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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

7 Night from €2,379 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Experience the Old West with this eight-day escorted tour, designed specifically for families, through some of the USAs most exciting and inspiring destinations. From unspoiled landscapes to extraordinary rail journeys, breath-taking national parks and historic landmarks, this journey is an exciting glimpse into life in the Old West. You’ll be treated to fun dining experiences, talks from local experts and exciting drives through the landscape that offer up incredible vistas – a wonderful and memorable experience that showcases the unique sights found here.

Highlights:

  • Drive through the Sonoran Desert to Sedona in Red Rock Country
  • Explore the Grand Canyon with a local expert and admire the incredible views
  • Visit the Cameron Trading Post and Monument Valley
  • Spend time relaxing and taking part in watersports at Lake Powell
  • Finish up your trip at Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

 

Details

Day 1

Phoenix – Scottsdale

Once you've checked into The Saguaro, head straight to the pool for a swim in the sunshine. This evening you'll enjoy a welcome party to meet your tour leader and the rest of the group.

Overnight: The Saguaro

Day 2

Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams

Your trek begins with a drive through the Sonoran Desert to Montezuma Castle National Monument which is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a moment to imagine life for the Sinagua Indians’ here before heading to Sedona in Red Rock Country. Then you can choose to join in a jeep ride to the red rocks.

After a picturesque drive through Oak Creek Canyon you will arrive at Williams, a historic railroad town located on Route 66 which serves as the gateway to the Grand Canyon. In the evening, you’ll be treated to a fun-filled dinner where there will be a range of Arizona wines and craft beers, as well as a pizza bar and games for kids, hosted by the town mayor.

Overnight: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Williams – Grand Canyon

Climb the historic Grand Canyon Railway that sees you pass through the Majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest whilst learning about the tales and folklore of this area. Keep a lookout for the amazing wildlife found here, from elk and mule deer to pronghorn antelope. Meet with a local specialist who will tell you everything you need to know about the Grand Canyonone, of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World that was 1.7 billion years in the making.

Overnight: National Park Lodges (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Lake Powell

Climb out of bed for to watch mesmerising sunrise over the Grand Canyon, then you'll be heading off on the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American crafts and the taste of traditional fry bread. Board an open-air vehicle, bouncing past the imposing mesas and buttes rising up from Monument Valley's red valley floor toward a lakeside family resort tucked into the red rock on the shores of Lake Powell.

Overnight: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Lake Powell

Today is a free day to enjoy the lake and its many activities, with optional activities including a float ride down the Colorado River, a cruise on Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon overlooking the Glen Canyon Dam or watersport activities on the lake itself.

Overnight: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Head to Zion National Park this morning and be overwhelmed by the towering cliffs and canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Take a ride on the park shuttle and see the Virgin River cut through the sandstone. If you like hiking, there’s a scenic and gently-paced trek to the Emerald Pools that offers up some beautiful vistas and is a great experience. Leaving Zion, you’ll make your way along the Mount Carmel Highway – be sure to keep watch for the Great Arch of Zion and the Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive in Bryce Canyon for the final two nights of your trip.

Overnight: BW Plus Ruby’s Inn (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Bryce Canyon National Park

Begin today with a tour of the rim of a great amphitheatre at Bryce Canyon National Park which offers up sensational vistas of the sandstone park. In the afternoon, you’re free to explore at your own pace. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.

Overnight: BW Plus Ruby’s Inn (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8

Bryce Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

Travel along the Virgin River Gorge to make your way into southern Nevada and on to Las Vegas where your tour comes to an end. Transfer to the airport for your departing flight home.

(Breakfast included)

Airport arrival will be at 1:30p.m, please be aware when booking your flights

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Air-conditioned coach; Train
  • Hotels (7 nights)
  • 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners included
  • Visits to Sedona , Montezuma Castle , Grand Canyon National Park , Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley , Lake Powell, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks; Grand Canyon Railway ride
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

Optional extras

  • Transfers to your UK airport are available at an additional cost
  • Additional excursions
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

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