Las Vegas & National Parks

Las Vegas & National Parks

Discover Las Vegas, National Parks and Monuments. The tour includes Grand Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Colorago National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and The Garden of Gods!

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Discover Las Vegas, National Parks and Monuments. The tour includes Grand Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Colorago National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and The Garden of Gods!

Las Vegas & National Parks

Including 3 Nights in Las Vegas

Colorado, Utah, Nevada & Arizona

(Maximum 40 Passengers)

 

Included:

* Basic amenities

* 15 nights hotel accommodations, including:

         -3 nights at Harrah’s Las Vegas

         -2 nights at Durango, Colorado

* 15 breakfasts

* 3 lunches

* 6 dinners

* National Parks and Monuments, including:

         -Colorado National Monument

         -Capitol Reef National Park

         -Escalante National Monument

         -Bryce Canyon National Park

         -Zion National Park

         -Grand Canyon National Park

         -Mesa Verde National Park

         -The Garden of the Gods

* Guided Tours, including:

         -Local Guide Service from Day 4 to Day 13

         -The Garden of the Gods

         -Mesa Verde National Park

* Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         -Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum

         -Route 66 Museum

         -Cameron Trading Post

         -Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

         -Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

         -Pike’s Peak Cog Railway    

* Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach as we begin our journey west to "The Silver State," Nevada. Tonight, we will overnight in Indianapolis, Indiana. A dinner stop will be made en route to Indianapolis. Dinner is on your own.

Day 2

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we travel through Indiana and Missouri to reach our hotel for the night in Topeka, Kansas. A dinner stop will be made en route to Topeka. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 3

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we depart for Abilene, Kansas. Upon our arrival, we will visit the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum. To provide you with the best possible tour experience we will first view a 25-minute orientation film in the Visitors Center. Next we step inside the Boyhood Home and the Museum for a self-guided tour. There you will find exhibits covering every phase of the life of the 34th President. Also included is the Place of Meditation which is the final resting place of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, his wife Mamie, and their first born-son, Doud Dwight. Following our tour, we depart for our hotel accommodations in Burlington, Colorado for the night. Tonight, we are treated to a tasty dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 4

After breakfast, we continue traveling west across the plains of "The Centennial State". Upon our arrival in the capitol city of Denver, Colorado, we meet our guide and continue climbing into the Rockies before we stop for lunch on your own. Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the "Real West" as travel through Vali, Colorado, home of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Next we descend from the heart of the Rockies into the Red Rock country of Western Colorado by way of Glenwood Springs with a stop at the Colorado National Monument for sightseeing. Colorado National Monument is a National Park Service unit near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone, and even granite-gneiss-schist, rock formations. A great photo-stop! We spend the night in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 5

After breakfast, we meet our guide, and cross the border into Utah. We make a rest stop in the small town of Green River, Utah before turning south and travel through the San Rafael Swell on our way to Capitol Reef National Park. Located in south-central Utah in the heart of Red Rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with ancient petroglyphs, cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth). The park is approximately 60 miles long and its north-south axis but an average of just 6 miles wide. Next enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees. Following lunch, we continue our travels on Scenic Highway 12 which has been designated as an "All American Road", one of the crown jewels in the Scenic Byways system. We drive up and over Boulder Mountain reaching altitudes over 9,000 feet with incredible views of Capitol Reef, the Circle Cliffs and the Henry Mountains. We travel on through Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument with its vast expanses of cream and rose colored Navajo sandstone, dramatic cliffs, high mesas, beautiful streams and deep canyons in multi-hued colors to view. This afternoon, we arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most amazing sights on earth. You will view the erosion that has carved colorful Clarion limestone into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. Collectively called "hoodoos," these unique formations are whimsically arranged and tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name. After spending the day in our National Parks and Monuments, we will spend the night at a hotel, just outside the park in Bryce, Utah. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 6

After breakfast, we meet our guide, and return to Bryce Canyon National Park for a morning photo-stop. Next we take a short drive to Zion National Park, Utah's oldest national park. Zion National Park is said to be one of the most beautiful places in America, a masterpiece of towering cliffs with deep red canyons, mesas and massive monoliths. Following lunch on your own you will have some free time to explore Zion Canyon, a brilliant green canyon set against the backdrop of sheer red cliffs, with an occasional lacy waterfall fanning out from the rocks. Later today the anticipation is over as we continue traveling across the desert on Interstate 15 to the "Entertainment Capitol of the World" Las Vegas, Nevada! Upon our arrival, we check into our deluxe hotel accommodations at Harrah's Hotel & Casino, for the next three nights.

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Day 7

After breakfast, enjoy a free day in Las Vegas!

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Day 8

After breakfast, enjoy a free day in Las Vegas!

