May 2017 - Oct 2017

15 Day Scenic Parks Explorer

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Las Vegas and finishing in Las Vegas

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Read 14 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 15 Day Scenic Parks Explorer. The ultimate national park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos...read more


Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Duration: 15 Days
From: Las Vegas to Las Vegas
Tour Code: DSPA
Visits: USA
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Day By Day


Arrive Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas – Zion And Bryce Canyon National Parks

Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. (FB/D) Stay: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young's former home, followed by dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location. (FB) Stay: Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore. (FB/L) Stay: The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Jackson – Grand Teton And Yellowstone National Parks (2 Nights)

Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents. (FB/D) Stay: National Park Lodges

Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing And Free Time

Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars. (FB)

Yellowstone – Cody – Billings

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality. (FB/BMGD) Stay: Crowne Plaza Billings

Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City (2 Nights)

Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. (FB) Stay: The Rushmore

Black Hills Excursion

Discover the natural and man-made wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Lakota people. Then, visit Mount Rushmore and gaze in awe at this towering tribute. This afternoon, return to Rapid City before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his tribe's history through dance and song. (FB/D)

Rapid City – Denver

Cross some of the West's most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. After getting settled in at your hotel, enjoy the evening to relax. (FB) Stay: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Then it's on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area's rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours-perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you're in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with an included dinner. (FB) Stay: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

Canyonlands And Arches National Parks Excursion

Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-coloured stone. Enjoy the evening on your own. (FB)

Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel. (FB/RM) Stay: Goulding's Lodge

Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views along scenic Desert View Drive just hint at the most spectacular of all vistas-the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB/FD) Stay: National Park Lodges

Grand Canyon – Depart Las Vegas

If you would like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky this morning. Hit the road again, stopping in Seligman and Kingman. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Enjoy Insider moments like getting a glimpse of the Old West as you are treated to a good ol' fashioned stick-up before a cowboy dinner. You'll be entertained around the campfire by the songs and historical tales of cowboy poet, Happy Pappy.This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.
  • Be My Guest Experience true Western hospitality in Montana
  • Local Specialist In Yellowstone National Park and at the Grand Canyon for included sightseeing
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive
  • Orientation of Salt Lake City
  • See Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley and Las Vegas

Included Dining

  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • 1 lunch

Touring Inclusions

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted. Stay in dazzling 4- and 5-star hotels whenever it complements the experience. Every one of our hotels is selected for its quality, character and setting
  • Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. Sometimes, you'll voyage by rail, water or smaller coaches, when the destination calls for it. All trips include free airport transfers on the start and end day
  • Must-do sightseeing, with audio headsets where appropriate
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Bypass the crowds and enjoy queue-free VIP entry at iconic landmarks
  • An expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

Special Departures

  • Enjoy the unforgettable sight of stunning "Fall Foliage" during our September 3 - October 3 departures (as determined by Mother Nature)

Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Discoveries
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 51 (Avg. 42)
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
* Source: Trafalgar for trips in USA. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (14)

Carole & Kevin Tait's Holiday

Trip Date: 21/08/2016

“Parks and Planes”

Generally pretty good trip, except for LA Airport and Las Vegas Airport. We visited some fantastic places, our favourites were Bryce Canyon, and the Arches National Parks. Although a very demanding trip the breakfasts were all good, except we did get a bit sick of the 'scrambled eggs'. The other food was not quite what we would eat at home, and some places just seemed to pile the food on the plate (too much for us). Most of the accommodation was excellent, however we did not like Denver City itself as we were approached twice by 'beggars' in the street.

We would have liked a bit more time to relax after arriving at our hotels and going to dinner. We were very disappointed that we did not get to explore the Cliffs Dwellings at all, as was on the itinerary, only looking across at them. Trafalgar knew that access to the Spruce House had been closed since Nov 2015, and no alternative was sourced. Also, on the following day at Monument Valley we only got to have dinner with the American Indians at 6.15 P.M. and no tour the next morning. Both these items missed were one of the main reasons for booking the trip. We also felt that 50 people on the coach was too many, as it took at least 5 min to get off at each stop, and often we were there for only 10-15min.

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Trip Date: 29/09/2015

“Great trip with amazing scenery”

Great trip with amazing scenery. Only downside the bus coach too crowded with 52 passengers and only one exit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the communication with Global Journeys was excellent. Thanks Hannah.

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Trip Date: 03/09/2015

“Scenery was superb”

The scenery was superb. The tour staff were very good and highly professional. The accommodation was first class ... except for Yellowstone. Yellowstone was pathetic. No internet connection, no complimentary bottles of water, no safe for storage of valuables. We could have coped with all that if it had not been for the chaos at breakfast. We had to line up and wait for 15 minutes (some others waited longer).

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Trip Date: 16/08/2015

“Very impressed”

We were very impressed with our Trafalgar Scenic Parks Tour. However our experience of transport from airport to Tropicana Hotel Vegas and return to airport left a lot to be desired. As our flight arrived at 11.55pm on Saturday 15 August and our Tour was commencing at 6.00pm Sunday 16 August we were unable to receive complimentary transfer to the hotel. After clearing Customs it was 1.00am Sunday 16 August. We had prepurchased taxi vouchers through Trafalgar at a cost of $32 per person each way. Our taxi driver was going to refuse to take us as the vouchers had expired. We eventually talked him around. We thought $64 for a transfer to hotel was exorbitant as the taxi meter showed $12.80. The return transfer also cost us $64.00 for a $12.80 trip. This was an unpleasant start to our trip. Fortunately the trip itself was a wonderful experience. We would be pleased to travel Trafalgar in the future however we would think twice before arranging airport transfers through them. We wouldn't recommend dinner with the Mormons in Salt Lake City as an optional excursion in the future. We felt it was a money making recruitment drive by the Mormons.

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May 2017 - Oct 2017

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