Mayflower Tours 9 Days * 13 Meals
The Mayflower Way
* 13 Meals (5 Dinners and 8 Breakfasts)
* Round trip airport transfers
* Take an exciting open-air Jeep tour through Custer State Park to view the heards of American Bison
* Black Hills touring including Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest statue in the world
* See the amazing lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue monument in the world
* Tour the historic town of Deadwood including legendary Boot Hill Cemetery
* Visit awe-inspiring Devils Tower National Monument
* Tour the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody
* Spend 2 nights in Yellowstond National Park, America's first national park and home to famed geyser, Old Faithful
* Snake River float trip through Grand Teton National Park
* Spend 2 nights in Jackson Hole and enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Bar J Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show
* Salt Lake City touring including the Great Salt Lake, Temple Square and Pioneer State Park
* $45 in Mayflower Money
Click on the link below to view a video about Yellowstone, Grand tetons and Mt. Rushmore.
Thursday, September 12 - Friday, September 20, 2019
Arrive in South Dakota
Begin your Westen frontier adventure as you gather in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at 6:00pm for dining suggestions.
Black Hills Touring and Custer State Park Jeep Ride
We begin the day with an exciting open-air jeep ride through Custer State Park.
Enjoy the interesting sights and colorful commentary of our driver/guides on our ride through the park in search of the country's largest heard of American bison.
Next we'll visit the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest statue, which will be 563 feet high and 641 feet long when completed!
Following an afternoon break at our hotel, we'll experience all the greatness of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, with sightseeing, dinner and the inspiring lighting ceremony.
Deadwood and Devils Tower
The town of Deadwood was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967 and preserves the history and legends of the Wild West from its beginnings as a mining town.
Our brief tour of the town takes us along the same streets walked by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. We'll also visit Boot Hill, the final reasting place of some of Deadwood's famous citizens. Crossing Wyoming today we come to Devils Tower National Monument. Towering 1,267 feet abouve Belle Fourche River, this looming monolith served as the backdrop for the classic Steven Spielberg film " Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Buffalo Bill Territory
We travel today across the expansive Bighorn Mountains, where cowboys still graze their flocks of sheep and herds of cattle as in the days of the Old West. As legendary as the sweeping plains and towering mountains of the Old West were, so were the grand personalities that became drawn to the frontier. At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, you'll encounter some of these historic figures, including Bill himself, the renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Indian chief Sitting Bull before we arrive in Yellowstone National Park, our home for the next two nights.
Full Day in Yellowstone National Park
A full day of sightseeing in Yelllowstone, the world's first national parkm, features outstanding natural spectacles, including renowned geysers and thermal basins. Our tour begins with the awesome 1,200-foot-deep Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, including views from Inspiration and Lookout Points. Next we'll travel trhough Dunraven Pass and Tower Junction to the terraced formations of Mammoth Hot Springs. Finall, we'll explore Norris Geyser Basin, filled with a incredible variety of steam vents, mud pots, geysers , and hot springs, before returning to our park lodge for dinner this evening.
Old Faithful and Grand Teton National Park
Continuing our tour of Yellowstone National Park, we'll head for storied Old Faithful Geyser, named for its regular eruptions about every 80 to 90 minutes for some 150 years. Next, traveling along Rockefeller Memorial Parkway into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, we'll drive along side lovely Jackson and Jenny Lakes, visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, while, of course, enjoying splendid views of the rugged, towering Tetons along the way. Tonight the dinner bell will call you to the Bar J Chuckwagon for an evening of song, stories, entertainment and authentic cowboy chow.
Scenic Float Trip and Jackson Hole
The spectacular vistas of the Grand Teton Mountains offer a thrilling view from the white waters of the Snake River during a delightful floating trip. With its wooden boardwalks and unique antler-horn arches, downtown Jackson Hole brings the Old West to life. During the summer, catch local cowpokes in action at the Jackson Hole Rodeo, or after Labor Day, enjoy a show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse.
Salt Lake City
Take a step back in time as you explore Salt Lake City's historic Temple Square and walk in the footsteps of the Mormon settlers who founded this city more than 150 years ago. Just as remarkable is the Great Salt Lake, the region's most renowned natural landmark, with its deep, turquoise waters ringed by glistening white sand beaches. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinenr hosted by your Tour Manager.
After breakfast transfer to the Salt Lake City International Airport for flights home anytime today.
Cost Per Person:
$3948.00 pp Double Occupancy
$5247.00 pp Single Occupancy
Travelers Protection Plan -$150 per person Optional
Round trip Motorcoach Transportation to Philadelphia Intl Airport
Round trip air from Philadelphia Intl Airport
Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full)
Hotel Accommodations/Hotel Taxes
2 Nights-Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, South Dakota
1 Night-Holiday Inn, Sheridan, Wyoming
2 Nights-Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
2 Nights Antler Inn or Quality 49er, Jackson, Wyoming
1 Night Doubletree Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sightseeing and Admission Charges (as outlined in itinerary)
Tour Escorted by a Mayflower Tours Representative
If Interested please call or stop in for a more detailed itinerary!
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|R & J Lot|| R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA |
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