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National Parks Discovery

USA

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Explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of USA national parks

On this award-winning tour of America's natural wonders you'll find yourself peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon, standing in the shadow of Mount Rushmore and gazing up at the steamy eruptions of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Journey through six states, following the footsteps of pioneers and cattle herders, gaining an insight into Native American culture and seeing the iconic symbols of the USA as you explore some of western America’s most popular parks.

Including...

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed13 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Dinner plate15 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell dinner
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • Denver city tour
  • Fort Laramie
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Devil's Tower National Monument
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park excursion
  • Goulding's Trading Post, Monument Valley
  • South Rim of the Grand Canyon

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

2022 departures

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Day 1 UK-Denver

Denver, Colorado

After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Denver where you'll be taken to your hotel, the 3-star Sonesta Denver Downtown (4Q).

Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and fitness centre. Each of the 380 air-conditioned bedrooms features a telephone, television, tea and coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.


Day 2 Denver-Rapid City

State Capitol building in Denver

This morning enjoy an included city tour of Denver, where you'll see the State Capitol and Denver United States Mint.

You will begin the long journey North to Rapid city (389 miles, seven hours), stopping for a guided visit at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, once a military post during the Plains Indian Wars, you spend two nights at the 3-star Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza (3Q). The hotel features a restaurant, lounge bar, indoor pool and fitness centre. All 205 rooms include a television, telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi.  B


Day 3 The Black Hills

Mount Rushmore

Today you’ll visit the impressive Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills. Later this afternoon, and evening, you'll have some free time in Rapid City. A welcome dinner is included this evening. B, D


Day 4 Rapid City-Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Begin a long scenic journey to Wyoming this morning (379 miles, six hours), through the great plains of the Old West and the Bighorn Mountains stopping for lunch. Arrive in Cody, on the Shoshone River, for an overnight stay at 4-star The Cody Hotel (3Q).

The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness room, laundry service and free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. All 75 rooms have a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and safe. The hotel also has a breakfast room, but no full-service restaurant; you’ll find several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.  B


Day 5 Cody-West Yellowstone

Yellowstone river in Yellowstone National Park

Travel into Yellowstone National Park via the Shoshone National Forest, and see the Yellowstone River (292 miles, five hours). You’ll also visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, a wildlife park and education facility in the national park.

Stay tonight at the 4-star Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (3Q), within walking distance of shops and restaurants, where you may like to dine tonight. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, a small indoor pool and a fitness room. All rooms have a direct-dial telephone, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, safe, microwave, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. B


Day 6 West Yellowstone-Jackson

Erupting Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

Journey through Yellowstone National Park to explore the sights including the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Next, see Grand Teton National Park en route to Jackson, Wyoming (127 miles, three hours).

Stay two nights at the 3-star Parkway Inn of Jackson Hole (3Q). This locally owned hotel offers modern comfort but with old world charm and is situated three blocks away from the town square, within walking distance of local restaurants, galleries and nightlife. There’s a breakfast room (no full-service restaurant), and the indoor lap pool, jacuzzi tubs, gym facilities and his/her dry sauna are available to use from 8am-10pm daily. Wireless internet and access to a computer and printer are available for no extra charge. All rooms have a television, telephone, hairdryer and iron. B


Day 7 Jackson

Jackson

Spend the day at leisure exploring the quaint town of Jackson where shops line the Old-West-style boardwalks of the Downtown area. Alternatively, you could join an optional rafting trip along the Snake River. Tonight perhaps enjoy dinner and a show. B


Day 8 Jackson-Salt Lake City

Temple Square in Salt Lake City

Travel via Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bear Lake to Salt Lake City (274 miles, five hours), where you'll stay at the 3-star, 362-room Sheraton Salt Lake City (3Q) or 3-star, 241-room Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown (3Q). Both hotels are located in the downtown area within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants; each hotel has a pool, fitness facilities and a restaurant or breakfast area; and all of the bedrooms have a television and telephone. This afternoon and evening are at leisure. B


Day 9 Salt Lake City-Bryce

Bryce Canyon National Park

Enjoy an included visit to Bryce Canyon National Park to view the hoodoos – remarkable rock formations.

Continue on to Bryce (267 miles, four hours), for two nights at the 3-star Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (3Q), close to the Bryce Canyon National Park entrance. The hotel was built and has been owned by the same Mormon family since 1919. Chosen for its location, this basic hotel has two restaurants, a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool (seasonal), a general store and internet access. Each room is air-conditioned and has cable television, direct-dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. All bedrooms are in separate accommodation blocks on the ground or first floor, situated around the main reception building. Access to some rooms will be via up to 15 steps. B


Day 10 Zion National Park

The Great Arch with East Temple, Zion National Park

Join an included excursion to Zion National Park, famous for the beautiful 15-mile long Zion Canyon, shaped by the Virgin River. It was here that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid make their famous plunge into the foaming waters to escape their pursuers in the classic western film. Highlights of your tour include Zion Tunnel, East Temple and the so-called ‘Great Arch’. B


Day 11 Bryce-Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Arizona

Today you travel to Monument Valley (248 miles, four hours) and have the chance to join an optional open air van tour exploring the unusual terrain.

