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Western Frontiers

10 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

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

"A wonderful way to travel"

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Western Frontiers

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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

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    Las Vegas, USA

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    Rapid City, USA

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      • 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).  
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      About this trip

      Living the cowboy lifestyle, you cross four national parks, including Grand Teton, on your way to visit charming all-American towns, see iconic landmarks and hear tales from the locals.

      You'll enjoy Insider moments like... sparks flying from the campfire, as you enjoy a real cowboy cookout with Happy Pappy in Montana. On this evening of old west hospitality, dine cowboy-style on barbecue treats, as this colourful local personality tells stories of life on the frontier.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: DWFT

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts.

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

      • 1 lunch.

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        • Orientation of Salt Lake City

        • See the site of Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn Battlefield

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

        • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody and the Mile High City of Denver


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts.

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 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

        • 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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      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas

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      Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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      Bryce Canyon National Park – 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 and Free Time

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      Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

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      Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights)

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      Depart Denver

      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

      Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the 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

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

      Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. 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.

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      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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

      Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young's former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining establishment.

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      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hilton Salt Lake City Center

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner at The Roof with Tour of the Beehive House and Gardens

      Start your evening visiting 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. Next, learn about the Beehive House which was home to Brigham Young and serves as a museum displaying objects belonging to him and his family. Finally, 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

      Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop 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 enjoy. Explore nearby downtown with its quaint shops and many savoury restaurants. Take your photo under the famous elk-antler Arches, pick up some souvenirs for loved ones back home or simply choose to stay and relax at your hotel.

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      The Lodge at Jackson Hole

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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

      If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the picturesque Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snowcapped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests 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, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, 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

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      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 September. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$81.00

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      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time

      You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. This morning, join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls. No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc up to 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars in one of the country's most beautiful wild places.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      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 of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.

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      Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Billings

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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

      After saying goodbye to Billings, the "Magic City," your day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn National Monument, site of the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the rolling mountains of the Black Hills on your way to Rapid City. The evening is at leisure; relax at your hotel or take some time to explore downtown Rapid City.

      Hotel

      The Rushmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Rushmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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 ulminates 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. May – Aug; 8 p.m. mid Aug – Sep. Approx. duration: 4 hours

      Adult Price: US$25.00

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      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 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 Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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$40.00

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      Depart Denver Day 10 - Depart Denver

      Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you may extend your stay, or take a transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

      Meals

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Experience true Western hospitality with this hosted dinner.

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

      • Local Specialists
        Featured sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park.

      • Trafalgar Cares
        Crazy 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 Yellowhawk You'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. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center You'll experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears.

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        • Orientation of Salt Lake City

        • See the site of Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn Battlefield

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

        • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody and the Mile High City of Denver


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      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts.

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 1 lunch.


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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

        • 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 : I would like to have less than 54 people in the bus. The bus had only 2 doors that is too slow to get out. There were no handles on the sit between the passengers; so one can touch another.I have already 5 Trafalgar black valets and plastic bags; I would like to have blue

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        Service rating : tour director and driver . glasses for eclipse highlights of locations of tripProduct : prefect for price saw what we wanted

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        Service rating : Excellent management. Excellent driverProduct : Thought Las Vegas hotel was below standard of hotel on prior Trafalgar tour.All others were great.Wanted more time at Custers last stand.Happy Pappy special dinner left a bit to be desired.

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        Service rating : Everything is very well organized. All I had to do was be on time to experience the next adventure. Looking forward to booking my next tours for 2018Product : Love all the optipnal trips to get the full experience of the tour.

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