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Western Frontiers end Rapid City

10 Days 2 Countries 10 Cities

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

"A wonderful way to travel"


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: Discoveries i

Trip code: DWFRT

9 Nights


14 Meals
  • 9 full breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

  • 1 lunch.

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Your Itinerary

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.

Welcome Reception
Tropicana Las Vegas

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.

Full Breakfast
BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

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.

Full Breakfast
Hilton Salt Lake City Center

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.

Full Breakfast
The Lodge at Jackson Hole

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.

Full Breakfast
National Park Lodges

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.

Full Breakfast

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.

Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
The Crowne Plaza Billings

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.

Full Breakfast
The Rushmore

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.

Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

10. End Rapid City

Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home.

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 53 Reviews

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    Service rating : Excellent, ever thing was great.Product : The parks were super and Tom our guide was excellent . Loved the trip

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    We were very happy love. Our tour and love tour director Donna rd o Neil was fantastic and very informative and funny he made our whole trip in fact were thinking of taking another trip best of Canyonlands but we'd only be interested in taking it if he was our tour director , and our bus

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    Service rating : Service was very good. I feel the badlands excursion should have been included, not an additional $40 charge. The excursion down the Snake River was too expensive at $85.00. Generally, the trip was very good.Product : I ended by trip at Denver.

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    Service rating : More than I expected. Excellent and very knowledgeable tour director and driver. Kudos to both for providing valuable information and always being pleasant and approachable. (Donard and Roland). I will book again with Trafalgar. The activities scheduled by Trafagar were fun

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    Experience true Western hospitality with this hosted dinner.

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    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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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • 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


    • 9 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 1 lunch.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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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