FALL COLORS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Once only, in September 2023 we have curated a Canadian Rockies holiday that ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable journey – the majestic panorama of the Canadian Rockies with the three Crown Jewels of the region: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
No other US travel company offers more distinct and unique trips to America’s great National Parks then Uncommon Journeys does. From Denali National Park in Alaska to Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, from Yosemite to the Great Smoky Mountains, we offer a great range of stylish vacations, all with a train or ship component that makes our programs different from all others. This combined with long hotel stays (most two nights long or longer), intelligent and comprehensive sightseeing included in the fare, a relaxed pace, and small group sizes makes this the ideal way to see the National Parks.
Two of our most popular in 2021, both with our own classic vista-dome streamliner train, the Great Western Limited are the showcase ‘Yosemite to Denali’ and ‘Wonders of the West’ traveling from Seattle to Salt Lake City via Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. An elegant way to see the west in not too much time, in comfort and style. All Aboard!
ITINERARIES IN THE NATIONAL PARKS
New Year’s at the Grand Canyon
December 29, 2023 – January 5, 2024
December 29, 2024 – January 5, 2025
8 Days from $2,395 per person
One of our most popular and affordable holidays to one of the prettiest places on earth. Travel to Gallup, New Mexico aboard the Southwest Chief train from either California or Midwest points starts this eight-day getaway, followed by a trip over the storied Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. While cool, this is a magical time to be at the Grand Canyon with a light dusting of snow against the purple canyon walls and few visitors.
We have two nights at the South Rim with sightseeing and free time before, on January 2nd, doing the scenic drive to Las Vegas for a three-night stay at the iconic Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Here too, fine dining awaits including a magnificent farewell dinner at famed Lawry’s, the Prime Rib. Starting at just $2,395pp, this is a wonderful end to a year, or a nice beginning to a new one.
Spring & Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains
October 21 to 30
April 20 to 29
October 19 to 28
10 Days from $4,395 per person
Another relaxing holiday by train that only we offer. With free or reduced cost train travel from any US city to Charlotte, this holiday offers up great sights and southern hospitality with a gentle pace and great dining. After Charlotte, we enjoy two nights in Asheville taking in the famed Biltmore Estate of the Vanderbilts along with and a steam train ride over the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
Next is two nights in the heart of the Smokies with complete touring of Great Smokies National Park including Cades Cove. Next, two nights in Chattanooga with a ride aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad through Hiwassee River Gorge and visits to Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls. Last but not least are two nights in Memphis, home of Elvis and the Blues with time to explore historic Beale St, Graceland, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
Rockies to the Red Rocks
October 21 to 28
APRIL 16 TO 23
OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 5
8 Days from $4,295 per person
Experience the majesty of America’s spectacular Western parks, carved over the eons into masterpieces of nature, from the soaring stone bridges of Arches to the mesmerizing spires of Canyonlands and from Monument Valley’s iconic vistas to the timeless grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Aboard the legendary Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, take in an extraordinary landscape of towering mountains, deep canyons, the Continental Divide and along the Colorado River, the same route once showcased by the original California Zephyr.
As a special treat, marvel at the beauty of Dead Horse State Park, a rarely visited beauty just as stunning as the National Parks, and in the Grand Canyon, relish a panoramic ride aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway. Along the journey, magical touches abound, including an expert Navajo guide in Monument Valley, two nights in entrancing Moab, a farewell dinner at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Las Vegas and, of course, all hotels, transportation and sightseeing included along with your dedicated Uncommon Journeys professional tour manager.
A Train Holiday to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, the Black Hills & Mt. Rushmore
September 13 to 22
10 Days from $4,895 per person
For many years, our guests have asked us to offer a trip to impressive Mt. Rushmore in addition to our usual offerings to Grand Teton and Yellowstone each summer, and we have finally tailored the perfect holiday that offers, on one leisurely vacation, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore. Nicer still, our tour ends with a style and manner of transport that has all but vanished, travel aboard our own vintage streamliner train, the Great Western Limited on an overnight passage from Denver to Chicago, a rare chance to enjoy classic train travel with Pullman sleeping cars, an observation lounge car and excellent dining (naturally, all meals, wines & spirits while aboard are included).
Comfort, along with wildlife and stunning views, abounds on this trip, with most of our hotel stays being at least two nights long. Our guests enjoy time in Salt Lake City, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, historic Cody and three nights in Black Hills/Mt. Rushmore. Comprehensive sightseeing is featured and highlights include a cruise on lovely Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, complete touring of Yellowstone including Old Faithful, the Upper and Lower Loops and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. In Cody, there is not only a visit to the Buffalo Bill Historic Center but a chuckwagon dinner under the stars. And, of course, visits to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, historic Deadwood and even a ride aboard the Black Hills Central Railroad.