National Parks, Rockies and Red Rocks
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.
Explore the sights of the American Southwest by rail and a guided sightseeing tour on this leisurely-paced journey, departing or ending in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas.
Your Fly, Tour & Rail Package Includes:
- $2500 flight credit per person
- 3 nights accommodation in Las Vegas
- 9 night Western Frontiers guided tour with Trafalgar, Las Vegas to Denver
- 2 nights accommodation in Denver
- 6 night Rockies to Red Rocks at leisure with Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf, Denver to Las Vegas
- Private transfers throughout
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 26 August to 15 September 2024
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
Day 1 | Start Your Adventure In Las Vegas
Embark on an epic encounter with the American Frontier. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you'll take in all the glitz and glamour.
Day 2 | Explore Vibrant Zion National Park
We leave the shimmering Sin City skyline behind as we journey to the canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park, following the footsteps of brave pioneers and first nation settlers. Then it's onward to the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire its rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.
Day 3 | Journey Onwards to Salt Lake City
Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon centre – Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Learn about the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers which brought about the building of the temple and the Tabernacle, home of the Tabernacle Choir. Explore the city on your own to find local cuisine all surrounded by picturesque mountains.
Day 4 | Travel to Jackson
Take in the sites today as we journey out of Salt Lake City. Head north to Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the Teton Range. You’ll have time this afternoon to settle in and explore this mountain town, which has an Old West look with a modern twist.
Day 5 | Traverse the Alpine Terrain of Grand Teton National Park
Journey through the alpine terrain of Grand Teton National Park en route to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. We spend two nights in the world’s oldest national park at one of its cozy lodges, each with their own unique setting and atmosphere. (When the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter the park through the west entrance.)
Day 6 | Adventure in Yellowstone National Park
Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, keeping a keen eye out for bison and elk, before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the park’s bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Old Faithful puts on a spectacular show as its water arcs impressively up into the air. And there amidst the geothermal wonderland, we enjoy a relaxed evening under the canopy of Yellowstone’s stars.
Day 7 | Buffalo Bill, Cody, And the West
Tip your Stetson in tribute to "Buffalo Bill" whose hometown of Cody is our next stop on this pioneer sightseeing trail. Visit the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the "Spirit of the American West." Then it's on to Big Sky Country where we'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at the historic Billings Depot. Built in 1903 and visited by presidents, governors, Hollywood celebrities and even royalty, you’ll reflect on the past while hearing local tales from a historian and enjoying a delicious three-course meal prepared by local chef. Chef Jordan has created a menu featuring four unique entree choices along with a decadent dessert to finish off the evening.
Day 8 | Discover Historic Little Bighorn
Our day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Admire the colossal carved face of the famed Lakota war chief and learn about preserving Native American Culture before continuing to Rapid City.
Day 9 | Immerse into the Culture of the Black Hills
Visit Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then choose to venture into Badlands National Park. This evening Dive into Culture with Stephen Yellowhawk who will regale you with stories of his tribe’s history during a festive Farewell dinner.
Day 10 | Farewell Denver
Our foray through the American Frontier at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and traverse some of the West's most beautiful terrain as you travel through Wyoming’s expansive grasslands to Denver, the Mile High City. Guests have the option to end the tour in Rapid City or Denver at time of booking. Transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home or extend your stay.
Day 1 | Denver
Arrive in Denver and spend time exploring the scenic and exciting city. Overnight in Denver.
Day 2 | Denver
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. From lush botanical gardens to historic jazz neighbourhoods and a blossoming foodie scene, there are activities for all interests in Denver. Overnight in Denver.
Day 3 |Denver to Glenwood Springs
Depart Denver and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Cross the Continental Divide as you take in the spectacular views of rugged canyons and the Colorado River before arriving at the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Overnight in Glenwood Springs.
Day 4 |Glenwood Springs to Moab
Depart Glenwood Springs and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Cross the Colorado-Utah border with stunning mountain views in the background. Red sandstone landscapes emerge as you approach Moab, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
Day 5 |Moab
Enjoy the day exploring the Scarlet City at your own leisure. Known as the Adventure Capital of Utah, there is no shortage of activities to choose from in Moab.
Day 6 |Moab to Bryce Canyon
Travel from Moab through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and enjoy a guided tour of Capitol Reef National Park en route to Bryce Canyon. Continue west along one of America's most spectacular roads, Scenic Highway 12, and explore Bryce Canyon National Park on a guided sightseeing tour.
Day 7 |Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas
Enjoy a scenic guided sightseeing tour from Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Experience the Mount Carmel Tunnel, Zion Canyon, and the Virgin River. Your journey ends upon arrival in Las Vegas.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 9 November 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.