Stay at the 3-star Monument Valley Inn (3Q), Kayenta. Facilities at the hotel include restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and health and fitness facility. Each of the 163 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with a television, telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. B


Day 12 Monument Valley-Grand Canyon-Flagstaff

Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona

Today's excursion is sure to be a major highlight of your holiday. You visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world and surely America’s greatest natural phenomenon.

Continue to Flagstaff (315 miles, five hours). Tonight you'll stay at the 3-star Springhill Suites (3Q), Flagstaff. Facilities at your hotel include a breakfast area, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Each of the 113 air-conditioned studio-style rooms are equipped with television, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. B


Day 13 Flagstaff-Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona

Journey south to the desert resort of Scottsdale for your final night (153 miles, two hours and 30 minutes). This is the perfect opportunity for some well-deserved relaxation, perhaps with a drink by the pool as you reflect on your tour experiences.

Stay overnight at the 4-star Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch (4Q). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor heated swimming pool, and fitness centre. Each of the 164 air-conditioned suite rooms features a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, television, telephone, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. B, D


Day 14 Scottsdale-UK

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Phoenix airport for your overnight flight. B


Day 15 UK

Arrive in the afternoon for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.


2021 departures

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Day 1 UK to Denver

Denver

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Denver where you'll be taken to your hotel, the 3-star Crowne Plaza Denver (4Q). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and fitness centre. Each of the 380 air-conditioned bedrooms features a telephone, television, tea and coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.


Day 2 Denver to Rapid City

Denver

This morning enjoy an included city tour of Denver, where you'll see the State Capitol and Denver United States Mint.

You will begin the long journey North to Rapid city (389 miles, seven hours), stopping for a guided visit at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, once a military post during the Plains Indian Wars, you spend two nights at the 3-star Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza (3Q). The hotel features a restaurant, lounge bar, indoor pool and fitness centre. All 205 rooms include a television, telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi. B


Day 3 The Black Hills

Mount Rushmore

Today you’ll visit the impressive Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills. Later this afternoon, and evening, you'll have some free time in Rapid City. A welcome dinner is included this evening. B, D

Mount Rushmore South Dakota USA North America

Day 4 Rapid City to Cody

Cody

Begin a long scenic journey to Wyoming this morning (379 miles, six hours), through the great plains of the Old West and the Bighorn Mountains stopping for lunch. Arrive in Cody, on the Shoshone River, for an overnight stay at 4-star The Cody Hotel (3Q).

The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness room, laundry service and free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. All 75 rooms have a television, tea and coffee-making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and safe. The hotel also has a breakfast room, but no full-service restaurant; you’ll find several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. B

Bighorn Mountains Wyoming USA North America

Day 5 Cody to West Yellowstone

Yellowstone national park

Travel into Yellowstone National Park via the Shoshone National Forest, and see the Yellowstone River (292 miles, five hours). You’ll also visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, a wildlife park and education facility in the national park.

Stay tonight at the 4-star Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (3Q), within walking distance of shops and restaurants, where you may like to dine tonight. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, a small indoor pool and a fitness room. All rooms have a direct-dial telephone, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, safe, microwave, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. B

Yellowstone National Park Montana USA North America

Day 6 West Yellowstone to Jackson

Old Faithful Geyser

Journey through Yellowstone National Park to explore the sights including the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Next, see Grand Teton National Park en route to Jackson, Wyoming (127 miles, three hours).

Stay two nights at the 3-star Parkway Inn of Jackson Hole (3Q). This locally owned hotel offers modern comfort but with old world charm and is situated three blocks away from the town square, within walking distance of local restaurants, galleries and nightlife. There’s a breakfast room (no full-service restaurant), and the indoor lap pool, jacuzzi tubs, gym facilities and his/her dry sauna are available to use from 8am-10pm daily. Wireless internet and access to a computer and printer are available for no extra charge. All rooms have a television, telephone, hairdryer and iron. B

Yellowstone National Park Montana USA North America Old Faithful Geyser

Day 7 Jackson

Jackson

Spend the day at leisure exploring the quaint town of Jackson where shops line the Old-West-style boardwalks of the Downtown area. Alternatively, you could join an optional rafting trip along the Snake River. Tonight perhaps enjoy a dinner and show. B


Day 8 Jackson to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake city

Travel via Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bear Lake to Salt Lake City (274 miles, five hours), where you'll stay at the 3-star, 362-room Sheraton Salt Lake City (3Q) or 3-star, 241-room Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown (3Q). Both hotels are located in the downtown area within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants; each hotel has a pool, fitness facilities and a restaurant or breakfast area; and all of the bedrooms have a television and telephone. This afternoon and evening are at leisure. B

Please note: departures on the 24 September, 2021 will stay instead at the Sheraton Park City Hotel in Park City (3Q).


