Trans-American Adventure


  • 24 days

  • USA

  • On the go pace

Tour : 8800

£49pp deposit

Single Share available

From

£2,694 pp

Tour only

Based on 26th Apr 2019

From

£3,264 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, this road trip of a lifetime takes in the treasures of this mighty continent, as we travel from cityscapes to prairielands and beyond. Beginning in New York, this cross-country adventure takes in America's must-see sights and cities, such as Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas finishing in Los Angeles where the world's capital of glamour, Hollywood, awaits.

Highlights

New York City Sightseeing

Washington DC Sightseeing

Niagara Falls Sightseeing cruise

Dearborn Visit the Henry Ford Museum

Chicago Sightseeing

Minneapolis Orientation tour, Mall of America

Mitchell Visit the Corn Palace

Badlands National Park Scenic drive

Mount Rushmore Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Salt Lake City Sightseeing

Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Zion National Park Sightseeing

Grand Canyon National Park Stay overnight inside the park; sightseeing

Las Vegas Orientation tour of the famous Las Vegas "Strip"

Los Angeles Sightseeing

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Book any 2019 departure on this tour between 5 February and 31 March and you’ll pay just £49pp deposit.

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Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Single Share available

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

New York City

Day
1

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

New York City

Day
2

On today’s sightseeing tour, see New York City’s major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. Your afternoon is free.

New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC area

Day
3

Head south through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. During your free time, perhaps see Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. On to Washington DC.

Washington DC area

Day
4

See the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, in beautiful Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII Memorial, and other well-known sights. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is free, why not visit the Smithsonian museums?

Washington DC - Niagara Falls

Day
5

A scenic day as you head north through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home of the Amish and Mennonite religious sects. Then, along the Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace of Little League baseball and site of the league’s annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario, for your overnight stay.

Niagara Falls - Dearborn area

Day
6

This morning, board your Niagara Falls SIGHTSEEING CRUISE for amazing close-up views from the base of the falls. Then, travel the Niagara Parkway, admiring the sweeping landscapes of this scenic countryside. Head southwest and cross the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario.

Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. If unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour of the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Dearborn area - Chicago

Day
7

Begin the day with a visit to the HENRY FORD MUSEUM. Reach Chicago, America’s third-largest city, in the late afternoon. City sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of the “Windy City.”

Chicago

Day
8

Today is free for independent activities. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Lake Michigan and through the locks of the Chicago River. As the evening is free, join the optional outing for a delicious dinner at a Chicago restaurant, followed by spectacular views of the city from atop 360 Chicago, formally the John Hancock Observatory.

Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis

Day
9

First stop today is Madison. A vibrant city, situated between two sparkling lakes. A photo stop at the capitol before making our way to Minnesota—the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Enjoy an orientation tour of the bustling downtown area of Minneapolis before reaching your overnight hotel.

Minneapolis - Excursion to the Mall of America

Day
10

Today is about the MALL OF AMERICA, the largest shopping mall in the United States, featuring an extensive range of retail, restaurants, and entertainment.

Minneapolis - Mitchell - Pierre

Day
11

Into the rich farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the great Sioux Indian Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the CORN PALACE, a remarkable Moorish-style building where the interior and exterior are covered with designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain. Stay overnight in Pierre, the state’s capital.

Pierre - Badlands National Park - Mount Rushmore - Keystone

Day
12

First, a drive through Fort Pierre National Grassland to see the prairie as it once was when only buffalo and the Sioux Indians occupied the land. Next is BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, where 37 million years of wind and water have carved a remarkably colourful sight. Then, head into the Black Hills and behold the granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a giant monument to four American presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Keystone - Cody

Day
13

Head through the rich, mountainous country past Buffalo, where open-range cattle kings made war on the sheep ranchers of the 1880s. Drive past Sheridan, the scene of many fierce battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Then, climb over the Bighorn Mountains en route to the overnight stop in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Cody - Yellowstone National Park - Yellowstone

Day
14

Through Shoshone National Forest to splendid YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Follow Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara. Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. It’s home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. As a visitor to the world’s first national park you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Overnight in West Yellowstone, gateway to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park.

West Yellowstone - Excursion to Yellowstone National Park

Day
15

This morning, return to Yellowstone National Park and visit the bubbling mud paint pots, the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s great geyser, and West Thumb geyser basin. Return to West Yellowstone and explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

West Yellowstone - Jackson

Day
16

Travel south into the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
17

Today, drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the tabernacle, and the Beehive House.

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park - Cedar City

Day
18

Through the sagebrush landscape of southern Utah to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its breathtaking sandstone and limestone cliffs and ever-changing colours. Head west through Dixie National Forest to Cedar City for your overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cedar City - Zion National Park - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
19

First stop is ZION NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that was carved out by rushing streams over a period of a million years. Through Kaibab National Forest to the less visited North Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, where you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the flame-coloured walls plunging 8,297 feet into the Colorado River. The evening is free.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Day
20

Head to the unique phenomenon of Las Vegas, where today’s fortune hunters try their luck at the 24-hour gambling tables of the “Strip.” An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colourful “Strip.” The afternoon is at leisure so you can explore the casinos.

Las Vegas

Day
21

A free day to explore Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can arrange an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam, and will have suggestions for the best shows to see this evening.

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Day
22

Through the Mojave Desert and over the San Gabriel Mountains to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

Day
23

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. You’ll drive to Hollywood, including the footprints of the glamorous stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and famous Hollywood Bowl. Then, on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive down the Sunset Strip.

Los Angeles

Day
24

Your tour ends this morning.

Things to note

The operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered.

On holidays that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the travelling party must be 21 years of age or older.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days San Francisco stay

No meals included

San Francisco

Day
1

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Francisco where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel for three nights.

San Francisco

Days
2-3

Two days to discover the sights of San Francisco. There is plenty to see and do including the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill and the infamous Alcatraz. Wander the crowded streets of Chinatown, a city within a city; head to Fisherman's Wharf to explore this colourful waterfront jammed with tempting seafood restaurants, cafes and souvenir stands.

San Francisco

Day
4

Your tour extension ends today.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,694 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£3,264 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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