Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota
8 Nights From €2300 (Per Person)
Accommodation Standard 4 / 5 Star
May 2015 - October 2015
Prices from €2300
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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.
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
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Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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