The Classic Lodges & Parks Of The West

Day 1 - Arrive in Rapid City. Welcome to Rapid City, gateway to the Black Hills. At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - Rapid City - Badlands National Park - Custer State Park. After breakfast, enjoy an orientation tour of Rapid City, then visit BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Afterward, there's time to explore Wall Drug, known for its quirky roadside signs and free water. Later this afternoon, travel into the backcountry and enjoy a [LF] BUFFALO SAFARI and CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: We overnight at the historic State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. This gracious stone and wood lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lodge served as the "Summer White House" for President Calvin Coolidge and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

NOTE:
The June 1 departure will spend the evening of Day 2 in Spearfish and the evenings of Days 3 & 4 in Custer State Park. The itinerary will be slightly altered, but no included activities will be missed
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Day 3 - Custer State Park. This morning, we travel to Hot Springs to visit the world's largest [LF] MAMMOTH SITE, where scientists are currently excavating remains of mammoths that were trapped and died in the pond more than 26,000 years ago. After a short tour, you'll have time to stroll the sidewalks of the dig area and see the paleontology laboratory. Next, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn. The remainder of the day is yours to relax in Custer State Park. Perhaps try some fly-fishing, mountain biking, or take a nature walk. (B,D)
Day 4 - Custer State Park - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood - Spearfish Canyon. Today, visit one of the world's largest stone monuments: MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL. At Mount Rushmore, the solid granite faces of four presidents loom more than a thousand feet overhead. We then continue on a guided tour of the Old West town of DEADWOOD, where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are laid to rest on Boot Hill. We spend the night deep in the heart of one of the most breathtakingly beautiful canyons in the world. The location for scenes from the movie Dances with Wolves, Spearfish Canyon Lodge sits nestled among lofty pines and spectacular cliffs. (B,D)
Day 5 - Spearfish Canyon - U-Cross Ranch - Cody. This morning, drive through scenic Spearfish Canyon and across the grassy plains of Wyoming. Enjoy lunch at an authentic [LF] WESTERN RANCH. Next, we cross the Bighorn Mountains via Shell Creek Canyon to Buffalo Bill's Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming. (B,L)
Day 6 - Cody - Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy a leisurely visit to the BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST, a fascinating tribute to frontier America. Later, depart for YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, America's first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy a 2-night stay inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

NOTE:
The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.
Day 7 - Yellowstone National Park. Today you will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its Upper and Lower Falls. Watch for herds of bison in Hayden Valley, and view many of Yellowstone's geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser. (B)
Day 8 - Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson. This morning, tour GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. The jagged Tetons form a perfect backdrop behind Jenny and Jackson Lakes. Next up: the Western town of Jackson. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. You may choose to see a shootout in Town Square, shop for souvenirs, or relax with a cold drink at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. (B)
Day 9 - Jackson. Today is at your leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take an optional float trip down the Snake River. (B)
Day 10 - Jackson - Salt Lake City. Follow the Snake River and lovely Star Valley en route to Utah. Wind along the shores of beautiful Bear Lake before climbing through the Wasatch Mountains and on to the Great Salt Lake Basin and Salt Lake City. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,D)
Day 11 - Salt Lake City. After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to newfound friends as your tour comes to an end with an included transfer to the Salt Lake City International Airport. (B)

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  Tour Name   The Classic Lodges & Parks Of The West
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    11 Days
  Start City:   Rapid City
  End City:   Salt Lake City
  Price From   USD $3,039.00   See in Cart
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2017-06-01 USD $3,189.00 See in Cart
2017-06-17 USD $3,189.00 See in Cart
2017-07-13 USD $3,189.00 See in Cart
2017-07-29 USD $3,189.00 See in Cart
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2017-09-16 USD $3,039.00 See in Cart
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    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $1,025 to $1,170

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $240 to $280

    Extra Nights per person in Rapid City:
    in single room $178; in twin room $102; in triple room $76

    Extra Nights per person in Salt Lake City:
    in single room $158; in twin room $95; in triple room $75
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • RAPID CITY
    Orientation
    BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
    Scenic drive
    CUSTER STATE PARK
    [LF] Buffalo safari & chuckwagon cookout
    HOT SPRINGS
    [LF] Mammoth site

    MOUNT RUSHMORE
    Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial
    DEADWOOD
    Sightseeing tour

    U-CROSS

    [LF] Enjoy lunch at a Western ranch
    CODY
    Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
    Stay two nights inside the park; sightseeing tours
    JACKSON
    Grand Teton National Park tour
    SALT LAKE CITY
    Farewell dinner
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City
  • Title
  • The Classic Lodges & Parks of the West
  • Transportation
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.
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