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America's Canyonlands with Insight Vacations and Platinum Travel

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America's Canyonlands with Insight Vacations and Platinum Travel

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Enchanting Canyonlands (Summer 2015)

United States • 7 days

May 2015- October 2015
January 2016
March 2016

Prices from €1553

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Enchanting Canyonlands (Summer 2015)

Highlights

 

Grand Canyon: Join a local expert for an informative presentation and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls.


Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.


Monument Valley: Join a local guide in a special vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies.


Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by private shuttle which includes live commentary.


Sedona: Visit one of the most scenic cities in the Southwest.


Grand Canyon: Enjoy outstanding views.


Cameron: Stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post featuring a collection of Native American arts and crafts.


Glen Canyon: Stop at the dam and learn about the Colorado River Storage Project.


Bryce Canyon National Park: Explore the rugged beauty of the National Park with a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the unusual rock spires known as hoodoos.


Scenic Drives: Oak Creek Canyon. Take the Desert View Drive along the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Journey through the Painted Desert and Navajo Indian Reservation.


Grand Canyon: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at the Thunderbird Room while taking in views of the South Rim.


Bryce Canyon: Toast to the finale of your tour at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.


Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal (WD), 6 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 1 three-course table d'hote dinner (D)


Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park or Grand Canyon: Stay in rustic charming lodges, located right inside the National Parks.


Lake Powell: We guarantee lake-view rooms with picture-perfect vistas and breathtaking sunsets at no extra charge!


Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay than the Cosmopolitan. A modern, luxury, upscale, resort, overlooking the heart of the strip!


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


Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom

Enchanting Canyonlands (Summer 2015)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale

Welcome to Arizona! Your airport transfer takes you to your tour hotel in Scottsdale. Enjoy the superb facilities and grounds of this desert oasis. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a delightful evening with drinks and a light meal.

Welcome Dinner


Day 2 Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon

Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona. Browse the stores and galleries, or join a fun optional jeep excursion through the superb landscape. Enjoy one of Arizona's finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. Take time to experience the breathtaking vistas and sunset on the canyon walls. During your stay, join a local expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This evening, enjoy a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 3 Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell

The choice is yours this morning: wake up early and see the sun rise over the canyon. Alternatively, ask your Tour Director about optional flightseeing tours by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Later, move on to the Historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views. Take a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell and explore scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic, sheer, sandstone walls.

Full Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 Excursion to Monument Valley

Today, relax and enjoy the resort's facilities, or join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for a guided tour. The choice is yours; your Tour Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day.

Full Breakfast


Day 5 Bryce Canyon’s Stony Symphony

Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River before heading to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. There is time at leisure before checking in at the lodge. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner including drinks.

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner


Day 6 Zion to Las Vegas - from Nature to Neon

Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. A complete change of scenery awaits you in the afternoon when you arrive in Las Vegas; a collection of bright lights and shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. However, your hotel is a breath of fresh air - modern and luxurious.

Full Breakfast


Day 7 Depart Las Vegas

Your Enchanting Canyonlands adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport. Or, if you feel you would like to experience more of America's National Parks, this itinerary forms part of both the Great Western American Adventure and the America's Magnificent National Parks.

Full Breakfast

***Accommodation***
Insight Vacations have top class hand picked hotels in the best locations, in all their destinations.
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas

Please enquire now for full listing of accommodation included on this itinerary.

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.


There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

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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