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Western Frontiers end Rapid City

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Journey through vast national parks and explore the old Wild West, visit Nevada, Utah, Montana and more.

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    • Travel Today, Sustain TomorrowCrazy Horse Memorial You'll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians. Stephen YellowhawkYou'll discover how Stephen shares and promotes his tribe's history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients.
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      • Check out our similar 'Spectacular Canyons and National Park' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
      • Travel Today, Sustain TomorrowCrazy Horse Memorial You'll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians. Stephen YellowhawkYou'll discover how Stephen shares and promotes his tribe's history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients.
      • For guests continuing on to Denver, airport arrival time will be 5 p.m, please be aware when booking your flights.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      The Great Plains of the West are the backdrop for your encounter with the Lakota people and such wonders as the Black Hills, limestone spires of Bryce Canyon and towering tribute to America's former leaders. Dine cowboy style with 'Happy Pappy' and don't forget a visit to Old Faithful.


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      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      What's Included

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        • Orientation of Salt Lake City

        • View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

        • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield.


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      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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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      Arrive Las Vegas

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      Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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      Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

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      Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

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      Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights)

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      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

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      Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

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      Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights)

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      Black Hills Excursion

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      Depart Rapid City or Denver

      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

      Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks Day 2 - Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

      Depart Las Vegas for the graceful canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos-tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

      Hotel

      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 3

      Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City Day 3 - Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

      Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Meet Local Specialists, sister missionaries, who introduce the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers which brought about the building of the temple and the Tabernacle, home of the Tabernacle Choir. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location.

      Hotel

      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 4

      Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson Day 4 - Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

      Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore.

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 5

      Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights) Day 5 - Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights)

      Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where each lodge 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

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      Day 6

      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Day 6 - Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

      Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join your Travel Director to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Yellowstone – Cody – Billings Day 7 - Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

      Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 8

      Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights) Day 8 - Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights)

      Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

      Hotel

      The Rushmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      The Rushmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Black Hills Excursion Day 9 - Black Hills Excursion

      Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 10

      Depart Rapid City or Denver Day 10 - Depart Rapid City or Denver

      Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home. Or choose to traverse some of the West's most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay at the Sheraton Denver Downtown or take a transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

      Meals

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Orientation of Salt Lake City

        • View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

        • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield.


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 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


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        Service rating : Yes I would definitely travel with Trafalgar again. Our tour director and bus driver were excellentProduct : Because America is so beautiful. And it was presented to us and I comfortable and relaxing way.

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        Service rating : Tour Director was wonderful. The whole trip was so well organized I could just sit back and enjoy!!Product : We covered a lot of territory and saw so many beautiful parks, small towns, some large cities and monuments. So scenic, breathtaking views and historic landmarks. Trip

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        Service rating : Great Tour Director and excellent accommodations.Product : We visited a great number of wonderful National Parks and other interesting sights.

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        Service rating : Enjoyed the trip and national parks. Would have liked to have seen Glacier National Park as part of this experience. One negative...Happy Pappy dinner and entertainment event has gone past it's expiration date and would like to see that replaced.Product : As stated above I

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