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Exploring America's Great Parks

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.2 Based on 10 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing National Parks
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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Las Vegas
 Trip Finishes
Las Vegas
15 Day Exploring America's Great Parks Itinerary (Globus)
Countries Explored: USA
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Overview

Read 10 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 15 Day Exploring America's Great Parks. Fetch a pail of wonder on this ultimate bucket list holiday to six western states and the country’s most popular parks, memorials, and monuments. Grand Canyon. Grand Teton. Yellowstone. Mt. Rushmore. Arches. Bryce Canyon. Zion.

Get ready to cross them all off your list as you cross through the spectacular scenery of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming on this essential national parks holiday. In between the canyons, peaks,...read more arches, and geysers, you’ll be equally wowed by waterfalls and wine tastings, forests and 4-wheel drive tours, famous Indian battlefields and even a buffalo safari.

VIP experiences go beyond the presidential sculptures of the Black Hills to a two-night stay at the historic Game Lodge at Custer State Park, which served as the “Summer White House” to president Calvin Coolidge. This national parks tour also includes visits to the capital cities of Denver and Salt Lake City – and the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas.

Itinerary

Welcome to Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Orientation drive of the rim area and village. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B/D)

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Free time this morning.

MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK: 4-wheel-drive backcountry tour with a Navajo Guide. Navajo backcountry cookout under the stars this evening. Your overnight lodging is located in the heart of Monument Valley, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (B/D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in the Grand Canyon with a helicopter flightseeing tour. This option is available for purchase with My Account. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK: Scenic drive to Arches National Park and Moab.

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK: Scenic drive through the park with stops for photos.

MOAB: Free time this evening. (B)

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT: Scenic drive through the park and free time at the Visitor Centre followed by a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains en route to Denver.

DENVER: Free time this evening. (B)

DENVER: Scenic drive through Wyoming en route to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

CUSTER STATE PARK: Free time this afternoon. Spend two nights at the historic State Game Lodge, once serving as the "Summer White House" for President Calvin Coolidge. (B/D)

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL: Visit the memorial, featuring monumental likenesses of four U.S. Presidents.

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL: Visit the memorial and museum, built in honour of the fearless Sioux Chief whose renown is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

CUSTER STATE PARK: Buffalo safari with a local expert before a backcountry chuckwagon cookout with Western entertainment. (B/D)

DEADWOOD: Tour historic Main Street with Local Guide and hear stories of legendary characters that contributed to the town's history, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Scenic drive through the Black Hills to Sheridan, located at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.

SHERIDAN: Free time this evening. (B)

SHERIDAN: Scenic drive over the Bighorn Mountains to Yellowstone National Park.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Free time this evening. (B)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Scenic drive through the park includes Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Paint Pots, and more. (B/D)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Scenic drive en route to Grand Teton National Park.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK: Scenic drive to visit Jackson Lake.

JACKSON: Free time this evening. (B)

SALT LAKE CITY: Orientation tour before free time this evening. (B)

SALT LAKE CITY: Scenic drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Guided sightseeing includes Sunset and Bryce Points. Free time this evening. (B)

BRYCE: Scenic drive past colourful sandstone walls descending a half-mile into Zion Canyon.

ZION NATIONAL PARK: Free time to hike, visit scenic viewpoints, or enjoy lunch at Zion Lodge.

LAS VEGAS: Farewell dinner this evening. (B/D)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners

  • Las Vegas Treasure Island (Superior First-Class)
  • Grand Canyon Yavapai Lodge East - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge (National Park)
  • Monument Valley Goulding's Lodge (National Park)
  • Moab Hyatt Place Moab (Moderate First-Class)
  • Denver Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown (Moderate First-Class)
  • Custer State Park State Game Lodge at Custer State Park (First-Class)
  • Sheridan Best Western Sheridan Center (Moderate First-Class)
  • Yellowstone National Park Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Yellowstone National Park (National Park)
  • Yellowstone National Park Canyon Lodge - Yellowstone National Park (National Park)
  • Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful Inn - Yellowstone National Park (National Park)
  • Yellowstone National Park Grant Village - Yellowstone National Park (National Park)
  • Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful Snow Lodge - Yellowstone National Park (National Park)
  • Jackson Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside (First-Class)
  • Salt Lake City Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City (First-Class)
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand (First-Class)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Sightseeing & VIP Access

