Description

Excitement and adventure, history and patriotic vibes, monumental sculptures and remnants of the Gold Rush – all of this and so much more awaits you on this thrilling South Dakota travel experience. Delve into Rapid City where you can take in local arts and culture, check out the amazing life-sized bronze statues of past presidents on the downtown’s street corners, explore the great outdoors on a hiking adventure, and indulge in a unique dining scene. Experience the iconic Mount Rushmore presidential sculptures that measure 60 feet in height each and see the world’s largest mountain carving – Crazy Horse Memorial. Join in an exhilarating Buffalo Jeep Safari in Custer State Park. Drive through Badlands National Park, quench your thirst with the famous “free ice water” at the Wall Drug Store, and visit Fort Hayes where Dances With Wolves was filmed. Tour Riddle’s Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory and motor along the picturesque Needles Highway. Embark on rail journey through history and the great outdoors riding onboard an authentic 1880 narrow-gauge train dating back to the Black Hills Gold Rush era. Truly distinctive experiences and memories for a lifetime are yours to cherish and share from this inspired Black Hills and Badlands vacation.

Highlights

  • Relaxing 6-night stay in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Welcome Dinner in Rapid City
  • Visit to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Buffalo Jeep Safari in Custer State Park
  • Drive through Badlands National Park
  • Visit to Wall Drug Store and Fort Hayes
  • Dinner at the State Game Lodge
  • Dinner with Cowboy Show
  • Tour of Riddle’s Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory
  • Drive along The Needles Highway
  • Rail journey onboard 1880 Train
  • Farewell Dinner with illuminated Mount Rushmore experience

Day By Day Itinerary

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation available from select US Gateways
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • CUISINE - 10 included meals consisting of 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: a Full day tour of Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse, Full day tour to Badlands National Park and Fort Hays, Full day tour to Hill City and 1880 Train for a rail journey and a Half day tour to Riddle’s Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory and Bear reserve. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Rapid City
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

United States

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