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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

8 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

This exciting family holiday reveals the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the Grand Canyon.

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8 Days, 1 Country, 4 Cities

Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

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Phoenix (AZ), USA

Ends

Las Vegas, USA

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Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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    • These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
    • Lead your cavalry through the canyons and mesas of the Old West before the sun rises over the Grand Canyon.
    • Note: For water activities on Day 5, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
  • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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  • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
  • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

About this trip

Saddle up, you're in for a wild ride through the land of cattle drives, gun-toting bandits and the Grand Canyon. The legends of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy are never far as you awaken your inner cowboy exploring the aquatic wonders of Lake Powell, Monument Valley's mesas and the eerie red spires of Bryce Canyon.


Trip type: Family Experience

Trip code: DCPA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts

  • 3 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 drives through Oak Creek Canyon, Desert View Drive in Arizona, Mount Carmel Highway

    • Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

    • Visit Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts

    • 3 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


 

Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale

Howdy folks. Saddle up for a ride from Phoenix to Scottsdale, spending the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travelling pardners.

Meal(s)
Kick-Off Party
Hotel
Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

2. Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams

Your trek through America's fascinating frontier history takes families through the Sonoran Desert. Stampede through the luminous orange and red landscapes of Sedona for your choice sightseeing, traversing Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley. Then on through Oak Creek Canyon to the historic railroad town of Williams, to enjoy a slap-up Be My Guest dinner hosted by the mayor, John Moore.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Grand Canyon Railway

3. Williams – Grand Canyon Railway – Grand Canyon National Park

Cut dirt and board your caboose to the Grand Canyon passing the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest-tales of Old West legends brought back to life as they travel with you along the rugged landscapes now home to elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Hundreds of miles of rusty red stone layers carved deep within the earth's crust by the Colorado River flow along the full extent of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and learn from a Local Specialist how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
National Park Lodges

4. Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

Start your historic passage to Navajo country with a mesmerising sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and jaw-dropping views along the South Rim as you trace the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American arts, crafts and jewellery. In an open-air vehicle, bounce along the imposing mesas and buttes rising up between the big blue Utah sky and expansive red floor of Monument Valley, once favoured by movie director John Ford as the movie home of the Wild West, toward a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at the scenic family holiday hotspot of Lake Powell.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)

5. Lake Powell

Today belongs to the 21st century and is yours to roam the range with your kin, but if you're at a loose end, choose to take an optional float down the Colorado River, cruise on Lake Power to Antelope Canyon, or spend the day learning how to wakeboard, kayak or zip around Lake Powell on a ski tube.* Even cowboys need a day off now and then.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

6. Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights)

Polish those chaps for a ride toward Zion Canyon, tracing yet another great natural triumph by park shuttle or on foot. Bundle up your brood for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools-waterfalls and the lush landscape are a veritable oasis for pioneers traversing the desert just days before. Drive the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring the sweeping views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. The red-orange-pink hued hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are your final stop for today.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
BW Plus Ruby's Inn

7. Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Take your seat in an ampitheatre of tall sandstone spires-the same vantage point Paiute Indians used to admire the colourful carvings of Mother Nature by day, by night, winter and summer centuries ago. Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, riddled with fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, yours to explore before spending the afternoon at leisure to blaze your own trail. And so our adventure through the Old West comes to an end. It's time to get all gussied up for a Western Farewell hoedown filled with good food and fun.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

8. Bryce Canyon National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Hoodoos to our back and high-living lies ahead as we depart on the last leg of our journey to Las Vegas, through the scenic Virgin River Gorge. A transfer will take you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you're extending you stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy Arizona hospitality with the Mayor of Williams, John Moore, at a western-themed dinner.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For sightseeing at the Grand Canyon where you learn about the layers that form the massive canyon

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon, Desert View Drive in Arizona, Mount Carmel Highway

    • Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

    • Visit Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts

    • 3 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 Service Rating from 73 Reviews

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    Service rating : The guides are the best in the world. Last trip was with Mary Lee and she was wonderful.I would recommend Trafalgar to anyoneProduct : I was only on the trip for 2 days before I fell sick. The trip to the Grand Canyon was great but missed the rest of the trip.

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    Service rating : The trip was fantastic everything was carefully planned and executed very well. I would recommend them.Product : There was just enough time spent at each destination.

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    Service rating : Everything was fantastic!Product : The Trafalgar oti erary far exceeded our expectations. We would have never been able to accomplish on our own.

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    Exceptional locations, hotels and a great tour guide gave us th e trip of a lifetime this year. Enjoyed every minute of it.

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    Service rating : They knew all the best things to see, the easiest ways to get there, and provided fun and educational insight all along the way. They took all the worries out of our vacation.Product : All of the sights were magnificent. We will absolutely use trafalgar again.

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