Spirit of the American Wild West with Globus
Follow in the pioneer spirit of the wild frontier with a guided tour of the American West. Your escorted tour through Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming’s American West starts in the “Mile High City” of Denver to see its historic sites at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Continue to the black hills of South Dakota to see the spectacular monument to four U.S. presidents, carved into historic Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Your escorted holiday through the American West explores South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado—where legends were made in fur trading, cattle ranching, cowboys, rodeos, railroads, and magnificent wildlife of the western plains and mountain peaks of the United States.
Departs 27 Sep 2019
10 nights - Denver roundtrip
From only $2,999pp* twin share
Save $630 per person!
An experience worth sharing! Stay overnight in the old-world charm of Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel — inspiration for Stephen King’s thriller, The Shining.
Explore your way through the gems of America's Wild West starting from Denver, Colorado*! Contact us TODAY to find out more and to book in this deal! Simply fill out the enquiry form, or give us a call on 1300 487 283. Don't miss out!
*Terms & Conditions: From price of $2,999 is per person, twin share, based on 27 September 2019 departure and includes a 10% discount when you book & deposit by 27 November 2018. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, is subject to tour availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Deposit of $250 per person per tour is required within 7 days or by 27 November 2018 (whichever comes first) to secure reservation and offers. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. All information is correct as at 26 July 2018 but are subject to availability, black-out periods and change or withdrawal. Itinerary advertised is taken from the supplier. For more information please contact your itravel agent. Promotion ends 27 Nov 2018 unless sold out prior.
ARRIVE IN DENVER.
Welcome to colourful Colorado! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of the "Mile High City," includes Union Station, historic neighbourhoods, and RED ROCKS AMPHITheatre to view the naturally formed acoustic stage. Here, visit the Colorado Music Hall of Fame to learn of the legendary music acts that played here, from Johnny Cash to the Beatles. Then, visit BUFFALO BILL'S GRAVE & MUSEUM to learn about the life of William F. Cody who brought the Wild West alive through his travelling show in the late 1800s. This evening, dine at the BUCKHORN EXCHANGE, Denver's original steakhouse serving Old West fare since 1893. (B,D)
DENVER-ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK-ESTES PARK.
Leave Denver for Grand Lake and the western entrance of ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK. Take scenic Trail Ridge Road, once known as the "Dog Trail" by the Arapaho people, and travel over the Continental Divide through high alpine fields. As you travel along the national scenic byway, watch for the regal elk that call this region home. (B) SPECIAL FEATURE: Tonight, stay at the Stanley Hotel, known for its old world charm, modern accommodations, and as the inspiration for American horror novelist, Stephen King's, The Shining. Enjoy panoramic views of Estes Lake and the Colorado Rocky Mountains while exploring the hotel's iconic past guest list. Another special feature by Globus. NOTE: The drive through Rocky Mountain National Park is subject to favorable road and weather conditions.
ESTES PARK-MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL-KEYSTONE.
Today, travel north through the grasslands of Wyoming and into the majestic black hills of South Dakota. Visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. (B)
KEYSTONE. EXCURSION TO PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION & BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast, visit PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION where a local Lakota guide will discuss the history of these great historic people. Visit the Red Cloud Indian School and Heritage Centre to learn more about the school's purpose, the reservation, and challenges faced by the Lakota people. Afterward, continue to BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK to see spectacular scenery in the region. (B,L,D)
KEYSTONE-CUSTER STATE PARK-CRAZY HORSE MEMORIALDEADWOOD.
This morning, visit CUSTER STATE PARK and enjoy a BUFFALO SAFARI. Along the way, watch for free roaming bison, elk, or charismatic burros. Next, visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain paying respect to the great Lakota leader, Chief Crazy Horse. Then, off to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush for a guided tour highlighting the towns colourful past and characters. Overnight, discover Deadwood's Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. (B)
DEADWOOD-FORT LARAMIE NHS-LARAMIE.
Today, return to Wyoming for a visit to the FOR T LARAMIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. Originally established as a fur trading fort where caravans of Lakota would trade buffalo robes each spring, it eventually became known as a military post playing a key r ole in the Indian Wars. Later, continue south to Laramie where the Wild West culture still lives. (B)
LARAMIE-MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST-STEAMBOAT SPRINGS.
After breakfast, travel along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway through MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST and enter northern Colorado. Along the way, look for moose, pronghorn sheep, bears, and even wolverines that call this region home. Later, arrive in Steamboat Springs, once the summertime hunting ground for the Native American Ute and more recently settled by generations of cattle ranchers creating today's well-known authentic cowboy culture. This evening, you may wish to attend the weekly famous Jackpot Pro Rodeo. (B) NOTE: The Snowy Range Scenic Byway route is subject to favorable road and weather conditions. NOTE: The Jackpot Pro Rodeo operates Friday and Saturdays from mid-June through mid-August.
Today is at leisure. Perhaps, take a stroll around town to learn about Steamboat's remarkable Olympic heritage. Visit the many quaint shops on Lincoln Avenue, soak in the hot springs, or take the Steamboat Gondola for endless hikes and chances to spot Rocky Mountain wildlife. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
This morning, travel to Denver International Airport for guests who have homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3 pm. The tour ends at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Centre hotel in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights. (B)