Travel 2 Touring 18/19

NIGHTS STAYED

1

UNITED STATES

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Utah

Arches National Park

1 1

Capitol Reef National Park

Moab

2

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Canyonlands National Park

Nevada

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

2

Zion National Park

Lake Powell

Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park

1

2

Mesa Verde National Park

Las Vegas

Glen Canyon Dam

1

1

Monument Valley

1

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona

1

TOUR DETAILS INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • A premium escorted journey exploring Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Utah featuring magnificent natural wonders and some of America’s greatest national parks • Staying in wonderful accommodations from a ranch- style lodge along the Colorado River to right-inside-the-park historic lodges in Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon • Exceptional sightseeing with the perfect balance of free time • Smaller group sizes hosted by the very best Travel Directors LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ premium accommodation inside the National Parks • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners and 1 lunch • Travel by air-conditioned motorcoach with business-class legroom and free wi-fi • Passionate and expertly-trained Travel Directors • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary • Private VIP door-to-door UK airport transfers on arrival and departure DEPARTURES 2019: May 19, 21, 26; Jun 9, 16; Jul 7, 21; Aug 4, 11, 18; Sep 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29; Oct 1, 6, 8, 13 £3949 per person PRICES FROM:

PREMIUM ESCORTED TOUR

PRICES FROM £3949pp

10 day Wonders of the American West

Las Vegas • Grand Canyon • Lake Powell • Monument Valley • Mesa Verde National Park • Moab • Arches National Park • Canyonlands National Park • Capitol Reef National Park • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas Upon arrival in Las Vegas, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for Welcome

with its dramatic sandstone formations and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (BD,B) Day 7: Canyonlands National Park & Arches National Park In the morning, visit Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the ‘Island in the Sky’ – a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Then it’s on to Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Back at the lodge, your afternoon is at leisure. Why not choose to join an exciting sunset jet boat ride on the mighty Colorado River? (B) Days 8 & 9: Moab - Capitol Reef & Bryce Canyon National Parks Visit Capitol Reef National Park and marvel at the magnificent scenery before travelling along the breathtaking Scenic Byway 12, through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On Day 9, head through Bryce Canyon and the length of its great natural amphitheatre. See the whimsical eroded rock formations known as ‘hoodoos’. In the evening enjoy a Celebration Dinner overlooking the canyon. (B,BD) Day 9: Bryce Canyon National Park Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon, the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical, eroded rock formations that characterise this National Park are some of Utah’s most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos. In the evening, join your fellow travellers rim-side for a memorable Celebration Dinner overlooking the Canyon. (BD) Day 10: Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Las Vegas Travel to Zion National Park, one of the most scenic canyons in the USA and join a guided tour by private shuttle to view the park’s best sites. Tour ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport arriving around 4pm. (B)

Reception with drinks and a light meal. (D) Day 2: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon

Head to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the lodge’s magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon. (BD) Days 3 & 4: Grand Canyon - Lake Powell Depart the Grand Canyon and head to Lake Powell, making a stop at Glen Canyon Dam before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room, which has guaranteed lake views. Day 4 is at leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or for an optional floattrip on the Colorado River or a cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon. (B) Day 4: Lake Powell Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep, sandstone walls. (B) Day 5: Lake Powell - Monument Valley - Mesa Verde National Park Head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor, including restricted areas with rock windows and arches. Then enjoy a Navajo Cookout Highlight Lunch amidst the buttes and mesas before continuing to Mesa Verde National Park. (BLD) Days 6 & 7: Mesa Verde - Arches National Park - Moab Enjoy an in-depth visit to Mesa Verde including the impressive Spruce Tree House, an amazing dwelling containing 130 rooms and 8 ceremonial chambers. Continue to Dolores and explore Anasazi Heritage Center, before settling in at your ranch-style lodge on the banks of the Colorado River in time for a Cowboy BBQ dinner. On Day 7 visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Continue to Canyonlands National Park

TOUR STYLE: Premium Escorted

GROUP SIZE: 40 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 5 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Las Vegas. Please call for details.

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