Departure Date: 02/07/2019
Minneapolis is also home to one of the most vibrant arts and music scenes outside New York City, some of the nation's finest museums. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross-country ski trails within its city limits.
Pick up your rental car and travel through a series of small towns, taking you to South Dakota's largest city and the "Heart of America," Sioux Falls, full of attractions, fine cuisine and culture.
Travel east-to-west to Rapid City bringing you face to face with a number of classic roadside attractions. Stop at the world's only Corn Palace, Al's Oasis where an extra-large bison statue announces your arrival to western South Dakota, or Wall Drug Store, South Dakota's favourite roadside attraction - all before arriving at one of America's most iconic attractions, Mount Rushmore National Monument.
Your next drive takes you through the northern Black Hills town of Sturgis, before crossing into Wyoming. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and enjoy attractions that include rodeos, gun fight re-enactments and Western dinner shows.
Take an unforgettable journey into America's first national park – Yellowstone full of superb scenery and home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk and much more, you're bound to see wildlife wherever you go. Make your way north to Big Sky's endless views, pass through Butte and Missoula before making your way alongside the Mission Mountain Range, shores of Flathead Lake and Kalispell to Whitefish. While here, take time to discover the "Crown of the Continent," Glacier National Park. From here, drive through Great Falls, Little Bighorn onto Billings.
Journey east through North Dakota's wide-open plains to the small town of Medora, gateway to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Overlook at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center. Here, you will be greeted with unparalleled panoramic views of the canyon. Continue to the capital of North Dakota, Bismarck, to enjoy an authentic experience in this small city. Travel east to Fargo and cross the Red River into Minnesota, ultimately arriving back in Minneapolis, ready to make your journey home.
Price includes return direct flights with Aer Lingus into Minnespolis with one 23KG bag each, 13-day Minneapolis, Yellowstone and Rockies self- drive tour including all accommodation, 12 day fully inclusive car hire and day by day driving instructions. Extra nights can be added.
13-day self-drive tour from €2380 per person
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