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Tour Itinerary

The mining boom may have been more than a century ago, but it’s never too late to strike gold in America’s West. Filled with dazzling nuggets of wonder, this National Parks vacation takes you deep into the golden wilderness of untamed South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. Back-to-back visits to some of the country’s most renowned national parks bring you face-to-face with the monumental sculptures of Mount Rushmore, the explosive geysers of Yellowstone National Park, and the towering spires of Grand Teton National Park. Plus, visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and the gold rush towns of Cody, Jackson, and Deadwood shed light on some of the 19th century’s most famous battles and barroom brawls. After meeting herds of elk, bison, and other area locals, city slickers can get their fix with a visit to lively Salt Lake City.

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Rapid City! At 6:30 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
  2. Day 2
    RAPID CITY Orientation tour. Free time this evening.
    CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Visit the memorial and museum.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    RAPID CITY Scenic drive through Black Hills National Forest en route to Deadwood.
    DEADWOOD Tour with Local Guide. Scenic drive en route to Sheridan.
    SHERIDAN Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SHERIDAN Scenic drive en route to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
    LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Guided sightseeing and museum visit. Scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains en route to Cody.
    CODY Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    CODY Visit to Buffalo Bill Center of The West. Scenic drive through Shoshone National Forest en route to Yellowstone National Park.
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Paint Pots, and more. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive en route to Grand Teton National Park.
    GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Visit to Jackson Lake Lodge includes a [LF] Huckleberry Shake. Scenic drive en route to Jackson.
    JACKSON Horse-drawn covered wagon ride to Cache Creek Canyon. [LF] Bar T-5 chuckwagon cookout and Wild West Show. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    JACKSON Free day. (B)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jackson with a wildlife scenic float on the Snake River. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    JACKSON Scenic drive en route to Salt Lake City.
    SALT LAKE CITY Guided sightseeing tour. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    SALT LAKE CITY Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Routes and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to weather and/or road conditions.
Breakfast daily, 4 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.


Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.


Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.


To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.


Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.


As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.


Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Rapid City: The Rushmore Hotel
The Rushmore Hotel Rapid City is a great place to rest after spending a busy day in Rapid City exploring everything the city offers. The Rushmore Hotel is an eco-friendly hotel representing sustainability in South Dakota. The rooms have a fun decor showcasing the beauty and flavor of South Dakota.
445 Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City SD, United States
Sheridan: Best Western Sheridan Center
The hotel is located at the base of the astonishing Big Horn Mountain Range in historic downtown Sheridan. It is convenient to many local area attractions as well as shopping and dining. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, hot tub, guest laundry, business center, and high-speed Internet access.
612 N. Main Street
Sheridan WY, United States
Cody: Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village - Cody
Located downtown, the Holiday Inn Cody is minutes away from local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a gift shop, and 189 guestrooms.
1701 Sheridan Avenue
Cody WY, United States
Yellowstone National Park: Canyon Lodge - Yellowstone National Park
Canyon Lodge and Cabins is a sprawling facility, featuring the most accommodations in Yellowstone with more than 500 rooms and cabins. Canyon Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the event space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of the park, rooms are not equipped with televisions, radios, air conditioning or Wi-Fi.
C/O Tw Recreational Services
Yellowstone National Park WY, United States
Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - Yellowstone National Park
On the historic site of Fort Yellowstone, this traditional hotel is nestled in the trees alongside the mountains. The features of this hotel include high ceilings, pine wood accents, and 211 cozy guestrooms. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Mammoth Hot Springs Village
Yellowstone National Park WY, United States
Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful Inn - Yellowstone National Park
The most popular of the lodges, Old Faithful Inn is a national historic landmark. This rustic style lodge, was first built in 1904 and offers rustic charm, complete with a large lobby fireplace and shingled exterior. The lodge offer a full service restaurant, cafeteria, deli, and lounge for dining as well as a gift store and an activities desk. Old Faithful Inn is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park WY, United States
Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful Snow Lodge - Yellowstone National Park
Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park's full service hotels. The Snow Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the even space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park WY, United States
Jackson: Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside
The Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins.
475 North Cache Street
Jackson WY, United States
Salt Lake City: Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City
The Radisson is located in downtown Salt Lake City near ample shopping, dining, and attractions. The hotel has concierge service, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, restaurant, lounge, and room service.
215 West South Temple
Salt Lake City UT, United States

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Questions & Answers

Question: Day 2 states that you visit the Mt. Rushmore Memorial. Does that mean we actually go to Mt. Rushmore to see the sculpted faces or is it just a separate memorial?

