CROWN JEWEL OF THE WEST: SEPTEMBER 11-26, 2020

CROWN JEWEL OF THE WEST: SEPTEMBER 11-26, 2020

Duration:
16 Days
Tour Type:
Multiday
Location:
Price
Package Price per Person: Single $5,000 | Double $3,600

$100.00

10 in stock

Tour highlights include: RV/MH Hall of Fame, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Celebration Belle, Here’s the Beef tour, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue, Devils Tower National Monument, Historic Deadwood, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, House on the Rock, Nautica Queen dinner cruise, and so much more…

Discount:

10 in stock

Departure:
  • September 11, 2020

Accompanied service

Bus Transportation 24 Meals: 15 Breakfasts & 9 Dinners including the Nautica Queen Dinner Cruise 15 Night’s Accommodations RV/MH Hall of Fame Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Celebration Belle Here’s the Beef tour Scotts Bluff National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial & Mount Rushmore National Memorial Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park & Custer State Park, Badlands National Park Jackson Hole
House on the Rock Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue

Schedule

9/11/2020 - Pickup - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 6:00 AM

9/11/2020 - Pickup - Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 6:45 AM

9/11/2020 - Pickup - Utica Delta Marriott – Utica, NY – 8:00 AM

9/26/2020 - Drop off (Approx) - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – TBA

9/26/2020 - Drop off (Approx) - Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – TBA

9/26/2020 - Drop off (Approx) - Utica Delta Marriott – Utica, NY – TBA

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Description

Day one               TOLEDO, OH

Today we travel making our way Westward HO…on an adventure cross-country to see America!

Day two               MOLINE, IL *central time

Start our day with breakfast before continuing our journey, with a morning visit to the RV/MH Hall of Fame museum in Elkhart, Indiana that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Airstream, Winnebago and other American makers.

Traveling through Indiana, along the shore of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was just designated the 61st national park in the U.S.

Check in to the new Hyatt on the Mississippi River to relax and refresh for an evening dinner cruise on the Celebration Belle paddlewheel boat, while cruising the waterways of the great Mississippi River!

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day three            NORTH PLATTE, NE

After breakfast, hop onto our coach as we make our way through Iowa and over the Missouri River, to Nebraska, the Hawkeye State! Spending the night in North Platte and taking a unique dinner tour – Here’s the BEEF, an educational meal explaining what makes good beef from pasture to table!

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day four               CHEYENNE, WY *mountain time

Scotts Bluff National Monument, rising over the otherwise flat prairieland below an essential landmark for those traversing the Oregon and Mormon trails, includes geological and paleontological history. Towering eight hundred feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has been a natural landmark for many peoples, and it served as the path marker for those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails. A Ranger will ride with us to the top, pointing out landmarks, while you enjoy the spectacular views along the way!

Check in at Little America Hotel, followed by dinner at the hotel and free time at your leisure.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day five                JACKSON HOLE, WY

Today we will cross the Continental Divide and travel through the historic western towns of Rawlins and Rock Springs. Enjoy the scenic views of the Winter River Mountain Range en route to Jackson Hole, the Wild West town with its wooden sidewalks and wild saloons including the fabled Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.  Check in for an enjoyable two-night stay at the Hampton Inn. Tonight, enjoy the spirit of the old west with authentic cowboy entertainment and a rib stickin’ barbeque cookout.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day six                  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK 

Grand Teton and Yellowstone are sister national parks that span parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Grand Teton is known for its famous rock mountains, the Teton Range, its lakes and the Snake River, a popular rafting spot where visitors often see moose, elk, beavers and even bald eagles.

OXBOW BEND IN GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK – it’s where the Snake River gets extremely wide and Mount Moran is seen reflecting in the calm water in all its glory. It’s really a sight to behold and one of the best places in the park to see moose, river otters, black bears and the occasional grizzly bear!

Today, we will travel the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway through Grand Teton National Park, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude with scenic stops along the way including Jackson Lake Lodge, Oxbow Bend, and Coulter Bay before returning to Jackson, WY. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the shops and museums of historic downtown Jackson Hole.  Stroll along the old-time boardwalks and enjoy this beautiful historic town.

This evening enjoy a sunset float trip down the Snake River with a dinner on the banks of the Snake River.   