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Day 9

After breakfast, we meet our guide, and depart for "The Grand Canyon State," Arizona, passing Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on our way. We make a stop in Kingman, Arizona, the "Heart of Historic Route 66" for touring at the Route 66 Museum. A hidden treasure in Arizona, the museum highlights the glory days of cross-country automobile travel. Next we drive on what was a portion of Route 66 and head east through Arizona and stop for lunch on your own. Following lunch, we arrive at "One of the Geologic Wonders of the World," Grand Canyon National Park. This 1.2 million-acre park hosts a variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. Learn about the unique combinations of geologic color, erosional forms, and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty from all the best viewing points along the South Rim including Grand Canyon Village. After spending the afternoon in the park, we will spend the night at a hotel, just outside the park in Tusayan, Arizona. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 10

After breakfast, we meet our guide, and depart for a day of sightseeing. We begin at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park for a photo-stop at Desert View. Desert View is the easternmost viewport on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon . . . one third of the panorama is of the flat plains of the Painted Desert, on the east side of the Colorado River as it bends around to the north. Next we enter the Navajo Nation with a stop at historic Cameron Trading Post. Here, you can shop for authentic Indian jewelry, blankets, pottery, rugs and sand paintings, all produced by the local Navajo artisans. After enjoying some free time browsing and shopping at the Post, we continue our journey through Navajo Land and the Arizona "badlands". You'll see multi-colored mounds, created by the forces of nature on your way to Cortez, Colorado for a delicious lunch, included. Following lunch, we enter Mesa Verde National Park for sightseeing with a local expert. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. The final stop on our tour is at the Visitors Center where you can explore and view a large collection of ancient artifacts, and gain a deeper appreciation of the ancient Navajo culture. After checking into our hotel accommodations in Durango, Colorado for the next two nights, we conclude our day with some free time to explore and have dinner on your own in downtown Durango.

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Day 11

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we meet our guide, and climb aboard the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a delightful 45-mile trip through the Colorado Rockies between Durango and Silverton. Enjoy the sound of the train whistle blowing as it chugs pass rugged peaks, alpine meadows, and crystal lakes while winding our way across the breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. Upon our arrival in the old mining town of Silverton, enjoy some free time to explore the shops and have lunch on your own. Later we meet our deluxe motor coach for a scenic drive back to Durango. Tonight, we are treated to a delicious dinner served at the historic Strater Hotel.

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Day 12

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we meet our guide, and travel through alpine meadows, open grazing lands and Pagosa Springs, Colorado before we climb up to Wolf Creek Pass. Wolf Creek Pass, is a high mountain pass on the Continental Divide in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. We arrive in the historic mining town of Salida, Colorado and stop for a tasty lunch, included. Following lunch, we visit Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, "Colorado's Natural Wonder". This is a place that brings together the scenic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the human achievement of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is unlike any destination you'll ever experience! See the world's highest suspension bridge towering 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. After exploring the park, we continue on to Colorado Springs to The Garden of the Gods. To provide you with the best possible tour experience we will first view a 14-minute movie on a huge screen, "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?" Following the movie, we meet our guide and depart on a one-hour tour of the park. Learn the history of the Park and the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, the origin of the red sandstone rock formations, the beauty of the Park landscape and the story of its people. We overnight in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tonight, dinner is included.

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Day 13

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we meet our guide, and depart for Manitou Springs, Colorado for an exciting ride on the world's highest cog railway, the Pike's Peak Cog Railway. The world's highest cog train takes us to the 12,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak, for spectacular panoramic views of the Great Plains to the east. You will leave with a new appreciation for the phrase "Rocky Mountain High!" Following our exhilarating train ride, enjoy some free time in Manitou Springs for lunch on your own. Next we say goodbye to our guide and begin our travel eastward to our hotel for the night in Hays, Kansas. A dinner stop will be included at a local restaurant.

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Day 14

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we travel across the plains of Kansas and through Kansas City to reach our hotel for the night in St. Louis, Missouri. Tonight, dinner is included.

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Day 15

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we depart for downtown St. Louis for a photo-stop at the Gateway Arch. Then we settle back, relax and enjoy the scenery on our short drive through Missouri, crossing over the Mississippi River, and through Illinois and Indiana. Before checking into our hotel in Columbus, Ohio for the night, we are treated to a delicious farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 16

After a deluxe continental breakfast, we depart for home having enjoyed the fellowship of friends old and new on our 2018 Las Vegas & National Parks tour. We also return with many wonderful memories, pictures and souvenirs from our astonishing experiences at some of America's truly unique and spectacular places!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

Included:

* Basic amenities

* 15 nights hotel accommodations, including:

         -3 nights at Harrah’s Las Vegas

         -2 nights at Durango, Colorado

* 15 breakfasts

* 3 lunches

* 6 dinners

* National Parks and Monuments, including:

         -Colorado National Monument

         -Capitol Reef National Park

         -Escalante National Monument

         -Bryce Canyon National Park

         -Zion National Park

         -Grand Canyon National Park

         -Mesa Verde National Park

         -The Garden of the Gods

* Guided Tours, including:

         -Local Guide Service from Day 4 to Day 13

         -The Garden of the Gods

         -Mesa Verde National Park

* Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         -Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum

         -Route 66 Museum

         -Cameron Trading Post

         -Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

         -Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

         -Pike’s Peak Cog Railway    

* Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
Woodbine Park & Ride Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73
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