Yes, the official name for the sculpture of presidential visages carved into the side of Mt. Rushmore is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Question: Can kids go on this tour?

Children as young as 5 years old can travel on this tour with adult supervision.

Question: Is your luggage handled for you to and from the bus?

Yes, luggage handling is included on a Globus tour.

Question: Can I book my airfare through Globus along with transfer to and from the airports

Yes, we will offer you all available options, including through Globus or through a preferred third party. You'll be free to make whichever decision is best for you at the time of booking with us.

Question: What us physical rating 2?

Usually visits a few countries during your itinerary, allowing for 1-3 nights per city stay. Walking tours are usually included and may include uneven surfaces and going up/down stairs. More active activities may be offered as an optional.

Question: What is approximate miles walked per day on the National Parks 10 day tour?

The majority of the walking is optional and happens at the national parks. Typically you can walk as much as half a mile per day or 5 miles in a day. While visiting the parks, some might have walking trails you can opt to do, or you can relax and enjoy the scenery at any spot you please.

Question: My husband and I would like a price for this 10 days tour for the spring of fall of 2021. We would be interested in booking air with you as well from Syracuse, N. Y. And back

2021 prices will not be available until next year.

Question: What does code LF mean

LF is an abbreviation of a program by Globus called Local Favorites. These are hidden gems and traditions with behind-the-scenes activities at different destinations on your trip.

Question: Are meals included

Some meals are included and others you are free to eat where ever you would like. Included meals are: Breakfast daily and 4 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City

Question: How much walking is it? Is it good for seniors?

Walking tours vary in level of intensity. National Parks and forests naturally feature rough terrain and there may or may not be handrails or a wheel chair accessible option. Please note on this specific tour, the maximum elevation is 9,033 feet. Please let your travel consultant know of any special accommodations you may require before booking your trip. They will be able to suggest itineraries to fit your level of activity.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 87 reviews - currently showing 32 reviews with comments only

it was a beautiful trip. lots to see, however it was a little too fast paced for us. Should have been about 12 days

Our tour director Janice and driver Frenchy went above and beyond to ensure everyone got to see as much as possible. We saw many more things in addition to what was listed on the itinerary. They were positive and professional always. I would travel with them again. The pace was perfect.

This vacation far exceeded all of my expectations. This was truly a vacation of a lifetime and it did not disappoint. Globus provided a wonderful tour director who was informative, fun and highly entertaining. I would certainly use them in the future for my own trips and definitely recommend them to others to consider.

We had a very good trip. Unfortunately the mid/late May weather did not cooperate. The unanticipated El Nino weather pattern still persisted, bringing unseasonable cold, rainy, snowy conditions. Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial were obscured by fog. But our Globus tour director changed the itinerary to take us back for multiple attempts for a better view. He also provided other minor changes that benefited us throughout the trip. The hotels were very nice to excellent except for one that is an old historic lodge in Yellowstone. Although the plumbing and rooms were antique the included meal at the Old Faithful Inn (order anything on the menu) was fantastic! Throughout the trip we saw beautiful scenery and quite a bit of wildlife. The snow added to the beauty. It was definitely a worthwhile adventure. The weather finally cooperated our last day, in Salt Lake City, and our time there was most enjoyable.

