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The Grand Canyon, Zion & Bryce Canyon

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Utah and Arizona while visiting four iconic National Parks and Salt Lake City. Begin the tour with a visit to Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Tour the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Goosenecks State Park, and the Monument Valley Visitor Center on our way to Kayenta, Arizona. For the next few days we will see the Grand Canyon’s sweeping panoramas, traverse the Grand Staircase, and witness otherworldly rock formations at Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. We return to Salt Lake City to catch a rehearsal of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and a classic Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in downtown before we return home.

Hosted By: Gib Brown

Retired NBC5 Meteorologist


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Day 1 : Fly to Salt Lake City

Settle in for a restful night in downtown Salt Lake City.

Day 2 : Visit Moab

Today we travel southwest to Moab by motorcoach. On our journey we will have spectacular views of the eastern Great Basin region, the Wasatch Mountains, and the vast Colorado Plateau. Once covered by an ancient sea, this area is geologically significant and notable dinosaur fossils have been unearthed here, including a complete Allosaurus skeleton from the late Jurassic period.

Upon arrival we check-in to our comfortable accommodations for a two-night stay.

Tonight we get to know our fellow traveling companions during an included Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Arches National Park

Enjoy an included continental breakfast each morning during our stay in Moab.

Today we explore Arches National Park with an expert local guide. This is the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches, which are the result of erosion and weathering.

A boxed lunch will be served before we visit Dead Horse Point State Park, considered Utah’s most spectacular state park. Scenic overlooks provide breathtaking panoramas of sculptured pinnacles and buttes.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Monument Valley

Enjoy an included continental breakfast each morning during our stay in Moab.

Newspaper Rock is our first stop today, one of the finest examples of petroglyphs in the United States.

We also visit the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum to view an impressive collection of Native American artifacts.

After an included lunch we discover Goosenecks State Park. Here we overlook the San Juan River, whose course zig-zags more than six miles in less than one linear mile!

We then venture to the Monument Valley Visitor Center. The rugged, untouched beauty of this area has been used to portray the Old West in many motion picture and television westerns.

We have accommodations tonight in Kayenta, Arizona.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : The Grand Canyon

Today we visit the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon! Stretching 227 miles along the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon varies from four to an incredible eighteen miles in width and reaches a depth of almost a mile below the South Rim. Enjoy photo and viewing stops from spectacular overlooks.

Tonight we relish the unique experience to stay within Grand Canyon National Park, right on the canyon's rim! This evening, savor the colors and changing light of sunset while overlooking the magnificent canyon.


Day 6 : The Grand Staircase

Savor sweeping panoramas and surreal landscapes during our last stop at Grandview Lookout before departing the Grand Canyon. We’ll traverse the Grand Staircase before arriving at incredible Zion National Park, a spectacular example of cliff and canyon landscapes.

Carved by the Virgin River over millions of years, we will stay the night in the Zion Park area, nestled among the towering rock formations.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Zion National Park

Enjoy free time to explore Zion National Park by tram and learn the history and geology of the region. View soaring cliffs, waterfalls, and rock formations described as thrones, steeples, and cathedrals.

Later, we unpack for two relaxing nights in the Bryce Canyon area.


Day 8 : Bryce Canyon

Rimmed by pine and aspen forests, Bryce Canyon National Park offers a marvelous viewing experience. The park is a natural wonderland of towering spires and erosion-sculpted rocks called hoodoos. We make several photo stops along our route.

The afternoon is free for additional sightseeing.

This evening, we enjoy dinner and live music at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Salt Lake City

Today we travel back to Salt Lake City where we arrive at our comfortable accommodations and gather for a farewell dinner.

Tonight we are guests at a rehearsal featuring the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Their enchanting voices are certain to lift our hearts for a perfect ending to our tour.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Fly Home

We fly home with delightful memories.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Salt Lake City
  • 2 nights in Moab
  • 1 night in Kayenta
  • 1 night in Grand Canyon National Park
  • 1 night in Zion National Park
  • 2 nights near Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 1 night in Salt Lake City before we return home

Attractions & Highlights

  • Arches National Park guided tour
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Newspaper Rock
  • Edge of the Cedars State Park
  • Goosenecks State Park
  • San Juan River
  • Monument Valley Visitor Center
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Rehearsal of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

15 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Dinner at the Reuben Heflin Restaurant
  • Dinner at the Red Rock Grill
  • Dinner & live music at Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at The Garden Restaurant in Salt Lake City

Highest Elevation: 9,100 feet at Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park..

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Final Payment Date: 04/10/2021

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Gib Brown

Gib is an award winning teacher and Meteorologist who has recently
retired from NBC5 after more than 7 years.

During his long career he taught high school science and now is an adjunct professor of Meteorology at Clinton Community College and Plattsburgh SUNY. Gib is an honorary chair for the regional science fair held in Plattsburgh. He is also an AMS Emeritus member.

During the winter season, Gib also works part-time as a photographer for ORDA at Whiteface Mountain. Gib is an avid skier, hiker and motorcyclist. When the sun goes down, he spends his spare time reading and enjoying his five grandkids, Katharine, Kaden, Addison, Jack and Ryan.

He has previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours. Join Gib and other NBC5 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime