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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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      About this trip

      This soulful exploration of the American Frontier is filled with local encounters and natural wonders-from the wild Black Hills to Bryce Canyon's enchanting hoodoos and Crazy Horse to "Happy Pappy".


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      Trip code: DWFRT

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 5 dinners

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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

        • 5 dinners


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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

      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

      Embrace excess and live life large in the dazzling desert playground of Las Vegas - your launch pad to an epic encounter with the American Frontier. Spend the day taming Lady Luck or indulge in the South Beach vibe at your hotel on the famed Strip. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

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      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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

      We leave the shimmering Sin City skyline behind as we journey to the canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park, following the footsteps of brave pioneers and first nation settlers. Then it's onward to the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire its rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah's skies.

      Hotel

      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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

      Travel north to Utah's capital to see its Mormon centre - Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Learn about 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.

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      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Garden Tour and The Roof Restaurant

      Visit the world-renowned gardens surrounding Temple Square, the 35-acre headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. After, enjoy dinner at The Roof Restaurant- Utah’s premier gourmet buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where you can take in breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$55.00
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      Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson Day 4 - Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

      Delve into the heritage of thousands of pioneers who braved the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Experience first-hand what life was like along a wagon trail heading west in the 1850s and enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson. Admire the spectacular scenery at the foot of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons as you spend an evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      Journey through the alpine terrain of Grand Teton National Park en route to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone 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.) We spend two nights in the world's oldest national park at one of its cozy lodges, each with their own unique setting and atmosphere.

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      *Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

      This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$89.00
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      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Day 6 - Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

      Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, keeping a keen eye out for bison and elk, before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the park's bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Old Faithful puts on an spectacular show as its water arcs impressively up into the air. And there amidst the geothermal wonderland, we enjoy a relaxed evening under the canopy of Yellowstone's stars.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 7

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

      Tip your Stetson in tribute to "Buffalo Bill" whose hometown of Cody is our next stop on this pioneer trail. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the "Spirit of the American West". Then it's on to Big Sky Country where we'll Connect with Locals in an effortlessly delivered encounter with "Happy Pappy" and some true Western hospitality.

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

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

      Our day 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

      Optional Experiences

      Badlands National Park Excursion

      Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Sightseers as well as scholarly scientists are attracted to the area for its astounding beauty and the opportunity to peek into an ancient world. And no trip to the Badlands would be complete without a stop at famous Wall Drug. An establishment which became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country. Approx. duration: 4 hours

      Adult Price: US$41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

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      Black Hills Excursion Day 9 - Black Hills Excursion

      Venture into the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota. Drive through the magnificent natural landscape that paves your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn how your visit Makes a Difference by preserving Native American Culture. Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then meet Stephen Yellowhawk in Rapid City for and experience his tribe's history through dance and song during a festive Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

      Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20 minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool. Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. Approx. duration: 4 hours

      Adult Price: US$26.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Depart Rapid City Day 10 - Depart Rapid City

      Our foray through the American Frontier at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport to return home.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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        Experience true Western hospitality in Montana. (Day 7)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe through a festive evening of dance and song. (Day 9)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        Contribute to the preservation of the heritage of Native Americans during a visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial. (Day 9)

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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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        • 1 lunch

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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

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