Day 1: Welcome to Fabulous 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.
Included Meals - Welcome Reception | Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas
Day 2: Ride Through Colourful Zion National Park
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner | Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
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. This evening, choose to enjoy an optional dinner at Temple Square.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Day 4: Venture Along The Oregon Trail
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch| Hotel - Modern Mountain Motel
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner | Hotel: National Park Lodges
Day 6: See The Grandeur Of Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendor 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast
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 Connect With Locals in an authentic Be My Guest Western 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest | Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings
Day 8: Unlock The History Of Little Big Horn
Today begins with a visit to Little Big Horn, where Custer led his 263 men against several thousand Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: The Rushmore
Day 9: Delve Into Native American Culture
Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner | Hotel: Hyatt Regency Downtown
Day 11: Roam The Rockies
Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to 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. Then it’s on to Moab where tonight is yours
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
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.
Included Meals - Breakfast
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. Our connection with the first nations of this land continues as we enjoy a cookout Regional Dinner in Monument Valley.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner | Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge
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. 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner | Hotel: National Park Lodges
Day 15: End Your Journey In 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.
Included Meals - Breakfast