Western Frontiers with Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2024 v2

Your wild west tour at its best. This exploration of the American frontier is filled with local encounters and natural wonders-from the Black Hills to Bryce Canyon's spires and Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore to Cody's Buffalo Bill Center. Two nights in Yellowstone ensure you don't miss a thing. Extend your journey through the Rockies with a rail journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer across the Continental Divide.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Billings: Welcome to old Billings. Learn all about Billing's railroad history during a Be My Guest experience at the historic Billings Depot. Built in 1903 as a hub for three major railroads passing through town, it is now a non-profit organization designed to give you a feel for Billings in the early 1900s. A historian from the nearby Western Heritage Center will be your host for the evening and will share the rail industry's importance to Big Sky Montana. Afterwards, a local chef will delight you with a three-course menu.
Iconic Experience
  • Las Vegas: A true must-see. Live 'Viva Las Vegas' from the sky as you hop on the High Roller, North America's tallest observation wheel standing 550 feet tall. The 30-minute ride offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the glittering lights and neon signs of the Strip below.
  • Zion National Park: Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. The lush vegetation, wild rivers, roaring waterfalls and towering cliffs of this park will have you reaching for your camera over and over again. You'll even drive through the amazing 1.1-mile, sandstone Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel built from the late 1920s through 1930, when it was the longest tunnel of its type at the time.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: After stopping at Sunset Point this afternoon, Bryce Canyon awaits. You're right in the heart of it all with your accommodations just three miles from the park entrance, maximising the time you'll spend in the park.
  • Bryce: Giddy up and get ready for an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food at Ebenezer's Dinner and Show in Bryce Canyon. This favorite will have you tapping your toes and smacking your lips after a filling, tasty meal of flat iron steak, baked salmon or BBQ chicken.
  • Salt Lake City: Get ready for the key features and local secrets of Utah's capital on an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Check out its Mormon center and Temple Square as you delve into the past of its Mormon settlers.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise up from the valley floor. Explore the visitor center to learn more about the history and geology of the park before a scenic drive along Bryce Canyon Road with possible stops at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Inspiration Point. You'll love seeing how Bryce Canyon, home to the largest collection of these spires in the world, is in a league of its own.
  • Jackson: Spend the afternoon exploring the charming cowboy town of Jackson, WY. Stroll through the antler archways at Jackson Town Square before heading to the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and grab a seat on a horse saddle. Walk through local art galleries and boutique shops to find the perfect souvenir.
  • Grand Teton National Park: Get your cameras ready for Grand Teton National Park's shimmering peaks of the Teton mountain range rising up above forests and lakes. You'll love exploring the park's alpine landscapes with your Tour Director who shares details about the 40-mile Teton Range. Explore the Thomas and Colter Bay Visitor Centers, Jenny Lake and Colter Bay overlooking Jackson Lake, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States.
  • Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone National Park. A bucket list destination and a must-see icon. Established as America's first National Park by President Grant in 1872, Yellowstone is famous for its hot springs, bubbling mud pots, vast canyons and lush forests and a variety of terrain including alpine mountains, prairies, valleys and waterfalls as well as a diversity of nature including the hydrothermal features. Explore the Southern Loop of Yellowstone with your Travel Director who shows you the must-sees and highlights, paired with background information of this huge, ever-changing national park. See the splendor of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, keep an eye out for bison in Hayden Valley, and witness Old Faithful blow off some steam.
  • Cody: Jump into the playground of the wild west. Glimpse into the "Spirit of the West" at the Buffalo Bill Center for the West Museum complex. Boasting five museums on its campus, this 'Smithsonian of the West' will immerse you in the sounds and sights of the Wild West. You'll feel like you've been transported back to a time of cowboys and cowgirls, outlaws and Native American warriors.
  • Little Big Horn: There's no better place to learn about the Battle of Little Bighorn than visiting the famous historical site itself. Explore the Visitor Center to get oriented with the history of Custer's Last Stand. With your Travel Director driving along Battlefield Tour Road where General Custer and his men were roundly defeated by combined forces of Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal warriors in 1876, feel echoes of the past come alive on this one-of-a-kind experience.
