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Price Per person double occupancy
|September 29-October 7||$1,955|
Single Supplement: $450
Price Includes: 8 nights lodging at 2.5 star hotels, breakfast daily & 4 dinners, full time tour director, all deluxe private transfers throughout, luggage handling, all applicable taxes and sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary.
Not Included: 9 lunches & 5 dinners, tips to tour guides, driver, hotel staff of approximately $80, optional travel insurance.
Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.
Day 1 - TRAVEL TO SALT LAKE CITY
Today we arrive in Salt Lake City and transfer to the hotel which will be our home or the next two nights. You will meet your tour director and driver this evening.
Day 2 - SALT LAKE CITY • GREAT SALT LAKE • PARK CITY • DINNER
On this morning’s sightseeing tour, we visit many of the historical monuments that tell us the story of the Mormon pioneers. See Temple Square, with its imposing Temple and Tabernacle, and stop at the “This is the Place” monument, which commemorates the words uttered by Brigham Young when he first found this site. Completing our tour, we drive past the State Capitol Building and the University of Utah. We drive to the incredible Great Salt Lake. Apart from the Dead Sea, the Great Salt Lake is the saltiest body of water on earth. In Park City, we visit Olympic Park where the Olympics were held in 2002. Dinner is included this evening. (D)
Day 3 - JACKSON HOLE • DINNER
This morning we enter the southern tip of Idaho and make a picture stop along the shores of Bear Lake. After a lunch stop, we enter Wyoming, passing through the town of Afton, where 3,000 elk horns form the arch over Main Street. Our destination for the day is the true western town of Jackson Hole. Jackson keeps its wild west spirit alive with swinging door saloons and shootouts on Main Street. After checking into our hotel, we enjoy dinner together. (D)
Day 4 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK • FREE TIME IN JACKSON
This morning we’ll visit Grand Teton National Park and see the Chapel of the Transfiguration. You’ll be inspired by the distinctive snow-covered peaks of the Tetons that line our path as we travel. In the afternoon we’ll have free time in Jackson.
Day 5 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK • CODY
Today we travel through another of the nation’s most beautiful National Parks, Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park. This is a world all its own, with hot springs, geysers, boiling pots, plunging waterfalls, multicolored canyons, mud volcanoes, rivers and streams, mountains, forests, and countless species of plant and animal life. Of course, we’ll see the most famous sight in the park, Old Faithful, before continuing to Cody, named for the dashing frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody.
Day 6 - BUFFALO BILL HISTORICAL CENTER • BIG HORN MOUNTAINS • RAPID CITY
Cody is a fun town, filled with history. This morning we visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which is home to the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Museum of the Plains Indian, the Winchester Gun Museum, and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. Later today we make our way up into the Bighorn Mountains, the scene of many fierce battles between U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. We spend the next two nights in Rapid City.
Day 7 - BADLANDS • WALL DRUG • MOUNT RUSHMORE • CRAZY HORSE • DINNER
This morning we enter the Badlands, a multicolored wasteland of weirdly formed gullies, canyons, ridges, and spires. Our next stop of the day is at famous Wall Drug, where the Hustead family made their fortune by advertising free ice water to tourists beginning in 1936. We visit Mount Rushmore, without a doubt one of America’s most photographed National Memorials. Here the faces of four great presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, were carved in honored glory by Gutzon Borglum and his staff on the side of this 6,000-foot mountain. Our route takes us to Crazy Horse, the dream of another sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski. We’ll have dinner together this evening. (D)
Day 8 - FORT LARAMIE • CHEYENNE • DINNER • DENVER
Today we travel south to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, a major stop along the Oregon Trail. Much of the history of the old west began right here. We continue through vast tracts of ranch land and through Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city. Dinner will be included once we arrive in Denver, our overnight destination. (D)
Day 9 - HOME
This morning we say goodbye to our group and travel home.