The Trailblazer 2014

The Trailblazer 2014


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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.

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Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From glitzy Las Vegas to the red rocks of Sedona to the dramatic Grand Canyon, this exciting program will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Travel along a portion of Route 66 into the rugged desert landscapes of Arizona and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people. Explore the incredible national parks of Utah, filled with unusual sandstone spires and breathtaking trails for you to discover on this magnificent trip.

Day 1 - ARRIVE LAS VEGAS
Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and then enjoy the afternoon to familiarise yourself with the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (Superior First Class)

Day 2 - LAS VEGAS u2013 ROUTE 66 u2013 SEDONA
Say good-bye to Sin City and hit the "Mother Road" on historic Route 66. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Poco Diablo Resort (First Class)

Day 3 - SEDONA u2013 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
This morning, enjoy some free time to stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets, browse a gallery full of local art inspired by the striking landscapes and pure mountain light, or just relax with a cup of coffee and a croissant at a cosy bakery. If adventure's more your thing, take an optional excursion by jeep into Red Rock Country. Then depart for Grand Canyon National Park with a drive through Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon — you'll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows.(Full Breakfast)
National Park Lodges (National Park Lodges)

Day 4 - GRAND CANYON u2013 MONUMENT VALLEY u2013 LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS)
Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. Then, follow Desert View Drive and wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people. Stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert—the rugged landscape changing hour by hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Visit the Code Talkers Exhibit in Kayenta and learn how the Navajos were one of America's greatest secrets during World War II. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you'll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America's most beautiful lakes.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Lake Powell Resort & Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms) (First Class)

Day 5 - LAKE POWELL FREE TIME
The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186-mile (300-kilometre) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather some of your travelling companions for an optional raft excursion down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake's glittering bays. Tonight, meet with a naturalist, your Local Expert, for a fascinating slideshow about the ecology and survival strategies of the desert wildlife of the Colorado Plateau.(Full Breakfast)

Day 6 - LAKE POWELL u2013 BRYCE CANYON & ZION NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS)
Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park's bristlecone pines, the world's longest-living trees. Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. You'll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion Canyon. Throughout your stay, you'll never be far from the natural glories of Zion; even your room has a view of the canyon.(Full Breakfast)
The Majestic View Lodge (First Class)

Day 7 - ZION NATIONAL PARK FREE TIME
You have the entire day to immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the park home. Or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.(Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 - ZION u2013 DEPART LAS VEGAS
From Zion, head west to the thriving town of St. George, nestled between the Mojave Desert and the cool Pine Valley Mountains, and home to Utah's first Mormon temple. Travel along one of the most expensive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A complimentary transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m.(Full Breakfast)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Las Vegas Try your luck in the "Entertainment Capital of the World."
  • Route 66 Travel along a portion of this historic highway.
  • Sedona Journey through scenic Red Rock Country.
  • Oak Creek Canyon Travel through the stunning natural beauty of stunning red cliffs and gorgeous ponderosa pine.
  • Kayenta Learn about the Code Talkers of World War II.
  • Grand Canyon National Park Stay inside the park; marvel at the sights from the South Rim.
  • Monument Valley Join an informative guided excursion in open-air vehicles through this spectacular region.
  • Lake Powell Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this desert lake.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Travel along the amphitheatre of pink, orange and red hoodoos.
  • Zion National Park Explore the towering rock formations of Zion Canyon.

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 4 evening meals:
  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas
  • 2 three-course dinners
  • Farewell Dinner with wine in Zion

First Class Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation

General Note
Departure notes: October 6 to March 16 departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels, hotel room categories and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.

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Trafalgar Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 2219 reviews about Trafalgar Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Yan T on Sep 24, 2016

Great tour director and driver. The whole trip is worry free and very enjoyable. The nine day trip covered everything I expected and more.

By Doris K on Sep 09, 2016

Hotels were 4 stars, rooms were clean and big, breakfasts and dinners that provided with package were excellent, tour director and bus driver both were friendly and professional both made our trip a memorable once.

By Sita Rama Prasad S on Sep 02, 2016

We all had fun as tour director made it possible for us to be free and express our thought. She was catalyst in making things happen. Bus driver was very good and drove so well we did not feel any motion. he was jovial and friendly. Kept bus very clean.

By John L on Aug 06, 2016

This was our first experience with bus tours, but it will not be our last. The trip provided an excellent cross section of the area, history and people. The guide and driver were excellent and very knowledgeable. The main accommodations and meals were far beyond our expectations. Overall it was an outstanding experience and value.

By Kanda L on Jul 31, 2016

My husband and I are very happy with the trip around the island. The sceneries of the mountains, glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls, lava and rock formations are captivating. The island is extremely clean. We have never breathed any air so fresh and pollutant-free in our lives until we visited Iceland. The Icelanders are very friendly and hardworking. We even saw young girls carry luggage of hotel guests to make extra money. The country also seems crime-free and we felt safe throughout our trip. To our surprise and convenience, we did not need Icelandic Krona while traveling in Iceland since credit cards are accepted everywhere in Iceland. The only downside of the trip is that food is very expensive but the quality of the food in general is good.

By Julie G on Jul 15, 2016

Very well planned and the accommodations were excellent. The guide was fabulous. Loved the trip!!!

By Nanette M on Jul 08, 2016

This trip was a another great experience with Trafalgar. Our Travel Director was exceptional!

By Eileen S on Jul 05, 2016

Loved tour director and driver.

By Peggy C on Jul 05, 2016

While it's a lot of bus riding, the scenery and experiences are well worth the trip. The tour director was top-notch in providing very creative service enhancing the entire experience. It was a wonderful trip and I'd highly recommend it.

By Darrell P on Jul 04, 2016

The accommodations were excellent, although two were not modern with no cell service or internet. The food was very good except at the 320 Ranch. The tour director and the driver were both exceptional. All in all, we had a great vacation. We really enjoyed seeing Yellowstone.

By Nancy G on Jul 03, 2016

This trip becomes quite expensive due to few meals are included. This of course has its pluses and minuses. 47 people on a trip is too many.

By Rita D on Jul 01, 2016

I was completely satisfied with this tour. Areas visited were beautiful. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Our hotels were much nicer than I had expected. Highly recommend this tour.

By Jean C on Jun 26, 2016

Of the six tours we have taken with Trafalgar, this one scored at the bottom of the list. Everything was very well done and the tour director was excellent, but somehow the Scandinavian trip lacked the excitement of former trips. The fjords and Norwegian mountains were beautiful, but the optional offerings were not as interesting as those in other tours. There was also a second Trafalgar bus that followed about fifteen or twenty minutes behind us which made the stops crowded. It was as though there were 96 people on the tour instead of 48. There were separate tour directors, but I definitely didn't like the second bus. I do believe that Trafalgar is an excellent company...it's just that this tour didn't meet our expectations.

By Maureen W on Jun 19, 2016

An excellent experience. Learn to commend this amount about the country in the people. Great for families.


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