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Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton
  • Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton

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    Rapid City-Cody-Yellowstone National Park-Jackson-Salt Lake City 

    8 daysMonday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday departure from Rapid City 2018. 

    Price: from $1549 (Land only)  

    Included: Hotel taxes, fees & service charges

    Hotel porterage. All transfers

    11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

    Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

    Services of local guides

    Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

    Entrance fees per itinerary

    Crazy Horse Memorial, started over 50 years ago and still incompleteSpecial Features

    • Mount Rushmore, the largest statue-monument in the world
    • Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States and the World
    • Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
    • Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square

    Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. 


      DAY 1, Monday - Arrive in Rapid City

      Arrive in Rapid City and transfer to your hotel. Gateway to South Dakota’s Black Hills and iconic Mount Rushmore, this city’s downtown displays life-size bronze sculptures of past U.S. presidents. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the adventure filled tour that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier

      Overnight: Rapid City

      DAY 2, Tuesday - Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore

      Morning visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial, started over 50 years ago by Chief Henry Standing Bear who invited sculptors to carve a mountain honoring the heritage, tradition and culture of North American Indians. Today, this tribute is still incomplete. Then, on to the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue- monument in the world. The faces of four American presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln - are carved into the granite mountainside high above the treetops of the Black Hills. The carving took 14 years to complete and serves today as a priceless shrine of democracy. After lunch on your own, return to Rapid City. Tonight, a Welcome Dinner celebrates your arrival. Afterwards, an optional night tour to the Mount Rushmore monument where you will watch a light show ceremony and hear an inspiring performance of the National Anthem.

      Optional: Mount Rushmore at Night

      Overnight: Rapid City

      Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

      DAY 3, Wednesday - Drive to Cody

      Morning departure to Sheridan, Wyoming set halfway between Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, with its dramatic vistas of the striking Big Horn mountains. The town’s authentic Main Street is lined with historic buildings, offering Old West appeal in a modern setting. After lunch, continue to Cody for a afternoon arrival. Evening at leisure to enjoy Cody on your own

      Overnight: Cody

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 4, Thursday - Arrive in Yellowstone, Hayden Valley

      An extraordinary experience as you enter spectacular Yellowstone National Park, a breathtaking natural wonderland established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States. Yellowstone is home to countless hot springs and two-thirds of all of the geysers in the world, highlighted by its awe-inspiring rock formations and the famed geyser, "Old Faithful". Upon arrival, cross over the Yellowstone River into the Lower Loop. Continue towards the Hayden Valley to see it's incredible thermal features. See the Mud Volcano, with its rhythmic belching of steam and flashing tongue of water. The caldron exploded onto the landscape in 1948, blowing trees out by their roots and covering the surrounding forest with mud. All the while, be on the lookout for bison, bears, elk and eagles in this sweeping glacial valley

      Overnight: Yellowstone National Park

      Meals: Breakfast


      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Yellowstone, Old Faithful

      Begin the day in Yellowstone with a visit the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its turbulent River - 24 miles of twisting, sheer rock cliffs carved 1200 feet deep. Then on to Mammoth Hot Springs, a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine, created thousands of years ago. Continue to the Lower Geyser Basin to Fountain Paint Pots along the Firehole River. After on to the highlight of the day - legendary "Old Faithful". The thrilling eruptions shoot up into the air approximately every 90 minutes as high as 184 feet. Enjoy free time on the site to hike, have dinner at your leisure and see the eruption one more time. En route to your hotel, cross the Continental Divide - here, water flows on one side to the Gulf of Mexico, and the other side flows to the Pacific Ocean Overnight: Yellowstone National Park

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 6, Saturday - Grand Teton National Park

      Depart Yellowstone for magnificent Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests rich with wildlife*. Multiple photo stops on your way to Colter Bay where you stop at the visitor center. Continue for lunch before visiting the Chapel of the Transfiguration, built in 1925 at the south entrance of Grand Teton National Park. Depart for Jackson. Here, there's time to shop in the town's many stores for genuine cowboy gear. Tonight, try one of the homey restaurants with local country cooking. Be sure to stop at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, with its awesome Wild West displays, known worldwide for its lively western dancing

      Overnight: Jackson

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 7, Sunday - Salt Lake City

      Today, leave rugged Wyoming for Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, tour historic Temple Square; the centerpiece of this beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake is the six-spired Salt Lake Temple. Also located on the Square is the domed Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. At this evening's Farewell Dinner, share wonderful memories of your western adventure with your new-found friends Overnight: Salt Lake City

      Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

      DAY 8, Monday - Return Home

      Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

      Meals: Breakfast

      National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.


      *Please note that due to local event