11 Day America’s National Parks

11 Day America’s National Parks from Denver to Salt Lake City
September 18 – 28, 2019
$3536.00 Per Person – Including Airfare from Myrtle Beach

Itinerary

Day 1 DENVER
Welcome to Denver. Explore the “Mile High City” on your own this evening.
Overnight Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown

Day 2 DENVER–RAPID CITY
Meet your Tour Director this morning and head north to Wyoming, then continue into the Black Hills. At 6 pm, join your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Breakfast
2-Nights The Rushmore Hotel

Day 3 RAPID CITY. EXCURSION TO CRAZY HORSE & MOUNT RUSHMORE
After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterward, explore MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which features the monumental likenesses of four U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views or visit the Information Center.
Breakfast

Day 4 RAPID CITY–DEADWOOD–SHERIDAN
This morning enjoy a drive through BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST and experience the area’s colorful history on a guided tour of DEADWOOD, once a wild gold-mining town, and hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Afterward, visit TATANKA to learn “The Story of the Bison” and experience the richness of the Lakota people, a Plains Indian buffalo culture. Then, continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.
Breakfast
Overnight Best Western Sheridan Center

Day 5 SHERIDAN–LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT–CODY
Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT, the site commemorating one of America’s most famous battles. Tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated by approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and visit the museum. Afterward, continue your scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains, arriving in Buffalo Bill’s Cody, with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.
Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village – Cody

Day 6 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
This morning, visit the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, a fine museum of historic weapons and Western art. Then, continue through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest. Enjoy several photo stops along the way to your hotel, including world-famous Old Faithful Geyser.
Breakfast & Dinner
2-Nights Canyon Lodge – Yellowstone National Park

Day 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of the Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls—almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk through steaming limestone terraces.
Breakfast

Day 8 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON
Journey south into breathtaking GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. Visit beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore. Enjoy a freshly made HUCKLEBERRY SHAKE while enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Continue to the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse-drawn covered wagon into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the BAR T-5 CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT and Wild West show. Feast on slow-cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.
Breakfast & Dinner
2-Nights Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside

Day 9 JACKSON
Spend a full free day to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks and enjoy a drink at one of the swinging-door saloons.
Breakfast

Day 10 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY
Today’s journey continues alongside some of Wyoming’s most beautiful mountain ranges into Utah, home to five national parks. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Brigham Young in 1847. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city and its historic monuments. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City

Day 11 SALT LAKE CITY
Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules.
Breakfast

Price of $3536.00 is per person based on 2 people sharing a room and includes round-trip airfare, round-trip airport transfers, breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City, hotel baggage handling and an expert tour director. 

Deposit of $250.00 per person due at time of booking
Final balance is due July 16, 2019

Not Included:
-Travel Protection is additional and strongly recommended ($194.00)
-Airline checked luggage fees ($30.00 each way)
-Tour director gratuities ($120.00)

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