Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Jackson, Wyoming. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Jackson Lake Lodge, which is fabulously located within Grand Teton National Park.
Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
- 9 Days / 8 Nights
- June to September
- Roundtrip scheduled flights
- Accommodation for 8 nights as specified
- 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 7 dinners
- Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
- Services of a Tauck Tour Director
- Classic tour
From £4757 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
Spend your first full day exploring the quaint town of Jackson, which is filled with boutique shops and casual eateries, or head out into the national park. This evening, meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.
Watch out for the spectacular wildlife, ranging from moose and elk to beavers and bald eagles, during an exhilarating ten-mile rafting trip along Snake River. This afternoon and evening are yours to explore Grand Teton National Park at leisure or make the short trip into the historic town of Jackson.
This morning, you’ll be enriched with the story of Grand Teton National Park and the immense efforts in place to preserve the environment. Next, it’s on to Yellowstone National Park where you will learn about the phenomenon of the world’s first National Park, globally known for its unique geothermal activity. There’s an opportunity to witness Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone’s number one attraction, shooting 184 feet in the air, before enjoying dinner at leisure at Old Faithful Inn.Old Faithful Inn (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Yellowstone National Park has so much to see you need a second day. Witness some of Yellowstone’s abundant geysers, thundering waterfalls, bright coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and other geothermal wonders, before following the Lower Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot. Then view the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, carved by the churning waters of the Yellowstone River. Make your way through Hayden Valley before arriving at your accommodation for this evening, a historic 19th century hotel which is located on the shores of Lake Yellowstone.Lake Yellowstone Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)
Leaving the National Parks behind, today it is out into the open planes of western Wyoming and the 1890s town of Cody, named for its founder William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. You’ll experience the authentic “Wild West” at Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which includes the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Draper Museum of Natural History, the Plains Indian Museum and the Buffalo Bill Museum. Tonight, enjoy a western themed evening at the Cody Rodeo or the Cowboy Music Revue (depending on the season).
You will witness spectacular Bighorn Mountain scenery of rugged canyons, sparkling waterfalls and colourful vegetation en route to Buffalo, where a fabulous cookhouse lunch, horseback ride, roping demonstrations and a horse whispering session at the TA Ranch await your arrival. Then it’s on to a second Wyoming ranch where you will enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.
Today is a journey into the Black Hills of South Dakota, a spectacular location, where you’ll have lunch at the Crazy Horse Memorial, a grand rock sculpture that will stand as the largest stone carving in the world once completed. Next, it’s on to famous Mount Rushmore, a majestic mountain where the faces of former presidents are carved into the granite. Later, arrive in Rapid City and enjoy a farewell reception and dinner tonight.The Rushmore Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
There’s time for some last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping before your transfer to Rapid City Airport for your flight back to the UK.
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