Very dissatisfied with two of the places that we stayed. One was at Yellowstone Mammoth Hot Springs. We were supposed to be staying at the lodge but it was being renovated and had to stay in cramped cabins. Since there are no lights allowed in the park, it was difficult for us to find our way back to our cabin after dinner as it was dark by then. Also, I do not like hotels with outside entry to rooms. We were unable to place our luggage outside the room the next morning as there is always a possibility that someone could steal them.

Our trip was wonderful. Everything was professionally executed. All details were organized and easy to follow. Our tour director was knowledgeable and both informative and personable. I loved it.

They should offer a night tour of Mt. Rushmore as they honor all past and present Military and retire the flag for that day each night.

The tour director was knowledge, organized and friendly. She showed the video clips, in the bus, of the coming destination, which helped understand the background history of these destinations. Well conducted tour.

The trip was wonderful. We were well informed by our tour guide. Our drive was excellent. Everyone had a great time.

Tour Director and Bus Driver were excellent. Fantastic scenery. Hotels were as expected. Only issue was that we went at end of the season, so limited dining services in Yellowstone due to staff shortages, long lines for meals (45 minutes).

The itinerary accurately described the trip - the tour director and driver were a great team, providing plenty of facts and interesting side stories to add to the tour - our particular tour had some weather issues that were handled perfectly by the guide and drier to give us all the feeling we were all in this together and did their best to address and & all comcerns and make the best of the situation.

There was a lot of free time on the tour that could have been better used.

Globus National Park Tour was wonderful! The Tour Director and the Bus Driver were very professional, personable and very caring; experts in every way...making for a most enjoyable tour-adventure.

This was a wonderful trip. We have used Globus many times and they are very reliable and top notch.

We were very happy with all aspects of our trip.

I had Globus tour started on July 6, 2017. I have been touring with Globus 3 or 4 Times. Great tours, very organized, tour directors knowlageble and intelligent.

Very nice tour. We had a great escort and great driver.

This was my husband and I's 6th Globus tour (US National Parks: Rapid City SD to Salt Lake City UT) and was as excellent and suited to our needs as all previous trips: 10 days or less; up early and on the go almost nonstop; perfect combination of educational, scenic, nature, historical, cultural, free time; covered many cities, one or two nights maximum in each place; highly knowledgeable and wonderfully organized tour director; friendly, prompt and respectful fellow bus travelers. Meals were adequate to excellent - only disappointment was some of the hotel breakfast buffets; hotel accommodations were always clean and comfortable, a couple ritzier and more luxurious. Every Globus trip, including this one, has exceeded our expectations, and we will likely never use another tour company.

Excellent tour director & driver. Hotel locations are so convenient for viewing the attractions on the park.

Our tour America's National Parks was more than expected. The parks visited and the accommodations were wonderful. If you have not been to these National Parks, there is no way to imagine their splendor. Our tour guide was knowledgable and more than willing to be of service. Our driver was the best there could be.

This trip exceeded our expectations. The accomodations, food, staff we top notch. I would highly recommend this trip!

This was an absolutely terrific tour....in every way!

This trip exceeded all of our expectations.

Globus had superior guide and bus driver. All hotels were above and appro for each destination

The tour director added some things that were not included in the original tour description and provided a detailed hard copy of each days activities. One of the hotels was not in the best condition.

I have already recommended this trip to a friend. Thanks for helping.

The trip was wonderful and exceeded our expectations, especially the accommodations. The agent was great to work with. Good job!!!

We were very happy with the Tour Director and the Driver.

The trip we booked was by far very enjoyable and we both feel we received the best price for the guided tour, bus service and accomodations. Our tour director from Globus was excellent and handled all our personal needs on the trip. All of our accomodations were excellent and comfortable. I doubt we could have seen as much as we did in those ten days if we had gone on our own and that is the reason we chose to do a guided tour with Globus.

Loved the tour. Our Tour Guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of wild life in Yellowstone and all of our questions were answered. We would book another trip with Globus thru you. Thanks for a great trip!!!!!

The accomodations at Mammoth Hot Springs were deplorable. Would never stay there again.

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