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Yellowstone & Western Treasures Cross-Country

Tour Description
Itinerary

A fully-escorted, thrilling journey through some of America’s most scenic National Parks, with comprehensive touring in Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, The Black Hills, The Grand Tetons, & more. Explore majestic Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, epic Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy horse Monument. Enjoy Wild West casino excitement in Deadwood SD, an entire town designated a National Historic Landmark. Revel in the spectacular Big Horn Mountains, long considered sacred by the Sioux, Crow, & Cheyenne Indians. And take in Stunning Jackson Hole, WY, “Gateway to the Grand Tetons.”

Included

  • No price increase for 2017!
  • Tour with the Cross-country experts on this fully-escorted tour aboard the extra-legroom, deluxe “stretch” motorcoach with all the Seniortours extras—complimentary open bar cocktails, soft drinks, snacks, games, & more.
  • 25 meals, including local favorites in Cody, Sioux Falls, & Yellowstone.
  • Majestic Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy horse Monument, & more.
  • Wild West casino excitement in Deadwood SD, an entire town designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • The spectacular Big Horn Mountains, long considered sacred by the Sioux, Crow, & Cheyenne Indians
  • Stunning Jackson Hole, WY, “Gateway to the Grand Tetons.”
  • The inspiring Grand Tetons & Rocky Mountain wilderness
  • South Dakota’s ruggedly beautiful Badlands National Park, 242,000 acres of eroded pinnacles & spires blended with the largest undisturbed grass prairie in the US.
  • The unique "Corn Palace,” built in 1892 to showcase the rich soil of South Dakota, now decorated with murals and designs made of local corn & grains.
  • Unforgettable accommodations throughout!
  • All taxes, admissions, tips to restaurant/ hotel staff, included!
  • Free Cancel Protection: Cancel for any reason up to 45 days prior to tour and receive a full refund. Optional NTA Travel Protection Insurance is also available.
  • Convenient local departure points.

Itinerary

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Show

Day 1: We're bound for our overnight stop amid the rolling hills of Eastern Ohio. D

Day 2: We’re merrily westward-bound as we head for the mighty Mississippi and the Iowa-Illinois border “Quad Cities” area, tonight’s destination. B, D

Day 3: Through amber waves of grain and across Iowa today, on our way to Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city. B, D (Fly-Ride passengers will join the tour today; please arrange flights to arrive in Sioux Falls Airport after 3 pm)

Days 4 & 5: We ride across the prairie into the Black Hills Nat’l Forest. Listen carefully and you might hear the hoots and hollers of the cowboys & Indians of the old west. We’re bound for a 2-night stay in colorful Deadwood, SD, a town that traces its wild west roots to the 1870s and has enjoyed new life with the addition of a full-service downtown casino. During our stay here, we’ll enjoy expertly-guided touring of Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse Monument with our own expert guide. 2B, 2L

Day 6: Magnificent Wyoming scenery as we ride over Big Horn Pass through Wyoming's incomparable Big Horn Mountains! Tonight’s destination is Cody, WY, namesake of western legend Buffalo Bill Cody. B, L, D

Day 7: Get ready for your Yellowstone National Park adventure. Look around and let the scenery renew your spirit. Yellowstone is widely held to be the first National Park in the world, and the area has been home to aboriginal Americans for over 11,000 years. It wasn’t until 1872, however, that President Grant signed the law that created the Park. We’ll relax here for the next two nights. B, D

Day 8: Today we’ll enjoy a comprehensive tour of Yellowstone National Park’s highlights. We’ll see Old Faithful, the first named geyser in the park, known for its predictable eruptions every 91 minutes. We’ll also see “Paint-pots,” the bubbling mini-volcano hot springs that dot the park. We’ll enjoy an all-day tour of this magnificent national treasure before returning to our hotel. B, D

Day 9: Today we’ll explore Grand Teton Nat'l Park and lodging in historic Jackson, WY, amid the grandeur of the Grand Tetons, where some of Hollywood’s most famous westerns were filmed. B

Day 10: Through the Rockies into Cowboy & Indian territory. We’ll spend the night in Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital and most populous city, home to over 50 locations listed on the National Historic Register. D

Day 11: We’re eastward bound across “the Cornhusker State” of Nebraska. Our casino hotel awaits us in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this evening. B, D (Fly-Ride passengers depart today from Cheyenne, WY)

Day 12: Merrily rolling homeward, with more fun, games and good times on the motorcoach! We cross the mighty Mississippi today. Overnight in Quad Cities at Isle of Capri Casino! .B, L

Day 13: Our adventure draws to a close. Our destination this evening is Cambridge, OH. We’ll enjoy a farewell dinner tonight. B, D

Day 14: Happily we ride eastward, bound for home. B