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American National Parks Trail

Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota

American National Parks Trail

8 Nights From €2300 (Per Person)

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Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota

American Parks Trail (Summer 2015)

United States • 9 days

Accommodation Standard 4 / 5 Star

May 2015 - October 2015

Prices from €2300

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American Parks Trail (Summer 2015)

Highlights

Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs, and steaming fumaroles in the world. Join a local expert for an informative walk through these natural wonders.


Cody: Explore the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, known for its excellent Western art collection, firearms and natural history.


Custer State Park: Relive Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and learn all about Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and the history of the Indian Wars.


Deadwood: Historical Wild West figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane called Deadwood home. Learn about the Gold Rush and the town's notable residents aboard Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour including an audience with Chief Bald Eagle and other Lakota people who share their stories.


Salt Lake City: View Temple Square.


Jackson: Stroll the boardwalks and duck under the iconic antler arches in this classic western town.


Grand Teton National Park: Enjoy views at Jenny Lake.


Yellowstone National Park: See Old Faithful and the many other natural wonders.


Black Hills: Witness the enormous Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.


Scenic Drives: Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park.


Grand Tetons: Stay right inside the National Park at the desirable Jackson Lake Lodge. One of the largest of all the eco-friendly resorts, with breathtaking views.


ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land


The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.


We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries


Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region


We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel


Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

American Parks Trail (Summer 2015)

Day 1 Arrive Salt Lake City

Welcome to Salt Lake City, capital and the most populous city in the State of Utah! On arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport, board your transfer to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Jackson and Grand Teton National Park

This morning, join an orientation tour of Salt Lake City seeing the famous Temple Square. Then travel north across the Oregon Trail to visit historic Jackson, where arches of elk antlers adorn the central square. Later, continue to your lakeside lodge overlooking Jackson Lake and the stunning peaks and glaciers of Grand Teton National Park.

Full Breakfast


Day 3 Nature on the Boil at Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 ft (2,000 metres) of the valley floor. Stop to admire some of the incredible views at Jenny Lake. Then enter Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park and known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. You are joined by a local expert for an informative stroll through Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin.

Full Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 Geysers and Colourful Mudpots at Yellowstone

After breakfast, walk among the geysers and watch them erupt. There is plenty of time to see the colourful bubbling mudpots and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120 ft (37 metres) in the air. View free-roaming deer, elk and bear in their natural habitat. Then experience the roar of the Lower Yellowstone Falls as they thunder down the steep canyon walls.

Full Breakfast


Day 5 Buffalo Bill, Billings and Bills of Fare

Depart Yellowstone National Park and travel through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to reach the Wild West town of Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, built in honour of one of America's great Western legends. Head onward to the old cattle town of Billings, Montana. For your dining pleasure this evening, there are a selection of restaurants to choose from.

Full Breakfast, Dine-Around


Day 6 Custer's Last Stand and the Wild, Wild West

Relive Custer's Last Stand, learn all about Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and the history of the Indian Wars at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Keep a lookout for pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town. With a local expert, hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous during the gold rush of the 1870s. Also enjoy an audience with Chief Bald Eagle who shares a live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife. Look out for buffalo, deer and elk, or stroll through the pristine pine forest. After dinner, relax on the porch and take in the surrounding serenity.

Full Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 The Mountain Monuments of the Black Hills of South Dakota

Today, view the Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all American Indians. Move on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. Perhaps get up close and personal with herds of buffalo on an optional jeep safari, followed by an authentic chuckwagon cookout at a secluded canyon.

Full Breakfast


Day 8 Live like a King at Estes Park

Leave South Dakota to travel across the grasslands and high plains of Wyoming. This area witnessed the sweeping saga of America's western expansion during the 19th Century. Once over the Colorado border, head for your hotel in the shadow of Rocky Mountain National Park. Boasting spectacular views in every direction, your neoclassical heritage hotel is most famous for being the inspiration for the fictional ‘Overlook Hotel' in Stephen King's novel ‘The Shining'. In the evening, tantalize your taste buds and toast the culmination of a fantastic adventure at a Celebration Dinner.

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner


Day 9 The Rocky Mountains National Park - Denver

Travel south and climb high into breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park, across the Continental Divide and over Trail Ridge Road to follow the beginnings of the great Colorado River (weather permitting). Your tour ends on arrival in Denver, with a transfer to Denver International Airport. Please do not schedule any flights before 3.00 pm.

Full Breakfast

The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !

If you would like to know more about what accommodation is included in this trip call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected], send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Insight Vacations one of the world’s finest escorted touring company’s, who offer a vast range of tours throughout the USA.

There is no more inspirational way to explore and discover the jewels of North America. Insight can take you to the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, through vibrant landscape of New England’s spectacular foliage, through the majesty of the National Parks, and to vibrant cities like New Orleans and New York.

Whichever legendary route you choose, simply relax and enjoy outstanding quality and unmatched comfort and service, knowing that Insight will take care of everything from start to end.

Included Value

With our escorted tours, you can be assured there is so much included in the price

  • private tours and exclusive sightseeing
  • special excursions,
  • authentic and engaging experiences, such as a Creole and Cajun cooking class in New Orleans, and Legendary Routes like Route 66.

These high value included excursions and experiences often worth hundreds of euro on each tour, will ensure you experience the real magic of each destination.

There is free time at every stop to ensure you have the freedom to see the sights your way, in your own time.

As a full service travel agent we have access to negotiated wholesale rates with airlines worldwide and these rates are not generally on the internet.

We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.

Many of our airline fares are refundable whereas internet fares are generally non-refundable.


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For more information Please call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected]or click button below and complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!



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