The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016 and to celebrate, Globus is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit 34 of the country’s exciting national parks and historic sights. From archeological treasures to stunning and dramatic scenery, this national parks tour traveling across the United States is as unique as the national parks visited. </BR></BR>From the vast deserts and lava beds to alpine landscapes full of lakes, waterfalls, rugged mountains, and wildflowers, breathtaking scenery awaits you on this marvelous vacation. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations—sandstone cliffs, hoodoos, and arches—in Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches National Parks. See stunning mountains, gorgeous alpine scenery, and fascinating wildlife on visits to Denali, Glacier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton, Mount Rainier, Acadia, and Yellowstone National Parks. Wait until you see the size of the trees in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and the volcanic landscapes in Hawai’i Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks. Other scenic highlights include multiple cruises, including a cruise into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge, and a 7-night Alaska cruise. </BR></BR>This national parks tour also gives you an opportunity to step back in time and experience America’s history where it happened. At Mesa Verde National Park, see cliff dwellings inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo long before Europeans explored North America. Visit Yorktown Battlefield, where the British surrendered to Washington’s troops in 1781; be inspired by the determination of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park; visit the birthplace of America at Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed, at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park; witness the site of the crucial turning point of the Civil War at Gettysburg National Military Park; and honor troops who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and Washington DC’s Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans, and World War II Memorials.</BR></BR>Throughout this tour, Globus has arranged special experiences to help make your vacation unique. Enjoy stargazing programs in Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks—two of the most breathtaking places to watch the stars! Learn about Shenandoah as you enjoy S’mores around a fire, and witness buffalo in their natural environment on a buffalo safari in Custer State Park. Enjoy wine tastings in Sonoma, Temecula, Washington’s Wine Region, and Colorado’s Wine Country. Or how about Colonial-style dinners at historic taverns in Williamsburg and Gettysburg? These are just a sampling of the many out-of-the-ordinary experiences included on this national parks tour. </BR></BR>From Hawaii to Maine, this tour celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary is a vacation not to be missed. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the amazing memories you’ll create along the way!
HONOLULUTraditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial & Museum; partial oceanview roomKONAVisit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, [LF] Punalu’u Bake Shop, and [LF] Kona Coffee Living History Farm; luau and Polynesian show; partial oceanview roomKAUAILunch in Princeville overlooking Bali Hai, visit “Opaeka’a Falls and Spouting Horn; Visit Waimea Canyon and [LF] Kauai Coffee Company Plantation,MAUIVisit ‘Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park; partial oceanview roomSEATTLEDinner at a waterfront restaurant SPOKANESightseeingGLACIER NATIONAL PARKTravel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammer buses; enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake McDonaldWHITEFISH[LF] Western ranch BBQ dinner with sing-along; visit the Conrad Mansion; gondola rideWALLACEGuided tour of a silver mineCOEUR D’ALENESightseeing cruiseHELLS CANYONScenic cruise and [LF] BBQ lunchLEWISTONNez Perce National Historic Park, visit Pataha Flour MillZWASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY[LF] Winery tour & tastingMOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARKSightseeingVALDEZCruise Prince William Sound DELTA JUNCTION Visit the living history homesteadFAIRBANKSPan for gold at Gold Dredge #8; cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery; enjoy an Alaska salmon bake FAIRBANKS–DENALI Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome ServiceDENALI NATIONAL PARKDinner and [LF] exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expeditionBIG LAKE [LF] Visit Happy Trails Kennels ANCHORAGE Sightseeing