National Parks, Mount Rushmore and Little Big Horn

From £4,099
Duration 17 Days
Departures from May 2021 - Oct 2021
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From £4,099
Duration 17 Days
Departures from May 2021 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

On this thrilling holiday you'll explore the vast national parks, hear tales of the Wild West and visit the immense Grand Canyon.

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 15 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 18 included meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner including welcome dinner and drink & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Mount Rushmore
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Badlands National Park
  • Deadwood
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Navajo restaurant overlooking Monument Valley
  • Grand Canyon
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Zion National Park
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas

Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Denver

​Today we'll fly to Denver, Colorado.​

Day 2 Rapid City

​South Dakota's Black Hills are an impressive sight and Rapid City, where we'll head today, is nestled on the eastern foothills. En route we'll call at Cheyenne and Fort Laramie, where chief Red Cloud signed the treaty that gave much land to the Sioux. We will arrive in Fort Hays for a Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Show. The venue is located on the film set of the Oscar-winning 'Dances with Wolves', which starred Kevin Costner. ​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Mount Rushmore

​Mount Rushmore, with its famous granite sculptures of Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, is our destination today. We'll begin the day with breakfast overlooking the huge carvings, which are one of the definitive monuments of the United States. We'll also take in the Crazy Horse Memorial. Badlands National Park is a strange and beautiful landscape of deep gorges, saw-edged spires and grassy-topped buttes - an eerie world carved out by 35 million years of wind and water erosion. We will visit the park this afternoon.​

Meals included: B

Day 4 Deadwood

​Our journey today takes us through the Black Hills into 'Wild West' territory and the city of Deadwood, which was frequented many years ago by the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. We'll continue to Sheridan for an overnight stay​.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Little Bighorn Battlefield

​The historic battlefield site of Little Bighorn is where General Custer and the 7th Cavalry were outfought by Crazy Horse. You can see where the soldiers fell - markers were placed only days after the battle - and absorb all the events of that fateful day on our guided tour.​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Yellowstone National Park

​The world's oldest national park, Yellowstone is a wonderland of spouting geysers, terraced hot springs, boiling pools and bubbling mud pots. You may see the extraordinary Yellowstone Canyon with its waterfall twice the height of Niagara, the Fountain Paint Pots and, of course, 'Old Faithful', which erupts every 93 minutes, during our visit. The park is also a wildlife sanctuary, with wild bears, elk and herds of buffalo roaming freely.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Grand Teton National Park

​Grand Teton National Park is famed for its beautiful landscapes dominated by snow-capped peaks, serene lakes and mighty glaciers. Take in the vistas before travelling on to the lively town of Jackson.​

Meals included: B

Day 8 Salt Lake City

​We'll visit Logan Canyon and Bear Lake for an included picnic lunch. Bear Lake is a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border, known as the 'Caribbean of the Rockies' for its unique turquoise-blue colour.  We then continue to Salt Lake City.

Meals included: B,L

Day 9 Salt Lake City

​Named after the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City was founded by the Mormons. You'll have the day to explore or join our optional excursion to the lake. Once part of the prehistoric Lake Bonneville, today it covers 2,000 square miles and is saltier than the ocean.​

Meals included: B

Day 10 Arches National Park

​It's easy to see how Arches National Park was given its name. It's home to the world's greatest concentration of red sandstone arches - natural rock formations carved by the elements over millions of years. We'll discover this and more today.​

Meals included: B

Day 11 Mesa Verde National Park

​Mesa Verde National Park is an archaeological masterpiece famed for its cliff dwellings. Cliff Palace, the largest of these homes carved into the rock face, has more than 200 rooms, and we'll see it today.​

Meals included: B

Day 12 Monument Valley

Today we'll head to Monumnet Valley, instantly recognisable to film-goers as the setting for many movies thanks to its spectacular and unique rock formations. Enjoy lunch at this stunning location and take in the wonderful views whilst sampling some of the Navajo-style dishes on offer. An optional, narrated four-wheel drive tour will be available today.​