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day seven              YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone, America’s first national park, is known for its yellow sandstone rock formations — particularly the “Grand Canyon” area — and its many geothermal features, including the celebrated geyser Old Faithful, which erupts every 90 minutes. On everyone’s bucket-list destination where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forests. You’ll see many of Yellowstone’s geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring. Be watchful for “bear jams,” traffic backups caused by bears crossing roads or blissfully hanging out, tempting shutterbugs!

Enjoy several photo stops on the way to your hotel for 2 nights at the west entrance of Yellowstone.

Breakfast Included

Day eight           YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Return to Yellowstone National Park Upper Loop for another great day of sightseeing including the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone”, a spectacular deep canyon as colorful as the famous Arizona canyon by the same name and scenic Hayden Valley, an area of gentle rolling hills teeming with wildlife.  Travel over Dunraven Pass to Tower Falls. You’ll also visit Gibbon Falls and Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace, where you can stretch and take the boardwalk to view the multicolored terraced springs up close. Visit Norris Geyser Basin before returning to your hotel for the evening again.

Breakfast Included

Day nine         CODY, WY

Today we travel to the best place to watch the wild things in Yellowstone – Lamar Valley, a habitat for bears, wolves, elk, bison, fox and coyotes….  as we travel through keep the cameras ready!       

Afterwards enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in the area as you travel through Silver Gate over the Scenic Beartooth highway and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway into Cody for an overnight stay. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Cody, Wyoming’s Historic Irma Hotel and the Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue – Authentic cowboy musical styles ranging from cowboy and Americana to bluegrass and gospel.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day ten                HISTORIC DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy an incredibly beautiful drive through the Big Horn Mountains as we journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation to the historic town of Sheridan. Once the stomping grounds of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his Wild West Show. Continue through the beautiful and scenic grasslands of Wyoming enroute to Gillette, WY in the early afternoon and traveling then for a visit to Devils Tower National Monument, an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. Our overnight destination Historic Deadwood, South Dakota.

Breakfast Included

Day eleven        RAPID CITY – KEYSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA

The discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874 set off one of the last great gold rushes in the country and Deadwood boomed with gold seekers, attracting outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers to this tiny “gold camp.”  You’ll enjoy a guided tour of this Old West town and Boot Hill, hearing stories of the famous and infamous like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, that made this town legendary.

Following our tour, depart for Rapid City, South Dakota,

A place where the spirit of the Old West lives on, deep in the heart of the Black Hills, is the friendly town of Keystone, South Dakota and our 2-night lodging at the K Bar S Lodge.  Time to relax and enjoy a nice leisurely dinner before departing to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day twelve              CUSTER STATE PARK

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we depart on a visit to see Crazy Horse Memorial – The World’s Largest Mountain Carving, dedicated to preserving & honoring the North American Indian living culture. The Indian Museum of North America features American Indian art and artifacts from tribes across North America and offers the opportunity for guests to be hands on.  Lunch will be on own.

Travel into the backcountry to Custer State Park for a Buffalo Safari, explore the granite peaks and open ranges of the second-largest state park in America on a guided jeep tour.  The Off-Road Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour allows us to go where no “bus” can go, deep into the buffalo herds!

Inside Custer State Park is located the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious native stone and wood lodge built in 1920, served as the “Summer White House” for Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Dinner will be enjoyed here at the Lodge, a casual yet elegant ambiance that harkens back to the state dinners of the 1927 summer White House.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day thirteen       BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK *central time

Before entering Badlands National Park, we will take a morning break at the famous Wall Drug Store

Located in southwestern South Dakota, the Lakota gave this land its name, “Mako Sica,” meaning “Land Bad.” The Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. It is desolation at its truest, where you can look for miles and see no sign of civilization.

On our way through South Dakota, you’ll enjoy a rest stop near Chamberlain, SD at Dignity (a.k.a. Dignity of Earth & Sky) is a sculpture on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. The 50-foot high stainless-steel statue depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt.

Tonight, enjoy a pleasant night’s rest in Sioux Falls, SD – named after Scenic Falls Park along the Big Sioux River in historic Downtown Sioux Falls.

Breakfast Included

Day fourteen     MADISON, WISCONSIN

Visit House on the Rock – An exotic and eclectic creation of collections, displays, and galleries, House on the Rock is a dazzling retreat built atop a chimney of rock in scenic Southern Wisconsin.

Breakfast Included

Day fifteen         CLEVELAND, OHIO *eastern time

This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner Cruise onboard the Nautica Queen, we share wonderful memories of our “Crown Jewel” western adventure with our new found friends.

Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day sixteen        HOME

Breakfast Included

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