  • Black Hills: Unlock the history of Crazy Horse Memorial. Learn how construction began in 1948 after Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, commissioned Korczak Ziolkowski, who worked on construction of Mount Rushmore. While the original idea was to carve a face into rock like Mount Rushmore, the monument will ultimately have a full body and horse. There is no completion date yet, but the face of Crazy Horse was completed in 1998 at 87 feet 6 inches (26.7 m) high. Enhance your visit exploring The Indian Museum of North America that is also part of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.
  • Mount Rushmore: The grand faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial await. View the faces of four of America's most important presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt - dramatically etched into the granite rock. Mount Rushmore tells the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of the United States. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, visitors will come face to face (literally) with the rich heritage we all share.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Rapid City: Get ready for a one-of-a-kind-experience meeting Stephen Yellowhawk to discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song. A performer for more than 20 years, Stephen has a passion for dance and sheer determination to promote his Native American culture. Raised by his grandparents from the Lakota tribe and Onondaga Iroquois tribe, Stephen will share his family and tribal history, culture, and traditions with you. Your visit directly supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: Reduced Inequalities.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore the historic Billings Depot, the High Roller in Las Vegas
  • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
Trafalgar Difference
  • Yellowstone National Park: Nothing beats staying close to all the action. Your accommodation for the next two nights is inside the National Park granting you all day access to the park and hotel amenities. Enjoy an evening stroll when the day-trippers are gone and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (209) 521-0800 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076439

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Las VegasWelcome to Fabulous Las Vegas: From glitz and glitter to lavish dining, the desert playground of Las Vegas extends a warm welcome. More than a high energy city of tempting nightlife, the soul-stirring surrounding landscapes make up America's most beloved national parks. Kick off your US National Park tour meeting your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, North America's tallest observation wheel.
Horseshoe Las Vegas
Day 2Bryce Canyon CityRide Through Colorful Zion National Park: There's no better place to admire the Southwest's multi-color landscape than the towering cream, pink and red cliffs of Zion National Park. Drive through the park hugged by red cliffs and stop for lunch at Zion Lodge. Be sure to keep your camera at-the-ready for the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Feel dwarfed by the otherworldly rusty red limestone hoodoo spires that rise surreally from the desert floor to Utah's skies. Join Ebenezer's Barn & Grill and The Bryce Canyon Wranglers for an unforgettable evening of live country music and a delicious BBQ dinner.
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Day 3JacksonNorth to Jackson: Get ready for a change of scenery on your US National Park tour today, taking in views of Powder Mountain and Bear Lake as you head north from Salt Lake City to Jackson. Standing in the shadows of the Teton Range's icy peaks, this mountain town has an Old West look with a modern twist. Get a feel for the outdoor vibe - home to three ski areas and many rugged trails - on your own. Grab dinner this evening in one of the old-timey saloons and steakhouses destined to fuel your adventures through Western Frontiers.
Modern Mountain Motel
Day 4Grand Teton National ParkTravel Through Scenic Grand Teton National Park: Grand Teton National Park's alpine landscapes of eight peaks tower over 12,000 feet above you. Learn how, established in 1929, Grand Teton is home to a 40-mile mountain range straddling Idaho and Wyoming with views of wildlife, glacier-carved lakes and alpine terrain. Inhabited first by Native Americans and later American pioneers, Grand Teton is the perfect place to explore over 200 miles of hiking trails and take in views of the Tetons from the Snake River. Get your bearings choosing to join a gentle Snake River Float Trip in the Park, learning from your guide about the park's resident wildlife. The promise of Yellowstone's geothermal wonderland leads to your next destination. Arriving in Yellowstone, stay right in the heart of it all overnighting at one of the lodges in this iconic national park.
