The Trailblazer
Escorted Tour

Las Vegas • Grand Canyon National Park • Monument Valley • Lake Powell • Zion National Park

Experience some of America’s most spectacular natural wonders, from the golden pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon to the red and lavender shades of the Painted Desert and Sedona’s red rock cliffs and buttes on The Trailblazer escorted tour.

Begin your holiday by flying to Las Vegas and spending a night in Sin City enjoying the sights and sounds of the Strip. Las Vegas is the perfect start point for this escorted tour as the first stop is a visit to Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. Rise early next morning to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. Back on the road, wind your way along Oak Creek Canyon towards Sedona and Monument Valley where you’ll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. Here you’ll have a day at leisure to hike, relax in the sun on the shores of this crystal-blue lake or kayak on its waters in search of secluded bays.

Continue your escorted tour holiday to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park before travelling to Zion National Park for the last two nights. Again, you’ll have a day at leisure to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America’s early pioneers and Native Americans. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools.

Your holiday finishes back in Las Vegas or you can choose to extend your stay either in Las Vegas or another US city.

From €2529pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Las Vegas
  • 7 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels
  • 7 full breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi and personal audio headsets
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • Quote Ref: 51346590

The Exciting Parts

  • Scenic drives in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive, Oak Creek Canyon
  • Scenic drive along a portion of Route 66 /li>
  • See glittering Lake Powell
  • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park

Your Adventure...

Arrive in Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park - Sedona
Sedona - Monument Valley - Lake Powell (2 nights)
Lake Powell
Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park (2 nights)
Zion National Park
Zion National Park - Depart Las Vegas
  • Day 1 Arrive in Las Vegas

    Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
    HOTEL: Tropicana Las Vegas

  • Day 2 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park

    Say goodbye to Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, hit the "Mother Road" on historic Route 66. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon. You'll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows.
    HOTEL: National Park Lodges

  • Day 3 Grand Canyon National Park - Sedona

    Rise early to watch the first rays of sun hit the Grand Canyon and consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Travel south through Kaibab National Forest, then wind your way along Oak Creek Canyon admiring its sea of ponderosa pines. Amidst the beautiful Red Rocks, we settle in to the artists' enclave of Sedona, our home for tonight. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or join an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. We dine at our hotel this evening.
    HOTEL: Poco Diablo Resort

  • Day 4 Sedona - Monument Valley - Lake Powell (2 nights)

    Back on the road, head north and stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe sample some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert, the rugged landscape changing hour-by-hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you'll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America's most beautiful lakes. Enjoy dinner at your resort among the stunning scenery tonight.
    HOTEL: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms)

  • Day 5 Lake Powell

    Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer, spending the day exploring this exquisite lakeside setting on your terms. Perhaps rise early for an exhilarating hike, relax in the sun on the shores of this crystal-blue lake or kayak on its waters in search of secluded bays. Consider embarking on an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or take a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.
    HOTEL: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms)

  • Day 6 Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park (2 nights)

    Continue your journey to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor - the world's largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park's rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights.
    HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express Springdale

  • Day 7 Zion National Park

    A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America's early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park's resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there.
    HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express Springdale

  • Day 8 Zion National Park - Depart Las Vegas

    Head west and wind along the interstate that skirts the Virgin River Gorge traversing the vast arid expanses of the Mojave Desert. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay.

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