17 DAYS/15 NIGHTS NATIONAL PARKS FEATURING MOUNT RUSHMORE

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17 DAYS/15 NIGHTS NATIONAL PARKS FEATURING MOUNT RUSHMORE, 2 NIGHTS IN YELLOWSTONE, GRAND CANYON, BRYCE & ZION CANYONS & 3 NIGHTS LAS VEGAS 2018

Departure Dates: Weekly Thursdays from 03 May June July August, 27 Sept 2018

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 
Denver, Keystone, Rapid City, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer’s Battlefield Little Bighorn, Cody Yellowstone Nat Park, Old Faithful, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Page, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIRFARES WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND OR UNITED AIRLINES. PREMIUM ECONOMY FROM $A1500 or BUSINESS CLASS FROM $A4000)

  • 15 nights hotel with private facilities, 5 Continental Breakfasts
  • Denver (2) Keystone (1) Deadwood (1) Yellowstone (2) Jackson (2) Salt Lake
  • City (1) Bryce Canyon (1) Page (1) (Grand Canyon (1)  Las Vegas (3)
  • Full schedule of sightseeing as shown in UPPERCASE. (there are other optional tours that can be purchased from your tour guide)
  • Touring by deluxe motorcoach.
  • All transfers mentioned the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to sightseeing venues shown in itinerary.
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Travel Pack ( including maps and Travel Bag)
  • Services of a professional escort Denver to Las Vegas

2018 FARES: FROM SYDNEY/ BRISBANE/ MELBOURNE (2018 FARES ADD $A200 twin)

Per Person $AUD:

Month                 May         June          July/Aug           Sept/Oct       

Twin:               $5995        $6395         $6395              $5995        

Triple:              $5795        $6195         $6195              $5395      

Single:            $7395        $7795         $7795               $7395      

(Add $300 ex Hobart/ Adelaide - Add $600 ex Perth)

Please note - Fares include Airport Taxes.

ALL OF THE ABOVE BASED $AUD1 = $US0.75 or more

Early Bird Savings and Discounts:

Deposit $2000 120 days prior to departure -      Save     $300

Seniors/ Probus Members                                    Save     $100

ITINERARY

THURSDAY:      HOME PORT - LOS ANGELES - DENVER
Depart Home Port by Air for Los Angeles.
Cross the International Dateline.
Arrive Los Angeles - Transfer to your flight to Denver.
Transfer from the Denver Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to hotel for a two night stay.   HAMPTON INN DOWNTOWN.  Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 pm

FRIDAY:     DENVER
Day free to rest up after your flight from Australia.
Welcome to Denver, the "Mile High City," capital of Colorado, and gateway to the Rocky Mountains. An attractive city with broad streets, a tree-lined pedestrian mall leads to the gold-domed State Capitol and Larimer Square in the city's historic heart. Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

SATURDAY:      DENVER - CHEYENNE - BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA - KEYSTONE.
Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne. See the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and continue to Custer. Then, see the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. (CB)

SUNDAY:        KEYSTONE - MOUNT RUSHMORE - DEADWOOD.
Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite face of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Afterward, visit TATANKA: The Story of the Bison, and experience the richness of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight here, and discover Deadwood's Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

MONDAY:         DEADWOOD - CODY.
This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill's frontier town of Cody. (CB)

TUESDAY:         CODY - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with views of Yellowstone Canyon and the Lower Falls. See the bubbling geyser basins and the consistent "blow" of Old Faithful, Yellowstone's most famous geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.

Note: Departures travelling to Yellowstone National Park in April/May and September/October will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are subject to favourable weather, gate access, and road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, routing may be adjusted accordingly.

WEDNESDAY:      YELLOWSTONE - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK - JACKSON.
Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America's last preserves of wild solitude. Its 4,197-meters (13770 feet) high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

THURSDAY:       JACKSON.
Time to relax in Jackson, or how about joining a scenic trip down the Snake River? Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard Creek and travels past the nesting areas of both bald eagles and ospreys. Later, the afternoon is free in Jackson to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. This evening, maybe stroll along the old-time boardwalks downtown and enjoy supper at one of the swing-door saloons. (CB)

FRIDAY:      JACKSON - SALT LAKE CITY.
Today, leave Jackson and drive to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, "This is the place." An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the adjacent tabernacle, and the Beehive House. (CB)

SATURDAY:         SALT LAKE CITY - BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK.
Journey through sagebrush landscape to BRYCE NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth's most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called "hoodoos."

SUNDAY:          BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK - ZION NATIONAL PARK-PAGE.
First stop today is ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. Then, head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell, originally built to house workers during the construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of 186-mile-long Lake Powell.

MONDAY:       PAGE - PAINTED DESERT - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.
Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and head through Kaibab National Forest before arriving at the GRAND CANYON in the early afternoon.

TUESDAY:       GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - LAS VEGAS.
For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon, with incomparable views of flamecolored walls plunging 1,463 meters(4,800 feet) into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, we pass through Williams on famous Route 66, and then the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns. Arrive in Las Vegas-a neon desert oasis packed with spectacular hotels and casinos. HARRAH'S HOTEL LAS VEGAS       3 nights

WEDNESDAY:     LAS VEGAS.
At leisure in Las Vegas, simply relax or tour the famous "Strip"

THURSDAY:     LAS VEGAS
At leisure in Las Vegas, simply relax or tour the famous "Strip".

FRIDAY:      LAS VEGAS - LOS ANGELES - HOME
Today is the last day of our tour as we travel on an afternoon flight to Los Angeles airport for travel back to Australia. Late evening departure by air for Home Port.

SATURDAY:  DATELINE.
Cross the International Dateline

SUNDAY:      HOME PORT.
Arrive Home Port.

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS TO THIS TOUR:

Extra nights in LAS VEGAS from $A75 per person - Sat & Sun may be more. ($A99pp)

Nights in Anaheim/Disneyland area from $A95 per person (breakfast included) + additional airfares + transfers if required.                                                                             

Nights in Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Orlando (Disneyworld) or New York from $A75 per person + additional airfares + transfers if required.(New York from $A120)

ADD San Francisco & Yosemite National Park - 3 nights + tours from $A600 twin per person.

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