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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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10 Days, 1 Country, 5 Cities

Western Frontiers

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Las Vegas, USA

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Rapid City, USA

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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.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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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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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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Your Itinerary

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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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Black Hills Excursion

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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

Day 1

Day 2

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.

Hotel

BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

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.

Hotel

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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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 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

Day 4

Day 5

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

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

Adult Price: US$81.00

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Day 6

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

Day 6

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 of local cuisine with 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)

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

Hotel

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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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 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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Day 10

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

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Available Departures

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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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Sightseeing Highlights

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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


Why Trafalgar?

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    Service rating : Trafalgar runs a very popular and good quality tour of America's famed National Parks. Their itinerary was comprehensive, yet it was well paced and we never felt rushed. Accomodations were comfortable. Best of all, their price points are decent when you get the early bird,

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    Service rating : The tour was breathtakingly and visually amazing. The organization of the trip made it that much more pleasant and enjoyable.Product : Tom Williams, our travel director was pure knowable, personable, and totally enjoyable as a tour guide and friend. He made the trip that much

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    Service rating : Very well organized-stayed on schedule-knowledgeable in all areas of our trip- pleasant, kind, personable, patient-always availableProduct : Both the guide Donard and our driver Roland were very accommodating during all aspects of the trip--we kept to the itinerary and all the

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