Duration: 11 Days
You won’t need to summon Mr. Sandman on this tour through the American West. This national parks holiday is what dreams are made of. With overnight stays in the West’s legendary lodges, you’ll saw logs within the forested wonder of the nation’s most alluring landscapes. Enjoy two nights within the timber and stone beauty of the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park, two nights under the roofs of the cozy lodges of Yellowstone National Park, and two nights swathed in the rugged elegance of Jackson Lake Lodge. Additional dream sights through South Dakota and Wyoming include Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Grand Teton National Park. After visiting the Old West towns of Deadwood and Cody – and spotting the buffalo, moose, elk, and other area locals – you’ll have no reason to count sheep on this classic lodges and national parks tour.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Rapid City! At 6 pm, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
RAPID CITY Orientation tour.
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park.
CUSTER STATE PARK Spend two nights at the historic State Game Lodge, once serving as the "Summer White House" for President Calvin Coolidge. [LF] Buffalo Safari with a local expert and Chuckwagon Cookout. (B,D)
HOT SPRINGS Guided visit to the [LF] Mammoth Site and Museum where scientists are excavating remains of mammoths from more than 26,000 years ago.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Visit the monument and museum, built in honour of the fearless Sioux Chief whose renown is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
CUSTER STATE PARK Free time this evening. (B,D)
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL Visit the memorial, featuring monumental likenesses of four U.S. Presidents.
DEADWOOD Tour with Local Guide includes historic Main Street and Mount Moriah Cemetery. Scenic drive to Spearfish Canyon.
SPEARFISH CANYON Free time this evening. (B,D)
SPEARFISH CANYON Scenic drive through the Black Hills into Wyoming.
U-CROSS [LF] Western Ranch lunch. Free time this afternoon at the guest ranch before a scenic drive continues across the Bighorn Mountains through Shell Creek Canyon to Cody.
CODY Free time this evening. (B,L)
CODY Visit the Buffalo Bill Centre of The West before driving to Yellowstone National Park.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park. Free time this evening. (B)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes stops at Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots, and more. (B,D)
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in the park. Free time this evening. Spend two nights at the exclusive Jackson Lake Lodge inside the park. This full service eco-hotel is listed as a National Historic Landmark due to its exceptional national importance in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, conservation, and recreation (B)
JACKSON Guided sightseeing and free time this afternoon.
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jackson with a visit and lunch at the National Wildlife Museum of Art. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with My Account. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Idaho into Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)