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From Black Hills to Badlands

Featuring Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Deadwood

June 22 - 27, 2021

 

Itinerary       Pricing       Inclusions

   

 

June 22: Arrive in South Dakota

Your northwesterly journey begins in Rapid City. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

June 23: Bear Country USA, Mount Rushmore and Journey Museum

Begin the day with a drive through Bear Country USA Wildlife Park to see the many bears, wolves and elk found here. Then pay a visit to the famed Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See the memorial, explore the museum and have an on own lunch. A visit to the Black Hills Gold Factory is always an enriching experience. Later, visit the Journey Museum where you learn about the Indian culture and heritage.

Meals: B, D

June 24: The 1880 Train, Tatanka and Historic Deadwood

This morning board the 1880 Train of the Black Hills Central Railroad for the spectacular mountain scenery found along the tracks laid in the 1880s to service the area mines. Enjoy free time for shopping in the rugged town of Keystone. A drive through scenic Spearfish Canyon brings you to Tatanka, Story of the Bison. Founded by Kevin Costner, visit the Northern Plains People Center and Dances with Wolves movie costumes. In historic Deadwood, visit Mount Moriah Cemetery, known as “Boot Hill,” home to the graves of Old West legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. There will be time to explore the town, see the local street shows and have dinner at the Silverado Casino.

Meals: B, D

June 25: Mammoth Site, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial

Your day starts in Hot Springs, home to Mammoth Site. This excavation site features the fossils of 58 woolly mammoths at the world’s largest site of its kind. Then travel into Custer State Park, home of the nation’s largest bison herd. Enjoy lunch on your own at the State Game Lodge before climbing aboard the park’s Jeeps for a tour among the bison herd. At the Crazy Horse Memorial, a bus takes you to the base of the carving for an up-close vie. Return to the visitor center to see the exhibits, film and enjoy and included buffet dinner.

Meals: B, D

June 26: Wall Drug Store and Badlands National Park

Begin the day at the Chapel in the Hills, a quiet retreat nestled at the foot of the Black Hills. Then stop at famed Wall Drug Store, a unique shopping emporium featuring western clothing, Indian pottery and favorite watering hole since the 1930s. Enjoy time for shopping and an on own lunch. Then, a local guide takes you through Badlands National Park, a uniquely beautiful geologic area formed over millions of years by wind, rain and erosion. Later, return to Rapid City for a farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player.

Meals: B, D

June 27: Travel Home

After breakfast, a group transfer to the Rapid City airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m.

Meals: B

 

 

 

Tour Rates

Based on Double Occupancy:

From $1,999 pp

Single Supplement: +$699

 

Tour Activity Level

Easy 1 2 3 4 5 Active

 

Highlights:

• 9 Meals (5 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
• Round trip airport transfers
• Spend 5 nights in Rapid City, at the heart of the Black Hills
• Drive through Bear Country Wildlife Park and tour the Black Hills Gold Factory
• See Mount Rushmore, the world’s largest sculpture
• Learn about Indian culture at the Journey Museum
• Ride the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train to Keystone
• Drive through Spearfish Canyon to Tatanka, Story of the Bison
• Visit Deadwood, see Boot Hill Cemetery and have dinner at the Silverado Casino
• See the fossil remains of wooly mammoths at Mammoth Site
• Take a Jeep ride through Custer State Park to see the bison herds
• Travel to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial with included dinner
• Visit the Chapel of the Hills and shop at famed Wall Drug Store
• Guided tour of Badlands National Park with it beautiful formations
• Special farewell dinner featuring the entertainment of an Indian dancer, storyteller and flute player
• $30 in Mayflower Money

 

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, South Dakota

 

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Rapid City is $239, tax included.


*All pricing and inclusions subject to change and based on availability. Airfare not included in above pricing.

 

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) – $150 per person land only

This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Without Travelers Protection Plan (TPP)

• 61 days and more – deposit amount
• 60 – 31 days – 20% of the tour cost
• 30 – 15 days – 30% of the tour cost
• 14 – 1 day prior – 40% of the tour cost
• Day of departure or early departure from tour – 100% of the tour cost
No refund on unused portion

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.

Group Leader:

Debbie Mitchell

386-734-7245

 

 

 

 

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