This iconic tour covers all the highlights of the classic American road trip; the spires of the South Dakota Badlands, the bison of Custer State Park, awe-inspiring Devil’s Tower, and of course the majesty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
- Explore the impressive Badlands of South Dakota
- Dinner at the famous Wall Drug Store
- Visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills
- Explore Custer State Park featuring 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pristine lakes and roaming buffalo
- Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour
- See Devil’s Tower and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains
- Dinner and entertainment at the acclaimed Cody Cattle Company
- Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
- Two-night stay at the newly remodeled Grant Village, inside Yellowstone National Park
- Experience the best of Yellowstone with a ranger guide, a day of geological wonders and plenty of wildlife
- Dinner in the Old Faithful Inn, one of the few remaining log hotels in the United States
- Scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop
- Tour the National Museum of Wildlife Art
- Visit to the Golden Spike Tower starts with a BBQ lunch and a guided tour
DAY 1: SOUTH SIOUX CITY, IA D
DAY 2: RAPID CITY, SD
Explore the impressive Badlands of South Dakota today and enjoy dinner at the famous Wall Drug Store and a two-night stay in Rapid City, SD. B, D
DAY 3: RAPID CITY, SD
A local guide will take us to visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and the Black Hills. Travel to Custer State Park featuring 71,000 acres of unspoiled land, pristine lakes and roaming buffalo. Enjoy a Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour into one of the largest herds of bison in North America. Enjoy lunch in the historic State Game Lodge where Presidents Eisenhower and Coolidge dined. B, L
DAY 4: CODY, WY
En route to Cody, WY see Devil’s Tower and pass through the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Tonight, we will relax in the comforts of Cody Cowboy Village, a luxury log cabin lodging surrounded by scenic mountains to be enjoyed from the chairs on your cabin’s porch. Dinner and entertainment at the acclaimed Cody Cattle Company this evening. B, D
DAY 5: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West before traveling into Yellowstone National Park. Unpack your bags for a two-night stay at the newly remodeled Grant Village, located near the West Thumb inside the park, which affords us easy access to the many sites featured in the first national park in the world. B, D
DAY 6: YELLOWSTONE COMES ALIVE!
Bring your cameras and be prepared to enjoy the best of Yellowstone with a ranger guide, a day of geological wonders and plenty of wildlife. Enjoy dinner in the Old Faithful Inn, one of the few remaining log hotels in the United States and featuring a 65-foot ceiling in the lobby and the rhyolite fireplace. B, D
DAY 7: JACKSON, WY
Head south to Moose, Wyoming and follow your nose towards the aromatic campfire smoke to savor a good old-fashioned Dornan’s Chuckwagon lunch. Enjoy a scenic float on the Snake River with the Grand Tetons as the backdrop and a narration about the region’s wildlife, history, and geology. Continue into historic Jackson for leisure time to explore Jackson Square and a two-night stay. B, L
DAY 8: JACKSON, WY
Tour the National Museum of Wildlife Art overlooking the National Elk Refuge and enjoy a free afternoon in Jackson. B
DAY 9: CHEYENNE, WY
Enjoy a guided tour of the Wyoming Frontier Prison whose colorful past is a remnant of the grizzly old west and roll into Cheyenne for dinner and an overnight stay. B, D
DAY 10: UNION PACIFIC RAIL LINE
The East meets West on the Rail Line in North Platte, NE where a visit to the Golden Spike Tower starts with a BBQ lunch and a guided tour of the Canteen and Tower with impressive view of the world’s largest railroad yard. More than 150 trains and 10,000 rail cars a day enter Bailey Yard! Overnight in Lincoln, NE. B, L
DAY 11: RETURN HOME B
- Departure: September 7, 2022
- Return: September 17, 2022
- Double: $3199
- Triple/Quad: $2779
- Single: $3999
*Price per person + travel insurance TBD
Dakota Dunes, SD: 86° / 64°
Rapid City, SD: 86° / 62°
Cody, WY: 85° / 56°
Yellowstone, WY: 72° / 36°
Grand Teton, WY: 77° / 41°
Cheyenne, WY: 83° / 55°
Lincoln, NE: 89° / 68°
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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