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National Parks Wonders

9 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

This Regional Explorer trip blends old west towns, national parks and historic monuments like Mount Rushmore.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

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9 Days, 1 Country, 8 Cities

National Parks Wonders

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Salt Lake City, USA

Ends

Rapid City, USA

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    • All 2017 departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Note: For optional float trip on the morning of Day 3, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
    • Black Hills Pow Wow Special Departure (Ref: DNPP) The 30 Sep departure features the traditional Black Hills Pow Wow on the evening of Day 7.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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About this trip

Tap into your inner adventurer and follow America's great Western migration, past the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons, bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone and the lawless backwater town of Deadwood, where the larger-than-life legends of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Crazy Horse once ruled.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DNPW

8 Nights

accommodation

13 Meals
  • 8 full breakfasts

  • 1 lunch

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • Scenic drive through Deadwood

    • Orientation of Jackson

    • View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore

    • Visit the Oregon Trail Center, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, the Black Hills of South Dakota


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 full breakfasts

    • 1 lunch

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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Travel Highlights

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    • 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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


 

National Parks Wonders

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Salt Lake City

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Day 2

Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson (2 Nights)

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Day 3

Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing

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Day 4

Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

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Day 5

Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

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Day 6

Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

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Day 7

Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (2 Nights)

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Day 8

Black Hills Excursion

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Day 9

Depart Rapid City

Day 1

Arrive Salt Lake City Day 1 - Arrive Salt Lake City

Welcome to Salt Lake City. Check in to your hotel and relax. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson (2 Nights) Day 2 - Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson (2 Nights)

Travelling north into Idaho, trace the footsteps of the pioneers at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier. Through interactive exhibits, travel vicariously with a covered wagon train in America's great western migration. You'll even enjoy lunch in a covered wagon themed restaurant before you'll be on your way to scenic Jackson. Get spectacular 360-degree views of the Snake River Valley and Grand Teton National Park on an exciting aerial tram ride (seasonal) to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain.

Hotel

The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hotel

The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 2

Day 3

Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing Day 3 - Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing

If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the Snake River (seasonal) where you'll float with amazing views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. Keep your eyes open for some of the area's abundant wildlife, including moose and elk drinking from the rivers, bison munching on grass and beavers putting the finishing touches on their elaborate dams. Overhead, watch for majestic bald eagles, graceful blue herons and the dozens of species of songbird that call the park home. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Chuckwagon Regional Meal.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 3

Day 4

Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) Day 4 - Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

Spend the morning discovering the natural glories of Grand Teton National Park. You'll find exhilarating vistas everywhere you look. Then it's on to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watch in awe as Old Faithful's waters arc high into the air-as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Tonight, dine and stay inside the park. Each lodge inside the park has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Hotel

National Park Lodges

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

National Park Lodges

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Day 5 - Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Begin the day looking for wildlife in Hayden Valley en route to the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. Continue on to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, some of the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Hot Springs, admire the mineral terraces that resemble frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan Day 6 - Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you'll meet a Local Specialist and delve into the history of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days, and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Join your fellow travellers for a Be My Guest dinner in true Western style at a historic café complete with an old-time tobacco shop.

Hotel

Holiday Inn Sheridan

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Holiday Inn Sheridan

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

Day 7

Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (2 Nights) Day 7 - Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (2 Nights)

Proclaimed by Theodore Roosevelt as America's first national monument, Devils Tower rises nearly 1,300 feet (396 metres) above the Belle Fourche River. After, head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood, which arose after the Gold Rush of the 1870s. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour where you'll meet a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Journey on to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the magical illumination ceremony.

Hotel

The Rushmore

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

The Rushmore

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Black Hills Excursion Day 8 - Black Hills Excursion

This morning discover more of the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery as you go to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Next is a visit to Mount Rushmore, designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to celebrate the "founding, expansion, preservation and unification of the United States" through enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe's history through dance and song, a Cultural Insight.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Depart Rapid City Day 9 - Depart Rapid City

Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 9

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/aus/tours/national-parks-wonders for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Learn about the early 20th century history of the old town of Sheridan with an exclusive dinner at PO News and Flagstaff Café

  • Cultural Insight
    A son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, meet Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance

  • Hidden Treasure
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialist
    For included sightseeing at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and in Deadwood

  • Join Trafalgar
    Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover how he shares and promotes his tribe's history through traditional song and dance, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. You'll also discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • Scenic drive through Deadwood

    • Orientation of Jackson

    • View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore

    • Visit the Oregon Trail Center, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, the Black Hills of South Dakota


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 full breakfasts

    • 1 lunch

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • 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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

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    Service rating : Well organized, well paced. would travel with them again.Product : majority of stops enjoyed

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    Service rating : The National Parks Tour exceeded my expectations! Tyson Whitney is a professional and really made the trip educational and fun!Product : We saw a lot in 6 short days

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    The Trafalgar brochure for this tour said we would be staying at one of the four hotels within Yellowstone Nation Park. We did not get this. We stayed at a terrible Hotel in West Yellowstone instead. Very disappointing.The Tour guide was very knowledgably and very helpful.

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    Service rating : At the last minute we were informed that we would not be staying at one of the hotels inside of Yellowstone NP which was a concern for us. We contacted out travel agent who contacted Trafalgar and were told that the park hotels were over booked and we were staying just outside

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