tour; dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with [LF] storyteller presentation KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park7 DAY ALASKA CRUISE ON HOLLAND AMERICA7 Day cruise aboard the MS ZaandamVANCOUVERSightseeing; service of a local hostLAS VEGASOrientation tourGRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK SightseeingMONUMENT VALLEY[LF] Navajo cookout; [LF] 4-wheel-drive tour MOABVisit Arches National ParkGRAND JUNCTION [LF] Lunch & wine tasting CUSTER STATE PARK Excursion to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial; [LF] buffalo safari & cookoutDEADWOOD City sightseeingDEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENTSightseeingCODYVisit the Buffalo Bill Center of the WestYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKSightseeingGRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK SightseeingSALT LAKE CITYOrientation tourBRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKSightseeingZION NATIONAL PARK SightseeingSAN FRANCISCOSightseeing; [LF] Chinatown walking tour with lunchSONOMA[LF] Guided tour of wine caves & tastingVIRGINIA CITY Historic trolley tour; guided silver & gold mine tourYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKYosemite Valley floor tour by tramSEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKSightseeing, [LF] stargazing programMONTEREYSightseeing including scenic 17-Mile Drive; [LF] dinner at Monterey AquariumDENVERSightseeing tour; excursion to Rocky Mountain National Park, special Centennial Celebration dinnerGEORGETOWNExcursion on the Georgetown Loop RailroadSILVERTONRide the narrow-gauge railroad to DurangoMESA VERDE NATIONAL PARKVisit cliff dwellings and museumTAOSVisit to [LF] Taos PuebloSANTA FEGuided trolley tour; visit Loretto ChapelCHIMAYO[LF] Visit Santuario de Chimayo; enjoy lunch at historic Rancho de ChimayoROYAL GORGE BRIDGEWalk across the spanCOLORADO SPRINGSRide the cog railroad up Pikes Peak; Garden of the Gods, [LF] enjoy a Native American presentation by cowboy StorytellerNEW YORKSightseeing, service of a Local HostAMTRAK TRAINTravel from New York City to BostonBOSTON Sightseeing tour with a Local GuideBAR HARBOR[LF] Lobster bakeACADIA NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing tour; [LF] carriage ride with dinner at the historic Jordan Pond RestaurantNORTH CONWAY Raven Interpretive ProgramWOODSTOCK Sightseeing; visit Billings Farm & Museum with ice creamSTOCKBRIDGE Visit Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum; Berkshires leaf peepingSTURBRIDGE [LF] Dinner at the Colonial Salem Cross Inn; visit Sturbridge VillageMYSTIC SEAPORT Seaport SightseeingNEWPORT Orientation tour; visit The Breakers; dinner at a waterfront restaurantWASHINGTON DC Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide including Arlington National Cemetery tram tour MOUNT VERNON Visit George Washington’s home YORKTOWN Visit Yorktown Battlefield WILLIAMSBURG [LF] Exclusive performance by professional historian; visit Colonial Williamsburg; Colonial-style dinner JAMESTOWN Visit Jamestown settlementRICHMOND Visit St. John’s Church CHARLOTTESVILLEVisit MonticelloSHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing, [LF] presentation by local storyteller HARPERS FERRY Visit Harpers Ferry National Historic Park GETTYSBURG Visit Gettysburg National Military Park; [LF] Dobbin House Tavern experience; [LF] Ulysses S. Grant historical interpreter VALLEY FORGE Visit Valley Forge National Historic Park PHILADELPHIA Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence HallCATALINA ISLAND Sightseeing SAN DIEGO Sightseeing, including Cabrillo National Monument; [LF] lunch at historic Hotel del Coronado TEMECULA [LF] Winery visit & tasting PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs Aerial Tram; orientation tour JOSHULA TREE NATIONAL PARKSightseeing; including a Jeep TourDEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing; including Scotty’s Castle and a [LF] stargazing program with a local expert ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL REFUGESightseeing LAS VEGASOrientation tour; farewell dinner
Breakfast daily (except day 14), 20 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 46 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas
NOTESParticipation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.Your Train: The Alaska Railroad travels through Alaska’s spectacular scenery. Globus has obtained a complimentary upgrade for our guests in Deluxe Dome Service, which features confirmed seats in the upper-level dome car; priority seating in the dining room; and a private outdoor viewing deck.Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.Enjoy spectacular fall colors on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.