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Expert Local Guides
Expert Local Guides

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Culture Through Cuisine
Culture Through Cuisine

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Superior Hotels

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Local Favourites
Local Favourites

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Trip Reviews (10) View All Most Recent 'Exploring America's Great Parks' Reviews

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More than expected. 0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
I experienced 15 days of exploring some of America's great NPs. Globus made my dream to come true with a tour that was organised very well. We stayed in good accommodations. The dinner cookout in NP was one of my favourites on tour and the Buffalo tour was very exciting. Thanks to Louise, our driver who was very responsible and made it all safe for ...read more all of us on the long journey. And to Daniel, our Tour Director who worked very hard and was very enthusiastic. I was very satisfied with his behavior and attitude to everyone during the guiding of our tour. Highly recommend travelling with Globus.
Marvellous tour through the spectacular National Parks of America's west   7 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2019
Our 15-day Globus coach tour ‘Exploring America's Great Parks’ was a wonderful experience. It was a fast-paced tour covering 3,000 miles in 2 weeks, so we were 'on the go' the whole time. But that was the only way we could have visited as many national parks as we did in the time and see so much spectacular and varied scenery. It's impossible to pick ...read more a favourite national park from the trip - they are all so different and all so awesome in their own way.

We had no complaints about any part of the tour: Globus' organisation of the tour was spot on; the Tour Director and Coach driver were both fantastic; the other passengers (mainly American) were all friendly and easy to get on with; the coach was excellent; the accommodation and meals were also very good. This was our third Globus coach tour in the USA, and all have been excellent, so we'd highly recommend Globus as a tour company.
Sensational trip to America's Great Parks   6 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2018
The trip was sensational. We experienced warm days with blue skies and cool snowy days in Yellowstone. Seeing the park draped in snow was amazing. Our tour director Andrew and our driver Courtney were exceptional. The arrangements by Global Journeys and Globus were seamless.
Globus Tour Through America's National Park Landscapes 4 , WA, Australia, Sep 2018
The very fast paced coach tour throughout the National Parks of America was an interesting tour. All of the National Parks we entered were in deed wonderful but there really wasn't much time to do any long walks and we often found that we were hurrying back to the coach to continue the journey. The hotel accommodation was excellent and all of the ...read more rooms were spacious and comfortable. Although we were aware of the travel distances I don't think we were ready for the very early morning departures throughout the tour and the days of sitting on a coach getting from one place to the next destination at the end of the day. There were a lot of meal inclusions in this tour, which was nice and only one optional extra tour which was the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. This is a must do extra for any traveller.

Booking through Global Journeys was indeed very easy and Georgie Walpole, as usual, managed all of our enquiries promptly and efficiently. This was the 5th trip I had organised through Global Journeys and would have no hesitation in recommending the company to any traveller.
Wonderful trip 3 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2018
Thank you Global Journeys for making my holiday easy and enjoyable. It was my first tour with Globus and I cannot rate it high enough. Tour was fantastic, accommodation was good, tour director brilliant. Overall I was very impressed.

It was my first booking with Global Journeys and definitely will be booking again. Jemma was fantastic in organising ...read more and explaining everything to us. I thought the booking process was so easy and being able to login in and view anything of my booking was fantastic. Will be in touch with Global Journeys to book my new trip.
Excellent Visual Tour   6 , NSW, Australia, May 2018
This was a fast paced travel through the best parks the US has to offer. This was our 10th tour with this company, our first with Globus, having said that we feel this was only equivalent to a Cosmos standard of tour, particularly because of the standard of accommodation and the location of many hotels. The Archway Inn in Moab was particularly rundown, ...read more dark and below even Cosmos standard, we had breakfast on paper plates! The sheets on the bed looked used and were torn. The location of this and 2 other hotels requires shuttle to get into town to eating establishments. We had expected to be accommodated in central location when available e.g. Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole and Archway Inn Moab. Maswik North Lodge at the Grand Canyon took a 45min shuttle to dinner and breakfast.

Global Journeys did inform us that all hotels may not be up to Globus standard and this was the case, expected in the national parks but not okay for towns with better accommodation available - Moab and Jackson Hole. Itinerary - needs at least an extra night in Denver and Salt Lake City - free days to explore.
Having listed the above improvements, generally the scenery was excellent, the accommodation was the only blot on an otherwise most enjoyable tour.
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