Trans-American Adventure

Price per person
from £3,906

Price based on
London Heathrow
14th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 25 days

  • Western USA

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tours

From the iconic monuments of Washington, through the soaring forests of Yellowstone to the sensory overload of Las Vegas: a coast to coast odyssey from east to west.

At a glance

  • New York City Enjoy an energetic east coast adventure in the ‘Big Apple’.
  • Washington DC Tour the neo-classical monuments of the nation’s political power base.
  • Niagara Falls Experience the full force of the falls up close on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Yellowstone National Park Explore a Wyoming wilderness of soaring forests, hot springs and geysers.
  • Las Vegas Experience the surreal delights of Nevada’s desert city.
  • Los Angeles Discover Beverly Hills, Hollywood and drive down Sunset Strip.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

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.

Customer Reviews

Although we enjoyed our trip we were disappointed in the...

17th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Although we enjoyed our trip we were disappointed in the Grand Canyon part as was most of our group. The lack of facilities at the log cabins and the fact you couldn't, get a seat in the bar in the evening. We also thought we would drive along some more of the rim or even get the chance to walk and see it from a different perspective.

Too many long days on coach without interesting comfort stops...

20th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Too many long days on coach without interesting comfort stops


4th June 2017
Trusted Customer

The Trans America Tour with San Francisco extension was a...

27th May 2017
Mr Alan Jobling

The Trans America Tour with San Francisco extension was a brilliant holiday. It's a very busy, fully packed schedule (leave the hotels around 7:30 am), but the result is you get to see so much. The tour director, Todd and driver, John were great. Some of the hotels were not the best, but for one night it was OK. A perfect way to see pretty much all there is to see across the states. Well worth the money, especially with the range of extra excursions in each place.


From the iconic monuments of Washington, through the soaring forests of Yellowstone to the sensory overload of Las Vegas: a coast to coast odyssey from east to west.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - New York


Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

New York City


Always thrilling, ever-changing, never boring: New York is a wonderfully exciting place to visit. Explore its iconic attractions and neighbourhoods, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village and Trinity Church on an included guided sight seeing tour. The afternoon is free.

New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC area


Head through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States and home to the ‘Liberty Bell’ - iconic symbol of American independence. During your free time perhaps visit Independence Hall. Then it's on to Washington DC.

Washington DC area


Today’s sightseeing tour takes in all the city’s highlights including Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and Arlington National Cemetery. The remainder of the day is free.

Washington DC area - Niagara Falls


A long, but worthwhile, scenic day through the gentle, rolling farmlands of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Travel along the snaking Susquehanna River to Williamsport the birthplace of Little League baseball. Later cross the Rainbow Bridge over the Niagara River gorge and into Canada for dramatic views of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls - Dearborn


Don your waterproofs and board the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise to feel the spray on your face, and witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles from the base of the falls. Head to Niagara Parkway, admiring Ontario's sweeping landscapes of farmlands and vineyards, and then into Michigan. Stay overnight in the Detroit area, America's traditional automotive centre.

Detroit/Dearborn area - Henry Ford Museum - Chicago


Head to the once-beating heart of the US car industry with a visit to the Henry Ford Museum, which includes presidential vehicles, Rosa Park's bus and original road signs that lined America’s highways. Arrive in Chicago late afternoon for a sightseeing tour of the ‘Windy City’s major landmarks, including the Magnificent Mile and the John Hancock Building.



A free day to explore Chicago. Take an optional cruise on Lake Michigan for grand cityscapes of the city. In the evening, you have an optional dinner excursion followed by dramatic views from atop 360 Chicago, formerly the John Hancock Observatory. 

Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis.


First stop today is Madison, a vibrant city situated between two sparkling lakes. Afterwards, enter Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, to Minneapolis, for a short orientation tour of the city’s bustling downtown area.



A free day to fill in Minneapolis where attractions include the colossal Mall of America for a supersize-shopping experience and the Walker Art Centre, an impressive contemporary art centre in the Lowry Hill neighbourhood.

Minneapolis - Pierre


This morning continue to Pierre South Dakota: lands of the great Sioux Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the Corn Palace, a remarkable Moorish-style building covered with designs of corn outlines with grasses and grain.

Pierre - Badlands National Park - Mount Rushmore - Keystone


First a drive through Fort Pierre National Grassland and see the prairie grasslands where part of the film ‘Dances with Wolves’ was shot. Then on to Badlands National Park, where 37 million years of wind and water have carved out its singularly rugged beauty. Deep into the Black Hills, your journey leads you to the remarkable Mount Rushmore, the giant granite monument to four American presidents - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Keystone - Cody


Today is a long drive passing through Sheridan, the scene of many fierce battles between the US Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow Indians. Continue through the beautiful Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest en route to the overnight stop in Buffalo Bill's frontier town of Cody.

Cody - Yellowstone National Park - West Yellowstone


Travel through the Shoshone National Forest to splendid Yellowstone National Park. Follow the grand loop road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara Falls. Overnight in West Yellowstone.

West Yellowstone - Yellowstone National Park - West Yellowstone


This morning return to Yellowstone National and visit the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable "blow" of Old Faithful, Yellowstone's great geyser and West Thumb geyser basin. Return to West Yellowstone where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

West Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson


South into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Afternoon and evening are free to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jackson - Salt Lake City


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 adjacent tabernacle, and the Beehive House.

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon NP - Cedar City


Pass through sagebrush landscapes to Bryce Canyon National Park: sprawling reserve of crimson-coloured sandstone formations and limestone cliffs. Then it’s on to Dixie National Forest and Cedar City for your overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cedar City - Zion National Park - Grand Canyon North Rim


First stop is Zion National Park. Through Kaibab National Forest to the less visited north rim of the Grand Canyon for dramatic views of flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. The rest of the day is free.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas


Experience the surreal delights of Nevada’s desert city with its 24-hour gambling tables and lavish cabaret entertainment. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Las Vegas


Today, a whole day to explore the famous Las Vegas strip and casinos of Las Vegas. There will be a choice of optional excursions that you can join or simply relax.

Las Vegas - Calico Ghost Town - Los Angeles


Into California today stopping at Calico Ghost Town to relive the wild, tough days when miners struck it rich. Through the Mojave Desert and over the mountains to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles


Start the day with a sightseeing tour of the world's 'Capital of Glamour'. Drive to Hollywood, see the footprints of the stars at Mann's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl. Then on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive down Sunset Strip.

Los Angeles - UK


Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco.

Home landing in the UK


Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

Accommodation for the Grand Canyon Lodges will be advised as soon as possible

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

Accommodation for the Grand Canyon Lodges will be advised as soon as possible


Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • New York: Skyline Hotel
  • Washington DC/Alexandria: Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
  • Niagara Falls: Best Western Plus Cairn Croft
  • Dearborn: Best Western Greenfield Inn
  • Chicago: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
  • Minneapolis: Best Western Plus Normandy Inn
  • Pierre: Days Inn Pierre
  • Keystone: Mt. Rushmore White House Resort
  • Cody: Buffalo Bill Village
  • West Yellowstone: Brandin' Iron Inn
  • Jackson: Mountain Modern Hotel
  • Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
  • Cedar City: Best Western Town & Country Inn
  • Grand Canyon North Rim: Grand Canyon North Rim Lodges
  • Las Vegas:  SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Los Angeles: LA Hotel Downtown

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