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Luxury

Grand Western National Parks

San Francisco to Jackson
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTUW15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Storytelling Session

Learn about the rich history of Yosemite National Park from a local rock climber.

A Grand Flight

Embark on a flight-seeing tour of Grand Canyon National Park, taking in unforgettable views.

Birds of Prey Encounter

Encounter the resident raptors of Jackson and learn about the local birds of prey.

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated American APT Tour Director
  • Flight-seeing tour to Grand Canyon National Park
  • Sightseeing within seven national parks
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Finest dining - a total of 20 meals

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UTUW15 2019

San Francisco to Jackson

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in San Francisco and settle in before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, San Francisco, Hotel Zetta

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  • Dinner

Today is dedicated to discovering the iconic sights and hidden gems of San Francisco with a guided city tour. This afternoon, set out for the prison-island of Alcatraz by ferry for a tour of this haunting location.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, hear about the rich history of the area from a local rock climber.


Head for the picturesque vineyards of Sonoma Valley for a wine tasting and tour at a boutique winery. Your journey continues through California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range to the World Heritage-listed Yosemite National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Lodge (or similar)

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you have the chance to walk amongst giants on a Sequoia Grove tour. These majestic trees, the largest of their kind, are found nowhere else on the planet but within Sierra Nevada. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps relax at your hotel, or take a stroll through one of the park’s many exciting walking trails.

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  • Breakfast

Journey via Tiago Pass down the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. This winding route affords breathtaking scenes at every bend. As you enter Death Valley National Park, towering granite walls, emerald valleys and sparkling lakes give way to colossal mountains, sparse deserts and extinct volcanic craters. Settle in to your hotel, a lush oasis in the middle of the desert.

Stay: The Oasis at Death Valley

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Revisit the glory of the city’s past at the Neon Museum, home to a collection of Las Vegas’ most iconic signs.


Today, descend 82 metres below sea level at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in elevation in North America. Here, admire the large salt flats which stretch as far as the eye can see. Later, the flashing lights of Las Vegas beckon. On arrival, take in a tour of the famous Las Vegas strip.

Stay: Two Nights, Las Vegas, The Cromwell

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a flight-seeing tour of Grand Canyon National Park, taking in views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado Plateau.


Explore Grand Canyon National Park on foot after touching down.

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  • Breakfast

Your journey continues onwards to the tangerine rock pillars of Bryce Canyon National Park. See the spiralling hoodoo formations which elicit the sense of stepping into another world. Later this afternoon, arrive at Zion National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Zion National Park, Zion Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With a day at leisure, explore red cliffs, tranquil grottos, rushing rivers and bursts of greenery. Perhaps stroll along one of the many scenic walking trails, or board the shuttle which follows a designated path to the park’s viewpoints. Alternatively, venture just outside the park to Springdale and peruse the many art galleries and local cafes.

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  • Breakfast

Continue north to Park City, Utah’s mecca for outdoor activities. In winter, the snow-dusted mountain slopes invite skiing and snowboarding. In summer, the same paths are abuzz with hikers and cyclists. Spend the day experiencing this adventurous town at leisure.

Stay: Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

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  • Breakfast

Cross the rugged terrain of the Wasatch Mountain Range on a thrilling mountain drive, passing idyllic farmland and vast ranchlands en route to Jackson.

Stay: Two Nights, Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Encounter the resident raptors of the area and learn about the local birds of prey.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps explore the fascinating exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Alternatively, ascend to great heights on the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort gondola and take in panoramic views.


After a morning at leisure, choose your sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast

Start your day with a float trip down Snake River and admire the Grand Teton mountain range. The world’s first national park is your next port of call. Explore the lower loop with its many geysers, hot springs and mud pots.

Stay: Two Nights, Yellowstone National Park Lodges

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  • Breakfast

Relish more time to unearth the park’s lesser-known treasures on the upper loop. With less crowds, perhaps glimpse local wildlife.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head back to Jackson before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

Glass and wooden architecture melt beautifully with light and airy surrounds, while warm hospitality welcomes you.

An Oasis in the Desert

Unwind amid elegance in a lush sanctuary surrounded by the vast desert at The Oasis at Death Valley.

A Peaceful Place to Rest

Meaning a place of peace, Zion Lodge, set in the national park, is a beautiful sanctuary to spend two nights.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home