One of the most scenic tours in our program, Grand Canyon and National Parks allows spectacular views of many different geographic formations, only seen in the United States.
Rocky Mountain National Park is where you will discover the true meaning of "panoramic" as you experience incredible views. The formations in Bryce Canyon National Park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Zion National Park, known for its red and white sandstone cliffs, is one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Behold amazing views of the Grand Canyon as we drive along the South Rim. Relax as we cruise along lovely Lake Powell. These are just a few of the included sights of nature's beauty on this tour which encompasses multiple canyons and seven National Parks.
St. Louis Attraction
Harry S. Truman Historic Site
2 Nights in Denver, CO
Scenic drive on Trail Ridge Road
Idaho Springs, Winter Park & Grand Lake
Rocky Mountain National Park
Free Time in Vail, Colorado
Colorado National Monument
Arches National Park
Canyonlands by Night
Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Scenic cruise on Lake Powell
2 Nights in Page, AZ
Grand Canyon's South Rim
Four Corners Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
2 Nights in Durango, CO
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge 1/2 day ride
Free Time in Santa Fe, New Mexico
National Cowboy Hall of Fame
19 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Days 1 & 2
Our first day of travel will bring us to our lodging in Columbus, Ohio. Our escort will point out the sights as we cruise westward through Indiana and Illinois. Our lodging this evening will be near St. Louis, Missouri where we will also visit the famous Gateway Arch or St. Louis Museum.CB
While crossing Missouri and Kansas farmland, we will stop for a visit at the Harry S. Truman Historic Site in Kansas City before heading on to our lodging this evening in Salina, Kansas.CB
As we pass from Central to Mountain Standard Time the terrain becomes more rugged. The grandeur of the Rocky Mountain skyline will lure us into Denver where we will spend the next two nights.CB
Some of the sights today will be Denver, Idaho Springs, Winter Park, Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, and one of the most exhilarating and scenic drives in the world along Trail Ridge Road.B
Today we cross over the Colorado Rockies, travel westward through the Eisenhower Tunnel and allow free time for shopping and lunch in panoramic Vail. Our afternoon leads us through Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River, past the fruit orchards near Palisades, and on to our lodging for the evening in Grand Junction.B
Cliffs of sandstone colored with shades of red, pink and purple, and unusual vegetation enhance our view as the motorcoach climbs to the lookout points at the Colorado National Monument. After lunch we will take a photographic tour of the red rock country of southeastern Utah's Arches National Park. In this desert grassland, nature has fashioned arches and windows, balanced rocks, shafts, courtyards and gardens - a fabulous world of colors and shapes. Our lodging this evening will be in Moab, Utah. Tonight we will experience Moab's original evening spectacular on the Colorado River, Canyonlands by Night.CB, L
Today's highlight will be Bryce Canyon National Park. From our tour along the rim road we will look down into the temples, cathedrals, spires, fantastic shapes and formations in shades of golden yellow, orange, pink and crimson. Our lodging this evening will be near the park entrance.
Zion National Park shows off a spectacular multicolored gorge, a strangely colored land of sandstone dunes, shale and gigantic limestone masses. Later this afternoon we will relax with a scenic boat cruise on Lake Powell. Our lodging for the next two nights will be in nearby Page, Arizona.L
Our adventure today will be a full-day guided tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim, truly one of the most breathtaking sights in the world.CB
A stop will be made at the Four Corners Monument which is the only place in the country where four states meet. In Mesa Verde National Park we will explore some of the most remarkable and best preserved Pueblo cliff dwellings and pit houses in the country. Our lodging for the next two nights will be in Durango, Colorado.CB
Early this morning, we'll board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge for a scenic half-day ride through the La Plata and San Juan Mountains. Arrival in Silverton will allow time for lunch and shopping in the very authentic western town. This evening we will enjoy dinner and entertainment.B, D
Our destination today is Santa Fe, the charming capital city of New Mexico. Here we will enjoy free time for silver and turquoise shopping plus a visit to one of the missions or chapels.B
Traveling eastward through the Texas Panhandle will bring us to our lodging for the evening in Elk City, Oklahoma.B
We will stop to visit the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City before we travel to our lodging for the evening near Conway, Arkansas.CB
Arkansas' rolling plateaus take us over the mighty Mississippi River into Tennessee. By mid-afternoon we will arrive in Nashville the location of our overnight accommodations.CB
Days 17 & 18
Our escort will point out the highlights of Nashville and Knoxville as we travel to tonight's rest stop in Roanoke, Virginia area. B
Our arrival home tomorrow is scheduled for late afternoon. CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Hamburg - No Parking|| Wawa, 515 Lowland Road Hamburg, PA |
(No vehicle parking at this location)
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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