Classic Lodges & Parks of the West Globus

Classic Lodges & Parks of the West

Journey through the west to Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota and discover Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. Stay in classic lodges with breathtaking views and enjoy exclusive experiences such as a buffalo safari and a chuckwagon cookout as well as seeing the world’s largest mammoth excavation.

The 11 day Classic Lodges and Parks of the West tour from Globus Tours is a special kind of adventure with a focus on the landmarks and also the classic ways of traveling. With that in mind, this travel tour is absolutely perfect for those with an affinity for throwback lodges and what it would have been like to be part of the early Americans headed West.


11 Daysfr. $3,267

  • Orientation tour of Rapid City
  • Scenic drive through Badlands National Park
  • Buffalo safari and chuckwagon cookout in Custer State Park
  • Visit to the world's largest mammoth site in Hot Springs
  • Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Sightseeing in Deadwood South Dakota
  • Visit Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming
  • Sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park
  • Sightseeing in Grand Teton National Park
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City
  • The Rushmore Hotel in Rapid City (1 night)
  • State Game Lodge at Custer State Park (2 nights)
  • Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Deadwood, SD (1 night)
  • Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village in Cody (1 night)
  • Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park (2 nights)
  • Each lodge in Yellowstone National Park has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Canyon Lodge, and Grant Village. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.
  • Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside (2 nights)
  • Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN RAPID CITY

Rapid City, USA

Welcome to Rapid City, gateway to the Black Hills. At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

THE RUSHMORE HOTEL

RAPID CITY–BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK–CUSTER STATE PARK

Badlands National Park, USA

After breakfast, enjoy an orientation tour of Rapid City, then visit Badlands National Park to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Afterward, there’s time to explore Wall Drug, known for its quirky roadside signs and free water.

Custer, USA

Later this afternoon, travel into the backcountry and enjoy a Buffalo Safari and Chuckwagon Cookout.

SPECIAL FEATURE: We stay overnight at the historic State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. This gracious stone and wood lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lodge served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Breakfast, Dinner

STATE GAME LODGE AT CUSTER STATE PARK

Custer State Park, USA

This morning, we travel to Hot Springs to visit the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are currently excavating remains of mammoths that were trapped and died in the pond more than 26,000 years ago. After a short tour, you’ll have time to stroll the sidewalks of the dig area and see the paleontology laboratory.

Next, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn.

The remainder of the day is yours to relax in Custer State Park. Perhaps try some fly-fishing, mountain biking, or take a nature walk.

Breakfast, Dinner

STATE GAME LODGE AT CUSTER STATE PARK

CUSTER STATE PARK–MOUNT RUSHMORE–DEADWOOD–SPEARFISH CANYON

Mount Rushmore, USA

Today, visit one of the world’s largest stone monuments: Mount Rushmore National Memorial. At Mount Rushmore, the solid granite faces of four presidents loom more than a thousand feet overhead.

Deadwood, USA

We then continue on a guided tour of the Old West town of Deadwood, where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane marked their place in history.

Spearfish, USA

We spend the night deep in the heart of one of the most breathtakingly beautiful canyons in the world. The location for scenes from the movie Dances With Wolves, Spearfish Canyon Lodge sits nestled among lofty pines and spectacular cliffs.

Breakfast, Dinner

SPEARFISH CANYON LODGE

SPEARFISH CANYON–U–CROSS RANCH–CODY

Spearfish, USA

This morning, drive through scenic Spearfish Canyon and across the grassy plains of Wyoming. Enjoy lunch at an authentic western ranch.

Cody, USA

Next, we cross the Bighorn Mountains via Shell Creek Canyon to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming.

Breakfast, Lunch

HOLIDAY INN BUFFALO BILL VILLAGE - CODY

CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Cody, USA

Enjoy a leisurely visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a fascinating tribute to frontier America.

Yellowstone N.P., USA

Later, depart for Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy two nights inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Canyon Lodge, and Grant Village. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

NOTE: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Breakfast, Dinner

CANYON LODGE - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone N.P., USA

Today, you will see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its Upper and Lower Falls. Watch for herds of bison in Hayden Valley, and view many of Yellowstone’s geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.

Breakfast

CANYON LODGE - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON

Grand Teton, USA

This morning, tour Grand Teton National Park. The jagged Tetons form a perfect backdrop behind Jenny and Jackson Lakes.

Jackson, USA

Next up: the Western town of Jackson. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. You may choose to see a shootout in Town Square, shop for souvenirs, or relax with a cold drink at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

Breakfast

RUSTIC INN AT JACKSON HOLE CREEKSIDE

JACKSON

Jackson, USA

Today is at your leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take an optional float trip down the Snake River.

Breakfast

RUSTIC INN AT JACKSON HOLE CREEKSIDE

JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY

Salt Lake City, USA

Follow the Snake River and lovely Star Valley en route to Utah. Wind along the shores of beautiful Bear Lake before climbing through the Wasatch Mountains and on to the Great Salt Lake Basin and Salt Lake City. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.

Breakfast, Dinner

RADISSON HOTEL DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY

Salt Lake City, USA

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to newfound friends as your tour comes to an end.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, May 30, 2019
$3,267.00
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
$3,371.00
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
$3,371.00
Thu, Jul 25, 2019
$3,371.00
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
$3,371.00
Sat, Sep 07, 2019
$3,371.00
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
$3,371.00
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
$3,371.00
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
$3,371.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,325 to $1,430 Triple Room Reduction per person: $320 to $345
  • Extra Nights per person in Rapid City: In single room $195 In twin room $111 In triple room $84
  • Extra Nights per person in Salt Lake City: In single room $178 In twin room $107 In triple room $84

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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