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Escorted - Black Hills of South Dakota

Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024


Badlands Nat’l Park * Mt Rushmore Nat’l Memorial

* Crazy Horse Monument *Devils Tower Nat’l Monument

* Wind Cave Nat’l Park * Custer Sate Park

6 Day(s) | 9 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Bradley Airport (based on minimum number)
  • Roundtrip Air Flights FROM HARTFORD/BRADLEY
  • Five (5) nights hotel accommodations
  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners
  • Badlands National Park
  • Mt Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Monument
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Custer State Park
  • Small Group & Small Deluxe Vehicles on Tour - Mercedes Benz Vans!
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Motorcoach to Hartford/Bradley for your flights to Rapid City, SD. Upon arrival in SD you will be met by our Deluxe Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans to transfer to your hotel in the heart of the Black Hills near Keystone and check in for a 5-night stay. Then join the group for a welcome dinner. D

Day 2

Take a short drive to Badlands National Park for sightseeing and hiking. After this incredible park, make a stop at world famous Wall Drug for lunch and some free time. Then stop in Rapid City and visit the Prairie Edge Trading Company. There will be time to explore the wonderful shops and art galleries of Rapid City. Return to Keystone for overnight. B, L

Day 3

Start the day with sightseeing at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Next, board an 1880s train at the Black Hills Central Railroad for a historic ride through the Black Hills. Then it’s off to visit the Crazy Horse Monument, a colossal but still unfinished project that honors this famous Sioux warrior. Return to Keystone and enjoy some free time to relax & have dinner on your own, then return to Mt. Rushmore and experience the Evening Lighting Ceremony, a touching and patriotic presentation. B, L

Day 4

This morning, travel to Wyoming on your way to Devils Tower National Monument for touring & a scenic walk around this magnificent monolith. Return to South Dakota and arrive in the notorious old west town of Deadwood for more touring. After free time to explore on your own, return to Keystone. B

Day 5

Begin the day by visiting Wind Cave National Park. You may see wildlife such as Bison, Elk, Pronghorn and more. This afternoon, arrive at Custer State Park and the State Game Lodge where you will board Jeeps for a fun Buffalo Jeep Safari through the Custer State Park. After viewing a wide variety of wildlife, return to Keystone and join the group for a farewell dinner. B, D

Day 6

After breakfast, transfer to the Rapid City Airport for your departure flight home. Motorcoach will greet you to bring you home. B

Departure Locations


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Return: TBA

Park & Ride Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Road


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Return: TBA

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

Meet at Bradley Airport - Airline Ticket Counter

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Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $900 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: April 1, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to April 1, 2024 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; April 2, 2024 to May 15, 2024 the cancellation fee is $1500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after May 15, 2024. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include , Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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