National Park Lodges Yellowstone
Day 5Yellowstone National ParkSee the Grandeur of Yellowstone National Park: See how Yellowstone National Park - one of the world's oldest national parks with over 500 geysers - is in a league of its own. At the end of your visit, you'll surely appreciate its vastness, variety of landscapes and terrains, wildlife, vegetation, lakes and geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Alongside your Travel Director, marvel at Old Faithful, the thousand-year-old geyser which has been shooting water into the sky every 90 minutes for centuries. Stop at Lake Yellowstone, containing the largest number of wild cutthroat trout in North America, before viewing Artists Point. Savor a quiet moment at this viewpoint to watch the stunning cascade of the Lower Falls. Finish off an epic day of sightseeing at the impressive Fountain Paint Pot area where bubbling mud pots and geysers invite you to stand back and watch the show.
National Park Lodges Yellowstone
Day 6BillingsExperience Blue Skies and the Wild West Connect with Locals: Welcome to "Buffalo Bill's" hometown of Cody where the "Spirit of the American West" lives on. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum to unlock the town's history before taking your wild west adventure to the next level in Big Sky Country. At the historic Billings Depot, you're treated to a Western dinner Be My Guest experience. Meet a local historian from the nearby Western Heritage Center who'll share Billing's railroad history from how the depot was built in 1903 as a hub for three major railroads. Get your fix of western hospitality and fare enjoying local Chef Jordan Hodson's three-course menu featuring local produce, a choice of entrees, a seasonal dessert and beer and wine.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings
Day 7Rapid CityUnlock The History of Little Big Horn Dive Into Culture: Today on your US National Park tour, explore history and living traditions starting with a visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors now known as Custer's last stand. From battlefields to the Black Hills, make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial, an iconic monument representing the Oglala Lakota warrior 'Crazy Horse'. Admire the colossal carved face and learn about its origins during a walk-through of The Indian Museum of North America before arriving in Rapid City. Light up your night on an Optional Experience joining Mount Rushmore by Night with a Park Ranger. The sculpture lighting ceremony culminates as the faces of the monument are fully illuminated.
The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
Day 8Rapid CityDelve Into Native American Culture Make Travel Matter: Whether or not you caught the show last night, the must-see sight of Mount Rushmore National Memorial makes a dramatic start to your day with the opportunity to take the perfect picture. View the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face. Later, you could join an Optional Experience venturing into Badlands National Park to explore 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America feeling like you've entered an ancient world. A special MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience awaits this evening as you meet Lakota Tribe Member Stephen Yellowhawk who shares his passion for his culture over stories of his tribe's history during a festive evening of singing, dance and music.
The Rushmore Hotel & Suites
Day 9DenverFarewell Rapid City or Denver: Your journey through the Western Frontiers is not over yet. Travel south on your US National Park tour through the expansive, rolling prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City at 5,280 feet known for its thriving coffeehouse and brewery scene. Along the way, trade tales with your travel companions of all the stunning sights you've seen. On arrival check into your downtown hotel for your overnight stay and prepare for your exciting rail journey through the Rockies.
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Day 10Glenwood SpringsDenver to Glenwood Springs: Rise early this morning and make your way independently to Union Station where you will check in and board a coach for a quick transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer train. Hop on and get comfortable in the reclining leather seats as you are greeted and welcomed with a beverage. Today you will wave goodbye to Denver and cross the Continental Divide as you take in the spectacular views of rugged canyons and the Colorado River through panoramic windows. Enjoy the staff's commentary and comradery of your newfound friends while indulging in the menu and service. Perhaps you'll even choose to step out onto the vestibule to get a breath of fresh air and experience the many tunnels that have been carved into the mountains before arriving at the resort town of Glenwood Springs where you will disembark and enjoy an overnight stay.
Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 11MoabGlenwood Springs to Moab: Return to the Rocky Mountaineer this morning and leave charming Glenwood Springs behind. Another day of awe-inspiring sights awaits as you make your way across the Colorado-Utah border. Stunning mountain views, red sandstone landscapes and even occasional wildlife such as pronghorn emerge as you approach Moab, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Part ways with the charming rail staff this afternoon and transfer to your Moab hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 12Salt Lake CityDepart Salt Lake City: Your adventure with Rocky Mountaineer comes to a close as you transfer from Moab to Salt Lake City via motorcoach. You will arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport at approximately 3:00 pm, please be aware when booking your return flights.
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05/16/2024$6,174.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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