America's Hidden Gem

June 17 - 25, 2017 I 9 Days

Marvel at the natural beauty of the American Southwest on this exceptionally designed, well-paced trip!  Take in the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Vermillion Cliffs, and Dead Horse State Park. After enjoying the great outdoors during the day, relax in the evening at some of the finest resort properties of the Southwest: Salt Lake City’s elegant Grand American Hotel, the beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge of Moab, and the authentically preserved cabins on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Around every bend in the road is a picture postcard scene more breathtaking than the last. Join us to experience this magnificent itinerary - the Best of the Southwest! Limited space available on this special trip so reserve early.

What's Included?

  • Round trip airfare on regularly scheduled flights
  • Transportation to/from Chicago airport
  • Deluxe motorcoach  transportation
  • 8 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • All taxes, gratuities (including driver & tour director) & luggage handling, & airline bag fee for 1 bag per flight.
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Services of an experienced American Classic tour director
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance 

Tour Highlights

  • Mormon Temple & Temple Square
  • The Rooftop Restaurant in Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • The Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, Utah
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Lake Powell Cruise & Glen Canyon Dam
  • Monument Valley & Navajo Nation
  • Zion & Bryce National Park
  • The Vermillion Cliffs
  • Las Vegas & the Paris Hotel and Casino

DAY 1 

Regularly scheduled flight to Salt Lake City, built from the desert wilderness by Mormon settlers. Arrive at the elegant Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City for one night. Dinner at Roof Restaurant overlooking Salt Lake City with a guided tour of Temple Square.


Breakfast. Guided tour of Salt Lake City   includes historic downtown, Mormon Temple, Utah State Capitol, University of Utah, Fort Douglas, and “This is the   Place” State Park - at the mouth of   Emigration Canyon where Mormon pioneers entered the valley. Arrive at Red Cliffs Lodge - movie site of John Wayne’s Rio Grande, Moab, Utah for 2 nights. Dinner at the lodge. 


Full breakfast at hotel. Morning guided tour of Arches National Park with lunch included. Afternoon tour of Canyonlands National Park & Dead Horse Park. Cowboy-style Dutch Oven dinner. Sound & Light evening boat cruise on the Colorado River -  a unique experience featuring lights, shadows, music & narration. 


Full breakfast at hotel. Arrive at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park where western movies were filmed and home to iconic landforms like The Mitten. Arrive at Lake Powell Resort, Page, AZ for one night. Dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Powell.


Full breakfast at hotel. Glen Canyon Dam Visitors Center. View the Navajo Bridge. Scenic drive along Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. Arrive at Grand Canyon National Park Lodge, North Rim 1 night. Dinner at the lodge.


Full breakfast at hotel. Explore Bryce Canyon National Park: Fairyland, Bryce Point, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point & Natural Bridge. Arrive at Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. Dinner at the hotel. 


Full breakfast at hotel. See IMAX presentation of Zion National Park. Explore Zion National Park via National Park shuttles including Zion Visitor Center & Museum, Virgin River & Weeping Rock. Arrive at Holiday Inn Express Zion for one night. Dinner at Switchback Grille, Springdale, Utah.


Full breakfast at hotel. Scenic travel to Las Vegas. Arrive at Paris Hotel, one night. Free afternoon & evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Full breakfast at hotel. Return to Chicago on a regularly scheduled flight. 


Your plane ticket is purchased, your hotel rooms are reserved, your dinners are arranged, tip and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.



To make a reservation call 800-666-0358 or email us at We hope you will join us on this world-class trip and join our amazing community of travelers. You'll love it, we guarantee it.

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