Meals included: B,L

Day 13 Grand Canyon

​Eroded over millions of years by the ebb and flow of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is surely one of the world's most intense and absorbing sights. From the South Rim, you'll be able to admire the most incredible and spectacular panoramas, and for a bird's-eye view, why not take an optional flight over the canyon – it's the only way to get a real feel for the immense scale of this astounding natural wonder. Stop just outside of the National Park and enjoy a Navajo Taco from the Native Grill supported by the Just You Cares project, before continuing to Kanab. You may recognise the scenery here, as the town and surrounding desert has often been used as a film set.​​

Meals included: B

Day 14 Bryce Canyon National Park

​Subtle colours, delicate spires of rock and vast natural amphitheatres are all signatures of the unique geology of Bryce Canyon National Park and we'll discover them today. Set below an ever-changing sky, the colours of the rocks seem to continuously change with the light.​

Meals included: B

Day 15 Zion National Park

​Today is a day of exploration of the sheer cliffs, deep chasms and rock formations of Zion National Park. In complete contrast to the sheer natural beauty of Zion are the bright lights of Las Vegas, which is where we'll head next. Why not join your Tour Manager for a tour of the city by night.

Meals included: B

Day 16 Las Vegas to UK

​Enjoy a morning at leisure before your late afternoon flight back to the UK.​

Meals included: B

Day 17 UK

​Arrive back in the UK.

Additional Information

​​Please note: At certain times of year it is possible that Yellowstone may experience snow, which may mean we need to use a different route.

 Altitude: During this tour you will travel to altitudes of over 10,500ft. This should not be a problem, although everyone should take it easy at first. If you suffer from heart or respiratory conditions or have any other concerns please consult your doctor.​
  1. Memorable Moment

    Listening as a local guide brings the story of the Battle of Little Bighorn to life is an incredibly moving experience.

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek is located in the exclusive Cherry Creek neighbourhood, close to amenities including shops, restaurants and museums.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, coffee/tea-maker, TV and hairdryer.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Rapid City is situated in South Dakota close to local attractions such as Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave and Custer State Park. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, indoor pool, two hot tubs and a breakfast buffet. Bedroom facilities include cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, refrigerator, telephone and private bathroom facilities.

Best Western Sheridan Center

The Best Western Sheridan Center is located in downtown Sheridan, at the base of the Bighorn Mountain Range.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, indoor swimming pool, spa and hot tub. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, coffee/tea-maker, hairdryer and iron.

The Cody

The Cody is located in the heart of the American West in Cody.

Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, TV and coffee/tea-maker.

Brandin' Iron Inn

The Brandin Iron Inn in West Yellowstone is the perfect base from which to discover the splendour of Yellowstone National Park. It is also close to a selection of restaurants and shops.

Hotel facilities include a hospitality room and lobby. Bedrooms have private facilities, coffee-maker, TV, air-conditioning, refrigerator and hairdryer.

Antler Inn

Situated 10 miles from Grand Teton National Park, The Antler Inn is located in the centre of Jackson. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, hot tub & sauna. Rooms are furnished with a coffee maker, TV, small fridge, work desk & free Wi-Fi.

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City.

Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, coffee-maker, iron, hairdryer and TV.

Baymont Inn & Suites Cortez

The Baymont Inn & Suites in Cortez is located in scenic Southwest Colorado, offering sweeping views of the Blue Mountains.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, coffee/tea-maker and refrigerator.

Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel

Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel is situated in Tusayan, within reach of the Grand Canyon.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kanab

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kanab is situated in the centre of Kanab.

Hotel facilities include a breakfast room and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Harrah's Las Vegas

Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip.

With a range of different restaurants to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a Steak house, to a Bar and Grill, and even an Oyster Bar. The hotel also has a Starbucks.

Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to unwind after exploring all day, the hotel bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here.

All hotel rooms are furnished with a mini-bar and a TV.

Other hotel facilities include: • Shops • Salon, located at the spa • Ben & Jerrys ice-cream parlour • Casino • Fitness centre with gym • Hotel bars
  1. Just You Cares

    When you book this holiday you're supporting the DineHozho project 'Native Grill' - a food truck run by a local Navajo family. DineHozho aims to further integrate Navajo culture by assisting indigenous-owned businesses in their development and connecting them to the tourist industry.

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