers comes to an end today. You may depart from Rapid City Regional Airport at your leisure. Or travel south on your US National Park tour through the expansive, rolling prairies of Wyoming to Denver for a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport arriving approximately at 4:30 PM. Guests have the option to end the tour in Rapid City or Denver at time of booking. You may also choose to extend your stay in Denver.

CC Gideon Tunnel in Rapid City, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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High Roller Las Vegas

A true must-see. Live “Viva Las Vegas” from the sky as you hop on the High Roller, North America's tallest observation wheel standing 550 feet tall...

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Iconic Experience
Visit Zion National Park

Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest p...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Bryce Canyon National Park

After stopping at Sunset Point this afternoon, Bryce Canyon awaits. You’re right in the heart of it all with your accommodations just three miles f...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Giddy up and get ready for an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food at Ebenezer’s Dinner and Show in Bryc...

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Iconic Experience
Orientation Tour of Salt Lake City

Get ready for the key features and local secrets of Utah's capital on an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Check out its Mormon center an...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Morning in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise u...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Jackson, Wyoming

Spend the afternoon exploring the charming cowboy town of Jackson, WY. Stroll through the antler archways at Jackson Town Square before heading to ...

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Iconic Experience
Visit Grand Teton National Park

Get your cameras ready for Grand Teton National Park’s shimmering peaks of the Teton mountain range rising up above forests and lakes. You’ll love ...

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Included in Trip
Stays With Stories
Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Nothing beats staying close to all the action. Your accommodation for the next two nights is inside the National Park granting you all day access t...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park. A bucket list destination and a must-see icon. Established as America's first National Park by President Grant in 1872, ...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit The Buffalo Bill Center

Jump into the playground of the wild west. Glimpse into the "Spirit of the West" at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West Museum complex. Boasting f...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Billings History BMG Experience

Learn all about Billing's railroad history during a Be My Guest dinner at the historic Billings Depot. The facility was built in 1903 to serve as a...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Little Bighorn National Monument

There’s no better place to learn about the Battle of Little Bighorn than visiting the famous historical site itself. Explore the Visitor Center to ...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial

Unlock the history of Crazy Horse Memorial. Learn how construction began in 1948 after Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, commissioned Korczak Zi...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The grand faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial await. View the faces of four of America’s most important presidents - George Washington, Thoma...

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Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Discover Lakota Culture through Song and Dance

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind-experience meeting Stephen Yellowhawk to discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song...

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About this trip

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
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Discover Rapid City, Jackson Hole
Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Crazy Horse Memorial with a guide granting you access to the base of the memorial
View Iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

Ready for relaxation? This gentle 10-mile float trip inside Grand Teton National Park covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jack...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Mount Rushmore springs to life as you join a Park Ranger in an outdoor amphitheater for a moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony....

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Badlands National Park Excursion

A hidden gem in the national park system, the beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Badlands National Park preserves 244,000 acres of ...

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Additional Cost Applies

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USA

  • Official Languages across USA: English the official language of USA.
  • Currency used in USA: The currency of USA is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital:: The capital of USA is Washington, DC.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA: Several time zones are used across different regions of the USAs to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

The climate and weather in the United States vary greatly due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a wide range of climate types, including temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical, arid, and alpine climates. In general, the eastern and central parts of the United States have a humid continental climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters. The western coastal regions, such as California and the Pacific Northwest, have a more Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The southern states have a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The southwestern and western regions, including states like Arizona and Nevada, have a desert or arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The northernmost parts of the country, particularly Alaska, have a subarctic and alpine climate, with extremely cold winters and cool summers.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. North and Central America, along with Canada, offer a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling on Hawaii's beaches to dining at a sophisticated restaurant in Toronto.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Modest attire: In some religious sites, modest clothing is required, so we suggest carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while traveling.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include COVID, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Carolyn Gallo
Review date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Service
Cancelled European trip and scheduled Western Frontiers without problems
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed your Western Frontiers adventure. It was our pleasure to help you plan and book (and re-book) your vacation. Thank you for choosing GET. We appreciate your review and feedback. Happy Travels!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Vacation
Great Travel Director Drew; Comfort Breaks timed well; Terrific sights;Good food;Good accommodations; Informative videos
Joan Cooper
Review date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Service
Was very knowledgeable about the trip and was very helpful
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a great time on your Western Frontiers trip. Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Vacation
Travel Director was excellent. Lotsa history involved in our journey and he was fantastic
Pamela Basso
Review date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Service
My tour director and coach driver were excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and engaged, we had so much fun.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a great time on your Western Frontiers vacation. Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Vacation
The spots we toured were wonderful, the people on the coach were friendly, the hotels were top notch
Anita Campana
Review date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Service
The tour was wonderful and everything was taken care for us.
Vacation
Very good. Some hotels needed to be upgraded.
Diana Supersano
Review date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Service
Great venues. Knowledgeable tour director and bus driver.
Vacation
Bought very little - just a few t- shirts and zip jacket
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Service
Experienced zero problems, trip went very well.
Vacation
Had the best tour guide we have ever had on all our previous trips with other companies. Our driver was extremely well trained for this trip, felt very safe.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Service
No issues whatsoever.
Vacation
Exceeded my expectations.
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