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National Park Loop

8 Days Guided Tours

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A sense-assaulting city break favourite, Las Vegas dazzles the eyes with flashing neon, the ears with eternally-chiming slot machines, and even the taste buds with all-you-can-eat ‘global’ buffets.

But don’t think leaving Las Vegas will relieve your senses. This mini city with maximum attitude sits among some of the States’ most awe-inspiring scenery. And this eight day loop takes you to see show-stopping attractions beyond that famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign.

You’ll experience the Grand Canyon from every angle – flying in a private jet over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River, before a road trip with stops along the canyon’s rim, and a vintage train journey on the Grand Canyon Railway to Williams. If the scenery doesn’t steal the show, the train’s old-fashioned shootout and railway robbery just might.

Ticking off ‘Route 66’ on your bucket list, you’ll stroll down parts of the historic road in Williams and Flagstaff. But it’s the roads out of town that promise the biggest eye-openers, as you follow them to see the otherworldly slots of Antelope Canyon, the iconic ‘Western film set’ scenery of Monument Valley, the rose-hued hoodoos and amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon, and the paradoxical lush forests and dramatic cliffs of Zion; all before returning to the high-drama of Las Vegas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Las Vegas

Fly from the UK to Las Vegas. Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights, non-stop excitement and tons of fun around every corner. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport, meet an ATI representative at the airport who will assist you with pre-arranged seat-in transfer to your hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director. Free time this evening allows you to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy breathtaking views during a 30-minute ride on the all-new, 550ft tall 'High Roller', the world’s tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to hit the Strip. Accommodation stay – 1 night in Las Vegas.

Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Williams

Today, board your private aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Glide over Hoover Dam & Lake Mead where you’ll see the Colorado River snaking its way through the length of the Canyon, continuing to carve out its history. Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport you’ll board a motorcoach and embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the Rim at impressive outlooks whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities. Join Grand Canyon Railway’s vintage train to Williams. Once on-board the train you can sit back, relax and watch a remarkable world go by out your window while being entertained by strolling musicians. There’s even an old fashioned shoot out and train robbery. (B,L). Accommodation stay – 1 night in Williams. Flight time from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park: 30 minutes; train time aboard the Grand Canyon Railway’s vintage train: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Day 3: Williams – Page

Today’s motorcoach journey allows you to get your kicks while traveling the portions of Historic Route 66 that make up the main streets in both Williams and Flagstaff. Just north of Flagstaff, Sunset Crater National Monument showcases the results of recent volcanic activity with its colourful cinder cones and huge expanse of jagged, twisted lava, still uncovered by any vegetation and pure black in colour even though the last major eruption was in 1065. Continuing on to Page, located on Lake Powell’s doorstep, you’ll find you are right in the heart of unparalleled outdoor beauty. (B). Accommodation stay – 2 nights in Page – Lake Powell Resort. Coach mileage from Williams to Page: 175 miles.

Day 4: Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley

Enjoy a full day exploring the Navajo Nation. Experience a harmony you’ve never felt before in Antelope Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Formed over hundreds of years of water running through sandstone, Antelope Canyon is both a sacred site for the Navajo and a favourite destination for visitors from around the world. Once a vast lowland basin, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. (B).

Day 5: Page – Bryce Canyon – Zion 

Today, heading west via motorcoach you’ll make your way to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters where the power of wind, water and geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs and shaped the colourful limestone rock into thousands of spires called 'hoodoos'. Continue to Zion National Park, Utah’s oldest national park known for its incredible canyons, lush forests and spectacular views. Here, you can gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red which soar into the bright blue sky. (B). Accommodation stay – 1 night in Zion. Coach mileage from Page to Bryce Canyon: 160 miles; coach mileage from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park: 80 miles.

Day 6: Zion – Las Vegas

Continuing west via motorcoach you’ll return to Las Vegas. Leisure time upon arrival allows you to take in more of the city’s sites. Once night sets, you’ll find the Las Vegas Strip really comes alive, lighting up the desert sky with its neon signs and stunning displays. A night tour provides spectacular views of the Strip and Downtown. See The Mirage’s volcano erupt, the Bellagio’s famous dancing fountains, the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, and the incredible Fremont Street Experience light show. (B). Accommodation stay – 1 night in Las Vegas. Coach mileage from Zion National Park to Las Vegas: 170 miles.

Day 7: Depart Las Vegas

Transfer independently to McCarran International Airport for your departure flight. Arrive into UK on Day 8. (B).

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Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the itinerary and additional tour notes

Pre/Post Tour information

If you would like to extend your trip or make the tour part of a longer holiday, we can easily add on a pre or post night stays for you. Our Holiday Advisors will work with you to arrange the best connecting flights and book any additional hotel stays. Simply tell us what you’d like and we can arrange it.

Time difference

GMT -7 hours

Hotel List

Final hotel list confirmed 10 days prior to travel.

Tour inclusions

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Pre-arranged (seat-in) airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned motorcoach transportation throughout
  • Accommodation and sightseeing as listed above
  • Service of an English-speaking guide

Tour exclusions

  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips & gratuities, video camera fees at monuments
  • The required ESTA application
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary

Dining inclusions

1 lunch, and breakfast every day

Journey times

Please note due to long distances covered on some of the tours, there will be some days when the majority of the day will be spent on the coach, so just sit back and enjoy the view.

Group size

Maximum approximately 56 passengers (full coach).

Visa requirements

It's mandatory for everyone travelling to or transferring through the US, under the Visa Waiver Program, to obtain approval to travel no later than 72 hours prior to travel by completing an online process ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) scheme.
Failure to obtain an ESTA could result in the passenger being denied boarding by the airline.
The cost of an ESTA is currently approx $14 per person and can be obtained by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Once completed & approved, the ESTA application is valid for two years and allows multiple visits without the need to reapply – simply update your details on the same website. Travelers can apply for an ESTA even if they have no firm plans to travel to the US.
If you need any further information on the ESTA or you have any other visa queries, then try the Visit USA Website atwww.visitusa.org.uk where further information on the scheme and up to date fee can also be found. The ESTA is very similar to the automated visa that you purchase to enter Australia and is completely paperless