Day 9 Salt Lake City to Bryce

Bryce National Park

Enjoy an included visit to Bryce Canyon National Park to view the hoodoos – remarkable rock formations.

Continue on to Bryce for two nights at the 3-star Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (3Q), close to the Bryce Canyon National Park entrance. The hotel was built and has been owned by the same Mormon family since 1919. Chosen for its location, this basic hotel has two restaurants, a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool (seasonal), a general store and internet access. Each room is air-conditioned and has cable television, direct-dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. All bedrooms are in separate accommodation blocks on the ground or first floor, situated around the main reception building. Access to some rooms will be via up to 15 steps. B

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah USA North America

Day 10 Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Join an included excursion to Zion National Park, famous for the beautiful 15-mile long Zion Canyon, shaped by the Virgin River. It was here that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid make their famous plunge into the foaming waters to escape their pursuers in the classic western film. Highlights of your tour include Zion Tunnel, East Temple and the so-called ‘Great Arch’. B

Zion National Park Utah USA North America

Day 11 Bryce to Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Today you travel to Monument Valley (248 miles, four hours) and have the chance to join an optional open air van tour exploring the unusual terrain.

Stay at the 3-star Monument Valley Inn (3Q), Kayenta. Facilities at the hotel include restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, and health and fitness facility. Each of the 163 air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with a television, telephone, coffee maker, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. B


Day 12 Monument Valley-Grand Canyon-Flagstaff

Grand Canyon

Today's excursion is sure to be a major highlight of your holiday. You visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world and surely America’s greatest natural phenomenon.

Continue to Flagstaff (315 miles, five hours). Tonight you'll stay at the 3-star Springhill Suites (3Q), Flagstaff.  Facilities at your hotel include a breakfast area, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Each of the 113 air-conditioned studio-style rooms are equipped with television, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. B

Grand Canyon National Park Arizona USA North America

Day 13 Flagstaff to Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Journey through desert scenery to Las Vegas (254 miles, four hours), arriving in time to spend the afternoon as you choose.

You may like to explore the famous Strip before an overnight stay at the 4-star Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (4Q) situated on the Strip. Facilities at the hotel include a choice of restaurants and bars, swimming pool, entertainment, a casino and spa (charges apply). Each of the 2,616 air-conditioned bedrooms features a television, telephone, safe, ironing facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. B, D


Day 14 Las Vegas to UK

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for your overnight flight. B


Day 15 UK

Arrive in the afternoon for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.


Cowboy Dinner in Jackson

Enjoy dinner at a ‘cookout’, with a cowboy-style supper and a Western show, featuring comedy, poetry and Country and Western music.

Evening
Experience a western show
Wyoming USA North America
  • Optional on 2021 departures itinerary

Grand Canyon flights - Helicopter

Several different helicopter rides are available to show you the panoramic magnificence of the Grand Canyon. Your tour manager will be pleased to provide details of all these flights and help you make your choice.

See the Grand Canyon from above
Grand Canyon Arizona USA North America
  • Optional on 2021 departures itinerary

Grand Canyon flights - Fixed Plane

Several different fixed plane rides are available to show you the panoramic magnificence of the Grand Canyon. Your tour manager will be pleased to provide details of all these flights and help you make your choice.

See the Grand Canyon from above
Grand Canyon Arizona USA North America
  • Optional on 2021 departures itinerary

Monument Valley jeep tour

Join a jeep for an exciting drive along the Monument Valley loop road. Your private guide will take you to several different scenic stops to show you all the various kinds of sandstone structures that Monument Valley has to offer, among the most awe-inspiring geological formations of their kind. The monoliths rise from the bottom of the desert floor, and when seen at close quarters almost appear to reach the sky. The red sandstone forms interesting shapes – mesas, spires and buttes, which were finely sculpted over millions of years. Your local Navajo guide will share with you the traditions and culture of Monument Valley and the Navajo people.

One and a half hours
Monument Valley
Monument Valley Utah USA North America
  • Optional on 2021 departures itinerary

Snake River float trip

Experience the wildlife and scenery from aboard an inflatable raft today as you float down Snake River. Your journey takes you along a 13-mile stretch of the river, and is accompanied by an experienced guide, who will point out wildlife and other interesting features. A snack picnic lunch is included in the price.

Three hours
Snake River
Wyoming USA North America
  • Optional on 2021 departures itinerary

This tour involves long but rewarding journeys.

2022 departures follow a slight different itinerary ending the tour in Scottsdale instead of Las Vegas. 

National Parks Discovery

USA