A National Park Vacation is an Appealing Option for Travelers

Looking for a flexible, drivable and closer-to-home trip.

National parks offer the enjoyment of wide-open spaces, wildlife sightings and a chance to be active outdoors. A guided vacation to a national park can help remove the stress that often comes when parks are jam-packed with tourists. All of the details are choreographed in a way that ensures you can enjoy your trip. Guided vacations coordinate accommodations in the absolute best locations, handle restaurant reservations, provide access to the park and provide you with an expert guide offering a wealth of information and guidance.

America’s Canyonlands

Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

This 8-day guided vacation includes visits to three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Highlights of this trip include a stop in Sedona, a Grand Canyon sunrise, a 45-minute flight over remote corners of Lake Powell and private Lake Powell dinner cruise, an open-air Jeep tour of sandstone slot canyons in the Navajo Nation, Colorado River rafting through Glen Canyon, visits to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks and a final night in Las Vegas with accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

This popular 8-day guided vacation includes stays at sought-after, inside-the-national-park accommodations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. You will enjoy a rafting adventure along the Snake River, surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Tetons and a visit to the Mormon Row Historic District inside Grand Teton National Park. You’ll be given an extensive exploration inside the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park. Your trip will also include visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Visits to the museums of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will give you a comprehensive look at the history, culture, art and natural history of the West. You’ll end your trip with an authentic working ranch experience at the TA Guest Ranch in Buffalo, site of an historic 1892 standoff in the Johnson County War; experiences include a cookhouse lunch and choice of a trail ride, roping demonstration or a horse whisperer demonstration.

Grand New England

Acadia National Park

This 12-day guided tour of New England starts in Boston, Massachusetts and travels to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. This excursion through Grand New England offers more than the visual excitement of a fall foliage tour. Search out the elusive soul of New England from Boston to Bar Harbor, from fishing boats to the summit of Mount Washington and the wilderness of Acadia National Park - in the taste of fresh lobster and maple syrup. Enjoy exclusive filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan who share personal stories and take you behind the scenes of their films. Explore the revolutionary heart of Boston and the Berkshire retreats of Norman Rockwell and Edith Wharton. Travel through lush forests and fertile fields sweet with fragrant air, rich in tradition and brimming with antique charm.

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park

Explore five national parks on a 10-day guided vacation throughout the timberlands of the Canadian Rockies and Montana’s Glacier National Park. You will stay in luxury mountain resorts in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and at Lake Louise. You’ll experience a ride on an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier, a private cruise on ice-blue mountain lakes, a ride aboard a vintage “Jammer” bus in Glacier National Park. You’ll stop at alpine vistas and glaciers along the Icefields Parkway, and Kootenay’s canyons and hot springs. Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan Wild West Welcome Dinner at Heritage Park Museum with entertainment featuring cowboy stunts and Calgary fiddlers.

Best of Eastern Canada & USA

Acadia National Park

Uncover the best of Eastern Canada and USA on a 16-day guided vacation. From delicious regional delicacies in Montpelier, where you'll try Vermont's traditional ‘sugar on snow', to the sweeping skylines of New York City, you'll be taken aback by Canada's natural wonder and the US's revolutionary history. Don't forget your raincoat as you board a cruise taking you up close to the thundering phenomenon that is Niagara Falls. You will experience the natural beauty of Acadia National Park during your visit to Maine. Other highlights include visits to the Montmorency Falls and a Sugar Shack in Quebec, seeing the quaint, old-world charm of Montreal, experiencing Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail which brings the story of the American Revolution to life and a visit to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. You’ll also see famous sites in New York City and Washington D.C.

Majestic Alaska

Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National park

Explore the best of Alaska on this 10-day guided vacation to Alaska. You will arrive in Anchorage where you will spend two nights before traveling to Denali National Park. A guide will reveal insights into the Subarctic flora and fauna of the park and you’ll experience the Denali Natural History tour. In Fairbanks you’ll board the Riverboat Discovery to hear tales of the Gold Rush boom and visit a recreated Athabascan village. Fairbanks' own Gold Daughters will guide you through the process of panning for gold. You’ll also visit the home of Dave Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity. Your trip will also include several nights in Valdez and Anchorage. Other highlights include an iconic train journey through Alaska’s wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad, a cruise through Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords National Park and a riverboat in Fairbanks.

Roaming Coastal Maine

Acadia National Park

Enjoy a 7-day guided vacation along coastal Maine. Your trip will take you from Portland to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and then back to Portland. You’ll experience the rocky shores, infinite nature and endless lobster forge. Dig in to local delicacies with an oyster shucking lesson and tasting. Immerse yourself in dramatic nature at Acadia National Park. See how lobster traps are retrieved from the ocean. Admire the picturesque Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Take part in a vintage wine tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Enjoy stops in Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Rockport, Camden and Lincolnville. Enjoy free time in the vibrant city of Portland. Towering mountains, delectable cuisine and bustling harbors await you in this maritime treasure.

Alaska

Denali National Park

Discover the unparalleled splendor of “The Last Frontier” on an 8-day guided Alaska vacation where you’ll visit Talkeentna and Denali National Park and Preserve, pan for gold and meet some real Iditarod sled dogs. You’ll also create a lifetime of memories as you hike, bike and kayak through some of the most stunning terrain in North America. Highlights include white water rafting adventures around Denali National Park and hiking out to Byron Glacier, a magnificent roadside glacier, known for it’s beautiful ice caves and rivulets. You’ll also take a scenic Alaska Railroad Dome Train to Denali National Park and learn about life in Alaska’s back country. The last leg of your trip will take you to Girdwood where you’ll board rafts to get up close and personal with the gorgeous glaciers of Spencer Lake, enjoy a salmon bake, visit Byron Glacier and see firsthand the conservation efforts taking place in Alaska at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.